Status Ain't Hood

Meet Australian TikTok Emo-Rapper The Kid Laroi, The Sad-Rap Silverchair

Silverchair was where I jumped off. I just couldn't do it anymore. When that band showed up, the entire idea of alternative rock, and of…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2020 - 11:33 am

Narrow Head – “Hard To Swallow”

Back in June, the Houston-based, '90s-indebted scuzz-rock masters Narrow Head announced their sophomore album, 12th House Rock. So far we've heard "Night Tryst" and "Stuttering
Ryan Leas | August 5, 2020 - 11:03 am

Gojira – “Another World”

The French band Gojira are one of this century's most important underground metal institutions. The band figured out a way to weld the grimy, mathy…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2020 - 10:59 am

Troye Sivan – “Rager teenager!”

Troye Sivan is a couple weeks out from the release of his new IN A DREAM EP. His recent singles "Take Yourself Home" and "Easy"
James Rettig | August 5, 2020 - 10:59 am

Machinedrum – “Kane Train” (Feat. Freddie Gibbs) & “Ur2yung”

Circa now, there are few better ways to generate excitement for your new album than getting Freddie Gibbs on the lead single. Gibbs, always talented…
Chris DeVille | August 5, 2020 - 10:56 am

Widowspeak – “Even True Love”

Back in June, the reliably pretty and hazy folk-rock group Widowspeak announced their latest album, Plum. So far we've heard several songs from it, including…
Ryan Leas | August 5, 2020 - 10:51 am

New Order Announce Power, Corruption & Lies Reissue With Previously Unreleased Recordings

New Order have announced a definitive edition box set of their iconic 1983 album Power, Corruption & Lies. The reissue will include the original album…
Peter Helman | August 5, 2020 - 10:39 am

Eartheater – “How To Fight”

Eartheater is Alexandra Drewchin, a Pennsylvania-born and Queens-based singer and composer who specializes in experimental, operatic music that resists easy categorization. Eartheater has been releasing…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2020 - 10:31 am

Zoe Saldana Apologizes For Playing Nina Simone

In 2016, Zoe Saldana portrayed Nina Simone in a biopic titled Nina. The casting of the lighter-skinned Saldana was widely criticized at the time. "My…
James Rettig | August 5, 2020 - 10:31 am

Bully – “Hours And Hours”

Bully's new album SUGAREGG is such a rush, but Alicia Bognanno does slow things down here and there. "Hours And Hours," the album's third single…
Chris DeVille | August 5, 2020 - 10:22 am

Tim Heidecker – “Fear Of Death” (Feat. Weyes Blood)

Actor and comedian Tim Heidecker, of Tim & Eric fame, has been moonlighting as a '70s-inspired singer-songwriter for a while now. His most recent album,…
Peter Helman | August 5, 2020 - 10:01 am

PUP – “A.M. 180″ (Grandaddy Cover)

Loving all this Grandaddy nostalgia content lately! I published my own retrospective on the band's 2000 masterwork The Sophtware Slump back in May, and shortly…
Chris DeVille | August 5, 2020 - 10:00 am

Dua Lipa Announces Remix Album With Madonna, Missy Elliott, Gwen Stefani, & More

Earlier this year, Dua Lipa, the UK pop diva (and apparent Albanian nationalist) released her sophomore LP Future Nostalgia, an album of the kind of…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2020 - 9:50 am

Deradoorian – “Mask Of Yesterday”

Angel Deradoorian's astrologically inclined Find The Sun is one of those albums that has been stuck in rollout limbo this year, originally planned for a…
Chris DeVille | August 5, 2020 - 9:49 am

Cut Copy – “Like Breaking Glass”

In a few weeks, the Australian synth-rock veterans Cut Copy will follow up 2017's Haiku From Zero with a new album called Freeze, Melt. Frontman…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2020 - 9:29 am

Vritra – “What’s That”

As Pyramid Vitra, Baton Rouge native Hal Williams was a founding member of Odd Future, rapping over Matt Martians' beats in the group the Jet…
Chris DeVille | August 5, 2020 - 9:20 am

Tobacco & Trent Reznor – “Babysitter”

Black Moth Super Rainbow leader Tom Fec has not released a solo album under his Tobacco alias since 2016's Sweatbox Dynasty, but the man has…
Chris DeVille | August 5, 2020 - 9:13 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Yes’ “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”

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 | August 5, 2020 - 8:59 am

Twitter Confirms Talib Kweli Suspended For Harassment

In an Instagram post on July 23, veteran rapper Talib Kweli announced he was leaving Twitter and focusing on Patreon, where had he recently announced…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2020 - 9:13 pm

Colbert Fires Music Booker After Tashaki Miyaki Singer Accuses Him Of Misconduct At CMJ 2010

Giovanni Cianci, who has been the producer in charge of booking musical performers for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert since 2017, has been fired…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2020 - 8:18 pm

Watch Ben Gibbard Cover John Fogerty’s “Centerfield” For Seattle Mariners Opening Day Ceremony

It feels like forever ago that we were getting new Ben Gibbard covers every single week as part of his lockdown livestream series. He stopped…
James Rettig | August 4, 2020 - 4:44 pm

Neil Young Sues Donald Trump

Donald Trump has been using Neil Young songs at his campaign rallies for years now -- he literally first announced his candidacy to "Rockin' In…
Peter Helman | August 4, 2020 - 1:32 pm

Google Play Music Shutting Down, Subscriptions Migrating To YouTube Music

A merger between corporate-sibling streaming services Google Play Music and YouTube Music has been in the works for several years, and as Billboard reports, it's…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2020 - 1:29 pm

NYC’s Independent Venues Announce Day Of Action For “Save Our Stages” Campaign

Last month, the Save Our Stages and Restart bills were introduced in the Senate as Congress continues to debate extending COVID-19 relief funding to businesses.
James Rettig | August 4, 2020 - 1:28 pm

645AR – “Sum Bout You” (Feat. FKA Twigs)

645AR is the Bronx-born, Southern-raised rapper with the aerated voice that has made him go viral a few different times over the last year. FKA…
James Rettig | August 4, 2020 - 12:16 pm

Watch Max Weinberg Cover The Misfits’ “Earth A.D.” With Members Of Hatebreed & My Chemical Romance

Since the beginning of quarantine, Jordan Olds' Two Minutes To Late Night series has been putting together all-star metal covers of classic songs, recorded remotely…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2020 - 12:08 pm

Sad13 – “Oops…!”

Four years ago, Speedy Ortiz leader Sadie Dupuis released a full-length debut, Slugger, under her solo moniker Sad13. Then, back in June, she announced a…
Ryan Leas | August 4, 2020 - 12:03 pm

Kate Bollinger – “Feel Like Doing Nothing”

Last month, Charlottesville musician Kate Bollinger announced a new EP, A Word Becomes A Sound, with the lead single "Grey Skies." Today, she's back with…
James Rettig | August 4, 2020 - 12:01 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: The Microphones Microphones In 2020

"I will never stop singing this song," Phil Elverum intones in his signature trembling singsong narration. "It goes on forever." Less charitable listeners might spotlight…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2020 - 11:46 am

Soulside Share “This Ship,” First New Song In 31 Years

Back in the '80s, Soulside were part of a generation of influential DC punk bands, peers of groups like Swiz and Shudder To Think. After…
Ryan Leas | August 4, 2020 - 11:31 am
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