Roger Ledford

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The Best Indie Record Labels Of All Time: 20 Imprints That Changed The World

These days, “indie” is a much-abused term, still called upon to describe contemporary guitar-based pop music, but often with negative connotations. …

Universal Music

Revisiting Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special With Its Director

When Elvis Presley was filming the intro to his fabled “’68 Comeback Special,” the program’s director had an unusual problem. “I ended up having too …

Music

40 Essential Albums You Probably Missed So Far in 2018

The first half of 2018 delivered some incredible music. Check out what might've slipped under your radar.<p>We’re not gonna lie, in a world in which we have extremely easy access to all music that’s ever been recorded, it’s a bummer that Drake continues to break every streaming record that’s ever …

Death Metal

Five emerging artists to catch at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival 2018

R&B singer Jessie Reyez is just one of the impressive rising acts not to be missed at Bonnaroo this year. Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty …

All The Best Rock Albums That Dropped In May 2018

Despite reports to the contrary, the rock genre is not only not on its last legs in 2018, it’s thriving quite nicely. Are there artists dominating the charts in a Drake-like fashion this year? No, and it doesn’t seem like there will be any time soon. That being said, the slate of new and amazing …

The Celebration Rock Podcast Covers The Latest By Courtney Barnett, Arctic Monkeys, Beach House And More

May has been a good month for notable rock releases, including albums by Arctic Monkeys, Courtney Barnett, and Beach House. For this episode, I contacted friend of the podcast Ian Cohen, whose writing has appeared at Pitchfork and Stereogum, to go over our thoughts on these records and more.<p>On …

Stream Deeper's Debut, an Indie Rock Record About Being Anxious in Chicago

The Chicago quartet talks to Noisey about their nervy brand of Midwestern indie rock. Stream their self-titled freshman effort ahead of its May 25 debut right here.<p>There’s a song on Deeper’s self-titled debut album that encapsulates all of the band’s strengths in just two minutes. “Feels,” the …

A Great Cross-Training Sneaker Is a Real Triple Threat—These Are the 10 Best

From agility and lifting, to boxing and HIIT.<p>The perfect workout sneaker does a few things. First, it should keep you supported and free from injury. It should also be multi-functional, maintaining that support across different workouts. And maybe, just maybe, it should look pretty good too. …

The 10 Best Rock Albums That Dropped In April

Despite reports to the contrary, the rock genre is not only not on its last legs in 2018, it’s thriving quite nicely. Are there artists dominating the charts in a Drake-like fashion this year? No, and it doesn’t seem like there will be anytime soon. That being said, the slate of new and amazing …

All The Best Electronic Music Playlists On Spotify Right Now

Whether you’re new to the world of electronic music or a seasoned raver, curated playlists offer a novel opportunity to dive right into a certain sound or style easily and with the benefit of context. Miss those hot sweaty nights when Larry Levan DJ-ed at Paradise Garage? There’s a playlist for …

How to organize your Spotify account

<i>This post is part of Mashable's</i> <i>Spring Cleaning Week.</i> <i>Just a little something to distract you from the eternal dread of constantly wiping all those</i> …

How To Buy John Coltrane: The 10 Albums Every Jazz Newcomer Needs

In jazz circles, the smallest mention of <b>John Coltrane</b> usually invokes a mood of hushed reverence, and the discovery of <b>a previously unreleased album</b>,</i> …

The Music Behind the Guru: Inside the Making of the ‘Wild Wild Country’ Soundtrack (EXCLUSIVE)

One of Netflix’s biggest success stories this year is unquestionably directors Chapman and Maclain Way’s “Wild Wild Country” docuseries. Now, an …

All Of The Best Indie Rock Playlists On Spotify

Playlists have quickly become the preferred method of music consumption for a generation, leading artists like Drake to toy with the idea of releasing music in a playlist format, and labels to turn to Spotify influencers as the new gatekeepers disseminating their artists to the masses. But not all …

Synthpop

The Music Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

<b>Last Updated: July 20th</b><p>Music is an art form that enhances everyday life in innumerable ways, but sometimes you crave listening to something a little different while away the hours on that morning and evening commute. Over the last decade, podcasts have risen to become one of the new, dominant …

Courtney Barnett

The 10 Best Music Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: May 30th</b><p>Whether they’re about an artist, a band, or maybe just a particular place and time, music documentaries have a unique ability to let their soundtrack be a central aspect to their storytelling. With a selection varying from artist biographies, music history lessons, and those …

This Brand Is Thriving Because of the Power of a Truly Great T-Shirt

While other companies falter, Goodlife is going strong with its stylish, stripped-down basics.<p>Chris Molnar was born into the fashion industry. His father, a Hungarian immigrant, was the man who launched Hugo Boss in the United States in the ‘70s and took it to national prominence. So it’s not …

FRIGS on the banging new music from Toronto you just have to listen to right now

Toronto band FRIGS have just released their debut album, the post-punk winner ‘Basic Behaviour’, and to celebrate – they’ve been kind enough to …

Anna von Hausswolff: Dead Magic review – doomy epic from a supernatural talent

(City Slang)<p>The organ is a strange and compelling instrument, its pedal board capable of moving the secular and religious alike. We hear it played in celebration, when new life begins and vows are made, and also at the end, in requiem for the dead. Little wonder, then, that gothic composers such as …

Make Purple Rain Cake and More Prince-Inspired Recipes with LITTLE RED VELVETTE

You’ve listened to Prince‘s memorable songs over and over again. But what if those songs were turned into baked goods? That’s what London-based Cat …

Cat Food

12 Great Country, Americana Albums You Probably Didn’t Hear in 2017

The Steel Woods, ‘Straw in the Wind’<p>It’s easy to label the Steel Woods a Southern rock band. But the group, founded by singer Wes Bayliss and former …

15 Great Albums You Probably Didn’t Hear in 2017

A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, ‘What I Speak I Create’<p>These six tracks unfurl, ritual-esque, across a minor-key soundscape that manages to …

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

We made it! Well, we mostly made it. The world could well end in the next 25 days. But we’ve made it through 11 months of this godless year, and for …

Indie Rock Projects You May Have Missed In 2017

One of the best parts about my time living in a DIY punk house was being able to see a ton of bands before they “make it big.” Over the course of the four years I’ve been involved in the space, I have seen some incredible bands come through my former basement, and every once in a while I am …

All The Best Rock Albums Of 2017

In its early years in the mid-twentieth century, rock music faced a lot of backlash due to its nature of inclusivity and breaking down of racial barriers. It served as a massive economic opportunity for performers of color, with artists like Chuck Berry and Little Richard marching to the forefront …

Music

Holiday Shopping 2017: 15 Gifts For Music Lovers

What's Your New Year's Music Resolution?<p>Jan 1, 2018 - 12:05 am<p>Each new year, millions of people make resolutions to be their best selves, put their …

Top 15 Indie Songs of October 2017

The spooky month of October brought in a great range of new indie songs.<p>October brought in the Halloween classic tunes, costumes, candy to rot your …

Rock & Roll

Bully's Alicia Bognanno Doesn't Want to Be a Pessimist

If you distilled Bully’s discography into one single message it would probably be: <i>I am just trying to be sane right now</i>. Fronted by Alicia Bognanno, …

nothing,nowhere. Blends Hip-Hop and Emo to Make Tomorrow’s Pop

HYDE PARK, Vt. — At Green River Reservoir State Park here earlier this month, the water was placid and clear, and the leaves on the surrounding trees were a dozen shades of green, lustrous red, pumpkin and taupe. Every now and then, a loon floated by, incurious.<p>It was a Friday evening, and Joe …

Foo Fighters Christen D.C.'s Newest Venue With Anthemic Hits

Brand new architectural spaces, no matter how jaw-dropping, don’t yet have a soul. So those who’ve been documenting the rise of D.C.’s new music …