Lupa J – “Quiet Here” Video

By Lisa Brown / July 1, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Lupa J is the moniker of 17-year-old Sydney, Australia resident Imogen Jones, a classically trained violinist who began to write, produce, and record her own electronic songs at 15. Last year she released an EP, The Seed, and Australian radio station Triple J named her a finalist in their national Unearthed High competition (a competitio… More »

Titus Andronicus – “The Magic Morning” Short Film & “Fired Up”

By Tom Breihan / July 1, 2015 - 12:37 pm

At the end of the month, Titus Andronicus will release The Most Lamentable Tragedy, their massive and sprawling rock opera about manic depression. We’ve already heard a ton from the band: “Dimed Out,” “Fatal Flaw,” the entire Sorry About The Delay mixtape. And now the band has dropped a whole new motherlode on us. They’re… More »

Modest Mouse – “The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box” Video

By Tom Breihan / July 1, 2015 - 11:27 am

Earlier this year, Modest Mouse returned from a years-long absence with the new album Strangers To Ourselves, and as we learn from their new video for the single “The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box,” they may have just been spending that time away perching on Oregon garbage dumps. In the new video, the… More »

Nai Harvest – “Ocean Of Madness” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 1, 2015 - 9:58 am

The 2014 Band To Watch duo Nai Harvest dropped their most recent LP, Hairball, back in April, a worthy follow-up to their DIY debut. “Ocean Of Madness” is one of many carefully orchestrated indie-pop songs to be found throughout Hairball, and the new accompanying video mimics its unwavering energy. Singer/guitarist Ben Thompson and drummer Lew… More »

Watch Miguel Bring “Coffee” To Conan

By Tom Breihan / July 1, 2015 - 9:39 am

Miguel’s sex-delirious new album Wildheart is out in the world now, and he’s in full promotional carpet-bombing mode. The night before last, he sang his great single “Coffeeon Kimmel. And last night, he brought the exact same song to the stage at Conan. Maybe it’s not cool to sing the same song on two… More »

Oscar – “Beautiful Words” Video

By James Rettig / July 1, 2015 - 8:48 am

The title track to Oscar Scheller’s debut Beautiful Words EP is an oddly hopeful thing. Despite the levity of the chorus, it still feels like its dragging around the weight of the world. The video for the song doesn’t have the same kind of narrative drive attached to it as his affecting “Daffodil Days” video,… More »

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 single “Phenomenal” is already part of one movie and got featured in a Beats commercial, and now 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 that interview seems as though it will… 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 »

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