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Review: Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, Yes Lawd!

What did we do to deserve not one, but two new projects from Anderson.Paak in 2016? Ever since breaking out last year with repeated guest spots on Dr. Dre’s Compton, Paak’s star has been rapidly ascendant. His warm, soulful sophomore record Malibu is one of the best albums of the year — a... Continue reading

Review: The Radio Dept., Running Out of Love

The Radio Dept. are a curious band. Their music could be easily deemed as nostalgic, yet it’s uncertain what it’s nostalgic for. Their work is often dreamy, yet sharing an unbeatable sense of reality and politics. Over the past few years The Radio Dept. have created, over a wall of shoegaze and... Continue reading

Review: American Football, American Football

This isn’t as bad as it first sounds, but it’s pretty bad. People obviously like to pick on reunion albums without giving them a fair shot, because we’re fickle vultures who’ve distanced ourselves so far from any interest in auteur theory that we tend not to care much about how an artist’s... Continue reading

Premiere: Morkebla - A Field of Secondary Craters

This afternoon, I was on a field trip to a college uptown with about 30 younger students, and the tour guides took us to their auditorium hall. During the tour, the kids are doing normative hands gestures used in their daily classroom...Show More Summary

Film Review: A Man Called Ove (Dir. Hannes Holm)

A Man Called Ove Dir. Hannes Holm [Music Box Films; 2015] Rating: 3.5/5 In a recent piece for the BBC, Emma Jones questioned the exportability of Scandinavian comedies. Acknowledging the debt that our Netflix and Kindle queues alikeShow More Summary

Broken Social Scene Reissuing Debut Album Feel Good Lost for 15th Anniversary

Broken Social Scene are reissuing their 2001 debut Feel Good Lost, in honor of the album’s 15th anniversary. Out November 11 via Arts & Crafts, the reissue features remastered audio done by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel. The band’s Brendan...Show More Summary

Watch A$AP Rocky’s New Short Film Money Man

AWGE, A$AP Rocky’s creative collective, has released a new film called Money Man. It features two new songs from A$AP Mob’s forthcoming Cozy Boys Vol. 1: “Money Man” (featuring A$AP Rocky and A$AP Nast) and “Put That on My Set” (featuring A$AP Rocky and Skepta). Show More Summary

Listen to Sleater-Kinney, R.E.M. Members’ New Anti-Trump Song “Despierata”

Filthy Friends is a new band composed of  Sleater-Kinney ’s  Corin Tucker,  R.E.M. ’s  Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, and Kurt Bloch. Today, they’ve shared their first song, “Despierata.” It is part of the anti-Donald Trump ...Show More Summary

Trash Talk Release New Tangle EP

California hardcore group  Trash Talk have released a new EP,  Tangle. It’s their first release since the 2014 album No Peace. Download Tangle for free  here. Below, check out the tracklist and artwork, as well as the band’s upcoming tour dates with Antwon and Black Noi$e. Tangle EP: 01 Disconnected02 Mr. Show More Summary

Amy Schumer Shares New Beyoncé “Formation” Parody Video: Watch

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn have joined together for a new video parodying  Beyoncé ’s Lemonade  closer “ Formation.” Called “Get in Formation,” it finds them trying out their own dance moves in the woods, and mimicking Beyoncé’s “Formation” choreography at some points. Show More Summary

Watch Florence and the Machine Perform “Shake It Out,” “What the Water Gave Me” on “Austin City Limits”

Florence and the Machine’s episode of “Austin City Limits” airs on October 22. Below, preview the episode with the band’s performances of “Shake It Out” and “What the Water Gave Me.” In addition, watch an interview where Florence Welsh...Show More Summary

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Announces Book Tour

John Darnielle (of the Mountain Goats) is set to release his second novel Universal Harvester on February 7, 2017 (via Farrar, Straus and Giroux). He’s now announced U.S. book tour in support of the novel, starting next February. He’ll be joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Donna Tartt and comedian John Hodgman at select dates. Show More Summary

Masaki Batoh premieres video and massive international mixtape ahead of third album from The Silence

Let’s be real here: Tokyo-based acid-/psych-rock mastermind Masaki Batoh has been so damn prolific at this whole “music thing” for such a long while now that he must be single-handedly using up like 66% of Drag City’s vinyl budget. This dude knows how to put out records. Show More Summary

Watch Flatbush Zombies Perform “Bounce” and “Trade-Off” on “Kimmel”

Flatbush Zombies were recent musical guests on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” During their appearance, they performed “Bounce” and “Trade-Off,” alongside Rhythm Roots Allstars. Both songs appeared on their latest album 3001: A Laced Odyssey. Watch the performance below. Earlier this year, they performed “Bounce” on “Fallon” accompanied by a choir.

Deerhoof opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers in Europe

European Deerhoof fans face a most difficult dilemma this fall: if they want to see the band live, it’s going to be expensive. Worse, most of that money will be headed to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ retirement fund, which I imagine is already doing just fine. Show More Summary

Lil Wayne in Prison Memoir: “I’ve Never Been This Close to Suicide Before”

Lil Wayne recently released his prison memoir Gone ’Til November, based on diary entries from his stint at New York’s Rikers Island. In one passage from the book, Wayne revealed that he officiated a same-sex wedding between two fellow inmates. Show More Summary

? Listen: MrDougDoug - SOS Forks AI REM

The floor is melting and that push-pop isn’t going to dethrone the crown without some guidance. Happily married spoons laughing without moving their mouths. A candelabra winking with knife patio furniture roving cloven overhead. All that bread and no cake. A snot pool of image and sound. Show More Summary

? Listen: Zeroh - “Gun Metal” ft. Koreatown Oddity

Koreatown Oddity raps wearing a Wolfman mask, and his (amazing) Ras G-produced EP from earlier this year is basically about smoking so much weed the city melts. In other words, if you can out-weird this man on a track, it says something about you. Show More Summary

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