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Adele Confirms '25', Single Out Next Week

Adele, who has been cheekily teasing her new album on British television, has finally confirmed its existence. In a lengthy letter to fans shared on social media, the superstar called 25—which is rumored to be out in November—a “make-up record.” She writes:My last record was a break-up... Continue reading

Joanna Newsom Streams New Album 'Divers'

A few days ahead of its October 23 street-date, Joanna Newsom is now streaming Divers, the follow-up to 2010’s remarkable Have One on Me. Even though it’s certainly her most accessible offering yet, Divers demands dedication of the listener to fully appreciate its ins-and-outs. (Newsom... Continue reading

Neon Indian's 'VEGA INTL. Night School', Reviewed

No musician approaches the concept of time nonchalantly, because time is fucking scary. It’s the only element at play within the industry (and every other industry, for that matter) that follows its own agenda regardless of—and at times, in spite of—everyone else’s. It’s as capable of creating a... Continue reading

Charli XCX and Sophie Share "Vroom Vroom"

Charli XCX’s bratty pop meets Sophie’s shapeshifting plastic pop on “Vroom Vroom”, which Charli premiered earlier today on Beats 1. Sophie is currently preparing the release of Product, his first ever long-form physical release. (It’s more of a Magical Mystery... Continue reading

Drake Dances to "Hotline Bling" in New Video

Last night, on Apple Music, Drake shared the music video for his recent one-off hit “Hotline Bling”, which finds the hip-hop superstar bobbing, shrugging, shimmying and shuffling around what looks like the set of those SONOS commercials. (See: above—or below, we couldn’t resist throwing in another... Continue reading

Majical Cloudz, 'Are You Alone?', Reviewed

“Are you alone?” — That’s quite the loaded question for an album title. It’s many things at once — an expression of sympathy, a pick up line, a vaguely menacing taunt — and on their third album, Canadian electronic pop duo Majical Cloudz manage to conjure a sound evocative of all three distinct... Continue reading

Kanye West Shares "When I See It" and "Say You Will (Remix)"

Stop the presses: Today Kanye West launched a SoundCloud account. The announcement came from Travis Scott’s Instagram account, where he cryptically added “It starts.” What starts, exactly? Yeezy Season? What of “Only One”, “Wolves”, “All Day”, and “Fade”? Your guess is as good as... Continue reading

Watch Tobias Jesso Jr. Cover D'Angelo, The Weeknd, and HAIM

Over the weekend, at his show at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club, melody man Tobias Jesso Jr. performed a series of impromptu covers, including D'Angelo’s “Untitled”, The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face”, and Haim’s “Forever”. Check it out below: Continue reading

Courtney Barnett and Jack White Team Up for "Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)"

Here is the A-side to Courtney Barnett’s Jack White-produced new single, “Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)”—a sequel to “Boxing Day Blues” from this year’s Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit. Earlier we heard the single’s B-side, “Shivers”, a pitch-perfect Roland S.... Continue reading

The National Debut New Song "Roman Candle"

Over the weekend, The National played a show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles to benefit Cooperative Education. At the show they premiered a brand new song called “Roman Candle”. Back in August, in an interview with NME, the band said that they had begun working on their upcoming seventh... Continue reading

Grimes' New Album is Called 'Art Angels'

We finally have a name for Grimes’ highly anticipated new album. It’s called Art Angels. That’s the cover above. The album is supposed to arrive this month.Watch the video for “Realiti”—which is not expected to appear on Art Angels—below: Continue reading

Adele Previewed a New Song

Adele has a new album coming out this year—supposedly in November—and it looks like she’s just offered the first glimpse of new music we’ve heard from her since her Skyfall theme in 2012. The excerpt of what appears to be a new song was debuted in a commercial aired during tonight’s... Continue reading

Listen to the Albums Nominated for the 2015 Mercury Prize

Looks like British Phonographic Industry is once again ready to initiate another album in the annals of UK music history. The Mercury Prize, which was established as a more “discerning” alternative to the GRAMMYs-clone BRIT Awards, will be given out on November 20. The last five winners... Continue reading

M83 Working on Album for 2016

We were just missing M83, and it looks like we can actually look forward to some music from the French electronic band in 2016. A short note confirming that the band is working on a new album for 2016 release is sneaked in, with little fanfare, in a press release announcing new... Continue reading

Chairlift Announces New Album 'Moth'

Earlier this week, Chairlift returned with their great new single, “Ch-Ching”. Today they share the song’s video, along with official confirmation of a new album. Moth, it’s called. And you should expect it to land sometime in January through partners Columbia Records. In the meantime,... Continue reading

Deerhunter's Nostalgia, In and For, Decay

Retreating from the prospect of becoming a great rock & roll band, Deerhunter have returned to tasteful pop-shoegaze mode and made their mellowest, most lyric-driven, most calculated…and, err, most cheesiest album. Best Beach House record of 2015!Before we get to what’s good here, let’s agree... Continue reading

Sophie's Offers Heartfelt and Epic Single "Just Like We Never Said Goodbye"

Closing out Sophie’s mesmerizing and at times confounding debut full-length release Product, is the heartfelt(!) and epic “Just Like We Never Said Goodbye”. The song, which plays like a proper album-closer, is the best argument for Product as the Scottish producer’s debut album. (It seems... Continue reading

Stream Beach House's New Album 'Thank Your Lucky Stars'

Today, Beach House release their second album of 2015, their sixth overall, Thank Your Lucky Stars. The 9-track set comes just a couple months after their last album, Depression Cherry. The band described the album in a press release: “The songs came together very quickly and were... Continue reading

Radiohead Have Finished Recording Their New Album, Says Jonny Greenwood

Radiohead fans have been waiting with bated-breath for the imminent arrival of the band’s upcoming ninth LP, which has been in the works since last fall. After courteous, periodic updates of the band’s progress over the last year or so, resident genius, Jonny Greenwood gave an... Continue reading

The Game’s Chest-Beating Machismo Is Not Double Album Worthy

Make no mistake, recording and releasing a double album is no ordinary task—it’s an ambitious undertaking. When done right, a double LP immerses the audience in new musical vistas, with the medium warranting seemingly unlimited space to facilitate unbridled creative ideas; ones that deserve to be... Continue reading

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