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Christmas Eve Eve

Angry Snowmans From: Victoria, Canada It's Christmas Eve Eve and what better way to prepare for the festivities ahead than settling down and blasting your eardrums with the perfect tune from the Angry Snowmans for the day before the day before the big man slides down your chimney. Show More Summary

Lil Wayne’s New Face Tattoo Doesn’t Mean What He Thinks It Means

Lil Wayne got some new tattoos on his face this week — one on his chin and another along his eyebrow, as depicted above — and tattoo artist Spider shared the ink work in a pair of Instagram posts. Now, if Wayne wants to cover his whole face with tattoos, more power to him, but [...]

Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists Updates - December 23rd

For the seventh straight year, I am aggregating every online "best of 2014" book list I find, updating the list often. Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online media...

Shorties (Eudora Welty's Eggnog Recipe, Stream New Replacements Music, and more)

Eudora Welty's eggnog recipe. (via) Stream a new 24-minute Replacements song. 53 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number of lists up to 1,015), including the Washington...

Sondre Lerche – “Chandelier” (Sia Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

One of Stereogum’s beloved holiday traditions is premiering a cover tune by Norwegian pop auteur Sondre Lerche. Last year he bestowed us with “Wrecking Ball,” and before that he’s done songs by Animal Collective, Owen Pallett, and Beyoncé. Now he’s delivered his version of Sia’s “Chandelier,” which placed highly on our 2014 pop songs countdown [...]

CFCF – “Oil”

The people at Adult Swim and the Michigan dance label Ghostly International have gotten together to compile a second Ghostly Swim collection, which will be up online later today. One of its tracks is “Oil,” a hypnotic six-minute blissout from the Montreal producer CFCF, who gave us his Outsiders EP earlier this year. Like a [...]

Joey Bada$$ – “Curry Chicken”

After spending a couple of years gestating in the mixtape underground, the young Brooklyn boom-bap revivalist Joey Bada$$ is finally about to release B4.DA.$$, his first proper album. And after sharing the purposeful early single “No. 99,” Bada$$ has gone into reflective mode on “Curry Chicken,” the latest album track he’s made public. The song [...]

Daily Downloads (A Paste Holiday Sampler Album, Tedo Stone, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Boat to Row: "My Darling Spark" [mp3] German Error Message: Haunts album [mp3] Hannah and Maggie: It Used To Be Warmer: An Archival...

The Weeknd – “Earned It”

From a certain perspective, the Weeknd, who built his name on mysterious cool, should not be doing anything as uncool as associating himself with the movie version of the vaguely porny bestseller Fifty Shades Of Grey. From a different perspective, though, that’s exactly what he should be doing, especially as he eases into something resembling [...]

Holiday Heartache from Girls Guns and Glory

Already on our Best of 2014 Artist List for their work on the outstanding Good Luck record, Girls Guns and Glory have gone and released a boozy Christmas Carol. "Holiday Heartache" got debuted on Rolling Stone's website last week and we're psyched to share this side of the holiday with you here. Show More Summary

The Oh Hellos Christmas

I'm not much of a Christmas man, but I can appreciate the Christmas side project. There's something magical about the effort artists exhibit in curating their own Christmas EP, which is often a elevation and a departure. Wanted to shine a light today down on The Oh Hellos who I came to appreciate following Newport Folk Festival this year. Show More Summary

Duologue – Shuffler

'Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for a walrus with a new tune for your stocking from our friends at Duologue. Duologue – Shuffler was originally published on The Blue Walrus.

Download A Lost Track From The Broken Up Hooray For Earth

Hooray For Earth announced their break-up and played their last show at the end of November, and now they’ve shared what will most likely be their last track. It’s a demo called “Lostsomething_2012? and was intended for their fourth and final full-length Racy, which was released earlier this year. You can listen to it below.

Sub Pop Accidentally Streamed Sleater-Kinney’s Reunion Album 3 Weeks Early

Earlier today, we named Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities To Love our most anticipated album of 2015. Also earlier today: Sub Pop accidentally released an advance stream of the record to those who pre-ordered it. They owned up to the mistake in an email: “While we have every intention of giving you early access to that stream, [...]

The Replacements – “Poke Me In My Cage”

The Replacements have been steadily playing together since Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson’s reunion last year at Riot Fest, and the band has said that a reunion album is “likely” since they’ve been enjoying the experience so much. Enter “Poke Me In My Cage,” a 24-minute improvisational piece that appeared on the band’s Soundcloud a [...]

Read Chumped Singer Anika Pyle’s Op-Ed About Women Taking Over Punk In 2014

The year in sexism has been rife with offenders. From Ariel Pink’s exhausting comments, to Devin Ruben Perez of DIIV’s recent 4-Chan outing, to a barrage of Twitter banter over whether or not Courtney Love can actually play a guitar, the way that women in music are spoken about hasn’t really changed in 2014. But [...]

Jodeci – “Nobody Wins” (Feat. B.o.B)

The ridiculously influential ’90s R&B group Jodeci effectively broke up in 1996, but now they’re back together and releasing new music for the first time in 18 years. They reunited onstage at the Soul Train Awards earlier this year, where they sang a medley of classics and debuted “Nobody Wins,” a song about domestic abuse. [...]

R.I.P. Joe Cocker

TMZ reports that Joe Cocker, the English blues-rock singer with the intense howl and the distinctive stage presence, died of lung disease today while at home in Colorado. Cocker was 70. Cocker was born in the British city of Sheffield — also the home of another famous Cocker, Pulp frontman Jarvis. (They’re not related, but [...]

Pauli LoveJoy – “Give Me A Sign”

When the Eric Garner verdict came out over two weeks ago, Questlove posted a photo on Instagram captioned by a lengthy call to action pleading for musicians to write more protest songs. Here’s one song that ought to please Questo, then: Pauli LoveJoy is perhaps best known for collaborating with Damon Albarn and Kindness, but [...]

Estranged AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Wants His Job Back

Legendary AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd hasn’t had a great couple of months. Back in November, New Zealand authorities charged Rudd with attempting to hire a hitman to have two people killed. That charge was dropped the following day due to “insufficient evidence,” but charges of drug possession and threatening to kill still stand. Rudd is [...]

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