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Conan Plans George Harrison Tribute Week With Beck, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison

It seems September has become the month of George Harrison. In the next couple weeks we’ll witness the release of a massive retrospective box set of Harrison’s post-Beatles solo work, along with a star-studded concert in his honor, and now Conan O’Brien has announced further festivities on his show next week. Starting 9/22 Conan will [...]

Kevin Morby – “All Of My Life” Video

Today, former Woods and the Barbies member Kevin Morby releases the video for “All Of My Life,” off his forthcoming second solo album, Still Life. The video is a simple, haphazardly retro scene of a live performance on a low-budget TV set, which is actually no more than a backdrop built in a cluttered backyard. [...]

Snoop Dogg Under Fire For Homophobic Instagram Post

Snoop Dogg has never exactly struck anyone as being the most progressive social thinker — not even when he was making love-everyone reggae as Snoop Lion last year. But someone who’s been famous for a couple of decades should know better than to go full scary-homophobic all over social media. But as Buzzfeed reports, for [...]

Apple Launches U2 Removal Website

When Apple hijacked every functioning iPhone on the planet and added U2?s new Songs Of Innocence to those phones’ iTunes libraries, the company probably expected some backlash, but I can’t imagine they envisioned what they got: enough outrage, mockery, disinterest, and confusion to more or less drown out even the most glowing reviews. The Tumblr [...]

XTC Albums From Worst To Best

Of all the bands that emerged from the British post-punk scene, XTC has been one of the hardest to pin down. You could peg them as an ’80s dinosaur whose most recognizable tracks pop up on cut-rate compilations of new wave or classic alternative rock. Or they could slot into an adult alternative playlist, to [...]

Creepers – “Stuck”

Since the overwhelming success of Deafheaven’s Sunbather frontman George Clarke has worked with some other bands, and helped support their music with his label All Black Recording Company. First was the black metal-based Black Monolith, and today ABRC share the first single from Lush by Creepers, a band that features Deafheaven members Dan Tracy and [...]

Tinashe – “Feels Like Vegas”

The Los Angeles R&B singer’s breathy, energetic Schoolboy Q collab “2 On” might’ve been the summer’s most beguiling hit, and her follow-up, the A$AP Rocky collab “Pretend,” is nearly as great. With her debut album Aquarius looming, Tinashe has now shared another song called “Feels Like Vegas.” With this one, she worked with the Norwegian [...]

Ten Walls :: Mario Basanov

Electronic music artist Ten Walls is the creative alter ego of Lithuanian producer Marijus Adomaitis aka Mario Basanov. His dark side project began in 2013 with two small EPS, Requiem, and Gotham, which took over after hours parties in Europe and garnered appreciation from all sides of the house music persuasion. By pushing genre boundaries, Ten Walls […]

Alt-J – “Every Other Freckle (Remix)” (Feat. Big K.R.I.T.)

God bless the unexpected remix. In the buildup to their new album This Is All Yours, Alt-J have already employed the talents of the L.A. noise-rap trio clipping. to rework their first single “Hunger Of The Pine.” And now, just as unlikely, the always-emphatic Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. has jumped on the bizarre sex-groove “Every [...]

Records / Noah23: Street Astrology

Early on Noah23’s colossal Street Astrology lets us know exactly what’s up. Beautiful cold-burn opener “Ayahuasca Popsicle” finds Noah in classic form, professing himself a “techno-shaman” and “yeah, it’s a sacrament / get lost in the...Show More Summary

Stream Mr Twin Sister Mr Twin Sister

The Long Island band Twin Sister have been on a serious role ever since they announced, a few month ago, that they’d inexplicably changed their name to Mr Twin Sister. The three songs they’ve shared since then — “Out Of The Dark,” “Blush,” “In The House Of Yes” — are all great. And they’re all [...]

Book Notes - Luke B. Goebel "Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours"

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, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

In Incredible Testimony, Robin Thicke Says He Lied About Co-Writing “Blurred Lines” And Was High For All Of 2013

You know who’s having a bad year? Robin Thicke. His wife left him, the album he wrote about his wife leaving him tanked, he got destroyed in a Twitter Q&A designed to promote that album, and to top it all off, his legal battle with Marvin Gaye’s estate won’t go away. He’s still defending himself [...]

Other Lives debut new tune from Green Man Festival

2 days agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Photo by Coco VanWyngarden You won’t find a publication, website or twitter account that loves Other Lives more than HearYa. We’ve been lucky enough to have them in for two sessions. So when a new track surfaces, that is a cause for celebration at HearYa. The track is title I Need A Line and is [...]

Check Out The Ridiculous Run The Jewels 2 Deluxe Packages

Because they are upstanding young men who care about your wellbeing, El-P and Killer Mike are offering RTJ2, their second album as Run The Jewels, as a free download, just as they did with last year’s Run The Jewels. But as they did with that album, they’re also offering you plenty of chances to pay [...]

Robert Scott – “Vertigo” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Robert Scott logged time in two of New Zealand’s greatest, most influential bands, the Bats and the Clean. He just released a new solo album called The Green House, and today he unveils the colorful cartoon video for “Vertigo,” one of the intimate album’s most upbeat tracks. Director Katie Brockie’s highly entertaining clip tracks the [...]

Medicine – “Move Along – Down The Road” (Stereogum Premiere)

L.A. shoegaze veterans Medicine recently announced Home Everywhere, their second album since ending a nearly two-decade hiatus last year, and shared lead single “Turning.” Now here’s a second song from the album called “Move Along – Down The Road.” Whereas “Turning” tapped into a Broadcast-like avant-pop sound, this latest track adds a psychedelic swirl to [...]

Hero Rushes Stage And Stops Widespread Panic Concert

If I found myself at a Widespread Panic concert, I would probably try to make it stop. Apparently some dude at the Phases Of The Moon festival in Danville, Illinois felt the same way. During a performance of “Bust It Big,” a stage-crasher got on stage and tried to assault the band. Jambase described it [...]

Stream King Tuff Black Moon Spell

Kyle Thomas has made noise with a lot of different bands: Happy Birthday, Feathers, Witch. But he really hit his artistic stride when he renamed himself King Tuff and started knocking out snotty, scabby, attitudinally glammed-out garage rock. King Tuff’s new album Black Moon Spell is due next week, and the whole thing rips and [...]

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