Charli XCX – “Gone” (Feat. Christine And The Queens) Video

Charli XCX is releasing her third studio album, Charli, this September. While 2017 saw two excellent Charli mixtapes, Number 1 Angel and Pop 2, the…
Julia Gray | July 17, 2019 - 3:16 pm

Ecstatic Vision – “Grasping The Void”

The last time we got original music from Philadelphia psych quartet Ecstatic Vision was in 2017 via sophomore effort, Raw Rock Fury. It was even better than…
Keely Quinlan | July 17, 2019 - 2:45 pm

Apple Introduces Banjo Emoji, But Still No Turntable

Happy World Emoji Day! To celebrate this made-up holiday, Emojipedia (?) has shared a preview of all the new emojis to be added to our…
Keely Quinlan | July 17, 2019 - 12:54 pm

Red Hearse – “Half Love” Video (Feat. St. Vincent)

Freshly assembled semi-unlikely supergroup Red Hearse consists of Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew, and Sounwave. And maybe the joining wasn’t so unlikely after all, since Antonoff…
Connor Duffey | July 17, 2019 - 12:03 pm

Future Teens – “Frequent Crier” Video

Since the release of their 2017 debut album, Hard Feelings, Future Teens have continually proved their knack for writing punchy songs with piercing lyricism. The Boston…
Keely Quinlan | July 17, 2019 - 12:02 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Blanco Brown’s “The Git Up” Raises The Question Of What Rap Music Even Is

A recent conversation with my seven-year-old: "Dad, put on the cowboy boogie song." "You said you hated that song." …
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2019 - 11:45 am

Little Scream – “Dear Leader” Video

Montreal musician Laurel Sprengelmeyer has just announced her third album as Little Scream, Speed Queen, the follow-up to 2016's Cult Following. Lead single,…
James Rettig | July 17, 2019 - 11:26 am

This Is UK Radio’s Most-Played Song Of The Century So Far

If I lay here, if I just lay here, would you lie with me and just listen to Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars" a billion times?
Peter Helman | July 17, 2019 - 11:14 am

Iowa Official Apparently Fired Due To Overzealous Tupac Fandom

The director of Iowa’s social services agency was a huge fan of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and he frequently let his subordinates know it.
Ryan J. Foley / Associated Press | July 17, 2019 - 11:11 am

Ceremony – “In The Spirit World Now”

California punk rock mainstays Ceremony have their fifth album on the way, In The Spirit World Now, the follow-up to 2015's The L-Shaped Man. So…
Connor Duffey | July 17, 2019 - 11:07 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: John Denver’s “Thank God I’m A Country Boy”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2019 - 11:02 am

Grouper’s Mom Was On Jeopardy! Last Night

J. J. Harris, the mother of Grouper's Liz Harris, was a contestant on yesterday's episode of Jeopardy. Harris was introduced as a community volunteer from…
James Rettig | July 17, 2019 - 10:52 am

Lil Baby & DaBaby – “Baby”

America, it seems, has an insatiable hunger for rappers with the word "Baby" in their names. In the past year and a half, both Atlanta's…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2019 - 10:36 am

Shannon Lay – “Death Up Close” (Feat. Mikal Cronin) Video

Los Angeles folk artist Shannon Lay recently announced her first album for Sub Pop, August. Appropriately, it's coming out next month, but in fact the…
Connor Duffey | July 17, 2019 - 10:25 am

Ray & Dave Davies Recording New Kinks Music

The Kinks, one of the greatest bands of the '60s and '70s, were always driven by the tempestuous relationship between brothers and bandmates Ray and…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2019 - 10:14 am

Sleater-Kinney – “The Center Won’t Hold”

Sleater-Kinney have shared the title track from their upcoming St. Vincent-produced album, The Center Won't Hold. It's the third song we're hearing from it following…
James Rettig | July 17, 2019 - 10:08 am


Molly Sarlé – “Suddenly” Video

Molly Sarlé is best known as a member of the minimalist traditional folk trio Mountain Man. Her bandmate Amelia Meath branched out from the project…
Chris DeVille | July 17, 2019 - 10:01 am

Vivian Girls Announce Reunion Album Memory: Hear “Sick”

It's been a little over a decade since Vivian Girls got started -- we reflected on the 10-year anniversary of their debut album last fall…
James Rettig | July 17, 2019 - 10:00 am

Watch The Hustlers Trailer With J.Lo, Cardi B, Lizzo, & Keke Palmer

Two years ago, Cardi B was an ex-stripper and reality show star who was hoping to get a career in music going. Since then, she…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2019 - 9:46 am


Julien Chang – “Of The Past”

Julien Chang (pronounced "chong") is a classically trained university student from Baltimore. He just signed to Transgressive and is today sharing his first single, "Of The Past." The track…
Keely Quinlan | July 17, 2019 - 9:45 am

Watch Weyes Blood Make Her TV Debut On Seth Meyers

Sometimes, when indie artists make their big debuts on late-night talk shows, they look cowed or overmatched -- like they're not sure what they're doing…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2019 - 9:24 am

Westerman – “Kathy’s Song” (Simon & Garfunkel Cover)

We’ve had our ears perked up for new music from London singer-songwriter Westerman ever since we heard his breakout single "Confirmation" and subsequently named him…
Connor Duffey | July 17, 2019 - 9:18 am

Congressional Black Caucus Urges A$AP Rocky’s Release

A$AP Rocky has been held in Swedish detention since his arrest on July 3, with reported mistreatment and inhumane conditions behind bars. Now, Congress is…
Rania Aniftos / Billboard | July 17, 2019 - 9:13 am

Twin Peaks – “Dance Through It” Video

Chicago rock group and Band To Watch graduates Twin Peaks haven't had a proper studio album since 2016's Down In Heaven. We did, however, get…
Connor Duffey | July 17, 2019 - 9:06 am

Watch A Fired-Up, Visibly Moved Stephen Colbert Sing “This Year” With The Mountain Goats

A decade ago, the Mountain Goats were guests on The Colbert Report. While they were there, they did something special. Together with Stephen Colbert, they…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2019 - 8:59 am

Four Tet – “Dreamer”

Kieren Hebden's last Four Tet full-length was 2017's New Energy, but earlier this year Hebden gave us a very cool new song called "Teenage Birdsong,"
Chris DeVille | July 17, 2019 - 8:56 am

Chance The Rapper Announces Debut Album The Big Day Out Next Week

Chance The Rapper has been teasing his official debut "owbum" for literal years, and ever since winter he's been telling us it's out in July.
Chris DeVille | July 17, 2019 - 8:23 am

Woodstock 50 Loses Third Appeal In New York’s Vernon

Woodstock 50 just can't catch a break in Vernon, New York. For the third time, the festival's proposal to move the anniversary event…
Dave Brooks / Billboard | July 16, 2019 - 11:40 pm

PUP, Jessie Reyez Included On 2019 Polaris Prize Shortlist

The short list for the Polaris Music Prize, the annual award given to the best Canadian album of the year, has just been released. This…
Julia Gray | July 16, 2019 - 11:30 pm

Beyoncé – “Spirit” Video

Beyoncé has released a music video for her song "Spirit" from the forthcoming album The Lion King: The Gift, an album of original music inspired…
Tosten Burks / Spin | July 16, 2019 - 11:01 pm
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