Stream Dougie F Block Party

By Caitlin White / July 30, 2015 - 5:34 pm

Ahead of the speedily approaching Mad Decent Block Party, one of the label’s own rappers has put out a new mixtape. Dougie F is a member of DJ Sliink’s Newark-based Cartel Music crew, and he filters Jersey Club through an eclectic mix of Atlanta trap, West Coast funk, and New York lyricism. Listen to BlockMore »

The Atom Age – “Wasteoid” Video

By Lisa Brown / July 30, 2015 - 5:28 pm

Last month, we premiered the loud and nasty single “It’s A Mess” from Oakland garage punks the Atom Age. Now they’ve given us another glimpse of their upcoming release Hot Shame with the video for “Wasteoid,” a second catchy single with fun surf-rock riffs and dynamic saxophone solos. Shot throughout Northern California, it features a… More »

Willis Earl Beal – “Survive”

By James Rettig / July 30, 2015 - 5:01 pm

The seemingly boundless creative output of Willis Earl Beal continues with this year’s NOCTURNES, an album he recorded after a move out to the solitary woods of Olympia, Washington. We’ve already heard “Flying So Low” from the record, and now here’s another one. “Survive” could almost be seen a response to critics, who were eager… More »

Blur’s Graham Coxon Thinks Kanye West Is “A Big Fucking Idiot”

By Chris DeVille / July 30, 2015 - 4:48 pm

Today in veteran white rock musicians insulting Kanye West: In a recent interview with The Guardian, Blur’s Graham Coxon took issue with Kanye’s particular brand of artistry. When reporter Tim Jonze (he of the Lana Del Rey controversy) cited Kanye as an example of a mainstream and innovative musician, Coxon responded with the following:… More »

Duke Dumont – “Ocean Drive”

By Caitlin White / July 30, 2015 - 4:37 pm

UK pop-house producer Duke Dumont is slated to release a new album this year, and along with an updated reprise of his 2012 single “The Giver,” he’s shared another new song. “Ocean Drive” is dark and velvety like the night air at the beach, spiked with plenty of Dumont’s glitchy pop and simmering bass. It’… More »

Montage Of Heck Theatrical Release Includes Previously Unreleased Kurt Cobain Demo

By James Rettig / July 30, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck already had its premiere on HBO a few months back, but the documentary was so popular that it’s getting a theatrical release next week (8/7) in some of the top media markets. To entice people to go who have already seen the film (or who can just stay home and… More »

Stream Half Japanese’s Surprise, Six-Sided Bingo Ringo EP

By Misha Sesar / July 30, 2015 - 4:01 pm

Longtime art-punk band Half Japanese influenced countless groups, most notably Neutral Milk Hotel and Nirvana (Kurt Cobain was allegedly wearing a Half Japanese shirt when he died). The lineup changed countless times with the inimitable Jad Fair as the sole permanent member. Their catalog spans from 1977 to the present, including seven EPs, 14 LPs,… More »

Jimmy Kimmel Sketch Reveals The Real Story Behind “Jessie’s Girl”

By James Rettig / July 30, 2015 - 3:39 pm

Rick Springfield has a role in the upcoming Meryl Streep-starring rock film Ricki And The Flash and, to promote it, he participated in a sketch on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel that purported to show the origin story behind his timeless hit “Jessie’s Girl.” In real life, the namesake was the girlfriend of one of Springfield’… More »

The Week In Pop: Watch Us Whip Through The History Of Dance Crazes, From Chubby Checker To Silentó

By Chris DeVille / July 30, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Chances are you’ve watched Silentó Whip, watched him Nae Nae at some point this summer. Perhaps you’ve even Whipped, Nae Nae’d, or done the Stanky Legg yourself. The then-unknown Atlanta teenager born Ricky Hawke — which is a much better pop-star name than Silentó — uploaded “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” to SoundCloud back in January. More »

Infinity Girl – “Dirty Sun”

By Caitlin White / July 30, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Shocker — there are no women in the band called Infinity Girl. File them next to Girls (now defunct), Women (now Viet Cong), Dead Wives, Ex-Wives — you get my drift. Infinity Girl are in fact four Brooklyn-via-Boston dudes — who probably chose their name because of this Stereolab song — who make despondent, melodic… More »

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