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Anna of The North :: The Dreamer

Norwegian singer Anna of the North creates elegantly crafted pop music. L I S T E N  I feel so uninspired All the songs that I write are about you You’re not about me anymore You’re standing on the shore I’m drifting away I can’t hear you no more And the further that I get I’m closer to decisions that […]

Rihanna :: Needed Me Remixes

You never could imagine… In January, Barbarian singer Rihanna released her eighth studio album titled Anti. Rihanna has always maintained her music as a force to be reckoned with filled with pride, confidence, and sex appeal. Her latest effort provides everything familiar mixed with a blend of maturity and growth from her past. Each song on the […]

Gold Panda :: Good Luck and Do Your Best

The electronic styles of England’s talented producer Derwin Schlecker AKA Gold Panda is back with his third album positively titled “Good Luck and Do Your Best” which came out on May 27th via the label City Slang. The theme of...Show More Summary

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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Lana Del Rey Teases New Release Via Posters In LA

Lana Del Rey's last album, Honeymoon, came out in September 2015, so we're just about due for some new music from the pop star. And it looks like she'll be delivering soon: Billboards have started popping up around Los Angeles, as a LDR fan account points out, advertising a new project called Love that was…

No Joy – “Hellhole”

Montreal shoegazers No Joy got Lansing-Dreiden/Violens mastermind and Ariel Pink collaborator Jorge Elbrecht to produce their new EP Creep. And while we've already posted the early track "Califone," you can hear Elbrecht's influence at work a little more in the excellent new track "Hellhole," which combines shimmering synthy textures and disorienting studio effects with the…

Le1f – “Umami / Water” Video

Le1f debut album Riot Boi came out all the way back in 2015, and today a video for "Umami / Water" has finally surfaced. He directed it himself, and the first half features a lot of dancing in an empty warehouse, while the second half takes a more surreal approach in a scorched-earth landscape. Watch…

Watch The Trailer For Terrence Malick’s Austin Music Scene Drama Song To Song

Terence Malick's long-in-the-making Song To Song, which is about the Austin music scene, is premiering at SXSW and hitting select theaters on 3/17, and today the first trailer for the film has been released. It stars Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, and Michael Fassbender, and features cameos from a ton of musicians, some of…

Body Count – “No Lives Matter”

There aren't too many metal bands whose voices seem especially relevant at this particular moment in history -- I talked about this late last year, and we can leave it there -- so the precious few who matter? They REALLY fucking matter. Kreator are one of them. Another is Body Count, Ice-T's metal side project…

The Magnetic Fields – “’81 How To Play The Synthesizer” Video

The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt is releasing his latest ambitious experiment, 50 Song Memoir, next month, and so far we've heard six tracks from it, which seems like a lot but really isn't because there are so many! Today we get a seventh -- this one's called "'81 How to Play the Synthesizer," and it…

Premature Evaluation: Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors' first new album in five years is stunningly evocative and wildly inventive, the sort of boundary-pushing album that comes along pretty infrequently. (Bon Iver's 22, A Million is one in recent memory; Art Angels another.) Oddly enough, in this case the boundary push evolves out of Longstreth revisiting a lot of past Dirty…

Strand Of Oaks – Hard Love {album review)

3 days agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

As Tim Showalter’s stature in the music world has grown; a steady stream of very interesting pieces are written about him. During the release of HEAL, Steven Hyden did a phenomenal piece on Grantland ; as did Spin. With the success of HEAL and the upcoming release of Dark Love, Stereogum did a piece that [...]

Going Underground #56 - Alaska

Our globetrotting tour of the world's hottest underground music scenes takes us to one of the coldest places we've visited so far, Alaska, where the weather may be harsh but the music isn't, well not always... The Modern Savage - Dead...Show More Summary

Laura Marling – “Next Time” Video

The UK folk musician Laura Marling seems to grow more confident and badass with each successive album. Next month, she'll release the new LP Semper Femina, probably her best album yet. And today, she's shared her self-directed video for the new album track "Next Time." The song, built on a swirl of acoustic guitars and…

Book Notes - Bren McClain "One Good Mama Bone"

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, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

Watch A Clip From St. Vincent’s New Horror Short

Today sees the release of XX, the new horror anthology in which all the different shorts come from female directors. One of those directors is St. Vincent mastermind Annie Clark, who directed a segment called The Birthday Party. (She's named Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" video as an influence.) We've already posted a trailer of the…

Parquet Courts – “Captive Of The Sun (Remix)” (Feat. Bun B)

The members of the New York postpunk band Parquet Courts grew up in Texas, and they love the shit out of Texas rap. Last year, they got to actually do something with that love, when they performed a new version of "Captive Of The Sun," a song from their great Human Performance album, on Colbert.

Read Solange’s Eulogy For The Ohio Players’ Junie Morrison

Walter "Junie" Morrison passed away this week, and to honor his legacy, Solange penned a eulogy commemorating the musician. Morrison was best known for his work with the Ohio Players and Parliament-Funkadelic, and Solange's own A Seat At The Table was inspired in part by Morrison. Read the introductory paragraph of Solange's eulogy below and…

Karen Elson – “Call Your Name”

"Call Your Name" is not just a gorgeously cascading, ornately constructed folk-rock sigh; it also appears to be an example of elite-level trolling. Karen Elson, the singer-songwriter who recorded the track for her new album Double Roses, used to be married to Jack White. Documents from their divorce hearings famously spotlighted White's distaste for the…

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