New Music Preview: Franz Ferdinand, Belle and Sebastian, and Brandi Carlile

Here's what we're looking forward to listening to this month.

5 Unforgettable Super Bowl Halftime Performances

Because who could forget Prince performing "Purple Rain" in the rain? Or Justin and Janet's little "accident?"

Pulse Adds Effects to Your Acoustic Guitar Without Amps or Electricity

Pulse promises to add real-time effects (like delay, distortion, or reverb) to your acoustic guitar. Here's how it works, and where to get it.

Grooming Playlist: Music to Help a Man Get Ready in the Morning

We've whipped up the perfect playlist to serve as the soundtrack to your morning grooming routine, from the shower to the shave.
Food & Drink

7 Show-Stopping Cocktails to Sip While Watching the Grammy Awards

These Grammy Cocktails will make any party an award-winner.

Workout Playlist: Get Pumped About Pumping Iron

This workout playlist has been audio-engineered to get you started on — and help you stick to — your new fitness routine.

Fender’s American Original Series Marries Classic Guitars with Modern Tech

Fender has found a way to bridge the gap between nostalgia and new technology with its new American Original Series, inspired by models through the decades.

Travel Playlist: Tunes to Listen to While on the Move

This playlist is engineered to audio-cure what ails you during the initial two and a half hours of your journey.

Sofar Sounds Brings the Magic Back to Live Music with Secret Concerts

Sofar Sounds organizes intimate shows around the globe. Are you in the know?

New Music Preview: Calexico, Cadence Weapon, and First Aid Kit

January has plenty of new album releases lined up, but these are the ones we're most excited about.

Music to Dance to: Your Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party Playlist

This New Year's Eve party playlist has been marinating in some extra zesty subsonic sauce.

Win a Ticket Aboard the World’s First Zero-Gravity Party

It's hardly 10 years after the debut of Facebook and the iPhone, and we're already throwing a zero-gravity party on the edge of space.

Music to Cheers to: A Christmas Playlist that Doesn’t Suck (Finally)

Let's face it: A lot of holiday music is insufferable. So, we here at The Manual curated am up-to-date playlist of Christmas tunes that are actually great.

Sound Huggle Headphones are the Earmuffs You Need on a Cold Day

Sound Huggle is a Bluetooth-enabled combination of headphones and ear muffs guaranteed to keep your ears warm during the winter cold weather.

Seal in the Sound with the Best Noise-Canceling Headphones

Drowning out the sound of babies, jet engines, and the outside world isn't as hard as it seems. Here are the best noise-canceling headphones, whether you prefer style, comfort, or sound.

Bose Sleepbuds are a New Trick to Getting a Great Night of Sleep

You can replace snoring partners and lively streets with relaxing sounds to help you fall (and stay) asleep with the Bose Sleepbuds headphones

Our Picks for the Best Albums of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to look back at the standout records released over the year.

Music to Cook to: A Contemplative Culinary Playlist

Listening to music while working your culinary magic provides the same joy as a meal paired with the perfect wine. Here's our ultimate cooking playlist.
Food & Drink

Hendrick’s Gin and The BoomCase Collaborate on the Most Peculiar Speaker System Ever

Audiophiles and gin lovers unite! Hendrick's Gin and The BoomCase crafted a unique sound system that doubles as a suitcase and gin tea set.

Two Vintage Cars Formerly Owned by The Beatles are Up for Auction

An Aston Martin formerly owned by Sir Paul McCartney and a Mini Cooper that used to belong to Ringo Starr are on the block.

Talking Tunes, Tours, and Life on the Road with Hippie Sabotage

Kevin and Jeff Saurer aren't just brothers — they're Hippie Sabotage. And they're about to embark on a three-month-long tour across the U.S.

Master and Dynamic’s New Headphones Provide the Perfect Urban Camouflage

The new Greene Street collection from noted audio company Master and Dynamic’ features three colorways that fit in the city and in the great outdoors.