Watch Erykah Badu, BlocBoy JB, An Anti-XXXTentacion Vic Mensa, And More Rap In BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers

Last night, BET aired its annual Hip-Hop Awards. The show featured performances from big names like Cardi B, YG, A$AP Rocky, Lil Pump, and Gucci…
Tom Breihan | 10:19 am

Empress Of – “I Don’t Even Smoke Weed”

Empress Of's Us is our reigning Album Of The Week. Lorely Rodriguez's sophomore album comes out this Friday, and in advance of its release we've…
James Rettig | 10:12 am


Jennifer Vanilla & Banny Grove – “Long Distance Call”

Jennifer Vanilla is the "entrepreneurial fantasy vessel" of Becca Kauffman, a comedian and recording artist based in New York who happens to be a member…

Stream Farao’s New Album Pure-O

Farao is the project of Berlin-based, Norway-born multi-instrumentalist Kari Jahnsen, who gained a fair bit of attention with her 2015 debut album Till It's All
Jael Goldfine | 10:00 am

Julia Holter – “Words I Heard” Video

Experimental composer Julia Holter will release Aviary, her full-length follow-up to 2015’s Have You In My Wilderness, later this month. She released the lead single,…
Jael Goldfine | 9:44 am

Watch St. Vincent Perform Her Lovely Reworked Version Of “New York” On Kimmel

This past weekend, St. Vincent released MassEducation, her radically reworked new version of MASSEDUCTION, the album that she released last year. Where MASSEDUCTION was an…
Tom Breihan | 9:39 am

You Tell Me – “Invisible Ink”

You Tell Me is the collaborative project between Field Music's Peter Brewis and Sarah Hayes. The duo met at a celebration concert for Kate Bush,…
Julia Gray | 9:23 am

Shogun And The Sheets – “Hold On Kid” & “Pissing Blood”

The Australian punk band Royal Headache had a good run there, but as we learned a few months ago, it quietly ended last year. Now,…
Chris DeVille | 9:10 am

Watch Tame Impala & Theophilus London Debut Their “Theo Impala” Project In LA

For a band who haven't released a new album in more than three years, Tame Impala have had an awfully eventful few days. This past…
Tom Breihan | 9:05 am

Vic Mensa’s XXXTentacion Diss Censored At 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards

Vic Mensa’s much-discussed XXXTentacion diss aired during tonight’s broadcast of the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards, but the slain artist’s name was curiously absent. Mensa…
Tosten Burks / Spin | October 16, 2018 - 11:23 pm

Post Malone Goes Undercover As A Record Store Employee

Post Malone was recently cast in Mark Wahlberg’s murder mystery movie. Today, he practiced his acting skills, going undercover as a record store employee who…
Julia Gray | October 16, 2018 - 9:42 pm

Riverdale Actor Denies Conspiring With Courtney Love To Murder Frances Bean’s Ex-Husband

Back in May, Francis Bean Cobain’s ex-husband Isaiah Silva sued Courtney Love, Love’s manager Sam Lufti, and several other men, whom Silva claimed participated in
Tosten Burks / Spin | October 16, 2018 - 8:56 pm

Watch Haim And Paris Fashion Week Models Cover Shania Twain’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much”

The world's most stylish designers, celebrities, public figures, and social media influencers congregated in Paris late last month for Paris Fashion Week. Haim, who have…
Julia Gray | October 16, 2018 - 8:45 pm

Watch Chvrches Cover The Blue Nile’s “The Downtown Lights”

Portland's Pure Bathing Culture released a full album cover of the Blue Nile’s 1989 LP, Hats, back in August. Last night, Chvrches took a stab…
Julia Gray | October 16, 2018 - 7:32 pm

Bono, Pharrell, The National, Michael Stipe, & More Pay Tribute To A Dead Cat On New Album

Sophie Calle is a 64-year-old French conceptual artist who, while being interviewed for a T Magazine profile last year, appeared to be pregnant. It turned…
Chris DeVille | October 16, 2018 - 5:26 pm

Thom Yorke – “Hands Off The Antarctic”

Thom Yorke has released a new instrumental solo song as part of a partnership with Greenpeace, the international environmental nonprofit organization. The Radiohead frontman's new…
James Rettig | October 16, 2018 - 3:30 pm

Stream Denitia’s New Visual EP Be There

Denitia is a New York musician who has performed with Haim, Jessie Ware, and Travis Scott among others. Her own work reflects a similar diversity,…
Chris DeVille | October 16, 2018 - 12:48 pm

Watch Angelo De Augustine Play New Single “Time” With Sufjan Stevens

Angelo De Augustine has been quietly kicking out gorgeous folk-pop songs for years, evolving from a careful student of Elliott Smith to a songwriter with…
Chris DeVille | October 16, 2018 - 12:13 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Empress Of Us

Near the end of "Everything To Me," the first song on the new Empress Of album Us, we hear the featherlight voice of Devonté Hynes,…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2018 - 12:05 pm

Antarctigo Vespucci – “Freakin’ U Out” Video

Back in September, when collaborators Jeff Rosenstock and Chris Farren released the gushy and wholly fun "White Noise," it was the first Antarctigo Vespucci music…
Gil Green | October 16, 2018 - 11:49 am

Ty Segall – “Class War” (The Dils Cover)

At the end of the month, Ty Segall is releasing Fudge Sandwich, a covers album featuring the world's reigning garage rock king reinventing tracks by…
Chris DeVille | October 16, 2018 - 11:36 am

Hour – “At the bar where you literally saved me from fatal heartbreak”

At the beginning of next month, the Philadelphia instrumental sextet Hour are releasing their sophomore album, Anemone Red, the follow-up to Tiny Houses, which came…
James Rettig | October 16, 2018 - 11:34 am

People Thought Chance The Rapper Might Be Running For Mayor, But Instead He Endorsed Amara Enyia

Chance The Rapper has been an increasingly active presence in Chicago's civic life in recent years. Last year he donated $1 million to…
Chris DeVille | October 16, 2018 - 11:32 am

Sounding Board

Still Got It: 20 Years Later, “You Get What You Give” Still Sounds New And Radical

For an emerging artist, a hit single is both the best and worst thing that can happen to you.
Stuart Berman | October 16, 2018 - 11:26 am

Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival Returning In 2019

Wilco has announced that next year's Solid Sound Festival is set for 6/28-30 at MASS MoCA, which hosted the music and arts festival two years
Will Gottsegen / Spin | October 16, 2018 - 11:08 am


Lisa/Liza – “The Matador Pt. 2″

After years of cassettes and CD-R releases, the Maine-based musician Liza Victoria, who records under the name Lisa/Liza, put out her debut album proper, Deserts
James Rettig | October 16, 2018 - 11:00 am


Oh Pep! – “Your Nail And Your Hammer”

At the end of the month, Oh Pep! are releasing their sophomore album, I Wasn't Only Thinking About You..., and we've already heard two tracks…
James Rettig | October 16, 2018 - 10:53 am

Juliana Hatfield – “It’s So Weird”

Just a few months ago, Juliana Hatfield released Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John, a full album of Olivia Newton-John covers. And early next year, she's…
Peter Helman | October 16, 2018 - 10:53 am

Jamila Woods – “Giovanni” Video

A little more than two years ago, the Chicago R&B singer Jamila Woods knocked us out with her album HEAVN. Woods has been busy since…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2018 - 10:47 am

Watch Arctic Monkeys’ “Warp Speed Chic” Short Film

Arctic Monkeys have spent 2018 promoting Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, their surprisingly lounge-y first album in five years. Although they didn't release any singles…
Chris DeVille | October 16, 2018 - 10:23 am
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