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New Music: Kendrick, Calvin, Desiigner, Moses Sumney, Lunice, EMA

Kendrick Lamar has shared a violent new video for DAMN. highlight “ELEMENT.” Jonas Lindstroem and the Little Homies directed.In other video news, Calvin Harris has released a clip for “Feels”, his new summer single with Pharrell, Big Sean, and Katy Perry. Harris’ new album Funk Wave... Continue reading

Review: Vince Staples, Big Fish Theory

I’ve never been great at predicting weather patterns. In fact, I’m notoriously bad at it. Any time I try my hand at solving for the meteorological unknown, it’s a near-certainty that I’ll not only be wrong—I’ll be diametrically wrong. In all likelihood, the most plausible way for California to... Continue reading

New Music: Drake, Migos, Future, Clams Casino, Broken Social Scene

Metro Boomin’ enlisted Drake and Migos for a new song, “No Complaints”. The track premiered on OVO Radio (where else?) this weekend. Listen at Apple Music or Soundcloud Go.Future might have pulled a Kanye and updated his already-released album HNDRXX with a new song called “Pie”,... Continue reading

Review: Beach House, B-Sides and Rarities

At Coachella 2013, standing with my wife, as the sun set over the Indio Hills and the illuminated, iconic ferris wheel, Beach House saturated the already warm air with droning keys and a triumphant set of crowd-pleasers. Sunset set time is coveted at Coachella, and this was a perfect choice. A... Continue reading

Reviews: Laura Marling, Magnetic Fields, Mountain Goats

Semper Femina by Laura MarlingIn selecting “Soothing” as both the first track and first single for this album, Laura Marling might’ve shot herself in the foot without realizing it—it’s an excellent song, probably one of the year’s best, but it cultivates unrealistic expectations for the eight... Continue reading

New Music: Grizzly Bear, The xx, Wu-Tang Clan, Guided by Voices

Grizzly Bear share a third new song, “Four Cypresses”, from their upcoming album Painted Ruins. Previously: “Three Rings” and “Mourning Sound”. The new album is out August 18.The xx share the Drake-sampling “Naive”, a previously vinyl-exclusive bonus track from their excellent 2017 album, I... Continue reading

A Rough Guide to Bumbershoot 2017

What is it that makes Seattle such an appealing place? This is a city that is open-minded, dynamic, and creative while offering unlimited opportunities to experience culture, heritage, and art all in a setting that is replete with natural beauty. What can you find there? Seattle is known for their... Continue reading

Album Releases: Vince Staples, Radiohead, Prince, DJ Khaled

Vince Staples Big Fish Theory is his first album since the masterful Summerime '06. Hot take: Vince Staples did it again. Big Fish Theory is consistent, varied, and exhilarating, but just like last time, he might ultimately be overshadowed by his West Coast compatriot, and cultural behemoth,... Continue reading

Review: Young Thug, Beautiful Thugger Girls

Beautiful Thugger Girls may underwhelm at first, if only because the forms it works in are so familiar. Young Thug cycles through a lot of styles here: lovebird R&B, sensitive acoustic folk, even country. But he doesn’t terraform them to his whims so much as try them on for size, like a kid... Continue reading

New Videos: Arcade Fire, Haim, Carly Rae Jepsen

Arcade Fire have shared a satirical new video for “Creature Comfort”, their new single from Everything Now. The album is out July 28.Haim uploaded their video for “Want You Back”, one of our stronger contenders for Song of the Year. Their new album, Something to Tell You will be released July... Continue reading

New Music: Radiohead, Beach House, Drake, Run the Jewels, Fall Out Boy

Radiohead share a new video for the unreleased OK Computer-era song, “Man of War”, one of the three new songs in the OKNOTOK remaster and reissue of OK Computer (out tomorrow, June 23). The band recently dedicated the reissue to Thom Yorke’s late ex-partner, Rachel Owen.Beach House is... Continue reading

New Music: Foo Fighters, Hercules & Love Affair, Sharon Van Etten, Shabazz Palaces, Shlohmo, REM/Sleater-Kinney offshoot

First and foremost, RIP PRODIGY.Foo Fighters have announced their new album, Concrete and Gold, their first since 2014’s Sonic Highways. It’s out in September. The album was produced with Greg Kurstin, who recently took home the Grammy for Album, Record, and Song of the Year for Adele’s 25 and... Continue reading

LCD Soundsystem announce new album American Dream

LCD Soundsystem have formally announced their long-awaited coming-out-of-retirement album. It’s called American Dream and it’s out September 1. The LP is their first since 2010’s This is Happening. The announcement also comes with a huge list of tour dates spanning across North America and... Continue reading

Review: Lorde, Melodrama

In the early rounds of the press cycle surrounding Lorde’s new album, pop’s alternative heroine offered up an interesting tidbit about “Green Light”, her lead single: super-producer Max Martin called the song “a case of ‘incorrect songwriting.’” In terms of the Martin-approved formula for... Continue reading

New Music: Haim, Fischerspooner, Baio, Paramore

Haim share another track from their upcoming LP, Something to Tell You. They premiered it last month on Saturday Night Live. It sounds as lovely as it did then. Fischerspooner is back with a new album called SIR, their first since 2009’s Entertainment. The entire album, including new... Continue reading

Jay-Z announces new album 4:44

Originally (and mysteriously) marketed as a new Tidal-affiliated film starring Mahershala Ali, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danny Glover, it has been confirmed that 4:44 is also the name of Jay-Z’s new album. (Oh, and the hyphen is back.) The album is Hova’s first new one since 2012’s... Continue reading

Album Releases: Lorde, Fleet Foxes, Young Thug, Ride, Big Boi, 2 Chainz, The Drums

At last, Lorde has released Melodrama, her excellent new album. Hot take: this one should be held up alongside masterworks of modern pop like Lemonade (2016), Emotion (2015), Art Angels (2015), 1989 (2014).Fleet Foxes’ excellent and uncompromising new album, Crack-Up, is... Continue reading

New Music: M.I.A., Coldplay, Calvin Harris, Minaj, Migos, Yachty, Icona Pop

M.I.A. has released a second new song in as many weeks. The last one was called “Goals”, this week we get “Finally”. M.I.A.’s last album, AIM, was called her final one. Coldplay have shared a new song called “All I Can Think About is You”, from their upcoming... Continue reading

Listen to Lorde's new album Melodrama

Following four excellent teaser singles — “Green Light”, “Liability”, “Sober”, and “Perfect Places” — Lorde has delivered a triumphant new album in Melodrama. You can stream it below on Spotify or here via Apple Music. Continue read...

Young Thug drops new album Beautiful Thugger Girls

At last, Young Thug has released his new “singing album,” Beautiful Thugger Girls, his followup to one of last year’s best albums, Jeffery. The album is streaming below on Spotify. It’s also available on Apple Music. Continue readin...

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