Dance music shows are big, big business these days, and they tend to involve a whole lot of kids on a whole lot of drugs. So it’s not too surprising that we’ve seen reports of fans beings sent to the hospital at some of the bigger shows. Dozens were hospitalized at an Avicci show in [...]
You’d think that the Foo Fighters’ HBO show Sonic Highways and their recent week-long Letterman residence would be all the TV exposure the band needs. Apparently not! With their new album Sonic Highways on the way, the band are about to be the subject of a 60 Minutes piece with Anderson Cooper. Cooper caught up [...]
Nick Hornby talked to the Telegraph about his new novel Funny Girl. NPR Music is streaming the new Grouper album Ruins. Bill Moyers interviewed author Marilynne Robinson. The Washington City Paper reconsidered Fugazi's 13 Songs album 25 years after its...
I’ve written about BRAAINZZ before. They’re weird as fuck, but they happen to be a really rather good band once you get used to all the vocoders and time-warping and general love for making you wonder if you’re listening to music that was made on purpose or entirely by accident when someone had Logic open […]
The entire universe, it seems, is ridiculously amped about the coming Sleater-Kinney reunion, and former glam-emo stars are no exception. Gerard Way, the onetime My Chemical Romance frontman who just launched a solo career with his Britpop-inspired album Hesitant Alien, played a CMJ show at New York’s Webster Hall last night. During his set, he [...]
Every once in a long while, Jimmy Kimmel Live gets a musical guest too big for its outdoor festival stage, and it has to throw up a stage in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard and wreck Los Angeles traffic for the day. That happened last night. Taylor Swift’s pop monolith 1989 looms ever closer, and [...]
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Nobody else should release any new music today, now that RTJ2 is out there in the world. But people are doing it anyway, so we might as well post it. Foo Fighters have just shared the second song from their new album Sonic Highways, for which they recorded eight different songs in eight different cities. [...]
Chances are, if you read this site or anything about music on the internet, you heard about Ryn Weaver this summer. Back in June, Weaver appeared, seemingly apropos of nothing, on SoundCloud with “OctaHate,” a song that garnered considerable buzz because A) it’s a really great, infectious song, and B) the murderer’s row of people [...]
Early in the year, we saw reports that U2 were teaming up with producer Danger Mouse for a full album, one that was expected in April. They teamed up for the 2013 soundtrack song “Ordinary Love” and the free-giveaway single “Invisible.” And then the album never came out. When U2 did pull off their surprise [...]
Among the great jazz musicians who came to prominence in the ’60s, Herbie Hancock always seemed to be the most together. He easily adapted to fusion and funk and synthpop and Grammy-awarded singer-songwriter fare while his peers either died or got left behind. So it’s a little surprising to learn that Hancock spent a few [...]
Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Bill Times a Billion: Bridges and Borders single [mp3] Coves and Caves: "Heart Explodes" [mp3] Mary Jennings: "Home" [mp3] Matthew Ryan: "Boxers" [mp3]...
New York’s Interpol and London’s Factory Floor are two bands with very different takes on retro-minded postpunk darkness. And yet they’ve come together, with Factory Floor transforming “My Desire,” the single from Interpol’s new El Pintor album, into a heaving and twinkling seven-minute goth-house assault. It sounds absolutely nothing like the original, to the point [...]
In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Syllabus: Notes From an...
Killer Mike and El-P are crushing, as Killer Mike and El-P are wont to do. On a brisk, sunny Friday afternoon in San Francisco, the hip-hop duo known as Run The Jewels is on a giant stage in front of several thousand festival-goers at Golden Gate Park. Having entered to the triumphant strains of “We [...]
Back in May, the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart released their third studio album, Days Of Abandon. Now, to match their delightful brand of indie pop, the band releases an aesthetically pleasant, thematically light video for the album’s third track, “Kelly,” which features Jen Goma of A Sunny Day In Glasgow. Directed by Art [...]
The Barnes and Noble Review interviewed author Marilynne Robinson. The LSE Review of Books listed the best bookshops in Paris. The Rumpus interviewed Sabina Sciubba, lead singer of Brazilian Girls. Smithsonian interviewed Blondie guitarist Chris Stein about his new book...
Over the summer, Drew Citron’s indie-pop project Beverly (which started out as a duo with Frankie Rose) released the bright, engaging debut album Careers. After making videos for “Honey Do” and “Out On A Ride” and “All The Things,” they’ve got a new clip for the slow and stately “Yale’s Life.” In the video, we [...]
Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Dolly Spectra: "Moving in Circles" [mp3] Electrician: "Billowing Clouds" [mp3] Folk Angel: Christmas Songs NoiseTrade Sampler EP [mp3] Jason Barrows: Islands of My...
Philip Selway is probably the last member of Radiohead anyone expected to go full singer-songwriter, but with sophomore solo release Weatherhouse, the longtime drummer affirms that he’s more than capable of stepping out from behind the kit. Recorded with Bat For Lashes touring member Quinta and Four Tet’s former Fridge bandmate Adem Ilhan, the album [...]