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When Ellie Goulding announced her new album, Delirium, over the summer, the press release included this quote from the British singer: “A part of me views this album as an experiment — to make a big pop album. I made a conscious decision that I wanted it to be on another level.” This is a… More »

“We’re not a pop band.” When frontman Matthew Healy utters those words at the outset of the 1975’s sleek, dolled-up “Girls” video, we’re to take it as a joke. He doth protest too much, we think, knowing full well what sort of luxuriantly glossy neon guitar music his band specializes in. Never mind the bollocks,… More »

“Hotline Bling” is not Drake’s greatest song ever. Although the melody and groove have exerted their allure on millions including myself, the production sounds weirdly dinky. The lyrics find Drake at his clingiest and most insufferable, trying to control an ex by lecturing her about how she goes out too much and longing for the… More »

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Empress Of – “Can’t Feel My Face” (The Weeknd Cover)

Lorely Rodriguez, aka Empress Of, snagged an Album Of The Week nod a couple of months ago on the strength of Me, her debut collection…
Peter Helman | November 19, 2015 - 7:15 pm

Hangout Festival 2016 Lineup

Here it is: The first major music festival lineup of the 2016 season. (SXSW, with its sprawling network of showcases, is a different kind of…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2015 - 1:37 pm

The Weeknd’s “Tell Your Friends” Was Originally Meant For Kanye West

In a recent Rolling Stone interview, the Weeknd said that he gave up many of the songs he intended to use on his House Of
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2015 - 2:59 pm

Major Lazer Plan Weeknd Collab For Spring

Diplo stopped by 103.3 AMP Radio in Boston last week and revealed that Major Lazer will be releasing a collaboration with the Weeknd next year.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 3, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Watch Aziz Ansari Lip-Sync “The Hills” In Costume As The Weeknd

OG Stereogum buddy Aziz Ansari dressed up as the Weeknd for Halloween, which of course involved some serious prosthetic hair. As Complex points out, Ansari…
Chris DeVille | November 2, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Lil B Says “Fuck The Weeknd” In New Video

Lil B apparently has some problem with the Weeknd. As Pitchfork reports, in the new video for "4 Tha Record" off of his upcoming mixtape…
Peter Helman | November 2, 2015 - 1:26 am

Finally A Professional A Cappella Cover Of “Can’t Feel My Face”

Professional a cappella group Straight No Chaser are releasing their fifth(!) album for Atlantic Records, The New Old Fashioned, tomorrow. (People really like a cappella
Peter Helman | October 29, 2015 - 9:36 am

The Weeknd Won’t Get Jail Time For Punching A Cop

Back in January, the Weeknd was arrested for allegedly punching a police officer in the head during an altercation at the Cromwell Hotel in Las…
Peter Helman | October 22, 2015 - 9:49 pm

The Weeknd Says Drunk Taylor Swift Kept Petting His Hair When They First Met

Here's a weird anecdote from Rolling Stone's new profile of the Weeknd. In the feature, Abel Tesfaye describes his first encounter with Taylor Swift, who…
Chris DeVille | October 21, 2015 - 2:26 pm

Chilly Gonzales Uses Music Theory To Show Why The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” Is So Appealing

Chilly Gonzales got into some trouble the last time he put out one of his Pop Music Masterclass videos when he accused Hozier of copying…
James Rettig | October 21, 2015 - 10:45 am

The Weeknd – “The Hills (Remix Feat. Eminem)” Interactive Video

The Weeknd’s chart-dominating “The Hills” already has a video, and now the song’s remix with a verse from Eminem also has a video, except this…
Peter Helman | October 20, 2015 - 8:03 pm

Kanye West Just Launched Two New Remixes On SoundCloud

What appears to be a brand new, official Kanye West SoundCloud page has appeared with two new remixes accompanied by the above artwork. As The
Chris DeVille | October 19, 2015 - 4:37 pm

Watch Tobias Jesso Jr. Cover The Weeknd & Haim In DC

Tobias Jesso Jr. is still touring with his live band Duk in support of this year's Goon, and he's been breaking out some unexpected, seemingly…
Peter Helman | October 18, 2015 - 12:59 pm

The Week In Pop: Selena Gomez & Demi Lovato Can Shake Their Disney Pasts, But Apparently Not Each Other

The stars of the Disney Channel's early-'90s The Mickey Mouse Club reboot shaped the way we as a culture think about teen-pop on a foundational…
Chris DeVille | October 15, 2015 - 4:48 pm

Hear The Weeknd’s “The Hills” Remixes With Eminem & Nicki Minaj, Watch His Return To SNL

"The Hills" topped the Billboard chart for the third straight week this week, and the Weeknd is celebrating by unveiling two official remixes featuring new…
Peter Helman | October 11, 2015 - 11:19 am

Watch Amy Schumer & The Weeknd’s SNL Promos

Amy Schumer is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend with musical guest the Weeknd, so today we got the ceremonial unfunny promos. If you've ever…
Chris DeVille | October 8, 2015 - 5:31 pm

The Week In Pop: 23 Artists Who Should Make Their SNL Debut This Season

Saturday Night Live's 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley…
Chris DeVille | October 1, 2015 - 2:37 pm
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