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Review: HAIM, Something To Tell You

Critically analyzing the Haim sisters is an exercise in heady dot-connecting. It’s almost impossible to take their craft at face value, because so much of the end product is indebted to counterintuitive genre-crossovers and antiquated sonic themes. There’s a particular reason why the sister-trio’s... Continue reading

New Music: Dr. Dre, Waxahatchee, Moses Sumney, A. Savage (Parquet Courts)

Dr. Dre returns with a blistering new track, “Gunfiya”, debuted last night on the first part of the HBO documentary on Dre and Jimmy Iovine, The Defiant Ones. If you missed it on TV or don’t have HBO, you can check out the track below. Dre’s supposedly final album, Compton, came out in... Continue reading

Reviews: Calvin Harris & DJ Khaled

Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 by Calvin HarrisThe 10-year physical transformation of Calvin Harris from shaggy bedroom beatmaker to chiseled super-producer mirrors his own development as a musician. For one thing, he now realizes he is as much part of the product as the music he makes and seems... Continue reading

Radiohead share full Coachella set — watch is back with some recent performances, according to the band’s social media accounts. First up is a video of their entire set at this year’s Coachella weekend 2. Watch below; scroll down for the full setlist and timestamps, per YouTube user Max Van Westerop.Radiohead @ Coachella... Continue reading

New Music: Cults, Rhye, AlunaGeorge, DJ Shadow x Danny Brown

Cults have returned with a new single, “Offering”, and have announced a new album with the same name. It’s out October 6. Their last album, Static, was released in 2013. Offering by Cults:01 Offering02 I Took Your Picture03 With My Eyes Closed04 Recovery05 Right Words06 Good... Continue reading

Coldplay share Brian Eno collab "A L I E N S"

On July 14, Coldplay will release a new EP called Kaleidoscope, a companion piece to their 2015 album, A Head Full of Dreams. The EP is pretty feature-heavy for a Coldplay project: Brian Eno, The Chainsmokers, and Big Sean all show up. Brian Eno, The Chainsmokers, and Big Sean on the same... Continue reading

Stream Haim's new album Something to Tell You

Haim’s new album, Something to Tell You is out now, their first album since their 2013 debut Days Are Gone. The new LP features singles “Want You Back”, “Right Now” and “Little of Your Love”. Ariel Rechtshaid returns for production duties. Dev Hynes and Rostam Batmanglij join.Listen on... Continue reading

New Music: Kesha, Tyler the Creator, Cut Copy, Japanese Breakfast

Kesha has announced her new album, Rainbow. The album is out August 11 on RCA and Kemosabe, the label founded by Dr. Luke (he stepped away from the imprint amid his years-long legal battle with Kesha). The album features The Eagles of Death Metal and Dolly Parton(!). The first single, “Praying”,... Continue reading

Album Streams: Toro y Moi, Shabazz Palaces, Sheer Mag

Toro y Moi is now streaming his new album Boo Boo. It officially drops tonight at midnight. Listen via YouTube.Two new concept albums from Shabazz Palaces, Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines are streaming now on NPR. Stream the former here and... Continue reading

New Music: Arcade Fire, Four Tet, Kele Okereke, Sampha

Arcade Fire premiered a new song, “Chemistry”, live in London yesterday. Watch fan-shot footage below. The band’s new album, Everything Now, is out July 28.Four Tet released a new song yesterday called “Two Thousand and Seventeen”. He says he’s “been making loads of music” and that a “new... Continue reading

Best Albums and Songs of 2017 So Far

Best Albums of 2017 so far17 Arca by ArcaStream: Spotify | Apple MusicWhat we said: “Give the best pieces here — i.e. the first six tracks — some fair time on good headphones and it’s disturbing in the best and strangest ways: a pitch-black digital blanket for fierce but dying contempt and... Continue reading

Review: Jay-Z, 4:44

This is a better comeback album than Kingdom Come, and though JAY-Z (formerly Jay Z, and before that, Jay-Z, and before that Jaÿ-Z) hadn’t officially retired before 4:44, he might as well have. Excepting Watch the Throne, the best use of Jay-Z’s swagger since 2009’s The Blueprint 3 was on Pusha T’s... Continue reading

Album Releases: Jay-Z, Beach House, Calvin Harris, Washed Out, Baby Driver, Public Enemy

4:44 by Jay-ZUnless you’ve been offline for the last 12 hours, you know Jay-Z’s bombshell new album, 4:44 is out right now. Somewhere between a tell-all and a TED Talk, the album touches on his marriage, infidelity, fatherhood, money, legacy, and, among other... Continue reading

New Music: Toro y Moi, The xx, Liars, Mogwai, Damon Albarn & more

First thing’s first: Public Enemy released a new album today called Nothing is Quick in the Desert. Chuck D says, “After 30 years, 106 tours across 105 countries and countless records, THANK YOU! This one is on Public Enemy. Get it while it’s free.” The album was originally set to drop on July... Continue reading

St. Vincent returns with "New York"

St. Vincent is on tour in October and she now has a new, guitar-less single to support it. This is her first new single since 2015’s terrific one-off “Teenage Talk”. Her last album was 2014’s St. Vincent. Listen to “New York” below. Continue reading

Arcade Fire release "Signs of Life"

Arcade Fire have shared a third track from their upcoming Everything Now album. It’s called “Signs of Life” and it’s streaming on Apple Music.Everything Now is out July 28.Previously, the band shared “Creature Comfort”: Continue rea...

Jay-Z's new album 4:44 out now

Jay-Z has released his 13th studio album, 4:44, exclusively on Tidal and in partnership with Sprint. The few features on the album include Frank Ocean on “Caught Their Eyes” and Damian Marley on “Bam”. Beyoncé offers additional vocals on “Family Feud”. Listen only on Tidal—untile next... Continue reading

Watch Washed Out's new visual album Mister Mellow

Though officially out tomorrow, Washed Out’s new visual album, Mister Mellow (featuring SNL’s resident weirdo Kyle Mooney), is currently streaming on YouTube. Check out the whole thing bellow:Mister Mellow by Washed Out:01 Title Card02 Burn Out Blues03 Time Off04 Floating By05 I’ve Been... Continue reading

The National release "Guilty Party"

The National have shared “Guilty Party”, the second track we’ve heard from their upcoming album, Sleep Well Beast. Last month they released “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”. The album is out September 8. Continue reading

Reviews: Jlin, Julie Byrne, Priests

Black Origami by JlinJlin (Jerrilynn Patton) continues to push the boundaries of electronic music in her newest record, Black Origami. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s Dark Energy, the album is an innovative, pulsating work that’s indicative of the future of IDM. At a time when many... Continue reading

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