Who's left in the music industry?
The Smash Mouth Twitter account deals in nostalgic content—but not everyone misses the band's golden era.
The backlash against her New Year’s Eve slip tells us more about our ideas of authenticity than about Carey.
This is why we can't have nice things.
Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Yachty, following their emo godfathers Drake and Kanye, are reinventing the genre.
Like David Bowie and Prince, Junaid Jamshed can tell us something bigger about where he came from.
Some final hot takes for a year that was full of them.
This entire year was trash.
"We know the battle ahead will be long..."
After the Ghost Ship fire, cities should be giving DIY spaces more resources.
We talked to Todd Patrick, owner of the Market Hotel in Bushwick, about the rock club's future.
Some of these are bound to be wrong.
Roberto Lange’s artistic-turned-musical career serves as a roadmap for uncertain times.
What a year.
We’re officially back from Thanksgiving. A few pounds heavier, with pants that are just a touch snugger than they were a couple of pies and ...
We don't know what's going on with Kanye West. But there's room to learn about what celebrities, especially black male celebrities, go throu...
The guy behind this year's best punk record gets real about post-election anxiety.
Scenes from the House of Creatives Music Festival.
Laughter might just be the best medicine.
The two brothers born in Panama and raised in Ohio make electronic music inspired by their teenage punk years. Got all that?
After Donald Glover blew us away with 'Atlanta,' it's time to give his debut album another look.
The rapper tells us about how he left North Korea and how his musical career began.
You probably don't need to read anything else election-related this weekend, but if you want to, here are our picks.
Music's healing power is strong today.
The nation's in need of some serious self-care. Here's how you can help.
The world may or may not be ending. Here's some light reading.
Kang follows in hip-hop's storied history of speaking personal truth through music.
The American folk singer stopped by TrackRecord to talk about his new song.
2016 is a scary year, but these unique voices offer hope for the future.
POTUS’ resident beats master was kind enough to share a super funky final playlist for Obama.
Guess which one dressed up like Joanne the Scammer.
On immigrants, early voting, and the path to college.
Pour one out for our favorite social media platform.
"It’s so weird—I can’t connect a genre to this dude."
The "If you're nasty" edition.
We haven't even begun to come to terms with the fact that the Obamas won't be in the White House forever.
A look backstage at the concert on the US-Mexico border.
"It’s the only way we will get respect.”
The election edition.
TrackRecord guide for you, reader who has never really gotten into Bob Dylan.
Despite Donald Trump essentially admitting to sexual assault, his Republican cohorts are using hip-hop lyrics as an odd justification.
The festival opened its door despite Hurricane Matthew.
Is being successful more dangerous for women?
The Dominican producer and DJ takes us through Monterrey as he premieres his new song, "Mamagüevo."
A new book takes a look at the distinctly black origins of rock & roll music and traces the forces that led to the erasure of that history.
The Meadows Festival proved to be a surprising force in New York's increasingly populated festival circuit.
As the singer prepares to release his debut album, titled "Process," we spoke with him about his own processes.
With a myriad of musical influences and mindset of a studio artist, J.D. Walsh shows how pop music can reinvent itself.
The British duo put out their second album in 14 months, and talk about a third one coming out next year.
So, see you next year, Chance?
On pledging allegiance, L.A.P.D. batterrams, and 'Pinkerton.'
He's never stood for the Canadian national anthem.
The 1985 ballad about the LAPD's favorite toy speaks volumes to our currently militarized police force.
Donald Glover's FX series is an unflinching, ambitious look at one of the most mythologized cultures in America.
The British award is well-liked—why is that so foreign to the US?
What more could you ask for?
"What kind of fuckery is this?"
The central question leveled against M.I.A. was whether she could both make music and be political. This is perhaps unfair.
Featuring Mykki Blanco, Noname, and more.
Whatever, it's still warm outside.
In our latest virtual reality feature, we go to Harlem with rapper Princess Nokia.
The show's composer fills us in on how the series' incorporated The Bronx's singular magic.
The iconic Mexican songwriter found his greatest hits--and a space to be himself--in a musical genre that is little-known outside of Latin A...
What's fair in love and surprise releases?
The LA musician looks into our musical past to see where we’re going, and we see what drives him to keep looking.
Take an inside look at one of their shows—in 360 degree video.
Frank Ocean's new album was made possible by unplugging from social media. We should all take note.
Pusha T and Santigold stole the show.
While you wait for Frank.
We're not surprised, tbh.
As the story of the birth of Hip-Hop enters American mythology, we look at the contributions of Latino artists to the genre.
Beat the heat this weekend with these five stories.
Laurent Fintoni takes us on another journey through Bandcamp's uncharted depths.
Naomi Watanabe has achieved what millions have only dreamed of.
Five years after young people organized riots that shook the UK, a look at the Blackberry’s pivotal role in youth culture.
Twitter and SoundCloud users have been jamming D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty for months—and you should be, too.
Meet the Justin Bieber of reggaeton-era Latin pop.
Laurent Fintoni wades into the sea of Bandcamp releases to offer this month's best.
The singer talks to us about her latest project, 'HEAVN,' which arrives (for free!) on July 11th.
In the first episode of our InstruMental series, Dr. Elizabeth Margulis explains how information other than sound can affect how much you li...
In our first virtual reality feature, we take a tour of the iconic East Village record store Other Music, which closed its doors last week.
The historic referendum left many British musicians speechless.
Now that Summer has officially arrived, a look at what summer anthems really mean.
For UK-based musicians, the "Brexit" vote could change everything.
The forward-thinking music festival will be missed. Hopefully future promoters can learn from their mistakes.
In the wake of the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub, here are some essential pieces of writing on LGBT culture.
On their debut album, 'Light Upon the Lake,' Whitney opt for joy in the face of calamity.
Chance The Rapper takes his mission of freedom to new heights.
On the latest record from Adult Jazz, gender comes into full scope.