On their fourth and final album, the Santa Barbara psych outfit's mix of surf, blues and hard rock is as unpredictable as ever. They sound like they are having the time of their lives.
We examine Angel Olsen's 2016 indie rock masterpiece, an album that served as a rock and roll counterpart to her early folk recordings and featured lengthy garage jams while flirting with classic psychedelia.
Stoic and sublime, the fifth Waxahatchee album is a punchy Americana record that figures to be among this year's best.
Eight years ago, Josh Tillman bid farewell to his music career as J Tillman and Father John Misty was born.
New music roundups are a monthly recap dedicated to covering the latest music in a series of short, descriptive reviews. This month’s edition includes new releases from Grimes, King Krule, Midland and more.
Tame Impala's latest ventures deeper into the world of commercialized electronica while retaining the adventurous spirit of the band's earliest recordings. It's the most impeccably produced set of Tame Impala songs to date.
Few singer-songwriters tackle the unknown abyss above quite like Angel Olsen.
On "Living in My World," the Santa Barbara multi-instrumentalist tries his hand at composing an ambitious art-rock ballad.
New music roundups are a monthly recap dedicated to covering the latest music in a series of short, descriptive reviews. This month’s edition includes new releases from Bad Ambassadors, Gabrielle Aplin, Mick Jenkins and more.
We caught up with the fiddler-turned indie rocker to talk more about her stellar new EP, life in Nashville, musical identity and more.
Riffs & Rhymes staff members chime in on their most anticipated albums of the year.
Los Angeles indie rock outfit Acres Even are back with visuals for their debut single.
New music roundups are a monthly recap dedicated to covering the latest music in a series of short, descriptive reviews. This month's edition includes new releases from The Free Nationals, Harry Styles, Kaytranada and more.
Out of all the artistic touchstones in David Bowie's mercurial career, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars remains one of his most celebrated and accessible bodies of work.
The Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist's second studio album, The Trip Vol. 2, is due out December 31.
Few rock icons have experienced the monumental success that Bruce Springsteen did in the 1980s. The second track of the The Boss' 1987 album, Tunnel Of Love, tells the tale of a man's passing fascination.
This week’s Riffs & Rhymes Classic Artist is the leading light of the second coming of American blues, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Vaughan is often credited for the revival of blues in the 1980s.
New music roundups are a monthly recap dedicated to covering the latest music in a series of short, descriptive reviews. This month’s edition includes new releases from Angel Olsen, Cigarettes After Sex, Wilco and more.
The Los Angeles-based country outfit embrace the spirit of the California sound by melding dreamy atmospheres with a colorful and punchy brand of Americana.
Lyric: I thought I'd never see a reason to feel, but here I stand spinnin' 'n' reelin’ with love Song: Creed Bratton – “Spinnin' N Reelin'” Album: The 80's (2001) Background: Believe it or not, one of the best secondary characters from NBC sitcom “The Office”, Creed Bratton, makes music. Bratton’s career as a songwriter dates back to as … Continue reading Lyric of the Week: Creed Bratton – Spinnin’ N Reelin’
Gram Parsons and his inner circle of country converts forever altered how roots and rock music intermingled. We retraced the work of Parsons' contemporaries to explore how they borrowed from and expanded upon the framework of his Cosmic American Music.
For his tragically short career, Gram Parsons churned out a bounty of memorable songs. Our picks for 20 of his very best.
Explore the wide range of influences that informed Gram Parsons and his jambalaya of American music.
Get hip to the Grievous Angel's cosmic country with a comprehensive playlist of his best tracks.
Dive into the legacy of Gram Parsons and the music that changed the landscapes of country and rock forever.
This week, in honor of what would have been his 73rd birthday, Riffs & Rhymes is celebrating the musical legacy of country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons.
Seep into the sounds of fall with this seasonal mix featuring various artists. Curated by music lovers for music lovers.
The third studio album from the Australian singer-songwriter is a declaration of love, laden with his signature wit and penchant for crafting an infectious pop song.
The latest beach rock savants to burst onto the Santa Barbara scene have arrived with their full length debut album.
On their second LP, Whitney's sound is warm and carefully calculated.