Illuminati Hotties – “(You’re Better) Than Ever” Video

Sarah Tudzin is the mastermind behind Illuminati Hotties, a goofily-named but very sincere and fun project based out of Los Angeles. She has a couple…
James Rettig | 1:16 pm

Zola Jesus – “Bound”

We were big fans of Zola Jesus' 2017 release Okovi -- like, so big that we called it one of the year's best albums and…
Chris DeVille | 1:02 pm

Sorority Noise – “Chelsea Hotel No. 2″ (Leonard Cohen Cover)

Sorority Noise's You're Not As _____ As You Think was one of the best albums of 2017 and, as part of a process of revisiting…
James Rettig | 1:00 pm

Towkio Flying 100,000 Miles High In A Helium Balloon To Literally Drop His Album

Chicago rapper Towkio is taking the concept of dropping music to a new level with a publicity stunt for his debut album. Today, he's put…
James Rettig | 12:36 pm

High Sunn – “Those Last Words”

Last we heard from the now 18-year-old San Fran musician Justin Cheromiah was when he was putting out his umpteenth EP as High Sunn, Hopeless
Sophie Israelsohn | 12:19 pm

Lil Uzi Vert & Playboi Carti – “Bankroll”

One of last year's biggest hits, Lil Uzi Vert's "XO Tour Llif3," started out its life as a SoundCloud loosie, impulsively uploaded after Uzi lost…
Tom Breihan | 12:18 pm

The National’s Matt Berninger Gives An Update On His TV Show

Over the years, the National have been no strangers to extracurricular activities outside the band. There have been side projects, Aaron Dessner's work as a…
Ryan Leas | 12:15 pm

Mind Over Mirrors – “Zeitgebers”

Jaime Fennelly leads Mind Over Mirrors, the cosmic project comprising Jim Becker (Iron and Wine, Califone) on violin, Janet Beveridge Bean (Freakwater, Eleventh Dream Day)…
Julia Gray | 12:05 pm

Someone Seriously Booked An All-Ska-Punk Festival In 2018

Ska-punk, the sunny and uptempo and relentlessly cheery mutation of early-'60s Jamaican dance music that took over alt-rock radio sometime in the mid-'90s, is not…
Tom Breihan | 11:54 am

Songwriter Diane Warren Hoping Ninth Time’s The Charm At This Year’s Oscars

Songwriter Diane Warren is overdue for an Oscar, and she has no reservations about admitting it.

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Percy Faith’s “Theme From A Summer Place

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 | 11:32 am

Status Ain't Hood

JPEGMAFIA Makes Murky Lo-Fi Rap Into Something Exciting

When the lanky, pointy-jawed wrestler Edge debuted in the WWF in 1998, looking like a Rob Liefeld drawing, he was an evil, grinning goth in…
Tom Breihan | 11:19 am

Kitten – “I Did It!” Video

Kitten are finally getting around to following up their 2014 self-titled debut with a sophomore full-length, and so far all we've heard is the retro-pop…
Peter Helman | 11:06 am

Speedy Ortiz – “Lucky 88″ Video

It's been a bit since Speedy Ortiz's last album, 2015's excellent Foil Deer, but they've kept busy in the interim. Sadie Dupuis launched her Sad13
James Rettig | 11:00 am

Sorry – “2 Down 2 Dance” Video

The metamorphosing UK band Sorry are amassing an impressive little collection of songs for themselves between last year's "Wished" b/w "Lies" 7" and their stitched-together…
James Rettig | 10:49 am

Let’s Eat Grandma – “HOT PINK” Video

Back in 2016, the British avant-pop duo Let's Eat Grandma -- made up of Jenny Hollingworth and Rosa Walton, then just 17 years old --…
Ryan Leas | 10:29 am

Simian Mobile Disco – “Caught In A Wave” Video

Simian Mobile Disco will release their fifth album Murmurations in the spring. In order to make the album, James Ford and Jas Shaw collaborated with…

Screaming Females – “I’ll Make You Sorry” Video

Later this week, the long-running New Jersey punk rock power trio Screaming Females will release their new LP All At Once. It is an absolute…
Tom Breihan | 10:08 am

Wye Oak – “It Was Not Natural”

Dependably awesome indie-rock veterans Wye Oak already piqued our anticipation for their upcoming album The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs with its title
Chris DeVille | 9:55 am

Soft Cell Announce Last Show Ever

The great UK synthpop duo Soft Cell have broken up a couple of times, and they haven't played a live show since 2004. But they'll…
Tom Breihan | 9:45 am

Premiere

Stream Dog In The Snow Consume Me:Re EP

Dog In The Snow is the project of Helen Ganya Brown, a Brighton-based musician who's also played with Fear Of Men and Lost Horizons, the…
Ryan Leas | 9:35 am

Eels – “Today Is The Day” Video

In recent years, Mark Oliver Everett, the man behind the long-running studio-pop project Eels, has been playing a small supporting role as a rocker dad…
Tom Breihan | 9:17 am

Kirin J Callinan Pleads Guilty In Indecent Exposure Charge, Avoids Conviction

Last November, the Australian musician Kirin J Callinan wore a kilt on the red carpet of Australia's Aria Awards. He reportedly raised the kilt to…
Tom Breihan | 8:59 am

Interview

Talkin’ To Scott Aukerman Re: R U Talkin’ R.E.M. Re: Me?

The great podcast U Talkin' U2 To Me is billed as "the comprehensive and encyclopedic compendium of all things U2." It's a claim as bold…
Michael Nelson | 3:02 am

Kendrick Lamar & SZA Sued Over “All The Stars” Video

Kendrick Lamar and SZA are being sued over their music video for the Black Panther soundtrack cut "All The Stars," TMZ reports. British-Liberian Artist Lina…
Peter Helman | February 20, 2018 - 10:24 pm

Courtney Love And Frances Bean Share Messages To Kurt Cobain On His Birthday

Today is Kurt Cobain's birthday. If the iconic Nirvana frontman were still with us, he would be turning 51, and his widow Courtney Love and…
Peter Helman | February 20, 2018 - 9:50 pm

Talib Kweli Cancels Show At Riot Room After Venue Books Controversial Band TAAKE

Talib Kweli has pulled out of his upcoming tour stop at Kansas City's Riot Room after the venue booked controversial black metal band TAAKE, amid…
Nerisha Penrose / Billboard | February 20, 2018 - 5:07 pm

Paul de Jong – “It’s Only About Sex”

Paul de Jong, best known as one half of genius sonic collage artists the Books, has a new solo album coming soon. It's called You
Chris DeVille | February 20, 2018 - 5:06 pm

The Men – “Killed Someone”

Brooklyn's shape-shifting rock outfit the Men are gearing up to release their new album Drift next week. So far, the songs we've heard have suggested…
Ryan Leas | February 20, 2018 - 3:09 pm

Caroline Says – “I Tried”

Austin-based Caroline Says, real name Caroline Sallee, peppers a little bossa nova into her typical folk stylings today with her latest single, but the melancholic…
Julia Gray | February 20, 2018 - 3:00 pm
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