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Sometimes, it’s ridiculously hard for us to debate our favorite songs of the past 7 days, but this week, the choice seemed fairly obvious. This list comprises singles from artists with an array of genre-inclinations, and as usual, there’s something for everyone. We’re repping jazz-funk, unorthodox pop, jagged guitar-driven folk-rock, and knee-to-the-gut verses that make… More »

By its early reputation and the sheer nature of it, Bonnaroo should be a complete mess. But the staff are universally nice and the people who attend are typically good all-around, too. It’s a sprawling, often muddy festival that can be overwhelming for its wealth of choices, but it’s so well-run and so laid-back that… More »

Governors Ball was oversold, there’s no question about it; that, or the festival grounds shrunk significantly this year. Either way, we had a great time and Sunday felt way less hectic in comparison with the rest of the weekend. Maybe everyone was burned out or hungover or half-dead, but it seemed like fewer people chose… More »

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Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

The spaced-out production guru Flying Lotus has lined up some big names to guest on his forthcoming album You're Dead!, and we've already heard what
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2014 - 8:07 am
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Stereogum’s 9 Favorite Sets From FYF Fest 2014

Los Angeles’ FYF Fest was one of the more stylistically diverse festivals of the year. Its lineup blended major headliners (Phoenix, the Strokes, HAIM) with…
Miles Bowe | August 25, 2014 - 2:32 pm
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Flying Lotus – “Moment Of Hesitation” (Feat. Herbie Hancock & Thundercat)

Flying Lotus shared the first track from his new album You're Dead! on BBC Radio 6 today. It's called "Moment of Hesitation" and features Herbie…
James Rettig | August 23, 2014 - 3:36 pm
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Report & Photos From Ceremonia 2014

Staged in Toluca, nearly an hour outside Mexico City, the Ceremonia festival takes over the grounds of an enormous go-cart track, which not only provide…
T. Cole Rachel | August 21, 2014 - 2:23 pm

Captain Murphy – “Cosplay”

Just yesterday, Flying Lotus alter ego Captain Murphy released a clip from his Adult Swim cartoon called "The Birth Of Captain Murphy." And today, FlyLo…
Michael Nelson | August 15, 2014 - 12:44 pm
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Watch Flying Lotus’ Captain Murphy Cartoon

Flying Lotus makes a pretty good rapper, for a guy who's mostly known for making jazzed-out stoner-odyssey productions. And when he raps, he raps under…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Watch A Cool, Animated Trailer For Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead!

Late last month, Flying Lotus finally announced his fifth album, You're Dead! (that's its trippy cover art above) and now we've got some more new…
Miles Bowe | August 13, 2014 - 1:01 pm
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Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead! Will Feature Kendrick Lamar, Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg

When the visionary Los Angeles beat-mangler Flying Lotus got Thom Yorke and Erykah Badu to show up on his album Until The Quiet Comes a…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2014 - 10:08 am
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Flying Lotus Announces You’re Dead! LP, Tour

We were already anticipating a new album from Flying Lotus last year. He'd been talking about it online and playing new material live. Now we've…
Miles Bowe | July 22, 2014 - 1:05 pm
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Kimbra Announces The Golden Echo Feat. Flying Lotus, Dave Longstreth, John Legend, Matt Bellamy

The Golden Echo will be Kimbra Lee Johnson's second album, but if you knew about the New Zealand singer before this year, it's probably from…
Scott Lapatine | June 10, 2014 - 10:16 am
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Flying Lotus – “Phantasm” Video

Flying Lotus's album Until The Quiet Comes is a year and a half old now, but he's only just come out with a video for…
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2014 - 10:38 am
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Ben Gibbard, Ad-Rock, Flying Lotus Score Sundance Films

Every year we get a handful of popular musicians taking on film scores. Last year we heard Mike Patton with The Place Beyond The Pines,…
Miles Bowe | January 8, 2014 - 1:56 pm
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The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am
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Download Flying Lotus’ “Ideas+drafts+loops” Featuring “Black Skinhead” Remix

Looks like Christmas is coming a little early for fans of electronic music. Flying Lotus just took to Twitter to release a zip stuffed with,…
Miles Bowe | December 10, 2013 - 4:37 pm
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Tyler, The Creator & Flying Lotus: No Fans Of The YouTube Music Awards

For a second there, it looked like the YouTube Music Awards could be some kind of game-changer: Creative direction from Spike Jonze, performances from Arcade…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2013 - 9:42 am
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Clams Casino – “Crystals”

Grand Theft Auto V season is in full swing, and we have heard a bunch of music from its in-game soundtrack from Future, Wavves, Twin
Claire Lobenfeld | September 24, 2013 - 3:40 pm
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The Music of Grand Theft Auto V Is Now On iTunes

The makers of Grand Theft Auto V have released a three-volume album of the game's original score and soundtrack. With 59 tracks in total, the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 24, 2013 - 3:37 pm
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Captain Murphy – “Between Villains” (Feat. Viktor Vaughn, Earl Sweatshirt, & Thundercat)

The latest track in this summer's Adult Swim Singles Series is called "Between Villains," and it features a murderer's row of rap-friendly astral travelers: Bass-music…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2013 - 11:16 am
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Listen To Flying Lotus & Thundercat’s Aqua TV Show Show Theme

Frequent collaborators Flying Lotus and Thundercat have crafted new opening credit music for Aqua TV Show Show, the Adult Swim cartoon formerly known as Aqua
Claire Lobenfeld | August 13, 2013 - 10:35 am

Thundercat – “Oh Sheit It’s X”

The second thing you might do when hearing Thundercat's new single is notice how it's the perfect high-energy counterpoint to first single "Heartbreaks + Setbacks"'…
Miles Bowe | May 7, 2013 - 12:30 pm
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