Car Seat Headrest, Poliça/Stargaze, Brandi Carlile, and more albums to know about this week

Car Seat Headrest reimagines 2011’s fiery Twin Fantasy with a bigger budget, while Poliça and Stargaze turn in the stirring Music For The Long Emergency, and Brandi Carlile finds strength in forgiveness on the lovely, languid By The Way, I Forgive You. These, plus Superchunk, Ought, and more in this week’s notable…

The 28 most-anticipated albums of February

The year in music was off to a promising start thanks to January’s many great new albums. And with planned releases from the likes of U.S. Girls, Rhye, and The Soft Moon—not to mention the hotly anticipated Kendrick Lamar-curated Black Panther soundtrack—February looks to continue that trend. Here are the new records…

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…

20 great songs orphaned by their namesake albums

Between November of 1984 and November of 1985, Scottish indie-pop act The Jesus And Mary Chain blended pretty melodies and abrasive noise across four singles and a debut LP, Psychocandy. In that first flourish of activity, the JAMC churned out more songs than it could use, including the fan-favorite “Some Candy…

A reissue gives Superchunk’s Indoor Living the attention it deserves

Thanks to a string of great albums—1991’s No Pocky For Kitty, 1993’s On The Mouth, 1994’s Foolish, and 1995’s Here’s Where The Strings Come In—Superchunk could do no wrong in the lead-up to its sixth full-length. The band had enjoyed a creatively fertile, not to mention prolific run: By the time Superchunk released …

Check out this awesome fan-made Lego video for Superchunk’s “FOH”

A YouTube user named Tasha R. (no relation) has a child who loves Superchunk and Legos, so she did what any cool mom would do and combined them into a delightful homemade video for “FOH” (from last year’s exceptional I Hate Music). The side-scrolling video finds a Lego man passing through numerous scenarios—a shark…

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