Features

Best Songs of the Week

With so much good music steadily coming through, it's easy to miss out on some of the best. To help prevent this, we've picked some of our favorite tracks from the week. Here are the songs... Read more »

15 Drake-Related Gifts You Can Buy Right Now

Literally October's very own, Drake celebrates his 28th birthday tomorrow, October 24. We know first-hand how difficult finding the perfect gift can be, so we've compiled a list of some Drake-inspired items in honor of the... Read more »

Get To Know: Flow-Fi, The Internet’s Most Exciting New Electronic Music Label

The Flow-Fi collective aren't important just because they're making fantastic, genre-melding music, they're important because they stand as proof of the strange, beautiful, and totally positive power the internet can have in regards to music. Flow-Fi... Read more »

“It’s absolutely a dream come true”: Caribou on His Career So Far and His Deeply Personal New Album

Dan Snaith has made music as Manitoba, Caribou, and Daphni over the course of six albums and 15 years as a recording artist. Whether making gentle IDM, psychedelic electronica, lo-fi pop, straight house and techno, or... Read more »

13 New Artists to Check Out at CMJ 2014

CMJ Music Marathon 2014 goes down in New York this week, October 21-25, and lots of great artists—both the well-known and the stars of the future—will be in the city. You can check out all the... Read more »

15 Free Songs You Should Download Right Now

Every Sunday we collect the best free music we can find and put it all in one place. If you fell behind or just feel like building up your iTunes, we've got you covered. Here are... Read more »

5 On It: From the Strip Club to the Street to the Bedroom

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered artists, or interesting obscurities. Here’s a moody anthem for whatever strip-club... Read more »

Best Songs of the Week

With so much good music steadily coming through, it's easy to miss out on some of the best. To help prevent this, we've picked some of our favorite tracks from the week. Here are the songs... Read more »

10 of Life’s Greatest Questions Answered by the Sad Boys Crew

A few weeks back, we suggested that Yung Lean is a not an artist who should be dismissed as a joke. After taking quick peek at the Sad Boys tumblr, it's possible that Lean and his... Read more »

A Conversation With Ishmael Butler

Ishmael Butler has seen it all. The 45-year-old Seattle native—a one-time member of Digable Planets, currently one-half of Shabazz Palaces and A&R at Sub Pop—has achieved success in music through three decades, a rare feat in... Read more »

Steel Drums: Best Where You’d Least Expect Them

In modern music, so many sounds are grossly overused. The market is saturated with skittering hi-hats, 808s, synths, hand claps, strings, pianos, and other garbage. Every now and then, though, you hear a sound designed by... Read more »

A Music Lover’s First Attempt at Online Dating

Online dating is all the rage these days, but it still kind of freaks me out. There’s something weird about knowing that one day when I have kids, I will tell them about what it was... Read more »

The Best Places to See Live Music in New York City

New York is one of the greatest places in the world to see live music. From underground stages to world renowned venues, NY's got something for everyone. But with so much to choose from, it can... Read more »

15 Free Songs You Should Download Right Now

Every Sunday we collect the best free music we can find and put it all in one place. If you fell behind or just feel like building up your iTunes, we've got you covered. Here are... Read more »

5 On It: A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered artists, or interesting obscurities. Paul Fisher – Lil Fish Coming to... Read more »