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Kacey Johansing – “Do You Want Me” Video

Artfully dreamy singer-songwriter Kacey Johansing is a Michigan native, but she resides in a California small town so reclusive that it's only accessible by unmarked roads. Perhaps that has something to do with why she named her recent album The Hiding? The release arrived this summer via Night Bloom Records, the label Johansing recently founded…

Shorties (Fall's Best Short Story Collections, New Music from Mirah, and more)

The Washington Post recommended fall's best short story collections. Stream a new Mirah song. Patty Yumi Cottrell shared the influence of Fiona Apple's music on her life at Hazlitt. Snail Mail played a Tiny Desk Concert. Dissent interviewed author Valeria...

Perfume Genius – “Wreath” Video

Perfume Genius' explosively lovely No Shape remains one of the best albums that anyone has given us this year. And earlier this summer, at the same time as he shared Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's remix of his No Shape track "Wreath," Mike Hadreas announced a dance contest for the song. He asked fans to film themselves…

Watch Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, A Prodigy Tribute, And More At VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors 2017

VH-1 turned the clock back Monday in another nostalgic trek down memory lane for Hip-Hop Honors: The ’90s Game Changers. To kick off the show, Missy Elliott performed her 1999 hit, "She’s A Bitch," complete with a stage recreation of the Hype Williams-directed music video.

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow (Remix)” (Feat. Kodak Black)

Right now, the #2 song in the United States of America is "Bodak Yellow," an unlikely street-turned-crossover smash from unlikely great rapper Cardi B. Cardi's song title is a reference to Kodak Black, the troubled young Miami rapper, and the title serves as a tacit admission that she patterned her flow on the song after…

Q&A: Zola Jesus On Living In The Wilderness, Making Bangers, And Learning To Let Go

There may be better places to see Zola Jesus than a desiccated upstate New York factory full of intense-looking art-goths, but there probably are not many. The bottom of the Mariana Trench, maybe? A deep-space probe? Adrift on an ice floe through inky-black nighttime water while the Northern Lights dance above you? Point is: There…

Avril Lavigne Named “Most Dangerous Celebrity On The Internet”

One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyoncé at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory -- she's been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet.

Leonard Cohen – “Leaving The Table” Video

Last year, only a few weeks before he died, Leonard Cohen released You Want It Darker, a profound and thoughtful goodbye album. In retrospect, songs like "Leaving The Table" were always about preparing for death. And at last night's Polaris Awards, the audience got to see an early look at director Christopher Mills' new video…

Morrissey – “Spent The Day In Bed”

Last month, Morrissey announced that he'd signed a deal with BMG to launch his own label and that he had a new album called Low In High School ready to come out this fall. And today, Morrissey has confirmed all of it. Low In High School, which Morrissey recorded with past collaborator and veteran rock…

“Playas Gon’ Play” Songwriters Sue Taylor Swift

The songwriters who wrote 3LW's 2001 hit "Playas Gon' Play" are claiming that Taylor Swift ripped them off. TMZ reports that Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, who have also worked with the Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, and more are suing Taylor for 20% of her 2014 hit "Shake It Off." Admittedly, "Cause the…

Lido Pimienta Wins 2017 Polaris Music Prize

Lido Pimienta has won the 2017 Polaris Music for her 2016 album La Papessa, which was voted the Canadian Album Of The Year by a panel of music journalists and broadcasters. The Colombian-Canadian musician beat out a field of nominees that also included Leonard Cohen, Feist, BADBADNOTGOOD, Tanya Tagaq, and Weaves. Check out the shortlist…

Download Juicy J’s Highly Intoxicated Mixtape Feat. A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, Smokepurpp, & More

It may only be Monday, but Memphis rap wildman Juicy J is already getting Highly Intoxicated. His new mixtape features guest appearances from Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, XXXTentacion, Slim Jxmmi, Project Pat, and Smokepurpp and production by Mike WiLL Made-It, Key Wane, TM-88, Crazy Mike, Southside, $uicide Boy$. Listen to the…

Livestream The 2017 Polaris Prize Gala

Tonight, the annual Polaris Music Prize will be bestowed upon Canada's best album of the year. Last year, Kaytranada won, and Tanya Tagaq took the prize the year before. Tagaq is up for it again this year, and she and other shortlisted nominees including Weaves, Lisa LeBlanc, Lido Pimienta, and Leif Vollebekk will be performing…

Now Lil Wayne’s Parodied The Friends Theme

I guess rappers spoofing Friends is just a thing that is going to keep happening? Jay-Z recently recreated Friends with an all-black cast for his "Moonlight" video, and now Lil Wayne has appeared in a football-themed parody of the theme song for FOX Sports' NFL week two coverage. As you might imagine, his version has…

Idiot Crashes Alvvays Set And Tries To Kiss Molly Rankin

Alvvays are currently touring Europe in support of their very good sophomore album Antisocialites, and some shit went down at their concert in Antwerp, Belgium over the weekend. While the band was playing "Party Police" off of their 2014 debut, some idiot in the audience crashed the stage and tried to kiss frontwoman Molly Rankin.

Stream Wolves In The Throne Room Thrice Woven

Pacific Northwestern metal band Wolves In The Throne Room have already shared three tracks from their new album, Thrice Woven, which, when you consider the whole thing only have five songs in total, is quite a big chunk. But even though we've already heard "Born From The Serpent's Eye," "Angrboda," and "Mother Owl, Father Ocean,"

New My Bloody Valentine Album Could Be Coming In 2018

It took 21 years for My Bloody Valentine to release m b v but if a new festival bio is to be believed, it might be a lot shorter of a wait for their next album. Kevin Shields is playing the just-announced Sigur Ròs festival, and in the bio (as Reddit points out) it says…

Watch A Teaser Trailer For Showtime’s George Michael: Freedom Documentary

Next month, Showtime will air a documentary about George Michael called George Michael: Freedom. It was in production before the musician died last year and features Michael himself narrating the rise of his career. According to Pitchfork, a long list of celebrities were also interviewed for the final product, including Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Mary…

“867-5309? Is No Longer the Highest-Charting Phone Number in Music History

According to Billboard, Logic’s "1-800-273-8255," which features Khalid and Alessia Cara, is now the No. 3 song in the country. This is a historic occasion because that makes "1-800-273-8255? the highest-charting phone number (in the title of a song) in the Hot 100. Tommy Tutone’s ’80s hit "867-5309/Jenny," the prior record-holder, peaked at No. 4,…

At Riot Fest 2017, Jawbreaker Finally Became Rock Stars

It began the only way it could have begun. It began with "Boxcar."

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