Fleet Foxes’ sophomore album Helplessness Blues turned four years old in May, and we haven’t heard much from them since then, with frontman Robin Pecknold busy pursuing his undergraduate degree at Columbia University. Last night, however, Pecknold shared a solo cover of the Five Keys’ 1956 R&B single “Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind,” featuring […]
Today's eclectic selection of tunes are so fresh they're still wrapped in cellophane...I THINK I BROKE SOMETHING - Out Of HereSUDDENLY WOW - I Will Never Forget YouTRENCHFOOT - Figgy DuffMUGGERS - Blueberry MedicineJACKALS ROSE - All For You
The numbers are in, and it’s official: Adele’s massive 25 has broken yet another sales record. The album surpassed NSYNC’s long-standing one-week sales record of 2.42 million for No Strings Attached after only four days, and by the time the chart frame closed at end-of-day Thursday, Billboard reports that 25 had sold a whopping 3.38 […]
Last night, My Morning Jacket concluded a four-night stand at NYC’s Beacon Theatre. Towards the end of their set, Jim James and co. paid tribute to Eagles Of Death Metal by covering “I Love You All The Time” off of this fall’s Zipper Down, preceded by a moment of silence in honor of the victims […]
A list of the past week's Largehearted Boy features: Book Notes: (authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates to their book) James Tate Hill for his novel Academy Gothic Jillian Cantor for her novel The Hours Count Ryan...
In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics, graphic novels, and books. Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore. The Mobtown Shank is his blog, and his comic...
Rumors of a collaborative album between Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have been swirling around the internet for a while now. Yesterday, the two rappers freestyled over each other’s tracks in honor of Black Friday, with Cole rapping, “When you and K. Dot shit dropping?/ Bitch never, they can’t handle two black niggas this clever/ […]
Novels once again dominated my reading this year, and many impressed me. These are the 11 novels I have most recommended to friends, family, and anyone else who has crossed my path this year (my personal metric for "favorite"). All....
Baroness opened their tour in support of Purple last night at Ace Of Cups in Columbus. The triumphantly loud, joyous set included several songs from the album including “Morningstar,” the crusher of an album opener below. Press play. A photo posted by Michael (@ateamortefalsa) on Nov 27, 2015 at 10:17pm PST Purple is out 12/18 […]
Listen to our November 2015 mix, featuring new tracks ABRA, DJDS, jj, Young Thug + more... Continue reading…
Sharp-edged Danish sneer-pop mastermind Kill J has just shared a cover of Aqua’s 1997 hit “Barbie Girl.” She takes the unnerving elements of the original and blow them up into something outright menacing, swapping out the palette of plastic pinks and blues for a sinister, shadowy grayscale and mostly avoiding the song’s iconic chorus. “My […]
Taken from Melbourne group Caroline No's limited No Language cassette, a lovely collection of dreamily languid, vaguely psychedelic, and loose, often improvised bedroom pop gems that reveal themselves more with each listen. RecordedShow More Summary
Today's sojourn into the dark recesses of the world's musical underground takes us to Sydney...Zeahorse - TugboatOkay Cocaine - Satan MountainThe Nuclear Family - RadiatorSkinpin - I Only Accept ComplimentsSo Turn It Back On by skinpinFood Court - For The MorningFor The Morning by Food Court
We mentioned the other day that Cindy Lee had a new cassette release out on Vancouver label Isolated Now Waves; that tape has since sold out, and the band is now giving the record away as a free download (along with their even better Act of Tenderness LP) on their geocities page. Show More Summary
Crystal Castles played their first show following Alice Glass’s departure today at Johannesburg’s SoundsWild fest. Prior to the show, the band posted the above picture on their official Facebook, seemingly revealing the identity of mysterious new vocalist “Edith” with the caption: “Edith Frances 1st show 1st time on stage, let’s show her luv xoxo.” So […]
Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have swapped freestyles over each other’s tracks in honor of Black Friday. Both tracks are named after the holiday — Lamar raps over J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive cut “A Tale Of 2 Citiez,” while Cole does his thing over To Pimp A Butterfly’s “Alright.” Listen to both of them […]
Happy Black Friday, commenters! We skipped the Week In Pop, 5 Best Songs, and 5 Best Videos columns because of the holiday this week, but I won’t make you wait until December for Shut Up, Dude. The new music release schedule is slowing down in this post-25 season, but there are still a few interesting […]
The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach formed a new band called the Arcs earlier this year, and they released their debut album, Yours, Dreamily, at the end of August. But fret not — Auerbach is making sure that fans won’t have to wait too long to get their next fix of soul-infused blues-rock. The band just […]
Thanks to Silent Shout for the heads up on this wistful (but eminently danceable) new jam from Toronto's Maylee Todd. Watch the lovely video — directed by Fred Yurichuk, Jason Lutz, and Maylee herself + starring dancer Minae Omi — below, and download the track for free here. Continue reading…
Rashida Jones guested on The Tonight Show this week to sing a mash-up of Holiday remixes with Jimmy Fallon. The duo parodied the biggest pop songs of the year, including “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift, “Bitch Better Have My Money” by Rihanna, and of course, Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” The duo was later joined by Queen […]