Stephen Thompson

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'New York,' I Love You: Hear St. Vincent's Bold New Ballad

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Last week, St. Vincent announced an upcoming tour, suggesting the impending release of her first album since 2014. Now, she's got a sweet, sad new single to match.

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First Listen: Sarah Jaffe, 'Bad Baby'

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The versatile Texas singer-songwriter mixes spiky synth-pop with softer, slower-burning reflections on the way human beings interact.

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First Listen: Public Service Broadcasting, 'Every Valley'

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The U.K. band uses interviews, newsreels, propaganda films and its own stormy instrumental music to craft a fun-but-powerful statement about industry and automation.

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Widowspeak Announces A New Album, Kicks It Off With 'Dog'

Monday, June 26, 2017

Molly Hamilton channels an animal's mindset in the dreamily yearning first single from Expect The Best, due out August 25.

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Holly Macve: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, June 23, 2017

Backed by a suitably low-key band, Macve would sound subtly radiant just about anywhere, from your nearest country bar to the most dreamily lit stage in Twin Peaks.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'GLOW' And Lena Waithe

Friday, June 23, 2017

The gang tackles Netflix's new wrestling-themed dramedy, and then Linda Holmes interviews Master Of None costar Lena Waithe onstage in Los Angeles. All that, plus What's Making Us Happy this week.

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First Listen: Beach House, 'B-Sides And Rarities'

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The dream-pop duo's career-spanning odds-and-ends collection hangs together as a cohesive set of songs, even as it explores the margins and dark corners of Beach House's catalog.

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In 'Creature Comfort,' Arcade Fire Drowns In The Din Of Modern Life

Friday, June 16, 2017

The second single from Everything Now, out July 28, reflects on unrealistic expectations and societal pressure to conform.

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Slowdive Fills A Shuffleboard Parlor With Shimmering Sound

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fresh off its first album in 22 years, the U.K. shoegaze band performs the dream-pop ballad "Sugar For The Pill" at a Brooklyn shuffleboard parlor.

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The Lone Bellow Announces 'Walk Into A Storm,' Releases New Single

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hear "Time's Always Leaving," the rousing first single from the folk-rock band's forthcoming third album, due out Sept. 15.

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Gordi's Newest Single, 'Heaven I Know,' References The Deep Layering Of Bon Iver

Monday, June 12, 2017

"Heaven I Know" has a stately, epic quality to it, from a chilling repetition of the opening count-off to vocal effects that conjure memories of Imogen Heap.

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First Listen: Beth Ditto, 'Fake Sugar'

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Gossip singer's solo debut recasts her as a versatile, pop-minded rock star who can still shake the rafters with her voice when the moment calls for it.

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For The First Time In A Decade, Metric's Emily Haines Goes Solo

Friday, June 09, 2017

In 2006, the singer took a break from the dance-pop group Metric to record solemnly gorgeous solo music. In September, she and her band The Soft Skeleton will return with Choir Of The Mind.

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If A New Lorde Song Comes Out And You Don't Hear It, Is It Still The Weekend?

Friday, June 09, 2017

Lorde's Melodrama comes out June 16, and she's already released its fourth single: a stormy epic about regret called "Sober," timed to coincide with the start of an eventful weekend.

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Watch: Iron & Wine Returns To Roots On 'Beast Epic,' Out In August

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The new album's first single, "Call It Dreaming," strips Sam Beam's sound back down to its warm, relatively unadorned essence.

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First Listen: Fleet Foxes, 'Crack-Up'

Thursday, June 08, 2017

On his band's first album in six years, Robin Pecknold seeks peace in a chaotic world — and works to that end by crafting songs that soothe without forgoing creative ambition.

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First Listen: Big Thief, 'Capacity'

Monday, June 05, 2017

Capacity takes singer Adrianne Lenker to quieter and more private places, with an inward-facing sound to match her ever richer, altogether more intimate storytelling.

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'Mr. Brightside' Will Never Die, And Here's Why

Sunday, June 04, 2017

The Killers' 2004 hit has never entirely disappeared from the U.K. charts. Is the song just that great? (Yes.)

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After Days Of Buildup, Arcade Fire Shares 'Everything Now' With The World

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The first single from the band's fifth album describes a loud, media-saturated world in which instant gratification seems to make everyone less happy.

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Rainer Maria Returns With 'Lower Worlds,' From Its First Album Since 2006

Thursday, June 01, 2017

On August 18, the band returns with S/T, an album that both sounds like Rainer Maria and reflects the far-flung journeys its members have taken individually.

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