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Big Walnuts Yonder – “Sponge Bath”

Almost 10 years since Minutemen's Mike Watt and Tera Melos' Nick Reinhart had the creative spark to begin recording together, the pair's vision has finally come to fruition in the form of Big Walnuts Yonder's self-titled debut, out this May. The band -- a medley of Watt, Reinhart, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and Deerhoof drummer…

Watch Rivers Cuomo Don A Ridiculous Sun Costume For Weezer’s Kimmel Performance

Last week, deathless guitar-pop institution Weezer shared the gloopy, synthy new single "Feels Like Summer" and, at SXSW, performed it live for the first time. And as of last night, they've reentered the late-night TV circuit. On Jimmy Kimmel Live, frontman Rivers Cuomo put on a deeply goofy sun costume, and the band played the…

Mike WiLL Made It – “Razzle Dazzle” (Feat. Future)

The Atlanta hitmaker Mike Will Made-It was the producer behind many of Future's earliest, biggest tracks. And in a couple of days, Mike Will will release Ransom 2, his new collection of tracks with an all-star lineup of collaborators. We've already posted "Gucci On My" (with 21 Savage, YG, and Migos) and "Come Down" (with…

Black Lips – “Can’t Hold On” (Prod. Sean Lennon)

On their last album, 2014's Underneath The Rainbow, Atlanta rockers the Black Lips injected their trademark garage-punk with some Southern boogie, which must have been at least partially in response to working with producer Patrick Carney. Now once again, the BLips have absorbed their collaborator's stylistic tendencies on their latest song "Can't Hold On," the…

Katy Perry – “Chained To The Rhythm (BoatRemix)” (Feat. Lil Yachty)

Thus far, Katy Perry's big quasi-reggae comeback single "Chained To The Rhythm" hasn't popped off the way she and her team were probably hoping. It topped out at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it's since fallen to #15. But Perry is not going to let this song fade. It's already gotten an elaborate…

Brooklyn Venue Shea Stadium Launches Kickstarter To Fund Reopening

The Brooklyn venue Shea Stadium opened back in 2009 and it's one of the few surviving all-ages DIY spaces operating in the borough. Last year witnessed the closure of Palisades, Secret Project Robot, Market Hotel, and Aviv, and not long before that the city lost Death By Audio and 285 Kent. On top of being…

Hear “Big Boys” From Chuck Berry’s First New Album In 38 Years

Last October, on the day he turned 90, Chuck Berry announced that he'd recorded an album of new songs, his first in 38 years. Berry passed away on Saturday, but his estate reassured his fans that the new album was still on the way. And now they've unveiled the details. Berry recorded Chuck in his…

Lollapalooza 2017 Lineup

Lollapalooza has announced its 2017 lineup. Chicago's behemoth four-day music festival will welcome headliners Arcade Fire, Muse, the Killers, and (as teased on Twitter) hometown hero Chance The Rapper to Grant Park on 8/3-6, with the xx, Lorde, Blink-182, DJ Snake, and Justice filling out the second line of the poster. Other highlights include alt-J,…

Bonny Doon – s/t (album review)

2 days agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

photo by Julia Callis Bonny Doon are a quartet of Detroit musicians born from the city’s punk scene. Started as a duo by principal songwriters, Bill Lennox and Bobby Colombo; they were joined by the rhythm section of drummer Jake Kmiecik and bassist Joshua Brooks. After trying to keep their music in the punk genre, [...]

Blondie – “Long Time”

Blondie's upcoming album Pollinator, which comes out in May, features collaborations with everyone from Johnny Marr to Charli XCX to comedian John Roberts. Disco-tinged lead single "Fun" was co-written by TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek, and now they've shared "Long Time," a propulsive new song written with Blood Orange mastermind Dev Hynes. Hear it…

Justin Bieber Begs Fans To Let Him Eat Lunch In Peace, Stop Acting “Like Animals”

Justin Bieber may be "done taking pictures" with fans, but that didn't stop Beliebers from crowding around the singer and taking photos of him as he ate lunch in Australia. Afterward, fans chased him as he ran to his car from a Chargrill Charlie's restaurant. In a video, Bieber can be…

Kesha Experiences Another Setback In Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke

Kesha Rose Sebert has experienced another huge setback in her legal dispute with producer Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald). In what may be the pop star's most significant legal defeat since she was denied an injunction against the man she accuses of rape, New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich on Tuesday refused her attempt at…

video: Fazerdaze – Lucky Girl

Taken from Morningside, the debut LP from New Zealand's Amelia Murray, aka Fazerdaze, out May 5th on Flying Nun: Continue reading…

THE MOUNTAIN PATH III

Unwound - "Arboretum" [buy] (Read part one and two here and here) Lin came to in a tangle of rope. She could hear the waves crashing on the shore and smelled salt in the air. For a moment she...

Watch Terrace Martin’s Velvet Portrait Short Film

Terrace Martin is one of the key architects of the jazz infiltration that's been taking place in rap music over the past few years; most prominently, he was a major influence on the sound of Kendrick's To Pimp A Butterfly. Last year the LA producer/saxophonist released Velvet Portraits, one of the 50 Best Albums of…

Senator Invokes Macklemore During Trumpcare Press Conference

There seems to be no end to the major political stories carrying on right now, but one of the biggest is the GOP's battle to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. President Trump and Paul Ryan have proposed a replacement called the American Health Care Act, which has proven extremely…

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” Is Becoming A Movie, Somehow

Mariah Carey's modern holiday classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is, somehow, about to become a movie. The singer announced the news this morning in a video on Twitter and, indeed, we'll be treated (?) to an animated movie based on the inescapable song this Christmas season. It will expand on the plot…

Preview U2’s “Red Hill Mining Town (2017 Mix)”

U2's The Joshua Tree is getting a collector's edition and tour in honor of its 30th anniversary. A few of the album's tracks also are getting new mixes/remixes, which will be included on the forthcoming box set. Steve Lillywhite's new 2017 mix of "Red Hill Mining Town" will also get an individual 12" picture disc…

Wolf Eyes – “II”

Detroit noise experimentalists Wolf Eyes are following up last year's I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces with another new release called Undertow at the end of the week. A few months back, they shared its title track. It's coming out in a few days, and early copies of the LP include an unreleased Wolf…

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