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Lianne La Havas – “Green & Gold”

Lianne La Havas stares down her heritage on “Green & Gold,” all while coming to terms with her present and contemplating her future. It’s the latest track from her upcoming sophomore album, Blood, and it continues the soulful shimmy of earlier singles “Unstoppable” and “What You Don’t Do.” “Six years old staring at my nose […]

Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique – “Set Me Free”

Swedish jagged-pop star Robyn is great on her own, but she’s even better when she teams up with other experimentalists like Röyksopp as on the 2014 mini-album Do It Again. She’s been working with another group of sorts called La Bagatelle Magique, which consists of her touring keyboardist Markus Jägerstedt and the late Christian Falk, […]

The Week In Pop: The Weeknd Pop?

The #2 song in the country this week is “Can’t Feel My Face,” a pitch-perfect Michael Jackson homage co-produced by pop mastermind Max Martin. From its disco-funk liquid rhythm to its piercing falsetto hooks to its lovestruck subject matter, the song makes perfect sense as a hit single. The only thing weird about it is […]

Holychild – “U Make Me Sick” Video

Holychild’s glossy brand of self-described brat pop feels tailor-made for music videos, so it’s not a surprise that all of the visuals for their songs so far have been strong. Their latest is for The Shape Of Brat Pop To Come closing track “U Make Me Sick,” and it continues the trend as Liz Nistico […]

R.I.P. Don Joyce

Billboard reports that Don Joyce, a longtime member of the “culture jamming” experimental music pranksters Negativland, died yesterday in Oakland after suffering from heart failure. He was 71. Joyce, born in New Hampshire, had been living in Oakland for many years and working as a DJ on KPFA in Berkeley when he met the rest […]

The Dude Abides: At Home With Mac DeMarco

Up until now, it’s primarily been a merciful and mild summer in New York City. This day, though, possesses the kind of vicious sun that makes you feel like you’ve put yourself in some vague danger by being outside for more than 10 minutes, coupled with the kind of humidity that thickens beyond stifling and […]

Stream A Previously Unreleased Rough Mix Of Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks”

On the 1971 album Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin covered the blues standard “When The Levee Breaks,” and the result is probably the heaviest thing that band ever recorded. John Bonham’s bruising drum intro alone was enough to guarantee immortality; thanks to songs like the Beastie Boys’ “Rhymin’ And Stealin’,” it’s become an iconic rap […]

Download DJ Mustard 10 Summers: The Mixtape Vol.1

The hard, blippy, propulsive sound of L.A. producer DJ Mustard has been the dominant sound of West Coast rap for the past few years. And while Mustard released a proper album called 10 Summers last year, his new mixtape, the confusingly titled 10 Summers: The Mixtape, Vol. 1 is the first of those that he’s […]

Róisín Murphy – “Evil Eyes (Hercules And Love Affair Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

This past spring, Irish electro-pop fashionista Róisín Murphy put out Hairless Toys, her third exquisite album and first LP in eight years. After releasing a collection of remixes for leading single “Exploitation,” Murphy is coming out with an additional remix EP for the single “Evil Eyes” featuring mixes by Hercules And Love Affair, Claptone, Catz […]

The Antlers – “Director (Dave Harrington Remix)”

Last year, the grand, graceful, downcast Brooklyn band the Antlers released their album Familiars. Dave Harrington used to be half of the planetarium-core duo Darkside with Nicolas Jaar, which means he knows a few things about being grand and graceful and downcast. And now Harrington has remixed the Antlers’ Familiars song “Director,” turning it into […]

Photos: Courtney Barnett, Speedy Ortiz, Torres @ Terminal 5, NYC 7/22/15

Courtney Barnett headlined a packed show at New York’s Terminal 5 last night, enlisting fellow indie favorites Torres and Speedy Ortiz as openers. For the most part, Barnett played songs off of her latest record, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, whipping out “History Eraser” from her debut double EP during […]

Questlove Exec Producing Roots Remake, Hamilton Cast Recording

Two new Questlove ventures have been announced today. First off, Variety reports that he’ll be the executive music producer on A&E’s upcoming Roots remake, which is set to air next year. He’ll “create the authentic African sound and themes for the characters” and “produce the overall sound as the music progresses each night” of the […]

Cold Specks – “A Season Of Doubt” Video

Last year Cold Specks (aka Al Spx) put out another phenomenal doom-soul record called Neuroplasticity. Spx’s voice is a scratchy, brilliant thing that fits right alongside soul legends, but if you’re wondering how the doom element factors into things, consider that she worked with Michael Gira of Swans on several of the tracks. Today she’s […]

Preview Weezer & Bethany Cosentino’s “Go Away” Video

Last year, on their album Everything Will Be Alright In The End, Weezer teamed up with Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino for a bright, catchy song called “Go Away.” That song is about to get a music video, and in grand Weezer tradition, it looks like it’ll be pretty cartoonish. Judging by the 15-second preview that […]

Taylor Swift Apologizes To Nicki Minaj For VMAs Spat

Earlier this week, things got a little heated between two pop mega-entities when the VMA nominations came out. Nicki Minaj was a little pissed that her “Anaconda” video had been shut out of some key categories, and she voiced that displeasure on Twitter: “If I was a different ‘kind’ of artist, Anaconda would be nominated […]

Record Breakers

Dutch Criminal Record From: Chichester, England Socks and Sandals from Chichester quartet Dutch Criminal Record is the sound of summer 2015. It sounds like ice cream on your lips, sunshine on your back, sand between your toes and surf spray in your hair. Show More Summary

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - July 23, 2015

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. The Divine by Asaf...

Here We Go Magic – “Falling” Video

Brooklyn future-pop prog-rockers Here We Go Magic are releasing their first new album since 2012’s Nigel Goodrich-produced A Different Ship. This one, their fourth, comes sans a big name producer and was entirely mixed and recorded by the band themselves, hence the title: Be Small. Still, influences of other singular musicians are at work here; […]

Jenny Hval – “Sabbath” Video

“Sabbath” is one of the more disorienting cuts on Jenny Hval’s Apocalypse, girl, an album designed to disorient. The song itself is about a young girl’s sexual awakening, but the new video for the track chooses to emulate the feelings of bewilderment, wonder, and excitement that go along with that very pivotal time instead of […]

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