SHAED’s “Trampoline” Is The Latest Pop Hit Smuggled Through Rock Radio

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SHAEDBecause my car is not new or fancy enough to display song titles and artist names when I listen to the radio, I sometimes find myself Shazam-ing while driving. Most recently, while blaring my local Top 40 station, I encountered a minimalist electronic pop song accented with finger snaps, sighing background harmonies, occasional outbursts of … More »

Fly Turns 20

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Before they announced to a London audience in 2003 that they were ashamed President Bush hailed from their home state of Texas, before they bore the brunt of conservative backlash that ostracized them from country music, before anyone ever told them to “shut up and sing,” the Dixie Chicks were controversial. But that ugly dust-up … More »

Taylor Swift Reveals Lover Tracklist

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LoverTaylor Swift’s new album Lover is fast approaching. It comes out next Friday, and last night, she shared its title track, the latest single from the LP following “ME!,” “You Need To Calm Down,” and “The Archer.” Today, she’s revealed the full tracklist. More »

The Simple Pleasures And Complicated Backstory Of Kim Petras

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Kim PetrasThe rush that comes with a perfect pop song is elusive but unmistakable. “Pop music” can mean many things, but there’s a certain kind of monster jam that scans as POP MUSIC in neon lights, the kind that sends euphoria coursing through your nervous system and launches your body onto the dance floor. More »

Watch Boygenius Cover The Dixie Chicks’ “Cowboy Take Me Away” In Seattle

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BoygeniusThe Dixie Chicks reconsideration is upon us. A few months ago, Priests leader Katie Alice Greer released a full-length cover of Fly, the pop-country superstars’ blockbuster 1999 album. Not long after, Soccer Mommy covered the title track from Wide Open Spaces. And this past weekend, three of more of their peers … More »

Soccer Mommy – “Wide Open Spaces” (Dixie Chicks Cover)

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Soccer MommySince releasing the excellent Clean, which we named one of the best albums of 2018 so far back in June, Soccer Mommy’s Sophie Allison has covered Bruce Springsteen and teamed up with HEALTH and Purity Ring’s Corrin Roddick for an unlikely collaboration. She’s about to More »

Priests’ Katie Alice Greer Releases Dixie Chicks Cover Album

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Priests Dixie Chicks Cover AlbumKatie Alice Greer fronts the punk band Priests, and on the side she also records noise music under the name K A G. It’s under that handle that she’s just released something truly special: A full-length cover album of the Dixie Chicks’ 1999 album Fly, which contains one of the best songs ever … More »