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 »

Foals – “Mountain At My Gates” Video

By James Rettig / July 29, 2015 - 9:52 am

It seems a little counterintuitive to get esteemed music video director Nabil to shoot one entirely on a crappy little GoPro camera, but that’s what the video for Foals’ “Mountain At My Gates” asks of him. Nabil and the band have collaborated before on videos for “Bad Habit” and “Late Night,” so it makes sense… More »

Oddisee – “Belong To The World” Video

By Peter Helman / July 28, 2015 - 7:49 pm

Back in May, underground Washington, D.C. rapper/producer Oddisee released his excellent (and underrated) new LP The Good Fight, a warm, kinetic swirl of jazz, soul, and hip-hop. Now we’re getting a video for early track “Belong To The World,” a fiercely individualistic outsider anthem about finding a sense of belonging within that otherness. Director Zachary… More »

Watch Fiona Apple Perform With The Watkins Family Hour In Newport

By Peter Helman / July 28, 2015 - 6:48 pm

The Watkins Family Hour played a show at Newport’s Jane Pickens Theatre last Thursday, kicking off the Newport Folk Festival the night before it officially began. They brought out a bunch of friends to handle the vocals for their vaudevillian bluegrass covers set, including the Lone Bellow, Joe Pug, and Hiss Golden Messenger. As BostonMore »

Nate Heller – “Dreamsong” (Feat. Amber Coffman)

By Tom Breihan / July 28, 2015 - 1:56 pm

The forthcoming movie The Diary Of A Teenage Girl is a coming-of-age period piece set in 1976, and it tells the story of a high school girl who falls in lust with her mother’s boyfriend. Nate Heller, brother of director Marielle Heller, contributed a couple of songs to the soundtrack, and one of those i… More »

Kate Boy – “Midnight Sun” Video

By Caitlin White / July 28, 2015 - 1:36 pm

Stockholm synthpop trio Kate Boy shared “Midnight Sun” a couple weeks ago in conjunction with the news of their long-awaited debut album. ONE won’t be out until November, but in the meantime they’ve released a video for the song. It flashes between stark, black and white footage of a girl in sweats (that recalls 2013’… More »

Puscifer – “Grand Canyon” Video

By Misha Sesar / July 28, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Puscifer, the project of Tool/A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan, is releasing its first album in four years. “Grand Canyon,” the first release off of Money Shot, is a busy soundscape sculpted by Keenan featuring UK’s Carina Round. The track is filled with echoing voice distortion and an almost Middle Eastern influence. “It’s extremely… More »

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face” Video

By Chris DeVille / July 28, 2015 - 12:28 pm

Can’t Feel My Face” is the Weeknd’s biggest hit ever, narrowly missing #1 for two straight weeks and enjoying the Tom Cruise treatment on Fallon last night. Abel Tesfaye first performed the song at the Apple Music launch event last month, and today he’s used Apple’s Connect service to debut the video, directed by rising… More »

Watch Ashley Monroe Play A Rousing “Winning Streak” On Fallon

By Tom Breihan / July 28, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Tom Cruise’s terrifying lip-syncing episode wasn’t the only notable music moment on last night’s Tonight Show. The night’s musical guest was Ashley Monroe, the sharp ’70s-style country singer who just released the very good album The Blade. On the show, she rocked some very impressive fake eyelashes and cranked through a full-sprint version of her… More »

BEAK> – “The Broken Window” Video

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 28, 2015 - 10:57 am

Geoff Barrow’s improvisational Krautrock trio BEAK> released the follow-up to 2012’s >>, a split EP with their alter-ego band KAEB, today. We’ve already seen eerie videos for two of the songs, “There’s No One” and “The Meader,” and now the band’s released a new one for “The Broken Window.” Directed by Tia Salisbury, this video… More »

Mas Ysa – “Margarita” Video

By James Rettig / July 28, 2015 - 10:29 am

Mas Ysa has shared a video for “Margarita,” a track off his new record and Album Of The Week honoree Seraph. It was filmed on location in scenic Hawaii, and director Kris Moyes takes advantage of the surroundings with some breathtaking wide shots of the landscape. The beauty is undercut by the macabre, however, a… More »

Watch U2 Play “Two Hearts Beat As One” For The First Time In 26 Years

By Caitlin White / July 28, 2015 - 10:26 am

The North American leg of U2’s Innocence + Experience tour has already been eventful. The band are currently playing eight nights at Madison Square Garden, and we already sent Ryan Leas to get the full report on Sunday night’s set — which included a guest appearance by Lady Gaga for a rendition of “Ordinary Love.”… More »

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