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, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...
by TMT Staff • December 2013 In case you haven’t noticed, we love playing the Surrealist game called the exquisite corpse. We just recently posted our year-end comic using the technique, and earlier this week we posted a (monster) 30-track mix of TMT’s favorite 2013 songs using the same method. Show More Summary
“Fairytale Of New York,” the 1987 duet from the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, is the best Christmas song ever recorded, and I will not hear any arguments to the contrary. Last night, a roots-music all-star crew got together on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to cover the song. Iron And Wine’s Sam Beam sang the [...]
From the soundtrack to The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty.
by Doug Moore British rockers Cut Yourself In Half play a cockeyed version of driving, borderline-metal-but-not-really jams that bands like Red Fang and Queens of the Stone Age have had such success with. Back in October, we posted their track...
South Park ran its season finale last night (December 11), and the plot centered on the pressure for females to look like celebrities, even though society bases the ideal image on Photoshopped photos. To demonstrate this point, the episode focused on Kim Kardashian, arguing that without digital alteration, she resembles a hobbit. This led to... More »
Clara PalardyBeatrice Martin – Coeur de Pirate to her fans – can be forgiven for taking a little while to release the follow-up to 2011?s Blonde; my understanding is that having a baby takes a bit out of you. But after returning to live performances this past Summer, she’s announced she’ll be back with a […]
The best weekend of the year was on the Farm.
Lock up your faves! La Toya Jackson is back with a new dance single called “Feels Like Love”, which she plans to debut at a West Hollywood nightclub on Saturday night (December 14). This marks the multi-talented diva’s first EDM foray since scoring a pair of club hits in 2004 with “Just Wanna Dance” and “Free... More »
Mariah Carey didn’t drop by this morning’s (December 11) Today show — they came to her! Cut to Mimi sprawled on the floor in a silk negligee and robe, chatting to Tamron Hall about all things Christmas. If you’ve ever seen the pop legend’s iconic Home Shopping Network interview, you have some idea of the... More »
This post is presented by Virgin Mobile who encourage you to #BreakFree. It seems that this year, moreso than ever, artists who were fed up with a lack of support from the music industry have turned to their fans and asked them to fund their projects. Campaigns on Kickstarter, Pledgemusic, IndieGoGo, and other crowdfunding sites [...]
Back in ’08, Canadian rock band Tokyo Police Club was rocketing to popularity. When they filmed a music video in my high school (that’s my friend Alex playing the bully), everyone was buzzing about how there were rock stars on campus. A lot has changed since then though, and the band has been fairly quiet [...]
We celebrated six years of Fool’s Gold-ing with another legendary anniversary celebration last month, bringing a gang of friends and fam deep into Brooklyn to rock at SRB. The one and only Juvenile shut it down in true Nolia fashion, alongside Bodega Bamz (with Flatbush Zombies and some awesome PR / DR flags), World’s Fair, […]
Last month, the Kickstarter-funded toy company GoldieBlox made a clever online commercial that used a parody of the Beastie Boys’ 1986 lunkhead classic “Girls” to soundtrack an ad in which little girls build a massive Rube Goldberg device. The one problem: They didn’t get permission from the Beastie Boys, and indeed they couldn’t have done [...]
After setting the charts on fire in Australia, Havana Brown is finally ready to unleash platinum-selling dance smash “Warrior” upon American clubs. The bone-rattling floorfiller hits iTunes on December 17 and will be promptly followed by the EDM queen’s debut LP in early 2014. The blond bombshell dropped by the Idolator studio last week to chat... More »
Before we roll out the usual editorial Best Of lists, we checked in with our writing staff to see what their favorite tracks of 2013 were. It was tough, but we condensed all their choices into a single list of twenty songs. You can check it out after the jump. Save Kanye’s general batshit-ness and [...]
We haven’t heard much from EMA, nee Erika M. Anderson, since her still-great 2011 album Past… Read more articles like "EMA – “Satellites”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.
Off their forthcoming LP, Maui Tears.
We’ve been following the local Baltimore band Eureka Birds since their catchy self-title debut album came out in 2008. They just released their solid follow-up Strangers back in October, and now we get this stunningly illustrated and animated video for their track “Fastest”, which may just be my new running theme song. Eureka Birds – [...]
Montreal is a hot bed of talent lately and Kay is on the forefront of it, this flip to Disclosure’s “January” makes the track more dance-able if that’s even possible AND that much more catchy. Stream this jam of a track below! Posted by @Hernandizzle