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DOOM drops new song "Notebook 04"

A new week brings a new, previously unheard DOOM track. This time it’s “Notebook 04” featuring Kool Keith. DOOM is releasing unreleased tracks every seven days as part of a 15-week series with Adult Swim called The Missing Notebook Rhymes. Learn more about it and catch previous drops here. The... Continue reading

Björk's new single "The Gate" is coming

It’s with much warmthness that I report that on September 18, Björk will grace our Spotify playlists and Apple Music libraries with her new single, “The Gate”. She calls it a “love song, but... in a more transcendent way.” She continued, “[The last album] Vulnicura was about a very... Continue reading

Review: LCD Soundsystem, American Dream

There’s a Pythagorean beauty, a classical harmony, to a trilogy. The geometry of a triangle mirrors the elegance of a narrative arc: beginning, middle, and end. Trilogies abound in popular culture, from Sophocles to J. R. R. Tolkien, George Lucas to Christopher Nolan, David Bowie to Kanye West.... Continue reading

Review: Brockhampton, Saturation / Saturation II

Boy bands and girl groups usually coalesce as the result of some entity behind the scenes pulling the strings together. From the Monkees to Destiny’s Child to Girls’ Generation, pop groups get placed together often not of their own volition but because someone, a parent or record label, believes... Continue reading

New Music: St. Vincent, Arcade Fire, Father John Misty

St. Vincent put out a music video today for her single “New York”. The track will presumably appear on Annie Clark’s upcoming album, which she describes as “all about sex and drugs and sadness.” It’s expected this fall.You can watch “New York” below. The director of the video had this to say: “I... Continue reading

New Music: Taylor Swift, Sufjan Stevens, Kelela

Over the weekend, Taylor Swift shared the second single from her upcoming album Reputation, “...Ready For It?” She’s 0 for 2 so far. The follow-up to 1989 is out November 10. Asthmatic Kitty, Sufjan Stevens’ record label, shared a video on Instagram featuring a snippet of new music... Continue reading

LCD Soundsystem drop free new song "Pulse (v. 1)"

This Friday, LCD Soundsystem return with their excellent new album, American Dream. To celebrate, James Murphy is offering this 14-minute leftover that won’t be on the album called “Pulse (v. 1)” for free. You can stream it below or download it here.From the album we’ve heard the anthemic “Call the... Continue reading

A Conversation with Sammus

Balancing a life of rapping, producing, studying, and gaming sounds like a daunting prospect, but for Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, stage name Sammus, it’s all in a day’s work. Lumumba-Kasongo, who takes her name from the protagonist of the video game Metroid, hails from the nerdcore realm of music, a... Continue reading

New Tracks: St. Vincent, U2, GY!BE, Bully

First thing’s first: St. Vincent covered The Beatles’ smarmiest song “All You Need is Love” for a new Tiffany & Co. advertising campaign. This is awesome. Listen below.St. Vincent will release her new album, still publicly untitled, this fall. Surprisingly—and excitingly!—the LP has been... Continue reading

Jessie Ware shares new song "Selfish Love"

Jessie Ware has shared her second new song of the summer, “Selfish Love”. A few weeks ago she returned with “Midnight”. The new track was produced by Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat. Ware hasn’t said much about her new album, but she has teased that it will include collaborations with Francis and the... Continue reading

New Music: The National, Wolf Parade, Matthew Dear + Tegan and Sara, Deradoorian

The National are releasing their great new album, Sleep Well Beast, on September 8. Before today they had shared three tracks: “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”, “Guilty Party”, and “Carin at the Liquor Store”. Here’s a fourth—“Day I Die”—and it’s wild music video. Check it out... Continue reading

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile release new song "Over Everything"

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have joined forces for a new album, Lotta Sea Lice, due out on October 13. Here is the first single—with 2017’s most appropriate song title—“Over Everything”. Check it out in the video below.Keep scrolling for Lotta Sea Lice’s tracklist, which includes a couple mutual... Continue reading

Review: Queens of the Stone Age, Villains

When I’m preparing to write a review for an album by an established artist, I usually go back and listen to their discography so I can put the new album in context. Villains was no exception—after I got my hands on it, I spent a few days going back through Queens of the Stone Age’s earlier albums,... Continue reading

New Music: Empress Of + Khalid, DOOM, A. Savage

DJDS, fka DJ Dodger Stadium, has enlisted Brooklyn songstress Empress Of and El Paso singer and Sunday’s VMA winner for Best New Artist, Khalid, for a new track, “Why Don't You Come On”. Listen below.DJDS, a duo comprised of Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy, are best known for collaborating with... Continue reading

Kendrick Lamar joins Mac Miller, Kevin Gates on "Cold Summer"

Last Sunday’s big VMA winner, Kendrick Lamar appears in a single from DJ Kay Slasy with Mac Miller and Kevin Gates. It’s called “Cold Summer” and it’s from Slay’s upcoming album, The Big Brother. The LP will also feature Rick Ross, The Game, Jay Rock, 2 Chainz, and more. Listen to “Cold... Continue reading

Review: Action Bronson, Blue Chips 7000

During the first stretch of the decade, Action Bronson seemed like Ghostface Killah doing Danny Brown one-liners, one of the better rappers to grace beats by Harry Fraud and responsible for one of the Alchemist’s best projects in Rare Chandeliers. During this time, he released the first two... Continue reading

Frank Ocean shares new song "Provider"

Last night, during the MTV VMAs and the season finale of Game of Thrones, Frank Ocean provided some counter-programming with his “Blonded Radio” show on Apple’s Beats 1. On last night’s episode he premiered his new single—his fourth single in 2017 as a lead artist, seventh overall, since... Continue reading

Stream the new War on Drugs album A Deeper Understanding

The War on Drugs’ excellent new album, A Deeper Understanding, is out on Friday. But you don’t have to wait all the way until then to hear it—the band is streaming it 24-plus hours early on their website. Continue reading

King Krule returns with "Czech One"

After various teasers, clips, and posters, Archy Marshall, aka King Krule, returned last night with his new song, “Czech One”. In the morning he shared its surreal music video and announced a European and North American tour. The last King Krule album was 2013’s 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. Archy... Continue reading

Taylor Swift announces her new album Reputation

Taylor Swift has announced her follow-up to 1989—it’s called Reputation. After blanking out her social media and posting enigmatic videos of a snake (Taylor Swift has been called a snake many times throughout her career), Swift uploaded the album cover, its release date (November 10), and news... Continue reading

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