Nick Hakim Gives A Surreal Performance Of A Heavy Song On Colbert

Late-night TV performances in the quarantine era are basically low-budget music videos now. Although plenty of them are still equivalent to an artist going live…
Chris DeVille | July 7, 2020 - 8:16 pm

Benny The Butcher – “Deal Or No Deal”

Last year, the harder-than-concrete Buffalo rapper Benny The Butcher, one of the key members of the Griselda Records crew, released his EP The Plugs I
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2020 - 2:04 pm

Anjimile – “Maker”

The Boston-based musician Anjimile Chithambo has been releasing music on their own for a few years now, through a series of releases that have been…
James Rettig | July 7, 2020 - 1:53 pm

We've Got A File On You

We’ve Got A File On You: Jarvis Cocker

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim | July 7, 2020 - 1:21 pm

Idle Hands – “It Doesn’t Really Matter” & “Puppy Love”

The Portland goths Idle Hands released their debut album, Mana, last year. We named it one of 2019's best metal albums and the group landed…
James Rettig | July 7, 2020 - 1:10 pm

Martin Scorsese Directing Documentary About New York Dolls’ David Johansen

Martin Scorsese is directing a documentary about New York Dolls frontman David Johansen that will be released through Showtime. The film will be co-directed by…
James Rettig | July 7, 2020 - 12:51 pm

Matmos – “No Concept” (Feat. clipping. & David Grubbs)

High-concept electronic duo Matmos have announced a new album called Consuming Flame: Open Exercises In Group Form. The record features contributions from 99 different musicians…
Peter Helman | July 7, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Katie Dey – “happiness”

A couple weeks back, Katie Dey announced a new album, mydata, her follow-up to last year's solipsisters. At the time, she shared "dancing" from it…
James Rettig | July 7, 2020 - 12:20 pm

Unreal City – “War Behind Bars”

Robert Orr was once a guitarist for Integrity, the long-running Cleveland cult heroes who helped establish the metallic hardcore subgenre back in the '90s. For…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2020 - 12:10 pm

Neil Young Shares Another Open Letter To Donald Trump

Neil Young has been trying to get Donald Trump to stop playing his music at his rallies for a while now. Since becoming an American
James Rettig | July 7, 2020 - 11:47 am

Pusha T Responds To Young Thug’s Criticism Of Drake Diss Removed From Pop Smoke Album

The Pusha T/Drake beef is still going strong! Apparently, on an unreleased song called "Paranoia" that was originally supposed to be on Pop Smoke's posthumous
Peter Helman | July 7, 2020 - 11:43 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Margo Price That’s How Rumors Get Started

At a certain point, it no longer makes sense to use the word "country." Margo Price does not make country music. Maybe she never did.
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2020 - 11:37 am

Supergrass, Libertines, & More Announced For UK’s Sad New Socially Distant Arena

Desperate times call for desperate measures, apparently. The coronavirus pandemic has essentially ended live music for the time being, at least until epidemiologists deem it…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2020 - 11:09 am

My Morning Jacket’s New Album The Waterfall II Out This Friday

It has been five long years since My Morning Jacket last released an album. And intermittently for some time after The Waterfall arrived in 2015,…
Ryan Leas | July 7, 2020 - 11:01 am

Half Waif – “Murphy Bed” (Mirah Cover)

A couple weeks ago, it was announced that Mirah's debut You Think It's Like This, But Really It's Like This was getting a 20th anniversary…
Ryan Leas | July 7, 2020 - 10:45 am

The Anniversary

ΛΛ Λ Y Λ Turns 10

M.I.A. was right. Well, she ended up being wrong about a lot (vaccines especially), but she was on the money about the internet, the focal…
James Rettig | July 7, 2020 - 10:36 am

Standing On The Corner – “G-E-T-O-U-T!! The Ghetto”

In the past couple years, the amorphous, genre-imploding Brooklyn collective Standing On The Corner have gained more notoriety thanks to some pretty big collaborations. They…
Ryan Leas | July 7, 2020 - 10:28 am

Hear Ellis Cover Taylor Swift, Dinosaur Jr., & The Used On New EP

A few months ago, the Ontario musician Linnea Siggelkow, who releases music under the name Ellis, released her debut album, Born Again. Today, the Best
James Rettig | July 7, 2020 - 10:24 am

Guided By Voices – “Haircut Sphinx”

Guided By Voices are the perpetual motion machine of American indie rock -- a band so ceaselessly and dauntingly prolific that they've now got their
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2020 - 10:18 am

Wye Oak – “AEIOU”

It's been a little over two years since Wye Oak's last album, the characteristically great The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs. Starting last…
Ryan Leas | July 7, 2020 - 10:00 am

My Morning Jacket Tease The Waterfall II

Spaced-out Southern rock heroes My Morning Jacket haven't released a new album since 2015's The Waterfall, but it looks like that's about to change. Last…
Chris DeVille | July 7, 2020 - 9:56 am

Svalbard – “Open Wound”

The British band Svalbard make supremely heavy music that doesn't fit comfortably into any genre. It's oceanic, crushing, often beautiful stuff that hasn't yet gotten…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2020 - 9:42 am

Brothertiger – “Livin'”

It's oppressively hot outside, so how about some chillwave? In the throes of this pandemic-crippled deadbeat summer, the lead single from Brothertiger's upcoming LP does…
Chris DeVille | July 7, 2020 - 9:11 am

Kasabian Kick Out Singer Tom Meighan After He Admitted To Assaulting Ex-Fiancee

Yesterday, the British rock band Kasabian announced that longtime frontman Tom Meighan was "stepping down" from the band, "by mutual consent." They kept the reasoning…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2020 - 9:07 am

The Week In Pop

Benee’s “Supalonely” Was A TikTok Smash Even Before The Pandemic Made It Super Topical

What makes a song go viral on TikTok? It's obviously not a scientific process, but viewed through binoculars from the brink of 37, this much…
Chris DeVille | July 6, 2020 - 4:55 pm

Charlie Puth Calls For Ceasefire In Toxic Stan War Of 2020

Charlie Puth is hungies for an end to the toxic stan wars of 2020. The pop star took to his Twitter account yesterday to address…
James Rettig | July 6, 2020 - 2:02 pm

Mandy Moore, Karen Elson Respond To Ryan Adams’ Public Apology For Abuse

On Friday, the Daily Mail published a public apology from Ryan Adams regarding his alleged history of abusive behavior. It follows the New York Times
Ryan Leas | July 6, 2020 - 1:31 pm

Charlie Daniels Dead At 83

The Southern rock and country musician Charlie Daniels has died. The Tennesseean reports that Daniels died this morning after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. Daniels was…
Tom Breihan | July 6, 2020 - 1:18 pm

Terrell Hines – “Get Up” (Feat. Vince Staples)

Over the last few months, the Georgia-born artist Terrell Hines has been building up to the release of his first mixtape, Portal One: The Mixtape, which…
James Rettig | July 6, 2020 - 12:40 pm

Aminé – “Compensating” (Feat. Young Thug)

Over the last few months, the Portland musician Aminé has dropped a handful of new tracks, including "Shimmy" and "RiRi" -- last week, he also…
James Rettig | July 6, 2020 - 12:01 pm
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