Desert Daze 2016 Lineup

Taking place on 10/14-16, less than an hour away from the second weekend of classic rock mega-fest Desert Trip, the fifth annual Desert Daze festival…
Zac Gelfand | May 25, 2016 - 3:07 pm

Laura Jane Grace Shares Essay About Against Me!’s North Carolina Protest Show

Against Me! performed in Durham, North Carolina last week despite the fact that many musicians -- including Bruce Springsteen, Maroon 5, Pearl Jam, and many
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 25, 2016 - 3:06 pm

Leapling – “You Lemme Know”

The Brooklyn trio Leapling will release a new album next month, and we've already heard a few of its singles: "Alabaster Snow," "One Hit Wonder,"
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 25, 2016 - 2:02 pm

Flume – “Tiny Cities” (Feat. Beck)

The massively popular Australian dance-pop producer Flume will release his much-anticipated, collab-heavy album Skin on Friday, and we've already posted "Smoke & Retribution," with Vince…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2016 - 1:43 pm

Owen – “Lost” (Prod. S. Carey)

Amongst rumors that American Football might be releasing new music sometime soon, Mike Kinsella has been working on a new LP from his solo project…
Zac Gelfand | May 25, 2016 - 1:13 pm

Honus Honus – “Heavy Jesus” Video

In anticipation of his debut solo album Use Your Delusion, Honus Honus (aka Man Man frontman Ryan Katner) has released a ridiculous VHS-style video for…
Zac Gelfand | May 25, 2016 - 1:03 pm

DJ Paypal – “Dose” (Feat. DJ Earl & DJ Taye)

The first taste of the Adult Swim's 2016 Singles Series is here. Kicking off 25 songs in as many weeks from Run The Jewels, Vince…
Collin Robinson | May 25, 2016 - 12:43 pm

Thee Oh Sees – “Plastic Plants”

The wild and prolific Californian garage-psych monarchs in Thee Oh Sees gave us their Mutilator Defended At Last LP just last year, but they've already…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2016 - 12:16 pm

Factory Floor – “Dial Me In”

Back in 2013, Factory Floor put out their great debut album, and the London group -- now a duo made up of Nik Void and…
James Rettig | May 25, 2016 - 12:04 pm

Arcade Fire, A$AP Rocky, Nas, RZA Are In The Lonely Island’s Popstar Movie

The Lonely Island's mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is coming out in a little more than a week, and we already know that it'll…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2016 - 11:50 am

Gone Is Gone – “Starlight”

Gone Is Gone is the recently formed new project featuring members of Mastodon, Queens Of The Stone Age, and At The Drive-In. Last month, they…
James Rettig | May 25, 2016 - 11:30 am

No Joy – “A Thorn In Garlands Side”

The noisy Montreal shoegaze band No Joy are planning to follow up More Faithful, the album that they released last year, with a series of…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2016 - 11:19 am

VHS – “Public Act” (Stereogum Premiere)

Clamorous Seattle punks VHS (Violent Human System) make a great brand of controlled chaos that can alter your mood, mind frame, and movement with barrages…
Collin Robinson | May 25, 2016 - 11:00 am

Matt Mondanile Is Leaving Real Estate

The hazy, twinkling guitar sound of Matt Mondanile has been a big part of Real Estate's music ever since the New Jersey band formed in…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2016 - 11:00 am

The Album Leaf – “Back To The Start” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Album Leaf have signed with Relapse Records for the August release of Between Waves. Aside from the 2012 Sun Kil Moon collaboration Perils From
Zac Gelfand | May 25, 2016 - 10:31 am

Stream Clique Burden Piece (Stereogum Premiere)

"Deny yourself out of necessity/ Starve the essence of one's being," Clique's PJ Carroll sings near the midpoint of the Philadelphia band's new album, Burden
James Rettig | May 25, 2016 - 10:26 am

Stream Earthless & Harsh Toke Acid Crusher / Mount Swan (Stereogum Premiere)

It's been three years since we've heard from San Diego's Earthless, who previously caught our attention by way of their excellent third album From The
Doug Moore | May 25, 2016 - 10:18 am

Dogbreth – “Cups And Wrappers” (Stereogum Premiere)

When I listen to Dogbreth, I can't picture them performing anywhere but a DIY basement venue reeking of sweat and stale beer. Split between Phoenix…
Zac Gelfand | May 25, 2016 - 10:16 am

Bad Boy, Mobb Deep, And The Endurance Of ’90s Rap Nostalgia

In the Bad Boy era, I hated Bad Boy. I loved Biggie, and the rest of it was an abomination to me. It was the…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2016 - 10:13 am

Hear “Volume” From Pylon Live Double Album (Stereogum Premiere)

Athens, Georgia quartet Pylon were major players in the '80s pop underground -- All Music Guide rightly describes them unassailable "elder statesmen of the alternative…
Zac Gelfand | May 25, 2016 - 9:53 am

Cloud Becomes Your Hand – “Hermit” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Band To Watch graduates Cloud Becomes Your Hand are a Brooklyn-based sextet led by multi­-instrumentalist and composer Stephe Cooper. Billed as "complex art-­pop that bursts…
Michelle Laggan | May 25, 2016 - 9:23 am

Fat Joe & Remy Ma – “All The Way Up (Remix)” (Feat. Jay Z)

One of the year's best and most surprising rap hits is "All The Way Up," a celebratory throwback banger from the New York veterans Fat…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2016 - 9:06 am

Jenny Hval – “Female Vampire”

Norwegian experimentalist Jenny Hval put out one of the best albums of last year in Apocalypse, girl, a tangled, entrancing exploration of bodies and gender…
Peter Helman | May 25, 2016 - 9:02 am

Dinosaur Jr. – “Tiny”

It's pretty amazing how Dinosaur Jr. are still making new music and how that new music absolutely holds its own against the music they were…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2016 - 8:39 am

The Magnetic Fields Prep 50 Song Memoir

The Magnetic Fields' 1999 triple LP 69 Love Songs remains their masterpiece, and it seems that Stephin Merritt and co. are working on another obscenely…
Peter Helman | May 24, 2016 - 9:45 pm

Shura – “What’s It Gonna Be?”

UK Artist To Watch Shura is finally putting out her debut album, Nothing's Real, in July. And tonight, she's shared another groovy yet emotional, '80s-indebted…
Peter Helman | May 24, 2016 - 7:44 pm

Watch Father John Misty Perform “I Love You, Honeybear” On Le Grand Journal

Father John Misty stopped by the French talk show Le Grand Journal yesterday to perform "I Love You, Honeybear," the title track off of his…
Peter Helman | May 24, 2016 - 6:55 pm

Mourn – “Irrational Friend”

After impressing a whole lot of us with their self-titled debut album last year, Barcelona baby punks Mourn are already coming back with a new…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2016 - 4:24 pm

Ta-ku & Wafia – “Meet In The Middle”

Brisbane-based songstress Wafia and Perth producer/singer Regan "Ta-ku" Matthews have come together to form a dope Aussie duo for the (m)edian EP. Ta-ku proved he…
Collin Robinson | May 24, 2016 - 4:02 pm

Stream Maria Usbeck Amparo

Maria Usbeck easily has one of the most beautiful albums of the year so far in Amparo. I say that without the slightest flinch or…
Collin Robinson | May 24, 2016 - 3:19 pm
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