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Take a Little Trip With Tamam Shud

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

Motion Graphics On…
Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Commercial Work, Mario Paint Me...

The Co La collaborator on what REALLY inspired his Domino Records debut

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."

Cheena’s Favorite New York City Albums

"Exactly what it's like to live in NYC 30 years later. Unless you're rich."

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"

Composer Dave Porter Discusses His Work on Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Blac...

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"

Read a Rare Alan Vega Interview From 2008

"When they were throwing shit all over, I knew things were going pretty good. I knew we were agitating somebody."

In Memoriam:
Other Music

What it was like working for one of NYC's most important record stores

Kate Simko’s Top 5 Tracks That Inspired Her Path As a Composer

Discussed: everyone from Erik Satie to Derrick May to Autechre

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

When Ohal Met…
Tunde Adebimpe

A free-wheeling exclusive that tackles everything from how they met to why they've agreed to disagree about X-Men