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Stream M.I.A. Matangi

We’ve heard significant chunk of M.I.A.’s oft-delayed, “too positiveMatangi, but now it is available to stream in full before its release next Tuesday. On top of “Bad Girls,” “Y.A.L.A.,” “Bring The Noize,” “Come Walk With Me,” and “Only 1 U” the album features two collaborations with the Weeknd and a sample of Bone Crusher’… More »

By: 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, this week was as varied as ever. Who else made the cut? Check it out below. More »

By: 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.,” a sputtering and fizzing rave attack that takes the piss out of the entire YOLO thing, and she’s already shared a preview of it. But now, the entire track i… More »

By: 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, 26-second preview of Matangi anti-YOLO manifesto “Y.A.L.A.” (That’s short for “You Always Live Again,” not the Thai province, the streaming music service, or the Jewish Federation Of Greater Los Angeles.)… More »

By: 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 be more affordable than the baroquely expensive stuff they usually sell, and as Pitchfork points out, M.I.A. tells Women’s Wear Daily that she based her clothes on the idea of… More »

By: 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 about the album Matangi, which is a long time coming and which looks more and more like it’s actually going to come out. And now the album, as Consequence OfMore »

By: 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 haven’t thought about that overblown flap in months, or that you’ve forgotten about it entirely. The NFL, however, has not forgotten. Less than two months after the big game, the… More »

By: 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 is by reading the lyrics and looking at trippy CGI images of Hindu deities while you do it. To that end, M.I.A. has posted a lyric video of the track,… More »

By: 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 looks like it’s going to get to come out. That preview made it sound like a breezy new-wave track, but the full song, which is now online, has a little… More »

By: 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 reported that label reps said the album was “too positive” as a reason for release date push-backs, but with the fierce braggadocio of “Bring The Noize,” it was kind of… More »

By: 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. More »

By: 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. Interscope, after allegedly shelving the album for being “too positive,” unveiled the release date today after M.I.A. threatened to leak it herself, tweeting, “If interscope takes longer i can alway… More »

By: 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 artists and its icons. But it wasn’t just music — there was also a large fair offering crafts, handmade wares, and records; a mini-festival of print posters (a lust item… More »

By: 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 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 - 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 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 trailer… More »

By: 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 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,” it… More »

By: 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 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. And… More »

By: 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 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 - 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’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 place at the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 25, 2013 - 10:05 am

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 - 12:09 pm
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