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Noel Gallagher Says His Cat Is More Rock ‘N’ Roll Than Radiohead

Look, you know how this works by now: When former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher is releasing a new album, journalists line up to ask him about polarizing subjects in search of pithy hot takes. We did it; everyone does it. It is often more entertaining than Gallagher's music at this phase of his career, although…

Watch Squeeze Play Their Hits And A New Song In Their Stripped-Down Stereogum Session

Squeeze headlined the very first episode of MTV Unplugged, so they arrived for today's Stereogum Session with a wealth of experience performing in stripped-down settings. The UK new wave veterans visited our New York office to promote their new album The Knowledge, which meant recent single "Innocence In Paradise" got a reading, but they also…

Lil Uzi Vert Says He’s Giving Up Drugs After Lil Peep’s Death

Lil Uzi Vert is among a number of artists paying tribute to Lil Peep following the young singer and rapper's untimely death. Beyond posting his condolences, though, he's looking to better himself in reaction to the tragic news. "We Would love 2 stop..... But Do You Really Care Cause We Been On…

polaroids: Tennis x Andrea Petkovic in LA

Tennis hooked up with tennis star Andrea Petkovic in LA before their show at the Fonda Theatre // photos by David on Polaroid Originals instant film: Continue reading…

Mind Spiders – “Outside”

Mark Ryan, the Texan garage-rock cult hero from bands like the Marked Men and Radioactivity, also leads Mind Spiders, a trio that makes spiky and spaced-out psychedelic rock. Early next year, Mind Spiders will follow up their impressive 2016 album Prosthesis with a new one called Furies. Its first single is a krautrock-damaged staring-into-infinity rocker…

Metric’s Emily Haines Announces New Fragrance

Metric frontwoman Emily Haines released her second solo record, Choir Of The Mind, back in September. Since then, Haines has teamed up with Seattle-based perfumery House Of Matriarch to debut her own fragrance, aptly named "Siren."

Solange Recruits Kelela, Dev Hynes, & More For Calvin Klein Ads

Solange has partnered with Calvin Klein for a new advertising campaign. She recruited a cast of fellow musicians for a photo shoot that includes Dev Hynes, Kelela, Charlift's Caroline Polachek, and Kindness' Adam Bainbridge. They are supposed to represent a "chosen" musical family. Check out some images from the campaign above and below. …

Big K.R.I.T. – “Ready For The Next”

Just a few weeks ago, Big K.R.I.T. released the massive new independent double album 4Eva Is A Mighty Long Time, and he's already got another new song. The strivers' anthem "Ready for The Next" appears on the soundtrack to 89 Blocks, a new documentary about a champion high school football team from East St. Louis.

Watch Stone Temple Pilots’ First Performance With New Lead Singer

I am a big fan, so take this with a grain of salt, but: The new Stone Temple Pilots song is not bad! New singer Jeff Gutt hews close enough to Scott Weiland's high-register Tiny Music-era rasp to pass in a pinch, and the DeLeos' glammy pop-rock chops remain impeccable. It gives me hope for…

New Heart – “One Less Chain”

New Heart are a young straight-edge hardcore band from Indianapolis; they play fast and brutalist old-school hardcore in the Youth Of Today mode. Today, they came out with a new standalone song called "One Less Chain," and it's almost the platonic ideal of what a two-minute hardcore song should sound like, complete with shout-along chorus…

Robyn, Nina Persson Of The Cardigans Sign Open Letter Alleging Widespread Sexual Harassment in Sweden’s Music Industry

Just shy of 2,000 women working in the Swedish music business, from internationally known artists to managers to CEOs, have signed an open letter alleging widespread sexual abuse and harassment in the Scandinavian country, and calling for major changes across the industry.

Garbage To Morrissey: “Fuck You”

In a recent interview with the German outlet Spiegel Online, Morrissey made a truly baffling defense of accused sexual predators like Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein: "People know exactly what happens. And they play along. Afterward, they feel embarrassed, or they do not like it. And then they turn it around and say: I was…

New Music To Delight Your Ears - Dead Is The Cat

Dead Is The Cat From : Tarpon Springs, United States The intriguingly titled An Existential Eve With My Pet Hamster from American duo Dead Is The Cat sounds like The Flaming Lips meeting The Waterboys in the local pet store's furry animal section. Show More Summary

Melody’s Echo Chamber Shares First Update Since Accident

Earlier this year, Melody Prochet -- who makes music as Melody's Echo Chamber -- was hospitalized after a "serious accident" and had to cancel her tour and postpone the release of her already-announced album. We haven't head from Prochet or her family since then, but today she posted a photo to her official Facebook page…

American Nightmare Tease First New Music In 15 Years

Long before he formed Cold Cave, Wes Eisold fronted the absolutely ferocious Boston hardcore band American Nightmare. The band, which eventually had to change its name to Give Up The Ghost for legal reasons, released two badass albums in the early '00s and broke up in 2004. But back in 2001, American Nightmare, once again…

Martha – “Fix My Brain” (The Marked Men Cover) & “The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues”

The gassed-up UK punks Martha are releasing a 7" at the end of this week, their first release since last year's Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart LP. It features two tracks. One of them is "The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues," which was recorded in 2014 and was included on the out-of-print It…

Watch Billy Corgan Sing The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight, Tonight” With A String Section In His Tiny Desk Concert

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan -- who just ditched the William Patrick Corgan moniker and went back to being just "Billy" -- is the latest participant in NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts video series. And while he taped his episode to promote Ogilala, his new Rick Rubin-produced solo album, he opened things up by digging…

Runt – “Mazes” & “DWP”

Runt are a new London punk band that includes members of bands like Frau, Good Throb, and NO, among others. On Christmas day, they'll release their debut, a 10-song mini-album called Positions Of Power. And they've shared two of its songs, short and sharp and intense pieces of raw and frantic punk rock called "Mazes"

Phoebe Bridgers – “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

Los Angeles-based musician Phoebe Bridgers -- who we recently named one of the best new artists to come out of 2017 -- released her debut album, Stranger In The Alps, earlier this year, and she's ringing in the holiday season with a cover of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." Her take on the classic…

Jim James – “The World Is Falling Down” (Abbey Lincoln Cover)

At the end of last month, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James announced a new solo album, a collection of covers called Tribute To 2. (The name marks it as a sequel to James' first solo release, an EP of George Harrison covers.) He introduced the project with a psych-soul rendition of the Beach Boys'

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