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White Lung – “Below” Video

“Below” is a song unlike anything that White Lung has ever done before, and it’s exhilarating because of it. It’s the unabashed anthem on Paradise, the band’s upcoming third album, and unlike their previous two records, there’s no hardcore influences to be found here. Maybe the switch-up comes as a little less of a surprise […]

Owen Rabbit – “Weeds” (Stereogum Premiere)

Melbourne-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Owen Rabbit makes an eclectic brand of experimental electro. He incorporates pop sensibilities, the suspense-building of EDM, and deft musicality from several other genres, melding it into something all his own. Show More Summary

Tegan And Sara – “Boyfriend” Video

Tegan and Sara have shared a video for their stellar new single “Boyfriend,” off their upcoming ninth studio album, Love You To Death. The sisters stand in front of a backdrop and are subjected to the usual fashion shoot staples — heavy fans, dogs, confetti — while a freaked-out director (Rachel Antonoff) attempts to keep […]

download Kedr Livanskiy's "No More Summer Rain"

As we've mentioned repeatedly here and on our radio show, January Sun, the stellar debut 12" release from Russian producer/singer Yana Kedrina -- aka Kedr Livanskiy -- currently sits in rare company with Oh No, untitled unmastered., and Lemonade as one of the best records of 2016. Show More Summary

listen to Jamie xx's new collab with DJ Koze

Jamie xx + DJ Koze team up on new track "Come We Go", a driving "ode to London's orbital motorway, the M25". Listen here. Continue reading…

Author Paula Bomer Interviews Musician Nick Zubeck

In the "Largehearted Boy Cross-Media Cultural Exchange Program" series (thanks to Jami Attenberg for the title), authors interview musicians (and vice versa). Paula Bomer is an author, her most recent book is the short story collection Inside Madeleine. Nick...

Shorties (A George Saunders Primer, Pairing Books and Albums, and more)

Signature shared a primer to the writing of George Saunders. Exit Left paired books and albums. Porochista Khakpour wrote about the inspiration of Prince's women at the Village Voice. Rolling Stone went behind the scenes of Prince's first recording sessions....

D?WN – “Honest”

Dawn Richard (who intermittently also goes by D?WN) has shared a new track called “Honest,” a collaboration with Brooklyn producer Kingdom, which is apparently part of a bigger project between the two that’s coming out soon. This track has been teased in various forms for at least a year, but it’s finally here in full […]

The Gotobeds – “Brass Not Rash”

I’ve got a friend, a guy deep enough in the garage-rock universe that he hosts a community-radio show where he just plays fired-up rock songs from bands I’ve never heard of — who considers the Gotobeds the best rock band in the world right now. And the Pittsburgh punk band does seem to be on […]

Roosevelt – “Colours” / “Moving On” Video

New wave/disco purveyor Roosevelt creates some super infectious, highly danceable soundscapes with an updated retro aesthetic. He’s gearing up to drop his self-titled debut album this fall, and a video combining new tracks “Colours” and “Moving On” is the first, dual-faceted foray into the project. Show More Summary

David Bazan – “Kept Secrets” (Stereogum Premiere)

Former Pedro The Lion leader David Bazan is back with a new solo album called Blanco next month. Recorded with Crystal Skulls co-founder Yuuki Matthews, it features a heavy dose of keyboards and drum machines alongside the mournful acoustic strums that have long been Bazan’s calling card, transforming tracks that were previously available through the […]

With You. – “Ghost” Video (Feat. Vince Staples)

With You. is a new project led by the producer Switch, the M.I.A. collaborator who, once upon a time, was half of Major Lazer alongside Diplo. Last year, With You. made a great debut with “Ghost,” a feverish dance-rap collaboration with Vince Staples. And today, they’ve got a video for the song from director Vince […]

Holy Fuck – “Tom Tom” Video

Holy Fuck have shared a video for “Tom Tom,” the first single from their upcoming new album Congrats, their first since 2010’s Latin. (We’ve also heard another track from it, “Xed Eyes.”) The band shared a long statement with Pitchfork about the video, which was shot in Romania. Read that and watch the video below. […]

Hear Grateful Dead Covers From Sharon Van Etten, Perfume Genius, Jim James, More

The National’s massive triple-disc Grateful Dead tribute album Day Of The Dead is coming out in a few weeks, and we’ve already heard a whole pile of songs from it. Today, the people behind the album have shared five more tracks, and there are more heavyweights on them. For our purposes, the biggest of these […]

Nicki Minaj Clowned The Vice President Again, This Time To His Wife’s Face

There was a weird little episode last year where Nicki Minaj accidentally dissed Vice President Joe Biden in the wake of his son Beau’s death. Nicki had been Twitter-feuding with the veteran underground rapper Joe Budden. And when some confused person tweeted about how Joe Biden shouldn’t be bothering to get into Twitter beef so […]

Mark Kozelek & Minnie Driver – “Something Stupid” (Frank & Nancy Sinatra Cover)

Mark Kozelek’s covers album Sings Favorites is set to stream 5/15 at sunkilmoon.com, but in the meantime the Sun Kil Moon leader is offering up a preview. The album includes a minimal, piano-backed duet with Minnie Driver on the Frank and Nancy Sinatra standard “Something Stupid.” It’s a charming take on a fantastic song, and […]

Watch D’Angelo’s Devastating Prince Tribute On The Tonight Show

We’ve seen a whole lot of Prince tributes since the man passed away last week. We’ll see plenty more. I don’t know if we’ll see a better one than this. A few Prince songs have taken on an extra totemic power since we lost the man, none more so than “Sometimes It Snows In April,” […]

Pinegrove – Cardinal (album review)

3 days agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

I first heard of Pinegrove via Steven Hyden’s excellent Celebration Rock podcast. And the hard reality is that I only clicked on this podcast because he had Amber Webber from Black Mountain on. And man, did turn out to be fortuitous; as I was won over after his talk with the lead singer and chief [...]

Prince’s Paisley Park To Become Graceland-Style Museum

Prince was found dead at Paisley Park last week. Now, the 50,000 square foot estate and studio complex near Minneapolis is set to become a Graceland-style museum dedicated to the iconic artist, Yahoo! News reports. As Prince’s brother-in-law Maurice Phillips told The Sun, “We will turn Paisley Park into a museum in Prince’s memory. It […]

Young Magic – “Default Memory”

Avant-pop duo Young Magic are in full swing for their rapidly approaching album Still Life. They’ve shared “Lucien” and “Sleep Now,” and both have been entrancing explorations into singer Melati Malay’s roots, using inventive sounds incorporating Indonesian instruments. Show More Summary

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