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New Order Settle Legal Dispute With Peter Hook

In 2015, former New Order bassist Peter Hook sued the remaining members of the band over royalties that he claimed that he was due. The rest of the band wasn't exactly pleased with that outcome, but today they've announced that they've reached a "full and final settlement" with Hook in what they characterize as a…

Bibio – “Phantom Brickworks III (Edit)”

On last year's excellent A Mineral Love, English experimental electronic producer Bibio explored a lovely ambient pop sound that came off like the world's greatest experimental elevator music. He's already dropping another album this fall called Phantom Brickworks, and from the sound of its lead single he's moving on to something different. "Phantom Brickworks III…

Shorties (Kirkus Prize Finalists, An Interview with Zola Jesus, and more)

The 2017 Kirkus Prize finalists have been announced. Stereogum interviewed Zola Jesus. Author Alistair McCartney interviewed himself at The Nervous Breakdown. Ann Powers discussed her book Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music...

Preview Shania Twain’s Appearance On Tonight’s Broad City

Last week, the new season of Broad City started with a truly great flashback episode about the moment that Abbi and Ilana, the show's heroes, met and became friends. And tonight's episode, the second in the season, will have a guest star who's almost as famous as Hillary Clinton, who put in a cameo (one…

Watch Neil DeGrasse Tyson Interview David Byrne On Star Talk

David Byrne appears on the latest episode of Neil DeGrasse Tyson's TV show Star Talk, but not to discuss the 40th anniversary of Talking Heads' debut album. Rather, Byrne was there to discuss the importance of arts education, explaining how study in creative disciplines can be of great benefit no matter which career path you…

Marilyn Manson – “KILL4ME”

Marilyn Manson is releasing a new album, Heaven Upside Down, in a couple weeks. We've already heard "WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE" and seen its brutal video, and today Manson has shared another new track from the album called "KILL4ME." You can listen to it below.

Watch Jason Isbell’s Two Great Jimmy Kimmel Live Performances

A few months ago, the roots-rock monster Jason Isbell, along with his 400 Unit band, released The Nashville Sound, one of my favorite albums that's come out this year. And last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel played my favorite song from that album: The absolutely shattering love song "If We Were Vampires," which he…

Mystikal Indicted On Rape And Kidnapping Charges

Last month, after turning himself in at a police station, the veteran New Orleans rapper Mystikal was arrested and charged with rape and kidnapping. Mystikal denied the charges and said that he planned to enter a not guilty plea. And now KSLA reports that a Caddo County, Louisiana grand jury has indicted the 46-year-old rapper…

New Morrissey T-Shirt Calls Out Police Brutality

Morrissey is back this month with a website, a Twitter, and the first single from a new album. Along with the rollout comes new merch, which includes the T-shirt pictured above. Priced at £25, it features a blurred-out image of a police officer beating a civilian alongside Morrissey's name and the message, "Who will protect…

Watch Billy Corgan Play Smashing Pumpkins’ “Sweet Sweet” For The 1st Time In 23 Years

Billy Corgan -- or, if you prefer, William Patrick Corgan -- is getting ready to release a new solo album called Ogilala. And in the buildup to its release, he's been playing one song a day on Facebook Live, streaming it from Madame Zuzu's, the tea house that he owns in Chicago. On the most…

Hear Arcade Fire’s Studio Cover Of John Lennon’s “Mind Games”

Lately, Arcade Fire have been covering John Lennon's 1973 marital-discord anthem "Mind Games." They debuted it live at a Lollapalooza aftershow at Chicago's Metro last month, and they played it again during Lollapalooza itself. And now there's also a studio version. Arcade Fire recently recorded a Spotify Single for the streaming service. And in addition…

Intergalactic Lovers – River

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

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)

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

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

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)

3 days 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

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

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…

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