Cowboys, queens, and marauders: The 31 most-anticipated albums of August

The last weeks of summer may be fast approaching, but at least they’ll have a stellar soundtrack. In addition to Nicki Minaj’s overdue Queen, August brings new releases from Interpol, Blood Orange, Mitski, YG, Steve Hauschildt, Animal Collective, Wild Nothing, and many more. These are the 31 new albums we’re most…

Our most-anticipated albums of 2018 (that we know of)

With confirmed releases from the likes of Tune-Yards, Lucy Dacus, and Superchunk—plus expected new albums from My Bloody Valentine, Kanye West, Vampire Weekend, and more—2018 is already shaping up to be another strong year for music. Here are the albums we most look forward to hearing this year (or, at least, that we…

Losing their edge, again: The year of indie rock’s inevitable midlife crisis

Back in February, Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth took to his Instagram to pose an existential question: “Is it me or is the condition of indie rock in the 24½th century both bad and boujee?” “Bad,” he meant, in the sense that it was now largely a “musically underwhelming” Xerox of groups that came before. “Boujee”…

Interpol celebrates Turn On The Bright Lights’ 15th anniversary with a European tour

2017 is a year full of anniversaries for Interpol. It’s the 20-year anniversary of the band’s formation, as well as the 15th anniversary of its debut album, Turn On The Bright Lights. Released in 2002, the record would bring a rush of attention to the young band, as its moody post-punk became synonymous with a…

RZA is releasing an album with Interpol’s Paul Banks

RZA announced today that the debut album of Banks & Steelz— the hip-hip empresario’s musical project with Interpol’s Paul Banks—will be called Anything But Words. This is the product of several years of collaboration between the two musicians that began when RZA was asked by his manager who he’d like to work with,…

Interpol announces fall tour dates in New York, Tulsa, Miami, and more

Interpol has confirmed a fall tour in support of its latest record, El Pintor, due out Sept. 9 on Matador. Some of the dates have already been announced—like the group’s stop at Lollapalooza in August—but others are new, including a pre-Thanksgiving show at New York’s Terminal 5. Details are below, and tickets are…