When Puff Daddy announced his Bad Boy reunion tour earlier this year, the thing I was most excited about and most disappointed to miss was seeing Yonkers trio the Lox rhyming together again. It turns out Styles P, Sheek Louch, and Jadakiss have come together for a new album called Filthy America…It’s Beautiful, and it’s […]
Today, Lin-Manuel Miranda releases The Hamilton Mixtape, a compilation that features rappers and pop stars doing their own versions of the songs from the enormously popular Broadway musical Hamilton. We’ve already posted the Roots’ version of “My Shot,” and the album also features peoplel like Nas, Miguel, Usher, Regina Spektor, Jimmy Fallon, and Ja Rule […]
It’s been over a year since Kurt Vile released his most recent album, b’lieve i’m goin down, but he’s still touring strong in support of it. The Philadelphia musician has just announced a new string of dates in the South (plus a stop in Mexico City), and has shared a goofy commercial for his New […]
Earlier this week, Bruno Mars, along with the Weeknd and Lady Gaga, performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris. That fashion show will air Monday night on American TV, though we’ve already posted some cell-phone videos of it. And now, to continue the whole cross-promotional blitz, Victoria’s Secret has shared a video of […]
Early next year, reunited psych-pop wonder-conjurers Grandaddy will release Last Place, their first new album in 11 years, and we’ve already posted two early songs, “Way We Won’t” and “Clear Your History.” This morning, they’ve shared a new song. “A Lost Machine,” like so many other Grandaddy songs, is built around digital-era anxiety, and it’s […]
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In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics, graphic novels, and books. Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore. He also runs the Mutant Funnies Tumblr. Atomic Books...
Yesterday, we learned that J. Cole is probably going to release a new album called 4 Your Eyez Only next week. And last night, Cole shared a new 40-minute documentary called Eyez, which follows him as he hits the studio and goes to work with producers and musicians, openly wondering how he’s going to give […]
Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Vulture, and Signature previewed December's best new books. Stream a new Low holiday song. 39 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number to 376), including...
When Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds were making their shattering, beautiful new album Skeleton Tree, they invited Andrew Dominik, director of movies like Chopper and The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, into the studio to film them. He made a documentary called One More Time With Feeling that’s screened in […]
The most universally acclaimed release of Sufjan Stevens’ career is Carrie & Lowell, his 2015 album inspired by the death of his estranged mother. Because it’s a set of spare, beautiful ballads removed from his usual whimsy, even many listeners who tended to be skeptical of Stevens expressed appreciation for the project. But at least […]
Photo by Amy Price I don’t profess to listen or know much about rap music. I’ll spin the occasional Kendrick, Chance or Anderson.Paak album but that is about the end of my knowledge. But with the help of my pal, Nick; I’m a massive fan of Run The Jewels. I haven’t enjoyed a hip-hop [...]
As we alluded to yesterday in our albums of the year post, Clint Mansell's moving, dreamlike score from the beautiful San Junipero episode of Black Mirror may or may not have quite the same impact when detached from the visuals and heartbreaking story for which it was created... Continue reading…
Solange just released her fantastic new album A Seat At The Table, one of the very best albums of the year. And it looks like she’ll tour behind it, because she’s announced auditions for her backing band via her Saint Heron website: Calling all musicians in New Orleans and the surrounding areas! We’re in search […]
Donald Glover’s stock has skyrocketed in the wake of his fantastic FX show Atlanta, making a lot of people a lot more excited about the prospect of a new Childish Gambino album. Awaken, My Love!‘s early singles “Me And Your Mama” and “Redbone” showcased a more experimental, soulful side of the project, and now the […]
Luke Bryan punched at a fan at a charity concert last night. The bro-country star was performing at Charlie Daniels’ 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam, a star-studded benefit show in Nashville to raise money for military veterans, when suddenly, without even pausing the song, he jumped down from the stage to slap a man in the […]
El-P and Killer Mike of Run The Jewels are both playable characters in Gears Of War 4, and tonight, the duo performed at the Game Awards, the annual video games awards ceremony. They performed their RTJ3 single “Talk To Me” and “Nobody Speak,” their recent collaboration with DJ Shadow. Watch their full performance below. Check […]
The Lox, the hip-hop group made up of Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch, reemerged a few years ago with a trio of new EPs. And now, after reuniting earlier this year to perform with Puff Daddy on the Today show, they’ve just announced their first new album in 16 years. It’s called Filthy America, […]
Next month, Philadelphia Band To Watch Cayetana are putting out a split 7? with Australian trio Camp Cope. We’ve already heard Came Cope’s contribution, the downcast rocker “Keep Growing,” and now Cayetana have shared theirs, a heavy meditation on loss entitled “Trails.” Listen below. The Cayetana/Camp Cope split 7? is out 1/20 via Poison City.