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Arcade Fire return with Mavis Staples and a protest: "I Give You Power"

Arcade Fire have returned with a new single featuring Mavis Staples. The song is called “I Give You Power” and will benefit the ACLU. It features the refrain: “I gave you power/ I can take it away.” The timing of the song’s release is no coincidence. You can listen to “I Give You... Continue reading

Big Sean shares "Halfway Off the Balcony"

On Fabruary 7, Big Sean will release his new album I Decided. Today the rapper has shared the album’s third single, “Halfway Off the Balcony”. The album’s other singles, “Moves” and “Bounce Back”, were produced by 808 Mafia cohort Fuse and Future’s frequent collaborator Metro Boomin, respectively.... Continue reading

Japandroids stream new album Near to the Wild Heart of Life

Japandroids have decided to share their new album, Near to the Wild Heart of Life, a week early to NPR audiences. The album will be available everywhere next Friday, January 27. Previously, the band shared singles “Near to the Wild Heart of Life” and “No Known Drink or Drug”.Listen below. Continue reading

Gorillaz return with anti-Trump anthem “Hallelujah Money”

Gorillaz are back! Damon Albarn and company resurfaced recently with a spat of amusing “digital comics,” but now we have the first piece of new music since 2010. The new song, “Hallelujah Money”, features 2015 Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine. The song’s arresting music video—directed... Continue reading

Young Thug is a petulant dipshit

There’s a wall between us and our favorite artists. What we know about them is usually what their managers, publicists, agents, and yes-men want us to know about them – whether it’s how much they contributed to a given song or what they’re really like as people. Maybe Beyonce wrote that slapdash... Continue reading

Dirty Projectors' new album out next month, listen to "Up in Hudson"

After two new singles, the Dirty Projectors have finally announced their new album, a self-titled album. The album will be out February 24. Domino will handle the release. It is the first album from the Dirty Projectors since 2012's Swing Lo Magellan. Listen to a third track from the... Continue reading

Radiohead expand tour with US dates

Radiohead have announced a handful of US tour dates to accompany their recent Coachella headliner notice. It isn't particularly robust, so maybe it's an early set of dates, but the band will hit up Miami, Atlanta, New Orleans, Kansas City, Portland, Seattle, and California. The band had... Continue reading

Spoon share new single "Hot Thoughts"

Spoon return on March 17 with Hot Thoughts, their first album since 2014's excellent They Want My Soul. The band has shared the album's first single and title track.The band has also announced that they will stake a three-night residency in Austin during the week of SXSW. "The band will... Continue reading

Spoon's new album Hot Thoughts gets release date, tracklist

Famed indie label Matador detailed the new Spoon album, Hot Thoughts, in a now-deleted online store entry. Apparently the info was meant to go up later this week, but someone snuffed up. Unsurprisingly, the hawk-eyed nerds over at r/indieheads picked it up. As expected, the album... Continue reading

LCD Soundsystem almost done with new album

Don't lose hope, LCD Soundsystem fans! James Murphy and co. are promising that their reunion album is still on its way and that “it'll be done soon." Murphy is blaming the delay on the weather, saying that "winter tends to mess with" his voice, "so finishing the thing drags out." Fair... Continue reading

Review: The Flaming Lips, Oczy Mlody

The Flaming Lips return with their first primary discography release since 2013’s pain pop masterpiece, The Terror. The band has become pro’s at surprises, and their new record Oczy Mlody is their biggest surprise yet: it’s a disappointment.The band has made a career out of psychedelic... Continue reading

Review: SOHN, Rennen

What do we expect from a SOHN record in 2017? The London-by-way-of-Vienna (and now by-way-of-Los Angeles) producer trucks in a musical style that’s gotten a lot of play since he appeared on the scene in 2012. It’s no easy feat to stay fresh, and on that point, SOHN’s second album is aptly titled.... Continue reading

Review: The xx, I See You

Amidst complaints about the years-long hiatuses of critically beloved acts like Frank Ocean (mercifully resolved) and Japandroids (soon-to-be mercifully resolved!), it’s easy to forget that it’s been nearly four and half years since the xx’s sophomore effort Coexist. Part of that quiet absence can... Continue reading

Stream the xx's new album I See You and their Drake and Rihanna cover

The xx have released their new album, I See You, today. The album is their first since Coexist in the fall of 2012. It features new singles "On Hold" and "Say Something Loving". The best thing here though is the wicked trio showcase that opens the album, "Dangerous". It's... Continue reading

Music doesn’t get as punk as Ornette Coleman

This year marks the 40th anniversaries of a lot of big punk releases, including debuts by the Sex Pistols, Clash, Talking Heads and what I’ve always thought to be the Ramones’ best album. Which will also likely mean luxurious reissues, with alternative and live and demo versions of songs that... Continue reading

Phantogram cover Radiohead's "Weird Fishes / Arpeggi"

Phantogram showed up to Triple J's "Like a Version" show to deliver this cover of Radiohead's "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi" from their 2007 classic In Rainbows. Watch below.Phantogram released their latest album, Three, last October. Continue reading

Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals will release an album in 2017

Anderson.Paak is at the top of his game. In 2015 he lit up Dr. Dre's Compton, standing out among some titans of the biz that include Kendrick Lamar and Eminem. He released one of 2016's best records in January with commercial and creative breakthrough Malibu. Then he released... Continue reading

Sampha shares heartbreaking song "(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano"

Sampha's long awaited debut album Process is finally out on February 3, nearly seven years after making a splash on SBTRKT's 2010 debut single "Break Off". (He later co-wrote and produced several songs on SBTRKT’s self-titled LP.) In 2013, Sampha released his own EP, Dual. Last year, Sampha broke... Continue reading

FKA Twigs and Oneohtrix Point Never team up for "Trust Me"

FKA Twigs has been keeping pretty busy since the release of her M3LL155X EP back in August 2015. For example, if she isn't gigging or working on documentaries, she might be a Creative Director for Nike or something. As part of her Creative Director duties for Nike, perhaps unsurprisingly, she has... Continue reading

Slowdive release first song in 22 years, "Star Roving"

"Star Roving" is Slowdive's first new song in over two decades and it seems to be just the taste of what's to come. Their last album was 1995's Pygmalion. The band has said the song is “part of a bunch of new tracks we've been working on” since 2014. "It feels as fun, and as relevant playing... Continue reading

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