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Bakar: Hell N Back

Supported by horns, Bakar’s soulful and vintage-sounding “Hell N Back” details a love story rocked by ups and downs. “Could you tell where my head was at when you found me? / Me and you went to hell

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Contemporary tunes influenced by '70s funk, '90s boom-bap, '00s R&B and more beabadoobee: She Plays Bass Influenced by the ’90s and dedicated to her friend and her band’s bass player Eliana,

'El Hijo' is a Spaghetti Western stealth game with heart

The art at the top of El Hijo's website says it all. A young boy in a red poncho stands at the edge of a cliff, overlooking a sun-bleached desert valley with a stuffed bear dangling from his

'El Hijo' is a Spaghetti Western stealth game with heart

The art at the top of El Hijo's website says it all. A young boy in a red poncho stands at the edge of a cliff, overlooking a sun-bleached desert valley with a stuffed bear dangling from his

beabadoobee: She Plays Bass

Influenced by the ’90s and dedicated to her friend and band’s bass player Eliana, London-based beabadoobee’s “She Plays Bass” doubles as both a wistful love song and an ode to a best friend.
Session Is A Hardcore Skateboarding Sim With Cool, Weird Controls

Session Is A Hardcore Skateboarding Sim With Cool, Weird Controls

“Pretty much everyone who tries the game eats shit like crazy at first,” Marc-Andre Houde told me when I met him in New York to see crea-ture studios’ forthcoming skateboarding game, Session. Maybe

Mura Masa feat. Clairo: I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again

Initially more reminiscent of Clairo’s recent work, “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” grows into a true duet—with her voice nuzzling seamlessly into Mura Masa’s mold. With sometimes sweet, sometimes
Nintendo Switch Is Getting A Ton Of New Indie Games (Including Ori And The Blind Forest)

Nintendo Switch Is Getting A Ton Of New Indie Games (Including Ori And The Blind Forest)

There are a bunch of indie games newly coming to the Switch, including the Microsoft-published Ori and the Blind Forest, which will be coming to the platform on September 27, Nintendo announced in its

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From animated hip-hop to a song in support of sex workers, a few of our favorite tracks from the week Alex Cameron: Far From Born Again Alex Cameron’s releases continue to delight and surprise. In the
Dave Grohl: 'I never imagined myself to be Freddie Mercury'

Dave Grohl: 'I never imagined myself to be Freddie Mercury'

As Foo Fighters prepare to headline Reading and Leeds, Dave Grohl talks us through his landmark songs, from the ‘blood and guts’ of Nirvana to an anthem for a doomed electionFoo Fighters HQ is a
Premiere: Italian Band Lucifour M Share Sleek Indie Pop Cut "Valentine"

Premiere: Italian Band Lucifour M Share Sleek Indie Pop Cut "Valentine"

Warning us of the dangers of wishing away your life instead of getting out there and living it.

Big Thief: Not

Lead by vocalist Adrianne Lenker’s desperate calls, Big Thief’s “Not” fuses folk-influence and scorching guitar solos to form a track that’s both cohesive and beautifully chaotic. At the halfway mark,
Solea Morente: “¿Por qué no añadirle a una misa de Fernanda Utrera el sonido del autotune?”

Solea Morente: “¿Por qué no añadirle a una misa de Fernanda Utrera el sonido del autotune?”

La artista granadina, de gira con la banda Napoleón Solo, reconoce haber sufrido por el purismo

The Nicholas: Call Me Back

Relaxed but purposeful, “Call Me Back” by The Nicholas (aka Amsterdamn/LA-based Rutger van Woudenberg) is dreamy but tactile. “Your heart’s like a star / I saw you from afar / Maybe it’s time for you

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Classic hip-hop, experimental soundscapes, sample-heavy tunes and more in our musical round-up Rapsody: Ibtihaj Named for Ibtihaj Muhammad (the first American to wear a hijab when competing for the

Popular indie game 'Dear Esther' is coming to iOS

Journey made a surprise debut on iOS this week and you'll soon be able to play another indie darling on the go. The Chinese Room says its exploration-focused Dear Esther will be available for iPhone

Popular indie game 'Dear Esther' is coming to iOS

Journey made a surprise debut on iOS this week and you'll soon be able to play another indie darling on the go. The Chinese Room says its exploration-focused Dear Esther will be available for iPhone

From indie development to Guerrilla Games: The 'Gravity Ghost' story

Erin Robinson Swink knows when someone has actually finished her game, the hand-painted physics-based adventure called Gravity Ghost."I can usually tell if they played it until the end based on the

From indie development to Guerrilla Games: The 'Gravity Ghost' story

Erin Robinson Swink knows when someone has actually finished her game, the hand-painted physics-based adventure called Gravity Ghost."I can usually tell if they played it until the end based on the
Muere David Berman, líder del grupo ‘indie’ Silver Jews

Muere David Berman, líder del grupo ‘indie’ Silver Jews

El compositor estadounidense, de 52 años, se había embarcado recientemente en un nuevo proyecto tras años distanciado de la música