best albums of 2023

The 50 Best Albums of 2023

50 records from a year that overwhelmed us with great music

best songs of 2023

The 100 Best Songs of 2023

Our favorite songs from an eclectic year

Best Music Merch of 2023

The Best Music Merch Gifts of 2023

Punk rock candles, death metal coloring books, trippy t-shirts and more

Fader and Friends Volume 1 compilation

Ratboys, Wednesday, Filth Is Eternal on FADER and Friends Vol. 1 covers comp to benefit trans rights organizations

FADER Label has released a new compilation, FADER and Friends Vol. 1, which features 44…

Ratboys The Window review

Ratboys – The Window

The Chicago group achieve final form as a band, delivering their strongest and richest set of songs

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Best New Releases, August 25: Earl Sweatshirt & The Alchemist, The Armed, and more

Plus Ratboys, Open Mike Eagle, The Cowboys, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Pleasure Forever, and jaimie branch

Ratboys interview

Ratboys are growing together

We speak with Julia Steiner about the band’s decade-plus journey, and new album ‘The Window’


Essential Tracks This Week: Slowdive, MJ Lenderman, and more

Plus Armand Hammer, Raw Poetic, Ratboys, Open Mike Eagle, Daniel Villarreal and Mary Lattimore


Ratboys share new song “Morning Zoo”

‘The Window’ is out on August 25


Hear a super fun, punky new song from Ratboys, “Crossed That Line”

Another new single from ‘The Window’, out later this month

The Armed

Essential Tracks This Week: The Armed, Ratboys, and more

Plus Sampha, The Budos Band, and Carlos Niño and Friends


Hear the new song from Ratboys, “The Window”

Watch the video, directed by John TerEick

PJ Harvey

Essential Tracks This Week: PJ Harvey, Ratboys, and more

Our Essential Tracks column took a few weeks off for reasons that are not particularly…


Ratboys announce new album The Window

Hear new song “It’s Alive!”

Ratboys Wild Pink tour

Ratboys and Wild Pink announce tour

Two indie rock heavyweights hit the road together this fall.

Ratboys Happy birthday ratboy

Ratboys release new album, Happy Birthday, Ratboy, featuring new recordings of early tracks

The new album features 10 re-recorded versions of early tracks, plus new track “Go Outside.”

Ratboys livestream

Ratboys announce 10th anniversary livestream

On April 29 the band will play a live set and tell stories via Bandcamp.

Ratboys livestream

Ratboys announce Halloween telethon

25 hours of indie rock, plus candy, bobbing for apples, costumes and more.

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The Best Albums of March 2020

The best albums from an extremely long month.