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'The Tipping Point' Offers the Sage Wisdom We Need, But Is It What We Want?

Tears for Fears’ first new album in 18 years explores the lessons that come with age while remaining true to the band's core values. 

by SAMARA HIMMELFARB

For Indie Musicians, Fortnite is the Last Straw

Epic Games' acquisition of Bandcamp foreshadows a bleak future for independent music.

by EVAN QIANG

Reclaiming a Nation’s History Through Song

A look at the artists blending Ukraine’s past and present in protest of Russia’s actions. 

by SAMARA HIMMELFARB

Indigo De Souza is the Indie–Rock Icon We Should All Be Listening To

The North Carolina–bred artist reclaims the thoughts and feelings we're afraid to confront. 

by KATE RATNER

How Beach House Invented a Ninth Planet on 'Once Twice Melody'

Synergistic in its contradictions and hypnotic in its sound, the band's eighth album is a transformative space odyssey. 

by SAMARA HIMMELFARB

Musical Appropriation and the Origins of Gen Z Slang

How artists of our generation have fallen short when it comes to owning their privilege

by SAMARA HIMMELFARB

'Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You' is All Things that Make Feeling Beautiful

Big Thief’s fifth album invites us to find comfort in the human experience.

by KATE RATNER

Mitski Wants You to Know that She Didn’t Want to Make 'Laurel Hell'

Following her supposed exit from the music industry, Mitski dusts off her skills to create an introspective comeback album about her career.

by DEREK WONG

Rethinking the Vegas Residency

What was once a graveyard for dying stars is now prime ground for artists to progress their careers.

by DEREK WONG

When We Were Young Festival is Too Much

The Internet–breaking event is mired with issues. What do potential attendees need to know?

by GRAYSON CATLETT

Philia: A Playlist of Platonic Love

 Looking for a playlist to blast on Pal–entine’s Day? We’ve got you covered.

by JULIA ESPOSITO

Taylor Swift and Moses Sumney: Studies in 'Aromanticism'

On two of their respective albums, these seemingly disparate artists explore a love that exists beyond sex, relationships, and marriage. 

by EVAN QIANG

What's a Musician, and Why Does it Even Matter?

In light of Damon Albarn and Taylor Swift's Twitter beef, it's time for us to reconsider who is and isn't a songwriter.

by EVAN QIANG

Lila Dubois is a First–Year Student with an Album on the Way

The Los Angeles native strikes an inspiring balance between her passion and her education.

by GRAYSON CATLETT

Summer Walker makes space for interiority, proving she’s 'Still Over It'

Walker's sophomore album places a premium on voice and navigates a complicated relationship. 

by KALIYAH DORSEY

Should Artists Sell Their Publishing Rights?

David Bowie's catalog was recently sold for millions for dollars, but is this the right move for every musician?

by GRAYSON CATLETT

James The Seventh Is More Than Your Next Indie–Pop Darling

The 21–year–old artist combines her past and her TikTok presence to tell a potent story.

by DEREK WONG

34th Street Staff Picks: What Street's Been Listening To, January 2021

These are the song's Street's been obsessed with this past month.

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

K-Pop Is Becoming Increasingly Westernized. It’s Not Just Because of BTS.

Newer K-Pop groups, dubbed the "fourth generation," are seeing faster launches in the Western market than ever before.

by DEREK WONG

I’ve Made Monthly Spotify Playlists For Three Years, And You Should Too

The greatest gift of musical nostalgia that Spotify Wrapped can't provide

by KATE RATNER

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