Faith No More – “Superhero”

By James Rettig / March 1, 2015
Faith No More have shared the second single from Sol Invictus, their first album in 18 years. They've been slowly building up to their new record, and this is the first new track we've heard from them since their Record Store Day single "Motherfucker." "'Superhero' was one of those where it was definitely a… More »

The Grateful Dead’s Farewell Shows Are Being Scalped At $10k A Ticket

By James Rettig / March 1, 2015
Tickets for the Grateful Dead's three-night reunion at Soldier Field in Chicago are (surprise, surprise) being scalped for inordinate prices. Single night tickets are mostly going for well over $1,000 and a look at any of the nights on Stubhub shows general admission pit tickets available for higher than $10,000. More »

Kanye West Announces New Album So Help Me God

By Chris DeVille / March 1, 2015
Kanye West has announced the title of his new album. It will be called So Help Me God, and that's presumably the cover art up above. It appears to be a 13th Century monastic symbol for the Virgin Mary according to this conspiracy theory website Google Image Search turned up. We were just More »

Watch Kanye West Take “Only One” To Jonathan Ross

By James Rettig / February 28, 2015
Kanye's been making the press rounds hardcore over the past few weeks -- almost like maybe he has a new album dropping soon or something! -- and his latest stop was in the UK for The Jonathan Ross Show. He gave another stellar, emotional performance of "Only One" inside a box similar to the one… More »

Taking Back Sunday/Brand New Beef Is Still Hot After 15 Years

By James Rettig / February 28, 2015
For anyone familiar with the early '00s emo scene, the bad blood between Taking Back Sunday and Brand New was (and still is) the beef to end all beefs. It started, most appropriately, over a girl, and has taken on a mythic quality since the inciting incident over a decade ago. More »

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

By Scott Lapatine / February 27, 2015
Taylor thinks it's blue and black, as does Kanye, but I won't really care until Noel Gallagher weighs in. More »

Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell “Silent” Listening Parties Begin Tomorrow In NYC; Here Are The Album Lyrics

By James Rettig / February 27, 2015
In the lead-up to the release of Carrie & Lowell, Asthmatic Kitty will be holding "silent" listening parties worldwide for the new Sufjan Steven album. They are being dubbed the "Sufjan Stevens Indies Only Silent Listening Party," and the first one will take place at Other Music in New York City tomorrow (2/28). More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

By Stereogum / February 27, 2015
For all the fresh beefing we were made to endure this week, it's nice to have the 5 Best Songs to help us remember why we listen to music in the first place. Musicians dissing each other is fun (and often very, very funny), but at the end of a long… More »

Will Butler – “By The Waters Of Babylon”

By Chris DeVille / February 27, 2015
The last of Will Butler's daily songs inspired by Guardian stories is "By The Waters Of Babylon," a mournful ballad written in response to ISIS ransacking the museum at Mosul and destroying dozens of ancient artifacts. Here's what the Arcade Fire sideman wrote about his creation:… More »

Controversy Over Future Brown Criticism More Interesting Than Future Brown’s Album

By Chris DeVille / February 27, 2015
Future Brown's self-titled debut LP was one of our most anticipated releases of 2015, and the album's utopian mix of American street rap and high-minded European electronica didn't quite live up to its promise. Future Brown is good, but it's not so good as to be critically bulletproof, which has led to some fascinating… More »

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