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This Week's Interesting Music Releases - August 26, 2016

Cass McCombs' Mangy Love, Glass Animals' How To Be A Human Being, The Veils' Total Depravity, and especially Katy Goodman and Greta Morgan's covers album Take It, It's Yours are new releases I can recommend this week. Archival releases...

Stream Nathan Bowles Whole & Cloven

Nathan Bowles is part of the constellation of bright young Americana stars flickering the Paradise Of Bachelors galaxy, figures who’ve been bringing new life to centuries-old rustic sounds in recent years. The Blacksburg, Virginia musician has been a sideman for Steve Gunn and a member of the Black Twig Pickers and Pelt, and next week […]

Ty Dolla $ign – “Zaddy”

The freaky R&B auteur Ty Dolla $ign has lately been working on something new with the topical title Campaign, and he shared the title track earlier this summer. The “project” — I suppose it’s an album, though nobody is calling it that — is out next month, and Ty$ has just shared a new track […]

Watch Wolf Parade Bring Their Reunion To Conan

Earlier this year, Canadian indie rock greats Wolf Parade got back together and released a new EP called EP 4, their first new music since 2010’s Expo 86. The band has already hit late-night TV once since reuniting; they played a medley of new songs on Colbert a few months ago. And last night, they […]

Stream Cleo Tucker Looking Pretty At The Wall EP

While we patiently wait for Girlpool’s follow-up to their 2015 debut Before The World Was Big, both members have been sharing solo material in the interim. Harmony Tividad has released a few tracks so far this year, including “Joseph’s Dad” and “What Chaos Is Imaginary,” and now Cleo Tucker has shared a new EP called […]

Shorties (A Profile of Jonathan Safran Foer, Authors on Frank Ocean's Literary Aesthetic, and more)

TIME profiled author Jonathan Safran Foer. Four authors considered Frank Ocean's literary aesthetic at The Fader. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson The Year She Left Us by Kathryn Ma eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:...

Katy Perry – “Rise (Purity Ring Remix)”

Katy Perry’s new single “Rise” already sounded weirdly similar to a Purity Ring song; it had that downbeat, suffocating synth sound to it. It’s pretty cool that somebody noticed. Today, Perry released a new EP of “Rise” remixes, and one of them comes from Purity Ring themselves. The songs fits beautifully into Purity Ring’s who […]

Watch Britney Spears In Carpool Karaoke And An Apple Music Commercial With Kevin Bacon

In our Week In Pop column yesterday, we looked at the extended shelf life of the modern pop star by way of Britney Spears, and last night Spears demonstrated her staying power by participating in an episode of James Corden’s crazy popular Carpool Karaoke late-night segment. Corden and Spears drove around Los Angeles and sang […]

Watch Car Seat Headrest Make TV Debut On Colbert

A year ago, Car Seat Headrest mastermind Will Toledo was a mysterious bedroom-popper throwing album after album up on Bandcamp. Things change. Just in the past couple of weeks, Car Seat Headrest — now a band rather than a one-man project — have been introduced onstage by Warren Buffet and made their late-night TV debut. […]

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “When The Truth Is…”

Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Batmanglij are putting out their first collaborative album, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine, next month, and today they’ve shared another song from it — this one’s a shuffling, yearning, oldies-inspired doo-wop number called “When The Truth Is…,” and it follows on the heels of “A 1000 Times,” “In […]

stream Swedish producer Kornél Kovács' beautiful new album The Bells

With new albums from Vince Staples, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Young Thug all coming in the same day, it'd be easy for an eclectic collection of emotional and transportive dance music from a little-known Swedish producer to get lost in the shuffle... Continue reading…

Cashmere Cat – “Wild Love” (Feat. The Weeknd & Francis And The Lights)

Cashmere Cat and the Weeknd have been teasing their collab “Wild Love” for weeks now, and as of tonight, it’s finally out in the world. The first taste from the Norwegian producer’s upcoming album of the same name, “Wild Love” also features the digitized croon of Francis And The Lights, who’s been collaborating with just […]

stream Carly Rae Jepsen's E•MO•TION: Side B

I feel like the average pop star dreams of writing one song as good as Carly Rae Jepsen's b-sides. One highlight: the early Madonna vibes are so strong on "First Time", which was first released on the Japan-only E•MO•TION REMIXED + that dropped earlier this year... Continue reading…

stream Young Thug's No, My Name Is Jeffery mixtape

Finally, a Thugger song for Harambe. Listen to No, My Name is Jeffery here. Continue reading…

Stream Young Thug’s No, My Name is JEFFERY Mixtape

Young Thug, Atlanta’s most reliable source of renewable energy, has just given the world another jolt. Thug — or No, My Name Is Jeffery, as he’s taken to calling himself — has released his new mixtape, also called No, My Name is JEFFERY, and that is its awesome cover art up at the top of […]

Watch Kanye West Hover Above The Audience At Saint Pablo Tour Kickoff

Kanye West just kicked off his Saint Pablo Tour in support of The Life Of Pablo at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Say what you will about Kanye, but the man sure knows how to make an entrance: He opened his first North American show of the year by performing “Father Stretch My Hands” […]

Warehouse announce sophomore LP, Super Low – 9/30/16

3 days agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Warehouse is a 5-piece based out of Atlanta, GA with serious inspiration from the 1980s Athens, GA scene. It might have been inspired by the 80s Athens scene but they’ve roughed up the sound a bit. Their new album, Super Low, will be released on 9/30/16 via the fine folks at Bayonet Records. ‘super low’ [...]

Omar Rodríguez-López – “Tell Me What I Did Wrong”

The Mars Volta/At The Drive-In co-leader Omar Rodríguez-López is soldiering on in his ambitious quest to release two new solo albums a month until the end of the year. The fifth album in the series, Umbrella Mistress, is coming up in a couple of weeks, and today he’s shared the first taste, a shimmering number […]

Composer Apologizes For Suing Hans Zimmer

Last year, TV and film composer Richard Friedman sued Hans Zimmer for copyright infringement, claiming that the main theme to 12 Years A Slave ripped off one of his works. The case was dismissed from a federal court in Los Angeles yesterday, and now, as the AP reports, Friedman has offered Zimmer a full apology, […]

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