New Majical Cloudz Album Are You Alone? Out This Fall

By Tom Breihan / June 26, 2015 - 9:19 am

In 2013, the Canadian duo Majical Cloudz released the austere, stunning Impersonator, the album that got them out of DIY spaces and into arenas, opening for Lorde on tour. They’ve been working on a follow-up album for a while, and they just confirmed on Twitter that it will be called Are You Alone? and it’ll… More »

Watch Morrissey Return To American TV On The Tonight Show

By Tom Breihan / June 26, 2015 - 8:48 am

Morrissey’s last TV appearance was on the Italian show Gazebo last year, and before last night, he hadn’t been on a proper American TV show since he was on Letterman in January 2013. But last night, with a Madison Square Garden performance coming up, he popped up on The Tonight Show, dressing like a disco… More »

Chance The Rapper To Star In Murder Mystery Slice

By Peter Helman / June 25, 2015 - 11:14 pm

After starring in the short film Mr. Happy earlier this year, Chance The Rapper is returning to acting with a starring role as “Dax” in Slice, a new feature-length mystery film about the murder of a pizza delivery driver. As Complex reports, Austin Veseley — who previously directed Chance in the great “Sunday Candy” videoMore »

Watch Skrillex & Katie Couric Make EDM

By Peter Helman / June 25, 2015 - 9:44 pm

EDM superstar Skrillex has been collaborating with all sorts of people lately: Giorgio Moroder, Diplo, Justin Bieber, Clams Casino, Vic Mensa, and now Katie Couric. The veteran journalist met up with Skrillex at his studio in downtown L.A. for an interview for Yahoo News, and their conversation touched on a range of topics, from hi… More »

Watch Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt Sing New Songs For Lola The Dog

By Peter Helman / June 25, 2015 - 9:11 pm

The Magnetic Fields mastermind and notably witty curmudgeon Stephin Merritt apparently loves Scrabble. This makes total sense. In fact, he loves Scrabble so much that he wrote and published a book of 101 short poems inspired by each of the crucial 101 two-letter words that Scrabble officially recognizes. 101 Two-Letter Words came out last year,… More »

Sky Ferreira Scolds Her Label On Social Media Again

By Peter Helman / June 25, 2015 - 7:03 pm

This afternoon, Sky Ferreira took to Twitter to call out her UK label, Polydor, for essentially ripping her off and just generally being shitty to her. The tweets in question have since been deleted, but as Spin reports, this is what she said:… More »

Watch St. Vincent Discuss David Byrne Collab And That Time She Fell Off A Speaker In TimesTalk

By James Rettig / June 25, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Annie Clark sat down for a conversation with The New York Times music critic Jon Pareles at a TimesTalk interview at Toronto’s Luminato Festival. She was in town to support David Byrne’s Contemporary Color project, and she talks about the collaboration and her personal relationship with the project. She also talked more about last year’… More »

Phil Selway Discusses Radiohead History, New Album With Ghostpoet On Talkhouse Podcast

By Caitlin White / June 25, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Radiohead multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood has meted out brief updates about the band’s follow-up to 2011’s King Of Limbs, including the news that they’re working on a new version of ’90s unreleased relic “Lift.” Now, the band’s drummer (and solo artist in his own right), Phil Selway, has also commented on their progress. He appeared o… More »

Nervosas – “Parallels”

By Misha Sesar / June 25, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Columbus, Ohio self-described “dark-punk” band Nervosas just dropped the second single off their self-titled sophomore album. “Parallels” channels human fury with wailing voices and a driving rhythm; the guitar rips, the cymbals clash, and you can feel your heartbeat rise until the song’s abrupt finish. Ending exactly at the 2-minute mark, “Parallels” sounds even more… More »

The Week In Pop: Instead Of Going Big, Kacey Musgraves Goes Home

By Caitlin White / June 25, 2015 - 3:55 pm

Chris is out on paternity leave so I’m taking over The Week In Pop for a couple of weeks… More »

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