Taylor Swift Describes Working With Max Martin, Losing Album Of The Year To Daft Punk In Grammy Pro Talk

Despite coming out in October 2014, Taylor Swift's massive pop statement 1989 will be eligible for the 2016 Grammys. And in a new Grammy Pro…
Peter Helman | October 8, 2015 - 11:14 pm

James Blake – “The Sound Of Silence” (Simon & Garfunkel Cover)

James Blake returned to BBC Radio 1's Residency tonight, and he was joined on air by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, as Pitchfork points out.
Peter Helman | October 8, 2015 - 10:00 pm
Kendrick Lamar Announces First Kunta’s Groove Sessions Tour Dates

Kendrick Lamar Announces First Kunta’s Groove Sessions Tour Dates

A few days ago, Kendrick Lamar announced what he's billing as the first annual "Kunta's Groove Sessions" tour, taking place in "eight intimate venues" over…
Peter Helman | October 8, 2015 - 9:28 pm

Watch Don Cheadle As Miles Davis In First Miles Ahead Teaser

Don Cheadle's crowdfunded directorial debut Miles Ahead, a Miles Davis biopic starring Cheadle himself as the jazz legend, is premiering at the New York Film…
Peter Helman | October 8, 2015 - 9:00 pm

Father John Misty Explains His Taylor Swift Covers And Why He Took Them Down

Father John Misty is playing a show in Louisville, Kentucky later tonight, and, as Pitchfork points out, he stopped by local radio station 91.9 WFPK…
Peter Helman | October 8, 2015 - 8:31 pm

Hipster Runoff’s Carles Interviewed Ezra Koenig About “Indie”

What does "indie" even mean anymore? Not a whole lot, according to Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Carles, the erstwhile proprietor of famed indie blog…
Peter Helman | October 8, 2015 - 7:20 pm

Watch Amy Schumer & The Weeknd’s SNL Promos

Amy Schumer is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend with musical guest the Weeknd, so today we got the ceremonial unfunny promos. If you've ever…
Chris DeVille | October 8, 2015 - 5:31 pm

Haybaby – “Elevator Song”

Haybaby's clear sound and disciplined approach to indie rock feels relieving, an antidote to the thankfully dwindling trend of every band drenching their sound i…
Charles Innis | October 8, 2015 - 5:21 pm

Long Beard – “Turkeys” (Stereogum Premiere)

Leslie Bear makes lush, delicate folk-rock under the moniker Long Beard, which might be a masculine construction but makes sense in relation to the texture…
Caitlin White | October 8, 2015 - 3:52 pm

No Warning – “Friends In High Places”

Before he started playing guitar in Fucked Up or releasing records on his own as Young Governor, Ben Cook was the frontman of the beloved…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Neon Indian – “The Glitzy Hive”

Neon Indian's third album, VEGA INTL. Night School, is coming out next week. We've already heard a few tracks from it -- "Annie" and "Slumlord,"…
James Rettig | October 8, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Three Man Cannon – “Gold Or Silver” (Stereogum Premiere)

Three Man Cannon made the move to Philadelphia from their hometown of Scranton with their last album, Pretty Many People, and with that transition came…
James Rettig | October 8, 2015 - 2:12 pm

The Week In Pop: I Took My Mom To A Sam Smith Concert

Back in spring 2014, when Sam Smith was beginning his climb from angel-voiced Disclosure collaborator to world-conquering superstar, I worried about the direction his career
Chris DeVille | October 8, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Christine And The Queens – “Jonathan” (Feat. Perfume Genius)

Christine And The Queens is Héloïse Letissier, a French songwriter who earned the title of female artist of the year in her home country. She'…
Caitlin White | October 8, 2015 - 1:51 pm

Kurt Cobain – “And I Love Her” (The Beatles Cover)

We heard a portion of Kurt Cobain's Beatles cover from Montage Of Heck earlier this year, but it disappeared quickly. Now "And I Love Her"…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 8, 2015 - 1:45 pm

Ciara – “Paint It Black” (The Rolling Stones Cover)

In case you live under a rock and haven't been following the breakup cycle that's dogged Ciara and Future since the dissolution of their engagement
Caitlin White | October 8, 2015 - 1:09 pm

Johanan – “Holy Spirit” (Stereogum Premiere)

Johanan is a Swedish producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who burst onto the scene with one of those majestic and anthemic songs that demands your attention.
Caitlin White | October 8, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Fresh Snow – “Don’t Fuck A Gift Horse In The Mouth” (Feat. Damian Abraham) Video (NSFW)

Last week, my friend Damian Abraham, the singer of Fucked Up, became a father for the third time. And somehow, during the hazy initial day…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, & Kris Kristofferson – “April 5th”

Elvis Costello's memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, is due out on October 13th, and last month he announced that the book would be accompanied…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 8, 2015 - 12:26 pm

Pity Sex – “What Might Soothe You?” Video

Pity Sex just shared “What Might Soothe You?,” the lead single to their upcoming sophomore album White Hot Moon, last week, and they’re already back…
James Rettig | October 8, 2015 - 12:18 pm

Dev09 – “You Made Me”

Dev09 is an 18-year-old pop singer from South Bend, Indiana who makes sparse and stylish music and who recently linked up with the producer Stelio…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2015 - 12:14 pm

Day Wave – “You Are Who You Are”

Oakland's Jackson Phillips holds down Day Wave, a one-man project that cranks out hazily muted bedroom indie-pop and consistently sounds more like a band tha…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2015 - 11:54 am

Stream Chris Walla Tape Loops

Tape Loops is a completely different beast from Chris Walla's 2008 solo debut, Field Manual. Its sparse abstraction reflects a desire to get away from…
James Rettig | October 8, 2015 - 11:49 am

Eddie Vedder Is Basically A Chicago Cub Now

The eternally cursed Chicago Cubs are currently enjoying a fairlytale season, with an extremely likable young team and a fun hashtag ("#wearegood"), along with the…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2015 - 11:34 am

Porches – “Hour”

Porches' Aaron Maine, aka Ronald Paris, is still in his twenties, but he's managed to fit the artistic evolution of a lifetime into a few…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 8, 2015 - 11:23 am

ZHU x Bone Thugs-N-Harmony x Trombone Shorty – “Hold Up, Wait A Minute”

Steven Zhu aka electronic producer ZHU is releasing his Genesis Series project tomorrow. The series features a whole host of big names in the electronic…
Caitlin White | October 8, 2015 - 11:15 am

Eleanor Friedberger – “False Alphabet City” Video

Eleanor Friedberger just premiered her first new single since 2013's Personal Record, titled "False Alphabet City." It also marks Friedberger's first release since signing to…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 8, 2015 - 11:11 am

Woozy – “Painted White”

The New Orleans DIY trio Woozy describe their sound as "sadgaze/bummercore," and that's probably about the best self-description you could ever hope to hear a…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2015 - 11:09 am

Stream Small Black Best Blues

Small Black were riding high on the chill wave back in 2010 with their debut, New Chain, and they're keeping the spirit of that sound…
James Rettig | October 8, 2015 - 10:55 am
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