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RJD2 Refines His Signature Sound on ‘Visions Out of Limelight’

RJD2 Refines His Signature Sound on ‘Visions Out of Limelight’

RJD2 felt he was getting pigeonholed for his sample-based style, only to be lambasted when diverting from it. On his new album, he embraces his true muse.

Joyce Manor’s ‘Never Hungover Again’ Is a Timeless Snapshot of Fading Youth

Joyce Manor’s ‘Never Hungover Again’ Is a Timeless Snapshot of Fading Youth

Joyce Manor’s ‘Never Hungover Again’ still sounds urgent and endlessly replayable cranked up loud with the windows down, and it will stay that way.

The Folk Implosion Begin Again with ‘Walk Thru Me’

The Folk Implosion Begin Again with ‘Walk Thru Me’

After a quarter century, Lou Barlow and John Davis of the Folk Implosion return with an album that testifies to their enduring friendship.

Dead & Company Dazzle in the Desert with Sphere Residency

Dead & Company Dazzle in the Desert with Sphere Residency

Grateful Dead spinoff Dead & Company’s creative use of Sphere’s visual technology elevates the concert experience to a multidimensional amusement park.

‘Mettlework’ Excavates Myths of American Motherhood

‘Mettlework’ Excavates Myths of American Motherhood

Poet and author Jessica E. Johnson’s memoir Mettlework excavates myths of motherhood and girlhood in mining towns across America.

SUSS Nail Ambient Country Vibes with ‘Birds & Beasts’

SUSS Nail Ambient Country Vibes with ‘Birds & Beasts’

Ambient country’s SUSS thrive on moody atmospheres and calm amidst the tension. Their music is imbued with the beauty and mystery of the American West.

AJ Lee & Blue Summit Take Bluegrass to the ‘City of Glass’

AJ Lee & Blue Summit Take Bluegrass to the ‘City of Glass’

AJ Lee & Blue Summit’s City of Glass consistently showcases the distinctive gifts of each performer and the magic that happens when they all play together.

Thriller ‘The White Rabbit’  Ensnares Viewers in Hitchcockian Fashion

Thriller ‘The White Rabbit’ Ensnares Viewers in Hitchcockian Fashion

Thriller short film The White Rabbit ensnares viewers with a joke, a nightmare, and an illusion in a sly interplay that evokes Hitchcock’s Rear Window.

Leaving Records Are Bigger and Weirder Than Ever Turning 15

Leaving Records Are Bigger and Weirder Than Ever Turning 15

Los Angeles experimental label Leaving Records embrace an “all genre” aesthetic. At 15 years old, their artists are moving the cultural needle in a big way.

Rui Gabriel Comes of Age on the Reflective Triumph ‘Compassion’

Rui Gabriel Comes of Age on the Reflective Triumph ‘Compassion’

It’s not easy to make a record that can soundtrack a barbecue and also provide balm for a dark night of the soul, but Rui Gabriel’s solo debut does just that.

Kasabian Deliver Infectious Grooves on ‘Happenings’

Kasabian Deliver Infectious Grooves on ‘Happenings’

Conceived in a spirit of celebration, Kasabian’s eighth LP is a concise, stadium-friendly set of danceable, infectiousness pop-rock for life’s brighter moments.

The US Military’s Secret War on Comic Books

The US Military’s Secret War on Comic Books

During wartime past, even war-themed comic books designed to help the US military’s reputation were the victims of friendly fire. Ominously, that has changed.