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New Music: Miley Cyrus, Lil Wayne, EMA

Miley Cyrus has officially announced the follow-up to Bangerz and Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz. Her new album’s called Younger Now and it’s out September 29. Recently she shared two new songs, “Malibu” and “Inspired”. Lil Wayne keeps his recent flurry of activity alive with... Continue reading

Destroyer announces new album, Ken

Dan Bejar, aka Destroyer, has announced a new album today called Ken. The title is apparently lifted from the original title of Suede’s “Wild Ones”. Ken will be Bejar’s first album since 2015’s Poison Season. It’s out October 20 on Merge. (Pre-order it here.)The LP’s opening number, “Sky’s... Continue reading

The National drop new song “Carin at the Liquor Store”

The National have shared “Carin at the Liquor Store”, the third track from their upcoming album, Sleep Well Beast, along with its music video. The album is out September 8. Previously the band released “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” and “Guilty Party”. Continue reading

New Music: Rae Sremmurd, Car Seat Headrest, Grouper

Rae Sremmurd have shared a new track called “Perplexing Pegasus” produced by Mike Will Made-It (the producer behind their biggest hit “Black Beatles”). Listen below.Car Seat Headrest have released a new song, “War is Coming (If You Want It)”. All proceeds go to the Transgender Law Center, as part... Continue reading

The War on Drugs share new song "Pain"

The War on Drugs have shared another new track from their upcoming album, A Deeper Understanding, and it’s a knockout. “Pain”, this one’s called. It comes after “Strangest Thing”, “Holding On”, and “Thinking of a Place”.The new album arrives August 25. Listen to “Pain” below. Continue reading

Review: Vic Mensa, The Autobiography

Acid Rap was one of the best things about 2013; stunningly vibrant music that alerted us to the talent of Chance the Rapper. And in posse cut, “Cocoa Butter Kisses”, it shone a light on Vic Mensa too, who was able to match Chance’s word-play while keeping with Chance’s lyrical themes. Vic Mensa... Continue reading

New Björk album out soon

On Instagram, Björk has announced that her follow-up to Vulnicura will be out very soon. We know nothing about the album, except that it is already available for pre-order. Check out the note below. Warmthness. Continue reading

New Albums: Kelela, Bully, The World is a Beautiful Place...

R&B SIREN KELELA has, at long last, announced her debut album, Take Me Apart. It’s out October 6. In a statement, Kelela said, “Despite it being a personal record, the politics of my identity informs how it sounds and how I choose to articulate my vulnerability and strength.” She... Continue reading

Osheaga 2017 preview: Where you'll find us

Canada turned 150 this year, and it’s still pulling out all the stops for what’s turning into a year-long party. If there were time to come up and experience the best of what the country has to offer — including its premier festival experience — Montreal from August 4-6 isn’t a bad bet. A... Continue reading

The Killers share new song "Run for Cover"

The Killers have shared a new track from their upcoming album, Wonderful Wonderful. It‘s called “Run for Cover”—listen below.Previously, The Killers shared “The Man”. Wonderful Wonderful is out September 22. Wonderful Wonderful by The Killers:01 Wonderful Wonderful02 The Man03 Rut04... Continue reading

Review: Cornelius, Mellow Waves

Some records are perfectly named. OK Computer sums up its contents well. SMiLE by the Beach Boys, too. And not always classic records or even good ones — Bad Blood by Bastille was close, they should have left out the second word. Or 4x4=12 by Deadmau5 was as wrong as the solution to its math... Continue reading

New Music: Jessie Ware, Kesha, Roots, Margo Price

Jessie Ware is back with a new single called “Midnight”. You can listen to it and an interview with Annie Mac from BBC Radio 1 below. Ware’s follow-up to 2014’s Tough Love is coming later this year. Kesha has shared a video for new song “Learn to Let Go” from her upcoming album Rainbow.... Continue reading

New Music: Paul, Ringo, Tame Impala, Skepta, Mick Jagger, Action Bronson, Stars

Paul McCartney joins fellow Beatle Ringo Starr on the drummer’s new single, “We’re On the Road Again”, playing bass and offering back up vocals. The track also features the Eagles’ Joe Walsh (Starr’s brother-in-law), Edgar Winter, and, the song’s co-writer, Toto’s Steve Lukather. As one... Continue reading

Review: Arcade Fire, Everything Now

Over the last decade-plus, Arcade Fire has been a fixture in every debate about who is the biggest band in the world. As a term, it’s pretty loose. Arcade Fire’s inclusion in this debate is effectively mandatory because, quite simply, everything about them is huge. They didn’t write singles, they... Continue reading

Amazing Songs: Charli XCX, "Boys"

If the aliens we’ve been beaming messages to decided to visit earth today, they might think Charli XCX invented boys. On her latest single, “Boys”, Charlotte Aitchison exhales each “Boys” with the swoon of a teenage diary entry, followed up by the sound of a Gameboy booting up. Actually, a Gameboy... Continue reading

Deep Ambient With Daniel: Iasos, Warmth, Loscil

Deep Ambient With Daniel is a new column where Daniel Bromfield, Pretty Much Amazing writer and former host of Deep Ambient Hour With Daniel on 88.1 KWVA, discusses the ambient treasures he loves, lives with, and falls asleep to. —Music can change us. It can shake our worldviews, stir our emotions,... Continue reading

Charli XCX drops "Boys" video feat. Vampire Weekend, Mac DeMarco, Diplo

After releasing Number 1 Angel earlier this year, Charli XCX is back with a slinky new tribute to the studlier sex, called—what else?—“Boys”.The video, directed by Charli herself, features just about every boy in the music industry, including but definitely not limited to Vampire... Continue reading

Review: Lana Del Rey, Lust for Life

Few active pop stars are as fiercely on-brand as Lana Del Rey. If the signature style of America’s 21-century chanteuse isn’t your cup of tea, then steer clear of her fourth album Lust for Life. But if you count yourself among Del Rey’s disciples, get excited. Lust for Life is a whole lotta Lana.16... Continue reading

New Music: Alvvays, Oneohtrix Point Never, Blue Hawaii

Alvvays has followed up “In Undertow” with sweet dream pop number “Dreams Tonite”. Both tracks will appear on Antisocialites, the band’s upcoming album. It’s out September 8. Daniel Lopatin, better known as Oneohtrix Point Never, has remixed Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto’s song... Continue reading

Review: Tyler, the Creator, Flower Boy

So I invented this thing called “The Talent/Controversy Diagonal.” I did this because I’m constantly mystified by how we classify artists with a contentious streak. The rule for the Talent/Controversy Diagonal reads something like this: For musicians to get away with being controversial, they must... Continue reading

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