Music

Columbia Records

Lil Nas X’s smash single “Old Town Road” has risen as a cultural phoenix that ignited the weirdest parts of the internet, personifying the cowboy emoji and igniting an inescapable “yee-haw boi” energy that has lead the meme empire to its climax.

Bryce Dessner

Concertos for two pianos and orchestra are somewhat rare, maybe because it seems like such overkill. The conventional piano concerto stages a dialogue (or a competition, or a fight) between the orchestra and the soloist, which can usually nearly match, or at least analogize for the orchestra in power and scope.

Circa Waves

Circa Waves impresses with their extension into darker moments, weaving between guitar driven, upbeat energy into dark and soft moments which cross-examine the link between our environment and our integrity.

Willie Nelson

On a cold night in Oak Hill, West Virginia, I sat with my father by the glow of a Christmas tree, waiting for the New Year’s Eve ball to drop in Times Square, NYC.

Epic Records

Now that Bareilles has distinguished herself in both the theatre and pop spheres, she has definitely taken the liberty of toying with new sounds and opening up more in her music.

Red Light Management

My first impression of Lee was that of a man who had been playing music his whole life, and wanted everyone else to feel how much he loved it, too.

Sister Polygon Records

After releasing their excellent album Nothing Feels Natural, it was hard to imagine where Priests would take their sound. The band masterfully demonstrated their post-punk chops, but that genre seems to have its limitations.

Show Me the Body

“Lowkey? Show Me the Body is for the freaks,” says frontman/banjoist Julian Cashwan Pratt of the experimental hardcore band Show Me the Body in an interview with Kerrang! last week.

Interscope Records

Bizarre, colorful, spirited villainy is definitely a good look for Eilish. It’s too bad plagiarism isn’t.

Capitol Records

It feels as though it would be best listened to late at night at a point in your life when everything feels wrong.