Petite Noir’s King Of Anxiety EP already gave us one splendid single in “Chess.” Now here’s another excellent track from Yannick Ilungu with an assist from Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def. “Till We Ghosts” is one of those songs that could have been utterly corny, with Bey rapping over what amounts [...]
Future Brown have followed up their magnificent “Talkin Bandz” with “Vernáculo,” another track from their recently announced debut album. The song is another genre-bending take from the production enclave and features NYC-based singer Maluca. It’s accompanied by a video that premiered at Art Basel earlier this month that serves as an indictment of the beauty [...]
Since coming out as transgender in 2012, Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace has been living in a kind of whirlwind, having not only spent the past two years navigating her new identity under the watchful gaze of the public, but also touring nonstop in support of one of the year’s best albums Transgender Dysphoria Blues, [...]
New Jersey punks Screaming Females will unleash Rose Mountain early next year, a record that’s bound to be a total shit-kicker. We’ve already heard the single “Ripe,” and today the band shared a live performance of the song. Lance Bangs has directed an impressive roster of videos, the most recent of which was for Kim [...]
The British retro-soul auteur Mark Ronson just scored his first ever #1 single in his native UK thanks to “Uptown Funk,” the ridiculously fun Morris Day pastiche that he made with Bruno Mars. (It’s #5 over here, too.) Last night, Ronson and Mars and the music video’s supporting cast showed up to perform on the [...]
In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week. WORD Bookstores are independent neighborhood bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City, New Jersey. Our primary goal is to be whatever...
In 2013, the British folk singer Laura Marling released Once I Was An Eagle, one of those albums that sneaks up on you, where you might not realize how good it is until it’s been in your life for a few months. Early next year, she’ll follow that one with a new album called Short [...]
Paul McCartney was interviewed on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart last night. He was there to talk about his original song “Hope For The Future” that he made for the video game Destiny — which McCartney says he hasn’t played much, though his grandkids have — but they mainly riff off of each other [...]
With The Pinkprint still fresh in our minds, Nicki Minaj stopped by Jimmy Fallon last night for an interview and a performance. During the interview, she talked about working as an office manager and a waitress at Red Lobster before making it big, and Fallon showed off Minaj’s high school yearbook photo. She also performed [...]
The Australian radio station Triple J is about to launch its year-end Hottest 100 countdown. And to build up anticipation (or whatever), it put together a comedy sketch that stars as many musicians as possible. It’s pretty obvious that none of these people in were in the same room at the same time, but it’s [...]
At the Guardian, author Porochista Khakpour listed the top novels about 9/11. The Juliana Hatfield Three has announced a 2015 reunion tour. 78 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing...
Charli XCX continued her Sucker promotional tour with a stop by David Letterman where she played album closer “Need Ur Love.” She was joined by Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, who she wrote the track with, and a few backup singers. Charli dances around on top of the piano for most of the performance, wearing lingerie [...]
Kendrick Lamar performed an untitled new song on The Colbert Report tonight. His appearance was announced last week as part of the talk show’s final week, and he’s the show’s last musical guest. The new song is very intense and the polar opposite of lead single “i,” opting for a minimal beat that gradually builds [...]
Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: The Duke of Norfolk: European Robin EP [mp3] Early Riser: Demo EP [mp3] Joel Rakes: (the best of) festive mood inducing music album...
Two or three years ago Jefe and I trekked across Austin to catch a midnight set by Buxton. We were exhausted and a bit drunk but once Buxton got going, all was forgotten and we suddenly felt great again. Half a Native is the follow up to 2012?s excellent Nothing Here Seems Strange. Here’s the [...]
St. Vincent has shared a video for “Birth In Reverse,” a track off of her self-titled record from earlier this year. Annie Clark has had a fantastic year, and she stands preternaturally tall in the video, acting as de facto goddess ruling over the whole world and taking her insane guitar-playing skills up into a [...]
Tink is poised to become rap’s next big thing, especially now that Timbaland has taken her under his wing. But if “Around The Clock” proves anything, it’s that she doesn’t need anyone’s help. “I never heard the word declined/ All I think about is time, I need it ’round the clock,” she spits on the [...]
Tame Impala offshoot Pond are releasing their sophomore record, Man It Feels Like Space Again, at the beginning of next year, and they’ve just shared a video for a new track from it called “Sitting Up On Our Crane.” The video follows a 3D figure as he dangles off the edge of a crane and [...]
Days after releasing comeback single “If I Could,” the Juliana Hatfield Three have announced tour dates in support of their crowdfunded reunion album Whatever, My Love. Check out the full itinerary below. 02/26 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall 02/27 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair 03/01 New York City @ The Bowery Ballroom 03/03 [...]
About a week ago, Ghostface Killah released a new album called 36 Seasons, a narrative rap-opera piece about a masked vigilante out for revenge. At the beginning of the story, on the song “Love Don’t Live Here No More,” Ghostface’s character returns to his neighborhood after nine years and tries to pick back up with [...]