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Preoccupations share "Memory", an 11-minute song featuring Dan Boeckner

Preoccupations, the band formerly known as Viet Cong, will release their self-titled album on September 16. We’ve heard singles “Anxiety” and “Degraded”, now here’s “Memory”, an 11-minute epic featuring Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, among others. Check it out below. Previously: Continue reading

M.I.A. shares new track "Foreign Friend"

M.I.A.’s newest album, A.I.M., a more personal album it seems, will be released on Friday. We’ve already heard a few tracks from it—“Borders”, “Go Off”, “Bird Song”, and “Freedun” featuring Zayn Malik—and here’s another one, “Foreign Friend”, featuring dancehall artist Dexta Daps. Listen... Continue reading

Kanye West remixes Desiigner's "Timmy Turner", confirms album with Drake

Kanye West has been pretty supportive of the latest GOOD Music signee, Desiigner, who this summer had the biggest hit the label has seen in a while. Not only did West give “Panda” the biggest cosign with “Pt. 2” on The Life of Pablo, he also appeared in “Panda”’s music video. Today,... Continue reading

Review: Wilco, Schmilco

Wilco have just released a new album, whose title and cover — in combination to the preceding album covers and titles of Star Wars and Wilco (The Album) — continue their tradition of unpretentious and unassuming music.So what, you ask, because they haven’t made a good album since — take your... Continue reading

Sia shares Kendrick Lamar collaboration "The Greatest"

Sia has released a new single called “The Greatest”, featuring Kendrick Lamar and a new video featuring Maddie Ziegler. You can catch Sia live on her Nostalgic for the Present Tour featuring Miguel and AlunaGeorge. Get tickets here. Listen to “The Greatest” below.Here’s the video,... Continue reading

Bon Iver’s “33 ‘God’” is a masterpiece of cross-pollination

Back in 2012, after an 18-month tour, Justin Vernon said of Bon Iver: “There’s so much attention on the band, it can be distracting at times. I really feel the need to walk away from it while I still care about it.” In the time since, Vernon released an album with Volcano Choir that embraced... Continue reading

Review: Isaiah Rashad, The Sun’s Tirade

Perhaps we hold Isaiah Rashad to a higher standard simply because it’s easy to compare him to the already established bigger brothers of TDE, yet all of the Black Hippy crew had slow starts too—even Kendrick had to make (O)verly (D)edicated before he got to Section.80, and while that one might’ve... Continue reading

Travis Scott releases new album featuring Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, and The Weeknd

Earlier today, Travis Scott released his new album, the awesomely titled Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. The album lands about a year after the release of his breakout debut Rodeo. The album features Andre 3000 in his third major feature in three weeks (two weeks ago it was on Frank... Continue reading

Review: Angel Olsen, My Woman

Completely baffled by the critical reception at Burn Your Fire for No Witness, I suspect I’ll be baffled once more. Upfront: there’s nothing original about Angel Olsen’s music. This is just more frail female vocals over lo-fi indie rock a la 90s that people get all nostalgic for; I’ve heard... Continue reading

Run the Jewels debut "Panther Like a Panther (I'm the Shit)" from RTJ3 in video game trailer

Run the Jewels have teamed up with the folks behind the popular video game series Gears of War to debut the first proper song we’ve heard from Run the Jewels 3—“Panther Like a Panther (I’m the Shit)”. The song makes its debut in the new trailer for Gears of War 4, which you can watch... Continue reading

James Blake and Vince Staples hook up on "Timeless" remix

James Blake and Vince Staples are basically our music OTP and they seem to agree! Just last week Staples released his excellent, mesmerizing EP Prima Donna featuring some production work from Blake. Not long after that, the two announced that they’d be touring together. The best things in life... Continue reading

The Radio Dept. share new song "Swedish Guns"

The Radio Dept. have a new album coming out on October 21 called Running Out of Love. It’s their first album in six years (their last album, Clinging to a Scheme is still great).Listen to their new single, “Swedish Guns”, below. Here are the lyrics.SWEDISH GUNSWhat's that in the... Continue reading

M.I.A. and Zayn share collaboration, "Freedun"

On September 9, M.I.A. will release her new album, A.I.M. (Maya pronounces it “Aim”) but she’s already released the album’s most talked about track on the album—the Zayn collaboration “Freedun”. Check it out below via Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1. The clip closes out with an... Continue reading

How to Dress Well shares new track "What's Up"

How to Dress Well, aka Tom Krell, has shared another new track from his upcoming LP, Care (out September 23). “What’s Up”, it’s called, and it was worked on by CFCF and Kara-lis Coverdale. You can also listen to Care’s first single, the Jack Antonoff-produced “Lost Youth/Lost... Continue reading

Sampha will finally release debut album Process; listen to “Blood on Me”

Looks like Sampha is finally ready to release an actual album. After appearing on overshadowed tracks from two of the most talked-about albums of the year (“Saint Pablo” from Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, and “Alabama” from Frank Ocean’s Endless), Sampha has announced Process, a... Continue reading

Review: Young Thug, Jeffery

Now this is how you drop a surprise album. After six months of inactivity—an eternity in Atlanta rap years—Young Thug has delivered precisely what his audience wanted. Jeffery builds on Thug’s past work, emphasizes his best qualities, and comes on as strong as Young Thug’s first release in six... Continue reading

Sleigh Bells share new song and video: "It's Just Us Now"

Sleigh Bells will release their new album, Jessica Rabbit, on November 11. Here’s their latest, “It’s Just Us Now”. You can watch the video below to see Alexis Krauss crying in a bikini and Derek Miller—who directed the clip—terrorizing a graveyard in a bandana. Continue reading

Frank Ocean and Andre 3000 take turns flying “Solo”

Every time an artist releases a followup to an acclaimed breakout album, the early adopters are quick to churn out arbitrary comparisons. You see it everywhere. Kendrick Lamar raps in a languid, tearful voice on “u”? Better compare it to his voice-crackingly manic verse on “m.A.A.d City”. The... Continue reading

Review: Vince Staples, Prima Donna

Check out this lesson I just learned the hard way: Almost every Vince Staples outing—regardless of length, distribution, or cover art—must be treated with an almost universal amount of caution. This was as true with 2014’s Hell Can Wait, Staples’ heavy-hitting major-label debut, as it was with... Continue reading

Rihanna performs four career-spanning medleys at VMAs—watch

Rihanna was this year’s recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs. In recent years, winners of this award have been given ample amounts of airtime to summarize their careers with a greatest hits medley. Well, Rihanna has (so far) fourteen number one smashes, so a single... Continue reading

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