All M.I.A. stories

Featured M.I.A. stories

The ballot box for this week’s 5 Best Songs was already overstuffed and brimming with contention even before Wilco dropped a surprise LP last night. The biggest arguments flared up over one Lana Del Rey. Hard to believe, right? Music nerds fighting about LDR? Well it happened. But it’s over now, thank goodness. Ultimately, “Honeymoon”… More »

If anything big came out on Thursday evening, you’ll note that it’s not on this list. I wrote this yesterday afternoon, as I am now on a plane to Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival. If you see me there, say hi; I’ll be the tall guy. Even without any late-breaking additions, this was a… More »

Madonna’s “Bitch, I’m Madonna” is a bad video. It might be a good video if Madonna wasn’t out here trying to compete with Taylor Swift’s “Badd Blood” in the guest-star department and failing hilariously. Swift got her guest stars to throw knives and kung fu fight. Madonna has higher-wattage celebrities, but she can’t get them… More »

More M.I.A. stories

Watch WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Open For M.I.A. In NYC

Last night, before M.I.A.'s set at NYC's Terminal 5, Julian Assange Skyped into the venue from his current home in London's Ecuadorian embassy. M.I.A. ha…
Stereogum | November 2, 2013 - 4:08 pm

Stream M.I.A. Matangi

We've heard significant chunk of M.I.A.'s oft-delayed, "too positive" Matangi, but now it is available to stream in full before its release next Tuesday. O…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 1, 2013 - 12:33 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

With a new Arcade Fire single released days before we heard Reflektor in its full form, there's at least one giveaway on this list. Still,…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 25, 2013 - 2:46 pm

M.I.A. – “Y.A.L.A.”

At this point, it's only a few weeks before we get to hear Matangi, the fourth album from M.I.A. One of its tracks is "Y.A.L.A.,"…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2013 - 5:01 pm

M.I.A. – “Y.A.L.A” (Preview)

"If you only live once why we keep doing the same shit?" That's the question Maya Arulpragasam posed on Twitter today while leaking a one-minute,…
Chris DeVille | October 16, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Check Out M.I.A.’s Versace Line

Versace! Versace Versace! M.I.A. just got her own clothing line at Versace! (Sorry.) M.I.A. just designed some clothes for Versace’s Versus line, which aims to…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2013 - 3:26 pm

M.I.A. Reveals Matangi Cover And Tracklist, Responds To NFL Lawsuit

Between her forthcoming album and her ongoing now-public legal battle with the NFL, M.I.A. has a whole lot going on lately. But first, let's talk…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2013 - 1:40 pm

M.I.A. Goes To War Against NFL

Almost two years ago, in her appearance during Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show performance, M.I.A. briefly flipped off the camera. It's pretty likely that you…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2013 - 4:56 pm

M.I.A. – “Come Walk With Me” Lyric Video

M.I.A.'s mutating new-wave jam "Come Walk With Me" made its way to Tumblr earlier this week, but obviously, the best way to hear the song…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2013 - 9:13 am

M.I.A. – “Come Walk With Me”

Last week, M.I.A. shared a preview of the new song "Come Walk With Me," one of the tracks from her forthcoming album Matangi, which finally…
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2013 - 9:57 am

Preview M.I.A.’s “Come Walk With Me”

M.I.A. has released a 90-second preview of track “Come Walk With Me,” a song we heard in demo form last year. Earlier this year, we…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 29, 2013 - 5:07 pm

M.I.A. – “Unbreak My Mixtape”

M.I.A. has shared another track from the forthcoming Matangi. It's called "UNBREAK my Mixtape" and samples Blur's "Tender." Check it out below.
Scott Lapatine | August 20, 2013 - 8:06 pm

M.I.A.’s Matangi Will Be Out 11/5

This is the news I have been waiting on for months: M.I.A.’s fourth studio album Matangi has an official release date and it is 11/5.
Claire Lobenfeld | August 9, 2013 - 12:04 pm

The 10 Best Things At Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

This past weekend, Chicago's Union Park played host to Pitchfork Music Festival. The two-and-a-half-day event was packed tight with performances from the indiesphere's current marquee…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 22, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Watch M.I.A. Perform New Song “Only 1 U” In Montreal

Last night, M.I.A. played her first North American show in a minute, filling up the Montreal venue Metropolis and opening with a new track, one…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2013 - 11:03 am

Watch The “Blacklisted” M.I.A. Documentary Trailer

Film director and M.I.A. collaborator Steven Loveridge took to Tumblr to post a teaser trailer for a documentary about the artist that has been put…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 8, 2013 - 11:05 am

M.I.A. – “Only 1 U”

Here is a previously unheard track from M.I.A. called "Only 1 U." We still know very little about her fourth full-length Matangi, so without a…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 2, 2013 - 11:25 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Two massively important alt-rock greats returned to the music-video earlier today, and neither of them is on this list. The Pixies' "Bag Boy," their first…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2013 - 3:50 pm

M.I.A. – “Bring The Noize” Video (Matangi Gold Edition)

At the start of the week, M.I.A. released a video for Matangi lead single "Bring The Noize." Here is the Matangi Gold Edition, which i…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 27, 2013 - 2:24 pm

M.I.A. – “Bring The Noize” Video

Last week, M.I.A. shared her rave-damaged new single "Bring The Noize," and it was one of our favorite songs of the week. This morning, she'…
Tom Breihan | June 25, 2013 - 10:05 am
1 2 3 4 5 6 ...