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Julia Holter Goes Underwater to Find Room to Move

Julia Holter Goes Underwater to Find Room to Move

Julia Holter drips her semi-conscious thoughts on the musical canvas to access her artistic sensibility, but she seems a bit unsure of the process.

Old Fire Attempts to Find the Beauty in Bleakness

Old Fire Attempts to Find the Beauty in Bleakness

The music on Old Fire’s Voids is slow and unsettling, like folk music from a location devoid of hope.

The 80 Best Albums of 2015

The 80 Best Albums of 2015

Travel back five years ago when the release calendar was rife with stellar albums. 2015 offered such an embarrassment of musical riches, that we selected 80 albums as best of the year.

The 70 Best Albums of 2018

The 70 Best Albums of 2018

From forward-looking electronic and experimental to new approaches in the ever-evolving R&B scene, from hip-hop and punk to rock and pop, 2018 bestowed an embarrassment of musical riches upon us.

The 20 Best Avant-Garde and Experimental Albums of 2018

The 20 Best Avant-Garde and Experimental Albums of 2018

This is no scene or collective. These artists have reached their limit in all directions, back into traditions and forward into uncertain futures. 2018 presented challenges for all of us, and our artists presented challenges right back.

Art Is a Recycling Across Generations: In Conversation with Julia Holter

Art Is a Recycling Across Generations: In Conversation with Julia Holter

As an artist who boldly blurs the line between avant-garde aesthetics and pop accessibility, Julia Holter's new album comes at us as a statement, and one that speaks to the power of her artistic journey.

Julia Holter Produces Her Most Ambitious Work Yet with ‘Aviary’

Julia Holter Produces Her Most Ambitious Work Yet with ‘Aviary’

With her new record, Aviary, Julia Holter expands her scope to include elements of free improvisation, neo-classical leanings, and folk-induced hallucinations, thereby producing a substantial work of art.

How Did Julia Holter Wind Up Scoring a Boxing Film?

How Did Julia Holter Wind Up Scoring a Boxing Film?

How was a composer who makes music as celestial as Julia Holter's going to channel the energy of a boxing epic?

Julia Holter: Have You in My Wilderness

Julia Holter: Have You in My Wilderness

On her fourth album, Holter may have crafted her most peaceful -- and poppy(!) -- album yet.
Julia Holter – “Everytime Boots” (Singles Going Steady)

Julia Holter – “Everytime Boots” (Singles Going Steady)

This perfect pop gem gallops along in an upbeat manner that’s in sharp contrast to Holter’s dreamy, gauzy vocals.
“I Love Going Crazy in My Songs”: A Conversation with Julia Holter

“I Love Going Crazy in My Songs”: A Conversation with Julia Holter

"I write with a character in mind. I just let myself write whatever comes out without it necessarily being directly a translation of what I'm aware that I'm feeling, you know?"
Julia Holter – “Sea Calls Me Home” (Singles Going Steady)

Julia Holter – “Sea Calls Me Home” (Singles Going Steady)

After a few listens, it's hard not to casually whistle to it.