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Watch Lana Del Rey Die In The Director’s Cut Video For “Shades Of Cool”

We’ve already posted Lana Del Rey’s sumptuous video for her Ultraviolence single “Shades Of Cool,” in which LDR appears to play the girlfriend of a menacing gangster figure. But the version that first made it to the internet is apparently not the one that Del Rey and director Jake Nava originally wanted us to see. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2014 - 9:17 am

Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More

Glastonbury, the world’s biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of all the performances from the legendary Somerset extravaganza. Below you can watch professionally shot footage of songs from Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Haim, Metallica, MGMT, Parquet Courts, Chvrches, Interpol,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm

AraabMuzik – “Summer Time” Video

A few days ago, Rhode Island producer AraabMuzik shared “Summer Time,” an apocalyptic new remix of Lana Del Rey’s sad-girl anthem “Summertime Sadness.” The track will appear on the upcoming For Professional Use Only 2 mixtape, and now it has an accompanying performance video in which you can see lots of sped-up and slowed-down footage… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 27, 2014 - 1:50 pm

AraabMuzik – “Summer Time”

Lana Del Rey owes a pretty significant chunk of her fame to an EDM remix of her “Summertime Sadness” which had nothing to do with the rest of her music but which hit huge anyway. Meanwhile, the Rhode Island producer AraabMuzik rose up out of the morass of mixtape-rap beatmakers largely thanks to his MPC-drive… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 24, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Frances Bean Cobain Warns Lana Del Rey Not To Romanticize Dying Young

During a recent interview with The Guardian, Lana Del Rey said a bunch of provocative things, the most widely quoted of which was this: “I wish I was dead already.” Now, there’s no reason to take her at face value there; anytime Del Rey says anything like that, she’s essentially doing character work. Still, she’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 23, 2014 - 8:56 am

Guardian Writer Responds To Lana Del Rey’s Confused Slam

Yesterday Lana Del Rey tweeted her disapproval and sense of betrayal over the Guardian article with her infamous quote about wishing she was dead. In the since-deleted tweets, she claimed that the author Tim Jonze (whom she misidentified as Ultraviolence reviewer Alexis Petridis) posed as a fan but had “sinister” intentions and that she wa… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 20, 2014 - 1:32 pm

Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2014

The 2014 iteration of the Danish music festival NorthSide took place this past weekend and hosted a large number of exciting bands. There were the major rocks acts such as Arcade Fire, the Pixies, and the National, but there was a lot to be seen beyond that, too. There was Franz Ferdinand, Mount Kimbie, Roby… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 20, 2014 - 1:19 pm

The Week In Pop: Presenting The Mid-2014 Pop Superlatives

Seeing as we gave you a mid-year countdown of 2014’s best albums so far earlier this week, now seems like a good time to step back and assess the best and worst of what the pop sphere has given us this year. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 19, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Win A Lana Del Rey Deluxe Ultraviolence Box Set

You’ve read about Ultraviolence; you’ve streamed Ultraviolence; now you can win Ultraviolence. We’re giving away the deluxe edition of Lana Del Rey’s latest. Valued at $99.99, it includes the following:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 17, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Shades Of Cool” Video

Shades Of Cool” is the most Bond-sounding single off Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence, but the video is more fairy tale than action movie. It’s steeped in the mirage-like American iconography that has colored Del Rey’s music in since “Video Games,” depicting a romantic fling with an older man. There are also some stylized images involving… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 17, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Stream Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence

Lana Del Rey’s sophomore album Ultraviolence is out today, and it’s a masterful exercise in world-building by a truly unique creative force. This is grand, sweeping, complicated, polarizing music — music that seduces you even as it repels you, that demands you give yourself over to its fictions completely or not at all. It’s a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 17, 2014 - 9:43 am

Lana Del Rey – “Is This Happiness”

Next week, Lana Del Rey will release her expansively decadent sophomore album Ultraviolence. It is very good. Most of the bonus tracks, which will appear with various bonus editions of the album, are not so good, an encouraging sign that LDR has learned to focus her strengths and to push the songs that don’t work… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2014 - 11:18 am

Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence

There were plenty of good reasons not to like Born To Die, Lana Del Rey’s first album, and there were plenty of bad reasons, too. I hated the album, for reasons both good and bad. Good reasons: It was thin and underwritten and brittle and overproduced, its album tracks lacking the grand fucked-out majesty of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2014 - 10:22 am

Lana Del Rey: “I Wish I Was Dead Already”

Lana Del Rey is about to release her excellent sophomore album, Ultraviolence, and to promote that record, she is giving some kinda provocative interviews. First was the “feminism is not an interesting concept” interview she did with FADER. She then told Clash she considers quitting music every day (“It’s still not really worth all the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 12, 2014 - 5:39 pm

New Brian Wilson Album May Feature Lana Del Rey, Frank Ocean, Zooey Deschanel

In the 10 years since Brian Wilson finally released Smile, the Beach Boys maestro has mostly stuck to passion projects like What I Really Want For Christmas, Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin, and In The Key Of Disney. The only thing that could pass for a traditional Wilson album was 2008’s California song cycle with Va… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 11, 2014 - 9:37 am

Stream Even More Previews Of Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence

Lana Del Rey’s sophomore album Ultraviolence is now a week away from release, and we’ve heard a handful of complete tracks: “West Coast,” “Shades Of Cool,” the title track, “Brooklyn Baby.” Now we’ve got clips of six other album tracks, too: “Fucked My Way Up To The Top,” “Money Power Glory,” “Pretty When You Cry,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Brooklyn Baby”

We’ve already heard Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence track “Brooklyn Baby” in part. Now the whole thing is out there. While it’s unmistakably a product of Del Rey’s self-made universe, it sounds like a part of that universe we haven’t explored before — one that explicitly mentions hydroponic weed, incidentally. If the title didn’t give it… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 7, 2014 - 5:32 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week’s 5 Best Songs is populated by two artists who are never far from this column, two who have never before been featured here but whose respective catalogs reach back to the turn of the millennium, and one with a producer credit on a recent Best Song, appearing here under his own name for… More »

By: Stereogum / June 6, 2014 - 4:45 pm

So Sad Today: Lana Del Rey Talks Depression And Illness, Dismisses Feminism In First Ultraviolence Interview

Lana Del Rey’s first (and, thus far, only) interview of the Ultraviolence press cycle is a Fader cover story that emerged today. The story contained some revealing content about Del Rey’s past as well as some sure-to-be controversial opinions. One subject that came up was feminism, which Del Rey more or less rejects. Here’s what… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 4, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Ultraviolence”

We’ve already heard two full tracks from Lana Del Rey’s upcoming Ultraviolence — “West Coast” and “Shades Of Cool” — as well as a snippet of “Brooklyn Baby” and a live version of the title track. Now, La Lana has given us the studio version of that last one, in which she conflates the ultra-creepy… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 4, 2014 - 2:47 pm
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