Azealia Banks Beefs With Australia

By Caitlin White / July 28, 2015 - 11:12 am
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Azealia Banks is well-known for her tendency to speak her mind on Twitter, and she’s done so again regarding her recent performances in Australia. She performed at the Splendour in the Grass festival this weekend along with a few other shows. But after a radio announcer poked fun at her for a short set, Bank… More »


Art Contest – “Wall Ball” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Grace Birnstengel / July 28, 2015 - 10:59 am

“Wall Ball,” the new single from South Carolina’s Art Contest, is grounded on a complex, rhythmic, energetic guitar riff played at high speed. The song will appear on Two Songs, Art Contest’s follow-up to their debut album Math Major. Vocalist Coleman Monroe sings as fast as humanly possible throughout the first half of the “Wall… More »


BEAK> – “The Broken Window” Video

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 28, 2015 - 10:57 am

Geoff Barrow’s improvisational Krautrock trio BEAK> released the follow-up to 2012’s >>, a split EP with their alter-ego band KAEB, today. We’ve already seen eerie videos for two of the songs, “There’s No One” and “The Meader,” and now the band’s released a new one for “The Broken Window.” Directed by Tia Salisbury, this video… More »


Mas Ysa – “Margarita” Video

By James Rettig / July 28, 2015 - 10:29 am

Mas Ysa has shared a video for “Margarita,” a track off his new record and Album Of The Week honoree Seraph. It was filmed on location in scenic Hawaii, and director Kris Moyes takes advantage of the surroundings with some breathtaking wide shots of the landscape. The beauty is undercut by the macabre, however, a… More »


Kanye West Could’ve Narrated Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s Surf

By Tom Breihan / July 28, 2015 - 10:27 am

Given who Chance The Rapper is — a relentlessly creative and morally driven young rapper from Chicago’s South Side — it’s not exactly a surprise that he idolizes Kanye West. In a new interview with The Guardian, Chance says that he one wanted “Kanye to be my dad” and that “The kid in me wanted… More »


Watch U2 Play “Two Hearts Beat As One” For The First Time In 26 Years

By Caitlin White / July 28, 2015 - 10:26 am
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The North American leg of U2’s Innocence + Experience tour has already been eventful. The band are currently playing eight nights at Madison Square Garden, and we already sent Ryan Leas to get the full report on Sunday night’s set — which included a guest appearance by Lady Gaga for a rendition of “Ordinary Love.”… More »


Deafheaven Announce New Album New Bermuda

By Michael Nelson / July 28, 2015 - 10:14 am
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Yesterday, Deafheaven dropped a teaser video for their upcoming third album, and today, they release all the album’s details. The record will be called New Bermuda, it’ll be out on Anti- on October 2. That’s the cover art (by Allison Schulnik) above, and the five-song tracklist is below. The album was produced, engineered, mixed, and… More »


Communions – “Forget It’s A Dream” Video

By James Rettig / July 28, 2015 - 10:08 am

Copenhagen punk four-piece Communions impressed us with their debut self-titled EP a few months ago, and they’re back with a video for the release’s sprawling opening track, “Forget It’s A Dream,” to remind everyone that they exist. It starts off with some grainy archival black-and-white footage of a wrestling match, but quickly switches gears to… More »


SHARER (Young & Sick And JD Samson) – “Body Tonight” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Grace Birnstengel / July 28, 2015 - 10:00 am

SHARER is the collaborative project of Band To Watch alumnus Young & Sick and radical punk veteran JD Samson. Young & Sick is the moniker of Dutch artist Nick van Hofwegen, who has his hands in so many different ventures, one being creating the single art you see above, that he just calls Young… More »


LIZ – “When I Rule The World” Video

By Tom Breihan / July 28, 2015 - 9:57 am
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SOPHIE produced LIZ’s frantic, blippy new pop song “When I Rule The World,” and it’s a fascinating test case for the question of whether PC Music’s whole conceptual jackhammer future-pop aesthetic will work as actual pop music. The song debuted in a Samsung ad, and now it’s got a flashy video from veteran pop-video director… More »


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