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Jaunty pop, infectious indie, joyfully chaotic rap and more

Sobs: Air Guitar From Air Guitar, the second album by Singapore-based rock band Sobs, the delightfully infectious lead single and titular track is drenched in influences from ’90s power-pop and ’80s new wave. Within, the trio (Celine Autumn, Jared Lim and Raphael Ong) tells a bittersweet tale through a euphoric melody and dramatic pop chord progressions. Tanukichan: Make Believe Tanukichan—the music project from Bay Area …

Punk, Post Punk, New Wave

Familiar and previously unpublished images of a dynamic music scene by photographer and filmmaker Michael Grecco fill the pages of Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, in Your Face, 1977-1989. Whether an action shot from the stage wing or a quiet backstage portrait, the photographs provide another perspective on the bands and musicians that defined the energy, chaos, grit and creativity of punk, post-punk …

Joy Division: The Oral History

Written by respected English music journalist Jon Savage, This searing light, the sun and everything else: Joy Division: The Oral History is essential reading for music fans. Detailing the pioneering band’s existence (from 1976 to 1980), Savage draws from interviews with surviving band members—Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner—and contemporaries including their manager Rob Gretton, Factory Records co-founder Tony Wilson, art designer Peter Saville …