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Preview New Weeknd Song “John Carpenter”

Abel Tesfaye’s new Weeknd album will be the first set of songs he’s created specifically for that format — remember him in his mysterioso mixtape maestro guise, leading to his mixtape-compiling debut LP Trilogy — and he’s been fairly forthcoming by telling us it’s called Kiss Land. And now, back to the mysterioso vibes: Tesfaye… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 14, 2013 - 9:24 am

The Weeknd Reveals New Album Title, Releases $200 Trilogy Vinyl

While the majority of the Internet was losing its mind over the brand new Houston-rooted, war cry from Beyoncé, the Weeknd (née Abel Tesfaye) announced that he would be release a sophomore LP some time this year called Kiss Land. This is excellent news for his fans, as the majority of his debut LP TrilogyMore »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 18, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Juicy J – “One of Those Nights” (Feat. The Weeknd)

The Weeknd and resurgent Three 6 Mafia berserk-libertine rapper/producer Juicy J tend to write songs about the exact same things: Sex, drugs, partying, being predatory nightlife animals. The only real difference is that the Weeknd sounds sad about it, while Juicy J sounds really, really happy. But on “One Of Those Nights,” Juicy’s new single,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2013 - 8:49 am

The Weeknd – “Twenty Eight” Video (NSFW)

The Weeknd’s video for “Twenty Eight,” one of the previously-unreleased tracks from his mixtape reissue Trilogy, is a tough thing to untangle. It has something to do with European talk shows and ghost women and utterly depressing strip parties. But Nabil, the ascendent music-video visionary, directed it, which means it looks great and it’s probably… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2013 - 9:56 am

2012 In Review: The New Wave Of R&B Comes Into Full Bloom

Throughout the course of my life I have not been what you would call an R&B listener. A brief history of my dabbling: I owned a cassette copy of Boyz II Men’s II because who didn’t? A year later I nabbed Mariah Carey’s Daydream on CD, mesmerized by the tree swing party that was the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 24, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Watch The Weeknd’s TV Debut On Jools Holland

Last night, the Weeknd made his television debut on BBC’s Later … With Jools Holland, where he performed “Wicked Games.” Lana Del Rey also appeared on the show to perform her recent “Ride.” Watch the performances below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 28, 2012 - 8:40 am

Wiz Khalifa – “Remember You” (Feat. The Weeknd) Video

If the Weeknd’s Abel Tesfaye somehow becomes an anonymous R&B hook-singer dude, we’ll all die just a little bit inside. So far, though, Tesfaye is two-for-two on his featured appearances, with both Drake’s “Crew Love” and Wiz Khalifa’s “Remember You” fitting beautifully with his cokesweat-soul body of work. Tesfaye doesn’t show up in director RyanMore »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2012 - 9:34 am

The Weeknd – “Till Dawn (Here Comes The Sun)”

Another day, another Zane Lowe premiere of a Weeknd bonus cut that will appear on his forthcoming physical release Trilogy. This one’s called “Till Dawn (Here Comes The Sun),” a stuttering, twittering number that churns toward the climax. Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 8, 2012 - 3:19 pm

The Weeknd – “The Zone” Video (Feat. Drake)

Last year, Toronto sad-loverman icons and mutual admirers the Weeknd and Drake linked up for “The Zone,” a haunted and numb track from the Weeknd’s Thursday mixtape. Next week, the Weeknd releases the three EPs he dropped last year, repackaged and remastered as Trilogy. So it’s a good time for “The Zone” to get a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2012 - 8:56 am

The Weeknd – “Valerie”

Today, BBC 1 premiered another bonus track from the Weeknd’s forthcoming physical release of Trilogy. It’s a shuffling, lurching ode called “Valerie” and you can hear the radio rip below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 7, 2012 - 3:41 pm

The Weeknd – “Twenty Eight”

Next week, the Weeknd releases Trilogy, the remastered, repackaged major-label version of his three 2011 mixtapes. Trilogy has three bonus tracks, and one of them is a spare, keeing, debauched track called “Twenty Eight” that would’ve fit comfortably on House Of Balloons. Zane Lowe played the track on BBC Radio 1 today, and you ca… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2012 - 3:22 pm

The Weeknd – “Enemy”

First of all, this new Weeknd song appropriates the Smiths’ “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” in lyric and in sample. And at the very least we can all agree that, of all the Moz-isms for Abel to cite in his seedy vignettes, this one is a pretty snug fit. “Enemy” come… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2012 - 4:50 am

The Weeknd – “Wicked Games” Video

The Weeknd’s mixtape collection Trilogy is coming out next month, and now we’ve got a video for the remastered version of the House Of Balloons track “Wicked Games” — a smoothed-out version of the song that’s somehow less impactful than the one that appeared on the mixtape. The video is a meditative, minimal affair, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 18, 2012 - 10:39 am

The Weeknd – “Rolling Stone” Video

Last night, the Weeknd dropped a new video for “Rolling Stone,” a stark, black-and-white clip that finds a dramatic Abel Tesfaye singing straight into the camera. Tesfaye directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 3, 2012 - 8:36 am

Lollapalooza 2012: Frank Ocean, RHCP, The Weeknd, & Mud

For Sunday’s recap and photos, click here.
For Friday’s recap and photos, click here.
Saturday’s recap below…

The perpetual low of getting stuck in Lollapalooza crowds hit rockbottom yesterday, when I found myself packed shoulder-to-shoulder in a crowd of fucked-up festival-heads, Red Hot Chili Peppers fans, and lost teens screaming into… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 5, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Watch Drake Join The Weeknd In Hollywood

Drake showed up at the Weeknd’s Saturday night gig at Hollywood Forever Cemetery to link up for Take Care’s “Crew Love” as well as Thursday’s “The Zone.” MissInfo reports that this was the first time they’ve performed the songs live together, so, yeah, people flipped out a little. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 7, 2012 - 9:12 am

Drake (Feat. The Weeknd) – “Crew Love” (Star Slinger’s Jersey Refix)”

UK producer Star Slinger loves remixing rap dudes. His latest: A skittering dance reworking of “Crew Love,” Drake’s depressive collab with the Weeknd. Impressively, Star Slinger keeps the song’s pathos intact while giving it a serious club engine. Download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 3, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their second fest go-around. John Fogerty joined the Black Keys, Annie Clark of St. Vincent sang with Andrew Bird, and Thom Yorke came out during Modeselektor’s set to perform “Shipwreck.” The… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Watch The Weeknd, Snoop & Dre (& Holographic Tupac), Real Estate, Santigold, And Jeff Mangum Play Coachella 2012

Weekend one of Coachella is a wrap, and in the resulting detox from Sunday’s action, we’ve got a fresh batch of archived sets to point you towards. Now online are full sets from the Weeknd (his US debut), Santigold, Real Estate, and Dr. Dre and Snoop, which featured an unholy group of guests (Eminem, Kendrick… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 16, 2012 - 9:38 am

15 Coachella 2012 Performances Not To Miss

COACHELLA BACK. And, this year, the bacchanalia stretches across two weekends featuring identical lineups, as well as an interim week of non-Coachella shows in L.A., so if you’re looking for live music in your city and there’s none to be had outside of that one bar band that always plays Happy Hour on Tuesdays at… More »

By: Stereogum / April 12, 2012 - 2:21 pm