Livestream The National’s Paris Concert

Some lucky folks in France tonight will enjoy an intimate live performance by the National as a lead-up to their headlining gig at Pitchfork Music…
Kim Ilkowski | June 22, 2017 - 5:49 pm

The Week In Pop

In The Future, All Albums Will Be Produced By Jack Antonoff

A certain nervous tension arose when young New Zealand pop visionary Lorde announced that her new album Melodrama would be entirely co-produced by Jack Antonoff…
Chris DeVille | June 22, 2017 - 5:14 pm

Young Thug Under Fire From CoverGirl for Using “Easy, Breezy” Slogan in Violent Promo Video

In April, Young Thug announced his upcoming project, Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Thugger Girls, but when the album dropped on 6/16, the title was changed to…
Sabrina Finkelstein / Billboard | June 22, 2017 - 4:37 pm

Gene Simmons Abandons Trademark Application For Devil Horns Hand Gesture

Earlier this month, we found out that Gene Simmons was trying to trademark the iconic rock hand gesture -- known to some as the devil…
James Rettig | June 22, 2017 - 3:40 pm

Watch Foo Fighters Debut New Song “Sunday Rain”

Earlier this week, Foo Fighters officially announced that their ninth studio album, Concrete And Gold, would be out in September. We've already heard the studio…
James Rettig | June 22, 2017 - 3:21 pm

Wu-Tang Clan – “Don’t Stop”

Wu-Tang Clan contributed a new track to the soundtrack for HBO's Silicon Valley, which also includes the Hudson Mohawke song "Passports" that came out earlier…
James Rettig | June 22, 2017 - 2:29 pm

TLC’s T-Boz Says L.A. Reid Allegations “Didn’t Come As A Surprise”

Last month, powerful record executive L.A. Reid abruptly stepped down from his position as chairman of Epic Records amid allegations of sexual harassment. Few artists…
Anna Gaca / Spin | June 22, 2017 - 2:24 pm

Explosions In The Sky Finally Get Their Own Sneakers

An Explosions In The Sky sneaker! It's what you've always wanted! What's that, you say? Yes, that's right, the preeminent Texas post-rock band has its…
James Rettig | June 22, 2017 - 2:14 pm

Chance The Rapper Apologizes To Dr. Dre For Label Joke

For his Be Encouraged tour, Chance The Rapper -- a noted, Grammy-winning independent artist -- took aim at major labels with LED content at each…
Adelle Platon / Billboard | June 22, 2017 - 1:08 pm

Depeche Mode – “Going Backwards” 360 Degree Video

Depeche Mode's 2017 release, Spirit, has been out for a few months now, and today the band debuted a 360-degree video for the track "Going…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 22, 2017 - 1:06 pm

Atlanta Newscasters Sneakily Pay Tribute To Mobb Deep’s Prodigy

Mobb Deep's Prodigy passed away earlier this week and people are paying their respects in any way that they can, like these two news anchors…
James Rettig | June 22, 2017 - 12:41 pm

Watch Mobb Deep’s Havoc Discuss Prodigy’s Death: “I Could Have Crashed With My Kids In The Car”

After paying tribute to his late Mobb Deep partner with some Instagram posts earlier this week, Havoc has detailed his response to Prodigy's death in…
Chris DeVille | June 22, 2017 - 12:34 pm

Arcade Fire – “Ceature Comfort” Pop-Up Video

"Creature Comfort" is a single off of Arcade Fire's forthcoming album Everything Now. The band released a video for the song last week, and today…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 22, 2017 - 12:31 pm

Eric B. & Rakim Reuniting At The Apollo On Paid In Full’s 30th Anniversary

Legendary hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim are getting back together for "one night only" on the 30th anniversary of their 1987 classic Paid In
Chris DeVille | June 22, 2017 - 12:12 pm

Danger Mouse – “Chase Me” (Feat. Run The Jewels & Big Boi) Video

"Chase Me" is a new Danger Mouse, Run The Jewels, and Big Boi team-up that's included on the Baby Driver soundtrack, and today it gets…
James Rettig | June 22, 2017 - 11:33 am

Guided By Voices – “Just To Show You”

Guided By Voices have announced yet another new album, How Do You Spell Heaven, due out in August. It'll be GBV's second LP of 2017…
Chris DeVille | June 22, 2017 - 11:30 am

Stream James Elkington Wintres Woma & Watch His “Sister Of Mine” Video

Guitar virtuoso James Elkington has worked with people like Steve Gunn, Richard Thompson, and Joan Shelley, and next week he'll release something of his own,…
James Rettig | June 22, 2017 - 11:22 am

Sounding Board

LCD Soundsystem Continue To Preview American Dream At Second Brooklyn Residency

In case you missed it, LCD Soundsystem are playing a lot of shows at Brooklyn Steel this year. On the heels of their residency there…
Ryan Leas | June 22, 2017 - 11:16 am

Premiere

Stream The Debut Album From Colin Stetson’s Experimental Metal Band Ex Eye

Ex Eye is the new instrumental metal band led by saxophonist and regular indie rock collaborator Colin Stetson. They're dropping their debut album tomorrow, but…
Kim Ilkowski | June 22, 2017 - 11:02 am

Beach Fossils – “Sugar” Video

Earlier this month, Beach Fossils released their new album, Somersault, and today they're sharing a video for a track from it, "Sugar." The vid was…
James Rettig | June 22, 2017 - 10:57 am

New St. Vincent Single “New York” Reportedly Out Next Friday

St. Vincent just announced her Fear The Future Tour for this fall, which means we'll probably get to hear the new album she's been working
Chris DeVille | June 22, 2017 - 10:54 am

The Apples In Stereo’s Robert Schneider Working On Unfinished Olivia Tremor Control Recordings

Elephant Six associate and the Apples In Stereo's frontman Robert Schneider is working on unfinished the Olivia Tremor Control recordings. The songwriter and producer broke…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 22, 2017 - 10:54 am

Hear Robin Pecknold Break Down Fleet Foxes’ “Mearcstapa” On Song Exploder

Fleet Foxes are the latest band to get the Song Exploder treatment. Robin Pecknold is the guest on the podcast's most recent episode, and he…
James Rettig | June 22, 2017 - 10:46 am

Paul McCartney Describes Recording “FourFive Seconds” With Kanye & Rihanna

As he announced his first tour Down Under in 24 years, Paul McCartney chatted with comic Tim Minchin for a Facebook Live session Wednesday, which…
Steve Marinucci/Billboard | June 22, 2017 - 10:37 am

Ryan Gosling, Tom Hanks, J.Lo, & More Rally For Displaced Refugees On Behalf Of Chris Cornell

Earlier this week, Chris Cornell's final music video was released on World Refugee Day. It was for his solo soundtrack song "The Promise," and it…
James Rettig | June 22, 2017 - 10:36 am

Beach House – “Baseball Diamond”

Beach House's B-Sides And Rarities will be out next week, and today the band is streaming the collection in full via NPR. We've heard iterations…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 22, 2017 - 10:27 am

Watch Jason Isbell Talk Politics, Perform “If We Were Vampires” On The Daily Show

Jason Isbell just released his new album with the 400 Unit, The Nashville Sound, and last night he went on The Daily Show With Trevor
James Rettig | June 22, 2017 - 10:23 am

Watch Mac DeMarco Perform “On The Level” On Conan With Nathan Fielder On Fake Guitar

Mac DeMarco brought his This Old Dog promotional tour to Conan last night. He performed one of the album's finest offerings, the chillwave headtrip "On
Chris DeVille | June 22, 2017 - 10:14 am

Premiere

Sam Patch – “St. Sebastian” Video

Earlier this year, Arcade Fire's Tim Kingsbury released Yeah You, And I, his debut solo album under the name Sam Patch. And today, he's back…
Peter Helman | June 22, 2017 - 10:02 am

Heems – “Blades”

The United States does not have a great track record with tolerance towards Muslims, and now, with a racist orange maniac sitting in the White…
Peter Helman | June 22, 2017 - 9:59 am
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