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Japanese Breakfast

Cara Robbins

Grief supposedly takes place over five stages, but when one is expected to constantly discuss it, perform it, and revisit all of its correlated emotions and memories—as Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast did after the release of her debut album—that process is a bit more complicated. 

Kendrick Lamar

Gregory Harris

What is the weight of greatness, of expectation, of an entire city—a city with deep, powerful, profoundly musical roots? What is the weight of a coast, of the title “Greatest Alive”? For Kendrick Lamar, Compton, california, and family are everything, but the weight of the outside world is nothing compared with the demands that come from within.

Sarah Jaffe

Michael Schwartz

Last Friday, Sarah Jaffe released her fourth full-length album, Bad Baby, and by her account, and ours, it might just be the strongest yet. 

Discovery: OHMME

Dean Podmore

OHMME began in 2014 as a sonic experiment, a coming together of two sought-after, Chicago-based artists—Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart—to create semi-improvisational, genre-bending music. 

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