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Grimes & Bleachers – “Entropy”

Grimes first linked up with Fun. co-leader Jack Antonoff on "Take It Away," a 2014 song from Antonoff's solo side project Bleachers. And now they've teamed up once again, this time for an absolutely dazzling pop song called "Entropy." It's a power-pop tune, more or less, with the same sort of sparkling production that Antonoff… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2015 - 8:26 am

St. Vincent – “Teenage Talk”

Earlier this year, we learned that St. Vincent would debut a new track on this season of Girls. That track aired over the closing credits of last night's episode. It's called "Teenage Talk" and it's a demo left over from her self-titled album's recording sessions. The full, high-quality version has yet to surface, but you… More »

By: James Rettig / March 9, 2015 - 9:01 am

New Grimes, St. Vincent Songs To Premiere On Girls

Billboard reports that a new song from St. Vincent and a new collaboration between Grimes and Jack Antonoff will appear in the new season of Girls. The St. Vincent song is a demo left over from her self-titled sessions called "Teenage Talk" and will close out an episode. The Grimes/Antonoff collab is called "Entropy" and… More »

By: James Rettig / January 16, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Miguel – “Simple Things” Video

"Simple Things" (or, if you prefer, "Simplethings") is the languid, beautiful song that the R&B star Miguel contributed to the soundtrack of the most recent season of HBO's Girls. That song is months old, and the season of Girls is over, but Miguel is only just coming out with a video for the song. Fair… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Christopher Owens – “Stephen”

Last year, after leaving his old band, the former Girls frontman Chrisopher Owens released the I-wish-it-was-better solo debut Lysandre. That album has its defenders, and it had plenty of strong moments, but it was still, at least from where I was sitting, a frustrating piece of work from an artist who, I know, could do… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Christopher Owens – “It Comes Back To You”

Christopher Owens had an absolutely flawless run as the frontman of the San Francisco band Girls, but he dissolved his band in 2012. And last year, he released the intriguing but spotty solo debut Lysandre. Today, Owens wrote that he's already made another album with "some friends," and it would be nice if those friend… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2014 - 1:42 pm

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of February 2014: True Detective, The Americans, Guardians Of The Galaxy, & More

Last month, I lead into this saying how January has a bad reputation for new movies. But it's really February that's the wasteland, where we're expected to survive on the fumes of the last glut of strong Oscar contenders that saw limited release in December and trickled out in January, and the consistent buzz burbling… More »

By: Ryan Leas / February 27, 2014 - 1:53 pm

Lily Allen – “L8 CMMR”

After "Hard Out Here" and "Air Balloon," the Lily Allen comeback marches on. Along with people like Jenny Lewis, Cat Power, and Miguel, Allen has contributed a new song to the soundtrack of the third season of HBO's Girls. Allen tells Rolling Stone that she had a simple reason for contributing the song: "I think… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Miguel – “Simplethings”

There are many good things about Super Bowl Sunday, but one big drawback was this: HBO yanked its original programming for the night, which meant we got no new Girls and no new True Detective. (It must be said, though, that we got to see both grisly, bloody, existential spectacle and squirmy, embarrassing comedy every… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2014 - 4:10 pm

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of January 2014: Girls, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, & More

January has a bad reputation. Over the years, the pattern in which studios distribute their films has ossified, so that we automatically expect most "serious" Oscar contenders to be crammed in together towards the end of the year. This leaves January as the assumed garbage dump, the month-long wasteland where studios offload the projects they… More »

By: Ryan Leas / January 31, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Cat Power – “Free (Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Some of the music on the new Girls soundtrack Girls Volume 2: All Adventurous Women Do is brand new (Jenny Lewis and Rostam Batmanglij's "Completely Not Me" and Beck's "Blue Moon," for instance), and some of it is old ("Wonderwall"). Today we present something in between: A fresh remix of Cat Power's 2003 classic "Free,"… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 24, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Watch Kim Gordon On Girls

Last night, Girls returned for a third season on HBO, debuting two new episodes. This was great for many reasons, and one of those reasons was this: We got to hear Kim Gordon say, "She's a bitch. That's my experience." The former Sonic Youth and current Body/Head member, who's never worn a fucking scrunchy i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Jenny Lewis – “Completely Not Me”

The third season of Girls premiered last night on HBO, and it featured a bouncy yet melancholic new Jenny Lewis song called "Completely Not Me." The tune, recorded with Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend, will see release next month as part of the new compilation Girls Volume 2: All Adventurous Women Do..., which also feature… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 13, 2014 - 11:11 am

Girls To Feature New Songs By Beck, Lily Allen, Miguel, Jenny Lewis

HBO's great Lena Dunham show Girls, which happily returns this Sunday, doesn't have one of those O.C. reputations as a show that breaks bands, but the show has gotten sneaky-good at using music over its last two seasons (other than that one part where we were supposed to believe that people dance to Pitbull and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2014 - 10:00 am

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of 2013

Maybe it's because I spend the bulk of my time reading and writing about music or talking with people who do the same, but as much as I love TV and movies on their own merits, the second or third sentence I'll say about any given piece of visual media usually deals with what sort… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 26, 2013 - 3:58 pm

Kim Gordon Will Appear On Girls‘ Next Season

Kim Gordon's post-Sonic Youth drone outfit, Body/Head, will soon release their debut album, Coming Apart, and in a recent interview she and bandmate Bill Nance did to promote the record, Gordon revealed she will make an appearance on the upcoming season of Lena Dunham's HBO vehicle Girls. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 5, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Download Christopher Owens Lysandre: Acoustic Album

Earlier this year, the former Girls frontman Christopher Owens released Lysandre, his debut solo album. It was a puzzling record, thick on flowery '70s singer-songwriter production touches, strings and saxophones and such, which sometimes obscured or distracted from the songs he'd written. But now, Owens has released a completely acoustic version of the album. A… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2013 - 9:06 am

Christopher Owens – “Here We Go” Video

Lysandre, the debut solo album from former Girls frontman Christopher Owens, is a couple of months old now, and it never set the world on fire. But now that the hey-this-isn't-Girls disappointment had faded, it works as a perfectly pleasant listen, and the smooth rocker "Here We Go" is one of its highlights. Today, Owe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 13, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Watch Ezra Koenig’s Girls Cameo

Vampire Weekend frontman Eza Koenig made a cameo on last night's episode of HBO's Girls, in the same scene as the Lonely Island's Jorma Taccone. Watch it below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / February 18, 2013 - 10:36 am

Santigold – “Girls” Video

HBO's Girls had a huge night last night. Its second season debuted with a pretty great episode. And over on another channel, it also won the Golden Globe for Best TV Show - Comedy, and creator/showrunner/star Lena Dunham took home Best TV Actress - Comedy or Musical, beating out hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2013 - 12:03 pm
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