We hit up MoMA PS1’s independent music bonanza Come Together to survey labels of all sizes and scopes, from Merge and Beggars to Mixpak and PAN.
“I can’t go to Iran because they think I’m not a Muslim. I can’t go to the U.S. because they think I’m a Muslim.”
Luaka Bop’s Eric Welles-Nyström spent years earning the trust of elusive Nigerian funk master William Onyeabor in hopes of helping to re-introduce his music to modern listeners. He shares his most intimate Onyeabor stories here.
With sparse dialogue, music—be it chopped and screwed hip-hop or Nicholas Britell’s classical score—plays an important role in the year’s best film, Moonlight.
A new project shows how London has changed through a highly specific musical lens: by tracking down and rephotographing the covers of classic reggae albums, decades after their release.
Ahead of the release of her new xxx EP, Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokno explains her latest musical provocations and shares what prison taught her about punk.
Crank these recent jams from the main-stage performers while you make your way to Paris, or simply admire aurally from afar.
From Death Cab’s sly new protest to YG’s mic-drop, these songs rage against our current moment in time.
Documentaries helped build the mythology of popular music. Now, they’re tearing it down.
This weekend, Suicide's Alan Vega entered the other dimension that he so often sounded like he was singing from, but his influence will remain immortal. From Springsteen to Bauhaus to M.I.A. to LCD Soundsystem, here’s a look at some notable names in thrall to Vega’s art of darkness.
From stealing PiL's studio time to record her debut single to working as Bob Marley's first UK publicist, Vivien Goldman was at the forefront of ’70s London punk as it veered towards reggae and beyond. Though best known as a writer and historian of the era, her recent compilation—a Best New Reissue—is a must-listen.