PC Music‘s GFOTY drops the Blink-182 cover you didn’t know you needed.
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Last year, Future performed at the fancy 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the tail-end of his European tour, and brought along his affiliate DJ Esco in his posse. As FADER found out, Esco ended up spending 56 days in a Dubai prison after he was arrested for marijuana possession when they arrived at the [...]
Over the weekend, rumors surfaced that Lil Wayne was considering suing Birdman for $8 million dollars for the delay of his next album, Tha Carter V. Well, the rumors are true, but he’s suing for a hell of a lot more — $51 million, to be precise. TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit, and [...]
Arcade Fire member Will Butler’s solo record Policy is shaping up to be mighty intriguing. Lead single “Take My Side” was a wiry blast of garage rock, a sound Butler veers far away from on the album’s second single. “Anna” is a propulsive new wave track laden with horns, synths, a striking piano figure, and [...]
Gun violence in America is a problem. The second half of 2014 played out like a nightmare in slow motion, riddled with violent, senseless gun-related deaths. Protests related to the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson and numerous other incidents involving police killing unarmed black men swept the nation. Into this [...]
Riff Raff recently announced his intentions of training with Hulk Hogan to become a professional wrestler, but apparently his lifestyle change began before his pursuit of WWE. It’s pretty impossible to tell when Riff Raff is serious and when he’s playing into his absurdist character for laughs, but either way, the rapper is clearly serious [...]
Taylor Swift’s Twitter hack didn’t expose anything particularly embarrassing, but that’s OK, there’s plenty to joke about in the public record. Consider, for instance, this Vox report that Swift has trademarked the phrase “this sick beat” — as in the “Shake It Off” lyric “You could have been getting down to this sick beat” — [...]
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, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...
Donating money to a high school is a noble gesture, but it’s hard not to laugh at the way Migos went about it. The Atlanta rap trio and their label Quality Control Music presented $1,000 to Booker T. Washington High School on one of those giant novelty checks, commemorating the photo op on Instagram yesterday: [...]
We have to talk about historical perspective when we’re talking about mixtapes, and we have Lil Wayne to thank and to blame for that. Lil Wayne wasn’t the only one releasing great mixtapes during his mid-’00s monster run, and he wasn’t even the only one who was releasing mixtapes that were arguably better than his [...]
The LA-based duo Dirty Dishes released their debut LP Guilty yesterday, a series of unpredictable and totally consuming tracks that are definitely worthy of your time if you haven’t listened already. Today, the band premiered the music video for the album’s shapeshifting lead-off track, “Thank You Come Again.” Directed and edited by comedian Pat Bishop, [...]
Björk’s staggering new album Vulnicura entered the world early thanks to a leak. In a new interview with BBC Radio 1?s Zane Lowe (via NME), Björk discusses the leak for the first time. She told Lowe that due to the album’s raw emotional subject matter — her breakup with longtime partner Matthew Barney — she [...]
Portland-based bedroom R&B purveyor Dan Vidmar hasn’t put out a new project since 2013?s Timeshare EP, but he revealed to Billboard today that a new mixtape entitled 4WZ will drop “any day now.” The first taste of the mixtape is “Right, Alright” a track that feels like a pillowy backtrack from the posturing of last [...]
Fucked Up’s Ben Cook will soon release Out For Love, his latest LP under the moniker Young Guv, and earlier this month we heard the album’s first single, “Wrong Crowd.” Today, Cook shared another new song, the lo-fi power-pop tune “Crushing Sensation,” along with a low-budget video by Danielle Nemet. Watch below. Out For Love [...]
Earlier today we learned that Fat Possum signed L.A. indie-pop Band To Watch Los Angeles Police Department. It seems they’ve been on a signing spree: Shreveport rockers Seratones are also new to the Fat Possum roster, and their saucy garage-rock track “Chokin’ On Your Spit” is right in the Southern rock wheelhouse that used to [...]
Coming into the new year, the five guys who curate the Black Market — Ian Chainey, Aaron Lariviere, Wyatt Marshall, Doug Moore, and me — had a few long discussions on what we might do to improve this feature in 2015 (and beyond). We considered expanding its scope, increasing its frequency, changing its format and/or [...]
Here we have two new songs from Only You, the project of California-based singer Rachel Fannan. She only has a one other little-known single to her name so far, but based on the strength of these tracks, that won’t be the case for long. Her voice is a towering, exquisite masterpiece; it occupies these songs [...]
We recently learned about Kenny G’s contributions to Chinese culture and his obsessive stock trading, but did you know he also invented the Frappuccino? OK, invent is too strong a word here, but in a new interview with Bloomberg, the world’s #1 smooth jazz musician says he was a catalyst for the eventual creation of [...]
Belle and Sebastian From: Glasgow, Scotland A word of warning before listening to Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance the new album from Belle and Sebastian, please leave any preconceptions at the door. Before allowing the first chords to drift into your brain forget everything you've ever thought about them, forget every assumption you've ever made. Show More Summary