Dowsing have shared a video for “Red Legs Kicking,” a track off the Chicago-based emo crew’s third full-length, which comes out to day. The clip, which was directed by Kenna Hynes, features the band in an abandoned high school and takes on a slasher-movie urgency as it goes on. Watch below. Tour Dates (w/ Kittyhawk): […]
Rae Sremmurd brought their unstoppable energy to Jimmy Fallon’s late-night stage last night, performing their recent single “Look Alive” that’s expected to be included on their upcoming sophomore album, SremmLife 2. Watch the duo do their thing below. SremmLife 2 is out 6/24.
It’ll probably be a while before we can really think about Eagles Of Death Metal and laugh, but they’re trying. Not long ago, the band served as musical guests on Conan. And on last night’s show, they took part in a comedy bit, a video package about the line of bouncy castles that they’re introducing. […]
Aloha have always inhabited their own space within the indie rock continuum. They play around with jazz, pop, and post-rock in a way that aligns them with the foundational Midwest emo bands that also call Polyvinyl their label home, but Aloha’s approach is softer and lighter, plaintive rather than explosive. Beauty is prized over howling […]
Larry Hardy’s In The Red Records has long been one of the world’s leading underground rock labels, a steady fount of feral punk and garage rock that maintains its connection to rock ‘n’ roll’s volatile roots. The label turns 25 this year, and to celebrate, it’s throwing a three-day concert in Los Angeles this summer. […]
Braids are following up last year’s fantastic Deep In The Iris with a new four-track EP, Companion, which was written during the same sessions as their last full-length and finished up this past August. Today, they’ve shared a video for the taut title track in which Raphaelle Standell looks at mirror images of herself in […]
We were introduced to genre-defying Welsh duo ISLAND sometime last year via their incredible ISLAND Joints mixtape that dropped back in 2014, and we still regularly return to the expansive and strangely evocative tape... Continue reading…
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. Mark...
Prince's album HITnRUN: Phase Two hits stores on Monday. I can recommend both Britta Phillips' Luck Or Magic and Plants and Animals: Waltzed In From The Rumbling. Brian Eno's new album The Ship is also available today. What new...
Danish duo the Raveonettes continue their song-a-month march to the release of their next album. The drug-pop purveyors have already shared “This World Is Empty (Without You),” “Run Mascara Run,” and “EXCUSES,” and a fourth track emerges today. The April installment is “Junko Ozawa,” named after the prolific Japanese composer and sound designer behind classic […]
It’s been a long time since we’ve heard from the harmony-happy Los Angeles band Local Natives. Hummingbird, their last album, came out in 2013, and they’ve been fairly quiet since then. But out of the blue, the band has posted a new song today, and it’s a good one. “Past Lives” is a big, driving, […]
There are few ambient electronic artists as consistent and groundbreaking as Tim Hecker, even if the terms “ambient” and “electronic” barely encompass the scope of his work. He does use electronic manipulation to create drone-infused atmospheres, but in recent years, he has increasingly relied on live recordings of orchestral elements to form a base for […]
Earlier this year, a New York judge refused to release Kesha from her contract with Sony and with her producer Dr. Luke, even after she’d accused him of sexual abuse. And earlier this month, Kesha made her first public appearance since her court battle. At Coachella, she appeared onstage with the German dance producer Zedd, […]
If you can believe it, Jimmy Kimmel has been doing his Mash Up Mondays bit for over a year now, serving as the vessel for such high-brow collaborations as Wee-Z Top, Morris Day And The Haim, and Kenny And Warren G, among others. The next Mash Up Monday will take place this coming one (5/2), […]
Listening to the music made by London-based death metal quartet Grave Miasma can feel a little bit like walking into a basement filled with weird, amazing antiques. You’re first blown away by the fact that this place even exists, by the sheer spectacle of all these forgotten riches. But then you start rifling through the […]
Earlier this month we shared “pH,” the opening track from Parc en Ciel’s Path Integral. Parc en Ciel, you may recall, is the ambient post-rock project of Mathieu Thomas, a French composer and producer now living in Glasgow and affiliated with Hudson Mohawke’s LuckyMe collective. As for the album title, which was inspired by the […]
Five years ago, Rihanna and Calvin Harris teamed up for “We Found Love,” a massive anthem that is maybe the best Rihanna song and definitely the best Calvin Harris song. These days, “We Found Love” sounds like a classic, and Harris and Rihanna performed it together at Coachella earlier this month, to general pandemonium. Today, […]
In the hours after we learned of Prince’s death last week, one video seemed to go more viral than any others: Prince, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Steve Winwood paying tribute to George Harrison at the 2004 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. During their performance together, Prince ended what was otherwise a […]
PARTYNEXTDOOR is credited as one of the writers of “Work,” Rihanna and Drake’s recent nine-week #1 smash from ANTI. And like Father John Misty with Beyoncé’s “Hold Up,” it seems his contribution was writing the top-line melody and possibly the lyrics. A reference track for “Work” has emerged featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR singing Rihanna’s part almost exactly, […]
Next month, Bob Dylan will let loose with Fallen Angels, his second album of songs from the Frank Sinatra songbook. We’ve already posted his version of “Melancholy Mood,” and now Dylan has shared his take on “All The Way,” a tender ballad that Sinatra sang in the 1957 musical The Joker Is Wild. Dylan’s version […]