15 of the best albums of 2021 so far
From Jimi Somewhere's coming-of-age ennui to slowthai's protest tunes, these are the records you need to hear right now.
Eartheater is making music for a post-apocalyptic future
The experimental artist on the origins of her new album 'Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin' and how the pandemic pause could revitalize music scenes everywhere.
Lewis Del Mar meditate on chaos and order in AUGUST
The experimental pop duo’s first album in four years is a psychedelic reflection on identity and our radical present.
On Shabrang, Sevdaliza lets us explore her subconscious
The Iranian-Dutch avant-pop singer on her existential new album and the 'Habibi' music video, premiering today on i-D.
On Everlasting, Loyal Lobos befriends her teenage self
The Colombian singer-songwriter’s debut album, executive produced by Teddy Geiger, translates sorrow into uplifting, feminist pop tunes.
Meet Crack Cloud, the art collective operating at the center of Vancouver’s opioid crisis
Their debut album 'Pain Olympics' is full of catchy punk anthems that explore living in a post-truth society and how to build a brighter future.
On Mordechai, Khruangbin reimagine its groovy psych-rock
The Texas trio discuss their highly anticipated third album, adding bold new vocals and how bassist Laura Lee became an alt-rock style icon.
Moscow artist Kate NV makes fantasy music for the future
Kate Shilonosova’s new album 'Room for the Moon' features spellbinding pop that eerily predicted our new reality.
Wandering anti-rock duo Faux Real are redefining DIY
The Franco-American up-and-comers on their playful performances, hardware store aesthetic and their eponymous debut EP, out today.
Lido Pimienta’s Miss Colombia is a cynical love letter to her homeland
The Toronto-based artist tells i-D about her third album, loaded with spicy, contemporary Latin pop tunes.
Half Waif's summery, synth-pop will brighten your day
Nandi Rose explains how the isolation of her Hudson Valley home brought her latest album 'The Caretaker' to life.
How sobriety helped Waxahatchee make her best album yet
Katie Crutchfield tells i-D about hitting rock bottom, finding time for self-reflection and the making of her Americana-inspired record 'Saint Cloud'.