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Chris Rock And Kenan Thompson Attempt To Summon Prince In These ‘SNL’ Promos

PrinceisbeingelusivebeforehismuchhypedappearanceonSNL thisweek,butthat’snotstoppingChrisRockandKenanThompsonwasattemptingtosummonhiminthisfinalpromobeforethisweek’sshow.ThemythofPrinceisalittlepalatablethanthatoftheCandymanorBloodyMary(evenifthattasteisprobablyabitfunkyandsalty).

Hear This: Scott Walker’s “My Death” raises a toast to our inevitable demise

In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, in honor of all the horrors, we’re picking our favorite songs about death. A songwriter whose torch songs teetered on the precipice between desire and...Show More Summary

Team Spirit – “Satisfaction” Video

16 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Team Spirit, the Brooklyn garage-rockers led by the former Passion Pit keyboardist Ayad Al Adhamy, have built up an enviable catalog of goofy, fun music videos. Their new clip, for “Satisfaction,” might not be their best, but it still has the anarchic spirit of its predecessors. Director Alex Russek shot the video at New York’s [...]

The Primer: 10 MF DOOM Songs Everyone Should Know

WordsByDerz CouldyoueverdefinitivelyfigureoutDanielDumile,themanbehindMFDOOM,ViktorVaughn,KingGheedorah,andahostofotherrapaliases,evenwithhiswholediscographyandayearoftimeatyourdisposal?Probablynot.Butitwouldbethegreatestyearofyourlife,andyourvocabularyrangeandknowledgeofobscurepopculturereferenceswouldincreasetenfold.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Horror Movie Guide

20 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Kids have their fictional heroes. For some it might be Batman or Spider-Man or Katniss Everdeen. They’re usually good guys. Ariel Pink’s childhood hero was a villain: a burn victim with a razor glove and a passion for murdering teens while shouting some darkly comic puns. He had seen horror movies before A Nightmare On [...]

She & Him – “Time After Time” (Frank Sinatra Cover)

21 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The Zooey Deschanel/M.Ward duo She & Him signed to Columbia earlier this year, and last week, we learned the details of Classics, their first album as a major-label act. The album is a set of jazz and pop standards, which the duo recorded live with an orchestra. We’ve heard their take on Dusty Springfield’s “Stay [...]

Music Review: Thom Yorke - Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes [Self-Released; 2014] by Antichristian Rating: “We have to look for power sources here, and distribution networks we were never taught, routes of power our teachers never imagined, or were encouraged...Show More Summary

SOPHIE tours the world, the Universe… is that SOPHIE in my Frosted Flakes?

See, that’s the problem with being an enigma. When people aren’t sure who you are or where you come from, they tend to assume omnipresent qualities, or superhuman endurance, or ownership of a unique aircraft that allows you to travel pretty much anywhere on Earth within a split-second. Show More Summary

Kemba Walker’s Two Clutch Shots Help Hornets Defeat Bucks In Overtime

Justyesterday,KembaWalkerreceivedthesortofjobsecurityeveryNBAplayercovets:acontractextension.OntheHornetsopeningnight–againsttheMilwaukeeBuckswhichturnedouttobethegameofthenightsofar–Kembaprovidedanimmediatereturnonthe$48millioninvestmentMichaelJordangavehim.TheUConnlegendnotonlytiedthegameattheendofregulationwithatopofthekeythree.

PJ Harvey – “Red Right Hand” (Nick Cave Cover)

PJ Harvey has released a cover of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ 1994 track “Red Right Hand” that she recorded for the BBC TV series Peaky Blinders. It’s her second new recording since 2011?s Let England Shake — the other was a political protest song that was put out in August 2013 called “Shaker [...]

Please Allow Taylor Swift To Demonstrate The Kinds Of Sounds Her Cats Make

TaylorSwift startedtransitioningintothecrazycatlady weallknowand,uh,toleratetodifferentdegreesrightaroundthetimeshesworeoffmen.JohnMayerandHarryStyleswilldothattoagirl,Isuppose.Sowithboththereleaseandpresscircuitforheralbum1989,Swiftyisgettingnearlyasmanyquestions abouthercatsashernewalbum.

Ludacris – Stand Up (LeMarquis Remix)

yesterdayMusic / Dance & DJ : Versus

France’s LeMarquis has proven himself to be a smooth funky house producer, his original material stands on it’s own but his remixes revive the classics he chooses and gives them a dance worthy flip. This time he gives a great house remix to Ludacris’s second single “Stand Up” from his 2003 Chicken-n-Beer, stream or download […]

BNJMN & Fortune – Passion

yesterdayMusic / Dance & DJ : Versus

BNJMN all the way from Kingston, Jamaica collaborates with Flow-Fi co-founder Fortune taking on Toro Y Moi’s “Imprint After” from his 2010 album Causers Of This. The two give it a bass heavy flip while still keeping the chill vibe the original song had but with some knockin’ bass, stream or download above!

? Listen: LORD $M$ - ”:) (187wet)”

The thing I find most impressive about my pal Ritch’s music is his how he deploys audible humor. Half the time I’m sitting at work, listening to the same sh’moe producer, and nothing changes: beat after beat, same melody/sample, scrapped up samples, looped shit fests, etc. Show More Summary

Hear This: Snowing took morbid thoughts and made them hopeful

In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, in honor of all the horrors, we’re picking our favorite songs about death. In a recent Staff Picks I extolled the virtues of John Galm’s debut solo album Sky Of No Stars. Show More Summary

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V delayed until December

Weezy F Baby, a.k.a. Lil Wayne, has some bad news for the heads out there: Tunechi’s alleged final album, Tha Carter V, won’t be coming out this week. Like a Japanese RPG that also uses Roman numerals, Lil Wayne’s forthcoming record has been plagued with delays. Show More Summary

? Listen: 2 X Love - “Blue Gatorade”

Lil $ega of Hi-Hi Whoopee registered a six ‘a’ gat damn with their guest mix earlier in the month. The fifth ‘a’ came from the inclusion of #HDBOYZ - known primarily for their performance at 2011 MoMA PS1 showcase (the one where It’s been three years since the PS1 and three months since that quote and Gunk TV Records has a duo primed to co-headline. Show More Summary

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