Pile – “Rock And Roll Forever With The Customer In Mind” Video

By Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015
Boston DIY-scene kings Pile just scored Album Of The Week honor with their new LP You're Better Than This, and they've just now unveiled their video for the quick, scratchy rave-up "Rock And Roll Forever With The Customer In Mind." In the clip, bassist Matt Connery plays a high-school burnout whose name is literally… More »

Calvin Love – “Daydream” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Peter Helman / March 26, 2015
That smirky gentleman staring into your soul up there is Calvin Love, a veteran of the same Edmonton scene that birthed other oddball indie rockers like Mac DeMarco and Alex Calder. On 2012's New Radar, Love borrowed some inspiration and a few neon-colored synths from '80s new wave, but on his newly announced album SuperMore »

The Week In Pop: What’s Next For Zayn Malik, One Direction, And The World?

By Chris DeVille / March 26, 2015
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction was announced the only way it could be in 2015, via an official statement on the group's Facebook page. (I suppose a series of Snapchats would also have been appropriate.) The crucial sentence and obvious pullquote is this: "I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old… More »

Passion Pit – “Lifted Up (1985)” Video

By Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015
Synth-rock stars Passion Pit will release their new album Kindred into the world next month, and they've just shared the video for the euphoric first single "Lifted Up (1985)." The strobe-lit clip shows frontman Michael Angelakos looking buttoned-up and alone in a few different communal situations: A mosh pit, an EDM club, and indie… More »

Two Sheds – “Get It Out” (Stereogum Premiere)

By James Rettig / March 26, 2015
The best husband-and-wife combinations have a palpable tension about them, a sense of comfort in letting the worst, most impatient part of themselves come to light through music as a form of catharsis. That's not all Two Sheds have going for them -- backed by a full band, the California-based group has a heft that… More »

Omar Souleyman – “Enssa El Ataab” (Prod. Modeselektor)

By Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015
The Syrian singer and festival staple Omar Souleyman cuts a profoundly cool figure, and his winding, uptempo wedding-party music has captured the imaginations of music heads worldwide. On his last album, 2013's Wenu Wenu, Souleyman worked exclusively with the producer Four Tet. This time around, Souleyman has signed with Monkeytown, the label ru… More »

Gov’t Mule & Toots Hibbert Share A Reggae Radiohead Cover

By Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015
Jam-band Radiohead covers are practically a genre unto themselves, and here's an especially weird one. In 2006, Gov't Mule, the Southern-rock jam band founded by a couple of Allman Brothers sidemen, played an all-reggae show at New York's Beacon Theatre. The reggae legend and Toots & The Maytals frontman Toots Hibbert sat in. The band… More »

Scott Weiland Apologizes For Being An Asshole At Fan Meet-And-Greet

By Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015
It must be amazing to be Scott Weiland. You spend the better part of two decades pissing away any fan goodwill, and there are still people willing to pay three figures to get their picture taken with you. Apparently, though, Weiland doesn't see it that way. As Alternative Nation reports, Weiland recently played a… More »

Watch Action Bronson & Chance The Rapper Deliver A Heartwarming Letterman Performance

By Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015
Action Bronson and Chance The Rapper have done a couple of songs together, but rappers who do songs together don't always like each other. But on Letterman last night, Bronson and Chance came through to do Bronson's Mr. Wonderful single "Baby Blue," and they seemed to really like each other. Their big hug… More »

Listen To Kim Gordon On Marc Maron’s WTF

By James Rettig / March 26, 2015
Kim Gordon was the guest on Marc Maron's WTF podcast this week, fresh off of the release of her headline-grabbing memoir Girl In A Band. Maron's interviews are characteristically lengthy and winding, allowing them to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. In this one, Gordon expands on a… More »

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