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Chance The Rapper Is Getting His Own Beats 1 Show, Too

Chance The Rapper is the latest artist to be getting his own Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music, following in the footsteps of Drake, Ezra Koenig, St. Vincent, Pharrell, and more. He announced the news tonight while appearing as a special guest on Pharrell and Scott Vener’s show OTHERtone. There are no details yet […]

Watch Drake’s Air Jordan Super Bowl Commercial

Turns out Drake is starring in not one but two commercials that will be airing during the Super Bowl tonight. We’ve already seen the rapper’s “Hotline Bling”-featuring T-Mobile commercial, and now, as Pitchfork points out, Air Jordan has share a new TV spot with Drake as a part of their #WEAREJORDAN ad campaign. Drake rapped […]

Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers Play “Aeroplane” For The First Time In 19 Years

Red Hot Chili Peppers must be feeling nostalgic this week. “Circle Of The Noose,” a legendary rarity dating back to Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro’s tenure with the band in the late ’90s, finally surfaced online a few days ago. And last night, at a Super Bowl pre-party concert in San Francisco, Red Hot Chili […]

Missy Elliott – “Pep Rally”

Sadly, Missy Elliott won’t be performing at the Super Bowl halftime show again this year. But she’s still getting you pumped up for the big game with “Pep Rally,” her second new single following last year’s Pharrell collab “WTF.” “And yeah we get crackin’ like we up at the Super Bowl,” Missy raps on the […]

Fresh Sounds 7th February 2016

This week's sounds are so fresh they're still oven warm...Unqualified Nurse Band - You Pulled ThroughBroken by Rock - BrittleJack Conman - Heroin StringsDeerful - The Ice FishersSulk - Black Infinity (Upside Down)The Poet Junkies - E.q.uilibrium

Young Thug – “F Cancer (Boosie)” (Feat. Quavo) Video

Young Thug has just dropped a video for the Quavo-featuring Boosie Badazz tribute “F Cancer (Boosie),” off of his new mixtape I’m Up. Boosie recently recovered from a successful surgery to remove his kidney cancer, and Thug pays him a visit in the Be El Be-directed clip. Despite the stylish pink scrubs, Thug doesn’t seem […]

Watch The 1975 Make Their SNL Debut

Surprisingly good British pop band the 1975 made their Saturday Night Live debut last night, performing two singles from their unfortunately-monikered new album I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. (Yes, that is really what it’s called.) Watch them do the disco-house leaning “The Sound” and […]

Beyoncé Rep Denies She Stole Footage For “Formation” Video

Yesterday, Beyoncé surprised the world with the release of her new video “Formation,” but some were apparently a little more surprised than others. Abteen Bagheri and Chris Black, the director and producer behind the 2013 New Orleans bounce documentary That B.E.A.T., are claiming that “Formation” director Melina Matsoukas used B-roll footage from their film without […]

Largehearted Boy Weekly Wrap-Up - February 7, 2016

A list of the past week's Largehearted Boy features: Book Notes: (authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates to their book) B.J. Hollars for his essay collection This Is Only a Test Genanne Walsh for her novel Twister....

Taylor Swift Will Perform At The Grammys Duh

The 58th annual Grammy Awards are going down next week, and they might just be surprisingly watchable! We already know that Adele, Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd, James Bay, Ellie Goulding, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, and the cast of Hamilton will be performing, plus Justin Bieber, Skrillex, and Diplo making their […]

Death Grips – “Hot Head”

Death Grips just released a surprise new track called “Hot Head.” On Beyoncé‘s day no less! It’s a hard-hitting electro-punk rap that’s available as a free MP3 download at their site here. No word if it is part of Bottomless Pit or some other project, but you can take a listen below. The image up […]

Eaux Claires 2016 Lineup Cassette Teases Justin Vernon With James Blake, Bruce Hornsby, National & Arcade Fire Members, More

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the National’s Aaron Dessner are bringing the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival back to Eau Claire, Wisconsin for its second year this summer. The lineup has yet to be officially announced, but they’ve just sent out a mixtape cassette featuring “b-sides, demos, home recordings, and spontaneous contributions” from artists […]

Beyoncé – “Formation” Video

Beyoncé has just pulled a Beyoncé and dropped a new song and video on the world without warning. “Formation” is Bey’s first new song solo track since she last pulled a Beyoncé in 2014, and it samples New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia. She’s rumored to be debuting the song live during the Coldplay-headlined Super […]

Jay Electronica Disses Kendrick Lamar, Threatens 50 Cent On Periscope

Jay Electronica may not have another song for us anytime soon, but he sure has a lot of opinions. As HotNewHipHop points out, the ever-elusive rap star started broadcasting live via Periscope today, answering fans’ questions while driving around Miami. When one fan asked him to put on some Kendrick Lamar, he responded, “Nah, fuck […]

Watch Wilco Cover David Bowie In Brooklyn

Since David Bowie’s passing last month, tributes and covers of the late legend’s songs have been pouring in left and right. Last night, during their show at Brooklyn’s Kings Theater, Wilco performed last year’s surprise album Star Wars in its entirety, then performed a whole other discography-spanning set, and then returned to the stage for […]

Laurel Halo Collaborates With Digital Pop Star Hatsune Miku In Berlin

What a time to be alive! Japanese digital pop star Hatsune Miku is heading out on her first tour of North America this spring, and yesterday, the pigtailed hologram was the centerpiece of a performance and art installation in Berlin called Still Be Here. Scored by experimental producer Laurel Halo, conceptualized by Mari Matsutoya, and […]

Mogwai – “Ether”

Scottish post-rock heroes Mogwai are releasing Atomic, a reworked version of their soundtrack for the BBC nuclear warfare documentary of the same name, in a couple of months. We’ve heard the creeping, dramatic lead single “U-235,” and now they’ve shared another new track, “Ether,” which debuted on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC Radio 6 show today. […]

Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover David Bowie At Bernie Sanders Fundraiser

Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at a Bernie Sanders fundraiser at LA’s Ace Hotel last night, joining artists like Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, and Killer Mike in campaigning for the presidential candidate. That terrifying image up at the top of this post is a bizarre face-morph blending Bernie Sanders and David […]

Tidal Donates $1.5M To Black Lives Matter

Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal is donating $1.5 million raised at their Tidal X charity concert in October to Black Lives Matter and other social justice organizations, The Wrap reports. The company made the announcement yesterday, 2/5, the day that Trayvon Martin would have turned 21 years old. In addition to BLM, Tidal is […]

George Clanton's 100% Electronica getting cassette release; hear unreleased track "Make You Cry"

One of our favorite records of last year is getting a limited cassette release this month, complete with a handful of unreleased tracks and alternate versions on the b-side, courtesy of Greenville, SC, tape label Plastic Response... Continue reading…

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