The Chemical Brothers – “EML Ritual” (Feat. Ali Love)

By Peter Helman / July 3, 2015 - 8:07 pm
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The Chemical Brothers’ debut album just turned 20 years old a week ago, and the duo are currently gearing up to release Born In The Echoes, their first LP in five years. We’ve already heard “Sometimes I Feel So Deserted,” the Q-Tip-featuring “Go,” and St. Vincent collab “Under Neon Lights,” and now they’ve just shared… More »


Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

By Scott Lapatine / July 3, 2015 - 6:30 pm
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Tomorrow we’re gonna recognize the 239th anniversary of America’s independence and the 10th anniversary of Sufjan Stevens’ epic independent LP Illinois. In honor of the day, Hrishikesh Hirway of the great music podcast Song Exploder asked me and a few dozen writers and entertainers (including Jim James, Matt Berninger, Nick Zammuto, Will Butler, and other… More »


Streaming Music Now More Expensive For Chicagoans

By Peter Helman / July 3, 2015 - 3:06 pm
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If you live in Chicago and you’re paying for a subscription to any music, TV, or movie streaming service, well, now you’ll have to pay a little more for that subscription — nine percent more, to be exact. As The Chicago Tribune reports, Chicago’s Finance Department just voted on Wednesday to extend the city’s amusement… More »


The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

By Stereogum / July 3, 2015 - 2:40 pm
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The week began on, like, Tuesday with the launch of Apple Music and it pretty much ended on Thursday because of the three-day weekend, and frankly, not a whole hell of a lot happened in between. It kinda felt like everyone besides Trent Reznor took the week off and nobody even bothered to release any… More »


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 3, 2015 - 1:23 pm
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Tom’s off 5 Best Videos duty this week, so I’m taking over. The last time I was tasked with arranging this list, Rihanna dropped the video for “American Oxygen” exclusively on Tidal and I speculated on whether or not it would have been worthy of inclusion if I had been able to view it. Thi… More »


Illinois Turns 10

By Michael Tedder / July 3, 2015 - 12:15 pm
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Like almost everything else about it, the release date of Sufjan Stevens’ Illinois is almost too perfect. It’s one thing to write an album about what it means to want to believe in your country during a time when many people struggled to believe in anything. It was something else to release that album o… More »


Run The Jewels Announce Beats 1 Radio Show WRTJ, Begins Tonight

By James Rettig / July 3, 2015 - 11:37 am

Run The Jewels join the long list of artists that will have their own Beats 1 radio show. The rap duo has just announced that the inaugural edition of their program, which is called WRTJ mimicking terrestrial radio call letters, will begin tonight. It’ll air every Friday at 9PM EST. They’ve offered a quick preview… More »


Watch Ceremony Cover The Cure With Patrick Stickles In Brooklyn

By James Rettig / July 3, 2015 - 11:15 am
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Last night, Ceremony continued the tour behind their new album, The L-Shaped Man, at Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium. They brought Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles — who used to live at the venue and helped to get it up and running — on stage to perform a cover of the Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.” Full video… More »


Fran Lobo – “Back Again” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Misha Sesar / July 3, 2015 - 11:12 am

London-based Fran Lobo has a beautiful, intoxicating soul-filled voice. It has an intriguing smoothness that feels dark and confident. She’s someone you don’t want to mess with. “Back Again” features sounds from a vintage keytar paired with simple beats and haunting vocals. It’s a breakup song that shows, even after all the tears, Lobo ca… More »


Foo Fighters Turns 20

By Ryan Leas / July 3, 2015 - 10:33 am
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For many people, Dave Grohl will always be the drummer from Nirvana first and foremost, the frontman of Foo Fighters second. But the first Foo Fighters album turns 20 tomorrow, which means at this point there has to be many others who first became aware of Grohl because they heard “Everlong” on the radio or… More »


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