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Cloud Castle Lake – “Twins” Video

Cloud Castle Lake have a brief American tour coming up soon, and today the Dublin band is hyping that voyage with the video for their…
Chris DeVille | 10:03 am

Kendrick Lamar, SZA, & The TDE Crew Announce “Championship Tour”

Top Dawg Entertainment, the LA crew otherwise known as TDE, had a phenomenal 2017. Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. was probably the most universally acclaimed album of…
Chris DeVille | 9:27 am

Drake – “God’s Plan” & “Diplomatic Immunity”

Drake has released two new songs called "God's Plan" and "Diplomatic Immunity." They're both part of a project called Scary Hours, which appears to be…
Chris DeVille | January 20, 2018 - 7:50 am

Fischerspooner – “TopBrazil” Video

Last year saw a smattering of new Fischerspooner tracks including the Michael Stipe co-write "Have Fun Tonight," the Caroline Polachek collaboration "Togetherness," and the delightfully…
Chris DeVille | January 19, 2018 - 4:43 pm

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Named Their New Daughter Chicago West

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian recently welcomed their third child, this time by surrogate. Today, Kardashian announced on her blog that they've named the girl…
Chris DeVille | January 19, 2018 - 1:36 pm

Stream St. Beauty Running To The Sun

Our first exposure to St. Beauty was as part of "Hell You Talmbout," the massive Wondaland Records posse cut headlined by label head Janelle Monae.
Chris DeVille | January 19, 2018 - 10:40 am

Sigur Rós Soundtracking Black Metal Movie Starring Sky Ferreira

Sigur Rós and Sky Ferreira are two beloved musical artists who've been taking their sweet time releasing new LPs, and one of the things they've…
Chris DeVille | January 19, 2018 - 10:03 am

(Sandy) Alex G – “Fay”

Last year prolific lo-fi luminary (Sandy) Alex G leapt into a new echelon of fame, fidelity, and (arguably) overall quality with Rocket, his second album…
Chris DeVille | January 19, 2018 - 9:22 am

Tinashe – “No Drama” (Feat. Offset) Video

Tinashe and Offset released a strong new collaboration called "No Drama" this morning, but unfortunately it's been all drama for Offset today. Nonetheless, the pair…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2018 - 5:03 pm

Faith Healer – “& Waiting” Video

The Edmonton duo Faith Healer released a second collection of easygoing retro guitar-pop jams called Try ;-) last year. Today they're back with a video…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2018 - 2:30 pm

Tom Hardy’s 1999 Rap Mixtape Has Been Unearthed

Falling On Your Arse In 1999 is a previously unreleased collaboration between a DJ named Eddie Too Tall, aka writer and director Ed Tracy, and…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2018 - 2:14 pm

The Week In Pop

Having Conquered Britain, Dua Lipa Is Coming For America Next

"New Rules" is a great song. Using the ingredients of the moment -- nimbly tapped tropical-house keyboards, complex but airy drum programming indebted to Africa…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2018 - 1:02 pm


Bonny Doon – “I Am Here (I Am Alive)”

We became big fans of Bonny Doon's self-titled debut album last year, and apparently so did the braintrust at Woodsist Records: The label will release…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2018 - 9:51 am

Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee Says He’ll Have A Solo R&B Album Out “In Like Less Than A Month”

Of the brothers in Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee has been the more active on the solo front, lending his high-pitched, melodious vocals to numerous singles…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2018 - 9:44 am


Field Report – “Never Look Back”

Field Report have been one of the most steadfast contributors to the Wisconsin music scene that birthed Bon Iver. (Head honcho Chris Porterfield played in…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2018 - 9:15 am

Comments from Chris DeVille

You are right that we probably should've had Troye on here both weeks. He's two for two this year and really coming into his own.
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January 19, 2018 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
The song is good, and that is the album cover, which is also good.
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January 17, 2018 on Young Fathers – “In My View” Video
They got tired of toiling away on tour losing money and quietly broke up. Their reunion show in Columbus a couple summers ago was dope!
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January 11, 2018 on Welcome To Superstardom, Camila Cabello
This is a great description and yet I also like those songs
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January 11, 2018 on Welcome To Superstardom, Camila Cabello
It's definitely a "soundtrack song" and seems geared to appeal very widely + chart very highly
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January 4, 2018 on Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”
I see you already noticed this
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January 4, 2018 on Titus Andronicus – “Number One (In New York)” Video
Went ahead and fixed that for you
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January 2, 2018 on Justin Timberlake Announces New Album Man Of The Woods
You're absolutely right, and it does matter! Thank you. Fixing...
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January 1, 2018 on Download Jeff Rosenstock’s Surprise Album POST- For A Price Of Your Choosing
Yeah, like I said, I understand where she's coming from (especially as somebody who has served up a bunch of bumbling, idiotic interview questions in my day — including almost certainly when I interviewed St. Vincent for my old job way back when)
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December 21, 2017 on The Year In Musicians Antagonizing The Media
I probably should have included Paramore, which is a top-5 album for me, but I arbitrarily decided those songs don't fit on this list.
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December 14, 2017 on The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2017
They would have been considered for 2017 if they'd stuck to their original release date, but instead they surprise-released it in 2016
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December 11, 2017 on The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017
To be fair, 100% of people delight in all my picks, so everyone would get Chris.
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December 11, 2017 on Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2017
RTJ3 came out in 2016
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December 11, 2017 on The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017
We recognized him for his most memorable contributions to this year here:
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December 8, 2017 on The Gummy Awards: Vote For The Best Music Of 2017