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De La Soul Launches Kickstarter For LP Featuring Damon Albarn, David Byrne, 2 Chainz, Little Dragon

Hip-hop's royal trio De La Soul have announced that their eighth studio album will be funded through a Kickstarter campaign. The group is raising $110,000 for their first full-length since 2004's The Grind Date. Once the project is funded, they'll head into the studio next month with guest artists such as David Byrne, 2 Chainz,… More »

By: Aaron Lindenberg / March 30, 2015 - 4:02 pm

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here. // The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations one-by-one this morning on CBS This Morning. Irritatingly, we won't learn the nominees for the most important award, Album Of The Year, until tonight; the Academy is announcing them as part of tonight's AMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am

Little Dragon – “Underbart” Video

Back in May, the Swedish electropop quartet Little Dragon released their fourth album, Nabuma Rubberband. Today they share a video for album track "Underbart," one of the new record's most memorable songs. Directed by Grant Singer (whose visual representations of music are known for being dually mesmerizing and unwittingly perturbing -- for example: Ariel Pink'… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / November 6, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Watch Local Natives Cover Little Dragon’s “After The Rain” With Moses Sumney

"After The Rain" is a soulful selection from Swedish pop experimentalists Little Dragon's self-titled 2007 debut album. Los Angeles indie-rockers Local Natives must be big fans because, apropos of nothing, they decided to cover it during their Way Over Yonder festival performance last weekend at Santa Monica Pier. Karen O collaborator Moses Sumney sat i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 30, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Watch Little Dragon Cover Kelis & André 3000’s “Millionaire”

Little Dragon covered Kelis and André 3000's collab "Millionaire" for Australian radio station Triple J's Like A Version video series. The Swedish band softened the song up a little bit with their sparkling synths, but kept it largely the same as original. Vocalist Yukimi Nagano even tried out a gruff and throaty take on André'… More »

By: James Rettig / August 22, 2014 - 11:06 am

Little Dragon – “Pretty Girls (Lil Silva Remix)”

Lil Silva just released his solo Mabel EP and has made a name for himself with his dark R&B production for rising singer-songwriter Banks. His remix of Little Dragon's "Pretty Girls" -- off their recent album Nabuma Rubberband -- chops and twists the song into a slinky twilight anthem and teases out a small electronic… More »

By: James Rettig / August 18, 2014 - 9:50 am

Little Dragon – “Pretty Girls (Mikky Ekko Remix)”

Since the release of Little Dragon's new album, Nabuma Rubberband, we've heard remixes featuring some noteworthy artists (especially that Nosaj Thing and Future remix). Now you can hear a new version of "Pretty Girls" remixed by Mikky Ekko. Listen to it below, and to hear the original, watch the Nabil-directed music video. More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 5, 2014 - 3:15 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last Friday was the Fourth Of July, which meant we didn't run one of these lists. But the videos kept piling up, and so we're giving you our picks for this week's five best videos, as well as, without comment, last week's picks. You deserve to have a lot of shit to watch on your… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 11, 2014 - 9:51 am

Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX, Little Dragon, Childish Gambino, Chromeo Star In Milk Music Ad

Milk Music isn't just a DIY punk band from Olympia; it's also the name Samsung has given to its entry into the streaming-services wars. And in a new commerical, the Samsung people have rounded up a fairly impressive slate of artists, organizing them together in service of the idea that, if you play these people'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 3, 2014 - 11:49 am

Little Dragon – “Pretty Girls” Video (Dir. Nabil)

The video for "Klapp Klapp," the first single from idiosyncratic Swedish pop group Little Dragon's new album Nabuma Rubberband, was a story of witchcraft and zombies. Nabil, the current reigning visionary in the music-video field, didn't direct that video, but he did serve as creative director. And now Nabil has directed that video's follow-up. Little… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 2, 2014 - 10:28 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

Little Dragon – “Paris (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Holiday Edit)”

Little Dragon's R&B-inflected pop is the sort of thing that lends itself well to remixes. Recently we heard Nosaj Thing remix "Klapp Klapp," which surprisingly included a bonus guest spot from Future. Now the UK producer Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs has taken the bright synth-pop thump of "Paris" and tightened it into a pounding house… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 27, 2014 - 11:09 am

Watch Little Dragon Play Kimmel

Little Dragon recently put out Nabuma Rubberband and have been supporting it with some televised performances. Last night they stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to play the single "Klapp Klapp" and album cut "Killing Me." You can watch both songs below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 23, 2014 - 1:15 pm

Little Dragon – “Klapp Klapp (Nosaj Thing Remix Feat. Future)”

What a fascinating, unlikely crew of musicians to have on one track. The Swedish pop group Little Dragon released the slinky, R&B-informed album Nabuma Rubberband earlier this week, and its lead single was "Klapp Klapp," a jittery and percussive dance tune. The Californian bass producer Nosaj Thing has remixed the track, turning it into a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Stream Little Dragon Nabuma Rubberband

Nabuma Rubberband, the new album from the oblique Swedish pop group Little Dragon, is really an exercise in rhythmically restless, crystalline R&B, and it fits in nicely next to recent work from British soul singers like Jessie Ware and Sam Smith. We've heard their songs "Klapp Klapp," "Paris," and "Let Go," and now the whole… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 9, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Little Dragon – “Paris” Video

Little Dragon have released a video for "Paris," a track from their forthcoming album, Nabuma Rubberband. The clip follows the band's road trip along the countryside in a retro Volkswagon, as they fall into situations that range from arm-wrestling matches with cashier clerks to dealing with a flat tire. Meanwhile, Yukimi Nagano delivers her eccentric… More »

By: Taylor Law / May 7, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Watch Little Dragon Play The Queen Latifah Show

Swedish pop group Little Dragon is getting ready to release their new album, Nabuma Rubberband, next month, and we've already heard some promising singles like "Let Go" and "Klapp Klapp." Yesterday they stopped by The Queen Latifah Show to perform the song "Paris." Watch it below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 23, 2014 - 3:42 pm

Little Dragon – “Let Go”

Little Dragon, the idiosyncratic and bigger-than-you-realize pop quartet from Gothenburg, Sweden, are coming up on the release of their new album Nabuma Rubberband, and we've already gotten to hear the early tracks "Klapp Klapp" and "Paris." "Let Go," the newest single from the album, seems heavily influenced by Sade's smooth and sophisticated R&B. But it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2014 - 11:26 am

Little Dragon – “Paris”

The slinky, idiosyncratic Swedish pop group returns next month with the new album Nabuma Rubberband, and first single "Klapp Klapp" promised good things to come. Earlier today, the BBC DJ Zane Lowe played a second song from the album on the air. This one is called "Paris," and it's a lighter-than-air dance-pop thump with some… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2014 - 5:13 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were lots of good videos this week, but I didn't like any of them as much as I hated Jerry James's video for "Lana Del Rey." I hated that one so much that I enjoyed hating it. I hated it so much it gave me wings. I hated it so much that I actually… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2014 - 1:49 pm
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