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It’s been awhile since an MP3 post has dominated the Most Commented list around these parts, but this week there were two. On Monday, Nine Inch Nails, after putting out two songs that harkened back to what made them initially hit, released “Everything,” an unadulterated alt-pop cut, and you guys had a lot to say. More »

Guys, Yeezus leaked. You don’t need music videos right now. You need to just play that real loud, let blood fill up your vision, luxuriate in the angry anxiety. If, however, you somehow need a break in between Yeezus sessions, or if you’re one of those weird and virtuous people who waits until it’s legal… More »

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

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Watch Bon Iver Debut Two New Songs At Eaux Claires Festival

There are, obviously, a lot of festivals these days. You have the establishment, your Bonnaroos and Lollapaloozas and Coachellas, the most massive and famous of…
Ryan Leas | July 19, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Leftfield – “Bilocation” (Feat. Poliça’s Channy Leaneagh)

UK dance entity has been headlining festivals for decades, and now there's a new Leftfield album called Alternative Light Source coming out next month. O…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Poliça – “Raw Exit” Video

"Who's ready to die alone?" isn't getting any less effective as a refrain. So goes Poliça's "Raw Exit," the title track from the all-new EP…
Chris DeVille | June 11, 2014 - 10:45 am

Poliça – “You Don’t Own Me” (Leslie Gore Cover)

Poliça are getting ready to release a deluxe edition of their second album, Shulamith, and today they share a cover of Leslie Gore's classic bubblegum-po…
Miles Bowe | June 3, 2014 - 5:13 pm

Poliça – “Raw Exit” (Stereogum Premiere)

Minneapolis synth-pop pros Poliça released their impressive sophomore effort Shulamith last fall. Now a deluxe edition of the album including new music is in the…
Chris DeVille | May 13, 2014 - 10:16 am

Bumbershoot Lineup 2014

The Bumbershoot Festival goes down in venues around Seattle every year on Labor Day weekend, and the lineup for this year's festivities on 8/30-9/1 just…
Chris DeVille | May 9, 2014 - 9:46 am

Poliça – “I Need $” / “So Leave” Video

The Minneapolis synthpop trio Poliça released their very good sophomore album Shulamith a few months ago, and their new video strings together the last two…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2014 - 10:04 am

Watch Poliça Play Kimmel

The great Minneapolis synth-pop group Poliça (can you believe these guys are American and Chvrches are the ones from Scotland?) took to Jimmy Kimmel Live
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2013 - 10:50 am

Flaming Lips’ Stone Roses Covers, Chocolate Skull, Frog Recorder Coming Soon

When I chatted with Wayne Coyne earlier this month there was so much to cover that we didn't even get around to the Flaming Lips'…
Chris DeVille | November 15, 2013 - 1:04 pm

Stream Poliça Shulamith

The synthy, R&B-flavored Minneapolis group (and Gayngs offshoot) Poliça built themselves a ground-up audience with their cult-fave 2012 album Give You The Ghost, and now…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2013 - 9:20 am

Poliça – “Warrior Lord” Video

Minneapolis synthpoppers Poliça's video for "Warrior Lord," a song from their forthcoming album Shulamith, is about two girls swimming in a lake. Or, anyway, that'…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2013 - 3:06 pm

Poliça – “Smug”

With every release this year Poliça have moved into darker and darker territory. First there was the brutally violent and disturbing video for "Tiff" (featuring…
Miles Bowe | September 25, 2013 - 3:05 pm

Poliça – “Chain My Name”

Alt-electro band Poliça have been bubbling under for a while, but they seem primed to crossover by the end of the year. They kicked-off delivering…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 19, 2013 - 5:18 pm

Poliça – “Tiff” Video (Feat. Justin Vernon)

You may remember Justin Vernon and Channy Leaneagh teaming up earlier this year for "Tiff," the first single off Poliça's upcoming sophomore album. "Tiff" wa…
Miles Bowe | June 11, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Governors Ball 2013 In Words And Photos

In 1994, when there were no Vines or Instagrams or Twitter feeds or blog updates to at least slightly numb one's FOMO, I watched MTV'…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 10, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Poliça – “Tiff” (Feat. Justin Vernon)

At Coachella over the weekend, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon joined the Minneapolis synth-rock quintet Poliça onstage to sing "Tiff," a new single. (Poliça's Rya…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2013 - 10:17 am

Coachella 2013 Friday: Blur, Modest Mouse, Grinderman, & More

“It’s the homeland!” one of the girls on the hotel shuttle yelped as we neared the festival. It really begged the question -- who i…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 13, 2013 - 2:11 pm