Marilyn Manson’s New CD Is A PlayStation Disc

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 23, 2015 - 2:32 pm
With the release of his latest album, Marilyn Manson's creative team took audiophilia to a new level. When The Pale Emperor dropped, it was made available in the typical mp3 and vinyl formats and, in a confounding move, as a PlayStation disc. There was no hidden Manson-themed video game to be found on the disc… More »

Iron & Wine – “Everyone’s Summer Of ’95” Video

By Tom Breihan / April 23, 2015 - 1:15 pm
Earlier this year, Sam Beam's beard-folk project Iron & Wine released the old-unreleased-songs collection Archive Series Volume No. 1, compiling music that Beam recorded around the same time as he made his 2002 debut The Creek Drank The Cradle. One of those songs was the lovely, minimal "Everyone's Summer Of '95," and it now ha… More »

Royal Thunder – “Time Machine” Video

By Caitlin White / April 23, 2015 - 1:13 pm
Bluesy metal act Royal Thunder put out their sophomore album Crooked Doors earlier this month, and today they've released the seven-minute-plus video for "Time Machine." Frontwoman Mlny Parsonz, who recently split from her husband and Royal Thunder guitarist Josh Weaver, told Rolling Stone about the the personal impetus for "Time Machine":… More »

Lee Bannon – “Artificial Stasis”

By Tom Breihan / April 23, 2015 - 12:55 pm
The producer Lee Bannon has followed a less-traveled career path. He started out making beats for wordy rappers like Joey Bada$$ and Mick Jenkins and went onto make moody late-'90s-style drum-and-bass, linking up with the drummer from Anthrax somewhere along the way. Bannon has a new album called Pattern Of Excel on the way, and… More »

Allison Crutchfield – “Special To Me” (Phantom Of The Paradise Cover)

By Tom Breihan / April 23, 2015 - 12:32 pm
Record Store Day may have rejected Faux Real II, a new compilation from Father/Daughter Records, but that doesn't mean you should. The comp features DIY-scene heavy hitters like Chumped, Krill, and LVL UP covering songs that fictional artists sang in movies. Lately, Swearin' frontwoman Allison Crutchfield has been backing up her twin sister Katie i… More »

Sea Lion – “Room”

By Caitlin White / April 23, 2015 - 12:30 pm
Linn Osterberg of Gothenburg, Sweden makes gorgeous, tentative folk music as Sea Lion. "Room" is the first song I've heard from her, and I'm already working backward, eager to hear what else she's been quietly releasing. In fact, last year Osterberg put out two EPs -- Cobra Eyes in June and Big Moon EP (EarlyMore »

Sweet Spirit & Britt Daniel – “Have Mercy” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Patrick Hosken / April 23, 2015 - 12:29 pm
Austin's Sweet Spirit oscillate between garage melodicism and dizzy fury, and people have taken notice -- including Spoon's Britt Daniel. In the past, Daniel has recruited the band to back him at solo gigs, and now, in preparation of some upcoming joint Spoon/Sweet Spirit tour dates, he's joined members Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen o… More »

Freddie Gibbs – “Pronto” Video

By Tom Breihan / April 23, 2015 - 11:58 am
Last month, Indiana rap monster Freddie Gibbs released a surprise three-song EP called Pronto. Today, he's given us a stark black-and-white video for the title track. In director Nick Walker's clip, we see Gibbs shirtless in a bathtub, draped in many, many snakes. We also see him rapping with what looks like an anaconda over… More »

Palma Violets – “English Tongue” Video

By Caitlin White / April 23, 2015 - 11:46 am
Brit indie rockers Palma Violets are in full swing for the release of their second album, Danger In The Club. We've heard the title track and "English Tongue," and now, the latter gets a video. Directed by Don Letts, the clip captures the raucous, bar-chorus feel of the song, even if we find Palma Violet… More »

The Week In Pop: Meet Charlie Puth, 2015’s Most Egregious Rising Star

By Chris DeVille / April 23, 2015 - 11:35 am
When Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" ended the 14-week reign of "Uptown Funk!" atop the Hot 100 last week, a natural first question was really? Once we all got past the initial shock of a tepid Paul Walker tribute from the Furious 7 soundtrack coming out of nowhere to unseat one of… More »

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