One of the most underrated bands of the ’90s, Swervedriver restored its good, loud name in the ’00s and beyond. This weekend on the west coast, it performs full versions of its twin masterworks: Raise and Mezcal Head.
For me, there’s only one song that explains the United States of America falling apart in the 21st century, and it is probably no cosmological accident that it is written by the late, great Chris Cornell and Soundgarden.
Few artists have soundtracked my life like Chris Cornell. Now, from beyond an early, tragic grave, he warns Earth to rid itself of war before it is too late.
Today, I sit here stunned, sifting through press releases telling me what Chris — and Soundgarden, and Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave, and every other artist that Cornell’s widening influence deeply touched — have been doing for the last several years.
Few have sequenced the genes of future music as much as Mulatu Astatke, whose dizzying sonic explorations have skillfully skipped across jazz, soul, funk and much more. Those new to Mulatu of Ethiopia seeking a launch window might as well start with a new reissue of … Mulatu of Ethiopia.
Nathan Means of Trans Am has been a friend to Morphizm for many years now, as a contributor as well as an interviewee. Plus, his power trio shreds. Speaking of…
Members from two of my favorite bands of all time, from two of the most influential bands of all time, in a new band. Yes, please.
It’s always a surreal blast when the past arrives in the present, especially if it’s my interview with the defiantly principled punk pioneer, Jello Biafra.
There aren’t enough ways for me to thank Sleater-Kinney for returning from hiatus, even if it was to a sleepy hyperreality still needing to be shaken awake with punk power and poetics.
Let’s turn back to the greatest jam band on the bones, and a master of literary horror, reanimated.
As lesser artists struggle today for meaning and inspiration, Young finds excesses of both in our increasingly turbulent and apocalyptic epoch.
Bjork’s stunning evolution continues with the interactive VR project, “Family” — which may also be one of the most dazzling cli-fi experiments yet created.
One of the most influential directors of all time launches his case study on one of the most most influential bands of all time.
It remains one of the strongest cornerstones of cli-fi
Black Francis and crew have a new full-length effort out called Head Carrier.
An intersectional standout, a loud, rewarding, mournful snapshot of a galvanized period
The Beatles’ ambitious classic clocks five revolutionary decade, as futuristic as ever.
Sean Lennon has inherited his mother and father’s sense of art and agitation
I’ve spoken a few times with the unorthodox guitar hero Brett Netson, so I’m pretty stoked
I’ve been writing about Autolux for years, and yet they always sound fresh to me
The Starman is immortalized by a few of the many he forever influenced
The re-staging of George Harrison’s iconic Beatles song for the 10th anniversary of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil.
It is always worth mentioning new productions from one of the most prolific and influential DJs in history.
The director of Cocoon blossoms into a Fab Four aficionado.
We know there is tragedy but what we see is resilience.