Watch Mark Ronson Cover Queens Of The Stone Age With Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker

By Peter Helman / July 30, 2015 - 10:45 pm

Superproducer Mark Ronson stopped by for a live in-studio session at Australian radio station Triple J today. As usual, he assembled a crack team of musicians to back him up, including Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and Kirin J. Callinan on guitar. The band performed a great psyched-out cover of Queens Of The Stone Age’s “I… More »

Future – “Kno The Meaning” Video

By Caitlin White / July 30, 2015 - 6:10 pm

Future’s monumental new album Dirty Sprite 2 debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart this week, marking his first-ever #1 album. Accolades or not, the Atlanta rapper continues to drop new videos at the same blistering pace. Still, this video is a far cry from some of the starker mixtape clips he dropped in the… More »

The Atom Age – “Wasteoid” Video

By Lisa Brown / July 30, 2015 - 5:28 pm

Last month, we premiered the loud and nasty single “It’s A Mess” from Oakland garage punks the Atom Age. Now they’ve given us another glimpse of their upcoming release Hot Shame with the video for “Wasteoid,” a second catchy single with fun surf-rock riffs and dynamic saxophone solos. Shot throughout Northern California, it features a… More »

Jimmy Kimmel Sketch Reveals The Real Story Behind “Jessie’s Girl”

By James Rettig / July 30, 2015 - 3:39 pm

Rick Springfield has a role in the upcoming Meryl Streep-starring rock film Ricki And The Flash and, to promote it, he participated in a sketch on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel that purported to show the origin story behind his timeless hit “Jessie’s Girl.” In real life, the namesake was the girlfriend of one of Springfield’… More »

Here’s That 1,000-Person Italian Foo Fighters Cover Band In Action

By Misha Sesar / July 30, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Foo Fighters fans are pretty hardcore. Remember that time they successfully crowdfunded the Foo Fighters’ return to Richmond? Then there was that video last year of an Italian man asking for 1,000 people to come together and perform a cover of “Learn To Fly” by the Foo Fighters in hopes of catching Dave Grohl’s attention. More »

Slime – “Hotdog” Video

By James Rettig / July 30, 2015 - 11:41 am

The video for Slime’s smooth new track “Hotdog” takes a more literal interpretation than I expected, in so much as it follows around a man dressed in a giant an oddly realistic hot dog suit. It only gets weirder from there, as director Daniel Brereton follows the hot dog man as he wanders pensively around… More »

Tkay Maidza – “M.O.B.” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Caitlin White / July 30, 2015 - 10:29 am

Sometimes the universe manages to self-correct itself with the precision of a pop song. After the reign (and subsequent fall) of clueless Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, a new voice has emerged from that same southern island. That voice belongs to Tkay Maidza, a Zimbabwe-born, Australian-raised rapper, singer, and producer who released her breakout project SwitchMore »

Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Get Soy Bombed Twice In New Jersey

By Chris DeVille / July 30, 2015 - 10:23 am

The Smashing Pumpkins’ tour with Marilyn Manson rolled into new Jersey’s PNC Bank Arts Center last night, and as Alternative Nation, they suffered two separate stage-crashing incidents — one during “1979,” another during “Disarm.” Something about those Billy Corgan ballads must give Pumpkins fans the courage to go all “Soy Bomb” on his ass. Corga… More »

Watch Hannibal Buress Take On The Drake/Meek Mill Conflict

By Tom Breihan / July 30, 2015 - 10:06 am

The ongoing feud between Drake and Meek Mill is the biggest story of the summer in certain corners of the internet, but that doesn’t mean it’s making an impact on the public at large. The great stand-up comic (and Drake friend) Hannibal Buress found that out recently, when he addressed their issue on the most… More »

Watch Twin Shadow’s Passionate “To The Top” Performance On James Corden

By James Rettig / July 30, 2015 - 10:02 am

Twin Shadow made an appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden yesterday, fresh off the release of his new demos mixtape, Night Rally. He didn’t play any of the new songs from that, but he did trot out the always reliable “To The Top,” the best song from his most recent album, Eclipse. More »

Watch Tyler, The Creator Rap The New Dr. Seuss Book In A Cat In The Hat Costume On Kimmel

By Tom Breihan / July 30, 2015 - 8:50 am

Tyler, The Creator has his own sketch comedy show, so if he’s the musical guest on your late-night talk show, there’s a fair bet that he’s willing to do whatever ridiculous shit your writers can conjure up. Last night, Tyler was the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he was happy to wear a… More »

YACHT Announce New Album I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler On L.A. Billboard

By Chris DeVille / July 29, 2015 - 5:50 pm

High-concept pop duo YACHT are known for extending that adventurous spirit into extracurriculars like an iPhone app and a sunglass line. As Pitchfork reports, their latest exploit is announcing the impending release of a cleverly titled album called I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler by way of a billboard in Los Angeles. They eve… More »

Miami Horror – “Cellophane (So Cruel)” Video

By Grace Birnstengel / July 29, 2015 - 3:33 pm

Miami Horror’s new video for “Cellophane (So Cruel)” makes your dream of being in two places at once a reality. A camera pans around a room with white floors and white walls, showing people doing simple tasks alongside an extended hand or foot. The camera then follows the extended hand or foot to the next… More »

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Reject Scott Aukerman’s Awkward Advances On Comedy Bang! Bang!

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 29, 2015 - 12:29 pm

Carly Rae Jepsen guest-starred in the forthcoming episode of Comedy Bang Bang!, which airs tomorrow, during which she was accused of coming on to the show’s host, Scott Aukerman, in the form of her forthcoming album’s debut single “I Really Like You.” Aukerman supposedly (remember, this is a comedy show) thought that Jepsen’s song wa… More »

Watch Cleveland Protestors Respond To Police Harassment By Chanting Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”

By Chris DeVille / July 29, 2015 - 11:36 am

During the Civil Rights movement of the 20th century, protestors joined together and sang “We Shall Overcome.” As the 21st century’s Civil Rights movement unfolds, the rallying cry of choice might well be “We gon’ be alright.” Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly single “Alright” directly addresses the trend of white police killing unarmed black… More »

Watch Liam Gallagher Play A New Song In An Irish Pub

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 29, 2015 - 11:27 am

Liam Gallagher debuted a new song in County Mayo, Ireland this past weekend. The former frontman of Oasis (and Beady Eye!) joined local musicians at J.J. Finan’s pub and played a short acoustic set. The new song is still unnamed, but as NME points out, it includes a possible reference to his brother Noel’s recent… More »

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Ur Life One Night” Video

By Caitlin White / July 29, 2015 - 11:20 am

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s excellent, funky third album Multi-Love came out earlier this year, and today the band have shared a video for “Ur Life One Night.” UMO frontman Ruban Nielson told Rolling Stone that he was specifically interested in connecting with an Indian director for the project:… More »

Silicon – “Burning Sugar” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Misha Sesar / July 29, 2015 - 10:29 am

Silicon is the self-described “pop-aspersion” project of Hawaiian-New Zealander Kody Nielson, the brother of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Ruban Nielson. The video for “Burning Sugar” from Silicon’s upcoming Personal Computer caters to the internet’s revitalized idea of retro-futuristic aestheticism. When Nielson sings of sugar burning, we see gold-painted hands holding a spoonful of sugar being burned… More »

Titus Andronicus Cover Classic Rock Hits With Craig Finn And Ted Leo In Brooklyn

By Michael Nelson / July 29, 2015 - 10:22 am

This week brings the release of Titus Andronicus’ outstanding new album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, and to celebrate, the band did a five-night stand at Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium — a run that ended last night, on frontman Patrick Stickles’ 30th birthday. The outsize ambition of the entire concert run was befitting of the album’s unabashed… More »

The Darkness – “Last Of Our Kind” Video

By James Rettig / July 29, 2015 - 10:20 am

Glam-rock revivalists the Darkness released their fourth album, Last Of Our Kind, a few months back, and now they’ve shared a video for the title track. The band brought a whole cast of characters with them, who dance along and vamp it up against a white backdrop. The only problem I can see is that… More »

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