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Longform stories that highlight the lives and art of our favorite musicians

Noname’s Fearless Complexity

Talking politics, sex, and radical human engagement with the rapper around the recent block party she organized to celebrate community, activism, and her brilliant new album, Sundial.

Life, Death, and Disco in Ibiza With Róisín Murphy

The puckish singer looks back on a career spent sharpening pop’s outer edges and forward to her surreal, DJ Koze-produced new album, Hit Parade.

Yaeji Gets Ragey

Hitting a rage room and chilling in the studio with the left-field pop artist, whose new album With a Hammer turns anger into introspection.

Welcome to Kali Uchis’ High-Femme Fantasy 

Bouncing in a lowrider and chilling at home with the L.A.-based singer, whose music opens up a world of mischief and beauty, luxury and vulnerability. 

Wednesday’s Curdled Beauty

Led by frontwoman Karly Hartzman, these Asheville, North Carolina underdogs turn the rubble of everyday life into swerving guitar anthems.

There Is Nothing Duval Timothy Can’t Do

Based in London and Freetown, Sierra Leone, the composer, pianist, producer, professional soccer player, fashion designer, cookbook author, and Kendrick Lamar collaborator is creating his own DIY oasis.

Alvvays Enter Their Epiphany Era

The Canadian indie rockers explain how they shed the pressures of the past in order to make their most unruly and brilliant album yet.

Alex G Is Building a Mystery

Indie rock’s normcore hero on God, dogs, and his wild new album

Tinashe Has It All Under Control

After years of major label blues, the R&B siren has settled into a sweet spot of independent bliss. What now?

The Radical Joy of MUNA’s Queer Pop

We tag along with the band as they get matching tattoos of their 7.7 Pitchfork score. (It was their idea.)

He’s Just Bartees Strange, Baby

First he wanted to be an NFL star, then a political powerhouse, now a genre-busting rock star.

Sharon Van Etten Is an Institution Now

After more than a decade as an indie-rock fixture, and with her sixth album on the way, the singer-songwriter is resolute amid a world spiraling into chaos.

Soccer Mommy Slays Her Demons

After hitting a crushing low around the release of her last album, singer-songwriter Sophie Allison is back with a new attitude and a bold new record produced by Oneohtrix Point Never’s Daniel Lopatin.

Cate Le Bon Chooses Absurdity

Coming from a Welsh tradition of the surreal, the singer-songwriter is forever trying to capture that which cannot be said.

Helado Negro Is Dancing Out the Anxiety of Modern Life

After breaking through with music that compassionately distills the Latinx experience, singer-songwriter Roberto Carlos Lange looks within on his hypnotic forthcoming album.

Japanese Breakfast Is Working the Pain Away

With her third album and a memoir arriving this spring, indie multi-hyphenate Michelle Zauner is choosing to embrace joy in every form. 

The Weather Station Battles Climate-Change Anxiety, One Song at a Time

Singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman talks about confronting the emotional fallout of looming environmental disaster on her new album, Ignorance.

By the Time You Read This, Sada Baby Will Probably Have Another Song Out

What it’s like to spend an afternoon with rap’s most prolific and unpredictable new star.

Destroyer’s Dan Bejar Serenades the Apocalypse

In Vancouver with indie rock’s most lovable curmudgeon

Clairo Has Something to Prove

In the immediate aftermath of her viral stardom, Claire Cottrill was underprepared and overwhelmed. Then she got to work.

The Relentless Determination of Vagabon

With a new album, and a dramatically different sound, Laetitia Tamko wants to be nothing less than the best—and she’s putting in the work to make it happen.

Bill Callahan the Family Man

With his first new album in six years, the deep voice of American solitude makes an unlikely case for domestic bliss.