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James Blake Surprise Releases New Album 'The Colour in Anything'

James Blake has released his follow-up to 2013's Overgrown: The Colour in Anything. Listen below via Spotify. Continue reading

Review: Anohni's Hopelessness

When I close my eyes and listen to “Hope There’s Someone” from I Am a Bird Now, a shattering lullaby of mortality and despair, I hear the resurrection of Nina Simone. But Simone’s low-pitched, deeply rounded timbre is delivered, with halting and quavering phrasing, by another remarkable voice. It... Continue reading

Review: Drake's Views

1. THE ARTISTAir horns, auto-tune, the immortal lyric “last name ever, first name greatest”; just like that, Drake was unleashed upon the world with the fury of a thousand unstereotypical Canadians. The year was 2009, and although Drake had already made his breakthrough into the hip-hop sphere with... Continue reading

Jay Z to Respond to 'Lemonade' With New Album: Report

Us Weekly, who correctly reported on Beyoncé’s April-release Lemonade, have another scoop. According to the tabloid, Jay Z is “working on an album telling his side of things,” no doubt fueling that the stories told on Lemonade are rooted in reality. And so the Becky With... Continue reading

Radiohead Return With "Burn the Witch"

Radiohead are back! After several a mysterious “anti-viral” (but still viral) campaign, the boy's return with a moody, classical-informed new single called “Burn the Witch”. The single will be on sale tonight (May 4) at “00:01.” For now, you can watch it’s wonderful claymation video... Continue reading

Reviews: LUH's Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing; Twin Peaks' Down in Heaven

LUH’s Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Singby Raj DayalAbout five years ago, the Manchester band WU LYF (World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation) set the music world ablaze with overwhelming hype and unbridled arrogance. They mostly delivered on the promise with Go Tell Fire to the Mountain.... Continue reading

After Disappearing from the Internet, Radiohead Have Shared Teaser Videos for LP9

Over the weekend, after sending gorgeous leaflets to certain fans in the UK, imploring all to “Burn The Witch”, Radiohead nearly deleted their internet presence. Today, they share two claymation teaser videos on social media and (intermittently) on their official website, which... Continue reading

Et Cetera: Ezra Koenig, AlunaGeorge, Braids

Listen to Ezra Koenig's Demo for Beyoncé’s "Hold Up"... for 9 seconds. Diplo has shared this ridiculously short clip of Ezra Koenig singing on the demo/reference track for Beyoncé’s “Hold Up” from her terrific new album, Lemonade. The clip confirms our suspicion: “Hold Up” is a long... Continue reading

Review: Brian Eno, The Ship

When listening to old Brian Eno interviews, I found this 2009 exchange with writer Andrew Frost:BRIAN ENO: I think there's a terrible prejudice in the arts against articulacy, actually. There's a sort of suspicion of, if people can talk well or think about their work, they couldn't be proper... Continue reading

Local Natives Share First New Song in Three Years: "Past Lives"

For the most part, Local Natives have been mum since the release of their 2013 LP Hummingbird. Today they return with “Past Lives”, a very pretty new song—their first in three years, in fact. Listen below:LN’s bassist and vocalist Taylor Rice had this to say on the new song:The world is not... Continue reading

Kesha Proudly Returns with "True Colors"

Kesha has released her first piece of new music amid her high-profile court battle with former music partner Dr. Luke. “True Colors”, a collaboration with noted homophobe Zedd, is actually a reworked version of the title track from the producer’s 2015 album. According to the faeish DJ, the new... Continue reading

Rihanna and Calvin Harris Link Up for "This is What You Came For"

For the first time since 2011’s “We Found Love” and “Where Have You Been”, Calvin Harris has teamed up with the woman responsible for his enormous success—and the enormous success of EDM, in general—Rihanna. Their new single, is called “This is What You Came For” and you can hear it below via... Continue reading

Stream Drake's New Album 'Views'

Drake’s hotly anticipated new album, Views, is out now. Listen to it exclusively at Apple Music here. It’s also out on iTunes. The album features Rihanna on “Too Good”, Future on “Grammys”, Pimp C and Dvsn on “Faithful”, and production from Kanye West on “U With... Continue reading

Drake Will Stream 'Views from the 6' Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow, Wednesday night, Drake will premiere his highly anticipated new album, Views from the 6, on his Apple Music radio show, OVO Sound Radio. It’s set to debut on the show at 10pm ET, two hours before it drops exclusively on Apple Music. This is the second album Drake has premiered... Continue reading

Review: ASAP Ferg, Always Strive and Prosper

Not all musical ambition is the same; it even comes in many shapes and sizes. It can be a different approach on your sophomore album or a complete makeover of your sound and image. In further opposition to the supposed sophomore album curse, Harlem’s ASAP Ferg looks to avoid disappointment with... Continue reading

D'Angelo Tributes Prince with "Sometimes It Snows in April"

Last night, D’Angelo stepped onto Jimmy Fallon’s stage to deliver a gorgeous purple-enveloped rendition of Prince’s Parade highlight “Sometimes It Snows in April”. He was joined by comedian and noted Prince fan Maya Rudolph and jazz vocalist Gretchen Lieberum, aka... Continue reading

Jamie xx and DJ Koze Team for "Come We Go"

Jamie xx and DJ Koze (under his Kosi Kos moniker) collaborate for “Come We Go”, a track on Koze’s new label compilation Pampa Vol. 1. Listen here.Jamie discusses the track:This song is an ode to London's orbital motorway, the M25. I was thinking about a Family who was so isolated, so removed from... Continue reading

Reviews: Holy Ghost, Sheer Mag, Daughter

Holy Ghost’s Crime Cutzby Austin ReedIf there’s one lesson to mine from Holy Ghost’s 2013 LP Dynamics, it’s that musical versatility only works if the focus is both established and omnipresent. Unfortunately, the Brooklyn duo learned that lesson the hard way; despite the purest of intent and a... Continue reading

Review: Pity Sex's White Hot Moon

What I remember most in Pity Sex songs are the moments. For most other music, there’s a riff, or a lyric, or some sort of hook that lingers. On White Hot Moon, it’s all moments: the kick-in after the intro on “Bonhomie”. when the guitars on “What Might Soothe You” drop out for a verse, or reaching... Continue reading

Portishead Recorded a Cover of Abba's "SOS": Listen

Months ago it was reported that Portishead contributed a cover of Abba’s “SOS” to the soundtrack of Ben Wheatley’s JG Ballard adaptation High-Rise. While the song did appear in the film, it was absent from the soundtrack, confounding and disappointing fans that were looking forward to the... Continue reading

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