Free Association

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!"

Beans Unveils Three New Albums, Featuring Laurel Halo, Container, TOBACCO, Pete Swanson, and More

Featuring Laurel Halo, Container, TOBACCO, Pete Swanson, and more

Stream Dire Wolves’ New Album and Read the Stories Behind Its Psych-Rock Songs

Pry that fourth eye wide open

Stream 30drop’s New Album and Read the Stories Behind Its Solaris-Inspired Songs

Discussed: new worlds, cosmic rangers, mind expansion, and more

Stream Mary Ocher’s Twisted New Album and Read Her Track-By-Track Commentary

Blursome Shares the Stories Behind Her Hotflush Debut, Rendition of You

" None of us are the same individual we once were; we evolve. Sometimes even into something we hate."

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

Discussed: global warming, binary code, a nun-turned-atheist-writer, World War II, and more

Stream Blue Fields’ New Album and Read the Stories Behind Its Ambient-Jazz Songs

"The devil was on my shoulder telling me to come down the stairs"

Stream Aukai’s New EP and Read the Stories Behind Reworks By The Greatest Hoax, Abul Mogard, a...

'Snow Works' for snow days

Stream Surfer Blood’s New Album and Read Their Track-By-Track Commentary

Stream Throwing Snow’s New Embers Album and Read the Stories Behind Its Spellbinding ...

"Some amazing accidents occurred that only added to the chaos"

Stream J.G. Biberkopf’s New Album and Read His Track-By-Track Breakdown

So THAT'S why some of it sounds like EDM, New Age, or 'Koyaanisqatsi'