Grimes Teases Collabs With LOOΠΔ, Poppy

At the beginning of the year, Grimes confirmed that the long-awaited follow-up to her 2015 stunner Art Angels would finally come out this year, later…
Peter Helman | May 19, 2018 - 7:44 pm

Madonna Producer Reggie Lucas Dies At 65

Reggie Lucas, the Grammy-winning musician who played with Miles Davis in the 1970s and produced the bulk of Madonna's debut album, has died. He was…
Associated Press | May 19, 2018 - 3:01 pm

Manchester Orchestra Share Frightened Rabbit Cover “My Backwards Walk”

Scott Hutchison, longtime frontman of the Scottish indie-rock band Frightened Rabbit, went missing last week, and after a few days of waiting and hoping, we…
Peter Helman | May 19, 2018 - 2:25 pm

Tricot – “Potage” & “On The Boom”

Tricot put out their third full-length, 3, last year, and just last month, Topshelf Records reissued the Japanese math-rock trio's first two albums in North…
Peter Helman | May 19, 2018 - 1:54 pm

A$AP Bari Arrested For Sexual Assault

A$AP Bari has been arrested in London for sexual assault, TMZ reports. The A$AP Mob co-founder was traveling overseas on Tuesday, and when he stopped…
Peter Helman | May 19, 2018 - 11:12 am

“Mans Not Hot” Gets A Sequel In “Man Don’t Dance”

SKRRRRAH-BAP-BAP-BAP! Big Shaq is back. UK comedian Michael Dapaah struck viral gold last year with "Mans Not Hot," his utterly ridiculous, note-perfect grime parody full…
Peter Helman | May 19, 2018 - 10:54 am

The Royal Wedding Is Being Released On Vinyl

Peter Helman | May 18, 2018 - 9:46 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Do you really think Dear Tommy is coming this year? Like, do you REALLY, REALLY think we are finally getting the album we put on…
Stereogum | May 18, 2018 - 4:34 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

One day in 2007, I had the idea for a parody music video: "Crank That Daniel Plainview." The idea was that I'd wear a fake…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2018 - 2:51 pm

Stream The New Hardcore Compilation Infection 1

There is an absolutely thriving DIY punk and hardcore underground thriving around the world right now, and if you're not already deeply immersed in it,…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2018 - 1:16 pm

Stream Cell Rules Of The Game EP

Cell are a relatively new hardcore band from Montreal, and they include members of bands like Remwar and Vile Intent. They play rough, intense, straight-ahead…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2018 - 1:01 pm

The Proletariat – “The Murder Of Alton Sterling” & “Push Back”

The Proletariat came up within the notoriously violent early-'80s Boston hardcore scene, but they were always more pointedly political and more scratchily urgent than their…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2018 - 12:53 pm

Devendra Banhart – “Shown And Told” (Joan Of Arc Cover)

Every so often, Joyful Noise Recordings gets two artists together for their Cause & Effect 7" series, where one musician is placed alongside a musician…
James Rettig | May 18, 2018 - 12:43 pm

Aesop Rock – “Klutz” Video

Underground rap veteran Aesop Rock returned late last year with "Hot Dogs," a standalone benefit single to raise money for the cancer-support charity Grind For…
Peter Helman | May 18, 2018 - 12:27 pm

Stream DJDS’ New Album Big Wave More Fire Featuring Khalid, Amber Mark, Vic Mensa, Kevin Drew, & More

DJDS, the Los Angeles dance-production duo who used to record as DJ Dodger Stadium, were still an underground phenomenon when they released their great 2014…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2018 - 12:25 pm

Black Dresses – “IM EARTH” Video

Last month, Black Dresses -- the collaboration between Canadian experimental pop musicians Girls Rituals and Rook -- put out their excellent debut album together, WASTEISOLATION.
James Rettig | May 18, 2018 - 12:06 pm


A Beginner’s Guide To Peter Gabriel: 27 Essential Tracks

In the history of classic rock, few big names have had a career quite like Peter Gabriel's. After all, it's hard to even make sense…
Ryan Leas | May 18, 2018 - 12:04 pm

Prefuse 73 – “The World Is Bigger”

Producer Guillermo Scott Herren is returning next week with Sacrifices, the latest album to be released under the auspices of his long-running Prefuse 73 project.
Peter Helman | May 18, 2018 - 11:55 am

Stream Vitamin X Age Of Paranoia

The Dutch hardcore band Vitamin X have been around for more than two decades, playing a supremely fun and nasty form of old-school hardcore. They've…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2018 - 11:23 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Little Peggy March’s “I Will Follow Him”

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 | May 18, 2018 - 11:11 am

Jimmy Fallon Debuts The Unused Punk Song Tina Fey Asked Him To Write For Mean Girls

Mean Girls is a musical now, and it recently got nominated for 13 Tony Awards. The cast recording of it was just released today, and…
James Rettig | May 18, 2018 - 11:09 am

Meek Mill Cancels Visit To White House To Talk Prison Reform

Last year, Meek Mill was sentenced to a shockingly long prison term for a probation violation. The response was a widespread outcry from Meek's peers…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2018 - 10:55 am

Killer Mike & 2 Chainz – “Black Power. White Powder.”

Netflix premiered the first season of Rapture, an eight-part documentary series following the lives of notable rappers and producers like Nas, T.I., 2 Chainz, Logic,…
Peter Helman | May 18, 2018 - 10:49 am

Watch Kacey Musgraves Perform “Velvet Elvis” On Corden

A few months back, Kacey Musgraves released her excellent new album, Golden Hour, and she's been making the TV rounds pretty consistently. First up was…
James Rettig | May 18, 2018 - 10:43 am

Watch Courtney Barnett Rock Out “Nameless, Faceless” On The Tonight Show

If you play scratchy, chaotic guitar music and your hair is long enough, there's a good chance that, when you're playing a guitar solo, you…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2018 - 10:25 am

Lord Huron – “The Night We Met” (Feat. Phoebe Bridgers)

The second season of 13 Reasons Why debuted on Netflix today. The show centers around the suicide of a teen girl named Hannah whose friend…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 18, 2018 - 10:22 am

SZA – “Garden (Say It Like Dat)” Video (Feat. Donald Glover)

Last year, SZA released her long-in-the-works debut, Ctrl -- which made it onto our Best Albums Of The Year list -- and she's spent the…
James Rettig | May 18, 2018 - 10:17 am
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