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Sleigh Bells share new song and video: "It's Just Us Now"

Sleigh Bells will release their new album, Jessica Rabbit, on November 11. Here’s their latest, “It’s Just Us Now”. You can watch the video below to see Alexis Krauss crying in a bikini and Derek Miller—who directed the clip—terrorizing a graveyard in a bandana. Continue reading

Frank Ocean and Andre 3000 take turns flying “Solo”

Every time an artist releases a followup to an acclaimed breakout album, the early adopters are quick to churn out arbitrary comparisons. You see it everywhere. Kendrick Lamar raps in a languid, tearful voice on “u”? Better compare it to his voice-crackingly manic verse on “m.A.A.d City”. The... Continue reading

Review: Vince Staples, Prima Donna

Check out this lesson I just learned the hard way: Almost every Vince Staples outing—regardless of length, distribution, or cover art—must be treated with an almost universal amount of caution. This was as true with 2014’s Hell Can Wait, Staples’ heavy-hitting major-label debut, as it was with... Continue reading

Rihanna performs four career-spanning medleys at VMAs—watch

Rihanna was this year’s recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs. In recent years, winners of this award have been given ample amounts of airtime to summarize their careers with a greatest hits medley. Well, Rihanna has (so far) fourteen number one smashes, so a single... Continue reading

Bon Iver share new track "33 'God'"

Bon Iver have shared a third new song, and what appears to be the first album-track we’ve heard from their upcoming LP 22, A Million. (The double-sided single they released a couple weeks ago seems to consist of remixed versions of tracks from the album.) It’s called “33 ‘God’”—listen below. 22 A... Continue reading

Frank Ocean's Surreal and Immediate "Pink + White"

I have to respectfully disagree with my colleague Austin Reed on this one. I don’t think four days is enough to absorb most records, even if listening to it is all you do. If listening to it all I do, I’m more likely to experience satiation than any sort of epiphanies about the depths of the record... Continue reading

Watch Beyoncé perform several Lemonade tracks at the VMAs

Introduced by “Sorry” video star Serena Williams, Beyoncé launched into a 15-minute Lemonade medley of “Pray You Catch Me,” “Hold Up,” “Sorry,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” and “Formation”.Watch below (while you can). Continue reading

Kanye West makes a speech, premieres "Fade" video at VMAs—watch

MTV gave Kanye West several minutes to do whatever he wanted at the VMAs on Sunday night and he actually chose to put those precious minutes of primetime television to promote some music! Ha, just kidding. He made a 6 minute speech first. His so-called “I Am Kanye West” speech touches on... Continue reading

Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam share “When the Truth Is...”

Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam, formerly indispensable members of The Walkmen and Vampire Weekend, respectively, will release an album together called I Had a Dream That You Were Mine on September 23. We already heard their debut single together, a wonderful song called “A 1000 Times”.... Continue reading

Cashmere Cat, The Weeknd, Francis and the Lights link up for "Wild Love"

Cashmere Cat, producer to the likes of Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, will release his debut album, Wild Love soon on Interscope. The album’s title track, featuring The Weeknd and Bon Iver stand-in Francis and the Lights, is its first single. You can listen to it via... Continue reading

Young Thug drops No, My Name is Jeffery

Young Thug has released his new “mixtape” (available exclusively on for-pay-only Apple Music) No, My Name is Jeffery and it’s caused a stir on social media thanks to a surprising cover art—the reaction has basically ranged from “OMG! Thugger in a haute couture dress! ????” to more... Continue reading

Listen to Cary Rae Jepsen's Emotion Side B

Today, on the one-year anniversary of Emotion, Carly Rae Jepsen has released a b-sides album appropriately called Emotion Side B. It’s eight songs of early Madonna/‘80s vibes. Early favorites include “Higher” and “Fever”. Continue reading

Review: De La Soul, And the Anonymous Nobody

There’s no nice way to say this, but frankly the number of recording contracts thrown at shitty rappers with dark trap beats, trashy lyric vibes, and some dunce drawling vowels in front of it, has tested my fucking patience. It’s not even just the sound itself, which is already pretty depressing... Continue reading

Here's a list of Frank Ocean's 100 favorite films

Another gem from Frank Ocean’s Boys Don’t Cry magazine—a list of his favorite films. A lot of institutional consensus favorites here—Bergman, Kubrick, Kurosawa, Lynch, Lang, Scorsese, Tarantino, Tarkovsky—but nevertheless a fascinating look into Ocean’s artistic preferences. If... Continue reading

Empire of the Sun share another new track, "Two Vines"

On October 28, Empire of the Sun will release Two Vines, their new album featuring Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, Wendy Melvoin (Prince’s band The Revolution), and members of David Bowie’s brilliant Blackstar band. We’ve already heard “High and Low”, and today the duo have... Continue reading

Chromatics share "Dear Tommy" and new album tracklist

Chromatics have shared the title track/video and a tracklist to Dear Tommy, an album approaching Boys Don’t Cry level of mythos in some circles. (It was supposed to be out Valentine’s 2015.)Check it all out below.Chromatics, Dear Tommy:01 Fresh Blood02 In Films03 Time Rider04 I... Continue reading

Vince Staples releases Prima Donna EP: Listen

Vince Staples has released Prima Donna, his new EP and first release since last year’s fantastic Summertime ’06. The EP features production from James Blake, No I.D., and DJ Dahi. ASAP Rocky and Kilo Kish make guest appearances—as does an “ATLiens” sample. You can listen to the... Continue reading

King Krule aka The Return of Pimp Shrimp shares new track "Feel Safe 88 (Just Say No)"

Archy Marshall aka King Krule aka Zoo Kid aka DJ JD Sports aka Edgar the Beatmaker, and now aka The Return of Pimp Shrimp (“another age, another name for the stomps,” he says) has shared a new song called “Feel Safe 88 (Just Say No)”. Check it out below. Continue reading

Sleigh Bells to return with new album Jessica Rabbit

After sharing several new songs since their 2013 LP, Bitter Rivals, Sleigh Bells have landed on a title for their next one: Jessica Rabbit. Awesome. The set includes summer sixteen singles “Hyper Dark” and “Rule Number One”. It leaves off last December’s “Champions of Unrestricted... Continue reading

The Weeknd teases new music, works with Daft Punk

The Weeknd has teased his first new solo song since releasing his blockbuster LP Beauty Behind the Madness—and it may or may not be his recently disclosed collaboration with Daft Punk. You can check out a short snippet of new music below via Abel’s Instagram—the video is all black,... Continue reading

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