Music

Dehd Take Yet Another Step Forward on ‘Poetry’

Dehd Take Yet Another Step Forward on ‘Poetry’

Dehd exude a youthful charm that is hard to replicate on Poetry. They are infectious and their sunny melodies and sincerity make their music compelling.

Mary Lattimore and Walt McClements Create Order with the ‘Rain on the Road’

Mary Lattimore and Walt McClements Create Order with the ‘Rain on the Road’

Call it experimental or ambient: harpist Mary Lattimore and accordionist Walt McClements sonically ruminate on their repetitive cycle between life and music.

Lynks Balances Swagger and Self-Doubt on His Catchy Debut

Lynks Balances Swagger and Self-Doubt on His Catchy Debut

ABOMINATION has a secret weapon: Lynks’ ear for catchy musical hooks. It’s a rollicking record that’s equal parts swagger and self-doubt.

Lettuce and John Scofield Unite for Harmonic Convergence

Lettuce and John Scofield Unite for Harmonic Convergence

The level of musicianship is nothing short of Jedi Master level, with John Scofield playing the Obi-Wan Kenobi role to the next gen Rebel Alliance, Lettuce.

War & Peace: The Cultural Meaning of Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake

War & Peace: The Cultural Meaning of Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake

The Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake feud is serious, but it is the claim to and manipulation of culture that may have the greatest consequences for all of us.

‘Ghosted II’ Continues Enigmatic Project Led by Oren Ambarchi

‘Ghosted II’ Continues Enigmatic Project Led by Oren Ambarchi

Ghosted II is the intensely cerebral successor to 2022’s Ghosted, with Oren Ambarchi’s ensemble plumbing the depths of post-rock and avant-jazz.

Snow Blinded: My 15 Favorite Styx Songs

Snow Blinded: My 15 Favorite Styx Songs

Progressive rock, arena rock, romantic ballads: Styx’s catalog presents an enviable chain of success, one that still yields surprises 50 years later.

Abigail Lapell’s ‘Anniversary’ Is Mournful and Celebratory

Abigail Lapell’s ‘Anniversary’ Is Mournful and Celebratory

Abigail Lapell navigates space somewhere between folk, classic country, and lullabies for songs that harness a productive disquiet on Anniversary.

Hana Vu Revels in ‘Romanticism’

Hana Vu Revels in ‘Romanticism’

Romanticism emerges as a whole, as Hana Vu’s space to ask some big questions, though the answers she’s receiving are mostly ambivalent at best.

Alejandro Escovedo Reinvents, Reinterprets, and Rediscovers

Alejandro Escovedo Reinvents, Reinterprets, and Rediscovers

On Echo Dancing, Alejandro Escovedo’s musical personality shines, from romantic balladeer to nefarious punk, from heartland messiah to experimental maven.

Straight from No Man’s Land: A Conversation with Texas Bluesman Scott H. Biram

Straight from No Man’s Land: A Conversation with Texas Bluesman Scott H. Biram

To encounter Scott H. Biram live-and-in-person, you’d figure Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister had kin in Caldwell County, a distant cousin steeped in Willie Dixon and Lightnin Hopkins.

Arab Strap Still Clearly Give a Fuck on Their Latest LP

Arab Strap Still Clearly Give a Fuck on Their Latest LP

Once again, Arab Strap have done a grand job worthy of broad smiles, screens off, and the stereo turned all the way up. Get outside and hear the birds sing.