Cass McCombs' Tip of the Sphere comes out Feb. 8 via ANTI-.
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January 31, 2019 The rangy and enigmatic singer-songwriter is fully indifferent to fitting anywhere specific on the canvas of American folk — or, really, anywhere.
"A transformation is for me a much more interesting way to look at narrative than a 'story,' " Jenny Hval has said of her work.
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October 25, 2018 In this tactile novel, the celebrated Norwegian musician Jenny Hval places two entropic lovers within a converted Australian brewery to explore sexuality, decay and freedom.
Tim Hecker Konoyo comes out Sept. 28.
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September 20, 2018 The beauty in Tim Hecker's music is the way the sounds disintegrate, slip through one's fingers and die.
Analog Tara, who released her EP Fundamentals in late June.
July 18, 2018 Tara Rodgers has spent her career investigating the world of electronic sound, while advocating for equal representation within its community. A new suite of songs smoothly continues that work.
Fatima Al Qadiri, as Shaneera.
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June 5, 2018 Of the life of an artist — particularly for women of color — the fearless Fatima Al Qadiri says: "Everything can be an act of joy and beauty until it gets put out. Then it can get dangerous."
David Rodigan on July 15, 2016 in London, England. His autobiography, My Life In Reggae, was released earlier this year.
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August 8, 2017 David Rodigan has spent his entire life exulting in and exalting reggae. In his autobiography, published earlier this year, the soundman stays away from a topic that would seem utterly central.
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August 1, 2017 The one-night stand gets a redux on the debut single from her forthcoming LP.
February 25, 2017 Yiyun Li's first book of nonfiction is an unusual memoir — one that examines her depression and suicidal thoughts by drifting through her memories and thoughts on literature.
Run the Jewels perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 12, 2017. (Claire Harbage/NPR)
February 6, 2017 Killer Mike and El-P continue to out-muse each other in a supergroup that somehow seems to get better, louder, and more pertinent since their start in 2013.
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December 29, 2016 Producers Galcher Lustwerk and Alvin Aronson make music as ceaseless, freakish and leisurely as a belt of warmed air through the endless LA summer.
October 9, 2016 Solmaz Sharif's collection, Look, has just been shortlisted for a National Book Award. Playing on the military language in a Department of Defense lexicon, it's a wrenching look at war and duality.
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June 10, 2016 The first single from Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not is the band distilled: a systematic reconfiguration of the Jurassic, juvenile sound it's always owned.
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New Order 2015 (photo: Nick Wilson)
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December 29, 2015 Manchester's post-punk, dance-rock deities return with an excellent tenth album, and a great new song that oozes clean, modulated Newness.
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