Apr 28, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala
N.E.W. offers long-awaited new material by Detroit legends Death, a band whose faith in their vision doomed them to near-obscurity for decades.
Apr 27, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala
At once thrilling, confounding, manic, and deeply conservative, Damogen Furies is, at long last, essential Squarepusher.
Apr 24, 2015 Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala
BRAIDS have always felt like the right band at the wrong time. Their first two records—Flourish // Perish and Native Speaker—are remarkable melanges of twitching experimental pop led by Raphaelle Standell-Preston's spell-casting intonations.
Jun 01, 2008 Summer 2008 - The Protest Issue
Like similarly inartful musical identifiers “pop” and “rock,” “soul” is a term that elicits an intuitive response but that, in reality, has been denuded of any real meaning for modern listeners. Was it really created by Ray Charles in the early 1950s when he translated the energy of gospel music into a secular context? If James Brown is the “Godfather of Soul,” are his songs the template? What about Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin, possibly the two most definitive artists in the genre? Do they belong categorized beside Jamie Lidell and Amy Winehouse? What is the essence of soul music? My Morning Jacket asks some of these questions on their fifth studio album, Evil Urges.
Apr 17, 2015
Long-time and frequent collaborators, writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips, team up again, this time to transport readers back to the golden age of Hollywood in The Fade Out.
Apr 02, 2015 Web Exclusive
Finally, Genesis’ tale is told by one of the band’s founders, with anecdotes to spare.