DIIV Frontman Cole Smith on Streaming Monopolies and the Shoegaze Renaissance

May 23, 2024

“The analogy is really about the temperature being turned up,” the DIIV frontman says of the band’s new album. “We’re trending towards collapse or dystopia.”


To Amen Dunes and Patti Harrison, Comedians and Musicians Are Kindred Spirits

May 22, 2024

On his first album in six years, “Death Jokes,” Dunes interpolates stand-up samples from Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce. In conversation, he told Patti Harrison why comedians are like “social irritants.”


Shannon & the Clams Made a Playlist You’ll Want to Send to Your Lover

May 21, 2024

For this week’s SOUND ADVICE, the Oakland-based garage punk band sent us into astral depths to celebrate their new album, “The Moon is in the Wrong Place.”


“I Want to Be on Top”: Empress Of, in Conversation With Melissa Barrera

May 20, 2024

The polymath artist got together with the slasher star to talk about her new album, “For Your Consideration,” and learning from the strength of their Latino mothers.


Meet The Bad Manners, the Downtown Club Kids Turned Post-Punk Trio

May 20, 2024

Before they dropped their debut single “NO PAIN,” we spent the day with Jazzelle Zanaughtti, John Muller, and Jean Carlos Pina, the downtown scenesters who joined forces to make a band.


“Twinks Are Persisting”: A Ten-Minute Cig With Club Rash Boss Jen Sillen

May 16, 2024

For this week’s edition of Smoke Break, we lit one up with the nightclub don diva who recently revived Bushwick hotspot Rash after an arson attack left the club in ruins.

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A. G. Cook on EDM Bros, British Snark, and Rihanna’s Comeback

May 15, 2024

The prolific artist and producer, whose new album “Britpop” dropped last week, is joined in conversation by his former PC music pupil, multimedia artist Matt Copson.


BLP Kosher Will Sign Your Positive Pregnancy Test

May 15, 2024

In this week’s Tour Diary, the NJB of Florida rap takes us behind the scenes of his headlining tour, from getting detained at the Canadian border to living on a bus full of Hot Funyuns.


Tom Krell of How to Dress Well Is Pop Music’s Resident Philosopher

May 14, 2024

In this week’s SOUND ADVICE, the multimedia artist rang in the release of his new album by curating us a playlist of his faves: Mariah Carey, 1010benja, and Nirvana.


“Music Is an Act of Service”: Willow Smith, In Conversation With St. Vincent

May 13, 2024

After dropping their respective albums, the musicians linked to discuss self-love, self-producing, and why you don’t have to earn money from your art to truly be an artist.


“It’s Really Fucking Turnt”: Five Minutes With Teyana Taylor at Her Secret Burlesque Show

May 8, 2024

“It’s actually really fucking turnt,” said the singer and actor, who kiki’d with Interview on the dance floor at her secret pre-Met Gala party.

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Jessica Pratt Meets Her Number One Fan Molly Gordon

May 8, 2024

“I am such a big fan, truly,” actor Molly Gordon gushed to the singer-songwriter, whose new album “Here In the Pitch” was inspired by the California rock of the 1960s.


“We Were Fighting or Fucking”: The Boys of Mötley Crüe Meet Mel Ottenberg

May 8, 2024

The boys of Mötley Crüe tell us how they wound down after years spent being the world’s most chaotic heavy-metal band.



Usher Shows Us How He Preps for Fashion’s Super Bowl

May 7, 2024

The R&B icon sat down for an interview with our senior editor, who had a few questions about fandom, fashion, and life as a sex symbol.


Cuntry Star Dasha Will Have You Line Dancing to This Playlist

May 6, 2024

In this week’s Sound Advice, the “What Happens Now?” singer tells us who put the “cunt” in country. Her answer? “It’s Dasha, bitch.”


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Brooklyn’s Pop Princess ThugPop Won’t Be Hosting the Afters

May 2, 2024

“The PINCH EP was meant to be a taste and now blast. is a full course meal,” says Thugpop. In this week’s Sound Advice, the artist and downtown DJ made sure we’re well-fed.


“I Need to Go Fall In Love or Something”: Flo Milli and Gunna Tap In

May 1, 2024

The down-south rappers talk humble beginnings, alter egos, and not giving a fuck.


“This Is Our Duet”: Moses Sumney, in Conversation with Ayo Edebiri

April 29, 2024

With a new EP on the way, the musician and actor got on a call with his friend and fan to talk about the Rapture, leaving L.A., and learning to say no.


George Clanton Hopes They’re Playing Seal in Heaven

April 29, 2024

For this week’s Sound Advice, vaporwave king George Clanton paid respects to British musician Seal and shared the backstory behind his many monikers.


Bladee’s Drug of Choice Is God

April 26, 2024

Ahead of his latest album, “Cold Visions,” the elusive Swedish rapper provides the answers to lifeʼs big questions.