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Kendrick Lamar shares new song “The Heart Part 4”

In a scathing new song entitled “The Heart Part 4”—the fourth installment in a series that has spanned his entire career—Kendrick Lamar teases a possible release date: April 7. “Y’all got till April 7 to get y’all shit together,” he spits with fire in his voice. At another point,... Continue reading

Review: Drake, More Life

My experience with Drake largely stems from the persona he’s embedded into every part of public consciousness. I consume Drake in the way pop culture and Aubrey Graham himself have constructed him. The first point in time I remember knowing musical Jimmy Brooks was Rihanna’s “What’s My Name”, which... Continue reading

Review: Mount Eerie, A Crow Looked at Me

How do you turn a shocking personal tragedy into fuel for your work? In most professions the question is unthinkable. It has been said suffering is required for great art, but Phil Elverum seems to disagree. Last year, he lost his wife Geneviève Castrée, a noted artist and musician, to pancreatic... Continue reading

Teen Mom's Bizzare, Avant-Pop Album

I didn’t know who Farrah Abraham was until a friend posted, in amazement, that she’d made an incredibly bizarre pop album in 2012. I had to look up why it was so astonishing that she’d done this, and I found out about her, her stints on 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom, the death of the father of her... Continue reading

Gorillaz return with new album Humanz — listen to 4 new songs

On April 28, Damon Albarn's alt-pop band Gorillaz will return with a new album called Humanz. The album will be the group’s first since a sloppily strewn together iPad album The Fall (2010), and their first studio album since the excellent Plastic Beach (also 2010).In true Gorillaz... Continue reading

Perfume Genius to return with new album No Shape

On May 5, Mike Hadreas’ Perfume Genius returns with a new album called No Shape. The album is Hadreas’ first since Too Bright in 2014. The album’s announcement was accompanied by the release of a music video for the first single, “Slip Away”. Andrew Thomas Huang directed the... Continue reading

Review: Real Estate, In Mind

The Garden State can count some of the finest musicians of the past fifty years among its illustrious ranks, and most residents will point to Bruce Springsteen as their champion. For decades the E-Street Band has channeled the aspirational romanticism of anyone who has wanted to turn off the Jersey... Continue reading

Review: Spoon, Hot Thoughts

Hot Thoughts is an inscrutable obelisk of rock and roll. Because Spoon records contain such a large measure of subtlety, our culture of musical immediacy can overlook their genius. Not critically, mind you; they are darlings for a reason. But to the average body-painted festival goer, they... Continue reading

Drake debuts new album More Life on OVO Radio

Tonight, Drake is premiering his new pop album—he calls it a “playlist by October Firm”—More Life on his Beats 1 radio show OVO Sound Radio. Listen to it here. It starts at 6:30 pm eastern time. Update: The tracklist is developing below.The album is expected to feature late-2016... Continue reading

R.I.P. Chuck Berry

Jon Parales, writing for The New York Times:Chuck Berry, who with his indelible guitar licks, brash self-confidence, and memorable songs about cars, girls and wild dance parties did as much as anyone to define rock ’n’ roll’s potential and attitude in its early years, died on Saturday. He was... Continue reading

Hot Chip remix Katy Perry's "Chained to the Rhythm"

Just in time for the weekend, Katy Perry’s new single “Chained to the Rhythm” gets a facelift courtesy of Hot Chip. It’s the group‘s first outing since 2015.Listen to it at Apple Music or below via Spotify:Here’s the original. Continue reading

Feist shares new song "Pleasure"

In April, Feist returns with a new album called Pleasure. You can now hear the title track and first single. Pleasure is her first album since Metals in 2011. It’s out April 28. Continue reading

Listen to Spoon's new album Hot Thoughts

Spoon have released their ninth album, Hot Thoughts, and like most Spoon albums, it’s top-tier. You don’t have to take our word for it though—listen for yourself via Apple Music and Spotify. Hot Thoughts is Spoon’s first album since the terrific They Want My Soul (2014). Its... Continue reading

Feist announces new album Pleasure

First is back. She has just announced the follow-up to Metals (2011). It's called Pleasure and it's out April 28. Check out its full tracklist below Feist, Pleasure:01 Pleasure02 I Wish I Didn’t Miss You03 Get Not High, Get Not Low 04 Lost Dreams05 Any Party06 A Man Is Not His Song07 The... Continue reading

Amazing Songs: Frank Ocean, “Chanel”

Am I getting ahead of myself or is Frank Ocean signaling that he won’t ghost on us this time? “Chanel”, his first solo single since Endless and Blonde, comes after a flurry of activity that includes launching a radio show on corporate patron Apple Music and a jubilant single with Calvin Harris... Continue reading

Drake's More Life is out in a week

Drake is ready to release More Life, the mixtape-“evolution” project that was meant to cap the rapper’s banner 2016. According to a teaser ponted onto Instagram, the set will arrive in less than a week—March 18. It isn’t immediately clear if More Life will be an Apple Music... Continue reading

Frank Ocean's "Chanel" remix with ASAP Rocky

This weekend, Frank Ocean shared a single called “Chanel”, his first solo track since releasing Endless and Blonde late last summer. The song is his second Frank event single of 2017, following “Slide” with Migos and Calvin Harris. It appears to be Frank’s way of telling us he... Continue reading

Review: The Shins, Heartworms

You should take a person at their word, the old adage states, when without instigation they admit to a deep, dark flaw. On the title track of the Shins’ perplexing new album Heartworms, James Mercer sings, “Well I guess I'm just here to test your patience.” Boy, does he make good on that bit of... Continue reading

Frank Ocean releases new song "Chanel"

On Friday night, Frank Ocean premiered a new song called “Chanel” on his “Blonded Radio” show on Apple Music’s Beats 1. The track was subsequently released on the streaming services. “Chanel” marks Frank Ocean’s first solo track since releasing Blonde and Endless in 2016. Last month,... Continue reading

Review: Charli XCX, Number 1 Angel

A little over a year since she rode a Lamborghini into pop’s stratosphere, Charlotte Aitchison, aka Charli XCX, beams back to earth from the post-pop heaven she blasted off to. She lands with the sugar-coated Number 1 Angel in tow, a mixtape released in anticipation of Aitchison’s next... Continue reading

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