Features

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Sleaford Mods

"I think I had a Barry Manilow album. I think it's great to be in a crap musical place like that when you're that age."

Delia Gonzalez’s Top 5 Western Films

"Clint Eastwood conveys so much intensity without saying a word; I wanted to create a soundtrack for this."

Gunnar Haslam’s Favorite Reggae Reissues, From Digi Dancehall to Dub

Catching Up With… Peaking Lights

"I guess we're old-school now"

Stream Sleepy Sun’s New Album and Read the Stories Behind All That Shredding

"Try to name a song with cowbell that sucks. It's hard!"

Hot Flash Heat Wave Switch Gears From Garage Rock to Dream Pop on Soaked

Crank it in full here!

Panicker Threads the Needle Between Front 242, John Carpenter, and Justice

Not to mention shades of Nitzer Ebb, Wendy Carlos, and heady hip-hop

Brainwaltzera’s Top 5 SoundCloud Finds

Is he AFX in disguise? Who cares!

5 Albums You Oughta Hear After Popping the Pill on L.A. Takedown’s New Album

"It's breathtakingly beautiful, moving, rewarding music if you let yourself totally give into it"

Stream Follow the Sun, Anthology’s Double LP of Rare Australian Records

Featuring exclusive liner notes from Mikey Young of Total Control and Eddy Current Suppression Ring

Kyle Bobby Dunn’s Top 5 Beers to Try During the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Stream Anneka’s Life Force EP and Read the Stories Behind Its Avant-Pop Songs

Discussed: apocalyptic dreams, sci-fi films, and poignant Murakami passages

Cotillon Shares the Stories Behind His Ace New York Album The Afternoons

"I'm attracted to antisocial people. This is a song in the spirit of anti-pop and bummer-pop. The grit and the glamour, the opposite sides to every story."

Enter the Void on Robedoor’s New Album

"This jam really stirs a visceral reaction in me when we play it—flying over the ground in pursuit of the scent of decay"

Stream Warm Soda’s Final Album and Read the Stories Behind Its Power-Pop Songs

"How long could I continue on any further with making songs like this? My brain would start getting cavities from all the sweetness!"