Watch A Teaser For Pure Bathing Culture’s New Album Pray For Rain

By James Rettig / June 24, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Pure Bathing Culture was an OG Band To Watch back in 2013, and their debut album landed on our best albums list for that year. The Portland duo have kept busy touring since then, and they’ve just announced that they’re sophomore album will be out in the fall. It’s called Pray For Rain and they’ve… More »

The Amazing – “Safe Island” Video

By Lisa Brown / June 24, 2015 - 11:58 am

Earlier this year we shared the nine-minute cityscape video directed by Shilling & Shilling for the Amazing’s “Picture You,” the title track off the Swedish quintet’s latest album. Today we’re premiering the murky video for the record’s third single, “Safe Island,” which takes place in the small English beachside village of Birchington-On-Sea. The black-and-white video… More »

Jon Hamm Explains His Bonnaroo Gummi Bear Trick To Jimmy Kimmel

By Tom Breihan / June 24, 2015 - 10:59 am

Now that Mad Men is over, Jon Hamm is free to be an incredibly handsome and charming man-about-town. He and Zach Galifianakis just had a fun weekend at Bonnaroo, and highlights included Hamm giving his all-access pass to a Chattanooga waitress and Hamm chucking Gummi Bears into Belle And Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch’s mouth onstage. More »

Mogwai – “Helicon 1″ Video

By Caitlin White / June 24, 2015 - 10:25 am

This is not a new song from Mogwai; in fact, it’s a very old one. But it is the start of a new era for the Scottish post-rock group, who will ring in their 20th year together this summer. Like many legacy acts, they’re releasing a career-spanning album to commemorate the anniversary. It’s called CentralMore »

Watch Disclosure’s Caracal Trailer

By James Rettig / June 24, 2015 - 10:16 am

Anticipation for Disclosure’s sophomore album, Caracal, is mounting — in the past few weeks, we’ve learned that both Lorde and Sam Smith will be featured as collaborators, and we’ve got a preview of some new music via their live sets. Now, the Lawrence brothers have shared a trailer for the album — not to be… More »

Mark Ronson – “I Can’t Lose” (Feat. Keyone Starr) Video

By James Rettig / June 24, 2015 - 10:02 am

“I Can’t Lose” comes from Mark Ronson’s funk ode Uptown Special, which came in at No. 21 on our 50 Best Albums list, and the track has just gotten a slick video. Ronson and featured vocalist Keyone Starr roll up in an old-fashioned car, surrounding by bright billboards and some prominent product placement. They perform… More »

Shura – “White Light” Video

By Peter Helman / June 23, 2015 - 9:16 pm

Shura released her spacebound synth-disco epic “White Light” at the beginning of the month, and just yesterday it was given a propulsive new remix by Factory Floor’s Gabe Gurnsey. Today, it’s getting even more love, in the form of a new video directed by Noel Paul of That Go. “White Light” was inspired by Shura’… More »

Chelsea Wolfe – “Carrion Flowers” Video

By Lisa Brown / June 23, 2015 - 8:52 pm

Soon after the release of the first single off her upcoming album, Abyss, Chelsea Wolfe shared another new track, “Carrion Flowers” — which was featured in the trailer for Dark Places. And now Wolfe delivers the perfect black-and-white video for the song, with eerie images shot in California and New York. Directed by Wolfe and… More »

Watch Ben Folds And yMusic Play New Song “Phone In A Pool” At Bonnaroo

By Caitlin White / June 23, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Back in January, Ben Folds teased his new collaborative album with the NYC classical sextet yMusic, and a few weeks ago he announced that album, So There, will be out in September. He shared “Capable Of Anything” as an official track, but during his Bonnaroo set also played another new track called “Phone In The… More »

Watch David Byrne, St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, Ad Rock, & More Debut Original Color Guard Soundtracks In Toronto

By Caitlin White / June 23, 2015 - 3:26 pm

David Byrne’s Contemporary Color color guard project features original compositions from artists like St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, How To Dress Well, and Ad Rock. The musicians perform live alongside the dancers, which is a really incredible concept that Byrne seems to have pulled off flawlessly. The show will be performed in both Toronto and Brooklyn,… More »

Watch Soundgarden & Alice In Chains’ Previously Unreleased Full Performances From Singles

By James Rettig / June 23, 2015 - 2:07 pm

Short clips of live performances by Soundgarden and Alice In Chains were included in Cameron Crowe’s 1992 film, Singles — whose soundtrack served as a touchstone for an entire generation of grunge fans — but the full performances haven’t been available until recently. Video of Alice In Chains doing “It Ain’t Like That” and “Would?”… More »

Girlpool – “Magnifying Glass” Video

By Caitlin White / June 23, 2015 - 2:07 pm

Only Girlpool could put out a 40-second video that is still completely essential viewing. The “Magnifying Glass” video was created by Craig Scheihing, and it operates like a flipbook, whisking through images of Cleo Tucker, Harmony Tividad, and friends playing with flowers and dirt. One of the most appealing things about Tucker and Tividad’s aesthetic… More »

James Murphy Undeterred By MTA’s Subway Symphony Rejection

By Peter Helman / June 23, 2015 - 2:06 pm

James Murphy has been working on his pet project of changing the sound of the New York City subway turnstiles to something nicer for a long, long time. He recently partnered with Heineken to make this so-called Subway Symphony a reality, but the MTA gave him a pretty firm, unequivocal “no,” saying that the harsh… More »

Watch A Teaser For Windhand’s New Album Grief’s Infernal Flower

By James Rettig / June 23, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Windhand have announced the details behind their third album, the follow-up to 2013’s Soma, which landed on our best album and best metal album lists for that year, and earned an Album Of The Week designation. So suffice to say we’re excited to hear what’s coming next: The new record is called Grief’s Infernal Flower,… More »

Jean-Michel Jarre & M83 – “Glory” Video

By Tom Breihan / June 23, 2015 - 1:03 pm

Decades ago, the French synth wizard Jean-Michel Jarre helped will electronic music into existence, and now he’s collaborated with M83 on a new track called “Glory.” (It’s already got a Steve Angello remix.) Director Lisa Paclet’s new video for the song looks more like a Nike commercial than a music video, even if its variou… More »

BEAK> – “The Meader” Video

By Tom Breihan / June 23, 2015 - 11:58 am

Portishead production mastermind Geoff Barrow also leads the improv-based, krautrock-influenced trio BEAK>, and they’re about to release a new split EP with themselves. On the BEAK KAEB EP, they record two songs under the name BEAK and two more under the name KAEB, and we’ve already posted KAEB’s video for “When We Fall.” Now BEAK… More »

The Good Life – “The Troubadour’s Green Room” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Lisa Brown / June 23, 2015 - 11:09 am

Last month we learned that Cursive frontman Tim Kasher would be reactivating his solo side project-turned-band, the Good Life, with their fifth full-length album Everybody’s Coming Down — their first release in eight years. We already got a peek via the guitar-heavy single “Everybody“, and now another: “The Troubadour’s Green Room,” which is more i… More »

Tinashe – “Cold Sweat” Video

By Caitlin White / June 23, 2015 - 11:00 am

Tinashe’s icy, barbed R&B is usually noted for its sensuality, but the complexity she gives that subject on “Cold Sweat” and elsewhere stretches way beyond sex. When her debut, Aquarirus, came out, it earned our Album Of The Week distinction, and this was certainly a record that existed as a whole with no filler betwee… More »

Watch Haim Resubject Themselves To Vanessa Bayer’s Sound Advice

By James Rettig / June 23, 2015 - 10:08 am

Haim went in for a second round of Sound Advice from media coach Janessa Slater (aka Saturday Night Live’s Vanessa Bayer), and brought along Danielle with them this time after she had to sit out their first appearance due to being sick. The manufactured awkwardness is palpable, as Bayer targets Alana specifically and tries to… More »

Watch Leon Bridges’ Ready-For-Prime-Time Tonight Show Performance

By Tom Breihan / June 23, 2015 - 9:59 am

The Texan retro-soul singer Leon Bridges seems destined for big things. His entire aesthetic seems beamed in directly from 1963, which is not an accident, and he’s a confident enough revivalist to tackle the sorts of sounds that old masters like Sam Cooke once introduced. Bridges’ debut album Coming Home comes out today, and last… More »

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