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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 that may appear on her forthcoming Matangi. At least, I think it was a new track; there's always the possibility that it's an old one remixed so severely that I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2013

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 on hold, apparently, due to funding issues. M.I.A.'s labels had the trailer removed from YouTube within hours, citing legal and financial problems holding up completion of the film. The… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 8, 2013

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 tracklist, we can't say whether this comes from the album or not. But considering its message ("there's only one you") and the record's delayed release for being "too positive,"… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 2, 2013

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 new song in nine years, soundtracked a disturbing video about a little kid fucking up somebody's house and added in a visual punchline that was more nasty than funny. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 28, 2013

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 is the same clip presented with a gold leaf-like effect on top of it. I miss the purple hair, Maya, but this looks pretty cool. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 27, 2013

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's dropped the video, in which she looks absolutely glorious and tough as hell while flexing bright-pink hair and some seriously done-up nails. The clip seems to take… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 25, 2013

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week is a new column that will highlight the tunes the Stereogum staff found to be the foremost music of the past seven days. The primary qualification for eligibility is that a song is new to us and can be heard online, so even if it only exists a… More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2013

M.I.A.’s “The Message” Not So Paranoid After All?

M.I.A. is no stranger to controversy and criticism. But with the recent revelations about government surveillance, she has culled together a grip of remarks that called /\/\/\Y/\ opening track "The Message" paranoid and juvenile on her Tumblr, seemingly as a statement that she was right all along. Back in 2010, this site calledMore »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 19, 2013

M.I.A. – “Bring The Noize”

Despite an initial April release date, M.I.A.'s fourth studio full-length, Matangi, has been temporarily shelved for allegedly being "too positive." Over the weekend, we heard a snippet of skittering but spritely and "Me And Bobby McGee"-referencing new cut "Bring The Noize" but it was debuted in full on Zane Lowe's BBC 1 show… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 17, 2013

Hear A Snippet Of M.I.A.’s “Bring The Noize”

M.I.A. has a new record coming out at some point this year, Matangi, for which she has already released the single "Bad Girls." Next week, M.I.A. is set to premiere a second single, "Bring The Noize." As BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe tweeted, the song will air on Monday sometime between 7-9pm. And… More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 15, 2013

Stream M.I.A.’s Matangi Mixtape

M.I.A. released new material at a fashion show in Paris today, an 8-minute Matangi mix. It was used to soundtrack her collaboration with the fashion line Kenzo. Matangi is also the name of M.I.A.'s next album, which is tentatively out on April 15th, so it's likely this mix is a sign of what's to come… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 3, 2013

M.I.A. – “Doobie”

Super producer Danja's contribution to the Internet's nostalgia machine #ThrowBackThursday comes in the form of sharing music he's made via YouTube. Yesterday he unveiled "Doobie," a song that he and M.I.A. recorded together when they made "Bad Girls." No word on whether or not this will have placement on her upcoming album Matangi, the… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 1, 2013

M.I.A.’s Matangi Rejected By Label For Being “Too Positive”

M.I.A.'s fourth studio album, Matangi was slated for release this April -- in time for the Tamil New Year on the 15th -- but has been pushed back by her label, Interscope, who has said the record is "too positive." In an interview with Australian outlet Gold Coast, the rapper said, "[Interscope was] like… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 7, 2013

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2012

Our rundown of this year's Gummy Awards results continues! Close watchers of yesterday's Top 20 Tracks reveal will be interested to learn that 60% of these selections also appeared on yesterday's list, though the #1 Best Video isn't on your top Top Tracks list, and vice versa. Interesting! (And a note to aforementioned Close… More »

By: Stereogum / December 11, 2012

M.I.A. – “AtTENTion”

Apparently, sometimes it's a good idea to harangue pop stars on Twitter. After a group of fans made a point out of Twitter-bothering M.I.A. about her complete lack of new music, she caved and sent a new song to one fan, who then shared it on YouTube. The song, "AtTENTion," is a tense and squiggly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2012

M.I.A. Matangi Coming In December

As Billboard points out, M.I.A. has been answering fans' questions on Twitter today and, in the process, making some announcements about her next album, Matangi. She says it'll arrive in December and that it'll come alongside an autobiography, a documentary, and an art exhibition. She also says that it won't have any collaboratio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 7, 2012

M.I.A. – “Bad Girls (Switch Remix)” (Feat. Missy Elliott & Rye Rye)

Well, this is awesome. Here's a track from M.I.A.'s forthcoming Bad Girls remix EP, a Switch remix that features verses from Missy Elliott (!!!) and Rye Rye. It reworks the original into a stuttering dancehall anthem and tailors the beat to the choppy deliveries of the rappers. Hear it at Soundcloud. Bad Girls:More »

By: Corban Goble / June 21, 2012

M.I.A. – “Come Walk With Me” (Preview)

M.I.A. has been in the news a whole lot lately, usually for pretty-bad reasons. But despite a looming new album, we haven't heard a proper new song from her since the still-great "Bad Girls." Over the weekend, though, she Tweeted a YouTube link. The video in question features a bunch of kids dancing absurdly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2012

Hear M.I.A.’s Theme For Julian Assange’s The World Tomorrow

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been under house arrest in the UK for a while, but he's still launching a brand-new talk show called The World Tomorrow, which airs on the government-funded Russian news network RT and which he's taping at home. And though glamor isn't exactly a big part of the WikiLeaks aesthetic, Assange… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2012

Madonna (Feat. M.I.A.) – “B-Day Song”

Madonna's new LP, her first since 2008's Hard Candy, drops today, so a few of those tracks have found their way to the web, one of which includes the M.I.A. collab "B-Day Song." It's the second track to feature "M.I.A." we've heard so far, and that's not even the most memorable M.I.A./Madonna hooku… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 26, 2012
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