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Is Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Coming Out On Tuesday?

Wal-Mart seems to know things — things that might go beyond how to make billions of dollars by destroying small-town America. For instance: Wal-Mart may have learned, before the rest of the world, that Kendrick Lamar is about to drop a surprise album on the world. Yesterday, as Section Eighty points out, someone posted an [...]

Daily Downloads (Jessica Pratt, Alasdair Roberts, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Alasdair Roberts: "Artless One" [mp3] from Alasdair Roberts (out January 27th) Balto: "Saints and Crows" [mp3] Cicero and the Orations: Holiday 45 single...

Watch Belle & Sebastian Bring The Charm On Conan

Back when many of us first fell in love with them, Belle And Sebastian live shows were rare and magical things, like unicorn sightings. And even though it’s nothing new, it’s still striking to see the band operating as a professional touring live act, the type who hits the late-night TV circuit when their new [...]

Jack White Gets His Own Detroit Tigers Baseball Card

Jack White is getting his own baseball card! And he’s not even sad! (Oh boy, remember that meme? How time flies…) According to The Detroit Free Press, White will appear on a First Pitch Insert card in the 2015 Topps Series 1 set. On the card, he’s rocking a vintage Detroit Tigers jersey for his [...]

The Cribs – “An Ivory Hand” + For All My Sisters Details

UK brother band the Cribs will release their sixth studio album, For All My Sisters, on March 23rd. It’s the group’s first album since 2012?s In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull, and it was produced by the Cars frontman Ric Ocasek in New York. They’ve shared a teaser track called “An Ivory Hand,” which [...]

Hear A Previously Unreleased Elliott Smith Interview On Blank On Blank

The latest installment of PBS Digital Studios’ Blank On Blank animated series features a previously unheard interview with Elliott Smith, which was recorded shortly after his famed performance at the 1998 Oscars. In the fragmented interview, Smith speaks to British music critic Barney Hoskyns about his decision to start playing music acoustically, growing up listening [...]

Preview Daniel Rossen’s Score For Indie Film Valedictorian

Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen was recruited to write the score for the independent film directed by Matthew Yeager, Valedictorian, which appears to be a fairly bleak drama about an emotionally crippled musician living in Brooklyn. Rossen posted a first glimpse of the score to his Soundcloud and commented on the writing process, “Here’s a sample [...]

Watch The Trailer For Sundance Movie Dope, Starring A$AP Rocky & Featuring Four New Pharrell Songs

A$AP Rocky has a role in Dope, a new movie debuting at Sundance this month starring Shameik Moore as a ’90s hip-hop kid. Writer-director Rick Famuyiwa says the film is partially inspired by his experiences growing up in Inglewood, California. Dope also features four new songs by Pharrell. See the trailer at EW.

Premature Evaluation: Björk Vulnicura

When a brilliant artist drops a surprise album out of nowhere, like gold from the sky, it’s a cause for celebration: Radiohead ripping through music-business paradigms, Beyoncé asserting giddy dominance, D’Angelo shattering a decades-long silence. And Björk’s new Vulnicura, bestowed as a gift to the world yesterday after a months-early leak made its release that [...]

Good One, Moz: Morrissey Refuses Fan’s Autograph Request Because “He Has Ebola”

Morrissey was spotted at LAX last night saying archly Morrissey things. Specifically, a post on indicates that he turned down an autograph request because he “has ebola.” The post in question: I met morrissey tonight but unfortunately his bodyguard would not allow me to take a picture and when I asked morrissey for his [...]

Damon Albarn’s Alice In Wonderland Musical Will Play England This Year, France Next Year

Here’s another project to keep Damon Albarn from ever finishing another Blur album. Albarn wrote the music for, a musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The script and song lyrics are by Moira Buffini, the...Show More Summary

Gang Of Four – “England’s In My Bones” (Feat. Alison Mosshart)

Last night I returned from a two week long trip to China, during which I encountered many references to the original Gang of Four — Jiang Qing, Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan, and Wang Hongwen. So, it is with great pleasure and newfound knowledge on my first day back at work that I present you with [...]

Wale Says Kanye West Is Designing New Uniforms For The Washington Wizards

DC native Wale is apparently taking on a “creative liaison” role with the NBA’s Washington Wizards similar to Drake’s “global ambassador” job with the Toronto Raptors. But Wale might not be the only rapper working with the Wizards. In a new interview with ESPN The Magazine (via CBS DC), Wale says Kanye West is in [...]

Ava Luna – “Billz”

Ava Luna’s Electric Balloon was one of the most underrated albums of 2014. A glassy collection of punctual harmonies and hyper-stylized R&B-inspired arrangements, it’s as unmistakably sexy as it is nerdy, a robot with a lot of feelings. Today, the Brooklyn-based band announced that they will be releasing a third full-length entitled Infinite House later [...]

Speedy Ortiz Announce New Album Foil Deer

Speedy Ortiz have announced the follow-up to 2013 debut Major Arcana. It’s called Foil Deer, and it’s out this April. In an interview with Spin, Sadie Dupuis said the title “comes from a sculpture I saw in a museum a while ago. I wrote it in a notebook. I liked the image of it, and [...]

Primavera Sound 2015 Lineup

Festivals keep coming up with annoyingly complicated ways to announce their 2015 linueps. Bonnaroo did their call-in thing, and now Spain’s famed Primavera Sound Festival has shared its lineup through an app called Line-App. Those of us who didn’t bother to download the thing can instead watch a three-minute video instead. Some highlights: This appears [...]

Deniro Farrar – “Burning Bills” (Feat. Lunice) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The raw, guttural North Carolina rapper Deniro Farrar has put in years of work on the underground, and last year, he leapt into the major-label universe to release his Rebirth EP. The EP track “Burning Bills” has a glittery, ominous beat form the producer and former TNGHT member Lunice, and now it has an equally [...]

Sonnymoon – “Pop Music”

Boston-based duo Sonnymoon shared a new single today and announced that they will release a new LP, The Courage Of Present Times, later this year. The band put out a self-titled record three years ago, but singer Anna Wise is perhaps best known for being featured on Kendrick Lamar’s song “Real.” (She also was part [...]

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