Tyranny -- either the second Julian Casablancas solo record after 2009's Phrazes For The Young or the debut album by Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, depending on how you want to look at it -- is a…   Read Story »
Melisa Young, the performer known as Kid Sister, has been missing in action for a while. It's been three years since the last Kid Sister mixtape, the electro-fied Nick Catchdubs collaboration Kiss…   Read Story »
The Mercury Music Prize, awarded annually to Britain's best album, announced its 2014 nominees today. If anybody understands the gravity of that honor, it's Alt-J, the Leeds art-rockers who won the…   Read Story »
Tomorrow, Death From Above 1979 will release The Physical World, the band's first new album in a decade. It's hard to believe, considering DFA 1979's enduring popularity over the past ten years, that…   Read Story »
Tomorrow Ryan Adams releases his new self-titled album, right on the heels of 1984, an entry in his label PAX-AM's 7-inch series that's actually kind of a full album itself. It's a little early for…   Read Story »
If there were any justice in the world, Perfume Genius' sophomore album, 2012's Put Yr Back N 2 It, would have been a much bigger deal. As it was, that record, though critically beloved, drew…   Read Story »
Every Sinkane album is a world unto itself. Mean Love is no different in that it is very different. A conglomeration of everything from Sade to Radiohead to Alvino Rey to Fela Kuti, it marks the…   Read Story »
One of the most pleasant aspects of attending the Ceremonia festival last weekend was getting the chance to see Ty Segall totally rip through his set while a few thousand Mexican teenagers went…   Read Story »
"It's my favorite part of being a musician, making records," Carl Newman says. "There's the satisfaction of 'we made this.' It feels like the purest form of satisfaction, more so than, 'I'm happy…   Read Story »
Britt Daniel's Chipotle order: Soft tacos with chicken, mild salsa, cheese, and a side of guacamole. Lemonade to drink, but he opts for Coke on the refill. I order a chicken burrito and Diet Coke. It…   Read Story »