The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

By Stereogum / February 20, 2015
All the songs chosen for 5 Best Songs this week are, intentionally or not, crushingly self-reflective and introspective. They concern relationships and how we actually relate to others emotionally, not just romantically, as well as how we treat ourselves. But that's a lot to think about on a Friday afternoon. Let's say that they're all… More »

Watch Father John Misty Gracefully Glide Through “I Love You, Honeybear” On Q

By Caitlin White / February 20, 2015
Father John Misty just released his excellent sophomore album I Love You, Honeybear, and he stopped by the CBC's Studio Q to talk about it and play a couple of songs. Performing the album's title track, Josh Tillman keeps his sunglasses on and manages to self-bleep himself for the one borderline inappropriate lyric. The… More »

Watch Ride’s First Concert In 20 Years

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 20, 2015
Legendary shoegazers Ride broke up in 1996, but last year the British band cryptically announced that they would tour again after a black banner emblazoned with their logo appeared as a billboard in Barcelona. The band confirmed that they would tour toward the end of May and in early June of this year. It… More »

Scarlett Johansson, Este Haim, Holly Miranda Debut Grimes-Inspired Supergroup The Singles

By Chris DeVille / February 20, 2015
Our Scarlett Johansson tag archive is truly fascinating, including New Order and Serge Gainsbourg covers, collaborations with everyone from the Jesus And Mary Chain to Dean Martin, and a game of charades with Drake. Here's one more unexpected entry: The movie star has teamed with Este Haim, Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, and Julia Haltiga… More »

Maxinquaye Turns 20

By Tom Breihan / February 20, 2015
The music critic Andy Pemberton coined the term "trip-hop" to describe an early DJ Shadow single, but I have this pet theory that the term caught on because nobody knew what the fuck else to do with Tricky. Smash-crash genre-blurring seemed like a revolutionary thing in the '90s, in that moment before the internet made… More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / February 20, 2015
This week's videos: A romantic apocalyptic vision, a balling-on-a-budget masterclass, a giddy cartoon crossover, an absolutely fucking disgusting surgery-room fever-dream, and a glittering metropolitan drug-trip. None of them have anything to do with each other! But they're all really good! There is not a single thread connecting this week's best videos beyond the fact that… More »

Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Was Planned As A Free DatPiff Release

By Chris DeVille / February 20, 2015
One of the most prominent speculations about Drake's surprise mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late is that he only released it as a retail product to complete his four-album contract with Cash Money Records. The idea is that Drake wants to defect from Cash Money along with his mentor, Lil Wayne, who'… More »

Kanye West’s Album Is “80% Done,” Will Be A Surprise Release

By Tom Breihan / February 20, 2015
There are a few rappers who are worth listening to every time they have a new verse. Kanye West might be the only rapper -- the only artist, really -- who's worth listening to every time he has a new interview. Kanye was on L.A.'s Power 105.1 this morning for a solid hour, and he… More »

Watch Stephen Malkmus Cover Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” For Portland Kids

By James Rettig / February 19, 2015
While Stephen Malkmus doesn't seem to care about a Pavement reunion, he does care about making sure a group of kids has the best time possible. And the easiest way to do that? Pull out some Taylor Swift, of course. During an appearance on Portland's children variety show You Who, Malkmus covered 1989More »

Father John Misty Met Marilyn Manson; Hilarity Ensued

By James Rettig / February 19, 2015
In a new Rolling Stone profile, Father John Misty recounted a time that he ran into Marilyn Manson while at Los Angeles' celebrity hangout Chateau Marmont. They traded some barbs:… More »

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