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Wild Nothing – “To Know You” & “TV Queen” Video

Jack Tatum’s shimmering indie-rock project Wild Nothing is returning early next year with Life Of Pause, their first full-length since 2012’s Nocturne (and their first release period since the following year’s Empty Estate EP). The album was recorded over several weeks in Los Angeles and Stockholm with producer Thom Monahan; Peter Bjorn & John’s John […]


Danny L Harle - "Awake for Hours". I guess this song is fast. Sometimes when I listen to it I feel like I and my whole world have turned into hares and this song is only incrementally faster than us;...

Thom Yorke Discusses Climate Change With Writer George Monbiot

Thom Yorke is performing at the Paris venue Le Trianon in December as a part of the Pathway To Paris climate change concert, which coincides with the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference, also in Paris. Yorke is a professed fan of writer and environmental activist George Monbiot, and as Pitchfork reports, the French magazine Télérama […]

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “China” (Tori Amos Cover)

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart frontman Kip Berman has been pretty forthcoming with both demos and covers lately. Back in August, he unearthed a bunch of demos recorded for last year’s Days Of Abandon, and the band ended up re-recording one of them along with a couple of covers for the new EP […]

Watch Killer Mike Speak At A Bernie Sanders Rally In Atlanta

Killer Mike has already officially endorsed Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, and tonight, as Pitchfork reports, the rapper introduced the presidential candidate at a rally in Atlanta (while wearing a Run The Jewels sweatshirt!). “In my heart of hearts, I truly believe that Senator Bernie Sanders is the right man to lead this country,” Mike said […]

New Pusha T Album Darkest Before Dawn Out In December

Last week, Pusha T shared the video for his new Timbaland-produced single “Untouchable” and teased a few details of his upcoming album King Push: Darkest Before Dawn. But it turns out that King Push and Darkest Before Dawn are actually two separate albums, with Darkest Before Dawn coming 12/18 on G.O.O.D. Music (which Pusha is […]

Eugene Quell – “Song For Marla And Lucas”

Building up a backstory for an alter-ego can have its rewards, as Tobias Hayes has proven with Eugene Quell, the firebrand rebel persona that he’s been recording music for the past few years. “London Pollen,” the first track we heard from his upcoming third EP, I Will Work The Land, was melancholic in all the […]

Album Sales Were Already Booming Last Week Even Before Adele

The Week In Pop will not run this week due to Thanksgiving, so let’s check in on this week’s chart action before the holiday is upon us. Last week was one of the busiest album sales weeks in recent memory, and that’s even before Adele’s presumptive record-smasher 25 was on sale. Topping the bill, Justin […]

David Bowie’s Blackstar Was Inspired By Kendrick Lamar, Features James Murphy And Possible Reference To ISIS

Last week, David Bowie debuted his 10-minute-long single “Blackstar” with an appropriately epic video. Rolling Stone spoke with some of his collaborators about his new album, and there’s some interesting stuff in there! Apparently, ? was inspired by Kendrick Lamar, according to his long-time producer Tony Visconti: We were listening to a lot of Kendrick […]

Mary J. Blige, John Legend Will Play A Very Empire Christmas Special

Empire isn’t quite the phenomenon it was at the beginning of the year, but it continues to draw ridiculous monster ratings for Fox. And while the show’s storylines might not allow for the sort of yuletide warmth that a Christmas special usually demands, Fox is still doing everything it can to bring the magic of […]

Book Notes - Jillian Cantor "The Hours Count"

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, Kevin Brockmeier, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

CL – “Hello Bitches” Video

CL is the most visible member of the Korean girl group 2NE1, which makes her a massive pop star in much of the world and also one of the forces behind the greatest music video of all time. Lately, she’s been transitioning to English-language music, switching back and forth between rapping and singing over huge, […]

The Goon Sax – “Boyfriend” (Stereogum Premiere)

Aussie newcomers the Goon Sax excel in excruciatingly real, smart, self-deprecating lyrics about humdrum broken heart-related anxieties in post-adolescence: “I need a boyfriend/ Or just anything real.” Their latest track “Boyfriend”Show More Summary

Jarvis Cocker Shares Song About Paris Terror Attacks

Jarvis Cocker lives in Paris, and the Pulp frontman has recorded a new song responding to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. As The Quietus points out, the song is called “Friday 13th 2015,” and Cocker recorded it with Serafina Steer, the English harpist and singer-songwriter. It’s a spoken-word piece, with Cocker speaking calmly about […]

Kiran Leonard – “Pink Fruit” (Stereogum Premiere)

Kicking off with an album cycle with a sprawling, wordy 16-minute single is a bold and ambitious move, but one that feels par for the course for Kiran Leonard. The Manchester singer-songwriter has been called a lot of things in the years since he started putting songs up on Bandcamp: prolific, wunderkind, savant — all […]

The Arcs – “Young”

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach introduced his new band the Arcs earlier this year, and back in September, they released their debut album Yours, Dreamily. The Arcs wasted no time following that full-length up with an EP. Auerbach teamed up with Los Lobos frontman David Hidalgo and Dr. John to create The Arcs Vs. The […]

hear an achingly beautiful song from Cindy Lee's new MALENKOST cassette

Cindy Lee, the experimental pop project from former Women guitarist/singer Pat Flegel, follows up one of the best albums of 2015 with MALENKOST, an 11-song cassette release on Vancouver label Isolated Now Waves... Continue reading…

Scott Stapp Reviews Creed

Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Lights, Frutivale Station) and Sylvester Stalone (!!!) co-star in the seventh Rocky film, Creed, which is due out 11/25. Jordan plays the son of Rocky Balboa’s late rival Apollo Creed, who grew up in the shadow of his father’s legacy and ends up receiving boxing training from Balboa. It looks […]

Ghosts Stories

The Mouth of Ghosts From: London, England Somebody Like You from London trip hoppers The Mouth of Ghosts sounds like a Bond theme written by Beth Gibbons and performed by Bjork's English cousin.ListenVisitThe Mouth of Ghosts - Facebook : WebsiteSeeThe Mouth of GhostsSomebody Like You

Dev09 – “You Made Me” Video

Last month, we posted “You Made Me,” an excellent piece of sneery, minimal club-pop from Dev09, an 18-year-old singer who comes from South Bend, Indiana. After we posted it, Stelios Phili, the A$AP Ferg collaborator who produced the track, emailed me and told me that Brett Haley, director of the buzzed-about new movie I’ll See […]

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