Matt Author

Ephorize Brings Rap Diva CupcakKe into the Mainstream

CupcakKe Ephorize (Self-released) At just twenty years old, über sex-positive, body-positive Chicago-based rapper CupcakKe (born Elizabeth Eden Harris) has garnered a massive and...

Felix and the Future’s New Album, Holy Hands Vol. 2 is Trippy and Tuneful

Felix and the Future Holy Hands Vol. 2 (Self-released) Blending past-embracing tribal imagery with future-facing space age sound, Felix and the Future’s music spins stories...

Lepore: Scenemaker Amanda Lepore Takes Her Music Back to the Future

Amanda Lepore LEPORE. (Self-released) The unmistakable trans nightlife personality returns with a new EP of sexy, flirty tunes inspired by her travels around the world. Lepore...

Get Lost in Matt Palmer’s Newest Collection of Love Songs

Matt Palmer Get Lost (Self-released) The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter’s new EP gorgeously chronicles the ebbs and flows of newfound love. In the style of recent Beyoncé...

Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods Brings R&B Down Home

Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods (RCA Records) Reuniting with the likes of Timbaland, Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes and acclaimed blues singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton,...

Moby Emerges from Seclusion with Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt

Moby Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt (Mute Records) By turns Haunting and filled with despair, the latest release from Moby beautifully tackles the brokenness of...

Kimbra’s Newest Album Delivers Raw Emotion and the Beats of Her “Primal Heart”

Kimbra Primal Heart (Warner Bros.) Best known as the vocalist on Gotye’s inescapable mega-hit, “Somebody that I Used to Know,” New Zealand-based songstress Kimbra fully...

Belle & Sebastian Return to Their Indie Roots For How to Solve Our Human Problems

Belle & Sebastian How to Solve Our Human Problems (Matador Records) Gloriously blending the joy and melancholy of everyday life has characterized the legendary Scottish act...

With Help From Michael Stipe, Fischerspooner Makes a Comeback Album

Fischerspooner SIR (Ultra Records) The celebrated New York electro-pop duo returns with their first new album in nearly a decade. Produced entirely by Michael Stipe, SIR is a...

Move Over, Chris Hemsworth; There’s Another Thor in Town

Drag Queen Thorgy Thor recently sat down to talk with us about what’s making news in her world— and there’s nothing newsier than the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race...

Welcome to Shania Twain 2.0 with a New Album, Now

Shania Twain NOW (Mercury Nashville) On her first new studio album in 15 years, the top-selling female country artist ever exudes confidence, grace and strength....

New Pink Album, Beautiful Trauma, Finds Her at A Creative Peak

P!nk Beautiful Trauma (RCA Records) From sparse, romantic ballads to dance floor anthems, P!nk’s latest is a sonic buffet with a little something for everyone — as exemplified...