Atlanta sludge-metal outfit Mastodon have some new merch for sale, including a Thanksgiving t-shirt that some are claiming is racist. The tee highlights the atrocities of American colonialism by…   Read Story »
As we've reported and deconstructed before, Black Flag reunited this year in the form of two competing versions made up of various members of the band. Band founder Greg Ginn has received a fair…   Read Story »
For the non-Americans out there, this is probably all a bit hard to process, but one of our goofiest annual traditions is that every year, right around Thanksgiving, the president will "pardon"…   Read Story »
Putting together her great 2012 EP True, the EP that turned her into an indie sensation, Solange Knowles worked closely with Dev Hynes, who records as Blood Orange. Hynes worked as a producer,…   Read Story »
Aside from the fact that it has thus far produced only two new songs instead of a whole new album, the Blur reunion has more or less been a resounding success for more than a year now. But this past…   Read Story »
The Beastie Boys have always been vocal about their refusal to license their music for TV commercials, but I'd thought they'd made an exception for the Princess Machine, a girls' toy that puts big…   Read Story »
In his recent conversation on Bret Easton Ellis's podcast, Kanye West took a moment to say some unkind things about Zappos, the massive online shoe retailer: "I got into this giant argument with the…   Read Story »
Just after midnight, eco- and animal-friendly lightning rod Grimes aka Claire Boucher excitedly posted to Tumblr about the existence of the new Ben & Jerry's flavor Scotchy Scotch Scotch (which is…   Read Story »
David Byrne has become quite the opinionated blogger lately. He condemned Spotify and the pricy New York economy in a pair of recent essays, and now he's got the National Security Agency in his…   Read Story »
In its new year-end issue, GQ names Kendrick Lamar as one of its Men of the Year and features a Kendrick profile from the writer Steve Marsh. The profile says a lot of nice things about Kendrick, but…   Read Story »