Choosing to cover Fugazi means you’ve got some pretty big shoes to fill, but the Dirty Nil manage to fit in with a little wiggle room. The Canadian trio took on the legendary punk band’s “Provisional” for the B-side of their latest single, “No Weaknesses.” They put some new polish on the track, coming through […]
Commercial Appeal reports that Koopsta Knicca, a founding member of the great Memphis rap crew Three 6 Mafia, has died at a Memphis hospital. Koopsta suffered from a stroke on Sunday, and he had been on life support ever since. He was 40. Koopsta, born Robert Cooper Phillips, helped found Three 6 Mafia in 1991; […]
Dilly Dally's Sore, Protomartyr's The Agent Intellect, and Saintseneca's Such Things are all new albums worth your time this week. Wilco's latest album Star Wars is available on vinyl. Archival release highlights include the Small faces' 5-CD box set...
After several mixtapes, Le1f’s debut full-length Riot Boi is coming out this November. We’ve heard the initial SOPHIE-produced single “Koi” and seen its tropical CGI fish-infested video. Today he’s shared the Balam Acab-produced “Rage,” a song that starts off fluttery and golden, then moves into a crushing industrial drop. It rules. Listen below and check […]
Having made a name for himself as one of the most exciting producers in music today, Toronto talent Ryan Hemsworth has lately made a point of shedding light on his talented friends by way of his Secret Songs download series, which our own Peter Helman smartly described as “a toy box full of twinkly, bloopy, […]
Today, lo-fi bedroom-pop auteur Alex G releases his new album Beach Music, and he’s also followed up his glamorously disheveled “Bug” video with a new one for the strummy, floaty “Kicker.” This one, from director John Vizzone, mixes murky footage of Alex G performing live with a spooky, cryptic story about a little kid going […]
As their video for “Regret” indicated, British art-rockers Everything Everything have a penchant for the visually surreal. In the newly-released video for “No Reptiles” they turn the stage into a battlefield, performing the angsty song while bloodied and visibly beaten down. It doesn’t quite surpass their Kelly Clarkson cover in my mind, but it’s a […]
Ten Commandos is a grunge supergroup comprising Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron, Soundgarden’s Ben Shepherd, Queens Of The Stone Age’s Alain Johannes, and Off! member Dimitri Coats. Their new single, “Staring Down The Dust,” off of their forthcoming debut album, features vocals by Screaming Trees frontman and part-time Queen Of The Stone Age Mark Lanegan. All […]
A literary Advent calendar. The Gist interviewed Craig Finn of the Hold Steady. Adrian Tomine explains how he wrote one of the stories in his new comics collection at Catapult. WFPK interviewed Father John Misty's Josh Tillman. Guernica interviewed Lincoln...
Today, the Decemberists release their new EP Florasongs, a set of tracks that came from the same sessions that gave us their recent album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. We’ve posted their song “Why Would I Now?,” and now they’ve shared a video for the horn-laced EP track “Cavalry Captain.” After the […]
Last week, relatively unknown entity Lawrence Rothman announced the details behind his next album, which he worked on with Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira’s Night Time, My Time and Charli XCX’s True Romance). It features an all-star lineup of guest vocalists, including Kim Gordon, Ariel Pink, Charli, and Angel Olsen. He also shared his collaboration with […]
U.S. Girls (aka Meghan Remy) released her new album, Half Free, on 4AD last month, and today she’s sharing a new video for “Sororal Feelings.” The song is a chanting echo-chamber of eerie sentiments, which translates into its visual representation. Jennifer Hazel co-stars as Remy’s spectral hairdresser in the LuLu Hazel Turnbull-filmed clip. Watch below. […]
Last month, Beirut ended a long break between albums when they released the new LP No No No, and they’ve been on the late-night circuit since before it dropped. First, they played the album’s title track on Seth Meyers. Then, during Stephen Colbert’s first night hosting Late Night, they turned up on horn-section duty in […]
Every day, Daily Downloads offers free and legal music and/or stream. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: The Arizona Rustics: Miles from Water album [mp3] Charlie Belle: "Petting Zoo" [mp3] from I Don’t Want To Be Alone EP [mp3] Emma...
Earlier this year, we learned that Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood had gone to India to work on a new album with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and with the Rajasthan Express, a qawwali group from northwest India. The great director Paul Thomas Anderson went with them to film a documentary about the process, and he and Greenwood […]
It never ceases to amaze me when you hear music that's in step with the way you feel but completely unanticipated. If you closed your eyes and listened to These Wild Plains you would never, in a million years, expect this sound to come from a Boston band. Show More Summary
We don’t usually bother with exclusives or limited this, that or the other, primarily because we sell sufficiently few of more or less everything that it is all pretty much an exclusive limited edition by definition. Tomorrow at the Pleasance Sessions Marketplace, however, we have two genuinely exciting first glimpses at new music we are […]
Despite coming out in October 2014, Taylor Swift’s massive pop statement 1989 will be eligible for the 2016 Grammys. And in a new Grammy Pro talk, billed as a “listening session” with the Nashville Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy, the pop star opens up about the production and songwriting […]
You never know who you'll run into drinking and carousing at a rock show. That's pretty much the backstory about how The Longwalls came into my life. I had heard their music and liked it a great deal but it was the human experience of...Show More Summary
James Blake returned to BBC Radio 1’s Residency tonight, and he was joined on air by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, as Pitchfork points out. The two chatted about a number of topics, and Blake closed out the show by playing a new cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound Of Silence,” which he dedicated […]