All Dogs – “Skin” (Stereogum Premiere)

By James Rettig / July 29, 2015 - 11:46 am

A few months ago, All Dogs leader Maryn Jones put out a solo album under the name YowlerThe Offer was a ghostly collection of songs, which sounded like it was written by candlelight during one’s darkest moments. “Skin” is the track on Kicking Every Day that comes closest to approaching the same headspace,… More »

Q&A: Jorge Elbrecht On What Producers Really Do, What Ariel Pink Is Really Like, And How Mainstream Pop Has Reached A State Of Idiocracy

By T. Cole Rachel / July 29, 2015 - 11:41 am

For the better part of the past dozen years, Jorge Elbrecht has had a hand in creating some of the most beautiful, forward-thinking, and occasionally abjectly weird music to infiltrate the world of contemporary indie rock. In the mid 2000s, Elbrecht first began releasing music with Lansing-Dreiden, a highly conceptual art and music collective (and… More »

Watch Cleveland Protestors Respond To Police Harassment By Chanting Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”

By Chris DeVille / July 29, 2015 - 11:36 am

During the Civil Rights movement of the 20th century, protestors joined together and sang “We Shall Overcome.” As the 21st century’s Civil Rights movement unfolds, the rallying cry of choice might well be “We gon’ be alright.” Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly single “Alright” directly addresses the trend of white police killing unarmed black… More »

Watch Liam Gallagher Play A New Song In An Irish Pub

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 29, 2015 - 11:27 am

Liam Gallagher debuted a new song in County Mayo, Ireland this past weekend. The former frontman of Oasis (and Beady Eye!) joined local musicians at J.J. Finan’s pub and played a short acoustic set. The new song is still unnamed, but as NME points out, it includes a possible reference to his brother Noel’s recent… More »

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Ur Life One Night” Video

By Caitlin White / July 29, 2015 - 11:20 am

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s excellent, funky third album Multi-Love came out earlier this year, and today the band have shared a video for “Ur Life One Night.” UMO frontman Ruban Nielson told Rolling Stone that he was specifically interested in connecting with an Indian director for the project:… More »

Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah Join NBC’s The Wiz Live!

By James Rettig / July 29, 2015 - 10:42 am

After NBC struck success with 2013’s The Sound Of Music Live! and last year’s Peter Pan Live!, it looks like they’ll be doing a musical every year from now on. Their next adaptation is The Wiz and, as EW reports, they’ve wrangled two big stars to headline: Queen Latifah will play the titular character and… More »

Silicon – “Burning Sugar” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Misha Sesar / July 29, 2015 - 10:29 am

Silicon is the self-described “pop-aspersion” project of Hawaiian-New Zealander Kody Nielson, the brother of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Ruban Nielson. The video for “Burning Sugar” from Silicon’s upcoming Personal Computer caters to the internet’s revitalized idea of retro-futuristic aestheticism. When Nielson sings of sugar burning, we see gold-painted hands holding a spoonful of sugar being burned… More »

Grimes Shares Love Letter To Star Wars

By Caitlin White / July 29, 2015 - 10:25 am

Love magazine enlisted Canadian indie pop star Grimes to write about her adoration of Star Wars for their latest issue. It’s only available in print, but NME has rendered the full text online. In the letter, Grimes talks about how she has loved Star Wars for her entire life, how important and nuanced the robot… More »

Titus Andronicus Cover Classic Rock Hits With Craig Finn And Ted Leo In Brooklyn

By Michael Nelson / July 29, 2015 - 10:22 am

This week brings the release of Titus Andronicus’ outstanding new album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, and to celebrate, the band did a five-night stand at Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium — a run that ended last night, on frontman Patrick Stickles’ 30th birthday. The outsize ambition of the entire concert run was befitting of the album’s unabashed… More »

The Darkness – “Last Of Our Kind” Video

By James Rettig / July 29, 2015 - 10:20 am

Glam-rock revivalists the Darkness released their fourth album, Last Of Our Kind, a few months back, and now they’ve shared a video for the title track. The band brought a whole cast of characters with them, who dance along and vamp it up against a white backdrop. The only problem I can see is that… More »

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