Austin Establishes “Hi, How Are You?” Day To Honor Daniel Johnston

The city of Austin has declared January 22, aka Daniel Johnston’s birthday, "Hi, How Are You?" Day to support residents struggling with mental health issues.
Tosten Burks / Spin | January 22, 2018 - 11:09 pm

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – “Mainland”

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever released their Sub Pop debut EP The French Press last year, and today they released a new track called "Mainland." Singer/guitarist…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 22, 2018 - 11:01 pm

Soy Bomb, ODB, Aretha, & The Craziest Grammys Ever: An Oral History Of The 1998 Grammys

The 1998 Grammys were the most action-packed ceremony in the show’s soon-to-be-60-year history. Aretha Franklin pinch-hit for Luciano Pavarotti at the last minute on a…
Andrew Unterberger / Billboard | January 22, 2018 - 10:08 pm

Macaulay Culkin Talks Michael Jackson And Pizza Underground On Marc Maron’s WTF

Macaulay Culkin is the latest guest to grace Marc Maron's long-running interview podcast WTF. During their conversation, Culkin reveals that the Pizza Underground, his pizza-themed…
Peter Helman | January 22, 2018 - 8:45 pm

Hear Anohni Cover The Cranberries’ “No Need To Argue”

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan died suddenly last week, and today, Anohni has shared a brief a cappella cover of the Cranberries 1994 cut "No Need…
Peter Helman | January 22, 2018 - 8:32 pm

Rabit Calls Out Drake For Stealing Artwork

Drake has long been accused of having "culture vulture" tendencies, exploiting the sounds of other artists to further his own career. And now he may…
Peter Helman | January 22, 2018 - 6:49 pm

Car Seat Headrest – “Cute Thing”

Earlier this month, Will Toledo announced the follow-up to Car Seat Headrest's 2016 breakthrough Teens Of Denial: a "re-imagined" version of his 2011 Bandcamp album…
Ryan Leas | January 22, 2018 - 6:41 pm

Sitcom – “Still Life”

Since putting out his last Sitcom album, 2016's Gig Bag, Jake Lazovick has been dropping demos and loosies via a song-a-week series at a…
James Rettig | January 22, 2018 - 5:25 pm

Hop Along Tease New Album Bark Your Head Off, Dog

Over the last week, Hop Along have been teasing their new album on their social media accounts, and enough pieces have finally fallen into place…
James Rettig | January 22, 2018 - 3:38 pm

Dua Lipa Lands Top 10 Hit, Will Play SNL Next Week

Dua Lipa just scored her first Hot 100 top 10 with the song "New Rules," which moved from #11 to #8 this week. Saturday Night
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 22, 2018 - 3:34 pm

Stream Long Neck Will This Do?

Recent Band To Watch honoree Long Neck's new album is about picking yourself up after great loss, and the singles we've heard from it --…
James Rettig | January 22, 2018 - 3:09 pm

Partner – “Everybody Knows” Video

Josée Caron and Lucy Niles of the Canadian alt-rock jokester duo and Band To Watch alum Partner released In Search Of Lost Time last year.
Sophie Israelsohn | January 22, 2018 - 3:04 pm

Andy Rourke Says He’s Not Involved In The Orchestral Smiths Concerts

Earlier today, it was revealed that three former Smiths members -- Mike Joyce, Craig Gannon, and Andy Rourke -- would apparently be reuniting for a…
James Rettig | January 22, 2018 - 2:22 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – January 2018

Welcome to Ugly Beauty, Year Two. Writing this column last year was a genuine thrill, almost entirely because of the people who read it and…
Phil Freeman | January 22, 2018 - 1:26 pm

New Childish Gambino Music Expected This Year Via New Label Deal

Donald Glover will release new Childish Gambino music later this year via a new label deal with RCA Records, as Variety reports. His last two…
James Rettig | January 22, 2018 - 1:06 pm

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Tease New Album Sex & Food

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's last album was 2015's Multi-Love, and it looks like the Ruban Nielson-led psych-rock project is getting ready to release a new one…
James Rettig | January 22, 2018 - 12:44 pm

Juliana Hatfield – “A Little More Love” (Olivia Newton-John Cover) Video

It’s safe to say we knew alt-rock vet Juliana Hatfield’s stance on the election last year. What may have been less than obvious about the…
Sophie Israelsohn | January 22, 2018 - 12:13 pm

Migos – “Supastars”

All things considered, Migos might want to consider shutting up for a while. But they've got an album coming out soon, so they won't. Later…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2018 - 12:12 pm


Vundabar On Internalized Shame, The Cost Of Dying, & Their New Album Smell Smoke

There are certain topics you're just not supposed to talk about: death, illness, the astronomical cost of living while dying. The societal taboos around these…
James Rettig | January 22, 2018 - 11:42 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Conway Twitty’s “It’s Only Make Believe”

The Number Ones is a new column where I'll review every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2018 - 11:31 am

Great Grandpa – “Teen Challenge” Video

Last year, Great Grandpa released their debut album, Plastic Cough, and today the Seattle band has shared a video for its opening track, "Teen Challenge."
James Rettig | January 22, 2018 - 11:31 am

Smiths Members’ Reunion Revealed As Orchestral Concerts

If you can't get Morrissey and Johnny Marr to participate in your Smiths reunion, maybe a whole orchestra will make a decent substitute. Maybe that's…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2018 - 11:09 am

The Skull Eclipses – “Pillars” (Feat. Baba Maraire & Felicia Douglass)

Last year, the Philadelphia rapper and producer Lushlife released his mixtape My Idols Are Dead + My Enemies Are In Power. This year, he's teamed…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2018 - 10:42 am

Grimes & Purity Ring’s Megan James Livestreamed Playing Bloodborne

Last night, Grimes participated in her first-ever Twitch livestream (under the username ocarina_of_grimes) with Purity Ring's Megan James. They played the game Bloodborne and talked…
James Rettig | January 22, 2018 - 10:40 am

Slayer Announce Farewell Tour

Thrash innovators Slayer have been going strong since 1981, and their shows have always reliably been just about the most fun place to get punched…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2018 - 10:40 am

Sounding Board

Looking Back On The Legacy Of D-Beat & 10 Years Of Disfear’s Masterpiece Live The Storm

Like the Bo Diddley beat or the Amen break, the D-beat is one of the foundational rhythms of modern music. This simple, pounding drum pattern,…
Phil Freeman | January 22, 2018 - 10:33 am


Cloud Castle Lake – “Twins” Video

Cloud Castle Lake have a brief American tour coming up soon, and today the Dublin band is hyping that voyage with the video for their…
Chris DeVille | January 22, 2018 - 10:03 am

Watch St. Vincent’s Lovely Acoustic Tiny Desk Concert

St. Vincent's 2017 album MASSEDUCTION leans hard on production tricks, and Annie Clark's live show seems to get more elaborate and conceptual with every year.
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2018 - 9:58 am

China Cracks Down On Hip-Hop

As an increasingly globalized society, China has recently been dealing with an influx of Western culture, and that naturally includes hip-hop. At various points in…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2018 - 9:40 am

Kendrick Lamar, SZA, & The TDE Crew Announce “Championship Tour”

Top Dawg Entertainment, the LA crew otherwise known as TDE, had a phenomenal 2017. Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. was probably the most universally acclaimed album of…
Chris DeVille | January 22, 2018 - 9:27 am
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