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Review: Twin Fantasy by Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest seemed brand new in 2016. Given the suddenness of their ascent from cult band to indie staple over 18 months, the fact that frontman Will Toldeo had actually been plying his craft across ten albums eluded much of their new fanbase. Car Seat Headrest’s back catalog is full of... Continue reading

New Music: Janelle Monae, Car Seat Headrest, Drake, Fever Ray

Dirty Computer by Janelle MonaeJanelle Monae has announced a new album! It’s called Dirty Computer. Its release date has not been made public yet, but the album’s trailer and “film narrative” will air before select screenings of Black Panther. Watch the "emotion picture"'s first online teaser... Continue reading

New Music: Courtney Barnett, Beach House, Muse, Frank Ocean

“Nameless, Faceless” by Courtney BarnettCourtney Barnett’s follow-up to her tremendous 2015 debut is called Tell Me How You Really Feel and it’s out on May 18. “Nameless, Faceless” is the Margaret Atwood-paraphrasing lead single. Check out her new tour dates. “Lemon Glow” by Beach... Continue reading

Review: Black Panther: The Album by Kendrick Lamar

Amongst other things (namely formulaic structures and uninteresting villains), Marvel films have been plagued with unmemorable soundtracks and/or film scores. A recent example: using “Immigrant Song” in a Thor film had so much potential that they couldn’t resist using it in the trailer and two... Continue reading

Review: Little Dark Age by MGMT

MGMT is a great band who made their records out of order. I went to see Of Montreal on tour for their incredible psych pop anti-masterpiece Hissing Faunae in mid-2007. I had never heard of the opener so I went late and skipped them. It was MGMT. By the following year, they were playing Bonnaroo,... Continue reading

Review: Man of the Woods by Justin Timberlake

This isn’t as bad as the first two singles have led us to believe or as some have reported, but it’s also not very good. People like picking on easy targets, and there hasn’t been an easier target than an ex-boy band baby-faced attempt at being rugged with an album title like Man of the Woods and... Continue reading

Review: Blood by Rhye

Rhye deals in patient, subtle movements. Whatever it is that gets you SEO on Spotify or whatever awful metric's value, Rhye is the opposite. The lyrics are deep but not until the third and fourth listens. The musical profundity is hidden behind routine motions. Blood blends alternative R&B... Continue reading

Review: Culture II by Migos

SEQUELS ARE TOUGH. Arguably they set a higher burden of proof than the dreaded sophomore LP, since attaching a "II" to a title implies that you have more to say on the same subject a second time around. Everyone wants to be The Godfather, but most people end up like The Matrix. So it is with... Continue reading

Review: Ruins by First Aid Kit

My introduction to First Aid Kit was a delightful YouTube video of the two Swedish teenagers harmonizing “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” by their indie folk heroes Fleet Foxes. It soared right through YouTube's reductive sound algorithm and showcased the special voices of Klara and Johanna. That... Continue reading

Review: Semicircle by The Go! Team

Tremendous as usual. Always on the right track, these guys! Fifth album, in case you were counting, and once again Ian Parton and his international friends and comrades throw the heartening upper of a feedback-sampledelic old-school cheerleader-chant marching-party we need! Now with extra marching!... Continue reading

Review: A Day With the Homies by Panda Bear

Not 100% sure when this happened, but at some point in the last ten years, Panda Bear releases became more anticipated than Animal Collective releases. It's obvious now, with the quality and freshness difference between Grim Reaper and Painting With, but in 2007, Strawberry Jam and Person Pitch... Continue reading

Justin Timberlake's new album is out next month

Justin Timberlake has announced his follow-up to The 20/20 Experience. His new album, Man of the Woods, is out next month on February 2, nearly five years after his last comeback. “This album is really inspired by my son, my wife, my family, but more so than any album I’ve ever written,... Continue reading

Review: Miguel, War & Leisure

This isn’t as bad as I thought it would be, with lead single “Sky Walker” the complete opposite sort of music that I want Miguel to make, replete with a frat house party-catering music video that looked like there was a conscious decision to make up for the loss of sales between Kaleidoscope Dream... Continue reading

MGMT share new song "When You Die"

MGMT have shared a new song called “When You Die” and a corresponding video from their upcoming album Little Dark Age. According to The New Yorker, the album is out in February. You can hear its title track here. Continue reading

Car Seat Headrest drop epic "Beach Life-in-Death"

Car Seat Headrest has shared a 13-minute epic “Beach Life-in-Death”, a remake of a track from 2011’s Twin Fantasy. Listen below on Apple Music. Earlier this year Will Toledo shared “War is Coming (If You Want It)”, a song, according to Toledo, about “not murdering people.” All this while we... Continue reading

Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar join N.E.R.D on "Don't Don't Do It!"

Pharrell has shared a new song—co-written with Frank Ocean!—from N.E.R.D’s upcoming album No One Ever Really Dies. It’s called “Don’t Don’t Do It!” and it features perennial MVP Kendrick Lamar in a typically breathless and dexterous verse. Check it out below via Apple Music and peep at Zane Lowe’s... Continue reading

The Best Albums of 2017

No. 20: 'Everybody Works' by Jay SomI saw Jay Som live in March and again in November and both times they sounded surprisingly weak. It seems as if each of the four people in the band has a different idea about what genre and style they are playing. The record is a completely different story.... Continue reading

Sufjan Stevens shares new song "Tonya Harding"

Sufjan Stevens has shared a new song, “Tonya Harding”, dedicated to “one of the greatest figure skaters of her time.” In an accompanying essay, Stevens writes, “Tonya shines bright in the pantheon of American history simply because she never stopped trying her hardest. She fought classism, sexism,... Continue reading

Father John Misty shares "Leaving LA" video

Josh Tillman has shared a surprisingly direct and low-key music video for “Leaving LA”, Father John Misty’s mammoth 13-minute Pure Comedy centerpiece. Check it out below. Continue reading

First Aid Kit shares new song "Fireworks"

First Aid Kit have shared a gentle new song from their upcoming album Ruins called “Fireworks”. Listen below. Previously the duo shared “Postcard”. The album is out January 19. Continue reading

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