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Reviews: Tegan and Sara, Holy Fuck

Tegan and Sara, Love You to Deathby Luke FowlerSome passable stuff here, mostly confined to the second half; the chorus of “BWU” has the album’s one remotely moving melody, while “100x” and “U-Turn” change up the backing instrumentation to save listeners from having to hear the exact same synths... Continue reading

Pretty Much Amazing's Songs of the Summer 2016

Justin Timberlake’s wet fart of a new single bringing you down? Calvin Harris’s cheap “We Found Love” sequel not cutting it? Sick and tired of Drake? We got you. Here is a collection of PMA writers’ picks for Song of the Summer 2016, kindly telling the corporate radio gods to shove it. “Berlin... Continue reading

Angel Olsen Announces New Album: My Woman

After releasing her new single, “Intern”, Angel Olsen has officially announced her upcoming album, My Woman. It will be out on September 2. According to Olsen, My Woman is about “the complicated mess of being a woman.” She continued: “I’m definitely using scenes that I’ve replayed in... Continue reading

Drake Shares New Song, Collab with Gucci Mane, and Bieber Remix of "One Dance"

Maybe you’re like me and you’re sick of #SummerSixteen, but Drake isn’t having none of that. Over the weekend, he took to his OVO Sound Radio on Apple Music to share three new joints—a solo track called “4PM in Casablancas”, sporting a smooth ’90s synth line; a Gucci Mane collaboration... Continue reading

Beck Recaptures His Puckish Spirit With "Wow"

Beck has worn two stylistic hats (or is it masks?) from the start. He was once best known as the junkyard prankster of Mellow Gold and Odelay. That version of Beck was the life of the party, a troubadour of wild nonsense. But there’s been another softer, in-between Beck, a troubadour of... Continue reading

Drake and DJ Khaled Team Up on "For Free"

Drake hops on DJ Khaled’s bouncy new single “For Free”, the next one from Khaled’s upcoming album, Major Key. Listen below: Continue reading

Review: The Avalanches, "Frankie Sinatra"

It’s going to be a weird feeling when an artist I’ve loved from the get-go drops off the face of the earth only to return 16 years later. Recently, a craze has swept over music where beloved bands return in grand (Daft Punk, My Bloody Valentine) and not so grand (Pixies, Modest Mouse) fashion, even... Continue reading

Review: Paul Simon, Stranger to Stranger

Paul Simon? But…he’s old! Yes he is. And he’s maybe the most gracefully aged person in rock music, if that means anything to ya. Actually, let’s go further: Paul Simon might be the only rock artist in history who continues to both act his age and to make music that survives comparison with the best... Continue reading

Schoolboy Q and Kanye West Share "That Part" Video

Schoolboy Q and Kanye’s slick new joint “That Part” now has a woozy set of visuals to go along with it featuring, among other things, Kanye stopping a school bus to rap in front of it. Watch below:Q’s still untitled new album is out July 8. Continue reading

Download Vic Mensa's New EP: 'There's Alot Going On'

Last night Vic Mensa released a new seven-track EP called There’s Alot Going On, which comes before his debut album Traffic, set to drop this year on Jay Z’s Roc Nation. The EP is streaming on Apple Music and Spotify. You can also download it for free by pledging to vote.Listen below: Continue reading

The Strokes Release Video for "Drag Queen", Stream New EP

The Strokes have shared a new lyric video for “Drag Queen”, off of their new EP, Future Present Past, which was released today. Watch the video and stream the EP below: Continue reading

Rihanna and Mike Will Made It Link Up for "Nothing is Promised"

Rihanna joins Mike Will Made It on “Nothing is Promised”, the new single from Mike Will’s forthcoming album, Ransom 2. The song has been around in demo form since last year.Check it out via Apple Music: Continue reading

Kanye West Shares "Round and Round", First Single from 'Cruel Winter'

Kanye West just premiered an epic new single on Big Boy in the Morning called “Round and Round (Champions)”. It’s the lead single of the long-delayed Cruel Summer sequel, Cruel Winter. The stacked single features Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, Desiigner, 2 Chainz,... Continue reading

28 Must-See Acts at Governors Ball 2016

It’s easy to look at this year’s sprawling Governors Ball lineup and still fixate on just one name: Kanye. After all, Mr. West still has yet to perform any songs from this year’s masterpiece, The Life Of Pablo, here in the United States. As of now, Sunday night’s festival-closing set is as... Continue reading

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Announce New LP: Skeleton Tree

After a three year break, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have announced a new album, Skeleton Tree. The LP is out September 9, and it’ll accompany the Andrew Dominik film, One More Time With Feeling, out the night before. Watch this space for imminent details, and maybe new music from... Continue reading

Beck Shares New Single "Wow"

Beck has a new single out called “Wow” off his follow-up to 2014’s The Morning Phase, which is due October 21. It does not yet have a title. Listen below, along with a new interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1: Continue reading

Livestream Primavera Sound 2016 Here

Primavera Sound is this weekend in beautiful Barcelona. As usual, Primavera has a pretty decent array of sets that they’ll be livestreaming all weekend, including performances by LCD Soundsystem, Beach House, Suede, Explosions in the Sky, Destroyer, Titus Andronicus, Battles, Beach Slang, Freddie... Continue reading

The Avalanches Return with "Frankie Sinatra", Announce New LP 'Wildflower'

It happened! The Avalanches have returned with their first new music since 2000. Listen to their new MF Doom and Danny Brown-assisted single, “Frankie Sinatra”, below via Apple Music. UPDATE: Or watch its ridiculous music video.“Frankie Sinatra” is the first single from The... Continue reading

Four Tet Also Remixed Rihanna's "Kiss It Better"

With a Kaytranada and now a Four Tet edit, Rihanna’s “Kiss It Better” is officially 2016’s best remixed jam. We already heard ‘tranada take on the delirious slow-burner, now check out the full “Kiss It Better” remix EP featuring a shimmering take on the track from Four Tet—if you... Continue reading

The Avalanches to Release New Music Tonight

After announcing festival dates and releasing a viral teaser, it looks like this Avalanches reunion is actually happening! According to Zane Lowe, The Avalanches will follow-up their beloved 2000 debut LP, Since I Left You, tonight at midnight (June 2 at 12am) Eastern time. Quoth Lowe:... Continue reading

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