Hear Courtney Barnett And Kim Deal’s Conversation For Talkhouse Podcast

By Caitlin White / July 1, 2015 - 10:43 am

The Talkhouse has been on a roll recently — last week they enlisted Ghostpoet and Phil Selway to have a lengthy two-part discussion about Radiohead history — and this week they’ve paired up emerging Australian indie rocker Courtney Barnett and iconic alt-rocker Kim Deal. Barnett covered the Breeders’ “Cannonball” for the A.V. Club’s Undercover seriesMore »

Lewis Gives His First Interview, Hints At New Music

By Caitlin White / July 1, 2015 - 10:31 am

After esteemed reissues hub Light In The Attic released the mysterious 1983 album L’Amour last year, Lewis became something of a recurring figure throughout the year. The unlikely, angelic con-artist stockbroker — who was perhaps named Randall Wulff and perhaps fled to Canada — seemed more intriguing than any current day musician. More »

Yes I’m Changing: The Bold Metamorphosis Of Tame Impala’s Currents

By Chris DeVille / July 1, 2015 - 10:02 am

Kevin Parker was still working when the taxi rolled up to his home. The sun was setting over Perth on one of those early March evenings when a Southern Hemisphere summer is inching into fall. In just a few days, Parker was expected to be in Los Angeles to play Tame Impala’s new album, Currents,… More »

Status Ain’t Hood: Meek Mill Is Extremely Good At Rapping

By Tom Breihan / July 1, 2015 - 10:01 am

Rap music is too vast and overwhelming a thing for any one song to encapsulate all the multitudes it contains. But if I had to pick one song that best encapsulates what circa-now rap music can be, that song would probably be “Dreams And Nightmares (Intro),” the breathless track that opened Meek Mill’s 2012 album… More »

Nai Harvest – “Ocean Of Madness” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 1, 2015 - 9:58 am

The 2014 Band To Watch duo Nai Harvest dropped their most recent LP, Hairball, back in April, a worthy follow-up to their DIY debut. “Ocean Of Madness” is one of many carefully orchestrated indie-pop songs to be found throughout Hairball, and the new accompanying video mimics its unwavering energy. Singer/guitarist Ben Thompson and drummer Lew… More »

Watch Miguel Bring “Coffee” To Conan

By Tom Breihan / July 1, 2015 - 9:39 am

Miguel’s sex-delirious new album Wildheart is out in the world now, and he’s in full promotional carpet-bombing mode. The night before last, he sang his great single “Coffeeon Kimmel. And last night, he brought the exact same song to the stage at Conan. Maybe it’s not cool to sing the same song on two… More »

Trust Fund – “Dreams” (Feat. Alanna McArdle)

By James Rettig / July 1, 2015 - 9:33 am

We were big fans of Trust Fund’s debut album, No One’s Coming For Us, and the Bristol band has just put out a new single called “Dreams” that builds on the same poppy heartbreak of that record. It features vocals from Alanna McArdle in her first appearance since she left Joanna Gruesome earlier this month,… More »

Oscar – “Beautiful Words” Video

By James Rettig / July 1, 2015 - 8:48 am

The title track to Oscar Scheller’s debut Beautiful Words EP is an oddly hopeful thing. Despite the levity of the chorus, it still feels like its dragging around the weight of the world. The video for the song doesn’t have the same kind of narrative drive attached to it as his affecting “Daffodil Days” video,… More »

Mark Kozelek Commits To Playing Israel, Promises New Song “America’s Most Wanted: Mark Kozelek And John Dillinger”

By Tom Breihan / July 1, 2015 - 8:45 am

Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek has been the focus of a whole lot of controversy lately; his penchant for being a complete dick onstage has gotten him into some trouble. And he might be courting more of it. During a moment when many other artists are refusing to perform in Israel because of the country’… More »


By James Rettig / July 1, 2015 - 8:25 am

Prince has released another one-off track in the same vein as “WHAT IF” and “Baltimore” from earlier this year. This one’s called “HARDROCKLOVER,” and sees the star throwing down the gauntlet along genre lines: “Ain’t no rapper trying to be a singer/ Come on, make a move,” and right after shouting out Babyface: “R&B ain’t… More »

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