Disclosure – “Holding On” (Feat. Gregory Porter) Video

By Peter Helman / June 30, 2015 - 7:54 pm

Last week, Disclosure dropped a trailer for what seemed to be an elaborate short film or music video from their upcoming sophomore album Caracal. Now, in a series of tweets, the brothers Lawrence just confirmed that it’s actually a sequence of four music videos that will make up one complete short film:… More »

You’ll Never Guess What Fox News Thinks Of Kendrick Lamar

By Peter Helman / June 30, 2015 - 7:21 pm

Kendrick Lamar opened Sunday night’s BET Awards with an explosive, politically charged, and all-around awesome performance of “Alright,” rapping “We hate po-po/ Wanna kill us dead in the street fo sho” from atop a vandalized police car while a giant American flag waved in the background. Surprisingly, Fox News didn’t love it. On the panel… More »

Stream Darkside’s Psychic Live Concert Film

By Peter Helman / June 30, 2015 - 6:40 pm

Darkside, the collaborative duo of electronic producer Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington, released one great album before announcing a hiatus and playing a few final shows last year. But in case you weren’t able to catch them, the band have just released a new concert film called Psychic Live, filmed at their show at… More »

Preview Eminem’s “Phenomenal” Action Movie Music Video

By James Rettig / June 30, 2015 - 5:33 pm

Eminem’s latest cash-in single “Phenomenal” is already part of one movie and got featured in a Beats commercial, and now it looks like it’s getting an Apple Music-exclusive music video as well. The just-launched streaming service has already touted that the aging rapper will be their first exclusive Zane Lowe interview, and it looks like… More »

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” Video

By Tom Breihan / June 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Kendrick Lamar’s stunning new video for his To Pimp A Butterfly highlight “Alright” has a scene where a little kid throws money out a muscle car window while Kendrick does donuts and more little kids dance on top of a cop car. It has scenes where Kendrick levitates along city streets. It has a scene… More »

Active Child – “1999” Video

By Caitlin White / June 30, 2015 - 3:49 pm

1999” is the impossibly delicate, nostalgic lead single off Active Child’s new album, Mercy. It sets the tone for a shimmering, shy record that’s got one foot in the past and one finger on the pulse of the future. Pat Gross also shared “Mercy” and “Never Far Away” prior to the album’s release earlier thi… More »

Watch Beck & Thurston Moore Perform With Cowboys For Doug Aitken’s Station To Station

By James Rettig / June 30, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Last night, Beck appeared at the Barbican Centre in London as part of Doug Aitken’s Station To Station art project. He was responsible for putting together a performance that The Guardian called “part concert, part theatre,” and brought Thurston Moore, Simon Armitage, Jemima Foxtrot, and Luke Wright up on stage to accompany him. The whole… More »

Watch Rick Astley Cover “Uptown Funk” At London ’80s Festival

By Caitlin White / June 30, 2015 - 1:47 pm

While I am currently listening to the original version of “Uptown Funk” on the newly launched Apple Music, another cover of the ubiquitous Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars track has surfaced. On Saturday, Rick Astley tried his hand at a version of the funky pop song during London’s ’80s-centric festival Let’s Rock London. Of course, the ma… More »

Ben Browning – “Friends of Mine” Video

By James Rettig / June 30, 2015 - 11:54 am

Cut Copy bassist Ben Browning released his solo debut Turns a few weeks back, and he’s just shared a video for album track “Friends Of Mine.” It’s a nostalgia-bound look at what goes on in a single apartment, with a cast of characters going about their daily lives with a rote boredom as Browning look… More »

Hear No Devotion’s New Song “Death Rattle” In Permanence Album Trailer

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 30, 2015 - 11:38 am

No Devotion emerged from the ruins of the Welsh nu-metal band Lostprophets, who broke up in 2013 when frontman Ian Watkins was charged with and later sentenced to 35 years in prison for child sex offense. Watkins’ crimes definitely damaged the band’s legacy, but in spite of it all, the remaining members of Lostprophets decided… More »

Preview John Grant’s Grey Tickles, Black Pressure In A Very Bloody Album Trailer

By Tom Breihan / June 30, 2015 - 11:30 am

In 2013, the former Czars frontman John Grant, who’d just come off releasing an Americana album, gave us the fantastic disco-house LP Pale Green Ghosts. And now he’s moving onto something else entirely, recording his new album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure with St. Vincent/Modest Mouse producer John Congleton. We don’t yet know much about it,… More »

Watch Miguel Play Kimmel, Serenade Random Coffee Shop Customer

By Tom Breihan / June 30, 2015 - 10:55 am

Miguel releases his pretty great new psychedelic R&B album Wildheart today. And last night, he was a musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He performed the single “Coffee” while wearing a white overcoat and singing into a fringe-covered microphone, and he was an absolute fucking pro. The guy just knows how to hold a stage… More »

Elliot Moss – “Best Light” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Caitlin White / June 30, 2015 - 10:16 am

Elliot Moss is a 21-year-old synth-folker from New York, whose debut album, Highspeeds, builds off the foundation of Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago and skates off into the future. “Best Light” is the last track on the album, and today we’re premiering the flickering, shadowy video that accompanies it. Instead of opting for maximum… More »

Watch Father John Misty Cover Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs”

By Tom Breihan / June 30, 2015 - 8:51 am

Father John Misty has been doing a lot of covers lately, and he recently trotted out another one during a live acoustic session for the Canadian network CBC. Perhaps as a nod to his Canadian hosts, he covered Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs,” playing a lovely take of the song entirely solo and acoustic in what… More »

Watch Courtney Barnett Strip Down “Depreston” For A Fallon Web Exclusive

By James Rettig / June 29, 2015 - 4:51 pm

Courtney Barnett appeared on The Tonight Show a few weeks ago and, while she was there, she recorded a web exclusive for the late-night show that’s just surfaced. She takes Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit centerpiece “Depreston,” which is an already pretty sparse song to begin with, and strips it… More »

W. Darling – “Learn To Love” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Caitlin White / June 29, 2015 - 1:13 pm

Hayley Gene is at a crossroads. The Canadian singer-songwriter has been writing songs as W. Darling for pop C-listers like Cody Simpson (Ed Sheeran-lite) and Victoria Justice (Ariana Grande’s former co-star), and last year, she lent some levity to Bassnectar’s heady dubstep-romance “You & Me.” Finally, she’s edged out on her own and is releasing… More »

Watch St. Vincent Perform New Song “Everyone You Know Will Go Away” In Full At Contemporary Color Brooklyn

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 29, 2015 - 12:40 pm

David Byrne’s Contemporary Color project came to Brooklyn this past weekend after premiering in Toronto the week before, and lucky attendees were able to hear new original compositions by St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, How To Dress Well, Ad Rock, and more. Color-guard teams arranged interpretive choreography to accompany the musicians, and we’ve already heard snippetsMore »

Myrkur – “Onde Børn” Video

By Michael Nelson / June 29, 2015 - 12:06 pm

I wrote a little bit about Myrkur’s upcoming full-length debut, M, at the beginning of this month, when we heard its lead single, “Hævnen.” At that point, I hadn’t heard the whole album, but I was excited about it, based on a bunch of factors, not least of those being the involvement of producer Kristoffer… More »

Sweet Spirit – “Baby Doll” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Lisa Brown / June 29, 2015 - 10:58 am

Austin’s Sweet Spirit have already caught the attention of Spoon frontman Britt Daniel, who recently brought the band on tour and collaborated on a 7″ that features “Have Mercy” and a cover of Spoon’s “Paper Tiger.” Now, they return with a vaudeville-style video for their self-titled EP track “Baby Doll,” directed by John Valley. It’… More »

Son Lux – “You Don’t Know Me” Video (Feat. Tatiana Maslany)

By James Rettig / June 29, 2015 - 10:49 am

If you’ve seen Orphan Black, you know that Tatiana Maslany can act her way out of anything and, even if you haven’t, you’ve probably heard rumblings on the internet of how great a performance she gives. Son Lux came up with the idea for their “You Don’t Know Me” video with her in mind, and… More »

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