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Watch Sharon Van Etten & Maggie Rogers Cover Sheryl Crow In Brooklyn

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last night, the ascendant young singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers played her second straight show at the new New York venue Brooklyn Steel. And at the end of the night, Brooklyn badass Sharon Van Etten put in a guest appearance, joining Rogers onstage for a happy, messy cover of Sheryl Crow's anthemic 1996 banger "If It Makes…

Gorillaz – “Strobelite (Kaytranada Remix)”

9 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Gorillaz's latest album, Humanz, was released earlier this year and today the band debuted a remix of their track "Strobelite" helmed by Toronto's Kaytranada. The original version of the song features Peven Everett, and just last week Gorillaz presented us with a video to accompany it. Check out Kaytranada's remix below.

Watch Miguel’s “Shitty Emo Cover” Of Pussy Riot’s “Make America Great Again”

Lately, Miguel has been posting videos of himself covering other people's songs on Twitter; last week, it was SZA's "Weekend." And last night, the R&B star sang a song that nobody was expecting: "Make America Great Again," a protest song that the Russian performance-art punks Pussy Riot released last year. Miguel calls his version of…

Alvvays – “Plimsoll Punks”

Alvvays are releasing their sophomore album, Antisocialites, next month, and today they've shared a third single from it following "In Undertow" and "Dreams Tonite." It's a bouncy and extremely catchy one called "Plimsoll Punks," and they say it's a response track to Television Personalities' 1995 track "Part-Time Punks." Listen to it below.

Johnny Cash’s Children Denounce Charlottesville White Nationalist In Cash T-Shirt

This past weekend, white supremacists invaded the Virginia town of Charlottesville, killing one and injuring many during a demonstration that turned violent as soon as it started. One of the neo-Nazis was filmed wearing a Johnny Cash T-shirt; video of him talking about "fucking Jew-lovers" made it onto Fox News. In response, last night Johnny…

The National – Sleep Well Beat 9/8/17 release

yesterdayMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Photo Credit: Graham MacIndoe I didn’t think any tune off Sleep Well Beast was going to top their first single, The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness, but low and behold they’ve gone and done it with Carin at the Liquor Store. And the video below captures the tracks so beautifully in hues of blue [...]

Perfume Genius – “Body’s In Trouble” (Mary Margaret O’Hara Cover)

A few months ago, Perfume Genius released No Shape, one of 2017's best albums. Now he's back with a new cover song that he recorded live-in-studio for a Spotify session. Perfume Genius leader Mike Hadreas has taken on "Body's In Trouble," a 1988 song from the Canadian singer-songwriter Mary Margaret O'Hara. Hadreas has been doing…

So You Think You Can Dance To Perfume Genius?

A Perfume Genius song was featured on last night's episode of FOX's So You Think You Can Dance. Contestants Robert and Jasmine did an contemporary dance routine choreographed by Stacey Tookey to the No Shape opener "Otherside." As Pitchfork points out, it was actually the second time a PG track was featured on the show.

Watch Riz Ahmed Perform An Intense A Cappella “Sour Times” On The Tonight Show, In Response To Charlottesville

Last night, the Swet Shop Boy and movie star Riz Ahmed was a guest on the first Tonight Show since the deadly white-supremacist riots in Charlottesville. And while he was on the show, Ahmed performed an a cappella version of "Sour Times," a song he wrote a decade ago about the demonization of Muslims in…

Jay-Z – “MaNyfaCedGod” Video (Feat. Lupita Nyong’o)

Jay-Z continues his run of music videos for his latest album, 4:44, with a new clip for "MaNyfaCedGod," the bonus track that features James Blake. The video is a black-and-white clip that stars Lupita Nyong’o doing an interpretive dance. It's an extended version of a teaser that was used to promote the album. It's (of…

Washed Out x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover: Paul McCartney – Ram

I’ve loved this album for a long time. I love the messiness of it - you really get the sense that it was DIY project. Coming from being perhaps the biggest musician in the world (and working on some of the most expensive and professional recordings of all time), I have so much respect for him for making an album like Ram or McCartney... Continue reading…

Moses Sumney – “Quarrel”

Last month, Moses Sumney finally announced that he'd be releasing his debut album, Aromanticism, in September. We've already heard "Doomed" and there are new versions of old tracks "Lonely World" and "Plastic" on there, and there's also this: a new song called "Quarrel," a 6-minute beautiful piece filled with strings and Sumney's intoxicating voice that…

Watch John Mayer Cover His Favorite Song “Gentle On My Mind” In Tribute To Glen Campbell

Country legend Glen Campbell died yesterday after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Last night, John Mayer covered one of the songs popularized by Campbell, "Gentle On My Mind," during his show in Tennessee. "I'm going to play this song with more love than precision," he prefaced it by saying, per a review of the…

Book Notes - Sarah Schmidt "See What I Have Done"

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, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “The Curse” (The Mekons Cover) Video

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The enigmatic roots-music master Will Oldham, who mostly records as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, has been busy lately. Already this year, he's released Best Troubadour, a Merle Haggard tribute album, and a collaborative EP with the acoustic-guitar virtuoso Nathan Salsburg. And today, he's got a new video for his cover "The Curse," a 1991 classic from…

Motörhead – “Heroes” (David Bowie Cover)

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Next month, Motörhead will release Under Cöver, an album of covers that the band had recorded over the years. The only unreleased track among them is a version of David Bowie's "Heroes" that they recorded during the sessions for their final album, 2015's Bad Magic, before the death of bassist and frontman Lemmy Kilmister. They…

Shorties (August's Best Nonfiction Books, An Introduction to the Music of Miles Davis, and more)

Bustle recommended August's best nonfiction books. Noisey shared an introduction to the music of Miles Davis. Vol. 1 Brooklyn, BBC Culture, and Entertainment Weekly recommended August's best new books. Hamilton Leithauser covered Talking Heads' "Road to Nowhere." The Rumpus interviewed...

Watch Coldplay’s Chris Martin Cover Linkin Park In Tribute To Chester Bennington

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Coldplay and Linkin Park hit their commercial and creative peaks around the same time, and both of them collaborated with Jay-Z, but they always seemed to occupy opposite ends of the popular-rock-band spectrum. And yet when Coldplay frontman Chris Martin covered Linkin Park's monstrous 2000 single "Crawling" last night, it sounded a whole hell of…

Weezer Made A Guns N’ Roses-Inspired Video For “Feels Like Summer”

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

I've always assumed that half the fun of being in Weezer was doing whatever the hell you wanted when it came time to make a music video. Whether Rivers Cuomo and company were galavanting around the Playboy Mansion or making a montage of every viral Youtube video, they're sure to go the unconventional route and…

Watch Oozing Wound’s Thrash-Attack Cover Of Blink-182’s “Dammit”

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Blink-182's 1997 pop-punk breakthrough banger "Dammit" is a defining song of its era, one that will immediately transport you back in time even if you didn't really like it when it was out. For their turn in the booth on the AV Club's AV Undercover series, in which bands pick songs to cover from an…

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