Free Association

Stream True Widow’s New Album and Read the Stories Behind Its Blissed-Out Songs

"Straight-up sonic sorcery!"

Stream Jeffry Astin’s Lost Bhsaaveaegi LP and Read His Track-By-Track Commentary

A disc influenced by the DEA, aliens, implants, gun/drug trafficking, death threats, psychic/electric disturbances, and the dream police

Take a Little Trip With Tamam Shud

Stream their underground surf film soundtrack and read the partly cloudy stories behind its psych-rock songs

Stream Arp’s Inversions Tape and Read the Stories Behind His Spellbinding Songs

It started with a freaky Doug Aitken film

Stream Vic Dimotsis’ Mine Eyes Dazzle Mixtape and Read His Commentary

"'Scarface'. 'All Dogs Go to Heaven'. Friendship/revenge/murder/heavy drinking/escaping fate/torture/singing dogs."

Stream Outcast Oddity’s Latest Collection of Left-Field Club Music and Read Engyn’s Trac...

Read the Stories Behind the Spectral R&B of Carlos Santana’s Daughter Stella

"I compared it to escaping a burning house, alarms ringing, smoke filling the air, feeling the heat of the flames"

Daveed Diggs, The Soft Pink Truth, and More Share the Stories Behind the Songs on True Neutral Crew&...

"The more I thought about posse cuts, the more homoerotic they seemed to me, so I thought I'd play that up"

Stream the Debut Album From Chymera’s Ambient Alias, Merrin Karras

"It was quite liberating to make music where I didn't have to worry about the best way to arrange it for the dancefloor"

Stream Male Gaze’s New King Leer Album and Read the Band’s CliffsNotes

A Bay Area supergroup featuring former members of Blasted Canyons, Mayyors, and The Mall

Stream Aukai’s Debut Album and Read His Track-By-Track Commentary

RIYL: Nils Frahm, Eno's ambient records, Ryuichi Sakamoto's film scores

Stream Antwood’s New Planet Mu Album and Read His Track-By-Track Commentary

So THAT's why it references everything from 'Mortal Kombat' to Kenny G

Stream Psychic Temple’s III Album and Read Chris Schlarb’s Commentary

"People would not believe how many songs I've written while watching UFC fights. Dozens."

Stream Ilian’s Rare Love Me Crazy Album and Read His Track-By-Track Commentary

"Guess who the song was written for? Yep—same girl. I may as well tell you her name; it was my first wife Jet."

Stream Camara’s Debut Album and Read Her Track-By-Track Commentary

"Old dirty new wave" meets a dusty memory bank and hollow dub hooks