the best albums of 2024 so far

The 42 Best Albums of 2024 So Far

We survey the best of the best from an increasingly overwhelming half-year of music


Best New Releases, April 12: Shabaka, Metz, and more

Plus Necrot, Still House Plants, Avalanche Kaito, Sunburned Hand of the Man, and The Reds, Pinks and Purples

Metz Up on Gravity Hill review

Metz – Up on Gravity Hill

The Toronto trio pursue a brilliant spectrum of sound with their muscular core intact

Metz interview

Metz tap into a new energy

Alex Edkins discusses the Toronto group’s legacy, new album ‘Up on Gravity Hill,’ and personal growth

the most anticipated albums of spring 2024

The Most Anticipated Albums of Spring 2024

The must-hear records of the coming season


Metz announce new album, Up On Gravity Hill

Hear two new songs, “99” and “Entwined (Street Light Buzz)”

best sub pop albums

35 Essential Sub Pop Albums

Honoring the label’s anniversary with a roundup of some of its greatest releases.

Metz deluxe edition

Metz release digital deluxe edition of self-titled debut

Hear the expanded edition of the band’s ripper of a debut

Metz Come on Down

Hear Metz’s bruising “Come On Down,” featuring Idles’ Joe Talbot

New song released as digital single with “Heaven’s Gate”

Metz anniversary tour

Metz announce 10-year anniversary tour of their debut album

The group will perform their noise rock debut in its entirety

best Broadcast songs

11 Artists on Their Favorite Broadcast Songs

On the anniversary of ‘Work and Non-Work’, we talk to artists about their favorite moments in the Broadcast catalog.

Preoccupations tour

Preoccupations announce fall tour with Metz

The two Canadian bands make their way across North America in November and December.

Metz announce new album, Atlas Vending

Hear new single “A Boat to Drown In.”

Metz new track tour dates

Metz announce new album, Strange Peace

Hear new single “Cellophane.”

Metz Eraser video

Metz – “Eraser”

A white-knuckle noise-rock hallucination.

The Top 10 Punk Albums of 2015

The best in (mostly) young, loud and snotty records of the year.

Run the Jewels live at FYF Fest 2015

Report: FYF Fest 2015

Run the Jewels, Savages, Kanye West and more.

Savages live at FYF Fest 2015

Gallery: FYF Fest 2015 – Day 1

Run the Jewels, Savages, the Jesus and Mary Chain and more play on Saturday for FYF Fest 2015.