Songs

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Run Away With Me” & “Your Type”

By James Rettig / June 22, 2015 - 1:07 pm

The rollout of Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album, E•MO•TION, is a weird one — it’s being released in Japan on Wednesday, where Jepsen has a large fanbase, which means that it’ll be available in certain corners of the internet if you know where to look. But it won’t see a worldwide release until 8/21, almost… More »


Stream Self Defense Family Heaven Is Earth (Stereogum Premiere)

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 22, 2015 - 12:55 pm

At the end of June, the New York post-hardcore outfit Self Defense Family will release their sophomore LP, Heaven Is Earth, the follow-up to 2013’s Try Me, and in the interim period between albums, the band dropped a split 7″ alongside the Burbank-based Touché Amoré. Heaven Is Earth boasts an unconventional origin story: The song… More »


Future – “News Or Somthn”

By Caitlin White / June 22, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Future has been doling out new videos and songs every week via his #MonsterMonday series, and today he’s given us a new track called “News Or Somthn.” He’s recently been rapping over production from Zaytoven (Beast Mode) and Southside (56 Nights), but for this song he’s opted for a smoother, synth-heavy sound provided by Nard… More »


Stream Thundercat The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam

By Caitlin White / June 22, 2015 - 11:32 am

Thundercat, aka Stephen Bruner, was a key member of the collective that made Kendrick Lamar’s jazzy hip-hop meditation To Pimp A Butterfly one of the year’s best releases. He was also part of Kamasi Washington’s lauded new jazz record The Epic. But now, Thundercat is finally releasing his own new solo record, a surprise mini-album… More »


Stream Neil Young + Promise Of The Real The Monsanto Years

By Tom Breihan / June 22, 2015 - 11:26 am

Neil Young has been in the news a lot lately, for taking “Rockin’ In The Free World” away from Donald Trump and gifting it to Bernie Sanders and for exchanging words with some of the world’s biggest, scariest corporations. But Young isn’t just taking public stances; he’s also making music. Young recently teamed up with… More »


Delorean – “Bena”

By Caitlin White / June 22, 2015 - 11:02 am

A few weeks ago, Barcelona synthpop quartet Delorean debuted a brand-new single called “Crystal” that will be out tomorrow via their own label, PHLEX. They mentioned a B-side for the track would be on its way as well, and today we get to hear it. “Bena” is far less frenetic than “Crystal,” with a quiet… More »


The Atom Age – “It’s A Mess” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Lisa Brown / June 22, 2015 - 11:01 am

Later this summer, Oakland garage-punk band the Atom Age will release their new album, Hot Shame — which follows a 2013 EP — and today, they share the first single, “It’s A Mess.” The new LP was co-produced by Blag Dahlia from the Dwarves, and the song is energetic and in-your-face, with an old-school punk… More »


Jidenna – “Classic Man (Remix)” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

By Tom Breihan / June 22, 2015 - 10:57 am

Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Arts Society is getting ready to release a new compilation EP called Wondaland Presents: The Eephus, and amazingly, the breakout early track isn’t Monáe’s catchy-as-hell “Yoga.” Instead, it’s the previously unknown dandy Jidenna’s deeply funky “Classic Man.” And now that song gets another boost, with current rap deity Kendrick Lamar jumping o… More »


Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – “Get The Money” (Feat. Vince Staples)

By Tom Breihan / June 22, 2015 - 10:34 am

Wu-Tang legend Ghostface Killah is about to come out with Twelve Reasons To Die II, his third album in about eight months. Like 2013’s original Twelve Reasons To Die, this one is a fantastical rap opera that pairs Ghost up with the soul-funk composer Adrian Younge. We’ve already posted “Return Of The Savage,” with Raekwo… More »


Stream Miguel WILDHEART

By James Rettig / June 22, 2015 - 10:23 am

When we published our 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far list last week, the only two albums that weren’t available to hear just yet were Vince Staples and Miguel. Coincidentally, both of those albums are available to stream today. Here’s Chris’ take on WILDHEART from our list:… More »


Stream Vince Staples Summertime ’06

By James Rettig / June 22, 2015 - 10:05 am

We put Vince Staples’ debut double album all the way up at No. 12 on our 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far list, and with good reason. Here’s what Gabriela had to say about it:

“In gang culture, the summer is when people start dying.” That’s what Vince Staples said about the… More »


Janet Jackson – “No Sleeep”

By Tom Breihan / June 22, 2015 - 9:39 am

Janet Jackson has been quiet for a long time, but she’s about to come back with a new album, probably titled Conversations In A Cafe, and a new world tour. Today, she shared “No Sleeep,” her first single in seven years. As blockbuster returns go, this one is refreshingly quiet. It’s a slinky, whispery song,… More »


The Chemical Brothers – “Under Neon Lights” (Feat. St. Vincent)

By Tom Breihan / June 22, 2015 - 8:42 am

St. Vincent’s Annie Clark has lately been playing festival stages at the same time as EDM DJs draw much bigger crowds at nearby stages and as their thumps threaten to drown out her robo-shredding. That’s not easy! Even with a pretty amazing cyborg-styled live show, an art-pop star has a tough time competing with the… More »


Metro Thuggin – “Be Me See Me”

By Peter Helman / June 21, 2015 - 8:06 pm

Last year, Atlanta rap weirdos Young Thug and Metro Boomin teamed up as Metro Thuggin and announced a full-length project that never materialized. But it’s possible that they’re still planning something — a few more tracks tracks emerged earlier this year, and now there’s another, although it’s not clear exactly where this one came from… More »


Stream Four Tet Morning/Evening

By Peter Helman / June 21, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Back in May, Four Tet announced that his next album would be out by early July. But as it happens, it’s out even earlier: “To celebrate the summer solstice,” Kieran Hebden just declared today “Morning/Evening day” and made the whole two-song thing available to stream and buy on Bandcamp. Listen below. More »


Duran Duran – “Pressure Off” (Feat. Janelle Monae & Nile Rodgers)

By Peter Helman / June 20, 2015 - 1:12 pm

A few days ago, legendary ’80s band Duran Duran announced Paper Gods, their fourteenth studio album and their first in five years. They’ve assembled an impressive team of heavy hitters to appear on the LP, and now we’re hearing the first of those collaborations: the album’s lead single, disco-funk pop jam “Pressure Off,” which feature… More »


Ms. Lauryn Hill – “I’ve Got Life” (Nina Simone Cover)

By Peter Helman / June 20, 2015 - 11:44 am

Next week, the Nina Simone documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? is coming to Netflix, and shortly thereafter, RCA will be releasing a companion Simone tribute album. We’ve already heard one song from Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill’s cover of “Feeling Good.” And now, Ms. Hill has shared part of another cut,… More »


The Spirit Of The Beehive – “World Access” (Stereogum Premiere)

By James Rettig / June 19, 2015 - 11:48 am

The Spirit Of The Beehive descend ever further into darkness on “World Access,” a new track from their upcoming EP, You Are Arrived (But You’ve Been Cheated), the follow-up to the Philadelphia band’s self-titled debut. The song makes it feel like there’s danger looming around every corner, and the video that goes along with it… More »


Stream Titus Andronicus Sorry About The Delay Mixtape

By Tom Breihan / June 19, 2015 - 8:51 am

During SXSW in 2012, Titus Andronicus were selling a mixtape called Titus Andronicus LLC Mixtape Vol. 1, a limited CDR of demos, outtakes, covers, and rarities. (My copy was #36 of 200.) They threw the whole thing up online shortly afterward. And now they’re back with their second mixtape. This one is called Sorry ForMore »


Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique – “Love Is Free” (Feat. Maluca)

By James Rettig / June 18, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Robyn debuted the first song from her new project La Bagatelle Magique — a collaboration featuring her touring keyboardist Markus Jägerstedt and the late Christian Falk, who passed away last year — on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show earlier today. It’s called “Love Is Free,” and features Maluca. It will be featured on a… More »


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