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Review: BADBADNOTGOOD, IV

Since their inception in 2010, BadBadNotGood has made it known they’re rebels in a pre-designed jazz world. Three (now four) white guys in a genre dominated, and originated, by blacks, working with ambassadors of the lawless Odd Future, and sampling hip-hop beats rather than the other way around,... Continue reading

Review: Aphex Twin, Cheetah EP

I first heard Cheetah at this year’s NAMM convention in Nashville. I hadn’t seen the announcement of a “product demonstration” on Aphex Twin’s social media accounts beforehand, so I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the booth at first. Tucked away into the back corner of the convention center,... Continue reading

Review: Bat For Lashes, The Bride

I’m always weary when extra-musical content — i.e. an album’s concept — is used to off-set a lack of musical content, but in some moments of Bat for Lashes’ The Bride, the concept bolsters the music: the simple and minimal love-song of “I Do” leading to thunderclouds on “Joe’s Dream” and the lyric... Continue reading

Frank Ocean Teases Boys Don't Cry Release Date

On Saturday, Frank Ocean teased a new release date for his long-awaited new album, Boys Don’t Cry. Over at his official website, he shared a library-style due date slip that references his original July 2015 release date for the album, as well as what may be internal deadlines that were also... Continue reading

Jamie xx Shares Amazing Romain Gavras-Directed Video for "Gosh"

Some songs are so good that they deserve, not one, but two striking music videos attached to them. At least that’s what director Romain Gavras (M.I.A.’s “Born Free”, “Bad Girls”) thinks. Here is his incredible new video for “Gosh”, which already had a pretty cool video. It features 400 actors... Continue reading

The Avalanches Stream New Album Wildflower

On July 8, The Avalanches will release Wildflower, an album that just a few months ago only existed in the dreams of fans. It follows their groundbreaking debut, Since I Left You, after 16 years of silence.Today you can stream it a week ahead of release day on Apple Music. The album features... Continue reading

Best of 2016: Albums and Songs — Second Quarter Report

To say 2016 had a good first quarter would be an understatement. How lucky are we that the second quarter was even better? Beyoncé released her best album and commanded the zeitgeist in a way she never had before. Anohni and PJ Harvey were just as fierce in their activist avant-pop. Unadorned... Continue reading

LCD Soundsystem Curate, Headline Beach Vibes Festival in Mexico

Climb over Trump’s wall and head on over to the beautiful Riviera Maya in Mexico next year for Beach Vibes, a music festival curated by LCD Soundsystem. The band will headline two of the three days, with Hot Chip, Run the Jewels, Holy Ghost!, Juan MacLean, Shit Robot, and others also... Continue reading

Clams Casino, Kelela Team Up for "A Breath Away"

Clams Casino has shared “A Breath Away”, a collaboration with r&b singer Kelela. It is the latest single from Casino’s upcoming album, 32 Levels. We’ve already heard “All Nite” with Vince Staples and “Witness” with Lil B. Check out “A Breath Away” below":Here is the video for... Continue reading

Crystal Castles Tease New Song "Femen"

Following two new songs without former vocalist Alice Glass—“Frail” and “Deicide”—Crystal Castles have shared a snippet of a third new track called “Femen”. Though Ethan Khan has kept silent, reports have indicated that Crystal Castles will release their first album without Glass later this... Continue reading

Rihanna Shares Wacky Star Trek Video for "Sledgehammer"

Rihanna’s wacky new video for Sia-penned “Sledgehammer” premiered on IMAX theaters this morning, and it is now available online. In the video, Rihanna plays an alien from the upcoming Star Trek Beyond film amid a flurry of CGI effects that really ham up the 60s sci-fi feel of it... Continue reading

Reviews: Mitski, Fennesz & Jim O'Rourke

Mitski, Puberty 2As confessional as singer/songwriters; as confrontational as punk. People have brought up St. Vincent in comparison because both are women and both wield guitars (sometimes noisily), but Annie Clark has never been this naked and poseless. Compare, the shock-value “masturbate” line... Continue reading

Angel Olsen Shares "Shut Up Kiss Me"

Angel Olsen follows up the slick synthpop of her My Woman single “Intern” with the rollicking “Shut Up Kiss Me”, confirming that her upcoming album will be a dramatic thematic and sonic departure from her 2014 album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness. (Though, really, we should have guessed... Continue reading

Aphex Twin Shares Two New Songs from Cheetah EP

Today, Aphex Twin shared two new songs from his upcoming Cheetah EP; “CHEETAHT7b”, premiered on Beats 1, and “2X202-ST5,” premiered on BBC Radio 6. Last week we got to hear another track from Cheetah, “CIRKLON3 [ ????????? mix ]”. Listen to “CHEETAHT7b" below. “2x202-ST5”... Continue reading

Blood Orange Shares "Augustine" Video

Blood Orange released his new album, Freetown Sound, a few days early today and now he’s also shared this self-directed video for “Augustine”, track 2 on the album.Watch: Continue reading

Blood Orange Releases New Album, Freetown Sound

This morning, Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange released his new album, Freetown Sound three days early. The album was originally due July 1. The album was written and produced by Dev Hynes. Listen to it below via Spotify. Click here for Apple Music.Blood Orange, Freetown Sound:01 By... Continue reading

Watch Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar's Jaw-Dropping "Freedom" BET Performance

Sunday’s season finale of Game of Thrones was not the best thing on television that night. That honor belongs to Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar’s jaw-dropping performance of Lemonade highlight “Freedom” that opened last night’s BET Awards. Watch the replay below:Later that night... Continue reading

Listen to New Rihanna Song, "Sledgehammer", Penned by Sia

Following her work on last year’s animated movie, Home, Rihanna lends her “beautifully squeezed tube of toothpaste” to an even bigger blockbuster—the upcoming Star Trek sequel, Star Trek Beyond. The new song, “Sledgehammer”, was written by Sia, who also wrote Rihanna’s “Diamonds”. Like on... Continue reading

Robyn Joins Metronomy on "Hang Me Out to Dry"

On July 1, Metronomy will release a new album called Summer 08. Today you can listen to the most anticipated track from the set, “Hang Me Out to Dry”, a duet with Swedish dance-pop icon Robyn. It was premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show—listen on the replay: Continue reading

What We Saw at Sled Island, Part 2

(Read part one here.)With any festival that splits its shows between indoor and outdoor, Mother Nature can have an unfortunate influence over your choices. It rained and rained hard for much of the final two days, but two of the best shows I saw the entire weekend required braving the weather. Year... Continue reading

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