Ceremony – “Your Life In France (Liberation Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

By James Rettig / 9:06 am

Before their new album The L Shaped Man, Ceremony weren’t really the kind of band that you could remix. There just wasn’t enough breathing room in any of their tracks for someone to wedge themselves in there and break it down. But with a lighter sound comes some more freedom, which allowed David West from… More »

Jay Rock – “Money Trees Deuce”

By Tom Breihan / 8:58 am

L.A. rap bruiser Jay Rock is a member of the Black Hippy crew with Kendrick Lamar, and he was the only crew member who got a guest verse on Kendrick’s album Good Kid, m.A.A.d City. (On this year’s To Pimp A Butterfly, nobody from the crew was invited. It wasn’t that kind of album.) The… More »

Watch Florence + The Machine Perform “Ship To Wreck” On Jimmy Fallon

By James Rettig / 8:58 am

Florence + The Machine just released their really solid new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, and Florence Welch is starting to make the late-night rounds, thankfully without the stool that she had to drag around to her appearances on Saturday Night Live and Jools Holland. She was already back on her feet earlier… More »

Ed Sheeran Took Jay Z And Beyoncé To A Midtown Pub And Covered “Empire State Of Mind”

By James Rettig / 8:46 am

Beyoncé slummed it with Ed Sheeran at a midtown bar over the weekend after Sheeran’s performance on Sunday night at Barclays Center. (Jay Z was there, too.) Sheeran mentioned the hangout briefly on Jimmy Fallon in an interview, which led Vulture to do some investigative reporting to get the full scoop. Turns out they were… More »

Blur – “Ong Ong” Video

By Tom Breihan / 8:43 am

Britpop legends Blur have just released their video for the bouncy, charming “Ong Ong”; it follows their “Lonesome Street” clip as the second video from their reunion album The Magic Whip, and it’s a good one. The video delights in absurdity. Most of it is an animated version of a fictional old video game, with… More »

Albert Hammond Jr. – “Losing Touch”

By James Rettig / 8:22 am

Albert Hammond Jr. is gearing up to release his third solo album, Momentary Masters, next month. We’ve already heard lead single “Born Slippy” and now he’s shared another new one called “Losing Touch,” which he played last weekend at Primavera Sound. Hammond’s made another uplifting pop song that makes me feel like I’m back i… More »

Camera Shy – “Colors Radiate”

By Caitlin White / June 2, 2015 - 6:04 pm

Alexandra Morte and Nick Bassett began working together in Whirr, but their indie-pop project, Camera Shy, veers off into sweeter, lilting territory. This is just one of many musical projects for Bassett, who is also the bassist for Nothing and formerly was a member of the excellent metal/shoegaze band Deafheaven. Back to the present: Morte… More »

Watch Jamie xx Perform “Loud Places” With A Choir On Le Grand Journal

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 2, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Jamie xx’s dark horse of an electronic pop album, In Colour, drops today — in fact, it’s our Album Of The Week! — and today he made an appearance on France’s nightly news and talk show, Le Grand Journal. He was joined by his xx bandmates Romy Madley-Croft and Oliver Sim, Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint,… More »

Class Actress – “More Than You” Video

By James Rettig / June 2, 2015 - 5:20 pm

A few weeks back, Class Actress released her glitzy, reinvigorated new track “More Than You” after a four year break following her debut album, Rapprocher. The new video for the track capitalizes on Elizabeth Harper’s glossier sound, setting her up as a femme fatale against a backdrop of bold colors, neon lights, and ostentatious decor. More »

Album Of The Week: Jamie xx In Colour

By Tom Breihan / June 2, 2015 - 5:17 pm

When Jamie xx played Coachella, people danced. Maybe that shouldn’t be surprising; Jamie xx is, at least on the face of it, a famous dance music producer who made a Drake/Rihanna hit once. But Jamie xx makes wallflower music, and a festival like Coachella is not traditionally kind to people who make wallflower music. The… More »

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