Declan McKenna What Do You Think About the Car?

The British teenager sets the world to rights on his long-awaited debut album.

Matthew Smith reviews...

DJ Orange Julius The Grove

On his proper debut, The Grove, footwork producer DJ Orange Julius continues to make freewheeling and humorous music while refining his approach to producing.

Jeremy Monroe reviews...

Sheer Mag Need to Feel Your Love

On their full-length debut, the Philadelphia outfit takes on many facets of classic rock without ever undermining its expansive source material.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Broken Social Scene Hug of Thunder

The Canadian collective's latest delivers a bevy of large, sincere statements that come alive with meaning and beauty.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...


Quick Takes (June 2017)

In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, writers Juan Edgardo Rodríguez and Carl Purvis (and guest Joe Marvilli!) once again revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the past month. Featuring albums from Fleet Foxes, SZA, Ride, alt-J and more.

Fleet Foxes give you a warm welcome...

Doin' Quite Alright: A Conversation With Kane Strang

New Zealand singer-songwriter Kane Strang talks to No Ripcord about his first experience touring North America, how he landed his signing with Dead Oceans, and how he feels about personally opening up from lyrical standpoint.



South Korean Thrillers

South Korea's film industry is producing some of the most interesting, thrilling movies at the moment. Here's a beginner's guide to film from the country worth watching.

Angel Aguilar writes...


20th Century Women (Mike Mills)

Strengthened by a sophisticated autobiographical screenplay, the film's poignant and warmly amusing scenes capture an enriching spectrum of resilient personalities in 1979 Santa Barbara, CA.

Grant Phipps regards...