Nov 07, 2018 Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

I changed a Flasher lyric. No, really. When the Washington, D.C. trio first dropped their deterministic anthem "Skim Milk" back in March, the line "garment of vivid pink" sounded to me like "gone in a vivid pink." More

Nov 06, 2018 Web Exclusive

For the last decade-and-a-half, the two lone members of El Ten Elevenguitarist/bassist Kristian Dunn and drummer Tim Fogartyhave largely eschewed any outside collaboration or input into their buoyant brand of post-rock. More

Nov 05, 2018 Web Exclusive

In 2018 Black Belt Eagle Scout, aka Katherine Paul, issued one of the debut records of the year. Mother of My Children is a deeply personal rumination on love and loss, but it's also an indie-rock album that is charged with Paul's identity as an indigenous, queer woman.

Nov 01, 2018

Some singer/songwriters are content to write protest songs during times of political turmoil, if they write protest songs at all. But not Jim James. More

Oct 31, 2018 Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

On "Complications," the second track from Interpol's latest record, Marauder, frontman Paul Banks sings "dream of combinations/all night long/round and round a rhythm escapes/I'm stuck without no answers."  More

Oct 30, 2018

The music of Toronto band Bernice (whose current line-up is Robin Dann, Thom Gill, Dan Fortin, Felicity Williams, and Phil Melanson) is a melange of sounds and textures. Their sophomore album, Puff LP: In the air without a shape, is a playful recording that, moving in unexpected directions, incorporates pop, R&B, jazz, and electronic elements. More

Oct 29, 2018 Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

To begin, a few things about mulberry trees. The mulberry has stood as a symbol of patience and wisdom throughout the ages, a symbol of calculated restraint. It is, by all present appearances, a necessary icon for our divided times, a present political state in which basic human dignity is often forgotten. More