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Dirty Dishes – “Thank You Come Again” Video

The LA-based duo Dirty Dishes released their debut LP Guilty yesterday, a series of unpredictable and totally consuming tracks that are definitely worthy of your time if you haven’t listened already. Today, the band premiered the music video for the album’s shapeshifting lead-off track, “Thank You Come Again.” Directed and edited by comedian Pat Bishop, [...]

Björk Discusses Vulnicura Leak For The First Time

Björk’s staggering new album Vulnicura entered the world early thanks to a leak. In a new interview with BBC Radio 1?s Zane Lowe (via NME), Björk discusses the leak for the first time. She told Lowe that due to the album’s raw emotional subject matter — her breakup with longtime partner Matthew Barney — she [...]

Shy Girls – “Right, Alright”

Portland-based bedroom R&B purveyor Dan Vidmar hasn’t put out a new project since 2013?s Timeshare EP, but he revealed to Billboard today that a new mixtape entitled 4WZ will drop “any day now.” The first taste of the mixtape is “Right, Alright” a track that feels like a pillowy backtrack from the posturing of last [...]

Young Guv – “Crushing Sensation” Video

Fucked Up’s Ben Cook will soon release Out For Love, his latest LP under the moniker Young Guv, and earlier this month we heard the album’s first single, “Wrong Crowd.” Today, Cook shared another new song, the lo-fi power-pop tune “Crushing Sensation,” along with a low-budget video by Danielle Nemet. Watch below. Out For Love [...]

Seratones – “Chokin’ On Your Spit”

Earlier today we learned that Fat Possum signed L.A. indie-pop Band To Watch Los Angeles Police Department. It seems they’ve been on a signing spree: Shreveport rockers Seratones are also new to the Fat Possum roster, and their saucy garage-rock track “Chokin’ On Your Spit” is right in the Southern rock wheelhouse that used to [...]

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – January 2015

Coming into the new year, the five guys who curate the Black Market — Ian Chainey, Aaron Lariviere, Wyatt Marshall, Doug Moore, and me — had a few long discussions on what we might do to improve this feature in 2015 (and beyond). We considered expanding its scope, increasing its frequency, changing its format and/or [...]

Only You – “The Pressure” & “Let Me Burn”

Here we have two new songs from Only You, the project of California-based singer Rachel Fannan. She only has a one other little-known single to her name so far, but based on the strength of these tracks, that won’t be the case for long. Her voice is a towering, exquisite masterpiece; it occupies these songs [...]

Kenny G Says He’s Responsible For The Starbucks Frappuccino

We recently learned about Kenny G’s contributions to Chinese culture and his obsessive stock trading, but did you know he also invented the Frappuccino? OK, invent is too strong a word here, but in a new interview with Bloomberg, the world’s #1 smooth jazz musician says he was a catalyst for the eventual creation of [...]

Peace in our Time

Belle and Sebastian From: Glasgow, Scotland A word of warning before listening to Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance the new album from Belle and Sebastian, please leave any preconceptions at the door. Before allowing the first chords to drift into your brain forget everything you've ever thought about them, forget every assumption you've ever made. Show More Summary

Rye Pines – “Pessimist”

I spent a few days in Boston last summer and was genuinely saddened when the dudes I encountered in Allston didn’t have the same kind of grating, goofy voices that I’ve grown accustomed to when I hear music coming out of the area. Kal Marks, Pile, Krill, and occasionally Bad History Month all have a [...]

Lxury – “Square 1? (Feat. Deptford Goth) Video

Lxury is a young London dance producer with Disclosure affiliations, and we’ve posted his tracks “Pick You Up” and “Let Down.” On his new single “Square 1,” he joins forces with the downcast singer/producer Deptford Goth for a hard-thumping but atmospheric dance-pop jam. The song’s got a strangely hypnotic animated video from director Mau Morgo. [...]

Lion Babe – “Treat Me Like Fire” Video

Lion Babe are quickly becoming one of those names that crop up in conversations about artists poised to break out in 2015. The silky vocals of Jillian Hervey and minimal, jazzy production of Lucas Goodman hit a sweet spot between pop, electronic, and R&B. Maneuvering through those three realms can be a difficult balancing act, [...]

Watch Screaming Females Debut “It’s Not Fair” In 94 Jewel Performance Video

Back in December, we premiered the first live video that legendary rock-doc filmmaker Lance Bangs directed for Screaming Females’ song “Ripe,” off of the New Jersey band’s forthcoming album Rose Mountain. I’ve said it several times in recent posts, and I’ll say it again: That record is going to be a total shit-kicker. Get a [...]

Zola Jesus – “Hunger” Video

Fresh off of playing outside in the snow, Zola Jesus has shared the video for “Hunger,” a track off of her shoot-for-the-mainstream record Taiga. The video, which was directed by BANGS (aka Allie Avital Tsypin), sees Nika Roza Danilova standing in a series of statuesque poses while the camera sweeps around her. “The video for [...]

Run The Jewels – “Lie, Cheat, Steal” Video

Run The Jewels’ RTJ2 was our favorite album of last year, and if they end up making videos for every song on the record, we will not complain. They’ve already made clips for “Blockbuster Night Part 1” and “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry,” and today they’ve debuted the clip for “Lie, Cheat, Steal,” the monster [...]

Sly Stone Awarded $5 Million In Unpaid Royalties

Funk legend Sly Stone has been awarded $5 million in unpaid royalties. Per The Guardian, in a lawsuit filed back in 2010 under his given name is Sylvester Stewart, Stone claimed that his manager Gerald Goldstein and lawyer Glenn Stone urged him to sign an “employment and shareholder agreement” with a company called Even St. [...]

premiere: Bop English (James Petralli of White Denim) – Dani’s Blues

“get on your surfboard and ride” — bop english White Denim‘s James Petralli has been... Read more »

Open Mike Eagle – “Raps For When It’s Just You And The Abyss” (Stereogum Premiere)

Los Angeles rapper Open Mike Eagle is about to release a new EP called A Special Episode Of, and today he’s offering an enticing preview in the form of “Raps For When It’s Just You And The Abyss.” Against bleary production by Lo-Phi that feels like a slow-motion dream, Mike spits cerebral yet relatable rhymes [...]

Fred Thomas – “Bad Blood” (Stereogum Premiere)

Even while serving as the ringleader for Michigan indie-pop mainstay Saturday Looks Good To Me, Fred Thomas has always had a ton of projects going on the side. His upcoming new solo album All Are Saved — technically his eighth solo record, but the first that’s getting a major release — plays like a seasoned [...]

Hundred Waters – “Out Alee (Plaid Remix)”

Hundred Waters are a curious case. Their music is so pretty and insular and new-agey that you almost want to think about it in folk-music terms, but they’ve also got the playful rhythmic sensibility of a ’90s IDM producer. So when actual ’90s IDM producers remix them, it just makes sense. The group is about [...]

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