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Watch Another Spooky Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper Teaser

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Panda Bear has put out another teaser for his upcoming new album, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. It features the same Grim Reaper as the first teaser, but things get a lot crazier this time: it starts freaking out and rips the stuffed panda bear in half until there’s nothing left, all while the [...]

Happy Halloween

It's that time of year again when the children of the world dress up in all sort of spooky, scary and worryingly creepy costumes in a bid to secure enough sweets to rot an elephants tusk. So to celebrate the costume wearing, tooth rotting festival here are some tracks and acts with a loose connection to All Hallows Eve. Show More Summary

Team Spirit – “Satisfaction” Video

Team Spirit, the Brooklyn garage-rockers led by the former Passion Pit keyboardist Ayad Al Adhamy, have built up an enviable catalog of goofy, fun music videos. Their new clip, for “Satisfaction,” might not be their best, but it still has the anarchic spirit of its predecessors. Director Alex Russek shot the video at New York’s [...]

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Horror Movie Guide

Kids have their fictional heroes. For some it might be Batman or Spider-Man or Katniss Everdeen. They’re usually good guys. Ariel Pink’s childhood hero was a villain: a burn victim with a razor glove and a passion for murdering teens while shouting some darkly comic puns. He had seen horror movies before A Nightmare On [...]

She & Him – “Time After Time” (Frank Sinatra Cover)

The Zooey Deschanel/M.Ward duo She & Him signed to Columbia earlier this year, and last week, we learned the details of Classics, their first album as a major-label act. The album is a set of jazz and pop standards, which the duo recorded live with an orchestra. We’ve heard their take on Dusty Springfield’s “Stay [...]

PJ Harvey – “Red Right Hand” (Nick Cave Cover)

PJ Harvey has released a cover of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ 1994 track “Red Right Hand” that she recorded for the BBC TV series Peaky Blinders. It’s her second new recording since 2011?s Let England Shake — the other was a political protest song that was put out in August 2013 called “Shaker [...]

M. Ward – “Here Comes The Sun Again (Four-Track Demo)”

As it appears on M. Ward’s 2005 album Transistor Radio, “Here Comes The Sun Again” builds from bare acoustic strums into a warmly glowing wash of organ, shakers, and bass, Ward’s weathered vocal acting as a friendly shepherd toward daylight. It’s already a tender, intimate song, but the demo version Ward just shared — from [...]

Watch Daniel Radcliffe Rap The Shit Out Of Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics” On The Tonight Show

This must be late-’90s underground rap week. First, we’ve got El-P doing his best work ever with RTJ2, and Harry Potter’s out here doing a Blackalicious song on The Tonight Show. If Shabaam Sahdeeq was ever going to stage a comeback, it better be now. “Alphabet Aerobics” is a classically gimmicky rap workout from Bay [...]

Watch Gwar Cover Pet Shop Boys’ “West End Girls”

Before frontman Dave Brockie passed away earlier this year, Gwar had appeared on the A.V. Club’s all-covers video series A.V. Undercover twice, taking on Kansas and Billy Ocean. And on the newest edition of the series, the new touring lineup of Gwar rolled through, playing the Pet Shop Boys’ icy, detached 1986 synthpop classic “West [...]

Songs: Ohia – “Blue Chicago Moon” (Demo) (Stereogum Premiere)

Here’s another beauty from the upcoming reissue of Songs: Ohia’s Didn’t It Rain. “Blue Chicago Moon” was already a classically haunting Jason Molina composition, teeming with human desperation. The demo version from the reissue strips that desperation to its essence, paring what was already a gorgeously sparse production down to just Molina’s weary Midwestern drawl [...]

John Cale Releases “If You Were Still Around” Video On The One-Year Anniversary Of Lou Reed’s Death

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Lou Reed’s death, and Reed’s former Velvet Underground bandmate John Cale has released a new video for an old song in Reed’s honor. Cale recorded a more upbeat version of his formerly somber “If You Were Still Around,” originally included on 1982?s Music For A New Society. It’s matched [...]

Watch Backer, A Weird Mini-Mockumentary Starring Mac DeMarco

Meet Dave Fuck. He’s a professional backer. As in, he helps people back cars up for a living. Played by indie rock’s resident goofball prince, Mac DeMarco — with a hilariously deep voice — he’s the subject of a new short film by director Cole Kush. Simply titled BACKER, it’s a bizarre three-minute mockumentary that [...]

Hear The Benjamin Bronfman Demo That Became Kanye’s “New Slaves”

Ever wonder where those distinctive blips on Kanye West’s “New Slaves” came from? Turns out they originated on a demo by Benjamin Bronfman, a member of the production collective known as Teachers and father to M.I.A.’s child. The demo is called “Cruel Cold Winter,” and its grey blankness hearkens back to 808s & Heartbreak almost [...]

Viral Rapper Stitches Hits A Snag With His Giving-The-Audience-Cocaine Shtick

Stitches is a young rapper from Miami who’s achieved a measure of online fame for having impressively awful face tattoos and for making this deeply entertaining video. He also, apparently, likes to invite young women onstage during his shows to snort coke. This particular stagecraft innovation isn’t working out so well for him, though the [...]

Records / Hundred Waters: The Moon Rang Like a Bell

You haven’t really been listening. That seems to be the message of Hundred Waters’ new album, The Moon Rang Like a Bell. That’s super pedantic on its own, but imagine that message was conveyed almost subliminally, gently like a lover whispering into your ear while you’re sleeping. Show More Summary

She & Him – “Stay Awhile” (Dusty Springfield Cover)

She & Him, the duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, signed with Columbia earlier this year, and they posted a teaser for a new album back in August. Today, we finally learn the whole deal. The band’s new LP is called Classics, and it’s a collection of covers of old standards. The band recorded [...]

Watch Gerard Way Cover Sleater-Kinney’s “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone” At CMJ

The entire universe, it seems, is ridiculously amped about the coming Sleater-Kinney reunion, and former glam-emo stars are no exception. Gerard Way, the onetime My Chemical Romance frontman who just launched a solo career with his Britpop-inspired album Hesitant Alien, played a CMJ show at New York’s Webster Hall last night. During his set, he [...]

Sex Hands – Pleh

 Listening to this has been a surprisingly nostalgic experience for me. The reason for this is that Gay Marriage, Chandler in a Box and The One Where the Stripper Cries were all recorded and mixed by myself for our first ever Song, by Toad Split 12? some three years ago, and hearing their proper versions on […]

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Moss Lime - "Calabria 2014". Montreal's dry-spirited post-punks pay tribute to Enur's club smash. They drain the ephedrine out, steep the tea for too long. It's a little droopy, a little bitter; a song for cracked concrete instead o...

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