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Deafheaven Is Embracing the Light. Are Their Fans Ready to Do the Same?

The band discusses their beautiful new album, which pivots away from metal and digs deeper into their shoegaze influences, and their new state of mind, which finds them thinking clearer than ever

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How Fleet Foxes Created ‘Shore,’ Their Stunning Surprise-Drop New Album

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean that Robin Pecknold isn’t taking in some sunshine

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Can Conor Oberst and Co. Recapture That Classic Bright Eyes Sound?

After a nine-year absence filled with heartache, debilitating controversy, and uneven side projects, the Omaha emo kings are back with a new album, ‘Down in the Weeds Where the World Once Was’

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How Jimmy Eat World Survived Emo Rock and Stopped Writing Themselves Off

The Arizona band reflects on their career and the making of their 10th studio album, ‘Surviving’

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How ‘Almost Famous’ Foretold the Future of Music Journalism

Cameron Crowe’s movie based on his experiences as a Rolling Stone scribe is now a musical—but the stage adaptation comes at a strange time for a struggling industry

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The Band That Defined—and Shed—the “Next Radiohead” Label

Once pegged as the successor to both Thom Yorke and Co. and Oasis, Travis’s megasuccessful 1999 placed the group in the rarefied air of Britpop royalty

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American Football, the OG Emo Kids, Are Dad Rock Now

The legends of the late-’90s scene return with their third self-titled album this week, and they’ve traded songs about youthful heartbreak for ones confronting mistakes you can’t bounce back from