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Generate Your Own Cover for Kanye West's New Album

Thelifeofpablol.com—go there. It’s tons of fun.Here are some things we made, ‘cause we really have nothing better to do. Continue reading

Dr. Dre to Executive Produce and Star in Apple's Debut Television Series

Dr. Dre is set to executive produce and star in Apple's first original television series, as The Hollywood Reporter reports. Titled "Vital Signs," the six-episode series is described as a "dark" and "semi-autobiographical" drama, with...Show More Summary

Kanye West Shares New Song "30 Hours," Adds More Songs to New Album The Life of Pablo

Photo by Michael Tran/Getty Images The new Kanye West album, The Life of Pablo, was launched yesterday afternoon at an event at Madison Square Garden. While we await its official release, he's dropped a new song. Listen to "30 Hours," featuring a sample of Arthur Russell's "Answers Me," above. Show More Summary

? Listen: Tropes - REMIXES / KARMA’S REEL

Dirty Tapes really stays true to that gritty beat-tape “urban” feel, but within their own aesthetic right. Not only does the Brooklyn label drop digital releases like that recent TUAMIE GUEST MIX, but on the reel: shit gets lengthy.Show More Summary

Noel Fielding adds sixth NYC show (tickets on sale)

Back in November we mentioned that contemporary British comedy icon Noel Fielding had rescheduled his previously postponed NYC Gramercy Theater appearances to March 15 - March 19. Those shows unsurprisingly sold out faster than you can say "Mighty Boosh."...

Benny Hester giving the first-ever release to his 1972 rock album with Elvis Presley's backing band (stream a track)

by Andrew Sacher Singer/songwriter Benny Hester got most famous as a contemporary Christian artist (including his hit "When God Ran"), but before that he was a rock musician who recorded an album in 1972 that never got released. It was...

James Blake Releases "Modern Soul"

James Blake has bigger balls than most—he released a new song called “Modern Soul” just after Kanye West’s grand unveiling of his new album, The Life of Pablo. Maybe Blake wanted to be a part of the party—West premiered new songs from Young Thug and Vic Mensa at #YeezySeason3,... Continue reading

? Listen: Sitcom - Gig bag

Jake Lazovick is a weird dude. Throughout the years, he’s put out a string of wordy singalongs and soft synth meditations like Snow Joke and Drum Set that grasp at that eerie middle-of-the-road suburbanism with a cheeky look, a deadpan punchline, a flailing misdirection. Show More Summary

Kassel Jaeger, Stephan Mathieu, and Akira Rabelais to release Zauberberg on Shelter Press

Admittedly, I haven’t yet found the time (nor harnessed the will) to read Thomas Mann’s WWI-era novel Der Zauberberg (“The Magic Mountain,” in English), but apparently there’s enough of an impact in its 1000+ pages that at least one musician felt compelled to pay titular and compositional tribute to it. Show More Summary

? Listen: Kanye West - “30 Hours”

G.O.O.D. Fridays are back (again). Kanye West only just premiered his new album The Life of Pablo yesterday, but he’s already releasing new music again. Who does he think he is, The BasedGod? Meanwhile, Kanye confirmed that the new album will be out today. Show More Summary

Ty Segall & The Muggers played "Candy Sam" on 'Colbert' (video)...and a secret late show at Baby's All Right

photo by PSquared Photography; words by Bill Pearis Ty Segall & The Muggers were in NYC last night to play The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. They performed "Candy Sam" from Emotional Mugger, and going with the title, Ty showered.....

Kanye West says new album will be out today, added more tracks to it, including "30 Hours" (listen)

Kanye West still hasn't actually released his new album, but now he tweeted "Now that the album is finally finished it's back to Good Fridays" and released a new song. It's called "30 Hours." It samples Arthur Russell's "Answers...

Brian Wilson expands 'Pet Sounds' 50th anniversary tour

photo: Brian Wilson at Jones Beach in 2015 (more by Greg Cristman) Brian Wilson recently announced that he's playing the second-best Beach Boys album Pet Sounds in full on tour this year for its 50th anniversary. That tour, which includes...

Kanye goes on Twitter rant, insists he did not diss Taylor Swift, says "stop trying to compromise art"

Yesterday, Kanye West debuted his new album The Life of Pablo at MSG, and one particular that took the internet by storm was "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that bitch famous." First...

tix on sale: Bryan Ferry, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Beach Slang, Fruit Bats, Rogue Wave, Kevin Morby, Chairlift, Sonics & more

Tickets for the Lamb of God, Corrosion of Conformity, and Clutch show at The Paramount go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets to the New Order show at Radio City Music Hall go on BrooklynVegan presale today at...

tix to New Order @ Radio City Music Hall on BrooklynVegan presale (password here)

Tickets to the New Order show at Radio City Music Hall go on BrooklynVegan presale today at 10 AM. Use code VEGANORDER. Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday (2/13) at 10 AM. In other news, drummer...

Kanye West Drops New Life of Pablo Track, "30 Hours", Updated Tracklist

We now know why Kanye West’s beautiful new album, The Life of Pablo wasn’t released immediately after its grand unveiling at Madison Square Garden (and in theaters and computer screens and smartphones around the world)—it just was not yet finished.Today West updates us, via Twitter,... Continue reading

The Essex Green working on first new LP in 10 years, playing Vermont's Waking Windows fest (line-up)

by Bill Pearis Former Brooklynites and makers of '60s-inspired baroque psych pop, The Essex Green, have been, for the most part, in hibernation since 2006's Merge-released Cannibal Sea. They regrouped last year and are finishing up work on their first...

Killer Mike and El-P Tease Run the Jewels 3

Last night, Killer Mike shared a brief Instagram video clip captioned "#RTJ3." In it, Mike and El-P nod their heads to what is, presumably, a track from Run the Jewels 3, the followup to Run the Jewels and Run the Jewels 2 (which was our favorite album of 2014). Show More Summary

Watch Vindata's "Can't Say No" Music Video Starring Chuck Ellis

Today, Vindata have shared their new music video for "Can't Say No," a track off their debut EP Through Time and Space from Skrillex's OWSLA label. The video was directed by Adam Newport-Berra and filmed on a farm in upstate New York. Show More Summary

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