Despite their cameo in the beloved-among-tweens 1994 movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Buffalo death metal legends Cannibal Corpse never really caught on as a kids’-music band. Thankfully, someone has come along to correct that oversight. Show More Summary
Band Of Horses went on James Corden’s Late Late Show last night, and he didn’t even force them to Carpool Karaoke “The Funeral” or anything. Instead, the rootsy indie-rock OGs performed “Whatever, Wherever,” a gentle ballad from their imminent new album Why Are You OK. They also did “Solemn Oath” as a web exclusive. Check […]
Courtney Barnett is a big fan of the Lemonheads. A couple of years ago, she shared a cover of “Being Around,” and she’s gone on record saying that “Paid To Smile” is “a perfect pop song.” She finally got around to covering part of it during a show in Philadelphia back in May, and last […]
Thanks to Adam for the heads up on Russian experimental pop luminary Kate Shilonosova, aka NV, and her entrancing and addictive new album Binasu. The adventurous, genre-defying record is teeming with otherworldly, '80s Japanese new wave-indebted...Show More Summary
Skeletal Canadian dance-poppers Junior Boys released their Big Black Coat album earlier this year, and they’ve already made videos for its songs “Over It” and “Big Black Coat.” Today, they’ve got a new one for the album track “No One’s Business.” Director Simon Mercer shows us a single time-lapse shot of a dank basement, where […]
Julien Baker is the latest artist to participate in The A.V. Club’s Undercover series, and she chose to cover Death Cab For Cutie’s “Photobooth,” off their 2000 Forbidden Love EP that came out a few months after We Have The Facts And We’re Voting Yes. Just like her recent Jawbreaker cover, she takes the bones […]
Kate Maki - "Before It Began". There is the kind of day, the kind of love, that call for just the simplest songs. A hot day, a deep love. These do not require complexity, riddles, worriment, they need no...
Joey Purp - "Girls @ (feat. Chance the Rapper)" Here's the deal: it's May and it's warm and there's sun all the time now and in this version of the story, no matter what else is happening to you, every...
God bless Gucci Mane. Yesterday, the Atlanta rap great came home after two years in prison. And now, less than 24 hours later, we’re already hearing the first new song he’s recorded since his release. This isn’t the first time Gucci has come home from prison and immediately started recording; his classic “First Day Out” […]
Yesterday, the street artist JR opened a show at the Louvre, which, as I understand it, is a pretty famous museum in Paris. (Sadly, this JR is not JR Smith; I would absolutely pay for a transcontinental flight if that guy had a Louvre show.) And as part of the opening festivities, he brought in […]
I think we can all agree that we're over "mysterious"/anonymous groups that appear out of the ether (or in a Kylie Jenner lipgloss commercial, in this case) so fully formed that there is roughly a 0% chance they aren't already signed to a major label, but this one gets a pass, because a. Show More Summary
The Weeknd and rapper Belly, who co-wrote much of Beauty Behind The Madness, were set to perform their collaboration “Might Not” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight. But, as ABC News reports, the two musicians decided to cancel at the last minute because they didn’t want to share a stage with Donald Trump, who was scheduled […]
We haven't heard from Paris' Melody Prochet in a minute, aside from the dreamy "Shirim", which was one of our favorite tracks of 2014, and whose official existence sadly seems to have been scrubbed from the internet for some unknown reason (you can, and should, still seek it out through unofficial channels though, because it rules)... Continue reading…
Last year, the young Tennessee singer-songwriter Julien Baker ripped our collective heart out with Sprained Ankle, her debut album. She’s been touring hard behind it, and during a recent tour stop in Brussels, she played a solo cover of Jawbreaker’s “Accident Prone.” That song originally appeared on 1995’s Dear You, Jawbreaker’s one and only major-label […]
Philadelphia punks Mumblr are releasing their new album, The Never Ending Get Down, next month. They’ve already shared two singles from it — “Microwave” and “Three Leg Dog” — and the third, “VHS,” is another gritty, controlled unraveling. Nick Morrison sings in short, considered, and to-the-point bursts: “Stop! You’re close enough to see my camera” […]
Fresh off the release of their third album Lost Time, goofy Seattle punks Tacocat covered Katy Perry’s “Roar” for The A.V. Club’s Undercover series, which kicked off for another season last week with Eric Bachmann covering David Bowie. Watch Tacocat’s energetic and fun performance of the Perry hit below. Lost Time is out now via […]
Puro Instinct share a dreamy cover of Madonna's slinky mid-'90s jam "Inside of Me". Produced by Pipes + Sky with Sam Mehran, this one isn't on the group's stellar forthcoming LP Autodrama, but the vintage Madonna vibes on the new record are strong and very welcome: Continue reading…
Jessy Lanza + drummer Tori Tizzard recently performed some highlights from Lanza's new record Oh No during a recent studio session for CBC Music, and they also mixed in a couple of classics from her debut Pull My Hair Back (fun fact: the vocal sample in "Kathy Lee" is actually Kate Upton saying "cat daddy" ¯\_(?)_/¯). Show More Summary
His cover of I’m Set Free is awesome. It’s one of my favorite Velvet Underground songs. A song so good it’s a funeral contender, and this cover does it justice. -- Marissa Nadler Continue reading…
Sia debuted her Finding Dory theme song “Unforgettable” through a performance on The Ellen Show today. The song, which will play over the end credits, is a take on the Irving Gordon-penned song that was made famous by Nat King Cole. Watch Sia perform it below. That’s the wacky single artwork above.