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Joanna Newsom shares new track "Make Hey"

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Joanna Newsom’s last album, Divers, so she decided to share a track written for the album that ended up on the cutting room floor. Continue reading

Run the Jewels share new song from RTJ3, "Talk to Me"

Run the Jewels have shared the new offering from their upcoming album, Run the Jewels 3—“Talk to Me”. It arrives via the Adult Swim Singles Program, which means you can download it for free.You can also check out their new interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1. Continue reading

Drake shares 4 songs, announces new project More Life

Drake’s Views, a big sleeping pill in my opinion, is far and away the biggest album of 2016. It’s so big that it has sold about 80% more than Adele’s 25 and Beyoncé’s Lemonade this year. Views smash single “One Dance” is not only far and away the biggest song of the... Continue reading

Review: Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, Yes Lawd!

What did we do to deserve not one, but two new projects from Anderson.Paak in 2016? Ever since breaking out last year with repeated guest spots on Dr. Dre’s Compton, Paak’s star has been rapidly ascendant. His warm, soulful sophomore record Malibu is one of the best albums of the year — a... Continue reading

Review: The Radio Dept., Running Out of Love

The Radio Dept. are a curious band. Their music could be easily deemed as nostalgic, yet it’s uncertain what it’s nostalgic for. Their work is often dreamy, yet sharing an unbeatable sense of reality and politics. Over the past few years The Radio Dept. have created, over a wall of shoegaze and... Continue reading

Review: American Football, American Football

This isn’t as bad as it first sounds, but it’s pretty bad. People obviously like to pick on reunion albums without giving them a fair shot, because we’re fickle vultures who’ve distanced ourselves so far from any interest in auteur theory that we tend not to care much about how an artist’s... Continue reading

Review: Lady Gaga, Joanne

In interviews, Lady Gaga frequently cites the steady diet of musical theater and classic rock she was raised on during her formative years in Lower Manhattan. The artist formerly known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta famously took her stage name from a Queen song. Yet, the dance bangers on... Continue reading

Review: Kero Kero Bonito, Bonito Graduation

If the new Nintendo Switch came to life and found itself inclined to pursue a career in pop music, it probably would sound something like Kero Kero Bonito. The trio occupies a unique niche in today’s pop market, as if Lily Allen found herself making a J-pop record. Vocalist Sarah Midori Perry... Continue reading

Review: Jacuzzi Boys, Ping Pong

Every time an artist dies or a band breaks up, it leaves a hole in our heart. We search for another to fill it, hoping they can bring some of the same qualities or feels that our beloved genius used to. Neil Young filled the void for some that was left by John Lennon, and Prince for Freddy Mercury.... Continue reading

Le Tigre return to give Hillary a new theme song

Le Tigre are back with a new song—their first in a decade—called “I’m With Her”. As you can imagine, the song unapologetically pro-Hillary Clinton. The chorus goes: “I want a problem solver, a true rock climber/Pantsuit-wearing herstorical first-timer." On Trump, the girls... Continue reading

Grizzly Bear: New album is “90% Done”

In what they’re calling their last check-in, Grizzly Bear have announced that their new album is “90% done.” This comes a day after Robin Pecknold told us that the new Fleet Foxes LP is “crazy/vast.” 2017 is shaping up to be quite exciting! Continue reading

Lady Gaga shares new single "A-Yo"

Lady Gaga has fully embraced pop-rock in her new “raw and exposed” album, Joanne. Case in point: new Mark Ronson and Bloodpop produced single “A-Yo”, which features handclaps, an honest-to-god guitar solo, and some of Gaga’s most piercing vocal blasts to date. We first... Continue reading

Watch Paul McCartney bring Rihanna out at Oldchella for "FourFiveSeconds"

Paul McCartney played all of his classics at Oldchella last weekend, including his most recent one with Rihanna and Kanye, “FourFiveSeconds”. Watch a fan-shot clip of the Kanye-less rendition below. (Forever lol @ Paul singing "hold me back, I’m ‘bout to spazz.") Continue reading

Fleet Foxes’ new album is "Crazy/Vast," Robin Pecknold working on solo LP

Fleet Foxes are still working on their follow-up to 2011’s excellent Helplessness Blues—recently de-bearded frontman Robin Pecknold gives us a little update and lowkey announces a solo album: “[Fleet Foxes] record kind of crazy / vast, so working on 'putting babies to sleep / living... Continue reading

Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge share new Nx Worries album Yes Lawd!

Anderson.Paak and producer Knxwledge have shared their new album as Nx Worries, Yes Lawd!, a week early on Apple Music. Earlier this year,.Paak broke out in a major way with Malibu, one of our favorite albums this year. Listen to Yes Lawd! below. Continue reading

Review: Swet Shop Boys, Cashmere

The pairing of Himanshu Kumar Suri and Rizwan Ahmed, aka Heems (formerly of Das Racist) and Riz MC(HBO’s The Night Of), is a rewarding one. Comprised of a Pakistani and an Indian, the self-aware Swet Shop Boys form an unlikely duo that capitalizes on contrast, both musical and cultural. Teeming... Continue reading

Ring That Nobel

Bob Dylan can now add Nobel Laureate to his growing list of awards and honors. Despite some tsk-tsks from various corners of the literary world, the prize has been long overdue. Dylan’s oeuvre, its breadth and its depth, is unparalleled when you consider his vast reach as a popular poet.This is a... Continue reading

The Weeknd shares graphic video for "False Alarm"

The Weeknd’s new album, Starboy sounds like it’s going to full of bangers. His latest, “False Alarm”, slams the hardest and now it’s got a video to go with it—and it’s very violent. Or at least just as violent as, say, Grand Theft Auto V. It’s an expensive ride with lots of... Continue reading

Foxygen share new song "America"

Foxygen are back after releasing...And Star Power, the 2014 album some feared might be their last. You see, the band had previously billed the tour dates associated with the album as their “final tour.” While they have not announced another tour, they are performing again—this weekend... Continue reading

Cloud Nothings announce new album Life Without Sound—listen to first single

Cloud Nothings have announced a new album, Life Without Sound, due out January 27. It will follow-up 2014’s Here and Nowhere Else. (Since that very good 2014 effort, Cloud Nothing’s main creative force, Dylan Baldi, worked with Wavves’ Nathan Williams on the good-not-great No... Continue reading

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