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SXSW Sued By Car Crash Victims’ Families

The drunk driving crash that left four people dead and almost two dozen injured at this year’s South By Southwest is now being brought to court. The Associated Press reports that seven lawsuits have been filed against the organizations who put together the festival, accusing them of serious safety lapses that led to Rashad Owens [...]

Watch A Promo For Snoop Dogg’s New Football Dad Series On ESPN

Next month Snoop Dogg will star in a five-part series about Bishop Gorman High School’s football team entitled Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream. Snoop’s son, Cordell Broadus, is the hot-shot receiver at the Nevada school and is in the process of being recruited by some big-time college football programs. Football aside, the best part [...]

Watch A Trailer For The Go! Team’s New Album

The last time The Go! Team released an album was back in 2011 when the band released their third full-length, Rolling Blackouts. Since then, the Team has been pretty quiet, but today they released a teaser for their forthcoming album. The title has yet to be announced, but it will be released at some point [...]

TV On The Radio – “Lazerray” Video

TV On The Radio released their fifth studio album Seeds earlier this year, and today the band premiered a video for the album’s song “Lazerray.” Directed by photographer Atiba Jefferson, the video includes a host of well-known pro-skaters including Eric Koston, Lance Mountain, Sean Malto, and Andrew Reynolds. TV On The Radio perform their song [...]

Italian Man Forming 1,000-Person Cover Band To Bring Foo Fighters To His City

I don’t speak Italian, but it appears a resident of the northern Italian city Cesena is putting together a 1,000-person Foo Fighters cover band in an effort to attract Dave Grohl’s band to their city. At least that’s what the Reddit user who posted the clip has sussed out. A rough translation of his movement’s [...]

BEST SONGS OF 2014

These are my 100 favourite songs of 2014: songs I love more than ampersands and milkshakes & VIPs. I follow just one arbitrary rule: that no artist may be listed twice. I made similar lists in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,...

Band Of Horses & Grandaddy – “Hang An Ornament”

Here’s some news that will have ’00s indie-heads all atwitter: Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle is producing the next Band Of Horses album. It makes a lot of sense, as both acts originated from the Pacific Northwest and put their own expansive modern spin on indie and folk-rock sounds. Band Of Horses announced the news on SoundCloud, [...]

Song, by Toad Records’ Year in Review

Phew, fucking hell, nearly there! Another year comes careering to an end, with little in the sense of control, planning or even semi-coherence to sellotape it all together. One thing, though, it’s been a fucking great year. Not a single other label out there has come close to matching the kind of stuff we’ve put […]

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year’s biggest pop songs; now let’s run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. (“Bang [...]

Watch Young Thug, Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Pusha T, Others Rap On 42-Minute Posse Cut

Up until today, the Game’s 13-minute, 25-rapper “One Blood” remix has been the final word in absurd, overlong rap posse cuts. But now Noisey has outdone it by putting together the 42-minute, 36-minute “The Rap Monument.” The new track has verses from a deeply ridiculous number of rappers. Plenty of them are relative unknowns, but [...]

Favorite Comics of 2014

These are the six graphic novels I have most recommended to friends, family, and anyone else who has crossed my path this year. All links go to the authors' contributions to the Book Notes series, where applicable. What was your...

Early Jack White Singles Found Hidden In Furniture

In the early 2000s, Jack White was in the Upholsterers, a short-lived project with fellow Detroit musician and drummer Brian Muldoon (of the Muldoons). The duo pressed 100 copies of their second single, “Your Furniture Was Always Dead … I Was Just Afraid To Tell You,” and then hid them in furniture being reupholstered by [...]

Astro Zu – Ghost Town (ft. Pin Tweaks)

Pin Tweaks debut track Girl On The Wire made quite the impact earlier this year, and became one of our most played tunes on 22tracks playlist. Now Johnny and Aman are back, featured on a beautiful, mellow jam from Astro Zu in the form of Ghost Town. Show More Summary

Sponsored: Sailor Jerry – Outside The Lines

Iconic rum-maker Sailor Jerry has produced a rebellious new short film set to the soundtrack of Iggy & The Stooges and revelling in a life outside the lines. Sponsored: Sailor Jerry – Outside The Lines was originally published on The Blue Walrus.

Watch Dan Deacon & Matmos’ M.C. Schmidt In Adult Swim’s Unedited Footage Of A Bear Infomercial

If you ever notice that Adult Swim has something listed only as “infomercial” airing around 4AM, there’s a strong chance you should stay up and tune in, just to see what happens. That’s how the network first aired Too Many Cooks, the incredibly bizarre satirical hallucination that recently went viral. And now the network has [...]

The Julie Ruin – “Blueberry Island”

The Julie Ruin released their debut album, Run Fast, in September 2013, marking the welcome return of Kathleen Hanna, who had been on a musical hiatus for health reasons. Hanna’s struggle to re-emerge as a musician after suffering from undiagnosed Lyme Disease is well-documented in last year’s documentary The Punk Singer, directed by Sini Anderson. [...]

Book Notes - Michael J Seidlinger "The Face of Any Other"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

Watch The Daily Show Defend Jay Z’s Honor After Fox News Smear

Last week, in the wake of the recent killer-cop fiascoes, New York governor Andrew Cuomo met with Jay Z to talk about criminal justice reform. Since then, conservative talking-head goobers like Sean Hannity have jumped on the meeting, bringing up Jay’s criminal past as if this would somehow invalidate the things he has to say [...]

Ryan Adams Is Writing & Drawing His Own Comic Books Plus Recording A Soundtrack

Ryan Adams’ obsession with comic books is well documented, but not until this week did he reveal that he’s creating his own. Adams appeared on Marvel’s This Week In Marvel podcast this week, and as Consequence Of Sound points out, the singer-songwriter confirmed what his Twitter followers might have already discerned: He’s writing and illustrating [...]

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