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Let's take a moment for Dave Brockie, better known as Gwar's Oderus Urungus, who died suddenly earlier this week. For decades, Brockie helped to pioneer a distinctly DIY music-video aesthetic. With…   Read Story »
This week's reigning Mixtape Of The Week is Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2, the short but stunning effort from the young Long Beach rapper Vince Staples. And the tape's best song is probably "Nate," a…   Read Story »
Vince Staples came about as close as you can come to being a member of Odd Future without actually joining Odd Future. On the crew's first wave of internet-breaking mixtapes, Staples is all over some…   Read Story »
This week saw a of new tunes from heavy-hitters (Beck with guest Kim Gordon), comeback cuts from old favorites (the Dismemberment Plan, Mazzy Star), and an odd cocktail of indie rock and rap (Black…   Read Story »
Hey look, new graphic! Now this column can look something like the Best Songs Of The Week column, and now I can keep just the tiniest bit of suspense in this countdown; you have to scrowl down…   Read Story »
The Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt is finally getting ready to release Doris, his feverishly anticipated new album, and he's already shared videos for the early singles "Chum" and "Whoa." And now…   Read Story »
We saw Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt at SXSW back in March, and he made his Coachella debut on Friday night sporting tie-dye and a bucket hat. Flying Lotus (aka Captain Murphy) DJ'd, and the set…   Read Story »
Do you ever get the feeling that someone is niche marketing directly to you? So: Four rappers I like, all going in hard over a chorus-free spaced-out Alchemist beat, and then naming the result after…   Read Story »