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Stream Boots Motorcycle Jesus Soundtrack

Boots hasn’t really made good on all of the promise that he seemed to display after coming out of nowhere with his fingerprints all over Beyoncé’s self-titled masterpiece. I found WinterSpringSummerFall, his first post-Beyoncé release, to be pretty middle of the road stuff, but he seems to have taken a step in the right direction […]

Migos – “Aight” Video

Migos changed rap, but they want you to know, rap also changed them. On the video for “Aight” the crew members take turns using stacks of money as fake phones and swinging their chains around a hotel room. The Atlanta trio’s major label debut Y.R.N. The Album is slated for release sometime this year, and […]

Niia – “Seasons (Waiting On You)” (Future Islands Cover)

Niia’s definitely one to keep an ear out for — her Generation Blue debut EP last year was filled with great tracks, in particular the minimal, hyper-emotional title track. One of her major appeals is her voice, which is buttery smooth and restrained and can make just about anything sound good. Over the weekend, she […]

Nedelle Torrisi – “Double Horizon” Video

When Nedelle Torrisi’s self-titled album came out in 2013 I foisted it upon everyone I knew. I played it every single day and pegged it as the third best album of the whole year, to what felt like no avail. Torrisi’s intimate, dark pop remained stubbornly overlooked and it irked me! It must have irked […]

Doldrums – “Loops”

“Loops” is the third single from Doldrums’ upcoming new album, The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, the Canadian producer’s first foray into big-indie label life at Sub Pop. Like “Hotfoot” and “My Friend Simjen” before it, “Loops” is constructed around a pulsating, subdued backbone. It’s more about the slide than the bounce, and Airick Woodhead takes a handful […]

Tink – “Ratchet Commandments”

It’s been so fun to watch Tink emerge. Ever since her Timbaland co-sign, plenty of people have been hailing her as the next Aaliyah or the next Lauryn Hill, but watching her rap at the beginning of her first-ever interview, I was always more struck by the way she didn’t feel the need to imitate […]

Lady Lamb – After [album review]

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Lady Lamb, aka Aly Spaltro, might not be keeping bees any more but that hasn’t stopped her from putting out an absolutely stunning sophomore effort. Two years ago I became infatuated with her music from her debut, Ripely Pine. That infatuation was reinforced by a ripping show at Schubas. On my review of Ripley Pine, [...]

Halflife – “Subtle” Video

The British actor and rapper Riz Ahmed was great in the 2014 movie Nightcrawler, in which he played Jake Gyllenhaal’s assistant. And he might’ve been even better on the Swet Shop Boys EP, which he made with Heems. He’s now half of Halflife, a new project with the dubstep producer Distance, and we posted their […]

Stream Clare Maguire Don’t Mess Me Around EP

I fell in love with Clare Maguire when she was making the soft-spoken, intimate folk of her self-titled EP. You should listen to it if you haven’t heard it because it’s excellent. But that doesn’t mean I’m not here for new her brash, uptempo EP Don’t Mess Me Around. Few artists can vacillate between these […]

Kanye Shares New Kanye-isms In Oxford University Lecture

Kanye West has been on a tear lately as he promotes his recently confirmed new album So Help Me God. His latest appearance was as a guest lecturer at Oxford University, where 5,000 students entered a lottery for the 350 spots to attend. The lecture, which was hosted by the Oxford Guild Business Society, began […]

Action Bronson – “Baby Blue” (Feat. Chance The Rapper) (Prod. Mark Ronson)

Action Bronson’s latest Mr. Wonderful single “Baby Blue” reunites him with Chance The Rapper, who contributes one of his signature raspy, sing-song hooks (co-written by Zane Lowe!) and raps the final verse. Bronsolino delivers plenty of quotables as usual, and Mark Ronson’s beat is a bright and radio-friendly callback to his work with Amy Winehouse […]

Pupppy – “Beans” (Stereogum Premiere)

Purchase, NY has bred an intimidating young scene over the past five years, one not easily rivaled by any of the Empire State’s other musical epicenters. Mitski, LVL Up, Porches, and Crying are just a few notable names who hail from the college town, and now, Pupppy can be added to that list. Pupppy originated […]

Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin Comes Out In 88 Years

Last spring the world got a brief preview of Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, the secret Wu-Tang Clan album that will be released in a limited edition of 1 and auctioned off to the highest bidder. That might be all most of us hear from the project for the rest of our lives. Forbes […]

Faith Healer – “Canonized”

Jessica Jalbert is the brains behind Edmonton’s Faith Healer, whose music is like a cross section of ’60s psychedelia and lo-fi bedroom recordings. Jalbert’s voice is understated yet bold, and it fits like a glove over tracks that range from Byrds-esque jangles to garage rock freak-outs. On “Canonized,” the newest track from the band’s upcoming […]

Kanye West – “All Day” (Feat. Allan Kingdom & Theophilus London)

Kanye West debuted his much-leaked single “All Day” at the Brit Awards last week, and now a studio version has emerged. The So Help Me God song’s bouncy, bass-heavy beat also features verses from Allan Kingdom and Theophilus London, and a massive “Monster”/”Black Skinhead”-style riff slices through the track from time to time. There’s also […]

Book Notes - Elliot Ackerman "Green on Blue"

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...

Inventions – “Escapers”

Inventions, the duo of Eluvium’s Matthew T. Cooper and Explosions In The Sky’s Mark T. Smith, are about to release Maze Of Woods, their second album of glassy organic ambient music, out into the world. We’ve posted the early tracks “Springwords” and “Peregrine,” as well as the Field’s remix of the latter. “Escapers,” the third […]

Garbage Announce “20 Years Queer” Anniversary Shows

This summer will mark the 20th anniversary of Garbage’s self-titled debut album, and to celebrate, the band announced the first two dates of their “20 Years Queer” commemorative tour. The first show will take place on 11/7 at the Paris Zenith, the second will be 11/8 at London’s Brixton. Check out the poster for the […]

The Short, Strange Music Career Of Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy passed away on Friday at the age of 83. The actor was best known for playing the alien Mr. Spock on the 1960s TV show Star Trek and in multiple associated movies beginning in the late 1970s and running all the way to 2013. But there was much more to him than that […]

Nocturnal Sunshine – “Take Me There”

Two years ago on the Fourth of July I saw Maya Jane Coles play a set at one of Verboten’s all-day outdoor parties. It was scalding hot, and the party was held right on the Williamsburg waterfront. That might sound glamorous, but it’s basically just a huge slab of asphalt surrounded by old warehouses. Still, […]

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