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Run The Jewels’ Fall Tour Poster Is Awesome

When Run The Jewels get done with their current European and North American mostly-festivals tour, they’re hitting the road yet again, doing a string of dates across the American south and midwest. No surprise there. Run The Jewels have been touring like fiends for the past few years straight, only taking quick breaks to record… More »

By: Tom Breihan / 11:51 am

Girlpool – “Cherry Picking”

The great Philly-via-L.A. acoustic punk duo (and recent-vintage BTW) Girlpool are a mere week away from releasing Before The World Was Big, their truly excellent debut album, and we’ve already heard “Ideal World” and the title track. They’ve now shared “Cherry Picking,” a lament about a relationship drifting apart. It’s clearly a one-take song, recorded… More »

By: Tom Breihan / 11:23 am

Watch A Cast Of Comedians Remake Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al” Video For Mikal Cronin’s “Say”

A few weeks ago, Mikal Cronin shared his video for his psych-pop jam “Turn Around,” but it wasn’t really his video. Instead, it was Kristen Schaal and a cast of comedians remaking Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” video. That was great, and now Cronin has gone back to that formula, parodying another music-video classic for his “Say”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / 10:59 am

Ariel Pink – “I Need A Minute” Video

Ariel Pink recently contributed the zooted, staggering pop song “I Need A Minute” to the soundtrack of Heaven Knows What, a new movie about heroin addiction based on Mad Love In New York City, a memoir from Arielle Holmes. Holmes stars in the movie, and she also stars alongside Pink in the new video for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / 10:18 am

Download Kevin Gates Murder For Hire Mixtape

Last week, the Louisiana rap monster Kevin Gates threw a hellacious new track called “Khaza” out into the world. As it turns out, that new song is one of seven on a new EP-length Gates mixtape called Murder For Hire. The tape follows up last year’s great Luca Brasi 2 tape, and it has Gate… More »

By: Tom Breihan / 9:53 am

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I knew what this was before I clicked on it, and I was still absolutely delighted.
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May 21, 2015 on A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP Features Kanye West, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, UGK
At any moment, there are so many Rich Gang tracks out there, put out officially and leaked, that it's hard to keep up with them. I honestly don't think I heard that one before today, but even if I had, it would've been pretty easy to miss that line if I hadn't been intently listening.
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May 13, 2015 on Rich Homie Quan Raps About Raping Somebody, Offers Feeble Apology
Oh, jeesh, so it is. Thank you, fixed.
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May 13, 2015 on Stream Valkyrie Shadows
Pretty sure this was the first BNM review P4k let me write. I have been in the game for SO LONG.
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May 4, 2015 on Separation Sunday Turns 10
If you're not from Baltimore, you can't tell me shit.
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April 29, 2015 on Watch Future Islands Make Their Triumphant Letterman Return
Underground rap operates at an accelerated pace. Two years between projects is fucking forever.
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April 15, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: The Diverging Paths Of Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa
Her appearance was a total power move for Drake, and speaking as someone who was there, it didn't derail the set at all. It was a cool thing to get to see. He did "0 to 100," yes, and it was awesome.
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April 13, 2015 on The 9 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Sunday
Lolla doesn't count; the '90s touring incarnation had nothing to do with what it is now beyond a name and a Perry Farrell involvement. The real answer would probably be the Newport Folk Festival or something, but Coachella more or less defined what an American festival would become. All these festivals out there now are doing some variation on its blueprint.
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April 12, 2015 on The 10 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Friday
Can't remember exactly what was happening, but I think there was a choice between seeing that dude and sitting down for a couple of minutes. Lots of people said he was great, but I'm confident I still made the right choice.
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April 11, 2015 on The 10 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Friday
I watched a couple of songs, and it was like, "Yup, nope, still don't get this."
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April 11, 2015 on The 10 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Friday