Miami band Torche have always been like heavy metal’s cotton candy, and their recent fifth album, July’s Admission (Relapse), is their most delicious yet. Since rising from the ashes of stoner-rock group Floor in 2004, Torche have specialized in what they call “thunder pop”—a hard-hitting, wall-of-sound brand of sludgy doom metal that’s topped off with […]
Twenty-two-year-old Atlanta singer and multi-instrumentalist Sequoyah Murray grew up in a musical family, and you can tell. He makes music the way a dolphin swims—effortlessly, playfully, and with supreme confidence. Murray’s remarkable debut full-length, Before You Begin (Thrill Jockey), recalls Prince not so much in its approach or themes as in its ambitiously openhearted eclecticism. […]
Joshua Abrams and Lisa Alvarado of Natural Information Society help give the Chicago collective’s transcendent minimalism a family feeling.
Current musical obsessions of Thrill Jockey publicist Mike Boyd, recording engineer Doug Malone, and Reader associate editor Jamie Ludwig
The thrash revivalists are already on the hunt for a new drummer.
The creepy clip and with the dark ambient project’s new record are released today.
On the new In Plain Speech, the local singer-songwriter opens her hermetic music to the outside world—and brings on a bigger, more colorful cast of collaborators than ever before.
The local metal trio readies the release of their new LP with a hilarious new clip.
The fractured Brooklyn outfit reform for a reissue, tour, and new record.
The loud and weird collaboration is due out on Thrill Jockey on 6/17.
When record stores aren’t buying used vinyl directly from the public, they might find a carload of goodies at the Chicagoland Record Collectors Show.
Ten Reader writers review 16 records, including Angel Olsen’s otherworldly folk, and more.
Current musical obsessions of Roctober‘s Jake Austen and WHPK’s Mario Smith
Thrill Jockey’s two heaviest bands sit down and talk about metal and friendship.
Local thrash trio Oozing Wound, whose debut full-legth came out a month ago, drop some brutal new jams.