Watch Bill Nye The Science Guy And Jack Antonoff The Bleachers Guy Discuss Rollercoastering

By Chris DeVille / February 24, 2015
Under his Bleachers guise, Jack Antonoff scored a hit with "Rollercoaster." And for some reason there's a new video in which Bill Nye The Science Guy visits Antonoff's house to discuss the history and science of what Nye calls "rollercoastering." Here's what Antonoff told The Fader about the encounter:… More »

POP ETC – “Running In Circles” Video

By Tom Breihan / February 24, 2015
"Running In Circles," the glistening new single from POP ETC, is probably the best thing the group has done since the long-ago era when they were still calling themselves the Morning Benders. The song is pure sleek, yearning '80s synth-rock revivalism, and the video builds on that aesthetic. It plunges the group into a… More »

Raury – “PSA (Seven Suns)” Video

By Tom Breihan / February 24, 2015
Last year, the promising and ambitious young Atlanta sing-rapper Raury catapulted straight to Mixtape Of The Week status with his Indigo Child project. Today, he's made a video for "Seven Suns," the tape's blazing soul-rock closing track. Raury insists that the new video is a "PSA," and according to a press release, that mea… More »

Joywave – “Somebody New” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Collin Robinson / February 24, 2015
Rochester band Joywave recently teased their debut album How Do You Feel Now? Today they're back with details on the album, tour dates, and the Keith Schofield-directed video for the infectious, hard-hitting single "Somebody New." The video has the feel of the life simulation video game The Sims mixed with later iterations of Tony Hawk'sMore »

Watch Mark Kozelek Fill In On Guitar For His Broken-Handed Friend Ben Gibbard

By Chris DeVille / February 24, 2015
One of the many showstoppers on Sun Kil Moon's Benji was album closer "Ben's My Friend," a song about Mark Kozelek having something of a nervous breakdown while watching longtime pal Ben Gibbard perform for a massive audience on the Postal Service reunion tour. Kozelek and Gibbard have since published a pair of… More »

Drenge – “We Can Do What We Want” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Chris DeVille / February 24, 2015
Familial duo Drenge are one of the UK's newest breakout bands, and their video for "We Can Do What We Want" is the kind of thing that can grab people's attention the world over. The Loveless brothers' combustible rock rave-up serves as the soundtrack for director Ed Lovelace's chaotic crime spree, each component building tensio… More »

Grandbrothers – “Naive Rider” Video

By Caitlin White / February 24, 2015
Erol Sarp and Lukas Vogel met in college in Duesseldorf, Germany, and quickly began to make music together as Grandbrothers. Sarp is a trained classical jazz pianist and Vogel works with synthesizers and electromechanical hammers. On "Naive Rider," one of the first tastes of their debut album, Dilation, Sarp's playing evokes Bruce Hornsby for me,More »

Best Coast – “California Nights” Video

By Tom Breihan / February 24, 2015
Best Coast just took the major-label plunge, signing to the Capitol subsidiary Harvest and announcing the release of California Nights, their third proper album. Today, the duo dropped the video for the album's title track, which is also the first thing we've heard from it. And holy shit, what a pretty song. The… More »

Gaz Coombes – “Detroit” Video

By James Rettig / February 24, 2015
Former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes put out his sophomore solo effort, MATADOR, last month, and he's followed that up with a video for album track "Detroit." The video follows a runner as he makes his way through picturesque mountains and rural roads, while Coombes pops up every once in a while to show his face. More »

Samo Sound Boy – “Baby Don’t Stop” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Tom Breihan / February 24, 2015
Along with Jerome LOL, the L.A. dance producer Samo Sound Boy is one half of DJ Dodger Stadium, the duo who put together last year's great Friend Of Mine album. Samo also co-founded the Body High label, and he's just announced Begging Please, his debut solo album. Citing Marvin Gaye's classic and devastating divorce… More »

Big Sean – “Dark Sky (Skyscrapers)” Video

By Caitlin White / February 24, 2015
"I guess it took ten years for me to be an overnight success," Big Sean raps on "Skyscrapers," the latest song from his new album, Dark Sky Paradise, which is out today. In some ways this album does feel like Sean's ascent to a higher tier of rap, but really he's been doing pretty okay… More »

Watch Kenny G And Warren G Perform “Regulate” Together On Kimmel

By James Rettig / February 24, 2015
Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s Mash Up Monday series wrapped up this week, after a month filled with performances from Weezer & ZZ Top, Haim & Morris Day, and Aloe Blacc & Blackstreet. The final performance came courtesy of Kenny G and Warren G under the name "Kenny And Warren G." Together, they did… More »

Watch Kanye West’s BET Honors Acceptance Speech

By Tom Breihan / February 24, 2015
Last night, BET aired its annual BET Honors special, in which the network pays tribute to black visionaries in popular culture. This year's special included Usher, Phylicia Rashad, Microsoft chairman John Thompson, and National Museum of African Art director Johnnetta B. Cole, and Kanye West. The Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder and early Kanye mentor Damon Dash… More »

Brandon Flowers Announces New Solo LP The Desired Effect, Produced By Ariel Rechtshaid

By James Rettig / February 24, 2015
In a hand-written note on his website, Brandon Flowers has revealed that his sophomore album will be called The Desired Effect, and that it will be out on May 18th. As previously reported, the record was made with super-producer Ariel Rechtshaid. "Ariel and I have been collaborating in the studio, working twogether… More »

Watch Father John Misty Cover Leonard Cohen’s “Bird On The Wire” On The Strombo Show

By James Rettig / February 23, 2015
Father John Misty sure knows how to keep the press gears grinding: in the lead-up to and in the immediate aftermath of I Love You, Honeybear's release, Josh Tillman has stopped by the Spotify offices, WFUV, La Blogothèque, Sirius XMU, and CBC's Studio Q. Phew. Next up on hi… More »

Watch Ryley Walker Play A Captivating “Primrose Green” In A Brooklyn Apartment

By James Rettig / February 23, 2015
Ryley Walker is poised to hit it big. The charming Chicago singer-songwriter got some well-deserved praise for "Primrose Green," the title track from his sophomore effort, which due out on Dead Oceans in the spring. In a new video put out by his label, he performs that song in a Brooklyn apartment for… More »

Novella – “Land Gone” Video

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 23, 2015
When we premiered "Land Gone," the debut single off of Novella's forthcoming album Land, I commented on the London-based band's retro inclinations, suggesting that the album is fated to be referenced alongside shoegaze and psychedelic greats. The song's video is old-fashioned in a different way: It could have been plucked from the American BandstandMore »

Watch A Trailer For Patrick Watson’s New Album Love Songs For Robots

By Chris DeVille / February 23, 2015
Canadian indie-rock cabaret king Patrick Watson will return with a new album called Love Songs For Robots this year, and today he shared a trailer including an extremely enticing snippet of music. The mostly instrumental segment bridges the gap between the classical and the digital, casting a melancholy yet hopeful mood that reminds me of… More »

Dr. Ken Lo – “Day 0″ Video

By Tom Breihan / February 23, 2015
The Brooklyn rapper Ka is a model of DIY music-making. Generally, he produces everything himself, releases and distributes it on his own, and shoots his own videos -- all while holding down a day job as a firefighter. That intense, inward focus has done great things for developing his meditative, impressionistic voice, and the last… More »

Colleen Green – “TV” Video

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 23, 2015
When I interviewed Colleen Green about her new album I Want To Grow Up, we talked about how most of the songs are dark first-person narratives wrapped in the kind of bubblegum coating that makes them an effortless first listen. Oh, and we discussed her favorite television shows. I Want To Grow Up i… More »

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