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Watch The War On Drugs Debut A Deeper Understanding Songs At Maine Tour Opener

The War On Drugs kicked off their world tour in support of A Deeper Understanding at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine last night. The set included the live debut of several tracks from the album including "In Chains," "Knocked Down," "Nothing To Find," "Up All Night," and "Clean Living." Watch all five live debuts…

Bent Shapes Break Up

Ben Potrykus and Andy Sadoway started making music together in Boston back in 2009 under the name Girlfriends, and by the time they got around to releasing their first full-length in 2013, they had changed their name to Bent Shapes and soon after that they picked up a few new members in the form of…

Avey Tare Cancels Shows

Avey Tare was set to embark on a tour next month to promote his new album, Eucalyptus, which was released in the summer. The shows were supposed to kick off in Somerville, MA on 10/2 but according to Ticketfly, the gig's off. Avey Tare cancelled shows in other cities, too, including Toronto, Seattle, and Philadelphia.

Q&A: Moses Sumney Delves Into Solitude His Own Way On Aromanticism

Nothing about Moses Sumney is ordinary. When you set out to solve for x in the equation of two strict Ghanaian parents who also happen to both be pastors, the solution is usually not one acclaimed singer-songwriter operating at an intersection of genres. Especially one that has a B.A. in Creative Writing, a circle of…

Downtown Boys – “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)” Video

Last month, Downtown Boys released their excellent new album, Cost Of Living, and today they've shared a video for its lead single "Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)." It was directed by Eavvon O’Neal and features live footage of the band intercut with a group of very cute kids having a party in a park that…

Album Of The Week: The Blow Brand New Abyss

There are weeks when the "Album Of The Week" idea seems entirely ridiculous and insufficient, when there are so many great records flooding in that it seems sad and unfair to highlight just one. This is one of those weeks. There is a whole lot of fucking great music coming out right now. Godspeed You!

Book Notes - Kaveh Akbar "Calling a Wolf a Wolf"

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...

New Music To Delight Your Ears - L-Space

L-Space From: Scotland Aloe from Scottish dream poppers L-Space (first featured on the blog in March New Music To Caress Your Ears - L-Space) is a sinister dream pop song about someone being turned into a giant metal bird. It's beautiful,...Show More Summary

Watch Paramore’s Hayley Williams Cover Jawbreaker

Paramore's Riot Fest set time clashed with the weekend's big Jawbreaker reunion, and Hayley Williams was sad about that. "the fact that our set time at Riot Fest overlaps a bit with jawbreaker is my slow but certain death. i hope you all see jawbreaker for me," she tweeted last month when the schedule was…

Investigators Looking Into Fire That Destroyed Neko Case’s Barn

Fire investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that heavily damaged Neko Case's 225-year-old Vermont home. Barnet firefighters were called to the indie musician's home at about 9:30 p.m. Monday. The Caledonian Record reports the fire could be seen from miles away. Case wasn't at the home at the…

Watch Gucci Mane Talk About Spring Breakers & His Kiss-Cam Proposal On The Daily Show

Back when Gucci Mane was at his circa-'09 artistic peak, he couldn't even get booked as a performer on a late-night show. But with his post-prison career revival in full swing and his autobiography coming out next week, Gucci is now getting the sit-down interview treatment. Last night, Gucci was a guest on Trevor Noah's…

Book Notes - Jude Angelini "Hummingbird"

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...

Mai Lan – “Pas D’amour” Video

Earlier this year, French pop artist Mai Lan released her Vampire EP, which opened with a shadowy and tense track called "Pas D'amour." Today, she's shared a striking video for it directed by PANAMÆRA that features Mai Lan trying to make it through an inky blackness, first as a disembodied head submerged underwater and later…

Stream Prawn Run

Run is the first album from Ridgewood, NJ emo heroes Prawn since 2014's Kingfisher, though there have been occasional bursts of new music like their split EP with Moving Mountains. Whereas the last album infused Prawn's sound with orchestral flourishes, this time they've stripped their expansive and melodically charged howl-alongs back to only the traditional…

The She’s – “Heartache”

The She's have been making music together since they were young teens; their 2011 debut, Then It Starts To Feel Like Summer, is built around warm melodies and hopeful anticipation. Six years (and one EP) later, they're ready to release a proper full-length follow-up, which they self-produced wth counsel from tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus. The album's…

Torres – “Helen In The Woods” Video

Mackenzie Scott, the singer-songwriter who makes music under the name Torres, is following up her powerful 2015 LP Sprinter with Three Futures, her first album for 4AD. We've heard the intense "Skim" and the lovely title track, and now she's shared a new track called "Helen In The Woods," which comes with another creepy, disorienting…

Westside Gunn & Conway – “RIP Bobby”

Over the weekend, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, the legendary pro-wrestling heel manager and commentator, died at the age of 73. Heenan might be the greatest comedic genius ever to make a living in the field of professional wrestling, and he was a crucial part of the WWF's '80s boom period. After all, it was Heenan…

Hollywood Bowl Announces Willy Wonka Concert With Weird Al As The Oompa Loompas

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory will be brought to life at the Hollywood Bowl starting 11/3. While the film plays, a live cast will perform its iconic music alongside an orchestra. The show will star John Stamos as Willy Wonka, Elle King as Veruca Salt, Giancarlo Esposito as Candy Man, Finn Wolfhard (aka Will…

Weaves – “Scream” (Feat. Tanya Tagaq) Video

Toronto Band To Watch Weaves and Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq were both up for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize last night, and they joined forces to perform a new song called "Scream" to close out the gala. Today, they've shared the official version of the song, which follows "#53" and "Walkaway" as the third…

Justice – “Pleasure” Video (NSFW)

French blog-house veterans Justice released their Woman album last year, and after getting Susan Sarandon to be in their "Fire" video, they've gone for psychedelic sex in their new clip for a new version of the album track "Pleasure." In the video, we see a couple having fairly graphic sex as light emanates from their…

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