Comment Party: Drake’s VIEWS

Drake has been teasing Views, the album formerly known as Views From The 6, for what feels like forever now. We've already heard "One Dance,"
Peter Helman | April 28, 2016 - 10:38 pm
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Popcaan – “Ova Dweet”

Jamaican dancehall star Popcaan has been steadily picking up some international buzz for a while now, and his guest spots on songs like Jamie xx's…
Peter Helman | April 28, 2016 - 9:13 pm

Levitation Fest Cancelled Due To Weather

Levitation Fest, formerly known as Austin Psych Fest, managed to assemble quite an impressive roster for this year's lineup, including Brian Wilson, Animal Collective, Caribou,…
Peter Helman | April 28, 2016 - 8:35 pm
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Watch Members Of Wilco, R.E.M., & Yo La Tengo Cover Big Star’s Third In LA

An all-star cast of musicians including Big Star's Jody Stephens, Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone of Wilco, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan,…
Peter Helman | April 28, 2016 - 7:48 pm

James Blake Hints At Possible Album Title And Artwork

More than a year ago, James Blake revealed that his third full-length album would be called Radio Silence. But like his mutual admirer Kanye West,…
Chris DeVille | April 28, 2016 - 5:12 pm
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Angel Du$t – “Toxic Boombox” Video

The Baltimore hardcore supergroup Angel Du$t, which includes members of bands like Trapped Under Ice and Turnstile, has a fun, tuneful, unserious approach to its…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2016 - 5:03 pm

Pumarosa – “Cecile” Video

Pumarosa blew me away with their blustery saxophone rhythm bomb "Cecile," and today I get to remind you it's a great song thanks to the…
Chris DeVille | April 28, 2016 - 4:28 pm
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The Monkees – “She Makes Me Laugh” (Written By Rivers Cuomo)

Earlier this year, we learned that '60s pop relics the Monkees were making a new album and that they were working with songwriters like Noel…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2016 - 2:55 pm
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Islands – “No Milk, No Sugar” Video

Islands have shared a video for "No Milk, No Sugar," a track off the more electronic-minded of the two albums they're releasing next month, Taste
James Rettig | April 28, 2016 - 2:36 pm

Anna Meredith – “Something Helpful” Video

Scottish composer and indie pop singer-songwriter Anna Meredith makes joyful, bubbly jaunts that are as delicate as they are infectious. She recently released her latest…
Collin Robinson | April 28, 2016 - 1:53 pm
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Week In Pop Q&A: Alessia Cara Is Here, There, And Everywhere

Alessia Cara calls me back just as soon as she wraps up with Michelle Obama. The 19-year-old Def Jam singer -- born Alessia Caracciolo to…
Chris DeVille | April 28, 2016 - 1:52 pm
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Saudade – “Saudade”

Saudade is a new supergroup made up of Deftones' Chino Moreno, Bad Brains' Dr. Know, John Medeski, Mackie Jayson (Bad Brains, Cro-Mags), and Chuck Doom,…
James Rettig | April 28, 2016 - 12:38 pm
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Watch Julien Baker Sing “Good News” With Sharon Van Etten In NYC

Last year, Julien Baker, a ferociously gifted young singer and songwriter from Tennessee, released an absolutely devastating debut album called Sprained Ankle. She's been touring…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2016 - 12:06 pm
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Todd Terje & The Olsens – “Baby Do You Wanna Bump (Daniel Maloso Remix)”

Todd Terje has announced a new project under the name Todd Terje & The Olsens called The Big Cover-Up, an EP worth of covers and…
James Rettig | April 28, 2016 - 11:30 am
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Smino – “Menu”

St. Louis rapper Smino might be the best hope to put the city back on the map after Nelly, and Nelly has been out-rapped by…
Collin Robinson | April 28, 2016 - 11:21 am

Eric Bachmann – “Mercy” Video

Last month, Eric Bachmann (of Archers Of Loaf and Crooked Fingers fame) released a self-titled solo album, and now the North Carolina musician is sharing…
James Rettig | April 28, 2016 - 11:05 am
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Stream Grubby Little Hands Garden Party

Philadelphia's Grubby Little Hands began as the duo of singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Donnie Felton and Brian Hall. Then they turned into a sextet for their…
Collin Robinson | April 28, 2016 - 11:01 am

Blink-182 – “Bored To Death”

I spent most of Blink-182's initial run hating the fuck out of Blink-182, thinking they were hacky NOFX ripoffs who got lucky. Some time later,…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2016 - 10:42 am
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Stream Julianna Barwick Will

The singer and producer Julianna Barwick makes these shimmering forests of sound by layering her breathy singing voice all over itself. He turns her own…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2016 - 10:06 am
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Travis – “Animals” (Stereogum Premiere)

Here's a treat for everyone who's ever wondered "Why Does It Always Rain On Me?" Or who remembers when Coldplay came on the scene seeming…
Chris DeVille | April 28, 2016 - 10:00 am
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Sally Shapiro – “If You Ever Wanna Change Your Mind”

Sally Shapiro was never exactly a group, and it was never the name of a solo artist, either. Instead, Sally Shapiro was a partnership of…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2016 - 9:50 am
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Paul Simon – “Cool Papa Bell”

"Cool Papa Bell" is the second song we've heard from Paul Simon's Stranger To Stranger following "Wristband." This latest track finds the legendary singer-songwriter spitting…
Chris DeVille | April 28, 2016 - 9:39 am
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Watch The Roots’ Black Thought Rap His Game Of Thrones Recap On The Tonight Show

In the past few years, the TV-show recap has grown into an industry in itself, and Game Of Thrones remains the most recappable show in…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2016 - 9:28 am

Watch Metallica’s Full Record Store Day Set At Berkeley’s Rasputin Music

Metallica were this year's official Record Store Ambassadors, and they spent the actual RSD the same way previous ambassadors the Foo Fighters did: They played…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2016 - 9:10 am
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Watch Sturgill Simpson Sing “Oh Sarah” On Conan

Sturgill Simpson's excellent new album A Sailor's Guide To Earth is a concept record. It's structured as a letter to Simpson's infant son, and there's…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2016 - 8:49 am
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Watch Beyoncé Sing Lemonade Songs Live For The First Time At Miami Tour Opener

Fresh off of the release of Lemonade, her latest towering statement of an album, Beyoncé has just kicked off her Formation World Tour tonight at…
Peter Helman | April 27, 2016 - 10:36 pm
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Drake Reveals Views Tracklist

Drake has revealed the tracklist for Views (looks like the name has been officially shortened from Views From The 6), which is scheduled to drop…
James Rettig | April 27, 2016 - 4:48 pm
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Buy Weezer Vinyl Reissue, Get Pinkerton-Inspired Sake Cocktail Recipe

Weezer's initially-despised 1996 masterpiece Pinkerton turns 20 later this year, and I cannot wait to write about it. My colleague Tom Breihan already took a…
Chris DeVille | April 27, 2016 - 4:29 pm
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Stream Fog For Good

For Good is the first album in nine years by Fog, the Minneapolis experimental collective led by Andrew Broder. In the early years of this…
Chris DeVille | April 27, 2016 - 3:52 pm

Flatbush Zombies – “Smoke Break/Fly Away” Video

I still can't believe Beast Coasters and updated rap revivalists Flatbush Zombies managed a top-10 debut with 3001: A Laced Odyssey. Not because the album…
Collin Robinson | April 27, 2016 - 2:59 pm
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