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Linkin Park Announce Chester Bennington Tribute Concert At Hollywood Bowl

Linkin Park have announced that they will perform a special tribute show in honor of the late Chester Bennington, who died in July. The show will take place on 10/27 at the Hollywood Bowl; pre-sale tickets begin on 9/19 and general on-sale begins 9/22. It will be the first time the remaining members have performed…

Ed Sheeran Also Cancels St. Louis Show Over Safety Concerns

Following in U2's footsteps, Ed Sheeran has cancelled his show in St. Louis tonight. Residents of the city are protesting the acquittal of police officer Jason Stockley in the fatal shooting of black motorist Anthony Lamar Smith. Sheeran's touring group issued this statement on the musician's website regarding the cancelled Scottrade Center performance:…

Intergalactic Lovers – River

5 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

What an entirely spirited piece of music, a scattershot gathering of ideas and mismatched sounds… Read the post Intergalactic Lovers – River

Drake Meme Appears In NYC Parks Department Proposal

8 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Before Aubrey Graham was Drake, he was Jimmy Brooks, a wheelchair-bound teen on the Canadian soap Degrassi: The Next Generation. And to the New York City Parks Department, he will always be "Wheelchair Jimmy."

video: Men I Trust – Tailwhip

Shout out to Tobias on Facebook for the heads up on this charming new vid from Quebec City band Men I Trust, featuring old VHS home video footage courtesy of the group's family and friends, set to the infectious, sunny groove of their new jam "Tailwhip"... Continue reading…

WizKid – “Everytime” (Feat. Future)

9 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Drake significantly boosted WizKid's profile in America by having him guest on "One Dance," and the Nigerian singer put out his major-label debut, Sounds From The Other Side, back in June. Now he's linked up with another major American rap star in Future, who makes an appearance on WizKid's new track "Everytime." Listen below.

Canadian Punk Band Zex Dropped From Label Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

9 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Yesterday, news surfaced that some copies of of the recent vinyl release of Beyoncé's Lemonade had mistakenly been pressed with the first side of Canadian punk band Zex's new album Uphill Battle. In the wake of that media attention, Pitchfork reports that the band's label, Magic Bullet Records, received several emails accusing guitarist Jo Capitalcide…

Ezra Koenig Shares Update On New Vampire Weekend Album

10 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig has been busy working on Neo Yokio, his new anime series for Netflix starring Jaden Smith. But in an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 today, he offered a rare update on Vampire Weekend's upcoming fourth album, which still has the working title Mitsubishi Macchiato.

Elliott BROOD – Ghost Gardens (album review)

13 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Photo: Trevor Weeks I was trading texts with Oz (remember him) about this album. In response to his query to whether Ghost Gardens was any good, I answered with, “Really good. What you’ve come to expect from them.” And that is some great alt-country. Ghost Gardens, the sixth LP by the Canadian trio has an [...]

Rebecca Black’s “Wasted Youth” Sounds An Awful Lot Like The Julia Michaels Song She Covered A Few Months Ago

14 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Rebecca Black of "Friday" fame has a new EP out. It's called RE/BL and it features a song titled "Wasted Youth," which sounds an awful lot like another track that came out this year called "Uh Huh" written by the songwriter and burgeoning pop star Julia Michaels. Here's "Wasted Youth": ...and…

Watch The War On Drugs Debut A Deeper Understanding Songs At Maine Tour Opener

14 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The War On Drugs kicked off their world tour in support of A Deeper Understanding at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine last night. The set included the live debut of several tracks from the album including "In Chains," "Knocked Down," "Nothing To Find," "Up All Night," and "Clean Living." Watch all five live debuts…

Bent Shapes Break Up

15 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Ben Potrykus and Andy Sadoway started making music together in Boston back in 2009 under the name Girlfriends, and by the time they got around to releasing their first full-length in 2013, they had changed their name to Bent Shapes and soon after that they picked up a few new members in the form of…

Avey Tare Cancels Shows

15 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Avey Tare was set to embark on a tour next month to promote his new album, Eucalyptus, which was released in the summer. The shows were supposed to kick off in Somerville, MA on 10/2 but according to Ticketfly, the gig's off. Avey Tare cancelled shows in other cities, too, including Toronto, Seattle, and Philadelphia.

Q&A: Moses Sumney Delves Into Solitude His Own Way On Aromanticism

16 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Nothing about Moses Sumney is ordinary. When you set out to solve for x in the equation of two strict Ghanaian parents who also happen to both be pastors, the solution is usually not one acclaimed singer-songwriter operating at an intersection of genres. Especially one that has a B.A. in Creative Writing, a circle of…

Downtown Boys – “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)” Video

18 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last month, Downtown Boys released their excellent new album, Cost Of Living, and today they've shared a video for its lead single "Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)." It was directed by Eavvon O’Neal and features live footage of the band intercut with a group of very cute kids having a party in a park that…

Album Of The Week: The Blow Brand New Abyss

18 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

There are weeks when the "Album Of The Week" idea seems entirely ridiculous and insufficient, when there are so many great records flooding in that it seems sad and unfair to highlight just one. This is one of those weeks. There is a whole lot of fucking great music coming out right now. Godspeed You!

Book Notes - Kaveh Akbar "Calling a Wolf a Wolf"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

New Music To Delight Your Ears - L-Space

L-Space From: Scotland Aloe from Scottish dream poppers L-Space (first featured on the blog in March New Music To Caress Your Ears - L-Space) is a sinister dream pop song about someone being turned into a giant metal bird. It's beautiful,...Show More Summary

Watch Paramore’s Hayley Williams Cover Jawbreaker

19 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Paramore's Riot Fest set time clashed with the weekend's big Jawbreaker reunion, and Hayley Williams was sad about that. "the fact that our set time at Riot Fest overlaps a bit with jawbreaker is my slow but certain death. i hope you all see jawbreaker for me," she tweeted last month when the schedule was…

Investigators Looking Into Fire That Destroyed Neko Case’s Barn

19 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Fire investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that heavily damaged Neko Case's 225-year-old Vermont home. Barnet firefighters were called to the indie musician's home at about 9:30 p.m. Monday. The Caledonian Record reports the fire could be seen from miles away. Case wasn't at the home at the…

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