Chief Keef – “Ain’t Missing You” (Feat Jenn Em) Video

By Caitlin White / July 6, 2015 - 5:25 pm

This weekend, Chicago’s foremost rap site Fake Shore Drive posted a marvelous thing: Chief Keef interpolating John Waite’s classic ’80s country-slash-pop gem “Ain’t Missing You.” My personal favorite version — before this one — is the Alison Krauss duet with Waite that appeared on A Hundred Miles Or More: A Collection. That means there’s only… More »

Stream EZTV Calling Out

By Grace Birnstengel / July 6, 2015 - 3:51 pm

Brooklyn newbies EZTV (not to be confused with the torrenting service of the same name) recorded their debut full-length album, Calling Out, with Jarvis Taveniere of Woods. The whole “gently jangly” thing (in the words of our own Chris DeVille) is now streaming in full up until its release on Friday. You could compare part… More »

SiR – “Right By You”

By Lisa Brown / July 6, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Inglewood singer-songwriter SiR is one of L.A.’s latest indie R&B acts and is set to emerge on the scene with his debut Seven Sundays later this month. “Right By You” is his second personal and relatable heartbreak single produced by J. LBS, who has worked with R. Kelly, Jhené Aiko, Big KRIT, and more. It… More »

Your Old Droog – “We Don’t Know You”

By Caitlin White / July 6, 2015 - 2:42 pm

Your Old Droog is releasing new music, even though it’s become clear that he is not, in fact, Nas. His latest track is called “We Don’t Know You” and will be on a forthcoming Nicest EP that’s out 7/17. It flips a smooth, jazzy piano sample and some ’90s rhythms around the fairly obvious hook… More »

Worriers – “Yes All Cops” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 6, 2015 - 12:06 pm

“Yes All Cops” is a protest song designed to combat complacency. Worriers use the rhetoric of apologists (“Not all cops are bad”) and flip it, suggesting that anyone in a position of power deserves to be carefully scrutinized, that remaining silent in the face of oppression is often more damaging than taking a risk and… More »

No Devotion – “Addition”

By Caitlin White / July 6, 2015 - 11:12 am

Emerging from the dark cloud surrounding convicted child sex offender Ian Watkins and their former Welsh metal band Lostprophets, No Devotion are well on their way to, well, permanence. Former Thursday and current United Nations member Geoff Rickly took over as frontman for the newly christened band, and last year they realized the terrific debut… More »

Goat – “It’s Time For Fun”

By James Rettig / July 6, 2015 - 10:34 am

Swedish experimentalists Goat are following up their breakthrough 2014 album Commune with a one-off single called “It’s Time For Fun.” The track was apparently recorded in their claimed mythological voodoo-steeped hometown of Korpilombolo, an origin story that’s been disputed but feels just about right for this mysterious collective. The single will be released by three… More »

Disclosure’s Caracal Features Lorde, Sam Smith

By Caitlin White / July 6, 2015 - 10:18 am

The UK’s foremost brotherly duo Disclosure are in the full swing of things for their sophomore album Caracal, having shared the Gregory Porter-featuring lead single “Holding On” last week. As is customary in the electronic music community, a remix of the track has already surfaced. Julio Bashmore released his “Elevated Mix” of “Holding On” today,… More »

Heather Woods Broderick – “Up In The Pine”

By Caitlin White / July 6, 2015 - 10:17 am

Heather Woods Broderick has been quietly stringing together a slew of tracks off her new album Glider. Today she’s shared “Up In The Pine,” which follows up “A Call For Distance,” “Wyoming,” and “Mama Shelter.” I used to be an avid tree-climber when I was younger, and the longing in this song reminds me of… More »

Public Image Ltd. – “Double Trouble”

By James Rettig / July 6, 2015 - 10:07 am

Back in May, Public Image Ltd. announced that they would release their 10th studio album, What The World Needs Now…, in the fall, and today they’ve shared the lead single from the record. It’s called “Double Trouble” and frontman John Lydon says that the song “arose from an argument with his wife about plumbing but… More »

Jay Rock – “Gumbo”

By Peter Helman / July 4, 2015 - 1:46 pm

Jay Rock sometimes gets overshadowed by his more famous Black Hippy peers Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul, but it looks like he might get his turn in the spotlight again soon. There’s still no official word on when his next album might be coming, but he’s been dropping a whole bunch of very good… More »

Download Wilco’s First-Ever All Acoustic Show From Solid Sound 2015

By Peter Helman / July 4, 2015 - 12:06 pm

Wilco’s biennial three-day Solid Sound Festival just kicked off last Friday. Two years ago, they performed a set of fan-requested covers, and this year they performed their first-ever all-acoustic show. Check out the full setlist and listen to “Hesitating Beauty” below, which Jeff Tweedy said was “so much nicer” to sing “now that everyone ca… More »

Stream Lil Wayne FWA (Free Weezy Album)

By Peter Helman / July 4, 2015 - 11:40 am

As promised, Lil Wayne has released FWA, formerly known as The Free Weezy Album, on the 4th of July. Leading off with previously released single “Glory,” the record also features Jeezy, Cory Gunz, Euro, and Wiz Khalifa, and a whole bunch of people contribute production. After falling out with Cash Money Records, Weezy is releasing… More »

The Chemical Brothers – “EML Ritual” (Feat. Ali Love)

By Peter Helman / July 3, 2015 - 8:07 pm

The Chemical Brothers’ debut album just turned 20 years old a week ago, and the duo are currently gearing up to release Born In The Echoes, their first LP in five years. We’ve already heard “Sometimes I Feel So Deserted,” the Q-Tip-featuring “Go,” and St. Vincent collab “Under Neon Lights,” and now they’ve just shared… More »

Fran Lobo – “Back Again” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Misha Sesar / July 3, 2015 - 11:12 am

London-based Fran Lobo has a beautiful, intoxicating soul-filled voice. It has an intriguing smoothness that feels dark and confident. She’s someone you don’t want to mess with. “Back Again” features sounds from a vintage keytar paired with simple beats and haunting vocals. It’s a breakup song that shows, even after all the tears, Lobo ca… More »

Stream Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge Twelve Reasons To Die II

By James Rettig / July 3, 2015 - 10:08 am

Next week, Ghostface Killah will release Twelve Reasons To Die II, his third album in eight months after 36 Seasons and his BADBADNOTGOOD collab Sour Soul. It’s also a sequel to 2013’s Twelve Reasons To Die, and here he continues the story he began to tell with cinematic rap composer Adrian Younge two years ago. More »

Ratatat – “Nightclub Amnesia”

By Peter Helman / July 2, 2015 - 7:20 pm

Ratatat are about to release Magnifique, their first album since 2010’s LP4, in a couple of weeks. We’ve already heard single “Cream On Chrome” and the brief intro track, and now the duo have debuted another new song on Zane Lowe’s Apple Beats 1 radio show. “Nightclub Amnesia,” which they told Spin was named after… More »

Eminem – “Kings Never Die” (Feat. Gwen Stefani)

By Misha Sesar / July 2, 2015 - 5:37 pm

Eminem collaborated with Gwen Stefani in his new song “Kings Never Die.” It abruptly cuts between Eminem’s intense rapping to Stefani’s calm interludes of royalty’s everlasting fame. His aggressive rapping focuses on the constant fluctuation of fame and what is needed to stay at the top. The song is part of the soundtrack for the… More »

Tame Impala – “Nangs”

By Chris DeVille / July 2, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Yesterday we shared our Tame Impala cover story, in which Kevin Parker discusses the transformations afoot on the band’s new album Currents. Today, the band has offered up a behind-the-scenes recording video accompanied by a previously unheard track from the album. “Nangs” is a short, interlude-like composition that appears near the beginning of the album,… More »

Ty Segall Forms New Band Broken Bat With Members Of Melvins, Redd Kross

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 2, 2015 - 5:23 pm

Ty Segall, Steven McDonald (of Redd Kross and OFF!), and Dale Crover (of Melvins) have banded together to form a scuzz-supergroup under the name Broken Bat. They’ve uploaded a single track to their Bandcamp page titled “Take My Medicine,” with a parenthetical note that this particular recording is “just a taste edit.” It’s 53 second… More »

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