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New Music: M.I.A., Coldplay, Calvin Harris, Minaj, Migos, Yachty, Icona Pop

M.I.A. has released a second new song in as many weeks. The last one was called “Goals”, this week we get “Finally”. M.I.A.’s last album, AIM, was called her final one. Coldplay have shared a new song called “All I Can Think About is You”, from their upcoming... Continue reading

Listen to Lorde's new album Melodrama

Following four excellent teaser singles — “Green Light”, “Liability”, “Sober”, and “Perfect Places” — Lorde has delivered a triumphant new album in Melodrama. You can stream it below on Spotify or here via Apple Music. Continue read...

Young Thug drops new album Beautiful Thugger Girls

At last, Young Thug has released his new “singing album,” Beautiful Thugger Girls, his followup to one of last year’s best albums, Jeffery. The album is streaming below on Spotify. It’s also available on Apple Music. Continue readin...

Arcade Fire unleash new song "Creature Comfort"

Arcade Fire have shared a second song from their upcoming album, Everything Now, an alternative dance cut in the vein of LCD Soundsystem called “Creature Comfort”. The band originally debuted the track live at Primavera Sound in Barcelona. Listen below via Spotify. It’s also streaming on Apple... Continue reading

Reviews: Jay Som; Jack DeJohnette, et al.

Everybody Works by Jay SomStarts off just fine, with “Lipstick Stains” drifting in and out of focus; washes of acoustic guitar and horns providing ballast to Melina Duterte’s scene-setting sentiment, the word “stains” contrasting with “smile.” Then the album kicks off with what remains my most... Continue reading

New Music: Shania Twain, Chelsea Wolf, ASAP Ferg

The original country-pop crossover queen, Shania Twain, returned today with her first single in 15 years and it’s everything we need in a new Shania Twain song. Nay, it’s everything we need in the political dystopian hellscape we live in today. Her new album, Now, is out September 29.Chelsea Wolfe,... Continue reading

New Music: Kendrick, QotSA, Washed Out, Cut Copy, Jaden Smith, Macklemore

Listen to this unreleased version of “DNA.” from Kendrick Lamar’s terrific DAMN. from earlier this year, via the NBA Finals. Queens of the Stone Age have shared “The Way You Used to Do”, the first single from their newly announced album Villains. Today they also shared the album’s... Continue reading

New Videos: Beach House, Selena Gomez, Death From Above

Beach House share this new video for “Chariot”, the lead single for their upcoming B-Sides and Rarities compilation. It features strangely hypnotic projected footage of airplanes and JFK’s family. There’s even a bit of Marilyn Monroe in there. Selena Gomez is sly chameleon on screen and... Continue reading

New Albums: QotSA, The Killers, Rostam, Action Bronson, Frankie Rose

In a new teaser, Queens of the Stone Age have announced a new album, Villains. It will be produced by Mark Ronson. Unsurprisingly, the band has said that their new album will be “uptempo.“ Actually, they said it would be like “a panther in the trees leaping out of the darkness.” No release date has... Continue reading

The Killers release new song "The Man"

Really capturing the zeitgeist, The Killers have a new album, their fifth one, coming called Wonderful Wonderful. “The Man” is its first single and it was released today. You can hear it below via Spotify, Apple Music here. A release date for Wonderful Wonderful has not been... Continue reading

Review: Phoenix, Ti Amo

The sound of a digital diesel truck starts and Phoenix' new single “J Boy” is driving a comfortable 70 mph from 4 seconds in. Futuristic but not bleak, it is more Star Wars than Blade Runner. The song has the hooks of an hour of pop radio, but Thomas Mars is never content to be merely catchy, he... Continue reading

New Music: Arcade Fire, QotSA, The Horrors, The Drums, The War on Drugs

Here is 15-seconds of a new Arcade Fire song, “Creature Comfort”, in the form of a commercial for “Ritalin cereal” from “Everything Now Corp”. The band first premiered the song in full live at Primavera Sound in Barcelona. There is fan-shot footage of the performance here. Queens of the Stone... Continue reading

Review: Katy Perry, Witness

Problematic faves date back as far as the concept of celebrity itself, and the enduring memory of social media and the Internet now puts flaws up on think-pieces right next to their album reviews. For one reason or another, culture keeps these figures relevant and in-rotation despite their public... Continue reading

New Music: Washed Out, Jason Isbell, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Washed Out has announce his return with new album, Mister Mellow — perhaps the most appropriate album title of 2017. The album is out June 30 on Stones Throw. The album features 12 new songs, including single “Get Lost”. Mister Mellow by Washed Out:01 Title Card02 Burn Out Blues03 Time... Continue reading

Review: Fleet Foxes, Crack-Up

Fleet Foxes live in a narrow meadow. They are revivalist folk without paying obvious homage to the departed like Beck with Sea Change and Morning Phase. They constantly use acoustic guitar without floundering in strum pattern purgatory like Mumford and Sons. They go for pop and folk, not in equal... Continue reading

New Music: Lykke Li, Vince Staples, SZA & Kendrick, Manchester Orchestra, D.R.A.M., DJ Khaled

Lykke Li’s band LIV has shared a new single, “Heaven”. The group features members of Miike Snow and Peter, Bjorn and John as well as influential Kanye producer Jeff Bhasker. Previously they shared “Dream Awake” and “Wings of Love”. A long-form release has yet to be announced.Vince Staples... Continue reading

Toro y Moi announces album Boo Boo, shares new song "Girl Like You"

Chaz Bear (who officially changed his name from Chaz Bundick), also known as Toro y Moi, returns today with “Girl Like You”, the first single from his upcoming album, Boo Boo. Bear says that Travis Scott, Daft Punk, Frank Ocean, and Oneohtrix Point Never explicitly influenced the new record,... Continue reading

Lorde shares new song "Sober"

Lorde shares “Sober”, the fourth studio track from her upcoming album. Happy to report that she’s four for four. Melodrama is out June 16. Previously: “Green Light,” “Liability,” and “Perfect Places.” Continue reading

Review: Sufjan Stevens, et al., Planetarium

Eternity breaks down into pieces of time. Why are we here? Why are my feelings the size of the sun but they fit into a pocket in my chest the size of a burrito? Why am I alone? Sufjan’s best records have used grandiosity to communicate the intimate (Age of Adz), and intimacy to rewrite the... Continue reading

Review: SZA, CTRL

To come to a sound decision on anything requires a bit of perspective. One gains perspective through experience and empathy, actions and emotions that constantly shift and shape our opinions and beliefs. Sometimes, to acquire an entirely fresh perspective, one must immerse themselves in the... Continue reading

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