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Preview Cut Copy’s Ambient January Tape

The most recent Cut Copy album was 2013's Free Your Mind, but the Australian band have been hard at work on a follow-up over the…
James Rettig | 5:03 pm

Ricky Eat Acid – “Nice To See You”

"Nice To See You," the second single from Ricky Eat Acid's upcoming new album Talk To You Soon, is absolutely massive. I was floored when…
James Rettig | 4:16 pm

Livestream Austin City Limits Festival 2016 Here

The Austin City Limits Festival returns for its 15th year this weekend (for the first of two weekends), and the lineup is pretty stacked. Not…
James Rettig | 3:00 pm

Le Tigre Reuniting To Release One-Off Track Next Month

The great dance-punk group Le Tigre, which is fronted by Kathleen Hanna, have gotten back together to record a new track that's set to be…
James Rettig | 1:48 pm

Morrissey Cancels Tomorrow’s Concert In Japan

There's a reasonable expectation now that if Morrissey has a concert scheduled, there's a good chance it gets cancelled, so it shouldn't come as too…
James Rettig | 11:20 am

Watch Jimmy Eat World Perform “Sure And Certain” On Colbert

Jimmy Eat World are releasing a new album, Integrity Blues, next month -- the follow-up to 2013's Damage -- and we've heard two tracks from…
James Rettig | 11:05 am

Watch Mary J. Blige’s Full Apple Music Interview With Hillary Clinton

Earlier this week, Apple Music announced that they would host an exclusive interview between Mary J. Blige and Hillary Clinton, and advertised it with a…
James Rettig | 10:52 am

Kimbra – “Sweet Relief”

New Zealand pop artist Kimbra has shared her first new song since the release of her sophomore album The Golden Echo in 2013. It's a…
James Rettig | 10:26 am

Major Lazer & Showtek – “Believer”

The last Major Lazer single we got was "Cold Water," which featured Justin Bieber and MØ and has been creeping up the Billboard charts since…
James Rettig | 10:10 am

Oasis – “Angel Child” (Demo)

Oasis' 1997 album Be Here Now is being reissued next month, and one of the special additions being included with the reissue is a collection…
James Rettig | 9:53 am

Watch Metallica’s Epic “Moth Into Flame” Performance On Fallon

Metallica have been in New York City for the past few days, playing shows and promoting their upcoming new album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, the legendary band's…
James Rettig | 9:38 am

LIV (Lykke Li x Miike Snow x Peter Björn & John) – “Wings Of Love”

LIV is a new collaboration between some Swedish pop heavyweights -- Lykke Li, Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg, and Peter Bjorn & John's…
James Rettig | 9:27 am

Zeds Dead – “Stardust” (Feat. Twin Shadow)

Canadian production duo Zeds Dead have announced a new album called Northern Lights, and it boasts a pretty impressive guest list: Rivers Cuomo and Pusha…
James Rettig | September 29, 2016 - 3:48 pm

Hear Car Seat Headrest’s Piano-Heavy “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales” Live Rendition

Car Seat Headrest have a habit of switching up the arrangements of their songs in new and inventive ways when playing them live, and last…
James Rettig | September 29, 2016 - 1:16 pm


Doubles – “Plant”

Out of the ashes of O-Face rises Doubles, a new four-piece started by some of the members of that group. They're now based in Philadelphia,…
James Rettig | September 29, 2016 - 12:14 pm

Phantogram – “You’re Mine”

Phantogram's new album, Three, is finally coming out next week after a long lead-up that started back in May and included the singles "You Don't
James Rettig | September 29, 2016 - 11:41 am

Lower Dens – “Maneater” (Hall & Oates Cover) (Studio Version)

Last year, Lower Dens covered Hall & Oates' 1982 hit "Maneater" for a SiriusXMU live in-studio session, and the track has consistently popped up in…
James Rettig | September 29, 2016 - 11:11 am

Fucked Up – “This Mother Forever”

Toronto hardcore band Fucked Up have shared a new single called "This Mother Forever," which drummer Jonah Falco teased back in April. It's 16 minutes…
James Rettig | September 29, 2016 - 10:55 am

Watch David Gilmour Do “Comfortably Numb” With Benedict Cumberbatch In London

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour is wrapping up a year-long tour in support of his 2015 solo album, Rattle That Lock, with a five-night run…
James Rettig | September 29, 2016 - 10:22 am

Babymetal Are Getting An Action-Adventure Series

Japanese pop-metal group Babymetal have been met with their fair share of derision, but their popularity seems to only be growing. Now, a new digital…
James Rettig | September 29, 2016 - 10:09 am

Hear “New Globe” From Toro Y Moi’s New Ambient Project PLUM

In addition to his main gig as Toro Y Moi, Chaz Bundick tends to have a few side projects going on at once. The latest…
James Rettig | September 28, 2016 - 4:57 pm

Run For Cover Records Announces Inaugural Something In The Way Fest Featuring Alex G, Elvis Depressedly, More

Run For Cover Records has been around since 2004, but it seems like in the past few years the Boston-based label has reached another level.
James Rettig | September 28, 2016 - 4:24 pm

Check Out The Nude Iggy Pop Drawings From A New Brooklyn Museum Exhibit

Earlier this year, Iggy Pop was the guest model for a nude life drawing session at the New York Academy Of Art as part of…
James Rettig | September 28, 2016 - 3:51 pm

Tom Petty To Be Honored With MusiCares Person Of The Year Tribute Concert

For the past two-and-a-half decades during the week before the Grammy Awards, one legacy artist has been named the MusiCares Person of the Year and…
James Rettig | September 28, 2016 - 11:21 am

Lollapalooza 2017 South America Lineups

Lollapalooza's three South American iterations in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile are returning next year, and their lineups have just been announced. Metallica, the Strokes, the…
James Rettig | September 28, 2016 - 10:41 am

Dungen – “Jakten genom skogen”

Progressive Swedish mood-setters Dungen just released an album called Allas Sak last year, and they're already back with another one: It's called Häxan and was…
James Rettig | September 28, 2016 - 10:11 am

Watch Regina Spektor Perform “Bleeding Heart” On Colbert

Regina Spektor's new album, Remember Us To Life, comes out at the end of this week. We've heard a few tracks from it so far…
James Rettig | September 28, 2016 - 9:54 am

Fleet Foxes Frontman Gives His Sweater To Longtime Proprietor Of Fansite About It

Five years ago, a Fleet Foxes fan started a Tumblr dedicated to a very nice sweater that frontman Robin Pecknold was spotted wearing a lot.
James Rettig | September 28, 2016 - 9:23 am

Solange Announces New Album A Seat At The Table, Out Friday

Solange Knowles has announced that she will release a new album called A Seat At The Table at the end of this week on 9/30.
James Rettig | September 27, 2016 - 6:10 pm

Stream Microwave Much Love

Last month, we named Atlanta-based four-piece Microwave a Band To Watch and talked to frontman Nathan Hardy, an ex-Mormon who uses the songs on their…
James Rettig | September 27, 2016 - 5:08 pm

Comments from James Rettig

Argh I missed an opportunity to make a good joke...
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September 26, 2016 on Record Labels Sue One Of Those YouTube-Ripping Sites
I definitely see how the lyrics could be read as such (and you could be completely right! idk), but I ultimately came to the conclusion that, for as whiny as it is, it doesn't really read as disrespectful to me. Which is just my personal interpretation, but I do think it's very self-aware, and the song plays with perspective in an interesting way (see: I think most of the spoken word part is from Amber's "perspective," though I wouldn't fully commit to that). Of course, the whole album could turn out to be some sadsack poor-me straight boy bullshit and I'll have to backtrack on this completely, but I am holding out hope that Longstreth isn't that dumb. And this is coming from someone who never really fucked with the Longstreth-only iteration of the band, and always thought Amber and Angel and etc's contributions were always the best parts. So we'll see!! But I feel you.
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September 23, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
oops yep this should be fixed in a sec :)
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September 23, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Yeah, throwing my lil weight behind the LVL UP album! That closing track is so crazy epic.
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September 20, 2016 on Album Of The Week: How To Dress Well Care
argh thank you! been a crazy day, fixed
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September 20, 2016 on Hello Shark – “Alligator”
I just said the same thing in Slack a few minutes ago!! I think they're both pretty much perfect albums, but I listen to individual songs from SLM a lot more than BO nowadays. "The Socialites" & "Unto Caesar" 4ever
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September 19, 2016 on Dirty Projectors Tease First New Music In Forever
Not sure if it'll actually work since you're in Canada, but I think there's a little glitch with the NPR embed because that's displaying for me too here in NY. Maybe try clicking through to the site because I can hear it then...
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September 15, 2016 on Stream Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
"(pair or pa-yer)," says their Twitter. So I guess like the fruit! Or however you want.
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September 8, 2016 on Peaer – “Third Law”
I was so close to making a catfish joke in the post but figured you guys would pick up the slack. :') Thanks
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September 8, 2016 on Watch Katy Perry Surprise Orlando Shooting Survivor On Ellen, Offer To Pay His Tuition
Wrote this before my morning coffee settled in ;)
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September 1, 2016 on Ugh, Justin Bieber Covered Tupac On BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge
Yep, we got some bad info. Should be updated momentarily! Thanks :)
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August 24, 2016 on Crying – “Wool In The Wash”
This is so important. Thank you. Never delete this.
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August 23, 2016 on Please Watch These Pokémon Dance
It was ok! I only caught the last half of it because Melvins were at the same time, but I was impressed for what it was... But I'm also very much not the target audience for it, so I didn't really have anything to say about it.
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August 15, 2016 on 9 Memorable Moments From Eaux Claires 2016
Both? Neither? I debated that in my head, actually.
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August 10, 2016 on Stream JEFF The Brotherhood Zone
We'll definitely keep this in mind for the future. I know these exclusive streams are frustrating, and we mostly decide on a case-by-case basis whether it's worth posting/alerting you guys to their existence. I decided to post this one since I know a lot of commenters are hyped on the band and I don't think the album's going to get any other coverage beyond this, so I wanted to give people a space to discuss it if they wanted to. Get that it sucks if you're not an Apple Music subscriber, but also I personally hate all streaming services!! I'm still desperately clinging onto my mp3s...
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July 29, 2016 on Stream Wild Beasts Boy King
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July 26, 2016 on Carpool Karaoke Series Coming To Apple Music
No one is safe from Carly Slay Jepsen
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July 21, 2016 on Danny L Harle – “Supernatural” (Feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)