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The Week In Pop

Watching Katy Perry Struggle For Relevance This Year Has Been Painful

Katy Perry opens her new album by singing, "Can I get a witness?" Her promotional tactics for Witness have communicated a similar sentiment, albeit more…
Chris DeVille | June 8, 2017 - 3:42 pm

Interview

Q&A: Parquet Courts’ Sean Yeaton On The Importance Of Tool & His Nu-Metal Past

Last weekend, Parquet Courts played a late-night set at the new Brooklyn venue Villain, one night before their moshpit-inducing afternoon mainstage set at Governors Ball.
Michael Tedder | June 8, 2017 - 1:50 pm

Interview

Q&A: SNL Band’s Jared Scharff On His First 10 Years On The Show And His New Pearl Lion Video

Jared Scharff has one of the best music gigs in television. As a longtime member of the Saturday Night Live band, the Rockland County-bred guitarist…
Scott Lapatine | June 8, 2017 - 12:30 pm

Sounding Board

Fleet Foxes, Twin Peaks, And The New Revival Of The Old Northwest

I can't be the only one who sees it: The return of Fleet Foxes and the return of Twin Peaks have too much in common…
Jonathan Zwickel | June 8, 2017 - 11:46 am

Status Ain't Hood

Gunplay Will Still Beat The Shit Out Of You

Pity the rap-crew enforcer. It's a vital but thankless job. Every ascendant rap Michael Jordan needs a Charles Oakley, a guy there to reinforce the…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2017 - 12:33 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Foo Fighters Songs

There’s a parallel universe out there where Dave Grohl doesn’t start the Foo Fighters in the wreckage of Nirvana’s unexpected and tragic conclusion. Instead, he…
Pranav Trewn | June 7, 2017 - 12:24 pm

Interview

Q&A: Guerilla Toss’ Kassie Carlson On Technology Anxiety, “Must”-urbation, And Her Band’s New Album GT Ultra

Guerilla Toss have come a long way from their beginnings as an inscrutable art-punk band known for their riotous live shows and scuzzy recordings. Their…
James Rettig | June 6, 2017 - 12:30 pm

List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far

Lizzy Goodman’s new book, Meet Me In The Bathroom, documents an era in rock music that many of us remember well. It uses oral history…
Stereogum | June 6, 2017 - 11:00 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Big Thief Capacity

The world is not exactly suffering from a drought of vaguely rootsy, slightly folk-influenced indie rock bands. There are a lot of those motherfuckers out…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2017 - 10:38 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

What a week! We got new Arcade Fire, new Carly Rae Jepsen, new Lorde, AND new Radiohead?!?!?!?! It's almost too good to be true. If…
Stereogum | June 2, 2017 - 4:54 pm

Sounding Board

Remember When Arcade Fire Were Good?

The mighty would have fallen by now, but their reputation is propping them up. That's how it goes when your rock band becomes too big…
Chris DeVille | June 2, 2017 - 1:52 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The best bit of music-related video I saw all this week -- and you may have seen it earlier -- was that one Master Of
Tom Breihan | June 2, 2017 - 11:43 am

Sounding Board

On The Scene At Primavera, Where Arcade Fire Played Two Days Early

Yesterday was the first full day of Primavera 2017, and as usual with this festival, there were a ton of great bands playing. But for…
Ryan Leas | June 2, 2017 - 11:25 am

The Week In Pop

Halsey Doesn’t Want To Be A Pop Star, But She Made A Pretty Good Pop Album

Do you think Halsey will perform "Closer" on tour this year? Technically, the artist born Ashley Frangipane already had a signature song, 2015's "New Americana,"
Chris DeVille | June 1, 2017 - 5:43 pm

Interview

Q&A: Japanese Breakfast On Enduring Trauma, Reusing Old Songs, & Her New “Failed Concept Album”

Towards the end of Soft Sounds From Another Planet -- Michelle Zauner's second full-length as Japanese Breakfast -- there's a song that offers a blueprint…
James Rettig | June 1, 2017 - 2:34 pm
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