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Your Guide To Rap’s Self-Professed Rockstar Lil Uzi Vert

Lil Uzi Vert isn't a rapper. "I'm a rockstar / I'm a rockstar / I'm a rockstar," he declared on Playboi Carti's most recent single, "Woke Up Like This," in case anyone still needs some clarification. Early last year, the North Philadelphia by way of Atlanta singer made headlines when he refused to rap over…

Balance And Composure – “Run From Me”

Balance And Composure released their third album, Light We Made, last year, and they've been releasing some leftovers from those recording sessions ever since. The first, "Revelation," came out on a postcard 7" last fall, and now two more arrive this weekend for a Record Store Day exclusive release called Slowheart. Hear one of them,…

Book Notes - Lidia Yuknavitch "The Book of Joan"

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...

Lana Del Rey Shares A Message From The Woods

Lana Del Rey spent the weekend at Coachella, chilling with Katy Perry and filming Father John Misty and dancing to Kendrick Lamar. On her way home, she apparently wrote a new song, and now she's shared a video of herself singing it in the middle of the woods. "I'm not gonna lie -- I had…

Post Malone Had 10,000 Popeye’s Biscuits Delivered To Coachella

This is hard to admit, but I'm starting to like Post Malone. First, his Quavo collab "Congratulations" wormed its way into my heart. And now, we get the news that he dropped $8,000 on Popeye's, America's greatest fast food, during Coachella, which means we know he's a good friend. …

Stream The Official Version Of Mavis Staples & Arcade Fire’s Talking Heads Cover

Three years ago, at a massive 75th-birthday all-star tribute concert in her Chicago hometown, the soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples covered the Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues classic "Slippery People." Win Butler and Règine Chassagne, Staples' friends and admirers in Arcade Fire, helped her out. We posted a fan-made video back when it happened,…

Hurray For The Riff Raff – “Be My Baby” (The Ronettes Cover) Video

Rocking classic cat eye-liner, the half-up beehive hairdo, and the center of the spotlight, Hurray For The Riff Raff's Alynda Lee Segarra perfectly emulates the Shindig! 1965 performance by the Ronettes of "Be My Baby." The '60s staple is a regular for Segarra's setlist when performing live, but the new visual allows her to directly…

Machine Gun Kelly’s New Album Is Inspired By Radiohead’s Kid A

Cleveland pop-rapper Machine Gun Kelly is a terrible goober who makes bad music. Up until now, the artistic pinnacle of his career has been the moment that Kevin Owens powerbombed him off of the Monday Night Raw stage. But that's about to change. Machine Gun Kelly would like you to know that he is about…

Baltra + DJ Seinfeld team up for new project

Baltra + DJ Seinfeld unveil a rolling, hypnotic, possibly one-off house gem from their new collab project, named after Kramer's infamous unseen friend... Continue reading…

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

"Tu Sei," the new video from Italian dance DJ and former Eiffel 65 member Gabry Ponte, takes place in some sort of nightmare dystopian reality where people communicate exclusively through holographic emojis and cheesed-out European EDM producers control people's emotions. It has more than two million views. It's supposed to be cute. This week's picks…

Watch Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Cover Merle Haggard In A Steamroom

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Next month, Will Oldham will release Best Troubador, a Bonnie 'Prince' Billy album made up of Merle Haggard covers. We heard his take on "Mama Tried" last month, and today he's shared a video of him performing the late-period Haggard track "Bad Actor" in a steamroom. It's not as steamy as you'd might expect given…

David Letterman To Induct Pearl Jam Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

On Friday night, Pearl Jam will join the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Neil Young, the band's quasi-mentor and past collaborator, was supposed to give their induction speech. That would've been fitting, considering that Eddie Vedder gave Neil Young's induction speech in 1995. But according to a tweet from the Hall Of Fame, Young…

RAC – “This Song” (Feat. Rostam)

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

This year, Andre Allen Anjos became the first Portuguese artist ever to win a Grammy (for his remix of Bob Moses' "Tearing Me Up"), but he's been making music as RAC for a long time now. With 2014's Strangers, he moved away from exclusively making remixes and into the territory of original compositions, and he's…

Book Notes - Lance Olsen "Dreamlives of Debris"

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...

Selena Gomez – “Only You” (Yaz Cover)

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

After he left Depeche Mode but before he started Erasure, the synthpop mastermind Vince Clarke formed Yaz, a duo with the singer Alison Moyet. They only recorded one album, 1982's Upstairs At Eric's, but that album is absolutely loaded with classics. And one of those classics is "Only You," a heartsick ballad that still kicks…

Hear Three Songs From Nightlands’ I Can Feel the Night Around Me

4 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The War On Drugs bassist Dave Hartley has an spacey choral project called Nightlands, and he's releasing his third album under the name in a couple months. It's called I Can Feel The Night Around Me, and earlier this month he shared its lead single "Lost Moon." Today, he's posted three other tracks from it:…

Aldous Harding – Imagining My Man

We were introduced to the music of New Zealand's inimitable Aldous Harding back in 2015 by Christie Simpson of Yumi Zouma, and after a couple years of being destroyed by "Stop Your Tears" every single time we heard it, we were finally...Show More Summary

Whitney – “Gonna Hurry (As Slow As I Can)” (Dolly Parton Cover) & “You’ve Got A Woman” (Lion Cover)

Mellow Chicago indie rockers Whitney made a whole lot of people happy with their 2016 debut album Light On The Lake, and they're now following it up with a new 12" single that features a couple of cover tunes. They've taken on both "You've Got A Woman," a 1975 track from the Dutch psych-pop band…

Tei Shi – “Justify”

Crawl Space, the debut album from Tei Shi, is just a week away. Today we get one more preview to accompany "Keep Running" and "How Far," and it adds yet another dimension to the album alongside the former's swooning synth-pop and the latter's psychedelic soul. "Justify" is a neon pink funk party that finds Valerie…

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If you're looking to experience some profound discomfort this beautiful Friday afternoon, I sincerely recommend Iggy Azalea's new video for "Mo Bounce." It's the most David Brent thing that a chart-topping rap star has done in recent memory. As for the rest of this week, our picks are below. …

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