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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

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 17, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2014

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… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 12, 2014

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

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,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 7, 2014

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

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. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 4, 2014

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… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 4, 2014

Lana Del Rey Says She Played Kanye’s Wedding For Free, Signs Autographs For Sad Grown Men

Reports about Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's wedding weekend included the nugget that, as was rumored, Lana Del Rey showed up to perform at the pre-party in Versailles. (You may recall that her "Young And Beautiful" was part of the couple's engagement.) There were also rumors that Del Rey was paid millions of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 28, 2014

Hear A Snippet Of Lana Del Rey’s “Brooklyn Baby”

Lana Del Rey's sophomore album Ultraviolence looms ever closer, and we have, to date, heard two of the completed songs that will appear there, "West Coast" and "Shades Of Cool." And now, LDR has shared a 36-second preview of another, "Brooklyn Baby," which sounds like a druggy washed-out float, maybe a bit more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 28, 2014

Watch Lana Del Rey Debut “Ultraviolence” In Vancouver

Of course Memorial Day weekend would be dominated by Lana Del Rey news since the holiday fits in so well with her faux Americana aesthetic. She played the Kimye pre-wedding dinner on Friday night, released "Shades Of Cool" on Sunday, and debuted the title track from her forthcoming Ultraviolence at a show in Vancouver… More »

By: James Rettig / May 26, 2014

Lana Del Rey – “Shades Of Cool”

Lana Del Rey spent Friday night serenading America's Favorite Newlyweds with three songs, including "Summertime Sadness" and "Young And Beautiful." Those two hits were co-written and produced by Rick Nowels, and LDR has paired with the songwriter again on her latest single "Shades Of Cool." It's a gloomy, jazzy waltz with a big choru… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 25, 2014

Kanye West – “God Level”

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are in Versailles and Florence for their wedding weekend, which already featured Lana Del Rey, David Blaine, and great caviar at the rehearsal dinner. Meanwhile, the rapper's new song "God Level" can now be heard in an Adidas FIFA World Cup commercial titled "The Dream." (Kanye is Adidas'… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 24, 2014

The Week In Pop: Ain’t Paramore Fun?

The question is not so much "How did Paramore end up on American Idol?" as "Why did it take them so long to get there?" As I explained at length last month, the Warped Tour scene that carried Hayley Williams and company to stardom was very much a pop star delivery system, and if… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2014

Lana Del Rey – “West Coast (Four Tet Remix)”

Four Tet has contributed a remix of Lana Del Rey's "West Coast" to go along with the Camo & Krooked take we heard yesterday. Whereas that one played up the creeping ominous feeling that underlies all of Del Rey's music, Four Tet's take turns "West Coast" into spare, uptempo dance music. It's probably… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 10, 2014

Lana Del Rey – “West Coast (Camo & Krooked Remix)”

It feels like we've been talking about "West Coast" for a long time -- since it was officially released after Coachella a few weeks ago, we've gotten a radio-friendly mix from Ultraviolence producer Dan Auerbach and a moody video to go along with it. Next stop on the hype train comes in the… More »

By: James Rettig / May 9, 2014
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