The Mountain Goats – “Used To Haunt”

By Tom Breihan / July 28, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Our apologies for not being more up on the teenage-movie soundtrack-album world, but the soundtrack for the new drama Paper Towns has been out for a few weeks, and it looks pretty great. The album includes some great previously-released songs from people like the War on Drugs, Vampire Weekend, HAIM, Twin Shadow, and Santigold. It… More »

D∆WN – “Roses”

By Misha Sesar / July 28, 2015 - 1:25 pm

D∆WN is New Orleans’ Dawn Richard — a former member of of Bad Boy reality-TV girl group Danity Kane and of Diddy’s shockingly great new-wavey group Diddy-Dirty Money and a current PETA spokeswoman — has released a slow, sensual R&B song entitled “Roses.” While developing the track, she used Periscope, an online streaming app, to… More »

Zombi – “Pillars Of The Dawn”

By Lisa Brown / July 28, 2015 - 1:22 pm

Zombi is the instrumental Pittsburgh duo of producer Steve Moore and drummer A.E. Paterra, delivering dark progressive tunes that embody horror movie scores. The band has been quiet since their 2011 release Escape Velocity. But they’re returning with a new LP this fall titled Shape Shift. It’s preceded by the track “Pillars Of The Dawn,”… More »

Puscifer – “Grand Canyon” Video

By Misha Sesar / July 28, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Puscifer, the project of Tool/A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan, is releasing its first album in four years. “Grand Canyon,” the first release off of Money Shot, is a busy soundscape sculpted by Keenan featuring UK’s Carina Round. The track is filled with echoing voice distortion and an almost Middle Eastern influence. “It’s extremely… More »

Chet Faker – “1998” (Feat. BANKS)

By Peter Helman / July 28, 2015 - 1:03 pm

Melbourne singer/producer Chet Faker and L.A. singer BANKS have a lot in common. They’re practically neighbors at the same intersection of woozy electronic music and atmospheric R&B, and both released a debut album last year. Now they’ve teamed up on a new version of “1998,” the warm, pulsating standout off of Faker’s Built On GlassMore »

You Blew It! – “Punker Than Thou”

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 28, 2015 - 12:47 pm

Orlando’s You Blew It! have been on a roll ever since releasing their 2014 LP, Keep Doing What You’re Doing, and they haven’t shown signs of letting up since. The band signed to Jade Tree Records and dropped their Pioneer Of Nothing EP at the beginning of this year, and now, they’ve released a brand… More »

Kylesa – “Lost And Confused”

By Tom Breihan / July 28, 2015 - 12:34 pm

The great Savannah, Georgia doom metal band Kylesa, quite possibly my favorite metal band working today, last left us with the 2013 album Ultraviolet. They’ve just announced plans to follow it up with a new LP called Exhausting Fire this fall, and first single “Lost And Confused” is a welcome indicator that this could be… More »

Sports – “The Washing Machine”

By James Rettig / July 28, 2015 - 12:13 pm

Lead Sports vocalist Carmen Perry has a conversational style of singing that lends itself well to the kind of extended metaphor present on “The Washing Machine,” the closing track from the Ohio band’s upcoming sophomore album, All Of Something. Ostensibly, it’s about doing laundry, but it wastes no time unfolding into something more. “You’ve bee… More »

MUNA – “Promise”

By Caitlin White / July 28, 2015 - 11:50 am

MUNA is a dark pop girl band from LA who have no qualms about being stubborn as hell. Lead vocalist Katie Gavin splits the difference between Katy Perry and Caroline Polachek, which yes, is just about the biggest compliment I am capable of giving. On “Promise,” her voice hits that warble-chirp that makes Polachek so… More »

Download Twin Shadow’s Demos Mixtape Night Rally

By James Rettig / July 28, 2015 - 11:19 am

After being trapped in label hell for over a year, George Lewis Jr. made the move from 4AD to Warner Bros and released the third Twin Shadow album, Eclipse, which ended up being something of a letdown. (Outside of “To The Top,” of course, which is an instant-classic.) But that extra time in limbo meant… More »

Art Contest – “Wall Ball” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Grace Birnstengel / July 28, 2015 - 10:59 am

“Wall Ball,” the new single from South Carolina’s Art Contest, is grounded on a complex, rhythmic, energetic guitar riff played at high speed. The song will appear on Two Songs, Art Contest’s follow-up to their debut album Math Major. Vocalist Coleman Monroe sings as fast as humanly possible throughout the first half of the “Wall… More »

SHARER (Young & Sick And JD Samson) – “Body Tonight” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Grace Birnstengel / July 28, 2015 - 10:00 am

SHARER is the collaborative project of Band To Watch alumnus Young & Sick and radical punk veteran JD Samson. Young & Sick is the moniker of Dutch artist Nick van Hofwegen, who has his hands in so many different ventures, one being creating the single art you see above, that he just calls Young… More »

Wolf Prize – “Come Home” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Grace Birnstengel / July 28, 2015 - 9:46 am

Tori Roggeman, Marisa DeMeglio, and Amber Elliot comprise the Los Angeles ambient synth group Wolf Prize. Their newest track “Come Home” washes over you like a song by the xx. Roggeman’s voice is as ethereal as Romy Madley Croft’s, and she perhaps even has a better range. You can also hear Wolf Prize’s stated influence… More »

New Order – “Restless”

By Tom Breihan / July 28, 2015 - 6:31 am

The forthcoming Music Complete is the first studio album that British synthpop greats New Order have made in a decade, and it’s also the first since iconic bass player Peter Hook parted ways with the band. They’ve just shared “Restless,” the album’s first single, and I’m delighted to report that it sounds very much like… More »

Wet – “You’re The Best” Video

By Chris DeVille / July 27, 2015 - 4:02 pm

The transcendent “Deadwater” and its video had us rhapsodizing about Wet’s upcoming Don’t You. The album’s second single will not be not new to longtime Wet fans, but it’s just as good. The Massachusetts trio re-recorded 2013 EP track “You’re The Best,” and gave it a new video to replace the original clip. The emotive-android… More »

Hear Rustie’s Rejected Remix Of Ginuwine’s “Pony” For Magic Mike XXL

By James Rettig / July 27, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Ginuwine’s “Pony” is featured in both Magic Mike and its recent sequel, Magic Mike XXL, and the throwback strip club classic is included on the recently released XXL soundtrack, which also contains original songs like Donald Glover’s cover of Bruno Mars’ “Marry Me” and two covers from one of the film’s many hot stars, Matt… More »

i tried to run away when i was 6 – “June July May” (Stereogum Premiere)

By James Rettig / July 27, 2015 - 1:17 pm

i tried to run away when i was 6 is the project of Philadelphia-based singer Domenica Pileggi and, over the past year plus, they’ve been putting out a series of increasingly strong song collections over on Bandcamp, learning and refining the craft as they go. Now, Pileggi is ready to make an official debut. NotMore »

Hear Ezra Koenig Interview Florence Welch, Rashida Jones Talk About Rejecting Robin Thicke In High School On Beats 1

By Caitlin White / July 27, 2015 - 1:09 pm

One of the many new shows on Apple Music’s Beats Radio 1 is Time Crisis With Ezra Koenig (of Vampire Weekend). The first installment aired two weeks ago, and for the second episode Koenig’s got Despot, Rashida Jones, his cousin Asher (second cousin to be exact), Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton of Buzzfeed’s Another RoundMore »

Skylar Spence – “Affairs”

By Chris DeVille / July 27, 2015 - 12:28 pm

Skylar Spence’s Prom King is shaping up swimmingly. The erstwhile SAINT PEPSI impressed us with his summer jam of a lead single “Can’t You See,” and its follow-up reminds us that his expertise extends beyond neon dance-party music. “Affairs” is a misty chillwave/synthpop breakup lament marked by echo-laden vocals and the melancholy refrain, “That’s the… More »

Jamie Lidell – “Pink Light”

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 27, 2015 - 12:19 pm

Jamie Lidell doesn’t subscribe to any particular genre leaning, and his discography amasses new influences without straying from his origins as a straight-up dance producer. “Pink Light” is a slow-burner, and its inaugural moments sound not totally unlike the fateful slow dance before the closing credits of an ’80s film. Astral synths abound, gossamer sheet… More »

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