Stream The Tallest Man On Earth Dark Bird Is Home

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / 11:04 am
Since releasing his debut full-length, Shallow Grave, in 2008, Kristian Matsson's sound has evolved from hushed rustic utterances worthy of a Faulkner novel into something much larger. With each new album, Matsson cautiously integrated those early stripped-down acoustics with other bits of instrumentation, slowly building The Tallest Man On Earth into the solo project that,… More »

NY Times Crossword Has 8-Letter Word For EDM Star

By Caitlin White / 11:03 am
Crossword puzzles are a particularly interesting bit of cultural ephemera. Not only are they clever as hell, they also reveal the values and trends of culture. There's an understanding that these clues should be solvable for people who are well-versed in all manners of subjects. As of Saturday, the esteemed New York Times crossword addedMore »

D’Angelo Announces U.S. Tour Dates

By Caitlin White / 10:47 am
After his surprise comeback album Black Messiah snuck its way to release at the tail-end of last year, D'Angelo has announced a tour to accompany the record. The R&B legend and his band the Vanguard briefly toured internationally after the album's release, and will now tour in the U.S. The Vanguard is as follows: Jesse… More »

Amy Winehouse’s Family Blasts New Documentary

By Tom Breihan / 10:44 am
A new Amy Winehouse documentary called Amy is set to debut at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and we posted the trailer earlier this month. But Winehouse's family, who initially cooperated with the filmmakers on the doc, are deeply pissed about how it turned out, and they're considering legal action. People reports that the family… More »

Valkyrie – “Wintry Plains” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Michael Nelson / 10:37 am
It's been too long since Baroness' last album, 2012's Yellow & Green. The delay is totally understandable, of course -- Baroness were involved in a horrible bus accident that left them physically and psychically shattered -- but that doesn't sate one's hunger to hear more of the Virginia band's dizzying twin-guitar pyrotechnics and epic sludge… More »

Death Cab For Cutie – “Black Sun” + “Passenger Seat” (Acoustic) Video

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / 10:26 am
For Death Cab For Cutie fans, news of Chris Walla's departure was a jarring accompaniment to last August's announcement that the band had completed their eight full-length. Though Kintsugi was recorded with Walla, Death Cab enlisted Zac Rae as their new touring member. In these acoustic performances of "Black Sun" and "Passenger Seat," recorded a… More »

Hot Chip – “Burning Up”

By Caitlin White / 10:20 am
Hot Chip kicked off the year teasing their new album Why Make Sense? by tweeting out the initially cryptic website, later revealing it was their new album's title alongside its first track, the soothing synth jam "Huarache Lights." Since then we've also heard aggressive electro-ballad "Need You Know" and today, "Burning Up." This latest song… More »

Jamie xx – “Gosh” Video

By Tom Breihan / 10:15 am
Last month, when the xx's production mastermind Jamie xx announced his debut solo album In Colour, he shared a couple of new tracks: "Loud Places," a lovely collaboration with his xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft, and the impressionistic dancefloor banger "Gosh." "Loud Places" already got a video, and now "Gosh" has one, too. For the… More »

Watch Jason Isbell Cover Letterman Favorite Warren Zevon On The Late Show

By James Rettig / 10:10 am
After a 32 year run, David Letterman will bow out of the late-night game of May 20th, and the next few weeks are sure to be filled with some fitting tributes to the iconic host. At the end of Friday night's show, Jason Isbell teamed up with his wife, Texan singer Amanda Shires, to perform… More »

The Unicorns’ Alden Penner Announces New EP & Tour With Michael Cera

By Tom Breihan / 9:59 am
Canadian spaz-pop greats the Unicorns got back together for a few shows last year, and we still don't know where their reunion will lead. But right now, band member Alden Penner is staying busy on his own. Earlier this year, he collaborated with the flinchy actor (and former Mister Heavenly bassist) Michael Cera on the… More »

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