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Dr. Dre’s Reemergence on 'Compton' is the Detox We Needed, Not Wanted

Where to begin with Compton? How about, well, Compton. Despite its violent reputation the City of Compton is actually one of the oldest cities in Los Angeles County and legend has it Griffith Dickenson Compton—the cities founder and namesake—stipulated that a portion of the city be zoned for... Continue reading

Fumbling Around in the Dark: JJ's 'Death', Reviewed

In the early 2010s, JJ was breaking out on bouncy, stoned-in-the-tropics electronic pop. A title like Death lets them disassociate from that right from the outset, but the 13 minutes of music aren’t nearly as dire you might expect. Death will hint at rock bottom moments, but it’s never anything... Continue reading

Chvrches Release New Video for "Leave a Trace"

Chvrches have released an eerie new music video for their great new single, “Leave a Trace” from their upcoming album, Every Open Eye (due out September). You can watch it below:Surprising no one, some assholes on 4chan had plenty of disgusting things to say about Chvrches frontwoman... Continue reading

Hear Chance the Rapper on BJ the Chicago Kid's "Church"

BJ the Chicago Kid’s far from the most original guy coming out of the Windy City right now, but the opportunity to hear some new new from the homeboy Chance the Rapper is always welcome ‘round here. Continue reading

Deerhunter Announce New LP, Share "Snakeskin"

Deerhunter are back with their follow-up to 2013’s Monomania. They’re calling their new album, due out October 16, Fading Frontiers. They’re previewing it with an excellent—and funky!—first single called “Snakeskin”. Watch it below:According to a press release, Fading Frontier was... Continue reading

CRJ the MVP: Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Emotion', Reviewed

We talk a lot about surprise nowadays, but experience it too rarely. Beyoncé dropped her self-titled masterwork from pop valhalla at the end of 2013. Ever since, our idea of surprise equates to the suddenness of an album’s release. Alas, the rose has lost its bloom. The practice has reached the... Continue reading

Watch Foals Expertly Cover Mark Ronson & Tame Impala's "Daffodils"

As someone who has, unfairly and with impunity, written off most recent straight-indie-rock music, I’m pretty excited for the new Foals album, What Went Down. (Literally every single is fire, boys and girls.) But after hearing/watching the band perform a slightly sped-up cover of Mark... Continue reading

Lana Del Rey's 'Honeymoon' is Out in a Few Weeks

Lana Del Rey has announced the release date to her new album, Honeymoon:“September 18th” — Lana Del ReySo far the album seems to hark back to the polarizing blend of trendy beat techniques and mid-century chamber-pop of LDR’s debut, Born to Die. This is, of course, good news for the fans... Continue reading

'I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler': Yacht's New Album

I have a really dumb sense of humor, but so do Yacht. Last year they released an EP called Where Does This Disco?—I still laugh at that—and now they’ve announced their new album, I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler. I also laughed at that, but the title isn’t so much funny as it is self-aware and... Continue reading

Neon Indian Returns With New LP 'Vega Intl. Night School'

“Night school” is an interesting, but not inaccurate, way to characterize Neon Indian’s music. His chillwave explorations in the Naughties had an irresistible SXSW-day-drinking slant, but 2011’s Era Extraña worked with a thoroughly nocturnal canvas, with results ranging from ecstatic and... Continue reading

Disclosure Share New Song "Willing and Able" with Kwabs

(Disclosure & Sam Smith: “Omen”)Disclosure have let loose another single from their upcoming LP Caracal. (It’s streaming above.) This one is a smooth-as-butter midtempo number featuring soul-singer Kwabs called “Willing and Able”. It’s a slick listen, just like the two other... Continue reading

Jamie xx's "Stranger in a Room" Remixed by Pional

'In Colour' gif / EyecottonThe Oliver Sim-assisted “Stranger in a Room” isn’t the most exciting track from Jamie xx’s marvelous debut, In Colour—but it is the sexiest. I have no doubt that is what attracted Madrid producer Pional—perhaps best known for his collaborations with fellow... Continue reading

Download, Live, Breathe Janelle Monáe's New Protest Song: "Hell You Talmbout"

Yesterday, Janelle Monáe led a #BlackLivesMatter march in protest of police brutality in the city of brotherly love. Today that protest was immortalized with the release of a new song from Monáe and her Wondaland crew—“Hell You Talmbout”. Stream and download it below:"... Continue reading

FKA twigs Releases Surprise EP 'M3LL155X'

FKA twigs follows up EP2 and LP1 simultaneously with surprise-release M3LL155X—it looks looks like license-plate-speak for “Melissa”, the rumored title of her next project. The whole EP crash-landed as a sixteen-and-a-half minute short film directed by twigs herself. You can... Continue reading

Watch Thom Yorke Debut a New Song

During his performance at UK fest Latitude last month—his first since releasing Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes—Thom Yorke took the opportunity to debut a brand new song. I know what you’re thinking, but I’d bet money that this song isn’t from Radiohead’s recent sessions. Nevertheless,... Continue reading

Lana Del Rey Blows Up Paparazzo in "High By The Beach" Video

In her music video for her trap-influenced new single, “High By The Beach”, Lana Del Rey is chased by an extremely well-equipped paparazzo in a helicopter before she pulls out a massive gun and literally blows him away. Check it out below:Lana Del Rey’s new album, Honeymoon is out in... Continue reading

Chance the Rapper and Noname Gypsy Share "Israel (Sparring)"

Noname Gypsy is that scene-stealing female MC you heard on a few Chance the Rapper tracks, notably Acid Rap’s “Lost” and Surf’s “Warm Enough”. Her voice is is a thing of emotionally-obliterating wonder—it’s exhausted, disillusioned, pained, and above all, determined to be heard.... Continue reading

Destroyer Shares New Song "Times Square"

Destroyer’s great new album, Poison Season, is out August 28. Here is its latest single, “Times Square”. It follows the album’s first two winsome singles, “Dream Lover” and “Girl in a Swing”. Check it out below:" tml-embed-width="100%" tml-embed-height="450" tml-render-layout="inline"> Continue reading

Listen to Chvrches' New Single "Never Ending Circles"

One of the more anticipated albums this year is Chvrches’ follow-up to 2013’s The Bones of What You Believe. It’s called Every Open Eye and it’s out September 25. We’ve already heard the album’s first single, “Leave a Trace”—now the Glaswegians have let loose another track from the LP, “Never... Continue reading

Stream jj's 'Death' EP

Perpetually elevated Swedes jj return with a new EP called Death—their first release since last year’s V. It’s out now via Sincerely Yours; listen below: " tml-embed-width="100%" tml-embed-height="450" tml-render-layout="inline"> Continue reading

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