STAFF PICKS: S.H.I.T.’s two 7″ records equal one of the best hardcore albums of the year

Jul 17, 2014

The Toronto punk all stars release a pair of caustic, breakneck EPs that make us worry for a generation.

THOMAS When i'm Weak I'm Strong

STAFF PICKS: Toronto experimental soul act THOMAS’ new album When I’m Weak, I’m Strong

Jun 24, 2014

It's the beginning of the end for Toronto's soul son.

Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal

STAFF PICKS: Parquet Courts shake “slacker rock” on Sunbathing Animal

Jun 3, 2014

Don't mistake their dissent for apathy.

Creep Highway

STAFF PICKS: Creep Highway’s self-titled cassette is very weird Toronto punk

May 15, 2014

In a city full of punk music, Creep Highway distinguishes itself by being louder, faster, and stranger.

Posse Soft Opening

STAFF PICKS: Posse’s Soft Opening spins loveliness from youthful confusion

May 5, 2014

The Seattle indie pop band make beautiful noise about being lost.

sza z

STAFF PICKS: SZA’s Z is a smart look back at girlhood

Apr 22, 2014

Top Dawg Entertainment's only female member is carefree on her third EP, but don't mistake that for lightweight.


STAFF PICKS: RATKING’s So It Goes invents its own golden age

Apr 9, 2014

The experimental hip-hop trio's layered NYC grime shines new light on the five boroughs.

Brock Van Wey Home

STAFF PICKS: Brock Van Wey’s ambient opus Home is the unrealizable concept album

Apr 3, 2014

The second LP under the prolific California artist's own name is a three hour epic that aches and awes like its charged title.


STAFF PICKS: Mac DeMarco, Salad Days, and the tears of a clown

Apr 1, 2014

Mac DeMarco's longing new LP finally overcomes — but doesn't undercut — all the drumstick vids and testicle jokes.