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Lo-fi legend Daniel Johnston embarks on his final tour

October 9, 2017

Daniel Johnston used to smuggle tapes in bags of Big Macs. Now he’s embarking on his final tour with members of Wilco and Built To Spill.

Kali Uchis is nobody’s manufactured pop princess

September 12, 2017

Following the release of her major-label debut and a tour that starts today, the 23-year-old Colombian-American artist just might become a pop star.

Pioneers of Punk

October 29, 2015

Under the greenish hue of the mercury-vapor street lamps that hummed over 1970s downtown Manhattan, a culturally upending music scene was incubating.

Exclusive Song Premiere and Interview: ‘Wake Up in the Void,’ Dinowalrus

August 4, 2014

Dinowalrus’ Complexion (Personal Projects), which came out this past June, melds Best Behavior‘s revivalist exuberance with the icy sheen of early Simple Minds and the shining plastic gospel of Primal Scream, circa 1991.

Beverly’s Brilliant Careers

June 30, 2014

Around this time last year, the recording project that would eventually become Beverly was a way for singer-guitarist Drew Citron and Williamsburg mainstay Frankie Rose to keep busy between tours.

Getting Obsessed With Total Control

June 23, 2014

The members of Total Control are involved in a dizzying pile of active bands and projects, about 20 all told.

Exclusive Video Premiere and Interview: ‘Hang On To Life,’ Ariel Pink x Jorge Elbrecht

July 31, 2013

Behold “Hang On to Life,” a dreamlike track by Ariel Pink and longtime friend Jorge Elbrecht, frontman of Brooklyn-based band Violens and guitarist in Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti.

Light Heat Gets By With a Little Help

June 24, 2013

Eight years after the dissolution of Mazarin, Quentin Stoltzfus has returned, this time as Light Heat. With the help of some heavy-hitter friends—including members of The Walkmen—comes Light Heat’s eponymously named debut (Ribbon), a profound work that radiates a hip pop classicism, as much Dylan as it is Velvet Underground.

Milk Music’s Negative Space

June 13, 2013

Milk Music’s Cruise Your Illusion meanders along a sonic path of nuanced, homegrown psychedelia, fuzzy stereo-guitar riffs, and badass leads that buttress cathartic, at times disjointed, declarations of frustration and desire.

White Lung’s Apology Tour

April 17, 2013

Two minutes, 15 seconds. That’s the length of the longest track on White Lung’s latest album, Sorry (Deranged Records), a record that’s relentless in its sonic attack, a galloping onslaught of aggression.