Stream Glean’s Demo 2020

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Glean-Demo-2020Glean are a young hardcore band from San Diego with a big, chunky, melodic sound. In their seesawing dynamics and their bruised, passionate hooks, Glean recall the early-’90s moment when some of the architects of hardcore’s early days started branching out and striving for alt-rock acceptance: Bob Mould with Sugar, Walter Schreifels with Quicksand. You … More »

Stream The Turning Soundtrack Feat. New Music From Kim Gordon, Warpaint, Alice Glass, & More

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'The Turning'Today’s the day: The Turning, Floria Sigismondi’s feature film adaptation of Henry James’ horror novella The Turn Of The Screw, is officially out. So is its soundtrack, which features an impressive collection of mostly female leading lights from the alternative and indie realm. More »

Stream Higher Power’s New Album 27 Miles Underwater

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Higher-Power-27-Miles-UnderwaterThere’s something fascinating about the very idea of the hardcore band that has the potential to cross over. It’s not an easy thing to do! Right now, there’s a tiny cadre of bands who came out of the DIY basement scene and managed to grow to the point where they get booked at gigantic rock … More »

Stream Ghouli’s Nothing EP

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Ghouli-NothingJudging by name and cover art, you would assume that Ghouli were funereal doom metal or something. They are not. Instead, the Richmond band make a fast, wound-up form of DIY hardcore punk, one that’s both nervous and fearsomely angry. Up until now, the band only had a demo to its name. But … More »

Stream Stunna 4 Vegas’ New Album Rich Youngin

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Stunna4VegasThere are a lot of new rap albums out today — Mac Miller, Eminem, Madlib and Oh No, the expanded Dreamville compilation, plenty of stuff that we’ll never even get around to posting. But if you can spare any time within this onslaught, you should probably spare … More »

Stream Madlib & Oh No’s New Album The Professionals

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The-Professionals-The-ProfessionalsTwo of our finest hazily adventurous rapper/producers were born into the family. Madlib and his younger brother Oh No have both been making music for many, many years. Most of the time, though, they have not been making music together. Over the years, Madlib and Oh No have linked up a few times to record … More »

Stream Holy Fawn’s New The Black Moon EP

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Holy-Fawn-The-Black-MoonEminem isn’t the only person to come out with a new surprise record out today. Back in 2018, the Arizona band Holy Fawn came out with Death Spells, a crushing, black metal-influenced shoegaze album that impressed the absolute hell out of us. Today, the quartet have followed that album up with … More »

Eminem Surprise Releases New Album Music To Be Murdered By

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Eminem has surprise released a new album called Music To Be Murdered By. The rapper’s most recent album was 2018’s Kamikaze, which he also dropped with no prior warning. More »

Stream Mac Miller’s Posthumous Album Circles

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Mac Miller - CirclesBefore his death in 2018, the late Mac Miller had made significant progress on a new album called Circles. Miller worked on the project with the legendary producer Jon Brion, known for his work with Miller admirer Fiona Apple and on Kanye West’s orchestrally infused Late Registration. It was … More »

Stream J. Cole’s Revenge Of The Dreamers III: Director’s Cut Featuring Vince Staples, 6lack, Saba & More

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Last year, J. Cole released a beautifully chaotic compilation album called Revenge Of The Dreamers III, which was recorded during what sounds like a very productive 10 day rap camp in Atlanta that produced 142 songs in total. Eighteen of those tracks were included on the original compilation, and today J. Cole has … More »