Superbloom – “Head First”

The Brooklyn grunge band Superbloom have a new EP on the way, but it sure feels like an LP. Life’s A Blur , the follow-up to the group’s 2021 debut album Pollen , comprises 11 tracks, including last year’s single “Daisy.” How is that not a full-length? Two of the tracks are

Hazel English – “Slide” (Goo Goo Dolls Cover)

Last year, the Australian musician Hazel English — who is now based in California — released a new EP, Summer Nights , produced with her longtime collaborator Jackson Phillips, aka Day Wave. Today, she’s back with her first new single since then, and it’s a cover of Goo Goo

FLO – “Fly Girl” (Feat. Missy Elliott)

The London trio FLO have been on the rise for the last few years, making music that’s a throwback to the R&B girl groups that were ever-present at the turn of the millennium. Today, they’re back with a new single, “Fly Girl,” which sees them teaming up with Missy Elliott, who

Diplomatic Immunity Turns 20

In Hanif Abdurraqib’s A Little Devil In America — a vivid treatise on the impact of Black performance in America’s cultural history — there’s a pretty fascinating excerpt on how the Diplomats inverted classic American symbolism throughout Diplomatic Immunity . In the chapter on

Jeromes Dream – “South By Isolation”

Pioneering screamo faceblasters Jeromes Dream broke up in 2001, but they got back together in 2018 and released a reunion LP called LP in 2019. This spring, Jeromes Dream will follow that album with their new one The Grey In Between , recorded with producer Jack Shirley. This

The Smile Are Seven Weeks Into Recording Their Next Album

During their North American tour last fall, just half a year past the release of debut A Light For Attracting Attention , the Smile were vigorously workshopping new material for a second album. It seems the momentum has carried forward. The subject line for a new email blast

Band To Watch: Softcult

Mercedes and Phoenix Arn-Horn are sitting on the floor of their hotel. The Canada-born twin siblings, who lead the post-punk/dream-pop/shoegaze project Softcult, are in a sleepy state of post-show bliss, having played a date last night the End — a venue on Nashville’s famed

Nicholas Allbrook – “Round Round The Moon And All”

Last month, POND’s Nicholas Allbrook announced a new album, Manganese , and shared its lead single “ Jackie .” Today, the Australian musician returns with another single called “Round Round The Moon And All.” In a statement, Allbrook explained that this is “an old song I’ve

Stuck – “The Punisher”

Stuck, the Chicago post-punk group that rose out of the ashes of Yeesh and Clearance, are back with news of their sophomore album, Freak Frequency , the follow-up to 2021’s Content That Makes You Feel Good EP. Lead single “The Punisher” is everything you might expect from a

03 Greedo – “Buss Me A Script” (Feat. Maxo Kream)

Earlier this year, LA rap cult legend 03 Greedo was released on parole after serving five years of a 20-year sentence . Last week, Greedo released “ Bacc Like I Never Left ,” his first new song since he came home. Tomorrow, Greedo will follow that with a new 33-track album

Lael Neale – “Faster Than The Medicine”

Next month, Lael Neale is releasing a new album, Star Eaters Delight . We’ve heard “ I Am the River ” and “ In Verona ” from it already, and the latter made our list of the best songs of the week . Today, she’s back with another single, the insistent “Faster Than The Medicine,”

Hit-Boy & Nas – “The Tide”

For the past few years, rap legend Nas and big-deal producer Hit-Boy have been on a serious run together. Hit-Boy has the primary producer on records from artists like Big Sean, Benny The Butcher, and Musiq Soulchild, and he’s also produced four strikingly consistent Nas albums

Skullcrusher – “Words Come Back” (The Hated Cover)

In the ’80s, the Hated, a young punk band from Maryland, discovered a ragged, melodic, passionate sound that set them apart from their hardcore peers. The Hated’s music prefigured the Revolution Summer, post-hardcore, emo, and a whole lot of other developments that would leave

Tanlines – “Burns Effect”

In May, Tanlines will make their grand return with their first new album in eight years, The Big Mess . The duo — Eric Emm and Jesse Cohen — have already shared the album’s lead single, “ Outer Banks ,” and today they’re back with a follow-up track called “Burns Effect,” which

Meteora Turns 20

In March of 2003, my cousin took me to see my first small-theater concert. Technically, he was my cousin’s husband, and he was the coolest. He lived in Brooklyn, played in a band, and had a massive CD collection he would let me borrow from whenever I would visit. He introduced