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Following up a juggernaut like “Call Me Maybe” has got to be intimidating. There hasn’t been a song like that since, one that was so immediately pervasive and so utterly inescapable. The second that track hit, through a series of almost chance circumstances, it was swept up into the zeitgeist and spit out into ubiquity. More »

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 »

There are some major releases stacking up for the end of the year, and all last month, 5 Best Songs was filled with heavy hitters. This week felt like the eye of the storm. Most of the artists on here might have gotten overlooked if we’d been hit with another TV On The Radio or… More »

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Carly Rae Jepsen @ Irving Plaza, NYC 11/11/15

I'll admit that I was a little nervous seeing Carly Rae Jepsen live for the first time. E•MO•TION has soundtracked pretty much every moment of…
James Rettig | November 12, 2015 - 11:04 am

Connan Mockasin & Devonté Hynes – “Feelin’ Lovely”

Blood Orange's most recent single, "Sandra's Smile," made our 5 best songs list last week, and today Dev Hynes is back with a Connan Mockasin…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 2, 2015 - 11:56 am

Heems Teases Several New Albums, HudMo & Dev Hynes Collabs

Heems had to go through a whole mess of record-label drama to release his very good 2015 album Eat Pray Thug, and he even made…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Blood Orange – “Sandra’s Smile” Video

As promised by a Tumblr post earlier this week, Dev Hynes has shared a new Blood Orange track today called "Sandra's Smile." The song is…
James Rettig | October 27, 2015 - 9:08 am

Dev Hynes Directs And Dances In Short Film God Bless The Child

Dev Hynes has just announced that he's directed a short film called God Bless The Child with filmmaker and musician Ben Morsberger. According to Hynes,…
Peter Helman | October 1, 2015 - 9:17 pm

Julian Casablancas To Dev Hynes: “I Apologize On Behalf Of White People”

Friends and frequent collaborators Julian Casablancas and Dev Hynes recently interviewed each other for Oyster Magazine. But much to Hynes' dismay, most of the heavier…
Chris DeVille | September 18, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Watch Empress Of Perform With Dev Hynes & Kimbra

Lorely Rodriguez, the Brooklyn-based artist who records as Empress Of, wrote, performed, produced, and engineered every track on her excellent new album Me on her…
Tom Breihan | September 14, 2015 - 1:27 pm

Dev Hynes “Censored” In Magazine Interview With Julian Casablancas

Dev Hynes and Julian Casablancas have worked together a number of times, and it seems like the two musicians are friends. So the new Oyster
Peter Helman | September 13, 2015 - 11:39 am

Dev Hynes Quits Social Media

Broad, sweeping statements about the impact of a young artist always tend to come off a little disingenuous, but the impact that Dev Hynes has…
Caitlin White | September 2, 2015 - 10:02 am

Watch Solange & Dev Hynes Reconcile At FYF Fest

One of the first projects that revealed Dev Hynes as a mastermind producer/collaborator was Solange's 2012 True EP. About a year after that EP came…
Caitlin White | August 24, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Blood Orange – “Do You See My Skin Through The Flames?”

Dev Hynes has shared a new one-off Blood Orange track called "Do You See My Skin Through The Flames?," which he says is not part…
James Rettig | July 1, 2015 - 5:17 pm

Watch David Byrne, St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, Ad Rock, & More Debut Original Color Guard Soundtracks In Toronto

David Byrne's Contemporary Color color guard project features original compositions from artists like St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, How To Dress Well, and Ad Rock. The…
Caitlin White | June 23, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Azealia Banks, Dev Hynes Criticize BET Awards

Azealia Banks and Dev Hynes, two of the most fascinating, outspoken, talented black musicians working today, took to Twitter today with some harsh words for…
Chris DeVille | May 18, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Zone Out To 45 Minutes Of New Music From Dev Hynes

What kind of fool fires Dev Hynes? Apparently someone hired the producer/mastermind to work on a film score and then ended up not using the…
Caitlin White | May 11, 2015 - 4:03 pm

Watch David Byrne & Some Color Guard Dancers Preview Their Upcoming Contemporary Color Event

David Byrne had this idea to combine live musicians with color guard, the weird military tradition of dancing with flags and guns. He's calling it…
Tom Breihan | April 20, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Samantha Urbani – “1 2 3 4″

Samantha Urbani is the former leader of the New York band Friends, and she's also done a ton of work with Blood Orange's Dev Hynes.
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2015 - 2:27 pm

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen, Dev Hynes, & Ariel Rechtshaid Debut “All That” On SNL

Carly Rae Jepsen released a new single called “All That” last night just in time to perform it on Saturday Night Live. We knew Dev
Chris DeVille | April 5, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Devonté Hynes & Neneh Cherry – “He, She, Me”

Devonté Hynes and Neneh Cherry were commissioned by Selfridges -- a high-end UK department store -- to write a new song called "He, She, Me"…
James Rettig | March 12, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Red Bull Music Academy Announces NY Fest With PC Music, Arthur Russell Tribute, FKA Twigs, & More

Red Bull Music Academy is returning to New York City for the third year in a row for a month-long series of events. Highlights include…
James Rettig | March 9, 2015 - 11:04 am

Tibet House US Benefit Concert @ Carnegie Hall, New York 3/5/15

Right before Patti Smith abandoned the low, throaty hum of her alto to burst into the growling second half of "Ghandi," she spit on the…
Caitlin White | March 6, 2015 - 12:51 pm
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