Issue 144

This week: discovering the best new rapper since Raury and Chance the Rapper, great new garage rock from Montreal, and more.

Heavy Rotation

What We're Listening To

Noname’s first mixtape is a beautifully textured hip hop record from an incredible upcoming talent. Impeccable songwriting and indelible melodies make Telefone unmissable. Read more.

Les Deuxluxes’ debut feature-length EP has the charm of surf rock (similar to Bleach) and all the gusto and magic of garage rock’s best. (Yes, like The White Stripes. Who else?) Read more.

Fresh Snow’s second album is a tour-de-force in experimental post-rock, and a reminder that rock music can still sound fresh. Read more.