Antwon & Wiki – “Squad Deep” (Feat. Lee Spielman) Video

By Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015
It's a punk-rap summit meeting! On the new track "Squad Deep," San Jose brawler Antwon and Ratking street urchin Wiki come together over a beat from Danny Brown producer and tour DJ Skywlkr. Trash Talk howler Lee Spielman supplies the hook. In the new video, from director pvndvfvce, Antwon and Wiki flex shirtless o… More »

Ceremony – “The Separation” + “The Understanding” Video

By Caitlin White / March 26, 2015
California hardcore band Ceremony have announced their fifth album, The L-Shaped Man, and shared two-part video by director Ross Thomas. "The Separation" + "The Understanding" isn't just split in its title; at about the 3:30 mark "The Separation" ends and "The Understanding" begins. As the names suggest, the album is centered around a breakup; i… More »

Built To Spill – “Living Zoo” Video

By Caitlin White / March 26, 2015
About a month ago Built To Spill announced their first album in six years, Untethered Moon, and shared lead single "Living Zoo." Today, they've premiered a video for the song directed by Jordan Minkoff, and it's a campy, tongue-in-cheek riff on a much-anticipated big trip. In a very "Bill & Ted" fashion, the… More »

Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)” (Feat. Zack De La Rocha) Video

By Chris DeVille / March 26, 2015
The release of Run The Jewels' RTJ2 will always remind me of 2014's tumultuous racial climate in the US -- the way Killer Mike and El-P's lyrics eerily predicted the pattern of white police officers' repeated deadly violence against unarmed black men, Mike's thoughtful CNN appearances and Billboard op-ed, the powerful speechMore »

Pile – “Rock And Roll Forever With The Customer In Mind” Video

By Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015
Boston DIY-scene kings Pile just scored Album Of The Week honor with their new LP You're Better Than This, and they've just now unveiled their video for the quick, scratchy rave-up "Rock And Roll Forever With The Customer In Mind." In the clip, bassist Matt Connery plays a high-school burnout whose name is literally… More »

Calvin Love – “Daydream” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Peter Helman / March 26, 2015
That smirky gentleman staring into your soul up there is Calvin Love, a veteran of the same Edmonton scene that birthed other oddball indie rockers like Mac DeMarco and Alex Calder. On 2012's New Radar, Love borrowed some inspiration and a few neon-colored synths from '80s new wave, but on his newly announced album SuperMore »

Passion Pit – “Lifted Up (1985)” Video

By Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015
Synth-rock stars Passion Pit will release their new album Kindred into the world next month, and they've just shared the video for the euphoric first single "Lifted Up (1985)." The strobe-lit clip shows frontman Michael Angelakos looking buttoned-up and alone in a few different communal situations: A mosh pit, an EDM club, and indie… More »

Watch Action Bronson & Chance The Rapper Deliver A Heartwarming Letterman Performance

By Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015
Action Bronson and Chance The Rapper have done a couple of songs together, but rappers who do songs together don't always like each other. But on Letterman last night, Bronson and Chance came through to do Bronson's Mr. Wonderful single "Baby Blue," and they seemed to really like each other. Their big hug… More »

King Tuff – “Madness” Video

By James Rettig / March 25, 2015
King Tuff has shared a video for "Madness," a track off of last year's Black Moon Spell. It starts off at a packed show with a rowdy crowd that looks like it would give me a lot of anxiety, then transitions into them being on the road with some non sequiturs including a dude i… More »

Hit-Boy – “Automatically” & “Show Me Something” Videos

By Peter Helman / March 25, 2015
Hit-Boy is mostly known for being a consistently great producer, but he's also a capable rapper in his own right. Today, he released a pair of new tracks, both with music videos provided by Psycho Films. "Automatically" finds Hit-Boy introspectively documenting his rise to success over a soulful piano sample and production from SmokeyGotBeatz,… More »

Watch Nardwuar Remind Migos Who Introduced Them To Zaytoven

By Caitlin White / March 25, 2015
Nardwuar is one of my favorite interviewers in the world because no matter who he interviews, he acts exactly the same, whether rappers known for their antics like Odd Future or feminist punk scions like White Lung. Luckily for us, both Nardwuar and Migos were at SXSW this year and met up for… More »

Watch Brandon Flowers Perform Three New Songs And Cover Robert Palmer In Las Vegas

By Chris DeVille / March 25, 2015
Earlier this week Killers frontman Brandon Flowers debuted his new single "Can't Deny My Love" and took it to The Tonight Show. Before all that, he played a gig at Bunkhouse Saloon in his hometown of Las Vegas, where he performed other material from his new solo album The Desired Effect. For… More »

Tink – “Ratchet Commandments” Video

By Caitlin White / March 25, 2015
Tink and Timbaland continue their partnership in the video for her latest song "Ratchet Commandments." The Chicago rapper dons a series of costumes from choir girl to Egyptian queen to preach her anti-Instagram "you can't sit with us" message that might be catchy but suffers from some serious slut-shaming vibes. The song take… More »

QT – “Hey QT” Video

By Chris DeVille / March 25, 2015
One of the most momentous occasions of PC Music's SXSW showcase was a rare US appearance from QT, the pop star/soft drink manufacturer/elaborate conceptual art project starring Quinn Thomas (aka Hayden Dunham) backed by SOPHIE and A.G. Cook. So far QT has only released one single, "Hey QT," and her showcase appearance… More »

Father – “Suicide Party” (Feat. KeithCharles Spacebar & Slug Christ) Video

By Tom Breihan / March 25, 2015
Last week, Atlanta's Father surprise-released Who's Gonna Get Fucked First?, a surprise album of meditative DIY rap hedonism. Today, he's made the self-consciously twisted "Suicide Party," which features Slug Christ and KeithCharles Spacebar, two other members of Father's Awful Records crew. The video, which Father co-directed with Mike Ellwood and someone named Sia (BluntGutsNation)… More »

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love” Video

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 25, 2015
In an interview with Stereogum last month, Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Nielson announced that the band will release their third full-length this fall. So far, we've only heard the record's title-track, "Multi-Love," which is now accompanied by a trippy new video directed by Lionel Williams. In addition to watching the video, you can download… More »

Hallelujah The Hills – “Destroy This Poem” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Caitlin White / March 25, 2015
Hallelujah The Hills are one of those relatively obscure acts out of Boston with a hometown cult following and pockets of hardcore fans scattered throughout the country. To that end, Re-Vinyl Records are re-pressing their 2014 album Have You Ever Done Something Evil? on vinyl. In support of the re-release the group are… More »

Watch Action Bronson Throw A Fan Offstage In NYC

By Tom Breihan / March 25, 2015
Earlier this week, Action Bronson released his proper major-label debut Mr. Wonderful. And last night, he played a record-release show at the notoriously awful New York venue Terminal 5. As Bronson and Party Supplies were performing "Amadu Diablo," their freestyle over Tracy Chapman's "Give Me One Reason," a bro got onstage. Bronson immediately… More »

Watch Modest Mouse Perform “Be Brave” As The First Musical Guests On The Late Late Show With James Corden

By James Rettig / March 25, 2015
Modest Mouse were the first musical guests on the new Late Late Show With James Corden, which got its start at the beginning of the week. The band performed Strangers To Ourselves track "Be Brave," and the nine-member band and their intricate setup certainly gave the new stage and sound system a proper workout. More »

Kendrick Lamar Played A Surprise Concert On A Reebok Flatbed Truck Last Night

By Tom Breihan / March 25, 2015
If you wanted to see Kendrick Lamar play his first live show since the release of To Pimp A Butterfly, you had to run to catch it. Literally. Last night, Kendrick tweeted a location in L.A. and said to meet him there. When people got there, they were greeted with the sight of Kendrick,… More »

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