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Weezer’s new album Everything Will Be Alright In The End looms ever closer, and earlier this week, the band debuted its first single: the big, chunky back-to-basics statement “Back To The Shack.” The denizens of our comments section put some serious time into figuring out whether this was a good song or what, and the results may still be inconclusive. And last night, the band took the song to late-night TV for the first time, performing it for Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show and getting a boisterous “that’s the way to do it, brotha!” for their troubles. (At this point, I’m just waiting for Fallon to hate a performance, gravely shaking his head and muttering, “That’s not the way to do it, brotha.”) Weezer also get bonus points for keeping an Ace Frehley bobblehead prominently displayed on an amp. Watch their performance below.

Jeremih and Shlohmo are an unlikely combination for a lot of obvious reasons. One is a black guy from Chicago who sings slick, radio-directed R&B, and the other is a white guy from Los Angeles who produces tricky, intricate instrumental bass music. They probably would’ve never gotten together if Yours Truly hadn’t matched them up to make the single “Bo Peep (Do U Right)” as part of the Songs From Scratch series more than a year ago, and they probably wouldn’t have kept working together, making the new free EP No More, if that first song hadn’t turned out to be something transcendent. But beyond the surface differences, both of them have something much more important in common: They’re both really, really good at what they do, and that’s the reason we still know their names.

Amy Winehouse died three years ago today, and to commemorate her death, the comic book company Bluewater Productions, which seems to specialize exclusively in quickie comic-book bios of dead celebrities, has published a Winehouse comic called Tribute: Amy Winehouse. The book, which Michael L. Frizell wrote and Jayfri Hashim drew, exists in the grand tradition of the company’s recent, fascinatingly terrible Tribute: Kurt Cobain, with the troubling additional factor that it’s probably supposed to give boners. Below, check out a few of the pages, many of which revolve around a topless Winehouse getting tattooed and thinking song lyrics to herself.


 +14Posted on Jul 18th | re: Portrait Of An American Family Turns 20 (32 comments)

Oh shit, I missed the Punk in Drublic anniversary?!?

 +4Posted on Jul 7th | re: Death From Above 1979 - "Trainwreck 1979" (30 comments)

Yes and yes, thanks.

Yes and yes, and also shout out to Jessica Szor from Gossip Girl.

This is true. Fixed.

 +2Posted on Jun 19th | re: Mixtape Of The Week: Young L MVP (6 comments)

I had high hopes, but it’s pretty bad.

 +3Posted on Jun 17th | re: The 50 Best Albums Of 2014 So Far (253 comments)


Pharrell – G I R L
Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate
Vince Staples – Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2
Lil Herb – Welcome To Fazoland
Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso

 +3Posted on Jun 11th | re: Mixtape Of The Week: Tim Vocals Timtations (8 comments)

I will oblige. Here are my thoughts on the Death Grips thing: I hate it. I tried again, and I continue to hate pretty much everything they do. That’s about as far as my thoughts go.

 +3Posted on May 30th | re: The 5 Best Videos Of The Week (7 comments)

No but it’s blood and not boobs.

 +1Posted on May 29th | re: Billy Corgan With A Dog Isn't Quite As Amusing (5 comments)

He was Big Tim Riggins until we figured out that that was too hard to yell.

 +6Posted on May 28th | re: Mixtape Of The Week: PeeWee Longway The Blue M&M (8 comments)

I live in VA. Got out of NYC 5 and a half years ago.