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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015: An Examination, Part 1

Cover: Bomba Estereo by Chad WadsworthAt around the same time I departed Dallas en route to Austin for the tenth-annual Fun Fun Fun Fest, I got a text message from my Mom. “Weather’s supposed to be crap all weekend in Austin,” she said. “Pack a jacket. You never pack a jacket.” She’s right;... Continue reading

Erykah Badu Drops "Phone Down"

Listen to a second track from Erykah Badu’s upcoming mixtape, But You Caint Use My Phone, which is expected to drop over Thanksgiving (Thurs. Nov. 26) weekend. It comes after a remix of “Hotline Bling”.The new choon is called “Phone Down”. “This ones for Aubrey,” Badu said. That’s Aubrey... Continue reading

Daft Punk's New Merch Ads — No Really, Check Them Out

They may not ever tour their terrific 2013 album Random Access Memories, but Daft Punk will sell you a metric shit-ton of merch. Here is the clever and masterfully-conceived ad campaign that’s meant to convince you to buy, among many other things, Daft Punk-branded frisbees, “Be@rbrick”... Continue reading

Foals' "Give It All" Remixed by Lindstrøm

Oslo’s nu-disco king, Lindstrøm has taken Foals’ “Give It All”, from this summer’s What Went Down, and made it all his own. Continue reading

Check Out: Hinds' Exceptional Earworm "San Diego"

Hinds, the four-piece making some strikingly catchy garage music out of Madrid, have shared a new track from their upcoming debut, Leave Me Alone, due out early next year. You can listen to the new song, “San Diego”, below:Hinds, Leave Me Alone:01 Garden02 Fat Calmed Kiddos03 Warts04... Continue reading

Le1f Shares Lunice & Evian Christ-Produced "Umami/Water"

It turns out that Riot Boi, Le1f’s awesomely-named debut album, effectively functions as a Who’s Who among trending, left-of-center hip-hop producers. The album’s lead single “Koi” was produced by Sophie and second single “Rage” had Balam Acab on the... Continue reading

Adele Performs "Hello" on TV in Full for the First Time

Though Adele first performed “Hello” for the BBC on her upcoming music special, Adele at the BBC, that hasn’t aired yet, so the world-dominating single actually got its first public debut over at France’s NRJ Music Awards last night. Adele will release her highly-anticipated new album and... Continue reading

Lana Del Rey Covers Daniel Johnston’s "Some Things Last a Long Time"

Because no modern film soundtrack is complete without an appearance from Lana Del Rey, you can hear the singer’s cover of “Some Things Last a Long Time” in the trailer for the upcoming short film Hi How Are You Daniel Johnston. Watch below:Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon is out now. Continue reading

Review: Grimes Roars Back on 'Art Angels'

Unlike most of her professional peers, Claire Boucher never dreamed about performing in front of adoring crowds. She instead longed to be Phil Spector — a great and powerful studio wizard who pulled the levers, turned the knobs, and manipulated the disembodied head on the other side of the curtain.... Continue reading

We're Going to Fun Fun Fun Fest

Okay, so here’s some cool news.This weekend, Fun Fun Fun Fest hits Austin’s Auditorium Shores for the tenth time in a row. Fact: For a festival that notoriously books some of the more obscurely fantastic playbills year after year, the hype associated with FFF Fest's decade anniversary was palpable.... Continue reading

Beach House Covered Weezer's "Undone — The Sweater Song"

While performing in Luxembourg on Thursday, Beach House performed this cover of Weezer’s 1994 track “Undone — The Sweater Song”. Watch a fan-shot video from the show:Beach House are currently touring their two new 2015 albums, Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars. Continue reading

Sam Smith Covered Amy Winehouse's "Love is a Losing Game"

Sam Smith stopped by BBC Radio 1 for a chat with Annie Mac about the upcoming re-release of his blockbuster debut, In the Lonely Hour. On the new release, he covers Amy Winehouse’s “Love is a Losing Game”, a stunner from the late artist’s masterpiece Back to Black. In an... Continue reading

Watch Adele Perform "Hello" For the First Time

In the trailer for the first of Adele’s upcoming live specials, Adele at the BBC, you can catch a glimpse of the superstar singing her massive new single, “Hello”, for the very first time. Watch below: Adele at the BBC will air on November 20, the day her new album 25 drops. She’s... Continue reading

Coldplay Announce Final Album, 'A Head Full of Dreams', Share Single

Coldplay have officially announced their next album, the “final thing” they’re doing, and as previously reported, it’s called A Head Full of Dreams. The album will feature appearances from Beyoncé, Noel Gallagher, Tove Low and Merry Clayton. The album’s first single,... Continue reading

Stream Grimes' Terrific New Album 'Art Angels' Now

Grimes released her long-awaited fourth album, Art Angels, today! Aside from the excellent first single “Flesh without Blood” and a retooled, but still-great “REALiTi”, early favorites include the next two confirmed singles “California” and the “diss track” “Kill V. Maim”, which... Continue reading

Santigold Offers '99¢' Tracklist and Release Date

Yesterday Santigold returned with new single, “Can’t Get Enough of Myself” and announced a new album, 99¢. Today she’s offered the release date—January 22—and the album’s tracklist. Santigold also shared that the album was produced by a slew of interesting players, including Vampire... Continue reading

Sia Shares "Alive" Video Featuring Martial Arts Prodigy

Today Sia has shared her video for “Alive”, the Adele and Tobias Jesso Jr.-penned lead single from her upcoming album, This is Acting. Like all of Sia’s recent videos, it doesn’t feature the singer at all, but instead a staggeringly talented young girl. Last year’s videos, all for... Continue reading

BANKS Returns with T?L?-produced "Better"

BANKS emerges from from the shadows of her warmly received debut album Goddess with new track “Better”, produced by purveyor of globalized modern pop, T?L?. It’s expected to appear on her upcoming 2016 album. You can watch the video for “Better” below, and stream it here. Continue reading

Chromatics Share "Girls Just Wanna Have Some"

While they put on the finishing touches on their anticipated and long-delayed new album, Dear Tommy, Chromatics are all set to release a seven-track maxi-single covering Cyndi Lauper’s classic “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. It is out tomorrow, November 6. Here’s the tracklist.Girls Just... Continue reading

Ty Dolla Sign Shares Kendrick Lamar Collaboration "L.A."

Ty Dolla Sign is releasing his album, Free TC, next Friday, and today he’s shared another track from the project. Here’s an updated version of “L.A.”, which features the city’s golden boy Kendrick Lamar and rising songwriter James Fauntleroy. Listen below: Continue reading

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