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Jay Som: Tenderness

This delightful bit of indie and bedroom pop will appear on LA-based Jay Som’s forthcoming album, Anak Ko (out 23 August). It starts off simply—filtered vocals with drums and guitar—and Som is the
When City-Builders Meet Mario Galaxy

When City-Builders Meet Mario Galaxy

Not too long after Islanders, there’s another peaceful, cute-as-hell city-builder on the way, only this times things are on a more planetary scale. Read more...

Wilco: Love Is Everywhere (Beware)

From Wilco’s forthcoming album, Ode to Joy (out 4 October), “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)” is a sprawling and steady folk song with lots to love. “Right now I’m frightened how love is here / beware /

The Netflix business model is bad news for indie games

The Netflix model doesn't work for video games. Neither does the Spotify plan, the HBO Go ecosystem or the Amazon Prime Video marketplace. Sure, digital distribution is king and subscription-based

The Netflix business model is bad news for indie games

The Netflix model doesn't work for video games. Neither does the Spotify plan, the HBO Go ecosystem or the Amazon Prime Video marketplace. Sure, digital distribution is king and subscription-based

Shura: The Stage

From London-born and Brooklyn-based artist Shura (aka Alexandra Denton) comes “The Stage,” a disco-influenced alt-pop tune about a date—specifically, her first with her current girlfriend. “And we’re
Blazing Chrome Is A Fine Love Letter To 16-Bit Contra

Blazing Chrome Is A Fine Love Letter To 16-Bit Contra

I didn’t know I needed more Contra III in my life until I started playing Blazing Chrome. Read more...
Vuelve el extraño ‘indie’ rural de Lorena Álvarez

Vuelve el extraño ‘indie’ rural de Lorena Álvarez

La artista lanza el disco ‘Colección de canciones sencillas’, un viaje al pasado en el que dispara contra la violencia machista
Billy Bragg claims it is 'beyond doubt' that Morrissey is spreading far-right ideas

Billy Bragg claims it is 'beyond doubt' that Morrissey is spreading far-right ideas

Bragg also calls out the Killers’ Brandon Flowers for describing the former Smiths frontman as ‘a king’ despite controversiesBilly Bragg has condemned Morrissey for sharing a video from a YouTube
Mordhau's Developers Are On Some Bullshit [Update]

Mordhau's Developers Are On Some Bullshit [Update]

Mordhau is a very good medieval brawler, but it’s also attracted its fair share of assholes since release. That’s nothing out of the ordinary, a lot of games do, but Mordhau’s problem is that it’s not

Alexis Neon: Sink Into It

From the Canadian duo’s forthcoming Seven Windows EP, “Sink Into It” is a grainy and cinematic track made for gloomy days. “Your skin is like sand / I sink into it,” the melody emphasizes. Though

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An unearthed Prince original, Friendly Fires goes tropical, a soulful duet, surf rock and more music serpentwithfeet feat. Ty Dolla $ign: Receipts serpentwithfeet (aka Josiah Wise) and Ty Dolla $ign

Friendly Fires: Silhouettes

Their third release this year, “Silhouettes” solidifies the very welcome return of UK band Friendly Fires—aka Ed Macfarlane, Edd Gibson and Jack Savidge. The song, from their upcoming LP Inflorescent
Indie developers suggest Steam Summer Sale confusion is hurting their games [Updated]

Indie developers suggest Steam Summer Sale confusion is hurting their games [Updated]

Misreading of "Grand Prix" promotion seems to be causing spike in wishlist removals.
Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig: ‘Rock music is dead, so it's more joyful to me'

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig: ‘Rock music is dead, so it's more joyful to me'

As his band gear up for Glastonbury, the singer talks about his Jewish politics and how there are musicians far more privileged than himIf you have never been to Glastonbury, you will always get

Moto Bandit: Keanu: Weaponized

Spirited and a little silly, Nashville-based Moto Bandit (aka Ben Merlotti and Dennis Pickett) has just released their debut, “Keanu: Weaponized.” The track is intoxicatingly upbeat and anchored by

Blood Cultures: Best For You

Blending together glitchy vocal samples and dark electronic, Blood Culture’s “Best For You” is a triumphant second single from the band’s forthcoming album, Oh Uncertainty! A Universe Despairs. The

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Infectious post-punk, eccentric folk, luminous French house and more music this week Michael Kiwanuka feat. Tom Misch: Money British artists Michael Kiwanuka and Tom Misch connect on an infectious

'Sea of Solitude' looks like a brilliant, emotional horror show

Sea of Solitude feels like coming home.Footage of a hulking black monster swimming among the rooftops and balconies of a waterlogged Berlin plays on repeat like a GIF in my psyche, as comforting as it

'Sea of Solitude' looks like a brilliant, emotional horror show

Sea of Solitude feels like coming home.Footage of a hulking black monster swimming among the rooftops and balconies of a waterlogged Berlin plays on repeat like a GIF in my psyche, as comforting as it