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Watch Xiu Xiu Cover ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man”

8 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The latest band to participate in an A.V. Club Undercover session is Xiu Xiu. The Jamie Stewart-led project decided to do ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man," and coming off of FORGET -- their best and tightest album in a while -- they sound especially good. Check it out below.

Howard Ivans – “Come On”

One-half of the Rosebuds and Gayngs member Ivan Howard records music under the name Howard Ivans, and he's putting out his debut full-length, Beautiful Tired Bodies, in the fall. He's shared "Denise" and "King Of Carless" already, and today we're hearing another smooth and luxuriant one called "Come On." Listen to it below. …

Kidnapping Suspect Arrested After His Buddy Posted Their Iron Maiden Tickets On Facebook

A suspect in an aggravated kidnapping case in Austin, TX, one Derrick Roseland, was apprehended at an Iron Maiden concert on Saturday, after his friend posted their ticket information on social media. The seats were pretty damn good, smack dab in the center behind the floor seats at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. Run…

download Clams Casino's Instrumentals 4 tape

He claimed the third instrumental tape would be his "final" installment, but today Clams Casino blesses us with another collection of wavey, majestic blown-out instrumentals. Download Instrumentals 4, featuring Clams' Norf Norf + Summertime beats (some of his best ever), below: Continue reading…

Sky Ferreira – “Easy” (The Commodores Cover)

Sky Ferreira recorded a cover of the Commodores' "Easy" for the soundtrack to Baby Driver, which she also has a small role in as the mother of the main character that's played by Ansel Elgort. It's the first new music we've gotten from Ferreira that's not a collaboration in a long while as we await…

The Yawpers announce Boy In A Well – 8/18/17

6 days agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

During this past SXSW, I witnessed my first Yapwers set. It left me a bit shaken but with a smile on my face. Purveyors of the greatest music video of all time, I shouldn’t have expected any less. Boy In A Well will be their second Bloodshot release, after 2015?s American Man. Can't really describe [...]

Watch Khalid Cover Frank Ocean’s “Lost”

Earlier this year, Khalid released his debut album, American Teen, and in the fall he's opening for Lorde on her European tour dates. He visited BBC Radio One's Live Lounge recently and covered Frank Ocean's Channel Orange track "Lost," and his rendition is pretty breathtaking. Check it out below.

Stephen Stills And Judy Collins Announce Collaborative Album

Stephen Stills met Judy Collins in 1967 and their relationship served as the inspiration for "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," which would be included on Crosby, Stills, & Nash's 1969 self-titled debut album. The two of them stayed friends over the last 50 years, and today they've announced that they are working on their first-ever collaborative…

Watch Father John Misty Cover A Bit Of U2’s “Beautiful Day” If You Want

Today, infinite content creator Father John Misty posted a short video on Twitter of him and his band covering a bit of U2's "Beautiful Day" while in the studio of French radio station France Inter. Father John Misty plays the bongos! Check it out below if you wish.

The Pollyseeds – “Funny How Time Flies” (Janet Jackson Cover)

The Pollyseeds are a new project wrangled together by Los Angeles saxophonist and producer Terrace Martin, and they're releasing a new album called The Sounds Of Crenshaw Vol. 1 next month. We've already heard "Intentions" and "Up & Away" from the album, and today they've debuted a cover of Janet Jackson's "Funny How Time Flies"

Watch EL VY And The Cast Of Bob’s Burgers Perform Live In LA

EL VY, the duo of the National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf, performed songs from Bob's Burgers at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles last night, backing up the show's cast members for Bob's Burgers Live: Music And Comedy And Musical Comedy Revue. The big showstopper was "Electric Love," a song about the star-crossed…

Book Notes - Nick White "How to Survive a Summer"

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...

Stream Hundredth RARE

We named Hundredth's new album, RARE -- where the Myrtle Beach, SC-based band make the transition from melodic hardcore to shoegaze with impressive style -- one of the best albums of the year so far, and today it's officially out. We've already heard "Neurotic," "Youth," and "Hole" from it, and now you can stream the…

Prince – “Father’s Song”

Next week, Prince's Purple Rain is getting reissued in Deluxe and Deluxe Expanded Edition formats, and they contain some previously unreleased songs. We've already heard a couple of them -- "Electric Intercourse" and "Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden" -- and today another one has been released called "Father's Song." A short excerpt had previously appeared…

2 Chainz – “Realize” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)

2 Chainz is on a roll right now, and the Atlanta rap goofball is continuing it tonight with the release of his new album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. We've already heard "Big Amount" (with Drake), "Good Drank" (with Gucci Mane and Quavo), "It's A Vibe" (with Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz, and Jhené Aiko),…

Q&A: Cornelius On His First LP In 11 Years, Mellow Waves

Keigo Oyamada has made many changes to his life since 2006, when he last released an album under the moniker of Cornelius. He moved his office/recording studio from Tokyo's Nakameguro neighborhood -- a place he celebrated in song and video -- to the slightly quieter Sakura Shin-Machi area. He's taken on a variety of new…

Book Notes - Don Lee "Lonesome Lies Before Us"

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...

Charli XCX – “Believe” (Cher Cover)

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last month, Charli XCX did a guest DJ set for Nylon Japan's 13th anniversary party. She was joined on stage by PC Music's A. G. Cook, and during their set they played an unreleased Charli cover of Cher's "Believe," which reimagines the song in the metallic pop style of her most recent output. Their set…

Nick Kroll And John Mulaney Explain How Steely Dan Inspired Oh, Hello

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last fall, comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney staged their Oh, Hello show on Broadway, and today a taping of that show premiered on Netflix. Billboard talked to the duo shortly after they presented at this past weekend's Tony Awards about Steely Dan's outsized influence on their production, which includes a Steely Dan-inspired number sung…

Last Night’s Jeopardy! Contestants Are Not Big Frank Ocean Fans

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Frank Ocean has been a Jeopardy! clue at least twice before, and his name came up on the show again last night. This time, the prompt required a depth of knowledge about Ocean's catalog that's probably beyond that of a casual music fan: "On this song from Channel Orange, Frank Ocean sings to a cab…

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