The Very Best – “Let Go” Video

By Tom Breihan / March 5, 2015
The Very Best, the duo of Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya and Swedish producer Johan Hugo, have a new album called Makes A King coming out next month. Their new video for "Let Go," which features Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio on bass, follows the clip for "Hear Me" that they released last year. I… More »

Antemasque Accused Of Throwing Boiling Water At Fans

By Tom Breihan / March 5, 2015
The former At The Drive-In and Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler Zavala is famous for his theatrical onstage freakouts. At a recent festival show in New Zealand, Bixler Zavala may have taken this tendency way, way too far. According to people at the show, he hurled boiling water into the show's front row, injuring a… More »

Watch A Beautifully Lit Purity Ring Play “Begin Again” On Seth Meyers

By Tom Breihan / March 5, 2015
Purity Ring got a new light setup! The best thing about the duo's live shows, up until now, has been the crazy brass tendrils of light that Corin Roddick has been using. Last night, though, Purity Ring were the musical guests on Late Night With Seth Meyers, where they performed "Begin Again," the incandescent… More »

Watch Florence + The Machine Play Four New Songs In London

By James Rettig / March 4, 2015
Earlier tonight, Florence + The Machine played their first show since they announced their new album at London's Tufnell Park Dome. In addition to playing their new singles "What Kind Of Man" and title track "How Big How Blue How Beautiful" live for the first time, they also debuted two new tracks called… More »

Watch Championship Handball Player Action Bronson On ESPN’s Highly Questionable

By James Rettig / March 4, 2015
Action Bronson was a guest on ESPN's Highly Questionable, a title that takes on some fun new meaning considering the state he seemed to be in. He talks about his favorite Mr. Wonderful song ("Easy Rider"), he defends his tendency to get physical on stage with fans that come up -- "as long as no… More »

Tinashe – “Bated Breath” Video

By Tom Breihan / March 4, 2015
Last year, the L.A. R&B singer made her official debut with Aquarius, a droning, wispy knockout of an album. And even though her label isn't putting up the money for videos from the album anymore, she's still making them. Tinashe just shared a new clip for the sprawling, sighing "Bated Breath." She and videographer… More »

Watch The Mini-Documentary Major Lazer Take Kingston

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 4, 2015
Rolling Stone made a nifty little documentary about the foundation of the dancehall trio Major Lazer, which focuses on Diplo's desire for the group to gain notoriety amongst Jamaican audiences. "We can go out into the rest of the world -- as long as we prove ourselves here," the Floridian-born producer says before performing… More »

The Staves – “Make It Holy” Live Video

By Tom Breihan / March 4, 2015
British folk sister act the Staves know how to cast a spell live, as they showed in their recent Take Away Show. And in a new video, we see what happens when all three Stavely-Taylor sisters stand across from one another in a recording studio. The band's new album If I Was, which they… More »

Only Real – “Can’t Get Happy” Video

By Aaron Lindenberg / March 4, 2015
On "Can't Get Happy" from Only Real's Jerk At The End Of The Line, the UK singer-songwriter spins together melodic rap-sung lyrics while riding a dreamy pop groove. The song gets a trippy, Saturday morning cartoon-style music video, with Only Real as the human getting taunted by strange little animated creatures. He sings straight at… More »

Låpsley – “Brownlow” Video

By Tom Breihan / March 4, 2015
The British singer Holly Fletcher, who records as Låpsley, makes intimate and finely structured electronic pop music, and she made her big debut with her Understudy EP earlier this year. The video for her song "Brownlow," which follows her clip for "Falling Short," is a nice encapsulation of everything she does well. It's a… More »

Todd Rundgren, Lindstrøm, Emil Nikolaisen Announce Single Track Runddans LP

By Tom Breihan / March 4, 2015
More than a year ago now, we learned that three very different studio rats were combining to form a deeply intriguing supergroup. '70s smart-pop master Todd Rundgren, space-disco astral projectionist Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, and Serena-Maneesh shoegazer Emil Nikolaisen had joined forces to make an album called Runddans, and that was all we needed to know. More »

Watch Noel Gallagher Play “Don’t Look Back In Anger” With A Choir At Belfast Tour Opener

By Caitlin White / March 4, 2015
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds' sophomore album Chasing Yesterdays came out yesterday, and he kicked off his tour to support it in Belfast last night. Gallagher has previously hinted that he would reunite Oasis for the right amount of money (a lot), and fans got a taste of what that might be like… More »

Watch GZA Play The Tonight Show With Tom Morello & The Roots

By Tom Breihan / March 4, 2015
Last night, the same night that his Wu-Tang colleague Raekwon was one of Kanye West's surprise guests in London, GZA served as the musical guest on The Tonight Show. He performed his new single "The Mexican," an interpolation of Babe Ruth's 1972 funk-rock classic. Tom Morello, also featured on the song, shared the… More »

Watch Kanye West Do New Song “U Mad” With Vic Mensa And “C.R.E.A.M.” With Raekwon At Surprise London Show

By James Rettig / March 3, 2015
Kanye West's been hanging out in Europe over the past week since his appearance at the Brits, and tonight he performed a last-minute surprise concert at London's KOKO that sold out in minutes. During the show, Kanye brought out a bunch of guests, including Big Sean, Raekwon, Vic Mensa, Skepta, CyHi The Prynce, Skepta, JME,… More »

Stars – “Trap Door” Video

By Caitlin White / March 3, 2015
Stars have released a meta-commentary on the way that music videos and singles are chosen these days by prefacing the new video for "Trap Door" with the thought process that eventually spurred the visual's creation. It boils down to one thing: radio airplay. So here is director Anthony Von Seck's video for "Trap Door," one… More »

Lizard Kisses – “In The Morning” Video

By Caitlin White / March 3, 2015
Cory Siegler and her boyfriend Marc Merza are the driving force behind the earnest, dreamy vibes of Lizard Kisses. While mostly operating as a duo, they often collaborate with other members of the Brooklyn music community and cite the project as a catalyst for building friendships. Close readers will remember that Jordan Lee of… More »

Ramona Lisa – “I Love Our World” Video & “Walking In The Cemetery”

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 3, 2015
Caroline Polachek is best known as Chairlift's frontwoman, but she's also been making music on the side under the moniker Ramona Lisa since last year. Her self-produced debut album Arcadia is a placid collection of MIDI-composed songs that Polachek labeled "pastoral electronic music." Today, Terrible Records released the Piano Versions EP, which features three song… More »

Big Sean – “Blessings” (Feat. Drake & Kanye West) Video

By Tom Breihan / March 3, 2015
Last week, Big Sean released his shockingly OK new album Dark Sky Paradise. Its greatest moment is probably "Blessings," the churning event-rap banger that features Sean holding his own alongside Drake and Kanye West. Kanye isn't on the album version, for some reason, but he's in the brand-new video, which Darren CraigMore »

Watch HAIM Star In A Levi’s Commercial

By Caitlin White / March 3, 2015
HAIM are further capitalizing on their previously-established relationship with Levis in a new commercial for the jean brand. As luck would have it, the sisters have plenty of stories from their childhood that involve Levis, and also happened to have worn Levis in almost every show they performed. Watch the girls hit up a… More »

Dipset – “Have My Money” Video

By Tom Breihan / March 3, 2015
Harlem rap crew the Diplomats (who can't seem to decide if "Dipset" is their official name or their nickname or what now) are back together and about to head out on tour. On the eve of their first trek together in forever, they've dropped a video for the comeback single "Have My Money." More »

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