The Chemical Brothers: No Reason

Pioneering English electronic duo The Chemical Brothers (Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons) have released their first new music in two years, and it’s just as infectious as fans might expect. “No Reason”—with its funky bass line, soaring synths, playful “Woo!” hook and acid house elements—pulsates with energy. It comes accompanied by a Smith&Lyall-directed video featuring a neon-clad marching band.

Bobby Caldwell: What You Won’t Do For Love

Singer, songwriter and musician Bobby Caldwell has passed away at 71. Beginning his musical career as a teenager, he performed in Vegas as part of Katmandu, then as a guitarist in Little Richard’s band. In 1978 he released his self-titled debut album which features his most enduring and beloved song, “What You Won’t Do For Love.” Famously, his record label chose to keep his face …

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Ruban Nielson on Finding Clarity Through Music

We speak with the musician about the four years of work and life that have gone into the band's fifth studio album

A lot has changed since 2019 when singer, songwriter and musician Ruban Nielson began working on Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s fifth studio album, V. Initially named Guilty Pleasures, the project transformed and evolved over time. “It’s like four years of music,” Ruban (who is Hawaiian and Maori, grew up in New Zealand and is currently based in Palm Springs) tells us. “There were quite a few different …