(Most of) Wu-Tang Clan performed on Letterman last night and they’ve followed that up by releasing the title track from their forthcoming album A Better Tomorrow. The track samples the Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes and Teddy Pendergrass collaboration “Wake Up Everybody.” It follows a long string of singles that have included “Ron O’Neal,” [...]
Kid Rock — alleged possessor of glass dildos, singer of songs — will release his tenth album, First Kiss, early next year. In advance of the new record, Rolling Stone sat down with the aging rocker to get a preview. And he’s angry about a lot of things! First off, he admits that his 2012 [...]
I am almost a complete Mark Kozelek ignoramus, and I suppose you can probably tell that from the fact that I am only now writing about an album released over a year and a half ago. At least I know that I like his music – what I’ve heard at least. All I can tell […]
In the never-ending curious case of Radiohead, you have a slew of their most iconic songs out there — beloved, covered, cited. Songs that have little to nothing to do with them now, whether they’re off The Bends or even something like “No Surprises.” First and foremost of those, of course, is “Creep,” from their [...]
Creed were one of the most successful bands of my lifetime, but frontman Scott Stapp is not enjoying a life of luxury these days. Stapp announced today in a video on Creed’s Facebook page and his personal account that he is “completely penniless” after the IRS froze his bank accounts. In the video, he also [...]
Coldplay have released an interactive video of “Ink” from their latest album Ghost Stories. The Blind-directed video prompts you to choose and direct the course of your journey as you follow a man travels around the world to find his lost love. In the version I chose, he never found her — but there are [...]
Philadelphia-based Alex G has released a new down-tempo track, “Soaker,” recorded during the same sessions that birthed his recent DSU. He told NME that his soft, moody indie-rock sound comes from being self-taught “in his own bubble.” Recorded in his bedroom, “Soaker” is an intimate lo-fi track with a fragile sound culled from simple, melodic [...]
“Feel Good Inc.,” the De La Soul collaboration that probably still stands as the single best-known Gorillaz song, is now nine years old. At some point in the past nine years, James Blake put together a remix of that song. It’s remained buried until now. Rich Reason threw Blake’s remix into a recent Fabriclive mix, [...]
Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders From: Dreamland Sydney's Jack Ladder (aka Tim Rogers) and the Dreamlanders are on their fourth album, the recently released Playmates, and, until now, I've been completely oblivious to their charms. So...Show More Summary
We had extremely positive things to say about Ariel Pink’s live show last month. See for yourself: He’s playing a live set at the Boiler Room right now. Watch below.
Chief Keef associate SD teamed up with Danny Brown on a song last year, and Brown tweeted a link to another great SD track this morning. “Circles,” from SD’s full-length debut Truly Blessed, puts him in a tradition from Biz Markie to 50 Cent to ILoveMakonnen: guys who have an innate sense of melody even [...]
Every once in a while How To Dress Well’s Tom Krell likes to upload DJ mixes to Soundcloud. They aren’t mixtapes, at least not in the way that we tend to use the term these days. But they usually include a few new songs and remixes, and they do a nice job covering Krell’s catholic [...]
Over the summer, we heard a number of tracks from the prolific British house producer Herbert, who has been releasing a serialized collection of 12? records over the course of the past year. Herbert’s latest offering is “Her Face,” which will be released on the final four-track installment of the EP, Part 8. Additionally, Herbert [...]
Megafortress is the latest project of New York's Bill Gillim, of Tigercity Introducing: Megafortress was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
Future Islands’ simmering synthpop anthem “Seasons (Waiting On You)” is one of the defining songs of the past year, and we’ve posted remixes of it from the Hood Internet and DJ Dodger Stadium. The Toronto duo BADBADNOTGOOD, who have an album with Ghostface Killah coming out early next year, have now recorded their own reworking [...]
In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week. WORD Bookstores are independent neighborhood bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City, New Jersey. Our primary goal is to be whatever...
New York hip-hop veterans Big Noyd, Large Professor, and Kool G Rap came together recently for the excellent throwback boom-bap track “Naturally Born,” produced by Ayatollah. Now they’re back with a remix by Cookin’ Soul, the production duo behind YG & Blanco’s great West Coast summer single “Block Party.” The new “Naturally Born,” which will [...]
Hartley sings, writes and plays various instruments including guitars, keyboards, drums, percussions, harmonicas, recorders, and... Read more »
Chan Marshall’s output at Cat Power has mostly consisted of guest spots since the release of her 2012 album Sun, including features with J Mascis, Coldplay, and Willis Earl Beat. She’s been performing all over the world in that time, though, and recently made a stop in Istanbul for a two-night concert event at a [...]
Joni Mitchell barely ever does TV these days, but she’s got a new box set called Love Has Many Faces out. And yesterday, she promoted it by showing up on Tavis Smiley’s TV show for a loose, unstructured half-hour interview. Mitchell is, as ever, a charming presence. And in her interview with Smiley, she goes [...]