Small Black – “Boys Life”

By Peter Helman / July 29, 2015 - 9:49 pm

Brooklyn synthpoppers Small Black have just announced a new album, Best Blues, their first full-length since 2013’s excellent (and underrated) Limits Of Desire. As frontman Josh Kolenik explains to The New York Times’ T Magazine, lead single “Boys Life” was inspired by his experience cleaning out an old shed behind his father’s Long Island house… More »

The Gaslight Anthem Announce Indefinite Hiatus

By Peter Helman / July 29, 2015 - 8:03 pm

New Jersey rockers the Gaslight Anthem have just announced that they’ll be “taking a break” after their European tour in August in support of last year’s Get Hurt. They say that they’ll use the time to “recharge” and focus on other projects, and although the hiatus is indefinite, they do leave open the possibility of… More »

YACHT Announce New Album I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler On L.A. Billboard

By Chris DeVille / July 29, 2015 - 5:50 pm

High-concept pop duo YACHT are known for extending that adventurous spirit into extracurriculars like an iPhone app and a sunglass line. As Pitchfork reports, their latest exploit is announcing the impending release of a cleverly titled album called I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler by way of a billboard in Los Angeles. They eve… More »

George Clanton (FKA Mirror Kisses) – “Wonder Gently”

By James Rettig / July 29, 2015 - 4:58 pm

George Clanton has dropped his Mirror Kisses moniker — which is totally fine, because it was kind of a lame name — and decided to start releasing music under his own name. Clanton’s first track as his namesake is “Wonder Gently” and, while he doesn’t change up his sound drastically, it does feel a little… More »

Cat Power To Narrate Janis Joplin Documentary

By Caitlin White / July 29, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Janis, Amy Berg’s eponymous documentary about Janis Joplin, is slated for world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in early September. In advance of its screening, it has now be revealed that the documentary will feature narration from Chan Marshall, the creative force behind Cat Power and a slew of other artistic endeavors. More »

Teen Daze – “Along”

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 29, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Teen Daze released the debut single off of his forthcoming Paper Bag Records release, Morning World, back in June, reigniting some of the easy, upbeat aesthetic of his earlier releases. “Morning World” was released in two versions, a studio and home recording, and this new single has been presented in the same way. “Along” i… More »

Avicii, Deadmau5 Respond To Noel Gallagher’s EDM Insults

By Caitlin White / July 29, 2015 - 3:34 pm

Noel Gallagher has never been one to take the tactful approach, and this weekend at Scotland’s T In The Park festival, he had some choice words for a few other artists on the bill. First, he went after Avicci:… More »

Miami Horror – “Cellophane (So Cruel)” Video

By Grace Birnstengel / July 29, 2015 - 3:33 pm

Miami Horror’s new video for “Cellophane (So Cruel)” makes your dream of being in two places at once a reality. A camera pans around a room with white floors and white walls, showing people doing simple tasks alongside an extended hand or foot. The camera then follows the extended hand or foot to the next… More »

Ibeyi – “Exhibit Diaz”

By Caitlin White / July 29, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Ibeyi are a pair of 20-year-old French-Cuban twin sisters, and their self-titled debut album features a fusion of electronic elements, hip-hop, and traditional Yorùbán music. I had the chance to watch a mesmerizing live performance from the sisters at SXSW, and after watching their chemistry, it’s no real surprise that they needed to extend their… More »

Ice Cube Says Dr. Dre’s Straight Outta Compton Soundtrack Is Coming This Week, Is Basically A New Dre Album

By Chris DeVille / July 29, 2015 - 1:19 pm

During a stop by Philadelphia radio station Power 99 this morning to promote the new N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, Ice Cube let slip some big news about the movie’s Dr. Dre-curated soundtrack. We already knew it was set to feature new music from Dre plus Kendrick Lamar and Eminem. Now we know it’s coming… More »

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