There’s Beer In The Jar: 8 Boundary-Pushing Brewer-Musician Collaborations

By Brad Sanders / April 23, 2015 - 10:36 am
If you've spent any time watching television in the last several years, you've probably had the dubious pleasure of watching Pitbull try to sell you Bud Light. These ads tend to feature the hip hop star in a white suit and dark shades, holding a condensation-dripping bottle of Anheuser-Busch's biggest seller, surrounded by women wearing… More »

Loop – “Precession” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 23, 2015 - 9:37 am
The English alt-rock band Loop disbanded in 1991, which makes "Precession" the first song they've released in 25 years. Robert Hampson and his then-girlfriend Becky Stewart founded Loop in 1986, and the band underwent numerous lineup changes in their five years of existence after the couple broke up, all the while pulling from darkly experimental… More »

Beyoncé And Jay Z Album Coming To Tidal, Says DJ Skee

By James Rettig / April 23, 2015 - 8:54 am
Tidal arrived on the scene as a lost cause, and it doesn't look like it's getting any better. They've failed to gain traction with users, and have resorted to gimmicky marketing tactics to hold onto the ones they have. The only thing that Tidal really has going for it is the promise of exclusives from… More »

Kurt & Courtney’s Squalid L.A. Apartment Is Now An Airbnb Rental

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 22, 2015 - 4:07 pm
In case watching the intensely personal Brett Morgen documentary Cobain: Montage Of Heck didn't leave you feeling close enough to Nirvana's late frontman, there's one more thing you can do to optimize your fandom. Brandon Kleiman, the man who now rents Cobain and Courtney Love's former L.A. apartment -- the one they disappeared into o… More »

Sylvan Esso Wrote “H.S.K.T.” About Miley Cyrus

By Caitlin White / April 22, 2015 - 3:56 pm
Rap Genius Genius continues their quest to annotate the world by inviting Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso to expound on some of the lyrics of the duo's self-titled debut album. Genius executive editor Sasha Frere-Jones notes that this move opens up Genius "to women artists, genres we haven't covered heavily" -- and considering Meath's folksy… More »

You Can Call In To Shamir’s “Call It Off” Relationship Hotline

By James Rettig / April 22, 2015 - 11:05 am
Shamir has set up a relationship hotline to promote his new single "Call It Off." Of course, the first thing I did was give it a call with the hope that Shamir would answer and help me figure my shit out. It turns out that you have to leave a voicemail detailing your relationship problem… More »

Status Ain’t Hood: Young Thug, Lil Wayne, & Killing Your Idols

By Tom Breihan / April 22, 2015 - 10:40 am
Well, it happened. Tha Carter VI came out before Tha Carter V. Young Thug's take on Lil Wayne's legacy is on iTunes and Spotify right now, while Lil Wayne's take on Lil Wayne's legacy will probably be welded shut in the Cash Money vault for the rest of eternity. There are crucial caveats, of course. More »

Watch James Corden Rap His Late Late Show Monologue With Mark Ronson On The Beat

By Caitlin White / April 22, 2015 - 10:25 am
Mark Ronson is currently riding high off that "Uptown Funk!" wave, but for his appearance on the Late Late Show Ronson had something different in mind: James Corden, rapper. For the host's opening monologue Ronson insisted Corden rap his jokes while he provided various beats. And what a set of jokes they were! His "rap"… More »

Wire Albums From Worst To Best

By Jeffrey Terich / April 22, 2015 - 10:01 am
"There are those who say Wire was the best punk band ever because it broke all of the rules, didn't stick with any of the blueprints and did actually what it wanted," Colin Newman told Rolling Stone in 2013. "I just wouldn't call that punk, personally. Punk is just one of those words that's so… More »

Mac DeMarco Readies Another One Mini-Album, Enormous Tour

By Tom Breihan / April 22, 2015 - 9:48 am
A week and a half ago, I watched as the unreformed Canadian goof Mac DeMarco drew an impressive crowd at Coachella. He has momentum on his side, so it seems like a good time to do what he's doing: Cranking out a quick mini-album and spending the next few months on the road. This summer,… More »

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