Chillwave Is Back … or Is It?

Washed Out’s Ernest Greene, left, and Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick. It couldn’t have been too surprising that the genre known as chillwave faded out conversation a couple years after being formulated: After all, it was never a particularly stable term to begin with. Chill — at least in the …

The Best Albums of 2017 (So Far)

This week, Vulture is looking back at the best releases so far in 2017. The running threads interest adjoining the music 2017 are strange: indie rock is back in full force, young rappers seem hell-bent on reclaiming nü-metal, and our legends keep leaving us. Like Outkast said, “Nothing is for …

SZA’s Ctrl and 4 Other Albums to Listen to Now

SZA. Photo: Scott Dudelson/Wire Every week, Vulture gathers new albums you can listen to right now. We don’t have a problem admitting it: Keeping track everything that’s released can be overwhelming, but finding out about interesting music doesn’t have to be work. Read our picks below, and share your thoughts …

Rock Isn’t Dead, It Just Moved to Canada

Photo-Illustration: Art Handler/Karl Walter/Getty s/Dennis Kleiman/Tim Mosenfelder/Getty s Where else can you go, if not New York? As the early-aughts New York revival faded to static, the center gravity in indie rock reverted to its default provincial location: somewhere in the countryside, but not too far away. Suburbs and campuses …

New Pornographers Plot Canadian Fall Tour

Fresh f the release their new album Whiteout Conditions, the New Pornographers are set to revisit their Western Canadian roots on an upcoming fall tour. The long-running indie rockers will play at Orillia, ON’s Mariposa Folk Festival this summer and Montreal, before hitting the road for a string headlining shows across …

Spoon ‘Hot Thoughts’ (video)

Spoon will be embarking on a hefty round world tour dates later this month, but ahead the latest shows, the Austin indie rock vets have unveiled a video for the title track f this year’s Hot Thoughts LP.   The new clip was directed by Matt Muir, and it pairs live …

Jamiroquai and Nelly Furtado Navigate New Pop Waters

Jay Kay Jamiroquai and Nelly Furtado. Photo: Getty s What makes an album noteworthy? Quality? A sexy backstory? Some winning convergence the two? This week, Canadian pop singer Nelly Furtado and British funk troupe Jamiroquai both released new albums after a few years out the public eye. Furtado’s The Ride …

The Low Joy Ceiling ‘Crooked Bangs’ (EP stream)

Bringing together members from Karpinka Brothers, Rah Rah and Library Voices, the Low Joy Ceiling are set to unleash their debut EP Crooked Bangs next week. Before it ficially lands, though, Exclaim! is giving you an early listen to the full five-song fering.   The project’s origin story should probably …