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Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel Scoring New James Franco Movie

Chromatics' Johnny Jewel is no stranger to film scores, and his management company Echo Park Records has just announced that his next score is for Bruce Thierry Cheung's new film Please Don't Come Back From The Moon, whose cast includes James Franco, Rashida Jones, and Jeffrey Wahlberg. The movie is based on the 2005 novel…

Kazyak – Sundial

An acoustic hush of a tune that might add drumbeats but we know that this… Read the post Kazyak – Sundial

“Despacito” Could Signify A Latin Pop Resurgence Or Just Justin Bieber’s King-Making Power

It's not every day a song sung primarily in Spanish goes to #1 in the US. It's not even every decade. But "Despacito," a collaboration between Puerto Rican stars Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, has done it with a late-breaking assist from Canadian pop idol Justin Bieber. The Bieber-featuring "Despacito" remix, you may have heard,…

Becoming Chris Cornell: Inside The Early Days Of Soundgarden

Evan Schiller didn’t know Chris Cornell very well -- when it came down to it, few people really did -- but the drummer for the ’90s Seattle band Sadhappy cherishes one particular memory of the late Soundgarden frontman. It was December 1991, and their mutual friend Soozy Bridges was throwing a party at her beachfront…

Liam Gallagher Considers Whether He’s A Has-Been, Talks New Greg Kurstin Collabs

Liam Gallagher sat down with The Evening Standard to chat about his divorce from Nicole Appleton, his brother (of course), and the state of his career. Gallagher, who fronted Beady Eye after Oasis' break up, once said he would never go solo. Now, he's on the brink of releasing music on his own for the…

Cayetana – “Bus Ticket” Video

Philly-based Band To Watch Cayetana released their sophomore album, New Kind Of Normal, earlier this month, and today they've shared a video for "Bus Ticket." It was directed by Adam Peditto and follows the band's Augusta Koch as she solemnly wanders from bed to staring out of soaked car windows to standing resolutely in front…

Soundgarden Black Out Facebook Page

It's now been a week since Chris Cornell suddenly and shockingly took his own life. The other members of Soundgarden have yet to give any kind of public statement on Cornell's death, which only makes sense. But now Soundgarden have made their first public acknowledgement of his death. The band have blacked out their Facebook…

Watch Manchester Vigil Break Out Into Oasis Song After Minute Of Silence For Attack Victims

Here's a genuinely moving response to the terrorist attack in Manchester this week: At a vigil today in St. Ann's Square, the crowd followed a minute of silence in honor of the victims by spontaneously joining voices to sing "Don't Look Back In Anger" by hometown heroes Oasis. As if this were a movie and…

Noel Gallagher Talks Manchester Arena Bombing

Notable Manchester devotee Noel Gallagher had some thoughts on the bombing that killed 22 people on Monday night at the Manchester Arena right after an Ariana Grande concert had concluded. "Having played that arena and all that and stood in that foyer, and being from Manchester… It dawns on you that it’s aimed at young…

Hear J Mascis Talk About Adele On Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast

J Mascis was on Marc Maron's WTF podcast today and, as Pitchfork points out, he talked about how much he likes Adele. "I got into Adele through The Voice," he admits, which is sort of weird considering she's been inescapable for a decade but, hey, if a corny cover is what encourages someone to check…

Eerie Gaits – “Twins” & “Eau Gallie”

When John Ross isn't playing guitar for Wild Pink, he's crafting emotionally charged ambient guitar instrumentals under the name Eerie Gaits. The project's debut album Bridge Music is coming next month on Tiny Engines, and a few weeks back Ross unveiled its lead single "Twins." Today at Uproxx he follows that misty-eyed mirage with…

Bleachers – “I Miss Those Days”

Bleachers' new album, Gone Now, comes out next week -- we've heard "Don't Take The Money," "Hate That You Know Me," and "Everybody Lost Somebody," and today he's shared a fourth single from the album, "I Miss Those Days." It's accompanied by a visual of a paper mâché Antonoff sitting in a park as the…

Institute – “Exhibitionism”

Austin punks Institute are going full speed ahead in anticipation of their sophomore album Subordination, out early next month. They recently shared their first single and album closer "Powerstation," and today we get a proper look at the album's bookends with LP-opener "Exhibitionism." While "Powerstation" is a big, heavy track that harkens back…

Aesop Rock – “Get Out Of The Car” Video

Aesop Rock has shared a new video for "Get Out Of The Car," a track from last year's The Impossible Kid album. The rapper sits on a block in the middle of the screen as black-and-white sketches get drawn out and erased behind him. Here's what he had to say about the video: …

The Pollyseeds – “Intentions” (Feat. Chachi)

Terrace Martin is one of the guys working to blur the lines between rap music and jazz, collaborating with everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Robert Glasper to Kamasi Washington. The latter two both showed up on Velvet Portraits, Martin's last album, and now they're both joining him on his newest project, the Pollyseeds. Led by…

Sia – “To Be Human” (Feat. Labrinth)

Almost every Sia song sounds like it could be the big, weepy end-credits song from a summer blockbuster movie. And that's exactly what's happening with her new song "To Be Human," a duet with the English singer and songwriter Labrinth. It's a grand, sweeping ballad, and, as previously reported, she contributed it to the soundtrack…

Swarming Branch – “Zsazsur’s Real Estate Song” Video

Swarming Branch is the Columbus-based brainchild of skewed singer-songwriter Andrew Graham, who has spent the past decade exploring the intersection of post-punk, folk-rock, early 20th century pop, and whatever other sonic oddities have recently captured his ear. He's an old soul whose reflections on the weird and worrisome state of modern life have always come…

Kirin J Callinan – “Living Each Day” (Feat. Connan Mockasin) & “Down 2 Hang” (Feat. James Chance)

Australian weirdo Kirin J Callinan is releasing a new album, Bravado, in a couple of weeks. He's already shared the title track and "S.A.D. (Song About Drugs)," and today he's sharing two more from the upcoming full-length. The first, "Living Each Day," features Connan Mockasin and was recorded in Mark Ronson's London studio, with Mockasin's…

Bonnie Prince Billy – “No Time To Cry” (Iris DeMent Cover) Video

Bonnie Prince Billy recorded a cover of Iris DeMent's 1993 song "No Time To Cry" for the vinyl edition of his recent album Best Troubador, which is a tribute to Merle Haggard. The LP spans Haggard's songbook and includes renditions of "Mama Tried," "I Always Get Lucky With You," and "Haggard (Like I've Never Been…

Guns N’ Roses Announce North American Tour With Sturgill Simpson, Deftones, Live

Last year, Guns N' Roses somehow did the impossible: They pulled off a full reunion tour with recently-estranged classic-linup members Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan all on board, and they did it with no hiccups other than Axl's broken foot. This year, we'll see if they can keep that professionalism going. Not long ago,…

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