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St. Vincent Models Jewelry In New Tiffany & Co. Ad

Everyone wants a piece of Annie Clark these days, so maybe it's not surprising that America's most famous jewelry store has made the St. Vincent mastermind one of its faces in a new ad campaign. As Pitchfork points out, Clark, who released the new single "New York" last month, is modeling for the jewelry company…

Julie & The Wrong Guys (Julie Doiron & Cancer Bats) – “You Wanted What I Wanted” Video

Julie Doiron is returning to music after a five-year hiatus with a new self-titled LP under the name Julie & The Wrong Guys. This time around, the Canadian singer-songwriter and former Eric's Trip member will be accompanied by a backing band featuring members of the Toronto hardcore outfit Cancer Bats. Today the group releases a…

Cindy Wilson – “Mystic”

Cindy Wilson, one of the lead vocalists and songwriters behind the B-52s, is striking out on her own, and her upcoming solo album Change, recorded with Athens musicians Ryan Monahan, Lemuel Hayes, Suny Lyons, and Marie Davon, is arriving this fall. The band calls their music "turbo chill," using acts like Air, Bjork, Tame Impala,…

Rick Ross Says He Hasn’t Signed A Female Rapper Because He’s “Gotta Fuck A Couple Of Times”

Rick Ross has a long history of making horrendously misogynistic statements, on record and off. A few years ago, Reebok ended a relationship with the rapper because of rapey lyrics ("Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it / I took her home and I enjoyed that / She ain’t even know…

Alex Lahey – “Every Day’s The Weekend” Video

Artist To Watch Alexy Lahey is quickly following up her excellent EP B-Grade University with her debut full-length release, I Love You Like A Brother, out this fall. On top of the album announce, Lahey has shared a music video for the album's lead single, "Every Day's The Weekend." The song is a light-hearted bop,…

Watch Usher Do Carpool Karaoke With James Corden

Sometime in the last few years, Usher went from contemporary hitmaker to legacy artist. Lately, he's been in the news more because some lady is suing him for $20 million for giving her herpes, not for any musical endeavors. So Usher's edition of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke is actually pretty well-timed; it's not a bad…

Blue Hawaii share new single "No One Like You"

Taken from the duo's forthcoming LP Tenderness, out October 6th: Continue reading…

Hear Jarvis Cocker Cover Scott Walker Live At BBC Proms

Jarvis Cocker, Susanne Sundfør, John Grant, and Richard Hawley performed a tribute concert to Scott Walker at London's Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms tonight, backed by conductor Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra. Cocker sang "Boy Child," "Plastic Palace People," "The War is Over (Sleepers)," and "Little Things (That Keep Us…

Livestream Angel Olsen’s Austin City Limits Taping

Angel Olsen is still touring in support of last year's magnificent My Woman. Last week, she made her grand return to Chicago at Pitchfork Music Festival, and tonight, she's hitting Texas to tape an episode of the PBS live music show Austin City Limits. ACL is livestreaming the whole performance starting at 9PM ET, so…

Hear A Track From The Flamin’ Groovies’ First Album With Founding Members In 38 Years

Bringing Chris Wilson back into the Flamin' Groovies fold was as easy as riding the proverbial bike for mainstay Cyril Jordan.

Trent Reznor Explains What Sucks About Nine Inch Nails’ Festival Set Times

The Village Voice has an enjoyable new interview with Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor, by veteran rock journalist Lizzy Goodman. By the tone of the piece, Reznor was in good spirits and eager to pierce his own myth as the clench-jawed spokesperson for the gothy and disaffected of America -- it opens with him…

The VMAs Seriously Have A “Best Fight Against The System” Award Now

About a month ago, MTV laid off most of the journalists who worked for its recently-relaunched MTV News website. After the mass layoff, SPIN reported a story about how the site never really had a chance, since MTV would remove articles that were even slightly critical of artists like Chance The Rapper or Kings Of…

Hear James Elkington Cover Three Kinks Songs For Lagniappe Sessions

Last month, the British-born, Chicago-based guitarist James Elkington released the lush, lovely singer-songwriter album Wintres Woma, one of the finest folk-rock LPs in recent memory. And now Elkington has recorded a few tracks for the Aquarium Drunkard’s Lagniappe Sessions series. The idea of the series is pretty simple: Artists cover songs that they love, in…

Watch Oozing Wound’s Thrash-Attack Cover Of Blink-182’s “Dammit”

Blink-182's 1997 pop-punk breakthrough banger "Dammit" is a defining song of its era, one that will immediately transport you back in time even if you didn't really like it when it was out. For their turn in the booth on the AV Club's AV Undercover series, in which bands pick songs to cover from an…

New Music To Delight Your Ears - Basement Revolver

Basement Revolver From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Following on from last month’s single Johnny Pt. 2 (featured on the blog here ) which was a follow up to last year's Johnny (featured on the blog here ) Canadian trio Basement Revolver...Show More Summary

Book Notes - Jay Baron Nicorvo "The Standard Grand"

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...

Blis. – “Stale Smoke”

Atlanta rockers Blis. released their promising EP Starting Fires In My Parents House back in 2015, and they're finally following it up this October with their first full-length, No One Loves You. The new album's first single "Stale Smoke" is heavy in texture and lyrical content. Aaron Gossett's vocals are rusty like the pipes of…

Ryuichi Sakamoto – “Andata (Oneohtrix Point Never Remix)”

Queasy synth-drone wizard Daniel Lopatin, better known to most of us as Oneohtrix Point Never, is about to release his score for the movie Good Time, and he's already won the Cannes Soundtrack Award for it. In so doing, he's following in the footsteps of another way-out artist who broke into the film-score world: Japanese…

Album Of The Week: Vic Mensa The Autobiography

When Vic Mensa bounded onstage in Chicago last week, he was a rock star. Maybe this is a Chicago-specific thing. When I saw Mensa open the Coachella mainstage a couple of years ago, he was just a pretty-fun presence, a young and vaguely anonymous rapper doing whatever he could to fill up that enormous stage…

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