best songs of 2023

The 100 Best Songs of 2023

Our favorite songs from an eclectic year

Loraine James

Best New Releases, September 22: Loraine James, CHAI, and more

Plus yeule, Grails, JOHN, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Final Gasp, Wiki, MIKE and the Alchemist and more

Chai Chai review


The Japanese quartet return with an album full of disco beats and an infectious cheerleading for mankind

Chai surprise

CHAI announce tour dates, share new single “SURPRISE”

Hear the group’s new single before they hit the road this fall

Best albums of may 2021

The Best Albums of May 2021

The best new releases of the past month, from desert blues to progressive metalcore.

wet letter blue review


A joyful bedroom pop album that doubles as an act of self-care.

wet letter blue review

CHAI announce new album, WINK

Hear new single “ACTION.”

Chai new single

CHAI share new single “Donuts Mind if I Do,” sign with Sub Pop

Japanese indie rock group CHAI have announced they’ve signed with Sub Pop, and their first…


The Japanese indie pop group piles hooks on hooks on hooks on their second album.