Action Bronson – “Baby Blue” (Feat. Chance The Rapper) (Prod. Mark Ronson)

By Chris DeVille / March 2, 2015
Action Bronson's latest Mr. Wonderful single "Baby Blue" reunites him with Chance The Rapper, who contributes one of his signature raspy, sing-song hooks (co-written by Zane Lowe!) and raps the final verse. Bronsolino delivers plenty of quotables as usual, and Mark Ronson's beat is a bright and radio-friendly callback to his work with Amy Winehouse… More »


Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin Comes Out In 88 Years

By Chris DeVille / March 2, 2015
Last spring the world got a brief preview of Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, the secret Wu-Tang Clan album that will be released in a limited edition of 1 and auctioned off to the highest bidder. That might be all most of us hear from the project for the rest of our… More »


The Short, Strange Music Career Of Leonard Nimoy

By Phil Freeman / March 2, 2015
Leonard Nimoy passed away on Friday at the age of 83. The actor was best known for playing the alien Mr. Spock on the 1960s TV show Star Trek and in multiple associated movies beginning in the late 1970s and running all the way to 2013. But there was much more to him than that… More »


Watch Glen Hansard Cover Songs: Ohia’s “Hold On Magnolia” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Chris DeVille / March 2, 2015
"Hold On Magnolia" is the soul-decimating conclusion to Songs: Ohia's Magnolia Electric Company, the late Jason Molina's masterpiece of graceful desperation. It's one of those songs that absolutely flattens you with sadness, an all-time classic in the storied history of weeping country-western laments. So I'm immensely satisfied that Glen Hansard chose to cover it… More »


Watch Portlandia‘s Kath & Dave Try To Make An Impression On Paul Simon

By James Rettig / March 2, 2015
Portlandia is wrapping up in a few weeks, and the fifth season has been sadly lacking on the musical guest star front. On this week's episode, however, Paul Simon makes an appearance opposite some recurring favorites, Kath and Dave. Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen do their best to make an impression on Simon, turning a… More »


Courtney Barnett – “Depreston”

By Tom Breihan / March 2, 2015
Courtney Barnett has a new album coming out soon, and that is a reason to be excited that you are a living human being with functional ears. Barnett's already earned herself an Album Of The Week thanks to 2013's great The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas, but her forthcoming Sometimes I SitMore »


Deerhoof – “What Have You Done For Me Lately” (Janet Jackson Cover)

By Chris DeVille / March 2, 2015
Deerhoof's La Isla Bonita was largely inspired by Janet Jackson and Madonna, so much so that single "Paradise Girls" evolved from a demo of the band covering Jackson's "What Have You Done For Me Lately." Today the noise-pop veterans have shared that demo to help connect the dots between their inspiration and… More »


Mumford & Sons Announce Electric Third Album Wilder Mind

By James Rettig / March 2, 2015
Mumford & Sons have announced the details of their third full-length, Wilder Mind, and it's bound to sound pretty different from the rest of the folk-rock group's output. As As they told Rolling Stone, the band went completely electric for the new album, ditching the folkier elements that catapulted them to fame. "We felt… More »


Panda Bear – “Boys Latin (Andy Stott Remix)”

By James Rettig / March 2, 2015
Andy Stott has graced Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper highlight "Boys Latin" with his experimental touch. And it may as well be "Boys Latin" in name only, because the remix sounds pretty much nothing like the original. Gone is the wavy, seasick to-and-fro beat, replaced here with a squelching and mechanical churn. The only… More »


Stream Heems Eat Pray Thug

By Tom Breihan / March 2, 2015
The former Das Racist rapper Heems has recorded a couple of mixtapes since his group split up, but he hasn't made a proper, commercially-available debut album until now. Heems recorded Eat Pray Thug in Brooklyn and Mumbai, and it's been done for a while, with its release held up because of sample-clearance issues. It's a… More »


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