Reviews

Into It. Over It Figure

Figure is an album filled with Into It. Over It. trademarks: conversational lyrical sentiments, the occasional math-rock guitar part, and anchoring drums. But even with Evan Thomas Weiss' sturdy, commonly excellent songwriting, it just never clicks.

Ethan Gordon reviews...

Widowspeak Plum

The Brooklyn duo's insight into their practical concerns is efficient, pleasant, and never overbearing—providing just enough details as they allow their smooth country-pop arrangements to take flight.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Ruston Kelly Shape & Destroy

The singer-songwriter's talent for frank, moderately depressing songwriting is still displayed, but Shape & Destroy doesn’t have quite the candor and quality of his first full-length.

Ethan Gordon reviews...

Katy Perry Smile

After a three-year wait, the pop singer's latest backtracks so much from 2017's Witness that she seems convinced it never happened. 

Ethan Gordon reviews...

Features

Quick Takes (July 2020)

In this latest installment of Quick Takes, Juan Edgardo Rodríguez and Emma Bacuhner revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the month of July. This month's selections include Katie Dey, Dominic Fike, Dehd, and more.

Step inside Katie Dey's vast, multi-color vortex...

Toy Bastard (Interview)

Car Seat Headrest guitarist Ethan Ives discusses the writing and recording of his new album Life for Cowards under the name Toy Bastard, approaching songs with a topical focus, and his contributions to CSH's Making a Door Less Open.

Ethan Gordon reviews...

Features

A Primer to the films in Competition at the 72nd Festival de Cannes

Nineteen films will compete for the 2019 Palme d'Or, decided this year by Alejandro Iñárritu and his jury. Enjoy Kirk Sever's preview to the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, and watch recommendations of other films by the directors in competition.

Read our definitive guide...

Reviews

Parasite ( Bong Joon-ho)

Once again reflecting on social classes and bending genre to his will, Bong Joon-ho lives up to the hype of his Palme d'Or winning tragicomedy, Parasite.

Kirk Sever reviews...