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Watch Jim James Sing “The World’s Smiling Now” On James Corden

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James released his solo album Eternally Even last fall, and last night he turned up as the musical guest on James Corden's Late Late Show. On the show, he sang the jazzy album track "The World's Smiling Now," and he also wore gigantic sunglasses that made weird eyebrow-shaped shadows on…

Hear An Early Version Of Soundgarden’s “Beyond The Wheel” From Ultramega OK Deluxe Reissue

Soundgarden's 1988 album, Ultramega OK, will be reissued by Sub Pop in March, and today the band debuted an early version of "Beyond The Wheel." It's one of six early recordings that will appear on the album's remixed, expanded edition. This version was recorded in 1987 on an 8-track by Jack Endino and Chris Hanzsek…

Kelly Lee Owens – “Anxi” (Feat. Jenny Hval)

Back in 2015, London producer Kelly Lee Owens released a throbbing rework of Jenny Hval's "Kingsize," a move which clearly defined both her influences and her own brooding techno aesthetic. Now Hval is featured on the lead single from Owens self-titled debut album, which is the follow-up to her thumping EP Oleic from last year.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - January 18, 2017

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Kindred: A Graphic Novel...

Hater – “Had It All”

You might have missed Hater's previous single "Mental Haven" because it premiered on 11/9, a day the world was reeling from the news of Donald Trump's election and music felt like a secondary concern. But you ought to go back and listen to it because it's one of the most gorgeous guitar songs in recent…

Okkervil River – “Mary On A Wave” Video

Okkervil River released their album Away last year, and they've already made videos for its songs "Okkervil River R.I.P.," "The Industry," "Judey On A Street," and "Call Yourself Renee." The band's latest clip is for the song "Mary On A Wave," and it shows a story about a wild-looking little kid wandering through a forest,…

Kelly Lee Owens collabs with Jenny Hval on haunting new single "Anxi"

Entrancing new track from London's Kelly Lee Owens, featuring the inimitable Jenny Hval on vocals. "Anxi" is taken from Owens' debut LP, out March 24th on Smalltown Supersound: Continue reading…

premiere: hear Swedish indie-pop group Hater's lovesick anthem "Had It All"

We're excited to premiere the new single from our favorite record of the year -- so far, 18 days in -- from Malmö, Sweden's Hater. It takes something very special to get us this psyched about indie pop these days, and in Hater's case,...Show More Summary

Foxygen – Hang (album review)

2 days agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Photo by Cara Robbins After Bowie passed away, his legacy and our ears were slowly tortured by a collection of half-ass artists doing over-the-top covers of his music during award shows. With every complaint I issued, people would ask, ” If not so and so, then who?” My response was consistent, “I’d roll the lunatics [...]

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Sleep Drifter”

Australian garage-psych monsters King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have ambitious plans to release five albums in 2017, and the first of those albums, Flying Microtonal Banana, is coming out next month. We've posted the early tracks "Rattlesnake" and "Nuclear Fusion," and now they've also shared "Sleep Drifter," an itchy guitar groove shot through with…

Pillow Person – “On Your Way” Video

Last time we checked in with Pillow Person, aka Hot Chip drummer Sarah Jones, she had just shared the video for her excellent single "Go Ahead," a song that nudged PC Music's uncanny valley pop experiments just close enough to humanity to take away the nauseous horror while amplifying the thrill. She's back today with…

Metallica Will Perform At The Grammys

The Grammys just announced the first round of performers for this year's James Corden-hosted ceremony, and one name stands out from the pack. Thrash deities Metallica will take the stage, presumably delivering a more rousing display than we've come to expect from this show. Also appearing will be Grammys mascot John Legend and country stars…

Shorties (Books To Understand the Obama Presidency, CocoRosie's Anti-Trump Song, and more)

Signature recommended books to understand the Obama presidency. Stream CocoRosie's new anti-Trump song (featuring ANOHNI). Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today: Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times by Anne C. Heller A Model World by Michael Chabon Stream a...

Jeff Rosenstock – “Pash Rash” Video

Last year was a great one for pop-punk, and one of the main reasons was WORRY., the inventive and impassioned Jeff Rosenstock album. Today, Rosenstock follows his smart and adventurous videos for "Wave Goodnight To Me" and "Blast Damage Days" with another one for the fiery, two-minute song "Pash Rash." This one captures a sweaty…

Watch Migos Do “Bad & Boujee” On Kimmel

Yesterday, Migos' brain-conquering Atlanta rap monster "Bad & Boujee" lost its spot at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 after only one week. It was dethroned by the new Ed Sheeran single. We just can't have nice things. But as a consolation prize, Migos also performed the track on late-night TV for the first time last…

Yasutaka Nakata – “Crazy Crazy” (Feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)

"Crazy Crazy," the new single from Japanese producer Yasutaka Nakata, represents a convergence of two of modern pop's most fascinating characters, the British punk-pop provocateur Charli XCX and Japanese kawaii model/singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. It's an extremely successful convergence, too, a brightly shining neon music machine with endless moving parts. It reminds me of Max…

Tony Orlando Will Perform At Inauguration

The list of performers at Donald Trump's inauguration is slowly, painfully coming together. After just about every prominent musician in the world turned down invitations, Trump now at least has a roster of willing performers, including Jackie Evancho, 3 Doors Down, and, most recently, Sam Moore, of the legendary R&B duo Sam & Dave. But…

Adna – “Thoughts”

Swedish-born, Berlin-based singer-songwriter Adna has made two beautifully woeful albums, 2014's Night and 2015's Run, Lucifer. She's set to share her third full-length offering, Closure, on St. Patrick's Day. The second single is "Thoughts," a bit of lush melancholia with dreamy overtones that will certainly tug at your heart strings. On the hook she sings,…

R.I.P. William Onyeabor

The Nigerian funk artist William Onyeabor has died. According to a statement on Facebook, Onyeabor passed away "peacefully in his sleep following a brief illness" at home in Enugu, Nigeria. No further cause of death has been revealed. Onyeabor was 70. …

Watch The xx Play “Lips” & “Say Something Loving” On The Tonight Show

The xx released their much-anticipated third album I See You on Friday, and last night, they made their first big televised appearance since the LP came out. The trio were the musical guests on last night's Tonight Show, and they did the rippling, slow-burning album track "Lips." They also stuck around for an online-bonus performance…

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