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24K Starboys: Thoughts Upon Seeing The Weeknd & Bruno Mars On Consecutive Nights

The year was 2011. Winter was on the verge of melting away, but the sounds emanating from the north were still plenty frigid. From out…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2017 - 5:02 pm

Maggie Rogers – “Split Stones”

Maggie Rogers released her new single "Split Stones" via some convoluted North Face promotion this week, but today it's out via conventional means. The track…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2017 - 9:46 am

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What Have Vampire Weekend Been Up To Since Modern Vampires Of The City?

Vampire Weekend released their instant-classic third LP Modern Vampires Of The City on May 14, 2013. It was a different world back then: We were…
Chris DeVille | September 20, 2017 - 1:51 pm

Ty Dolla $ign – “Message In A Bottle” & “Dawsin’s Breek” (Feat. Jeremih)

R&B lothario and serial collaborator Ty Dolla $ign will release a new full-length called Beach House 3 next month, and today he's sharing a couple…
Chris DeVille | September 20, 2017 - 12:45 pm

Bibio – “Phantom Brickworks III (Edit)”

On last year's excellent A Mineral Love, English experimental electronic producer Bibio explored a lovely ambient pop sound that came off like the world's greatest…
Chris DeVille | September 20, 2017 - 10:25 am

Watch Neil DeGrasse Tyson Interview David Byrne On Star Talk

David Byrne appears on the latest episode of Neil DeGrasse Tyson's TV show Star Talk, but not to discuss the 40th anniversary of Talking Heads'
Chris DeVille | September 20, 2017 - 10:02 am

New Morrissey T-Shirt Calls Out Police Brutality

Morrissey is back this month with a website, a Twitter, and the first single from a new album. Along with the rollout comes new merch,…
Chris DeVille | September 20, 2017 - 9:32 am

Stream Prawn Run

Run is the first album from Ridgewood, NJ emo heroes Prawn since 2014's Kingfisher, though there have been occasional bursts of new music like their
Chris DeVille | September 19, 2017 - 11:11 am

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Kacey Johansing – “Do You Want Me” Video

Artfully dreamy singer-songwriter Kacey Johansing is a Michigan native, but she resides in a California small town so reclusive that it's only accessible by unmarked…
Chris DeVille | September 19, 2017 - 10:24 am

Circuit Des Yeux – “Black Fly”

Haley Fohr's latest Circuit Des Yeux album Reaching For Indigo is about a month out from release, and so far we've only heard one song…
Chris DeVille | September 18, 2017 - 10:29 am

Juggalos March On Washington To Protest FBI’s Gang Designation

This is the day we've all been waiting for: The Juggalos are marching on Washington to protest being designated a gang by the FBI. Actually,…
Chris DeVille | September 16, 2017 - 6:33 pm

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Avant-R&B Singer serpentwithfeet Preached A Gospel All His Own At Basilica Soundscape

If you know anything about Basilica Soundscape, the boutique music festival that transpires every September in Hudson, New York, it's that its organizers brand it…
Chris DeVille | September 16, 2017 - 1:25 pm

Watch Dua Lipa & Gallant Cover Amy Winehouse For Her Birthday

Yesterday would have been Amy Winehouse's 34th birthday. In her honor, Dua Lipa and Gallant covered "Tears Dry On Their Own" from Winehouse's classic Back
Chris DeVille | September 15, 2017 - 10:22 am

Blood Orange – “BOWERYLDN EDIT 6 15 SEPTEMBER”

Dev Hynes has delivered a new bit of Blood Orange music this morning. It's called "BOWERYLDN EDIT 6 15 SEPTEMBER," and although it does not…
Chris DeVille | September 15, 2017 - 10:00 am

New Albums Streaming Today: Foo Fighters, Ariel Pink, The Cool Kids, Rostam, & More

It's a huge day for new album releases, and we've collected most of the major titles here for your streaming pleasure. The list does not…
Chris DeVille | September 15, 2017 - 9:41 am

Comments from Chris DeVille

Hey, you're right! Billboard must have recalculated their figures since they first reported about this on Monday (which was the info I was working with here). Great news!
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September 21, 2017 on 24K Starboys: Thoughts Upon Seeing The Weeknd & Bruno Mars On Consecutive Nights
I was thinking the same thing, aSunnyDayInWarsaw
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September 14, 2017 on Insufferable YouTubers Are Now Making Terrible Rap Music Too
I feel like there's a pun here involving the lyrics "This is the one thing, the one thing that I know," but I ain't got time to think of it.
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September 13, 2017 on High & Low: Thoughts On Brand New’s First Live Set Since Science Fiction
Agree with Amir. Late Registration is perfect.
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September 11, 2017 on Graduation Turns 10
Me too, actually. I have never not loved a Kanye album, and I still think of Graduation as a classic, but it feels least like a cohesive statement and contains the most filler IMO.
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September 11, 2017 on Graduation Turns 10
It's either their best or second best and that's all I'm going to say about this matter
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August 28, 2017 on The New Pornographers Albums From Worst To Best
I'd be down. Especially for the luxury pizza bagels.
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August 27, 2017 on Kendrick Lamar Wins Video Of The Year At The 2017 VMAs
Brutal https://twitter.com/karyewest/status/901057314366599169
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August 25, 2017 on Preview Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” Video
Yes, the Grammy deadline is Sept. 30, which is why Miley, Demi, and Echosmith are all releasing their albums on Sept. 29.
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August 24, 2017 on On Record And On Stage, Kendrick Lamar Is Taking No Prisoners
It's true. One of the best rap songs of the decade, the best French Montana song by far, and the only one where he makes any kind of positive impression.
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August 24, 2017 on French Montana Says Rappers Who Don’t Want Features On Their Albums Are Weirdos
I think LosingMyEdge will be the judge of that
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August 23, 2017 on Taylor Swift Announces New Album Reputation
Your possibly facetious point is nonetheless a fair one! Adjusting that. (Also, did you write EST instead of EDT just to spite me?)
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August 21, 2017 on Absolutely Free – “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” (Frankie Valli Cover)
Yeah, I recently realized you're not crazy to feel like the band has been coming back longer than they were away (even if that's not exactly true) https://twitter.com/chrisdeville/status/893625554947244032
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August 21, 2017 on James Murphy Implies He Ended LCD Soundsystem On A Lark To Drive MSG Ticket Sales
My intention with the first two sentences was to separate bands like the Lips and Portugal from conventional one-hit wonders... like for bands that have been going that long with a catalog that deep and an audience that big I feel like it's a given they have other good songs.
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August 17, 2017 on When Career Artists Score A Freak Pop Hit