Fleet Foxes’ sophomore album Helplessness Blues turned four years old in May, and we haven’t heard much from them since then, with frontman Robin Pecknold busy pursuing his undergraduate degree at Columbia University. Last night, however, Pecknold shared a solo cover of the Five Keys’ 1956 R&B single “Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind,” featuring […]
Last night, My Morning Jacket concluded a four-night stand at NYC’s Beacon Theatre. Towards the end of their set, Jim James and co. paid tribute to Eagles Of Death Metal by covering “I Love You All The Time” off of this fall’s Zipper Down, preceded by a moment of silence in honor of the victims […]
Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have swapped freestyles over each other’s tracks in honor of Black Friday. Both tracks are named after the holiday — Lamar raps over J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive cut “A Tale Of 2 Citiez,” while Cole does his thing over To Pimp A Butterfly’s “Alright.” Listen to both of them […]
Erykah Badu does the Rundgren/Nazz classic with 3 Stacks, taken from Badu's new mixtape. Listen below + download BUT YOU CAINT USE MY PHONE now on iTunes. Continue reading…
The Killers’ annual Christmas single (and music video) has now arrived. The “Dirt Sledding” video is the third in a trilogy with 2007’s “Don’t Shoot Me Santa” and 2012’s “I Feel It In My Bones” starring former Killers tour manager Ryan Pardey as a deranged Santa trying to murder Brandon Flowers. Except in this one, […]
Kamasi Washington burst onto the scene earlier this year with his three-hour-long debut jazz opus, The Epic. Since then he’s been touring and, apparently, scoring, as he composed the soundtrack for a Ray-Ban-sponsored short film called Color Guard. The film itself is pretty mediocre, but the music underneath is expectedly very nice, so it’s a […]
Last week, perpetual shit-stirrer Morrissey posted a statement to his unofficial fan site True To You stating that Universal Music — more specifically David Joseph, Chairman and CEO of Universal’s UK and Ireland division — had blocked his plans to reissue Years Of Refusal’s “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris” in wake of the Paris […]
White Denim drops a long foretold cover of the very tight Kenny Rogers & the First Edition classic "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" for an episode of the show Fargo that aired last night: Continue readin...
The Italian boy-girl duo Dumbo Gets Mad may harken back to the sounds of 70’s soul and psychedelic rock, but their eyes are set towards the abyssal reaches of outer space. According to the band, their latest LP, Thank You Neil, is inspired by Cosmos: A Space Odyssey, a mind-blowing science show about the universe […]
My Morning Jacket stopped by Stephen Colbert’s Late Show last night to perform measured-then-explosive The Waterfall track “Tropics.” And while they might never surpass that classic Conan performance of “One Big Holiday,” this was revelatory in its own way. Nothing reminds you how good My Morning Jacket is more than watching My Morning Jacket crush […]
Danny L Harle - "Awake for Hours". I guess this song is fast. Sometimes when I listen to it I feel like I and my whole world have turned into hares and this song is only incrementally faster than us;...
CL is the most visible member of the Korean girl group 2NE1, which makes her a massive pop star in much of the world and also one of the forces behind the greatest music video of all time. Lately, she’s been transitioning to English-language music, switching back and forth between rapping and singing over huge, […]
In a recent interview with Time, Rick Ross talked a little bit about the video that went viral last year, in which he talks, somewhat inscrutably about his new diet. Ross, who has lost a ton of weight recently, told Tim Westwood, “I eat pears and shit like that now. Shout out to all the […]
Australian producer Abelard drops two bright and super smooth new "adult-contemporary glitterfunk jams": stream "I'm OK For Now" (which features a sample from the Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis-produced '80s jam "Change of Heart") + "Who Are You in Reality?" below, and pay whatever you'd like for them here. Continue reading…
Grimes - "Kill v. Maim" 1. "Kill v Maim" is kind of weird. Like most of the things I end up loving the most, I didn't think much the first few times I encountered it. It sounded to me like...
Oneohtrix Point Never's seventh full-length has officially been out for just over a week now, and while we're still parsing through its labyrinthine themes, the record has spawned arguably the most fucked-up video of 2015, and one of our favorite tracks of the year, album-closer "No Good"... Continue reading…
Just a week after a Paris Eagles Of Death Metal concert was targeted by terrorists in a tragic and horrific attack, Pearl Jam have paid tribute to the band by covering one of their songs. At their show in Belo Horizonte, Brazil last night, Eddie Vedder & co. played “I Want You So Hard (Boy’s […]
Last night, A&E aired Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress On Race In America as a two-hour special. Taped at LA’s Shrine Auditorium on Wednesday, the all-star benefit show featured Pharrell performing his single “Freedom,” Sia covering Jimmy Cliff’s “Many Rivers To Cross,” Jill Scott performing “Strange Fruit,” and Nicki Minaj reading Maya Angelou’s […]
Tis the season! Carly Rae Jepsen is no stranger to Christmas songs — she even has a holiday original, “Mittens” (eugh, don’t click that link) — but with some newfound confidence and vision thanks to the resounding (artistic) success of E•MO•TION, she went into the studio last week after wrapping up her recent tour to […]
‘Tis the season! The Darkness already had one very successful holiday track with “Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)” when their debut sensation was released back in 2003, but they’re giving it another go in their post-comeback era with “I Am Santa,” a ridiculous song with an equally ridiculous music video. They straightened out […]