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Review: Real Estate perfects simplicity with its new record ‘Daniel’

Frontman Martin Courtney pushes the band to hold back its sound on “Daniel,” and it goes too far.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

It’s easy to take a band like Real Estate for granted. Fifteen years from its titular debut, the band is still churning out dependable indie pop records every couple of years....

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Review: ‘Madame Web’ is somehow worse than you thought

He was in the Amazon with her mom when she was researching spiders right before she died, and I was asleep in my seat. Also, the line wasn’t even in the movie.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

“Madame Web” is an indefensibly bad film. Such poorly made and agonizingly dull schlock can only be the result of a complete lack of inspiration. “Madame Web” is the...

Band members Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan and James McNew pose in front of a pier with a bridge over it.

Q&A: Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan on the challenge of playing 8 straight nights

An inside look at one of indie rock’s most beloved holiday traditions.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

Nearly every year since 2001, the band Yo La Tengo has lit up the menorah and taken the stage for eight nights of Hanukkah shows, with proceeds from each night going to a different...

A man in a black shirt with a brown guitar is projected onto the side of a building.

Review: ‘Equal Strain on All Parts’ is a celebration of chilling out

Jimmy Buffett’s final album serves as a beacon of light amid the sadness of his recent passing.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

A number of things might come to mind when you hear the name Jimmy Buffett, many of which go beyond his music. Whether that be with his chain of Margaritaville restaurants, the...

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AI gave us the ‘last’ Beatles song

The first unheard Beatles song in nearly 30 years is now here, but at what cost?
Holden Lay, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

The Nov. 2 release of the Beatles song “Now and Then” would not be possible without the use of artificial intelligence. Has music-industry greed finally gone so far as to have...

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Review: Animal Collective is still grooving on new album

On “Isn’t It Now?,” Animal Collective demonstrates how chemistry is the key to its sound.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer October 12, 2023

From the explosive maximalism of “Merriweather Post Pavilion” to the mind-bending one-of-a-kind acoustic sounds on “Sung Tongs,” Animal Collective has adeptly explored...

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Review: Joan Baez says goodbye her own way in new documentary

“Joan Baez I Am a Noise” follows the political activist and musician as she embarks on her farewell tour and looks back on her storied career.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer October 6, 2023

Early on in “Joan Baez I Am a Noise,” the titular musician says “I always said I didn’t want to do a farewell tour, because people who say that always come back. But maybe...

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Listen To This: King Krule takes a stab at dream-pop

Listen to this week’s most notable singles from King Krule, Sufjan Stevens and more.
Holden Lay, Sandy Battulga and Pritheva Zakaria April 20, 2023

This week’s featured singles go from totally unexpected, in the case of Sufjan Stevens, to exactly what fans anticipated, as with Ice Spice’s new release. But all are worth...

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Listen To This: The Jonas Brothers drop ‘Waffle House’

Listen to this week’s most notable singles from The Paper Kites, Arthur Russell and more.

From the talk-singing of Cheekface to the subdued vocals of Albert Hammond Jr., this past week saw a slew of exciting new singles to usher in the exquisite warm weather. Whether...

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Listen To This: The Drums deliver a strong single with ‘I Want It All’

From revisiting childhood trauma to attending a high energy party, this week’s featured singles cover a whole range of scenes that necessitate a soundtrack. Read on for more. “I...

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Listen To This: Thee Sacred Souls’ ‘Running Away’ is nostalgic yet feels new

Listen to this week’s most notable singles from Emile Mosseri, The Japanese House and more.

This week’s new singles range from the soul-filled sound of Thee Sacred Souls to the R&B-influenced pop of girl group FLO. These artists delve into new material, either by...

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The case for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Industry insiders and fans alike have been wowed by the sleek blockbuster, and it's just been nominated for best picture.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

In 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changed the manner for how the best picture Oscar was selected. Hot off the heels of excellent back-to-back winners “The...

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Listen To This: beabadoobee’s ‘Glue Song’ is a sticky earworm

Read about this week’s most notable singles from Indigo de Souza, Feist and more.

For this week’s highlighted singles, the name of the game is “it’s complicated.” While beabadoobee delivers a delightfully sappy ode to love, others like Indigo De Souza,...

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Review: Yo La Tengo takes matters into their own hands with ‘This Stupid World’

On their pandemic-era record, the band addresses the world’s lonely and confusing circumstances head-on.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer February 20, 2023

Few bands remain as description-defying as Yo La Tengo, the three members of which are now closing in on their 40th year together. They’re about as eclectic as they come. Their...

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Listen To This: Better ‘Hold On’ while listening to Lizzy McAlpine’s new emotional single

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Nia Archives, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more.
Ruby Griffin, Sandy Battulga, Holden Lay and Hanya Gomaa February 9, 2023

This week, Nia Archives, Lizzy McAlpine and Yves Tumor released singles that reinforce their signature sounds, while Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Layla” ventures into an unconventional...

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Listen To This: Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter tries a different sound in ‘L’accouchement’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Zach Bryan, Daisy Jones & The Six and more.

“L’accouchement” by Thomas Bangalter Holden Lay, Staff Writer Daft Punk alum Thomas Bangalter’s sprawling new single, “L’accouchement,” is about as far from...

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Listen To This: 100 gecs teams up with Skrillex on ‘Torture Me’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by David Byrne, Caroline Polachek and more.
Yas Akdag, Ethan Beck, Paree Chopra and Holden Lay December 8, 2022

“Torture Me” by 100 gecs featuring Skrillex Ethan Beck, Contributing Writer Over the last 10 years, Skrillex has been able to transform his status from being an Internet...

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Review: Bruce Springsteen pays soulful tribute on ‘Only the Strong Survive’

Springsteen redefines his sound on his new album, providing the audience with a more personal experience.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer November 21, 2022

On “Only the Strong Survive,” one of music’s best re-interpreters delivers a skillfully executed — and at times a bit too reserved — set of soul covers, both classic...

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Listen To This: NYU sophomore Mia Tims’ ‘Live Forever’ is an indie-rock earworm

Read about this week’s most notable singles by hemlocke springs, Camp Kona and more.
Yas Akdag, Sandy Battulga, Holden Lay and Abbie Thompson November 10, 2022

This week, we feature a range of genres — from indie-rock to electropop — as well as two NYU artists. For TikTok scrollers, we also review hemlocke springs’ new track, “girlfriend.”...

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Review: Arctic Monkeys dives deeper into space-age lounge wizardry on ‘The Car’

The venerable outfit executes subtle shifts and paves the way for a more intimate experience with the band.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

After the walloping sonic turnaround between the Arctic Monkeys’ 2013 smash-hit “AM” and 2018’s divisive “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino,” it was anybody’s guess...

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Listen To This: Rihanna returns with powerful ballad ‘Lift Me Up’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by SZA, Holly Humberstone and more.
Yas Akdag, Paree Chopra, Holden Lay and Candace Patrick November 3, 2022

When we heard both Rihanna and SZA were releasing new music this past week, we couldn’t wait for Friday to come around. Neither disappoint with their latest singles — an emotional...

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Listen To This: With a ‘Pang,’ Caroline Polachek is back

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Caroline Polachek, Katie Gregson-MacLeod and more.
Yas Akdag, Holden Lay and Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer October 20, 2022

Listen To This took a brief hiatus, but fear not — we’re back. This week, we’ve rounded up some of the best indie pop and rock singles from the last fortnight. Read on for...

An illustration of musician Dev Hynes, shirtless, wearing a headband and sunshades and holding a bass guitar.

Review: Blood Orange makes an understated return with ‘Four Songs’

Holden Lay, Staff Writer October 6, 2022

“Four Songs,” Blood Orange’s first release in three years, is pretty much exactly as its title suggests: four brief cuts from the continually shapeshifting multi-instrumentalist...

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Listen To This: Sabrina Song just wants ‘To Know You’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Arctic Monkeys, LCD Soundsystem and more.
Yas Akdag, Paree Chopra and Holden Lay October 6, 2022

This week, we have two alt-rock-leaning songs and two alt-pop-leaning songs. Take your pick! As an added bonus, the two pop songs are by former and current NYU students Sabrina...

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Reflecting on the avant-garde jazz legacy of Pharoah Sanders

The saxophonist and composer shattered conventions on an over 60-year hot streak.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer October 3, 2022
The saxophonist and composer shattered conventions on an over 60-year hot streak.
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Listen To This: Diane Keaton joins pop star Ashe in ‘Love Is Letting Go’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Devin Townsend, Alvvays and more.
Holden Lay, Candace Patrick and Jack Solomon September 29, 2022

Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton has secretly always wanted to be a singer, and she does just that in Ashe’s latest single, the sweet acoustic ballad titled “Love...

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Listen To This: Alex G digs deep in his latest song, ‘Miracles’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Suki Waterhouse, Nosaj Thing and more.
Holden Lay, Candace Patrick, Jack Solomon and Annie Williams September 15, 2022

Picture this: it’s July 2022. You and your friends get selected for tickets to see Jimmy Fallon. You’re excited because the guests include the legendary Jane Fonda and your...

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Review: ‘Music for Four Guitars’ experiments with hypnotic simplicity

Bill Orcutt continues to push the boundaries of simple melody.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer September 14, 2022

Bill Orcutt’s latest solo project is a brief and gorgeous glimpse into his unique bluegrass and blues-infused approach to avant-garde instrumentalism. Coming hot off the heels...

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Listen to This: beabadoobee maintains she’ll ‘See you Soon’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by MUNA, Flume and more.

Folks, here we are … the final edition of “Listen to This” of the semester. We’ve enjoyed writing up our favorite — and sometimes least favorite — singles of the week...

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Listen to This: Dear CVS, Megan Thee Stallion is stocking up on ‘Plan B’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Laufey, PinkPantheress and more.

Everybody seems to be talking about Coachella this week, and, well, we’re going to give you more of that. Megan Thee Stallion debuted her latest single, “Plan B,” at her...

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Review: ‘The Cathedral’ is an understated stunner

“The Cathedral,” Ricky D’Ambrose’s latest, is carefully intimate yet captivating in its distance. The film is playing as part of New Directors / New Films 2022 at Film at Lincoln Center beginning on April 23.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

With his sophomore feature, “The Cathedral,” director Ricky D’Ambrose, best-known for tightly constructed narrative and documentary shorts, crystallizes his highly stylized...

A monochromatic portrait of Father John Misty in a white shirt and black suit with a dancer in a feather-decorated dress behind him.

Review: Father John Misty’s ‘Chloë and the Next 20th Century’ is a jaggedly stylistic statement

The singer-songwriter’s most mysterious record yet is overflowing with thrilling sonic surprises and delicate sincerity.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer April 20, 2022

On his fifth album, “Chloë and the Next 20th Century,” Joshua Tilman, who goes by the stage name Father John Misty, turns to Harry Nilsson and the jazz standards of the early...

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Listen to This: Harry Styles announces a new album with single ‘As It Was’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Alexander 23, Father John Misty and more.

Harry Styles is back — and the world is ready for it, with “As It Was” hinting at what fans can expect on the new album. This week, we also review songs from pop giants Alexander...

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Listen to This: Soccer Mommy’s latest release ‘Shotgun’ pushes her further into dream-pop

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Midwife, beabadoobee and more.
Yas Akdag, Holden Lay, Jack Solomon and Annie Williams March 31, 2022

Welcome back to Listen to This! We were going to say that all of this week’s songs had a shoegaze-rock feel to them, but we just couldn’t stay away from FINNEAS’ latest single,...

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Listen to This: Off camera, ‘Elliot’s Song’ captivates

Read about this week’s most notable singles by HAIM, Ashe and more.

Nearly two weeks after the “Euphoria” season two finale, the show still finds a way to get talked about — this time through the release of “Elliot’s Song.” We won’t...

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Review: JPEGMAFIA commands attention on ‘OFFLINE!’

The experimental rapper-producer’s latest EP shows off his softer side without sacrificing dynamism.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer March 8, 2022

With five tracks and a runtime of just under 12 minutes, JPEGMAFIA’s new EP “OFFLINE!” is a condensed and ruthlessly confident victory lap. Following last year’s fantastic...

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Structured theatrical chaos in ‘Cage Shuffle Marathon’

Paul Lazar’s latest performance is a joyous celebration of losing control.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

Paul Lazar’s “Cage Shuffle Marathon” began and concluded its sold-out limited run at the experimental theater La MaMa this week.  “The Cage Shuffle” is one of actor...

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Listen to This: Caroline Polachek dazzles in new song ‘Billions’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Father John Misty, Alexander 23 and more.

Caroline Polachek dropped her latest single, “Billions”, on the same day she started touring with Dua Lipa — talk about having a full plate. And love him or hate him, Ed...

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Listen to This: Australian artist Mallrat heads to hyperpop

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Lucy Dacus, John Legend and more.
Yas Akdag, Holden Lay, Candace Patrick and Annie Williams February 10, 2022

In this edition of Listen to This, we have a diverse range of songs, from indie rock to unsuccessful pop punk. Yes, we have a negative review this week — listen to it at your...

Animal Collective, an American experimental music band, at one of their concerts. Their latest album, “Time Skiffs,” is the first release to feature all four band members since 2016. (Photo by adrigu, via Wikimedia Commons)

Review: ‘Time Skiffs’ is Animal Collective’s psychedelic pop playground

The Baltimore band reins in their songwriting without compromising on experimentation on their latest album.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer February 8, 2022

Animal Collective’s latest album, “Time Skiffs,” is a joyous blend of exploratory impulses and jangling psychedelic pop. Their strongest album in years, it’s their first...

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Listen to This: After teasing it on TikTok, Charlie Puth’s ‘Light Switch’ is finally here

Read about this week’s most notable singles from Father John Misty, Destroyer and more.

Welcome back to Listen to This! We’re back with the first edition of the spring semester. Spanning several genres, we’ve got nine great songs this week, which all came out...

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Listen to this: Black Country, New Road releases new single ‘Concorde’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Mura Masa, Aeon Station and more.
Yas Akdag, Holden Lay and Jack Peterson December 2, 2021

After a brief Thanksgiving break, we’re back. The releases are winding down as Christmas songs begin to dominate the charts. Nevertheless, there’s still brilliant new music...

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Listen to this: Beyoncé releases new song ‘Be Alive’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Nilüfer Yanya, Beach House and more.

Honestly, we don’t have much to add here. Beyoncé pretty much speaks for herself. This week, we also review new songs by British artist Nilüfer Yanya, indie duo Beach House...

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Listen to this: Mariah Carey releases another Christmas song

Read about the most notable singles by Charli XCX, IDLES and more.

Mariah Carey defrosted early this year, releasing a new Christmas song featuring R&B artist Khalid and choirmaster Kirk Franklin. Charli XCX also dropped a collaboration-heavy...

A still from Parquet Courts’ “Homo Sapien” music video, which is one of the songs on their most recent album “Sympathy for Life.” This album’s songs lean more heavily into abstract lyrics and a techno sound than their previous albums. (Image courtesy of Pitch Perfect PR)

Review: Parquet Courts evolves their sound on ‘Sympathy for Life’

The ever-influential Parquet Courts allow themselves to be daring and inspired on their latest album.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

On their latest album, “Sympathy for Life,” Parquet Courts once again brings a new set of influences to the table, rejuvenating their sound and crafting one of the most interesting...

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Listen to this: ABBA’s latest release ‘Just A Notion’ teases their upcoming album

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Gracie Abrams, Mastodon and more.

ABBA is back with a new song ahead of their album release next week. If you somehow haven’t heard about the band’s return, we’re pleased to inform you that “Voyage” comes...

Todd Haynes’ first documentary, “The Velvet Underground,” hones in on the emotional core of the iconic band. Haynes weaves together archival footage and recent interviews to create a heartfelt portrait of the band and its members. (Image courtesy of Apple TV+)

Review: The obsessive beauty of ‘The Velvet Underground’

Todd Haynes’ first documentary is an eccentric look at the avant-garde legends of rock ‘n’ roll.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer October 27, 2021

Todd Haynes’ latest film, “The Velvet Underground,” is a relentless charmer that stands out among the most personal of music documentaries because every second of it shows...

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Listen to this: FLETCHER reimagines Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’

Read about the most notable singles this week by James Blake, Arca and more.
Yas Akdag and Holden Lay October 14, 2021

This week we review two songs by NYU alumni. The Venezuelan producer Arca and New Jersey native FLETCHER both attended the Clive Davis Institute at NYU. Arca pushes the boundaries...

The movie adaptation of the musical “Dear Evan Hansen” was released on Sept. 24. The film, which stars Ben Platt as Evan, has disappointed fans of the stage musical. (Photo by Alexandra Mettler)

Review: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ movie is an embarrassment

The musical should have never wandered off of Broadway.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer October 7, 2021

Greek tragedy, excessive hubris — “Dear Evan Hansen” made Ben Platt shine on Broadway, but the film breaks him into pieces. The director, the creative team and the producers...

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Listen to this: Metallica covers growl alongside lush pop tunes

Read about the most notable singles this week by Mac DeMarco, Troye Sivan and more.

This week’s reviews range from covers of Metallica’s “The Black Album” to a slinky Big Thief song about certainty. They discuss Radiohead’s upcoming triple-album release...

Cherry is a film for Tom Holland to stretch his acting muscles while offering nothing else. (Staff Photo and Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

Tom Holland can’t stop ‘Cherry’ from going sour

“Cherry” is a lifeless film simply intended for Tom Holland to exercise his acting chops.
Holden Lay, Contributing Writer April 5, 2021

Driving around the streets of an empty Los Angeles late last year, I found myself overwhelmed by a staggering amount of For Your Consideration billboards for “Cherry.” Behind...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Weekly Radio Roundup: March 12 – March 19

Read about the most notable singles released this week.
Holden Lay, Ana Cubas, Perry Gregory and Sophia Carr March 19, 2021

As midterms come to a close and our short-lived spring break begins, we are reminded of the healing, enticing nature of music. From the cathartic glitches of Laura Les to the entrancing...

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