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Todd Rundgren – “That Could Have Been Me” (Feat. Robyn)

Get a load of the guest list on Todd Rundgren's new album White Knight: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross! Daryl Hall! Dâm-Funk! Donald Fagen! Betty LaVette! Joe Walsh! Joe Satriani! And most relevant to our purposes today, Robyn, who lends her voice to a heartbroken, synth-driven pop-rock power ballad called "That Could Have Been Me."

Album Of The Week: Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me

"This new album is barely music." That's Phil Elverum speaking about his new Mount Eerie album A Crow Looked At Me in Jayson Greene's stunning Pitchfork profile. "It’s just me speaking her name out loud, her memory." …

POND – “The Weather”

Aussie psych-rockers and Tame Impala affiliates POND are preparing to unleash their new album The Weather upon the world, and we've already posted the early tracks "3000 MEGATONS" and "Sweep Me Off My Feet." Today, they've shared the album's title track, as well. It's a big, heady cloud of a song, laced with vocoder and…

Perfume Genius – “Slip Away” Video

After some teasing over the last few weeks, Perfume Genius has officially announced his new album, No Shape -- the follow-up to 2014's Too Bright -- that's out on 5/5. Today, he's shared a video for lead single "Slip Away," which was directed by Andrew Thomas Huang and follows Mike Hadreas and dancer Teresa "Toogie"

Gucci Mane Autobiography Coming In September

Thus far, one musician has already given us a must-read book in 2017: the Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle, whose deeply unsettling novel Universal Harvester is something you need in your life. Today, we learn about another. Gucci Mane, one of the most prolific and fascinating and generally great rap stars currently working, is set…

Mike WiLL Made-It – “Come Down” (Feat. Chief Keef & Rae Sremmurd)

I spent some of my last hours in Austin for SXSW at the Fader Fort, as has become my custom. The event tends to produce unannounced special guests throughout the week, particularly on its closing night, although it downsized significantly this year, allegedly in an attempt to diminish the impossible expectation that they'd somehow one-up…

Donald Trump Impersonator Sues Joey Bada$$ For Shoving Him Offstage

It would seem that Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ has such strong feelings about Donald Trump that he's taken them out on someone who is not actually Donald Trump. TMZ reports that Phillip Wilburn, a professional Trump impersonator, is suing Bada$$ for $1.5 million because Bada$$ pushed him offstage when the two did some sort of…

Rihanna Livestreamed Herself Watching Her Bates Motel Debut While Getting Drunk

Last night, A&E aired the season premiere of Bates Motel, the show that serializes Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Usually, we wouldn't have much to say about this. But for this fifth and final season, Rihanna has joined the cast, playing Marion Crane, the character who Janet Leigh played in the original Psycho. We already posted an…

HBO GIRLS and Robyn Releases a Sample of New Song Honey

musicisart magazine HBO GIRLS and Robyn Releases a Sample of New Song Honey As the beloved HBO show GIRLS comes to an end, each scene and song in the background creates a soundtrack of moments. By connecting all the emotions of the script into a meaningful place, the one thing that ties it together is the music. Show More Summary

Just Like He’s Ringing A Bell: 20 Great Chuck Berry Moments

Six years ago, when I was a Pitchfork News writer, I wrote Chuck Berry's obituary. Berry had collapsed onstage in Chicago, and my editor wanted me to have something ready in case whatever he was suffering from proved to be fatal. That's something that many news organizations do, and it always seems morbid, like we're…

Watch T.I. & Ice-T Come Together For Jimmy Kimmel’s Mash-Up Monday

Usually, when Jimmy Kimmel Live hosts its pun-centric Mash-Up Mondays series, it brings together artists with essentially nothing in common, crossing genres up with no care for whether it'll actually make any sense. But on last night's show, Kimmel brought together two artists from the same genre, both of whom would probably be happy to…

Maryn E. Coote – Maskeraad

PPU continue their reign as the dopest '80s funk preservationists with this new comp of Estonian boogie, soul, and funk from Maryn E. Coote, out now on 12". From the label: "Maryn is dedicating this album to her son Uku, who has been living with A... Continue reading…

Elton John Interviews Father John Misty

Sir Elton John is one of the few classic-rock types who stay impressively current with new music. He recently interviewed Whitney's Julien Ehrlich for The New York Times, and he uses his Beats 1 radio show Rocket Hour to showcase some of the contemporary music he's been listening to. On tonight's episode of the show,…

Robyn Releases a Sample of New Song Honey on HBO’s series GIRLS

musicisart magazine Robyn Releases a Sample of New Song Honey on HBO’s series GIRLS As the beloved HBO show GIRLS comes to the end, each scene and song in the background creates a soundtrack of moments that connect all the emotions of...Show More Summary

Green Day, Sting, RHCP, & Dropkick Murphys Cover “Johnny B. Goode” In Tribute To Chuck Berry

The legendary Chuck Berry died over the weekend. Pretty much every band today owes a debt to Chuck Berry -- the dude more or less invented rock and roll music -- and a whole bunch of people decided to pay tribute by covering "Johnny B. Goode," perhaps his most iconic song. Everyone from Green Day…

Bleached – Can You Deal? EP

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Photo by Nicole Anne Robbins The question being asked is Can you deal with women making music? Bleached follows up 2016?s acclaimed Welcome To The Worms. For whatever reason, I didn’t connect with that release when it came out. So when they announced his EP, it was met with very little fanfare on my part. [...]

Artist Portraits From SXSW 2017

A lot of bands descend upon Austin for SXSW every year, and this year a lot of those bands rolled through the Mazda Studio At Empire Garage for the shows presented by Stereogum and our friends at SPIN and Vibe. Some of them were performing, others were just there to hang out, but photographer Wilson…

Fresh Tracks – New Indie Rock Songs from The God Themselves, OFF ORBIT, Abby K, Jeff Beadle, LAST GIANT, Matt Hutson

A new playlist of genre-blending singles from artists and bands across the country, from the deep south to the heartland to the Pacific Northwest, and […] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Artist To Watch – PATHS

During the past few weeks since her 2017 debut single, “Neoprene,” new Belfast electronic alt. pop artist Jule Shawe, aka, PATHS, has garnered a good […] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

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