Watch Mikal Cronin Debut “Turn Around” On Conan

By James Rettig / May 5, 2015 - 8:37 am
Mikal Cronin's new album MCIII is out today, and he went on Conan last night to debut "Turn Around" live for the first time. It's a seriously impressive setup, with a full string section in addition to his full band, and he really manages to capture the intricacies of the new album while not getting… More »


Giorgio Moroder – “Déjà Vu” (Feat. Sia) Video

By James Rettig / May 5, 2015 - 8:25 am
Giorgio Moroder's catchy-as-hell new Sia collaboration "Déjà Vu" now has some video accompaniment. It features ominous Groundhog Day-style repetition, where a man keeps traveling to a hotel to deliver flowers to someone and things keep getting worse and worse. The whole thing ends with him being chased out by a horde of Sia lookalikes (though,… More »


Watch Jack Black & Jimmy Fallon Recreate Extreme’s “More Than Words” Video

By Tom Breihan / May 5, 2015 - 7:07 am
Extreme's video for the 1990 if-you-really-loved-me-we'd-fuck power ballad "More Than Words" is one of those absolutely ineffable early-'90s pop culture artifacts. If you were the right age at the time (between nine and 14, I'd say), you probably know every second of that video, even if you don't quite realize that you do. And last… More »


Lauryn Hill Misses Nigerian Concert, Cancels Israeli Concert So As Not To Alienate Palestinian Fans

By James Rettig / May 4, 2015 - 9:42 pm
Over the weekend, Lauryn Hill was scheduled to play a show in Lagos, Nigeria for an event called MayDay Live, but was forced to cancel after the promoter apparently didn't take care of the travel arrangements in time to get her to the venue. She posted an apology on her Facebook page in the form… More »


Diddy’s New NSFW Cologne Ad Is Basically Diddy Having Sex With Cassie

By James Rettig / May 4, 2015 - 7:06 pm
Diddy is getting back into the celebrity fragrance game after a six year absence. His new scent, called 3AM, will debut in a few days at Macy's flagship store in Herald Square, and he's marking its arrival with a NSFW advertisement directed by music video king Nabil. It features him and his longtime girlfriend Cassie… More »


Stream Blanck Mass Dumb Flesh

By James Rettig / May 4, 2015 - 6:27 pm
Blanck Mass is the side project of Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power, who has put out two singles -- "Dead Format" and "Detritus" -- in the lead-up to the release of Dumb Flesh, his second full-length under his solo moniker. It's filled with the same kind of knotted, sweeping experimental instrumentals that he does with… More »


Here’s The New “Uptown Funk!” Royalty Split Following Publisher’s Preemptive Crediting

By Chris DeVille / May 4, 2015 - 5:58 pm
Last week, in an effort to avoid the kind of litigation that resulted in Marvin Gaye's family prying millions of "Blurred Lines" dollars from Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' fingers, the publishers of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' record-setting #1 smash hit "Uptown Funk!" awarded a songwriting credit to five writers behind the Gap Band'… More »


Mean Creek Break Up, Share Farewell Song “Forgotten Streets”

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 4, 2015 - 5:14 pm
Boston's Mean Creek officially called it quits today after playing together for nearly a decade. Local Losers, their most recent full-length release, came out over a year ago. Mean Creek made an extensive official statement via Vanyaland, citing conflicts with the industry at large as being a central part of their decision to disband. They… More »


Watch Blur Play “Tender” With Jimmy Fallon Backstage At The Tonight Show

By Chris DeVille / May 4, 2015 - 5:07 pm
When Blur played The Tonight Show last week, the whole massive expanded ensemble reconvened backstage to record an unplugged rendition of "Tender," the timeless opening track from 1999's landmark 13, with Jimmy Fallon sitting in. Below, watch a whole roomful of people singing a fantastic song. More »


Doe Paoro – “The Wind” (Feat. Adam Rhodes)

By Aaron Lindenberg / May 4, 2015 - 4:15 pm
A few years ago, we named Brooklyn singer-songwriter Doe Paoro a Band To Watch for her collection of raw, stylistically varied tracks and otherworldly vocal approach. The Guy Blakeslee collab "Traveling" was our first preview of Paoro's upcoming album for Anti-, and now she's shared a second, a moody electronic single written during the onslaught… More »


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