"White Lung aren’t subtle—but then again, neither is the doorman who assumes every woman with a band is either a groupie or the merch girl. Nor is your average comments section in response to just about any article posted about a female artist. Nor are the standards of physical beauty, relationship dynamics, and personal happiness promulgated by pop culture. Nor is drug addiction. Nor is the #notallmen hashtag. Nor is questioning Sky Ferreira about how much her breasts are responsible for her success, nor are authorities liable to ask ‘what were you wearing’ to every accuser of sexual assault. White Lung’s bracing third LP Deep Fantasy is a product of its environment, that environment being “the real world in 2014,” filled with people who refuse to be a part of the solution because they won’t even admit there’s a problem."

Ian Cohen reviews White Lung’s Deep Fantasy, our latest Best New Music pick.



Photos from this year’s Bonnaroo by Pooneh Ghana—more here.



Listen to Jessie Ware’s slow-motion new single "Tough Love" and read an interview with the UK singer about her forthcoming second album.

Listen to Jessie Ware’s slow-motion new single "Tough Love" and read an interview with the UK singer about her forthcoming second album.



"Ultraviolence sounds tragic and beautiful—a Concept Album from a Concept Human."

Mark Richardson reviews Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence.



"Niggas on the Moon finds Death Grips drawing from themselves rather than pushing things forward, a deviation from their mission statement. Anyone familiar with the band’s mix of aggressive electronics, barked non-sequiturs, and collapsing song structures will find plenty to like here, but after three years of aiming to confuse and shock, Death Grips are approaching reliability, and the presence of truly thrilling moments has decreased accordingly."

Larry Fitzmaurice reviews Death Grips’ Niggas on the Moon.



Check out photographer Pooneh Ghana's shots from this year’s Governors Ball in New York City featuring Kurt Vile, Grimes, Killer Mike and El-P, and many more.



"There is no arguing with a riff."

Mark Richardson reviews the newly reissued first three Led Zeppelin albums.






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Hundred Waters’ “Murmurs” is a Best New Track.





Stream White Lung’s new album Deep Fantasy via Pitchfork Advance.

Stream White Lung’s new album Deep Fantasy via Pitchfork Advance.




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Sound Advice with Vanessa Bayer is back! Season 2 of aboveaverage's web series kicks off with our buddy Drake — so check it out and watch the trailer to see who else is stopping by for media coaching with Janessa Slater.



Read Mike Powell’s feature story "Texas Never Whispers: Two Days on Tour With Parquet Courts" featuring photos by Chad Wadsworth.



"Bikini Kill was really exciting to me—when you hear a woman talking really confidently about all the shit that you feel so unconfident about, it gives you this crazy rush of hope in yourself."

White Lung frontwoman Mish Way talks really confidently to Jenn Pelly in our latest feature interview.




Somewhere between Jarvis Cocker, the Streets, and Bruce Springsteen lies "North Circular", a stunning Best New Track from London newcomers Real Lies.