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Premiere: Jacuzzi Boys' new single "Lucky Blade"

Jacuzzi Boys, Miami punks and Iggy Pop’s favorite young band (“God bless the Jacuzzi Boys”), have a new album coming out later this month called Ping Pong and we’re stoked to premiere their scuzzy new single “Lucky Blade”. The song, one of our favorites from the band, throws on... Continue reading

Sleigh Bells share new single

Sleigh Bells shared "I Can Only Stare", a new song from their album Jessica Rabbit, out November 11. So far, they have released four singles from the upcoming album, from which the band's guitarist Derek E. Miller has picked "I Can Only Stare" as his favorite. Listen to the song below: Continue reading

Review: Biosphere, Departed Glories

Geir Jenssen, the ambient stalwart who records as Biosphere, has traditionally made his best music when he pushes himself outside his comfort zone. It’s easy to forget what a hard left turn his 1997 album Substrata, often listed as one of the best ambient albums ever made, was from the post-Orb... Continue reading

Review: Green Day, Revolution Radio

Midlife crises are, in many ways, a return to adolescence. They are imbued with an overwhelming sense of dislocation and identity confusion. And punk, as a genre, is often associated with adolescence and the accompanying turbulent emotions. So in a way that will probably surprise many, Green Day’s... Continue reading

Listen to Phantogram's new single "Calling All"

The New York-based electronic duo Phantogram has shared the fifth single from their upcoming album Three, out October 7. That would be their third studio album after Eyelid Movies and Voices, their 2009 and 2014 deliveries. Listen to it below. Continue reading

Hiss Golden Messenger's new album is streaming in full—listen

Heart Like A Levee, the new album by folk singer/songwriter M.C. Taylor under the moniker Hiss Golden Messenger, is now available to stream. The full-length follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2014's Lateness Of Dancers is officially out October 7th via Merge Records. Listen below. Continue reading

Gorillaz share multimedia story "The Book of Noodle"

After using social media to create a timeline of what they‘ve done so far, Gorillaz have shared the next chapter in their career—a multimedia story called “The Book of Noodle”, a ten “page” tale that follows the band’s cartoon guitarist Noodle in days after “the attack on... Continue reading

Bon Iver share videos for “666 ?” and “21 M??N WATER”

Bon Iver have shared two new lyric videos from their excellent new album, 22, A Million, this time for the tracks “666 ?” and “21 M??N WATER”. Like the four clips that came before, these were directed by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson and follow the album packaging’s chaotic... Continue reading

Review: Solange, A Seat at the Table

There is something to Solange Knowles’ artistry that recalls the craft of origami cranes. Though the “cranes” present in the fourth track on Knowles’ latest, A Seat at the Table, are of the construction variety, paper cranes come to mind through the level of intricacy and care saturated into... Continue reading

Watch Bon Iver's new video for "715 - CR??KS"

After releasing their long-awaited third album 22, A Million earlier today, Bon Iver have shared a lyric video for “715 - CR??KS”, the album's third track.The video features the song’s cryptic typed in a prompt-screen amid colorful, rudimentary computer-generated visuals. Watch below. Continue reading

Major Lazer shares new single "Believer"—Listen

The Diplo-led Major Lazer have shared the full-length version of their new single “Believer” after teasing its release this week. The track features the Dutch electro-house duo Showtek, and it is available in all streaming services and iTunes.Listen below on Apple Music and Spotify. Continue reading

Lykke Li, Miike Snow, Peter Bjorn & John join us as Liv—listen to “Wings of Love”

A very pregnant Lykke Li has formed a band with boyfriend Jeff Bhasker (primarily known as an influential producer on Kanye West’s pair of masterpieces 808s and Heartbreak and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy) and Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg of Miike Snow, and... Continue reading

Solange releases new album A Seat at the Table—listen

Solange has released her first full-length album since 2008, a poignant and sometimes fearless meditation on Blackness in 2016 America called A Seat at the Table. The album features contributions from Blood Orange, Lil Wayne, Q-Tip, Kelly Rowland, The-Dream, Sampha, Moses... Continue reading

Listen to Bon Iver's new album 22, A Million

You’ve read our take on Bon Iver’s tremendously beautiful and uncompromising new album 22, A Million. Now listen to the thing in full. It’s a brisk, but powerful, 34 minutes that will take several listens to unpack. Check it out below on Spotify and Apple Music. Continue reading

Review: Danny Brown, Atrocity Exhibition

This is an excellent and refreshingly tense album that’s already being hailed as a masterpiece in some quarters from people who really, really want you to know that they know where it’s coming from. A streetwise rapper you can party to who also openly loves post-punk and Forever Changes and names... Continue reading

Review: Survive, RR7349

2016 couldn’t have played out any better for Survive. Mere months before the release of the Austin electronic band’s most ambitious project yet, two of its members scored the surprise hit Netflix series Stranger Things. The music soon became the most universally acclaimed part of an already... Continue reading

Review: Nicolas Jaar, Sirens

It begins with silence. Then noise baseballs break the windows of your mind as rainbow notes flourish in downward patterns before forming a resting bed of ambient beauty on the floor you are standing on. At 5:00 into track one of Nicolas Jaar’s Sirens when most artists would consider the sketch... Continue reading

Empire of the Sun share song with Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham

Empire of the Sun have released one of the most headline-worthy songs off of their new album, Two Vines—a collaboration with Fleetwood Mac’s Linsey Buckingham called “To Her Door”. You can listen below via NPR.Previously, Empire of the Sun shared their fantastical video for single “High... Continue reading

Beck seems to be launching his album through commercials

In their latest issue, Q magazine reports that “Up All Night”, “Wow”, and “Dreams” will appear on Beck’s upcoming album. And in case you aren’t keeping tally, these songs have so far accumulated five licensing deals between them. Right, so popular music in advertisements is nothing new,... Continue reading

Listen to The Weeknd's 80s synthpop jam "False Alarm"

It looks like The Weeknd might have a few new tricks up his sleeve. Here is the second promo single from his upcoming album, Starboy. “False Alarm”, coming at the heels of the album’s Daft Punk-assisted title track, is a change of pace for Abel Tesfaye. Sort of. It’s still as nervous and... Continue reading

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