The Libertines – “Gunga Din” Video

By James Rettig / July 2, 2015 - 3:28 pm

Yesterday, the Libertines announced that their first album in 11 years, Anthems For Doomed Youth, would come out this September, and today they’ve shared lead single “Gunga Din,” which they debuted live in June. The song premiered on BBC Radio 1 this afternoon, and the band followed that up with a video for the track… More »

Big Noble – “Traveler” Video

By Caitlin White / July 2, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Big Noble is the project of Daniel Kessler of Interpol and sound designer Joseph Fraioli, and their debut under the title First Light came out in March of this year. Since then, Kessler has slowly tricked out videos for the ambient, tension-building tracks. The stunning “Ocean Picture” is probably the best one, but his time-lapsed… More »

Brown Sugar Turns 20

By Tom Breihan / July 2, 2015 - 3:16 pm

When D’Angelo recorded Brown Sugar, neo-soul did not exist. Think about that. There were a few artists like Tony! Toni! Toné! or Joi who were messing around on the classicist end of R&B, but that’s really all the album had in terms of precedent. That whole subgenre had not yet come into existence. The woode… More »

Obama, Black Keys Exchange Jokey Tweets

By James Rettig / July 2, 2015 - 3:11 pm

Yesterday, President Obama did a Q&A session on Twitter. When asked what his favorite song was right now, he responded:… More »

Blank Realm – “River Of Longing”

By Lisa Brown / July 2, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Known for their bluesy punk with psychedelic touches, Blank Realm know how to perfectly blend many layers of rock. Following last year’s acclaimed Grassed Inn, the Australian quartet is back with their forthcoming release Illegals In Heaven, a personal and life-reflecting album. So far they’ve given us a peak with “River Of Longing,” the catchy… More »

Taylor Swift’s 1989 Is The Bestselling Vinyl Of 2015 So Far

By James Rettig / July 2, 2015 - 2:29 pm

The vinyl resurgence has hit the pop world: Taylor Swift’s 1989 is the best-selling vinyl record of the year so far. Nielsen Music released its mid-year charts today and, unsurprisingly, Swift’s fifth album is the best-selling album overall, moving moving 1.33 million in pure album sales and 2.01 million in equivalent album units. More »

The Week In Pop: How OMI’s 3-Year-Old “Cheerleader” Finally Made It In America

By Caitlin White / July 2, 2015 - 2:29 pm

The name Omar Samuel Pasley probably doesn’t ring any bells. Girls haven’t begun to dub themselves as their boyfriend’s “cheerleader” yet in Instagram captions. Oh, but they will. Omar — aka OMI — is the breakout Jamaican pop star behind “Cheerleader,” a three-year-old late-entry for this year’s song of the summer. The original track wa… More »

Spoon Are Selling They Want My Soul-Themed Playing Cards

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 2, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Spoon are selling a “casino quality” deck of playing cards inspired by last year’s They Want My Soul. The cards were designed by Matthew Jacobson and Camila Medina and feature “two ‘R.I.P.‘ cards (instead of Jokers), one two-tone double-backed card, and one crazy 4 that includes all four suits (for use by magicians and hustlers),”… More »

Rush Midnight – “The Same”

By Lisa Brown / July 2, 2015 - 12:50 pm

It’s been over a year since Rush Midnight, former Twin Shadow bassist and Brooklyn resident Russ Manning, released his self-titled debut LP. And just this past fall it was reissued with additional tracks, including a Lykke Li cover. “The Same” is Manning’s latest spacey disco track and the first single off his upcoming album AllowMore »

White Reaper – “Last 4th Of July” Video

By James Rettig / July 2, 2015 - 12:48 pm

For most everyone in America, the 4th Of July means lots of beer, sun, and good times. For the rest of the world, it’s pretty much just another day. (At least it’s a weekend this year!) Because it’s America, that means the holiday celebrating our independence is big, brash, and loud, three modes that aggressive… More »

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