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Cakes Da Killa – “Up Out My Face” (Feat. Peaches)

Queer New Jersey spitfire Cakes Da Killa is set to drop Hedonism next month. The album is shaping up to be more of the sharp-tongued, hard-edged club rap that we’ve come to expect from the incongruously named Cakes. The latest taste of the album comes in the form of the attitudinal “Up Out My Face” […]

Watch Band Of Horses Blaze Through “Casual Party” On The Tonight Show

Last night was a big one for comforting roots-rock on late-night TV. Wilco played Colbert and did a couple of comedy bits, while Band Of Horses, their peers in warm-and-easy festival-friendly guitar rock, did musical-guest duty on The Tonight Show. Playing “Casual Party,” the first single from their newish album Why Are You OK, Band […]

House Of Feelings – “Avatar” (Feat. Meredith Graves)

House Of Feelings is an occasional dance party and recurring radio show in New York City; in its recorded form, it’s the musical project of Joe Fassler, Matty Fasano (who also releases music under his last name), and friends. “Avatar,” the Brooklyn-based collective’s new single, features Meredith Graves on vocals and was produced by Yvette’s […]

Twin Limb – “The Weather” Video

Louisville-based dream-pop band Twin Limb have announced their first full-length album, Haplo, with a video for a new track titled “The Weather.” Additionally, the trio is scheduled to tour with Jim James this fall, both as his opening band and backing band. The combination of spacey instrumentation and declarative, observational lyrics (“The hardest part for […]

Watch Banks & Steelz Perform “Giant” On Corden

Wu-Tang’s RZA and Interpol frontman Paul Banks teamed up to form the duo Banks & Steelz awhile back, and we heard their debut LP, Anything But Words, last month. “Giant” is one of the album’s singles, and the pair appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden to perform it. Banks & Steelz were […]

Ray LaMontagne Cancels UT-Austin Show Over Campus Gun Law

Earlier this summer, the state of Texas enacted the SB 211 law, which allows licensed permit holders to carry concealed handguns into any public buildings, including the dorms, classrooms, and performing-arts venues at public and private colleges. Show More Summary

Stream Jenny Hval Blood Bitch

Norwegian experimentalist Jenny Hval’s latest album, Blood Bitch, is a haunting, compelling listen. It’s an album centered around blood and menstruation via an amalgam of vampire mythology and horror films from the ’70s; it takes a while to unspool that narrative from the album’s 10 tracks, but even before you get there, it’s apparent that […]

Stream Drive-By Truckers American Band

The veteran Southern rockers Drive-By Truckers are now 11 albums deep into a long career, and they deserve credit for finding ways to stay inspired that entire time. On their new album American Band, out next week, they’ve taken a look around and considered the state of the country around them. American Band is an […]

Thurston Moore – “Chelsea’s Kiss”

Yesterday, Thurston Moore announced that he would be releasing a tape on Cassette Store Day featuring two new songs — “Chelsea’s Kiss” and “Sad Saturday” — with partial proceeds from the tape going to the Chelsea Manning Support Network. Now, the A-side to that tape is here. You can listen to “Chelsea’s Kiss” via Pitchfork […]

Shorties (Fall's Best New Books, A Profile of Julien Baker, and more)

The Village Voice previewed fall's best new books. The Sun Chronicle profiled singer-songwriter Julien Baker. Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today: Flight by Sherman Alexie The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy We're All...

James Blake

James Blake’s North American tour begins this weekend in Dallas, but he stopped off in New York first to perform on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Blake played “My Willing Heart,” a stunning slow jam from his recent The Colour In Anything reminiscent of -heads both Radio and Portis. Watch below. The Colour In Anything […]

Watch Wilco Perform “Someone To Lose,” Avoid Didgeridoo Jam Session On Colbert

Wilco just released their new album Schmilco, and frontman Jeff Tweedy also just gamely participated in a Late Show With Stephen Colbert bit about how all of Wilco’s album titles are trash. Tweedy, of course, has been a regular guest on Colbert’s show since the Colbert Report days. And last night, Wilco served as the […]

MONO – “Requiem For Hell”

In preparation for their ninth full-length album Requiem For Hell, Japanese post-rockers MONO have delivered a slow-burning second single of the same name (following August’s “Ely’s Heartbeat“). In a perfectly-paced eight minutes, the...Show More Summary

Stream Pixies Head Carrier

A new Pixies album might not mean the same thing today as it would’ve meant 25 years ago. But Pixies remain one of the most important bands in the history of American underground rock, and there’s something inspiring about the way they continue to crank out new music even as they battle issues like guitarist […]

listen to the Weeknd + Daft Punk collab "Starboy"

The Weeknd + Daft Punk hook up for the title track from the Weeknd's new album Starboy: Continue reading…

The Weeknd – “Starboy” (Feat. Daft Punk)

Earlier today, the Weeknd announced a new album called Starboy. We don’t know much else about it, but it seems that its first single and title track has already arrived. And as it turns out, “Starboy” is the Weeknd’s previously reported collaboration with Daft Punk, who lend some robotic backing vocals to the chorus while […]

DIANA – Confession

Toronto's DIANA shares another classy-as-fuck jam from their forthcoming sophomore LP. Listen to "Confession" -- which the group describes as sounding like an imaginary Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Annie Lennox collab -- and look for the new record Familiar Touch to drop in November: Continue reading…

Stream Kaytranada’s 0.001% ??? Mixtape

On Monday night, Kaytranada won the prestigious Canadian Polaris Music Prize for his debut album 99.9%. And tonight, he’s followed it up with a new mixtape entitled 0.001% ???, which may or may not be the 0.01% mixtape he mentioned on Zane Lowe back in May. The 87-minute project features new material including a remix […]

download Kaytranada's 0.001% mixtape

Polaris prize winner Kaytranada shares the companion to one of the best albums of the year. Download his new 0.001% mixtape -- "strictly for Kaytranada fans" -- below: Continue reading…

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