Tegan And Sara dropped their excellent album Love You To Death earlier this summer. Shortly after they released the album, we learned they had a song on The Intervention OST. The film, which stars Clea DuVall, Natasha Lyonne, and Jason Ritter among others, is out this Friday, and today we get to hear the full […]
Scottish dreampop vets Teenage Fanclub are quickly approaching their 11th studio album, Here. We’ve already heard the lead single “I’m In Love” and today they given us the followup “Thin Air.” It’s another bouncy jam, much denser than the lead single with nice layers of guitars, and great gauzy harmonies floating above. After 26 years […]
How is it possible for so much calamity to follow one man? The EDM DJ Steve Aoki is famous for presiding over wild parties, but they seem to routinely get so wild that they become dangerous. Recently, Aoki apologized to one fan for breaking her neck after throwing an inflatable life raft into a crowd […]
The 30th annual Bridge School Benefit concert takes place at the Bay Area’s Shoreline Amphitheater 10/22-10/23, and the lineup was just announced. Neil Young and Promise Of The Real will perform alongside Metallica, Roger Waters, Dave Matthews, case/lang/veirs, Willie Nelson, My Morning Jacket, Norah Jones, Cage The Elephant, and Nils Lofgren. You can buy tickets […]
When I talked to Carly Rae Jepsen for our April cover story, she mentioned that there were a ton of E•MO•TION leftovers that she’s like to package into a B-sides collection, and it looks like she’s managed to do just that. Yesterday, on the 1 year anniversary of E•MO•TION (bless us), Jepsen announced that our […]
Atlanta trio Migos are getting ready to release a new mixtape called No Label 3, and they shared a new banger called “Where” on Friday. Today, they’ve shared something else. On a new remix to their track “Cocoon,” they’ve recruited a fellow Atlanta rap star, the miasmic wonder Young Thug. Thug is slurry where Migos […]
Prolific California garage/rockers Thee Oh Sees just released A Weird Exits, which we named our Album Of The Week earlier this month, and today they’re sharing a video for the driving and nervy album cut “Dead Man’s Gun.” It was directed by Matt Yoka, and utilizes some impressive special makeup effects to turn performers into […]
Berlin rockers Ulrika Spacek caught our attention late last year with “She’s A Cult,” a single that tapped into the sound and spirit of early ’90s indie rock better than most. Since then they’ve shared their debut The Album Paranoia — we posted “Beta Male” and the “Strawberry Glue” video — and now they’re back […]
The Voice, the absurdly popular NBC singing-competition show, returns to dominate Nielsen ratings again next month. And last night, just after the Olympics closing ceremony, this year’s cast of celebrity coaches — new faces Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus alongside old warhorses Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — got together to do a big, absurd, […]
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...
The story of the Brooklyn rapper Ka is one of the great inspiring DIY stories in music right now. Ka, a former member of the mostly-forgotten ’90s underground group Natural Elements, has built up a cult audience by pioneering a flickering, meditative, weirdly monastic take on New York rap. He rarely ever collaborates with other […]
For a while there, throughout the second half of the aughts, Kings Of Leon were the biggest rock band in the world, pulling off an improbable transformation from a sort of Southern-fried Strokes into hearty arena-rock power balladeers. And although they haven’t had a proper hit since 2010’s “Radioactive,” they’re still extremely capable festival headliners […]
It’s been too long since we’ve heard from Feist, and it’s also been too long since we’ve heard from Broken Social Scene, the ragged Canadian rock collective that counts Feist as an occasional member. But now it looks like we’ll get to hear from both of them together soon enough. Feist has posted an Instagram […]
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The Arizona emo anthem-bashers Jimmy Eat World have enjoyed a groundswell in support lately; just ask any of the emo revival bands about Clarity, or ask Taylor Swift about “The Middle.” And now Pitchfork reports that the band will follow up their last album, 2013’s Damage, with a new LP this fall. First single “Get […]
Joni Mitchell was hospitalized last year after reportedly suffering a brain aneurysm. We’ve had only a few updates on her condition since then — many of them contradictory — but last we heard, she was walking, talking, and seemingly making good progress in her recovery. Last night, she made her first public appearance since the […]
Late last year, Jeremih enlisted the Weeknd to hop on a remix of his Late Nights: The Album track “Pass Dat.” And now, he’s turned the song into a big ol’ party, inviting Chance The Rapper and Young Thug to come in with verses of their own. Hear the star-studded posse cut below via MassAppeal.
Metallica came roaring back to life this week with “Hardwired,” the promising first single and sort-of title track to their upcoming album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. And last night, they performed it live for the first time during their headlining concert to celebrate the opening of Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings. […]
Barbra Streisand’s new album is ridiculous. It’s called Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, and it consists of duets with actors like Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jamie Foxx, Hugh Jackman, Melissa McCarthy, and Antonio Banderas. To promote the album, Streisand went on NPR to give an equally ridiculous interview, during which she revealed that she called […]
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