With her solo project, Nandi Rose Plunkett of the indie rock band Pinegrove seeks out a sense of home amid music that’s as mystical as it is fearless.
After years of working with bands, traveling the globe, and constantly leveling up her musical acumen, Sasha Perera is creating the moody and minimal songs she wants to create.
Harps, glockenspiels, obscure psych-rock samples, bird noises—it’s all part of this Kingston crew’s bracingly original sound.
Inspired by Japanese electronic music from 1980s, this Portland duo embrace the distortions that arise when cultures are crossed.
Enamored with both the crushing vulnerability of the Microphones’ Phil Elverum and the gloriously slick sound of Carly Rae Jepsen, Bay Area artist Melina Duterte makes intimate music spiked with big ambition.
With nothing but noise around her, this singer-songwriter finds power in quiet.
Will Kraus is a young one-man band who is shouting and drumming his way to ecstatic catharsis.
This London producer discovered a sense of healing and self-worth by creating her own dark, dizzying world of sound.
Words to remember from early interviews with Lana Del Rey, James Blake, FKA twigs, Nicolas Jaar, Chvrches, Azealia Banks, Chance the Rapper, the xx, Vince Staples, and more
From his music, which ranges from dissonant to sultry, to his confrontational performances, to his strangely hopeful view of the apocalypse, everything about Yves Tumor is marked by an uncanny elusiveness.
After finding community in New York’s underground rock scene, Lætitia Tamko wants to set a welcoming example for weird black girls just like her.
Charli XCX, Courtney Barnett, D.R.A.M., Shamir, Icona Pop, Joey Purp, and more highlight new artists you need to know about.
Combining themes of suicide and revenge with trap drums and scraggly guitars, this 20-year-old is reinventing heart-on-sleeve agony for a new generation.
As the breakout member of Lil Yachty’s Sailing Team, this Atlanta teen swings from carefree bubblegum rap to pensive modern R&B while remaining nothing but herself.
As a musician, writer, activist, and teacher, Camae Ayewa turns her truth and anger into a vital protest against injustice.
Natalie Mering updates classic ’70s singer-songwriter music for the smartphone generation.
Raised under an oppressive regime in Tunisia, this singer/songwriter spoke out against her country’s injustices and became a prominent musical voice of the Arab Spring. Now based in New York, she’s still singing her truth to power.