Halsey’s Uncharted Territory
August 31, 2015
On her full-length debut Badlands, singer/songwriter Halsey materializes the encumbered vision of what she refers to as “a wasteland, a parallel universe.”
Exclusive Album Stream: ‘Psychic Reader,’ Bad Bad Hats
July 9, 2015
Featuring production by Brett Bullion (Poliça, Bon Iver) and unforgettable components like the downbeat tempo of “All Nighter” and the rhythmic ascension of “Psychic Reader,” Bad Bad Hats focuses on classic arrangements imbued with contemporary sentiments.
Lizzo’s Big Moment
September 15, 2014
As a classically trained flautist with gospel roots, Lizzo, born Melissa Jefferson, has devoted the majority of her waking life to music
Sucré Stands Alone
September 12, 2014
As a touring musician since the age of 10, Stacy King is an artist by order of pedigree.
Mobb Deep Stays True
May 23, 2014
Currently on their 20th Anniversary Tour, Mobb Deep will be performing at Irving Plaza this Saturday, May 24. In anticipation of the show, we spoke with Prodigy about old feuds, new music, and wiping the slate clean.
Brother Ali’s Mourning Rituals
April 8, 2014
With his latest album, Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color, the Minneapolis rapper has invested much of his creative energy into shedding light on the shadows of a worn-out and wounded nation. As an emcee, he gives his listeners more than just a glimpse into his own struggles as a critically thinking man in a less-than-perfect world.
Bad Rabbits’ American Studies
December 20, 2013
Bad Rabbits have carved out a niche in the music scene thanks to their unique musical fusion: a contemporary latticework of sound that reflects the band’s varying musical and cultural backgrounds, ranging from tireless rock ballads to funk sodden tracks reminiscent to the likes of Prince.
Grieves, Moving Forward
September 20, 2013
From his emotionally raw lyrics and soulful vocals to the instrumentation he employs in his songs, Benjamin Laub, who performs as rapper Grieves, is meticulous with the production of his sound, offering an intellectual and melodic acuity that sets him apart as something new and harder to define.
Exclusive Song Premiere and Interview: ‘Fuck Your Stuff (Marijuana Deathsquads Remix),’ P.O.S
June 19, 2013
Like his acronymic name suggests, P.O.S is a man who is open to interpretation. Though he is best known by his stage name, his real one—the monarchal-sounding Stefon Alexander—might be a more accurate representation of his dexterity and weight as a musician.
The Flaming Lips Stay Fearless
April 11, 2013
The 13th studio album from The Flaming Lips, The Terror, is exactly that—an intensely disturbing album that quakes with uneasiness.
Hey Marseilles Knows Its Lines
March 28, 2013
Orchestral-pop ensemble Hey Marseilles seamlessly integrate folk and classical melody by way of cello, piano, guitar, accordion, trumpet, viola, and drums.
Astronautalis Rises to the Occasion
February 13, 2013
Andy Bothwell, better known by his stage name, Astronautalis, is a blond-haired, blue-eyed, all-around wholesome looking guy. He’s also a sharp, freestyling prodigy with the mild-mannered disposition of an individual too smart for his own good.
Tegan and Sara, Amplified
January 28, 2013
The latest album from identical twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin, Heartthrob, due out tomorrow, is a nostalgic chronicle of firsts.