Future Islands – “The Chase”

By James Rettig / April 18, 2015 - 8:21 am
Future Islands debuted their new Record Store Day exclusive single "The Chase" on Mary Anne Hobbs' BBC Radio 6 show earlier today. They played the song live for the first time a few weeks back. The physical version of the 7-inch was recorded directly to vinyl at London's Abbey Road studios, and will only be… More »

Blur – “My Terracotta Heart”

By James Rettig / April 17, 2015 - 7:27 pm
We've heard a bunch of songs from Blur's new Magic Whip album already -- "Go Out," "There Are Too Many Of Us," "Lonesome Street," and a live debut of "Ong Ong" -- and here's another one to add to the pile: "My Terracotta Heart," a lush new track that's on the more contemplative side of… More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

By Stereogum / April 17, 2015 - 5:29 pm
We're very nearly a third of the way through 2015 already, and as legions of astute commenters have continually pointed out, it's been a hell of a year for new music. The 5 Best Songs below prove it further. From all-star rap team-ups to massive return singles to adventurous covers and all the quiet, delicate… More »

Alice Glass Responds To Ethan Kath’s “Manipulative” Statements About Crystal Castles

By Michael Nelson / April 17, 2015 - 4:59 pm
Looks like the Crystal Castles beef is officially ON. Yesterday, the band's producer/instrumentalist Ethan Kath released a new song called "Frail" under the Crystal Castles moniker, and in the process, slagged off former bandmate/singer Alice Glass, saying, "she didn't appear on Crystal Castles' best known songs," and, "people often gave her credit for my lyric… More »

Today In Black Sabbath’s Facebook Feud

By Chris DeVille / April 17, 2015 - 4:16 pm
A quick update on Black Sabbath's public infighting this week: First, drummer Bill Ward posted to Facebook that he wouldn't play with Sabbath again until Ozzy Osbourne apologized to him for saying he was too fat and out of shape to participate in recording sessions for 2013 album 13 and the accompanying world tour. Ward… More »

Watch A New Trailer For Dope, A$AP Rocky’s Feature Film Debut

By Chris DeVille / April 17, 2015 - 2:10 pm
We saw a brief trailer for Dope, A$AP Rocky's feature film debut, when it premiered at Sundance. Now a much longer, more detailed trailer has emerged, and it makes the movie look pretty awesome. The story revolves around Malcolm (Shameik Moore), a straight-A student from Inglewood, California who plays in a punk band and love… More »

After A Decade, Where Is Mike Jones?

By Patrick Hosken / April 17, 2015 - 1:17 pm
In his industrious resolve to deliver Houston hip-hop to the widest possible market in the mid-2000s, rapper Mike Jones assumed the role of carnival barker. The carnival, though, was Mike Jones himself. He yapped his name on every track he could, usually prefaced by a "Who?", and doled out T-shirts emblazoned with his cell phone… More »

Twin Shadow In Tour Bus Crash

By Caitlin White / April 17, 2015 - 12:55 pm
Twin Shadow's tour bus was involved in a multiple car accident at 8:30AM this morning reports The Denver Post. The crash occurred on I-70 near Denver -- which is currently shut down in both directions near the site of the crash -- and resulted in multiple injuries that range from minor to serious. More »

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

By Scott Lapatine / April 17, 2015 - 12:51 pm
Busy weekend for music fans. There's Coachella, again. If you're going, or watching on AXS TV, we have some recommendations for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner will presumably sit this weekend out. Meanwhile Saturday is Record Store Day, a holiday that's ultimately good for music retailers' bottom lines, but not without… More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / April 17, 2015 - 12:35 pm
If you were some kind of underground artist making a video this week, it was hard to compete. A few big stars on big labels (or with big cable networks backing them) made videos so goofy and fun and entertaining that no indie type could afford to compete. And yet this week's best video still… More »

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