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Interview: Mick Jagger

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Last Tuesday, I interviewed the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger for my "Anatomy of a Song" column in the Arena section of this Friday's Wall Street Journal (go here). As readers of JazzWax know, my "Anatomy" column takes a deep dive...        

Why Don't Women Sing about Their Friends More Often?

The end of a friendship can be just as taxing as the end of a romantic tryst: so why aren’t there more songs about it? The release of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” made a pertinent point about the nature of female friendship and the value it’s given in pop culture. Show More Summary

We Reviewed Literally Whatever You Sent Us, Volume 14

It's that time of the month again, the one where we put out a call on Twitter for people to send us stuff, and we promise to review anything they submit. We never know what paths this journey will lead us down, and, yet, even knowing that, we still somehow find ways to be surprised every month. Show More Summary

PREMIERE: "Satan Is Back" Thanks to the Norwegian Hellthrashers in Deathhammer

Photo courtesy of Hells Headbangers Norwegian retrograde metal militia Deathhammer will release their third strike for Hells Headbangers on June 30. Ahead of this unhallowed event, Noisey is stoked to share an exclusive stream of the...Show More Summary

David Duchovny's Dad Rock Band Is a Beautiful Representation of America

Photos by Adam Bradley David Duchovny’s new album, Hell or Highwater, is a vanity project of impressively modest proportions. It’s the Wildflower of celebrity midlife crisis dad-rock. Its mediocrity runs so deep that it’s almost kind of beautiful. Oh, wait, you didn’t know? Yes, David Duchovny makes music now. Show More Summary

Michelle Chamuel Talks Pop Music and Identity

Michelle Chamuel is a pop singer who can still rock a button-up. Photo by Andrew Taylor. As a fan of competitive reality television shows, The Voice offers a compelling premise: a singing competition based solely on one’s voice. That’s...Show More Summary

Future – “Fuck Up Some Commas (Remix)” (Feat. Rick Ross & Big Sean)

“Fuck Up Some Commas” is the rather obvious club-banger off Future’s Monster mixtape, and though I’m still reeling over how incredible this all-Spanish version is, Rick Ross and Big Sean jumped on a remix of the English version today. You’ve gotta hand it to Future, “fuck up some commas” is the coolest euphemism for spending […]

? Listen: Bobo - Smoke In The Elevator

HEL Audio, Utah-based label for regional experimental and electronic music, equipped a hydraulic lift with fog machines, dropped in a moonlit desert, and allowed Kari Jørgensen to evolve on her own terms. Kari’s current form, Smoke In The Elevator, began in 2013 after a string of bedroom releases under her The Boy Who Could Fly moniker. Show More Summary

Christopher Owens Releases Surprise Album Chrissybaby Forever

Last week, former Girls frontman Christopher Owens shared a new track, "Selfish Feelings", which he said was "from a forthcoming album." Today, he's released that album, the follow-up to last year's A New Testament. Titled Chrissybaby Forever, the sixteen-track LP was co-produced, engineered, and mixed by JJ Wiesler. Show More Summary

NXNE Defends Action Bronson Against Accusations He "Glorifies Gang-Raping and Murdering Women"

Action Bronson is slated to play a NXNE festival event at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto on June 21. Yesterday, a woman named Erica Shiner launched a Change.org petition to bar the New York rapper from performing at the event, saying...Show More Summary

London O’Connor – “Nobody Hangs Out Anymore” (Stereogum Premiere)

At first it seems like information about London O’Connor is sparse, but really, it isn’t. There was his initial stunt, “A Song By London O’Connor” that mimicked a hostage situation before revealing the kidnapper to be O’Connor himself. Complex caught him in all his skateboarding-in-a-dress glory, and then he dropped a video game visual featuring […]

Calexico is going on tour, brings sweet misery of the desert to several less inherently miserable areas

Well, son of a bitch. Just when I thought I’d never have to LEARN ANYTHING NEW about music or musicians ever again (a dream of mine), danged if those dusty Tucson, Arizona mumblers in Calexico have has just announced some additional tour dates for this fall! Man. Show More Summary

PINS – “Molly” (Stereogum Premiere)

After the sulky brooding of initial single “Too Little Too Late” and the dreamy flurry of “Young Girls” PINS are somewhere in between the two for their third single “Molly.” Casual drug joke references aside, the song is a moody, suggestive track that broods by on a bubbling guitar that eventually hijacks the song. The […]

33?: Devo's Freedom of Choice

After breaking out nationally as an art rock curiosity with their Brian Eno-produced debut album Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! in 1978, Devo disappointed critics, their label Warner Brothers, and themselves with 1979's Duty Now for the Future, produced by Ken Scott. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: New Wave Theatre provides a glimpse into the Los Angeles punk scene in 1982

With the advent of “music television” in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, there was a sea change in how consumers discovered new music. Bands like Zion, Illinois’ Shoes, while never really gaining big time national success, had their videos in heavy rotation on MTV simply because they had shot a few early video clips. Show More Summary

Watch Julian Casablancas + The Voidz New Short Film for "Human Sadness"

Every next move for Julian Casablancas + The Voidz is unpredictable, in their sound or in the band itself. Each track on their album is sprawling and experimental, hitting a bunch of different receptors in your brain for way different reasons. Show More Summary

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