SOPHIE

When Scottish singer/producer Sophie Xeon fell from the roof of her house on January 30, 2021, she left behind a small body of work released under her own name: a singles compilation, a studio album and a collection of remixes from it. She had come full circle by releasing a 12-inch single of Autechre’s remix…

Lorde

Like Lana Del Rey and Billie Eilish, Lorde’s music exists in a space where genre divisions don’t much matter. Neither does the distinction between “mainstream” and “indie” (that’s a stylistic valuation rather than a corporate one: all three artists are signed to branches of Universal Music Group.) “Royals,” her breakthrough single, recorded when the New…

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Julien Temple’s Crock of Gold: Ain’t That a Shane

Director Julien Temple talks about his new Shane MacGowan documentary, Crock of Gold. “Shane talking to other people he knows or respects gave us a more scattershot approach. We shot him and Johnny [Depp] for eight hours and probably only got three or four minutes out of it. But it was spontaneous and uninhibited.”

The Right Side of History

The new documentary film White Riot covers the first two years – 1976 to 1978 — of the British activist organization Rock Against Racism. Director Rubika Shah’s style, which incorporates animation and quick edits, builds on the energy of the punk scene and includes plenty of exciting music.

Other Music in a Different Kitchen

“I remember being an 18-year-old in New York coming to Other Music for the first time and being intimidated by the fact that I didn’t recognize 90% of the names on the bin cards. But that didn’t keep me from coming back. I wanted to find out who they were.”