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iLoveMakonnen has teamed up with Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and Despot for a remix of his track “Down 4 So Long,” which was released as a one-off earlier this year. Both Koenig and Despot contribute verses surrounded by Makonnen’s hook — Koenig shouts out the “Shmoney Dance” and Monaco on his. The track was released as part of Red Bull’s 20 Before 15, and is the final song to be released in the series, which has featured tracks from Jessie Ware, Skrillex, and Lil Herb & Earl Sweatshirt. It was recorded at Red Bull Sounds Studios in New York. Listen below.

Nicki Minaj has shared a narrative short film to accompany her new album. The Pinkprint Movie is separated into three acts that correspond with songs from the record: “The Crying Game,” “Grand Piano,” and “I Lied.” “All Things Go” plays over the opening credits. Executive producers include Minaj, Lil Wayne, Birdman, and music video director Nabil. It was directed by Taylor Cohen and Francesco Carrozzini, and stars Minaj, Willy Monfret, and Boris Kodjoe. Watch below.

Where did Claire Boucher get the name Grimes from? In an interview with The Guardian in 2012, she said that that “it’s a secret and I’m never going to tell because it’s actually really embarrassing,” and then ended up telling the reporter that she named herself after artist Ken Grimes. Turns out she was lying — she took to Twitter today to clarify the origins of her moniker and set the record straight:

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 +4Posted on Dec 20th | re: Madonna Releases Six New Tracks, Announces Album Rebel Heart (10 comments)

Yeah, I’m a little unsure of that one. But how many tracks did they all work on together? I can’t imagine it would be more than one. I know Diplo & Sophie have been working a lot together though, so maybe his influence just rubbed off.

 +11Posted on Dec 17th | re: Watch Kendrick Lamar Debut A New Song On Colbert (29 comments)

Yea yea you right. Only got to listen to it once before getting the post up. *embarrassed emoji*

This song is amazing.

 +1Posted on Dec 15th | re: Modest Mouse - "Lampshades On Fire" (42 comments)

Meant their last full-length release — clarified that above. Thanks!

 0Posted on Dec 15th | re: Panda Bear - "Boys Latin" Video (18 comments)

I assumed it was a boy because of the whole “prep school/brotherhood” aspect hinted at from the title, but who knows. Also gender is just a social construct etc etc

 0Posted on Dec 14th | re: Modest Mouse's New Album Is Called Strangers To Ourselves (14 comments)

You’re right! Fixed, thanks

 +1Posted on Dec 11th | re: Stereogum's 70 Favorite Songs Of 2014 (181 comments)

Thanks!! :~)

Def check out the full Terror Pigeon album — it’s perfect

 +5Posted on Dec 11th | re: The Week In Pop: Goddamn, People Love Pentatonix (16 comments)

Obsessed with this rumor:

 +1Posted on Dec 2nd | re: The 50 Best Albums Of 2014 (529 comments)

I’ll hop on some honorable mentions:

Jawbreaker Reunion – Lutheran Sisterhood Gun Club
The Epoch trio: Bellows’ Blue Breath, Sharpless’ The One I Wanted To Be, Small Wonder’s Wendy
Frankie Cosmos – Zentropy
Lydia Ainsworth – Right From Real
Terror Pigeon – Live It Up Before You Die It Up!

Also the Girlpool EP.

 0Posted on Nov 25th | re: Album Of The Week: Primordial Where Greater Men Have Fallen (16 comments)

And a really good one! Fixed :)

 +2Posted on Nov 21st | re: Beyoncé - "7/11" Video (15 comments)

I think (hope?) that’s what it is…