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Download Toro y Moi's Free Surprise Album 'Samantha'

Toro y Moi just released a 20-track album via Instagram called Samantha. You can download it for free here. The album features Washed Out, Rome Fortune, Nosaj Thing, and Das Racist’s Kool A.D. on a number of tracks. Earlier this year, Toro released a new LP, What For?Toro y... Continue reading

Yo La Tengo's 'Stuff Like That There', Reviewed

Stuff Like That There is one of those “looking back on our history” records, in this case a “sequel of sorts” to a 1990 Yo La Tengo album called Fakebook, in which indie’s favorite insular couple covered the Holy Modal Rounders, Cat Stevens, Daniel Johnston, Gene Clark, the Flamin’ Groovies, and... Continue reading

Stream The Weeknd's New Album 'Beauty Behind the Madness'

The Weeknd’s long-awaited new album, Beauty Behind the Madness, is out today (read our review), which means you can stream it in full on Spotify (below) or Apple Music (here). Standouts include “Real Love”, “Tell Your Friends” (produced by Kanye West), “The Hills”, “Can’t Feel My... Continue reading

Justin Bieber's New Single "What Do You Mean"

Earlier this year, Justin Bieber did a 180 and stepped away from the public jackassery and the purveying of generally unpleasant music when he released his Diplo and Skrillex collaboration “Where Are Ü Now”. As weird and tempered as that song was, it became a global smash—one... Continue reading

Adele to Release '25' in November

After winning a bunch of Grammys and an Oscar for her music in 2012, looks like Adele is finally ready to follow-up 21. Last year the singer teased the LP would be called 25, and has been quiet ever since. Until now. Jason Lupshutz, has the scoop for Billboard:Adele has been teasing the... Continue reading

HEALTH's 'Death Magic', Reviewed

The noisemongering L.A. act HEALTH has, historically, not brought out the best in music critics. Reviews of Get Color and the band’s two remix records, both titled Disco, seem to have practically written themselves; there is probably no place in contemporary music criticism can one more dependably... Continue reading

Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar Share "Easy Bake"

After an easy turn in Kendrick Lamar’s unfuckwithable “Money Trees”, Jay Rock has invited his Black Hippy cohort back for “Easy Bake”, the latest single from Rock’s upcoming LP, 90059. (The song ostensibly also features SZA.) Believe it or not, 90059 has a release date set for May... Continue reading

Four Tet Remixed Chvrches' "Leave a Trace"

Chvrches’ great new single, “Leave a Trace” gets this bright remix from Four Tet. Listen below—" tml-embed-width="100%" tml-embed-height="450" tml-render-layout="inline">Chvrches’ new album, Every Open Eye is out September 25. Read our review of Four Tet’s recent LP,... Continue reading

Julia Holter Shares "Sea Calls Me Home"

Listen to another track from Julia Holter’s new album, Have You in My Wilderness. It’s called “Sea Call Me Home”, which “is about moving away from things that trap you, the scary wonder in discovering freedom,” according to Holter. Have You in My Wilderness is out September 25. Continue reading

Kanye to Receive Video Vanguard Award at VMAs

At this year’s Miley Cyrus-hosted MTV VMAs—airing Sunday, August 30—Kanye West will receive the night’s highest honor, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Considering last year’s recipient, Beyoncé, performed a 16 minute medley of her magnum opus, and the year before, Justin... Continue reading

Review: Aphex Twin Two Ways

If Richard James demonstrates any aptitude for subtlety at all, it has eluded me completely. One minute, he’s flying a curiously branded hot air balloon over London with no explanation; the next, he’s releasing albums called Selected Ambient Works and Digeridoo, titles so bland and explicit, they... Continue reading

FKA twigs' 'M3LL155X', Reviewed

A few years ago, I heard Junot Diaz speak. He said that the problem with a short story, as opposed to a novel, is that a short story can be perfect. Perhaps that is why artists often refuse to take their EPs seriously. Short releases—“EPs” or “mixtapes” or “demos”—are often an excuse to joke or... Continue reading

Bat For Lashes Announces Sexwitch Album

Bat For Lashes has revealed her new project: it’s a band called Sexwitch. The band is comprised of Natasha Khan, her collaborators TOY, and producer Dan Carey. Their self-titled debut album is out September 25. The LP will be made up of six psych/folk covers from Iran,... Continue reading

The Weeknd Buries Himself Alive in "Tell Your Friends" Video

In his review, Peter Tabakis called The Weeknd’s unnerving new album, Beauty Behind the Madness, a gorgeous suicide note. Today, almost as if on cue, Abel Tesfaye shares a video for LP highlight “Tell Your Friends”, which finds the singer burying himself alive. Watch above.Produced by Kanye... Continue reading

Panda Bear's 'Crosswords' EP, Reviewed

Like his other albums, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper had a lot of big statements if you're willing to wrestle with it. Pinning it down is part of the appeal for fans, and it can feel like true immersion to venture into his soundscapes and puzzle out what he's saying about death. So where does... Continue reading

The Weeknd's 'Beauty Behind the Madness', Reviewed

No one can drain the glamor and excitement from sex, drugs, and R&B quite like Abel Tesfaye. His first three releases as the Weeknd were moody, desperate transmissions. House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence arrived from a nihilistic, alien world. (Or maybe not. For your own sake, I... Continue reading

Lana Del Rey Shares Bowie-referencing "Terrence Loves You"

Today, Lana Del Rey has shared a third single from her upcoming album, Honeymoon. It’s called “Terrence Loves You”—listen below:LDR has also shared the album art and tracklist to Honeymoon ahead if its September 18 release. Find that below:Album art: Lana Del Rey, Honeymoon:01 Honeymoon... Continue reading

Beach House Streams New LP 'Depression Cherry'

Depression Cherry is another sweeping, gorgeous LP from Baltimore duo Beach House. In his review for PMA, Brendan Frank characterized the sound of Cherry as “more diffuse, taking a less emphatic approach to melody and structure.”You can hear it for yourself below, one week ahead of its... Continue reading

Stream Destroyer's New Album, 'Poison Season'

Destroyer’s new album, Poison Season is terrific—just read Peter Tabakis’ review on it—and it’s out next Friday, August 28. Stream it a week in advance below—" tml-embed-width="100%" tml-embed-height="290" tml-render-layout="inline"> Continue reading

Listen to Panda Bear's Surprise EP, 'Crosswords'

Panda Bear released a surprise EP earlier today called Crosswords, after his new single from the excellent Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. The five-track EP features a brand new “EP mix” of the titular track (to quote the song, “it’s so good, so good, damn it, so good”), three new songs... Continue reading

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