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Boos – Aradox In

The nights are closing in, London is starting to look beautifully sinister, and Boos is here with a meandering and understated tech/house jam to soundtrack losing yourself to the darkness. Boos – Aradox In was originally published on The Blue Walrus.

The Dead Weather – “Buzzkill(er)”

The Dead Weather are releasing two new songs next week, “Buzzkill(er)” and “It’s Just Too Bad.” The former is streaming today after being teased on SoundCloud back in July. Lest you think these tunes would be released exclusively in a digital format — as if Jack White would stand for such a thing! — they [...]

gorilla vs. bear presents: FFF Nites at the Mohawk featuring Dum Dum Girls, Julianna Barwick + more

We’re teaming up with our homies at Fun Fun Fun Fest and Transmission again this... Read more »

Julio Bashmore -”Rhythm Of Auld” (Feat. J’Danna)

Julio Bashmore, the British dance producer and frequent Jessie Ware collaborator, has been working on an as-yet-untitled album for a while now. Last month, we posted “Simple Love,” a sparkling and upbeat track that showcased the singer J’Danna. Now Bashmore and J’Danna have hooked up again for “Rhythm Of Auld,” a track that sounds like [...]

Communions – “Love Stands Still”

Last month, the young Danish band Communions released a song called “So Long Sun.” That song serves as the A-side of an upcoming 7? — the second 7? released by the band this year (it’s preceded by the Cobblestones EP, which came out in March). That’s the extent of the band’s discography: two 7?s released [...]

Angel Olsen – “May As Well”

Angel Olsen released the shattering solo album Burn Your Fire For No Witness earlier this year. And if it’s a bit weird to see a smallish indie album getting the deluxe reissue treatment so soon, it’s not like Burn Your Fire doesn’t deserve it. The new version of the album will have five bonus tracks, [...]

Photos/Videos: The Allman Brothers’ Last Concert @ Beacon Theatre, NYC 10/28/14

The Allman Brothers Band have called it quits after four-plus decades making music. They performed their final shows at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, but saved last night for a big finish. The band played three sets and two encores, which amounted to just under four hours of music. Above you can find [...]

Too Pool for School

Girlpool From: Los Angeles, United States Since featuring LA duo Girlpool in May this year (Pool Party) they've been getting mentions in all the best music places on the planet. They are a shoe in for the end of year lists and should be in everyone's list of the bands to watch in 2015. Show More Summary

Led Zeppelin Albums From Worst To Best

Led Zeppelin is a formative experience. They’re the kind of band you discover early on, that kicks open the door to a whole bunch of other things. It’s hard to separate those experiences, eventually. I can’t tell you the last time I listened to Nevermind or Appetite For Destruction the whole way through, and for [...]

Jay Rock – “Pay For It” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Chantal)

It’s been a while since Jay Rock, the toughest and most stolid member of L.A.’s Black Hippy rap crew, came out with a new album, but he’s getting pretty active right now. Two weeks ago, he came out with the new solo track “Parental Advisory.” And now he’s rounded up his superstar stablemate Kendrick Lamar [...]

Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek Responds To The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel With “Adam Granofsky Blues”

IT NEVER ENDS. Yesterday, we reported that Adam Granduciel finally spoke about the whole Sun Kil Moon/War On Drugs debacle, saying, among other things, that he thought Mark Kozelek was a “douche.” Today, Koz responds with an MP3: a spoken word track of himself reading Granduciel’s quote in full, over a blues lick, and laughing [...]

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - October 29, 2014

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...

Lil Wayne – “Gotti” (Feat. Jadakiss & Styles P)

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V was supposed to come out later this year, but now it’s been delayed indefinitely, which is crazy. Wayne is one of the biggest stars in rap, and if he can’t get a firm release date, should we just ball up the whole music business and throw it away? But Wayne [...]

Greylag – “Yours To Shake” Video

Recent Band To Watch Greylag’s video for “Yours To Shake” is the second clip we’ve seen this morning (after the new Afghan Whigs video) to set a sleek, classic-rock-inflected indie song in a haunting woodland environment. The colorful clip was directed by Ben Fee, and it follows a number of intriguing figures through some dramatic [...]

Atelje – “Ode To Studio” / “Transition”

Dan Lissvik — Swedish producer and one-half of Studio — has revealed that his latest project is called Atelje. Since Studio broke up in 2012, Lissvik has had a hand in producing ceo’s Wonderland and Young Galaxy’s Ultramarine, and has done remixes for the likes of Haim, Sally Shapiro, and Say Lou Lou. Two Atelje [...]

Julian Casablancas Is Building A Folding Bicycle And Is Confident There Is No Extraterrestrial Life

Julian Casablancas is kind of the anti-Taylor Swift, isn’t he? She just moved to Tribeca — making her neighbors with, like, Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Blue Ivy — and is so stoked on it that she’s Instagramming pictures of lattés and serving as NYC’s Global Welcome Ambassador for tourism. He just moved out of the [...]

M. Ward – “Here Comes The Sun Again (Four-Track Demo)”

As it appears on M. Ward’s 2005 album Transistor Radio, “Here Comes The Sun Again” builds from bare acoustic strums into a warmly glowing wash of organ, shakers, and bass, Ward’s weathered vocal acting as a friendly shepherd toward daylight. It’s already a tender, intimate song, but the demo version Ward just shared — from [...]

Shorties (Chuck Palahniuk Interviewed, Michael Stipe on Coming Out, and more)

Big Shiny Robot and Fresh Air interviewed Amy Poehler about her new memoir Yes, Please. R.E.M frontman Michael Stipe discussed coming out at the Guardian. Tin House interviewed author Rene Steinke. Paste recommended music videos for Halloween. Blake Butler recommended...

Parquet Courts – “Fell Into The Wrong Crowd”

Parquet Courts recently announced they’d be releasing an album called Content Nausea under their Parkay Quarts alias, their second LP of 2014 after Sunbathing Animal. And now they’ve shared another new song on SoundCloud that’s not on the Content Nausea tracklist. It’s called “Fell Into The Wrong Crowd,” and it’s a slow-building 11-minute lo-fi dirge. [...]

Katie Gately – Pivot

You may have caught a brief snippet of this stunning new release from Katie Gately... Read more »

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