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Kanye West Is Out Of The Hospital

After remaining under psychiatric hold for over a week, Kanye West has been released from UCLA Medical Center. TMZ reports that he is at now home under the care of his wife Kim Kardashian and his personal physician Dr. Michael Farzam, who made the initial call to 911 the day Kanye was admitted. According to […]

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “Mr. Tambourine Man” (Bob Dylan Cover)

Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Batmanglij teamed up a couple of months ago on their excellent collaborative album I Had A Dream That You Were Mine. They recently reconvened at Spotify’s studio in NYC to record two songs for the streaming service’s new “Singles” live series, which has already given us Local Natives’ cover of “Ultralight […]

Wild Pink – “Great Apes”

Last we heard from Brooklyn’s Wild Pink was earlier this year, when the band released their 4 Songs EP by way of Tiny Engines. Today, Wild Pink announced that they’re putting out a debut, self-titled full-length in February. The album’s lead single, “Great Apes,” describes a particular feeling of aimlessness that peaks at a particularly […]

Unsurprisingly Bob Dylan Was A No-Show At Today’s White House Event For Nobel Prize Winners

Bob Dylan has been skirting the responsibilities of decorum surrounding his Nobel Prize For Literature award. Though he eventually did accept it after being really weird about the honor, The Washington Post has learned that the musician didn’t attend a private meeting that was set to take place today between all of this year’s Nobel […]

Book Notes - Marcy Dermansky "The Red Car"

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...

Local Natives – “Ultralight Beam” (Kanye West Cover)

Local Natives know that we’ve all been ready for 2016 to be over, and they recognize Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo standout “Ultralight Beam” as one of the brightest beacons of light we’ve had musically this year. During a session with Spotify in July they covered the powerful gospel/rap hybrid, and today they’ve released […]

Girlpool Talk New Full-Band Album Powerplant

The Philly-via-LA DIY punk duo Girlpool made their mark with a spare, simple sound — two guitars and two voices, with absolutely nothing else accompanying them. It was an original, intimate sound, and it made the two of them sound like they were united against the rest of the world. But on their next album, […]

The Obsessed – “Sodden Jackyl”

Washington, DC doom metal overlords the Obsessed started putting out records in 1980, and their whole riff-trudge style has influenced generations of bands. They’ve broken up and reunited a number of times over the years, even as frontman Scott “Wino” Weinrich has gone on to form bands like Saint Vitus and Spirit Caravan. But they […]

Watch Rihanna Accept Her Shoe Of The Year Award

Rihanna was honored with Footwear News’ Shoe Of The Year award for her Fenty Puma Creepers. (Kanye won last year.) She accepted her award at a ceremony in New York City last night, where she wore her sneaks on the red carpet. She walked onto the stage to ANTI’s “Love On The Brain,” and you […]

Goodbye To My Dancing Days: Cymbals Eat Guitars Forge Ahead With Pretty Years

Joseph D’Agostino keeps apologizing for all the negativity. Reclining on couches in a Brooklyn Heights bar that, for whatever reason, has a bocce court in the back, he and Matt Whipple are musing on the status of their band, Cymbals Eat Guitars. This has recently been a recurring conversation for them: the feeling like they […]

Foxing – “Indica” Video

Foxing have made some impactful, powerful videos to go along with their sweeping, melodic rock, and the new music video for “Indica,” a track off of last year’s full-length, Dealer, follows that trend. It’s a sentimental, muted look at a family unit as viewed from the eyes of an unnamed, unexplained observer. The band’s Josh […]

Justice – “Fire” Video (Feat. Susan Sarandon)

French dance duo Justice just released their first album in five years, Woman, earlier this month. Today, they’ve given the disco-leaning jam “Fire” the visual treatment. In the Pascal Teixeira-directed clip, the duo reenacts iconic scenes from 1991’s Thelma & Louise with none other than Louise herself — Susan Sarandon. The three of them ride […]

U-God Sues RZA & Wu-Tang Clan For $2.5M

U-God, one of the longest standing members of the Wu-Tang Clan, is suing the legendary hip-hop collective for unpaid royalties. U, legal name Lamont Jody Hawkins, claims that he worked on about 170 tracks since the group formed in 1993, but has not seen royalties from 12 Wu-Tang albums for the last six years according […]

New Music To Delight Your Ears - White

White From: Glasgow, Scotland One of my tips for 2016, the hard to google, White (The Devil's Tips For 2016 #4) have a new track out and it's a belter. Private Lives, taken from their debut EP Cuts That Don't Bleed, with it's retro 80s vibe, is a hipsters dream. Show More Summary

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – November 2016

From our viewpoint at the end of 2016, “War Pigs” — the ubiquitous leadoff track from Black Sabbath’s sophomore album Paranoid — looks like an inevitable piece of rock history. But like most cultural pivot points, “War Pigs” and its overt antiwar message are only inevitable in retrospect. Just the day before Paranoid came out […]

Rae Sremmurd – “Shake It Fast” (Feat. Juicy J) Video

Rae Sremmurd are currently riding high on the massive success of their “Black Beatles,” which has spent a couple of weeks atop the Billboard charts. And now they’ve gone ahead and made a video for one of the way-less-inspired other songs from their recent album SremmLife 2, the Juicy J song “Shake It Fast.” The […]

Dear Nora Reuniting For West Coast Tour, Reissuing Mountain Rock

Dear Nora’s fingerprints can be seen all over the contemporary music landscape, from the off-the-cuff lyrical ingenuities of Frankie Cosmos to the plaintive intimacy of Girlpool, who even name-checked the project in a song on their debut album. Katy Davidson started the band over 15 years ago in Portland and, before retiring the name in […]

Gucci Mane’s Beautiful Victory Lap

Before last month, Gucci Mane’s voice had never appeared on a song that got higher than #14 on the Billboard charts. And even that #14 felt like a flukey, random occurrence — a stray verse on Mario’s jittery 2009 R&B hit “Break Up,” a rare crossover-ish outgrowth of the year that Gucci absolutely controlled the […]

Iggy Pop Writes Title Theme For Matthew McConaughey’s GOLD, Shares His Top 5 New Bands

Earlier this year, Iggy Pop released Post Pop Depression, supposedly his final album, but he’s been recording music since then, and he’s written a new song with Danger Mouse for the upcoming Matthew McConaughey-starring film GOLD alongside director Stephen Gaghan and composer Daniel Pemberton. “This beautiful and unpredictable film spoke to me of violence, desire, […]

Watch Dave Grohl In Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Drunk History

It was a Lin-Manuel Miranda/Hamilton takeover on the latest episode of Comedy Central’s Drunk History. The actor/playwright got hammered and recounted the life and times of founding father Alexander Hamilton and his lifelong rivalry with Aaron Burr along with plenty of help from other celebrities and musicians. Dave Grohl made his second appearance on the […]

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