Hear Sonic Youth’s “Theme With Noise” From Unearthed Spinhead Sessions

After releasing EVOL in 1986, Sonic Youth began working on the score for Ken Friedman's 1987 film Made In U.S.A., which was eventually released as…
Peter Helman | April 25, 2016 - 11:33 pm

Watch Chris Martin Cover Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” With 8th Graders

Yesterday, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin performed at Chords 2 Cure, a Santa Monica benefit concert to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Martin played a…
Peter Helman | April 25, 2016 - 10:38 pm

Father John Misty Explains His Writing Credit On Beyoncé’s “Hold Up”

We already know how Animal Collective came to have a writing credit on Beyoncé's Lemonade track "6 Inch." We already know how Ezra Koenig came…
Peter Helman | April 25, 2016 - 8:25 pm

Watch Anderson .Paak Bring Out Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar At Coachella

Anderson .Paak brought out T.I. as a surprise guest during his first performance at Coachella last weekend, and for his second performance, he went even…
Peter Helman | April 25, 2016 - 7:41 pm

Watch Deerhunter Sing “Happy Birthday” To Britt Daniel In Austin

Deerhunter played a show at the Mohawk in Austin a couple of weeks ago, on 4/14. Britt Daniel of hometown heroes Spoon happened to stop…
Peter Helman | April 25, 2016 - 6:59 pm

Yuna – “Crush” (Feat. Usher) Video

Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna is making crossover leap to stardom on her new upcoming album Chapters, and she's recruited some serious help to get more air…
Collin Robinson | April 25, 2016 - 5:19 pm

Nite Jewel – “Kiss The Screen”

Ramona Gonzalez is following up her AMTHST project from earlier this year with a new Nite Jewel album, her first under the name since 2012's…
James Rettig | April 25, 2016 - 4:22 pm

Ricky Eat Acid – “Triple Cup”

Sam Ray has been busy with the rollout for Teen Suicide's It's The Big Joyous Celebration, Let's Stir The Honeypot over the past few months,…
James Rettig | April 25, 2016 - 3:01 pm

Stream Britta Phillips Luck Or Magic

Britta Phillips started off her career as the singing voice of Jem, the '80s cartoon-fantasy pop star. Then she played bass in Luna. That's a…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2016 - 2:50 pm

Joey Purp – “Cornerstore” (Feat. Saba & theMIND)

SaveMonian and Chicago representer Joey Purp has always impressed me when I hear him on features, but for some reason I've never delved into his…
Collin Robinson | April 25, 2016 - 2:37 pm

Stream Aesop Rock The Impossible Kid

The underground hip-hop veteran Aesop Rock never stops rapping, but his new LP The Impossible Kid, which comes out later this week, is his first…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Ezra Koenig Explains His Writing Credit On Beyoncé’s “Hold Up”

"How did the Yeah Yeah Yeahs get credited on a Beyonce song that was co-written by Ezra Koenig, Father John Misty, and Diplo?" is a…
James Rettig | April 25, 2016 - 2:16 pm

Trent Reznor, Eddie Vedder, Sharon Van Etten, Sky Ferreira Join Cast Of Rebooted Twin Peaks

Later this year, Showtime is bringing back David Lynch's cult-beloved TV series Twin Peaks, with Lynch directing every episode. And as the New York Times
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2016 - 1:16 pm

Psychic Heat – “Elixir” (Stereogum Premiere)

Kansas quartet Psychic Heat was formed by Evan Herd and Tanner Spreer not too long ago, but there's a confidence and audacity in their nuanced…
Collin Robinson | April 25, 2016 - 1:07 pm

Watch Smashing Pumpkins Cover Prince’s “The Cross”

When Billy Corgan isn't busy fraternizing with conspiracy wackjobs, he's continuing to spearhead the Smashing Pumpkins' acoustic In Plainsong tour. And as Alternative Nation points…
Chris DeVille | April 25, 2016 - 12:27 pm

Mumblr – “Microwave” (Stereogum Premiere)

Mumblr's 2014 debut album Full Of Snakes was made up of songs that were outwardly brash and often very goofy, but deeply introspective and reflective.
James Rettig | April 25, 2016 - 12:26 pm

Sega Genocide – “Duster” & “Descending Man” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sega Genocide are a rock band from Columbus, and many of us lucky enough to live in their proximity have witnessed one of their wild…
Chris DeVille | April 25, 2016 - 12:03 pm

Stream Pity Sex White Hot Moon

The Ann Arbor band Pity Sex play shoegaze as intense, personal, fuzzed-out music; they are, essentially, punks who make shoegaze. Later this week, they'll release…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2016 - 11:24 am

Thomas Cohen – “Ain’t Gonna Be More Rain” (Stereogum Premiere)

Thomas Cohen, formerly the frontman of the band S.C.U.M., was 21 years old when they split. Cohen's life soon presented a different set of much…
Collin Robinson | April 25, 2016 - 11:20 am

A Queen Bleeds: Beyoncé’s Transcending Emotion On Lemonade

The most fascinating and frustratingly opaque window we've had into Beyoncé and Jay Z's relationship is the infamous elevator footage that surfaced almost two years…
Collin Robinson | April 25, 2016 - 11:15 am

Stream Mo Kenney In My Dreams (Stereogum Premiere)

Canadian singer-songwriter Mo Kenney is set to release her sophomore album In My Dreams in the US this week. The album was released in Canada…
Sadie Bell | April 25, 2016 - 11:14 am

Patience – “The Church” Video

Roxanne Clifford used to lead Veronica Falls, the very good UK indie-pop group. These days, under the name Patience, she makes spacey, expansive synthpop with…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2016 - 10:49 am

Prince Lands #1 And #2 Albums In Less Than Half A Day

On first glance, it's not that surprising that Prince holds the #1 and #2 spots on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week in the…
Chris DeVille | April 25, 2016 - 10:17 am

Band Of Horses – “Casual Party”

Band Of Horses have shared the first track from their upcoming new album, Why Are You OK. The record was produced by Grandaddy's Jason Lytle…
James Rettig | April 25, 2016 - 10:15 am

Watch Florence + The Machine’s Short Film The Odyssey

If Beyoncé's Lemonade has you hungry to see more big pop albums turned into experimental short films, Florence + The Machine have your back. Ever…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2016 - 9:41 am

Drake Announces Tour With Future, OVO Fest

Drake and Future have toured together a few times, and last year, they teamed up for the collaborative album What A Time To Be Alive.
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2016 - 9:20 am

Blessed – “Feel” (Stereogum Premiere)

Vancouver quartet Blessed have a self-titled EP coming next month, and "Feel" portends good things for it. The song is a disjointed multi-part adventure, post-punk…
Chris DeVille | April 25, 2016 - 9:10 am

Jehovah’s Witness Congregation Remembers Prince

In the past few days, since Prince passed away, we've heard from many, many people -- some close friends and collaborators, some mere admirers --…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2016 - 8:54 am

Stream Matt And Kim’s Surprise New EP WE WERE THE WEIRDOS

Matt And Kim announced a surprise new EP while performing one of its songs during their Coachella set today. The four-track WE WERE THE WEIRDOS
Peter Helman | April 24, 2016 - 11:15 pm

Watch Hiss Golden Messenger Play “Happy Day” From New Album Out In October

Hiss Golden Messenger played a special session this week for WXPN/NPR's World Cafe series Sense Of Place, which explores the music of different cities. In…
Peter Helman | April 24, 2016 - 10:52 pm
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