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Download Caroline Polachek’s Free Surprise Instrumental Album Drawing The Target Around The Arrow

Last month, the much-loved New York duo Chairlift announced their breakup, and they'll head out on a farewell tour this spring. In their breakup announcement,…
Tom Breihan | 9:25 am

Ryan Adams – “Doomsday”

Right now, Ryan Adams is helping Liz Phair record her double-album comeback, which means he's already earned himself at least a year's worth of goodwill.
Tom Breihan | 8:45 am

Stream Japandroids Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

It's been nearly five years since Japandroids released their last album, the fiery instant classic Celebration Rock. And it's taken that amount of time for…
Tom Breihan | 8:29 am

Taylor Bennett Comes Out As Bisexual

The Chicago rapper Taylor Bennett is best-known for being Chance The Rapper's younger brother, but he's also a promising artist in his own right. Two…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 3:48 pm

Chrisette Michele Playing Trump Inauguration

After some considerable struggles, Donald Trump's inauguration has finally managed to land a few performers, though none of them are especially A-list. This morning, we…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Stream Lushlife My Idols Are Dead + My Enemies Are In Power

Yesterday, the Philadelphia rapper and producer Lushlife, a man who has blurred genres in smart ways for years now, released an urgent protest mixtape called…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 11:37 am

Status Ain't Hood

Grime Pioneer Wiley Has Nothing Left To Prove

The veteran grime MC/producer Wiley and I are the same age: 37. Old enough to be old as fuck but young enough to feel like…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 11:08 am

Watch Jim James Sing “The World’s Smiling Now” On James Corden

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James released his solo album Eternally Even last fall, and last night he turned up as the musical guest on…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 11:06 am

Okkervil River – “Mary On A Wave” Video

Okkervil River released their album Away last year, and they've already made videos for its songs "Okkervil River R.I.P.," "The Industry," "Judey On A Street,"
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 10:35 am

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Sleep Drifter”

Australian garage-psych monsters King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have ambitious plans to release five albums in 2017, and the first of those albums, Flying
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 10:08 am

Jeff Rosenstock – “Pash Rash” Video

Last year was a great one for pop-punk, and one of the main reasons was WORRY., the inventive and impassioned Jeff Rosenstock album. Today, Rosenstock…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 9:53 am

Watch Migos Do “Bad & Boujee” On Kimmel

Yesterday, Migos' brain-conquering Atlanta rap monster "Bad & Boujee" lost its spot at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 after only one week. It was dethroned…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 9:38 am

Tony Orlando Will Perform At Inauguration

The list of performers at Donald Trump's inauguration is slowly, painfully coming together. After just about every prominent musician in the world turned down invitations,…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 9:23 am

R.I.P. William Onyeabor

The Nigerian funk artist William Onyeabor has died. According to a statement on Facebook, Onyeabor passed away "peacefully in his sleep following a brief illness"
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2017 - 9:04 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

I didn't think either of them was that good.
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December 20, 2016 on The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016
I didn't think it was that good.
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December 20, 2016 on The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016
I didn't think it was that good.
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December 20, 2016 on The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016
new bigbang album is out this week, but apparently t.o.p. has to start his mandatory military service right now, so the group is calling it quits.
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December 16, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
entirely true. also south korea is crawling with boy bands, so yes, that is a competitive title.
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December 16, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Way closer to the former. His music is still great. I'm just extremely pissed off at him right now.
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December 14, 2016 on J. Cole Is Making Comfort-Food Rap, And That’s OK
Yes, if Pinegrove headlined festivals. (I'm maybe the one person on staff here who doesn't like Pinegrove that much.)
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December 14, 2016 on J. Cole Is Making Comfort-Food Rap, And That’s OK
Yeah, I thought it was pretty fun as these things go. Relax, buddy.
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December 14, 2016 on Watch Bruno Mars Do A Delightful Carpool Karaoke With James Corden
It's more of a tonal thing throughout. There's no one moment where the Hindenburg explodes.
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December 8, 2016 on Watch Madonna Do A Ferociously Awkward Carpool Karaoke With James Corden
You know that thing where someone is being nice to you for a reason (I was interviewing him for Urb magazine) but you still get the feeling that, in other circumstances, he would be an absolute dick to you? It was like that.
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November 15, 2016 on Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Bullied By Immortal Technique In High School
I had dinner with Immortal Technique once, and I would frankly be shocked if he was *not* doing shit like this.
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November 15, 2016 on Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Bullied By Immortal Technique In High School
Noname should've been AOTW. I'm pretty sure I didn't have time to process it before writing that week's piece.
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November 1, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Saba Bucket List Project
http://www.villagevoice.com/blogs/dipset-invades-kiddie-pop-extravaganza-6386106
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October 19, 2016 on Justin Bieber Asks Screaming Front-Row Fans To Be Less Obnoxious
I'm glad you guys all realize that I'm being serious all the time. Sometimes people think I'm joking. They are always wrong. Thanks for recognizing.
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October 17, 2016 on Russell Crowe Throws Azealia Banks Out Of His Hotel Party In Bizarre Incident
I think of him more as the chattering-teeth guy.
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October 14, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week