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Purity Ring – “Asido”

Today marks the five year anniversary of Purity Ring's debut LP Shrines, although "Ungirthed" successfully introduced the duo to the internet about a year and a half before that. Over the weekend, Megan James and Corin Roddick teased a new song called "Asido," and today, to celebrate the occasion, they've shared it in full. Their…

Stream Judiciary & Mortality Rate’s Split EP

The split EP is a venerated punk and hardcore tradition: Two underground bands understanding that their sounds make sense together and forming together to make something that will show both of them at full strength. Even in the Bandcamp era, it's a great way to showcase bands you might not have otherwise heard, and the…

Tegan And Sara Announce The Con Covers Album

Tegan And Sara's The Con turns 10 years old today -- read our new anniversary piece on it here -- and they've just announced a forthcoming covers album that'll feature 14 different artists covering all 14 songs from the album. The covers album is part of the duo's The Con X celebration of the album,…

Shorties (Svetlana Alexievich Interviewed, Stream a Fela Kuti Documentary, and more)

The Guardian profiled author Svetlana Alexievich. Stream the Fela Kuti documentary Music Is The Weapon. Granta shared an excerpt from Lucy Ives' new novel Impossible Views of the World. Pitchfork interviewed Zola Jesus about her new album. Book Riot interviewed...

The Con Turns 10

If I had to point to one album that completely changed the way that I think about music, it would be The Con. It was my gateway to really giving a shit about music -- how it's written, the way it's made, the personalities behind it. Before, songs were just songs and albums were just…

The Cribs – “Rainbow Ridge”

We last heard from the Cribs, the UK brother-band power trio who once counted Johnny Marr as a member, when the released the 2015 album For All My Sisters. And as Brooklyn Vegan points out, they've announced that there's another album, dubiously titled 24-7 Rock Star Sh?t, coming next month. The three Jarman brothers recorded…

One Thousand Things – The Bridge (premier)

The Bridge from One Thousand Things is a soaring anthem that speaks of the moments when your mind spins with times now lost, flashes of what were once occasions of joy and comfort. It's a thing of beauty. One Thousand Things – The Bridge (premier) was originally published on The Blue Walrus.

Waxahatchee – “Recite Remorse” Video

A couple of weeks ago, Waxahatcee released the indie rock stunner Out In The Storm, easily one of the best albums of the year. And after sharing an early video for first single "Silver," band mastermind Katie Crutchfield has made a dreamy video for the absolutely gorgeous organ-driven "Recite Remorse." Director Ricardo Rivera films Crutchfield…

MTV Announces “An Inconvenient Special” Town Hall Featuring Al Gore, Fat Joe, & Steve Aoki

At the end of this week, the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth will get a sequel called An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, and soon after that, MTV News will air a half-hour town hall forum hosted by Al Gore and featuring climate change experts Fat Joe and Steve Aoki, who will respectively serve as…

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins – “Everybody Knows” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

Last month, longtime friends Stephen Stills and Judy Collins announced that, nearly 50 years after Collins served as the inspiration for Stills' CSN song "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," they were working together on their first-ever collaborative album, dubbed Stills & Collins. It's due out on 9/22, and today they've shared the first track from their…

Passion Pit Announces Hiatus For Mental Health Reasons

Passion Pit mastermind Michael Angelakos has long been open about his struggles with bipolar disorder. And in a series of tweets last night, he announced that, for mental health reasons, he's not going to be making music for the foreseeable future. On Twitter, as Brooklyn Vegan points out, Angelakos wrote that he can't keep doing…

Jen Cloher – “Regional Echo” Video

Jen Cloher is an Australian singer-songwriter who runs the Melbourne label Milk! Records with her wife, the great indie-rocker Courtney Barnett. Barnett plays on Cloher's upcoming self-titled album, but it's all Cloher's show, and lead single "Forgot Myself" demonstrated that it was a show worthy of your attention. New song "Regional Echo" is gentler but…

Sylvan Esso Announce “Visual EP” Of Songs Re-Recorded With All-Star Backing Band

When Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn first teamed up as Sylvan Esso -- she of the Appalachian vocal group Mountain Man, he of the weirdo folk-rock project Megafaun -- this was the hook: Here are two indie Americana musicians from North Carolina trying their hand at synth-pop instead. Thus far Sylvan Esso have given us…

Susanne Sundfør – “Mountaineers” (Feat. John Grant)

Hey, it's like a Marvel Team-Up for singer-songwriters who probably deserve more attention! Susanne Sundfør is the Norwegian artist whose music manages to be both futuristic and personal. Her new album Music For People In Trouble is out next month, and we've posted the early track "Undercover." Meanwhile, John Grant is the former Czars frontman…

Maneka – “Tiger Baby” (Feat. Jordyn Blakely)

Devin McKnight recently announced his departure from Speedy Ortiz in order to focus on his new band Maneka. Being the ringleader of a band is new for McKnight, but the project's debut single disproves any thought of incapacity. "Tiger Baby" is an engine-revving tune with the lurching distortion of distressed guitars at its centerfold, elevated…

Pawns – “Damascus”

New York band Pawns are a product of the DIY punk and hardcore worlds, but their sound is a brooding, intense take on the dark, gothic postpunk of the early '80s. We posted their early single "The Cross," and their debut album The Gallows is coming later this week. Below, check out another song, a…

Watch Eddie Vedder Perform “Comfortably Numb” With Roger Waters In Chicago

Eddie Vedder is from San Diego, and he got famous fronting a Seattle band. But lately, he seems more at home in Chicago than anywhere else. Case in point: Last night, former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters played Chicago's United Center. And he ended the show by bringing out Vedder to perform a pretty epic…

Watch Kendrick Lamar Bring Out 2 Chainz & Travis Scott In Brooklyn

One of my favorite things about living in New York is that almost every big rap show featured some kind of unannounced special guest. Case in point: Last night, Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. tour -- the one where Travis Scott is spending his opening set riding around on an animatronic bird -- came to Brooklyn's Barclays…

New Music To Delight Your Ears - Fjokra

Fjokra From: London, England Bang on the Door from Fjokra is banging on the door of the Devil's favourite tracks of the year. It has everything but the kitchen sink, and there's probably one of those somewhere without being credited....Show More Summary

GOP Consultant Says Kid Rock Would Be “Prohibitive Favorite” In Michigan Senate Race

It's hard to take Kid Rock seriously. I mean, the guy was once subpoenaed to produce a glass dildo as evidence in an Insane Clown Posse lawsuit. So of course, his recent claim that he was running for Senate was met with a healthy dose of skepticism. But we live in a world where Donald…

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