Tony Molina Kill the Lights

Tony Molina's folk-driven Kill the Lights revisits the dawn of the album as a self-contained art form. It is also a love-stricken 15 minutes of jangle pop perfection. 

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Ovlov TRU

TRU, Ovlov's first album in five years, manages to distinguish itself since it calls back to a time when tuneful melodicism demanded big and bold affirmations.

Juan Edgardo Rodriguez reviews...

Deafheaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

The chameleonic death metal group want to make something meaningful, magical even, on Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. It is, like most of their polarizing body of work, equal parts off-putting and fiercely inclusive.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Florence and the Machine High As Hope

Florence and the Machine's uneven fourth album proves that hope is really what kills you.

Matthew Smith reviews...


The Decemberists embrace the theatrical in prog-heavy Greek Theater show

The Decemberists make a stop at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles to promote their latest full-length album, I'll Be Your Girl.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez sings along...

Quick Takes (May/June 2018)

Quick Takes is back! Juan Edgardo Rodríguez tackles it solo this time, though he brought Peter Quinton on board to help out with some of his hearty recommendations. This month's selections include Iceage, Jay Rock, Ryley Walker, The Sea and Cake and more.

Let Iceage take you there...


The films of 2017

With 2017 behind us, No Ripcord's Film and TV contributors look back on the year in film. 

Find out their picks...


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...