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2 8 1 4 :: Hong Kong Express + Telepath

  Thanks to Gorilla Vs Bear for sharing this gem of a track found on LA’s Not Not Fun label, Atarash? Ni~Tsu no Tanj?. Producers Hong Kong Express and t e l e p a t h ????????, have created a project called 2 8 1 4 that beautifully showcases the dark genre of ambient vaporware. Perfect for […]

Feud Between Whitney Houston And Bobby Brown’s Families Erupts At Bobbi Kristina’s Funeral

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, passed away last Sunday at 22, six months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home. Today’s funeral service at Alpharetta, Georgia’s St. James United Methodist Church was marred by tension between her parents’ families. As the BBC reports, Bobbi […]

Watch A$AP Rocky & Vic Mensa Wild Out To Nirvana At Lollapalooza

Yesterday evening was the final day of Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival, and it featured A$AP Rocky, performing near the top of the bill, paying tribute to one of the bands who was once slated to headline the original ’90s Lolla. During his set, Rocky brought out local luminary Vic Mensa, who performed his big single “U […]

Frank Ocean’s Brother Rickrolls Fans Waiting For Boys Don’t Cry

The world has been waiting a long time for Frank Ocean to follow up his watershed 2012 album Channel Orange, and it’s getting to the point where would-be rivals like Miguel are comfortable talking reckless about the man. Back in April, Ocean put up an Instagram post implying that a new album, possibly titled Boys […]

Kite Base – “Dadum” (Stereogum Premiere)

When not lending low-end to Savages’ lockstep post-punk attack, Ay?e Hassan teams with fellow bassist Kendra Frost as Kite Base. As demonstrated on early single “Dadum,” the duo makes experimental electronic music with a heavy rock undercurrent and occasional flashes of pop. It’s as dark-tinged and rhythmically charged as you’d expect from a member of […]

Records / Carly Rae Jepsen: Emotion

There are myriad downsides to culture basically deciding that music is free—or at least that access to all music everywhere is worth ten dollars a month—but the fact that pop stars don’t need their albums to actually have great songs has to be one of the worst. Show More Summary

NYC’s Music Row Is Officially Dead

13 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

NYC’s historic Music Row, the strip of instrument stores, repair shops, and sheet music stores on a block of Manhattan’s West 48th St, is officially dead, as the New York Post reports. It’s been disappearing for years as rising rent costs and changing shopping habits drive out old businesses — a number of Sam Ash […]

Dick Dale Is In Very Rough Shape, But Keeps Touring To Afford Medical Treatment

13 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

78-year-old surf-rock legend Dick Dale is in rough shape. He’s had rectal cancer twice, had parts of his stomach and intestines removed, and thus wears a colostomy bag under his clothes at all times. He’s currently in renal failure and refuses to go on dialysis. He has diabetes. And he suffers from vertebrae so damaged […]

Read David Byrne’s NYTimes Op-Ed About Streaming Payment Transparency

13 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

David Byrne has been a vocal critic of the paltry royalties artists receive from both streaming platforms like Spotify and commercial radio broadcasts. In a new op-ed for the New York Times entitled “Open the Music Industry’s Black Box,” Byrne once again takes on artist payment, calling for greater transparency in the way that revenue […]

Watch Taylor Swift Cover “Am I Wrong” With Nico & Vinz In Vancouver

13 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Taylor Swift is the world’s bestie, and that means she has a lot of friends. She’s been putting this fact to use on her massive North American tour, bringing out a different famous friend for a song at every show. At Swift’s concert in Vancouver last night, her latest guests were Norwegian pop duo Nico […]

Flipper Announce Reunion Shows With Jesus Lizard’s David Yow

13 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Seminal San Francisco punk band Flipper have announced that they’re reuniting for a series of shows this fall fronted by the Jesus Lizard’s David Yow, as KQED reports. The band last reunited in 2005, touring and releasing several albums, but a new back injury in late 2009 following a serious back-breaking car accident in 1994 […]

Download Chief Keef’s Bang 3 Mixtape, Earlier Than Expected

13 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Since getting dropped by his label last year, exiled young Chicago drill star Chief Keef has already put out four mixtapes and an album. He’s been spending the past month or so feuding with Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel after the hologram benefit concert that he tried to put on was repeatedly shut down, but now […]

Watch Mos Def Join Kendrick Lamar On “Alright” At Osheaga

13 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Kendrick Lamar headlined the second day of Montreal’s Osheaga festival last night. As Pigeons & Planes reports, the audience started chanting the hook to “Alright” before Kendrick even took the stage, and Kendrick ended his set with the glorious one-two punch of TPAB highlights “King Kunta” and “Alright.” Before starting “King Kunta,” he noticed Yasiin […]

Watch Morrissey Cover The Late Lynn Anderson’s “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden” In Nashville

13 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

A month in Nashville, Morrissey covered Lynn Anderson’s 1970 country hit “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden.” Anderson died on Thursday of a heart attack at 67, as CNN reports, and Morrissey just shared a post entitled “Lynn Anderson, RIP”on his semi-official website True To You: A few weeks ago we were proud to […]

Largehearted Boy Weekly Wrap-Up - August 2, 2015

A list of the past week's Largehearted Boy features: Book Notes: (authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates to their book) Christy Wampole for her essay collection The Other Serious Deborah Reed for her novel Olivay Emily Mitchell...

Daily Downloads (The Week's Best Free and Legal Music Including Blitzen Trapper, Lauryn Peacock, Her Name Is Calla, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers free and legal music and/or stream. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Bad Braids: Folkadelphia session [mp3] Ben Rogers: The Bloodred Yonder EP [mp3] Blitzen Trapper: "Lonesome Angel" [mp3] from All Across This Land (out...

Fresh Sounds 2nd August 2015

Another helping of fantastic freshly brewed tunes straight from the Devil's cafe... The Bird & The Monkey - A Song For Nico The Glass Children - Undone No Nothings - All The Good Ones. Gelato - Daydream Sealings - White Devil

Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl Also Rebuilt Max’s Kansas City

Last month, Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter briefly transformed Rough Trade Brooklyn into a mid-’70s Sam Goody for their upcoming ’70s-set HBO series. Now they’ve recreated the iconic NYC venue Max’s Kansas City for another shoot at 19th St and Broadway, right around the corner from where the original once […]

European Police Continue To Give Snoop Dogg A Hard Time On Tour

Things are not going well for Snoop Dogg in Europe. He’s been touring there after releasing the Pharrell-produced LP Bush earlier this year, and as the Guardian reports, the rapper was stopped by police in Italy today while carrying $422,000 in cash, well above the legal limit of money that can be transported across European […]

Lollapalooza Shuts Down Travi$ Scott Five Minutes Into His Set

After reportedly showing up half an hour late, rapper Travi$ Scott got his Lollapalooza set shut down after only 5 minutes by encouraging fans to jump the security barrier and rush the stage. Festival organizers deemed the resulting chaos to be unsafe and shut the whole thing down, with security forcibly removing Scott from the […]

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