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Jack White’s New Jay Z Vinyl Has A Concealed Flexi Disc You Access With A Knife

Have we reached peak vinyl? Probably, yeah, and shit like this doesn’t help. After already releasing a superfluous box set of eight 7-inch records containing Jay Z’s latest artistic flop, Magna Carta … Holy Grail (which was, let’s remember, initially released via Samsung phone), Third Man Records is double-dipping and putting out a more traditional… More »

By: James Rettig / July 31, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Baio – “Endless Rhythm”

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio is prepping the release of his debut solo full-length, The Names, and he’s just shared another new track called “Endless Rhythm” following earlier singles “Brainwash yyrr Face” and “Sister Of Pearl.” This one comes accompanied by a lyric video directed by Daniel Navetta and Tyler Haft made up of still shot… More »

By: James Rettig / July 31, 2015 - 12:57 pm

Stream Mac DeMarco’s Another One And Read His Track-By-Track Commentary

We’ve pretty much already heard every track from Mac DeMarco’s upcoming new mini-album, Another One, whether because he’s already officially put out over half of the eight songs featured, or because it’s been “out there” for a long while. So, though it may seem a little anti-climactic, the whole thing is now officially streaming over… More »

By: James Rettig / July 31, 2015 - 11:21 am

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Warm Blood”

Here it is: “Warm Blood.” Say what you want about the first four E•MO•TION singles, but Carly Rae Jepsen’s latest is indisputable, unfuckwithable pop genius. On my first run-through of the album — which was only a little over a month ago, something that’s insane to think about compared to how many times I’ve played… More »

By: James Rettig / July 31, 2015 - 9:53 am

Willis Earl Beal – “Survive”

The seemingly boundless creative output of Willis Earl Beal continues with this year’s NOCTURNES, an album he recorded after a move out to the solitary woods of Olympia, Washington. We’ve already heard “Flying So Low” from the record, and now here’s another one. “Survive” could almost be seen a response to critics, who were eager… More »

By: James Rettig / July 30, 2015 - 5:01 pm

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Yep! And she’s releasing another new song for the next two Fridays, so get ready for a whole month of it ;)

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July 31, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We’re all obsessing in the office over how hot he looks here.

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July 21, 2015 on Sufjan Stevens Announces Fall US Tour Dates

Oop, that was from an earlier draft before the video was actually up. (It took forever to be uploaded.) I just used that as a placeholder figuring he would do something weird because he usually does! Fixed to something more ~appropriate~

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July 16, 2015 on Watch Father John Misty And 50 Cent On Conan

Pretty sure it is a reference to the Pink Floyd album A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, if that helps! It’s also the lyric that closes out the record.

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July 16, 2015 on Adult Mom – “Laying On My Floor”

My original headline was actually gonna be “Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Finally Change Their Dumb Name” but I thought that was too mean :(

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July 15, 2015 on Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Change Name To JR JR

oops :P Beats 1 is new for all of us

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July 10, 2015 on Drake – “Energy” Video

Oh damn I didn’t even catch that. I noticed they weirdly referred to “Cleopatra” as something on the next album… Weird!

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July 10, 2015 on Rivers Cuomo Sitcom DeTour Is Not Happening After All

Looks like it was up in the New Zealand store and quickly pulled down, which would explain the prices in the screenshot.

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July 9, 2015 on The Weeknd’s New Album Beauty Behind The Madness Is Out Next Month

That’s kind of what I was getting at in 5 Best Songs last week. The album definitely opens up the more you listen to it, but it’s still very much more of the same.

When I’m not listening to it, I think, “It’s so boring that they did the same thing again!” But I pretty much forget about that when I actually turn it on because it’s so pretty and well-constructed.

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July 9, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Tame Impala Currents