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Col3trane – “Tyler” Video

Col3trane is a London teen making pop-leaning R&B. His recent single "Tyler," the closing track on his EP-length Boot mixtape, reminds me of early Frank…
Chris DeVille | 5:25 pm

Stream Yumi Zouma’s EP III

Yumi Zouma certainly have an aesthetic. For several years now, the New Zealand band has proven itself exceptionally good at crafting bright, breezy, Instagram-filtered tracks…
Chris DeVille | 3:07 pm


Stream St. Lenox’s Ten Fables Of Young Ambition And Passionate Love And Watch His “First Date” Video

No one sings like Andrew Choi. Two years ago, upon the release of Ten Hymns From My American Gothic, I compared the St. Lenox singer's…
Chris DeVille | 2:00 pm

Lil Xan Says He Was Hospitalized For Eating Too Many Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

As a maker of music, Lil Xan remains garbage. As a doer of ridiculous things, he continues to be a golden god. Or at least…
Chris DeVille | 11:17 am

Erika Spring – “Less”

"Scars," the title track from Erika Spring's new solo EP, was beautiful and brutal: a spare, lovely, somewhat mystical piano ballad about suffering a miscarriage.
Chris DeVille | 10:41 am

Young Galaxy Announce Indefinite Hiatus

For the past 12 years, Catherine McCandless and Stephen Ramsay have been making music together as Young Galaxy. That era is coming to an end.
Chris DeVille | 10:07 am

Watch Superorganism Be Famous On Conan

The UK collective Superorganism, one of last year's great viral success stories, have spent this year working their way through more conventional promotional channels in…
Chris DeVille | 9:32 am

Homeboy Sandman & Edan – “#NeverUseTheInternetAgain” Video

When Homeboy Sandman and Edan initially released "#NeverUseTheInternetAgain" back in April, it slipped past me, but after hearing "Grim Seasons" and spending some time with…
Chris DeVille | September 24, 2018 - 3:01 pm

Odesza’s Fireworks Hit Fans At Life Is Beautiful

The electronic duo Odesza perform at festivals so often that they and their crew almost certainly have their live show down to a science. However,…
Chris DeVille | September 24, 2018 - 2:42 pm

Weezer – “Africa” Video (Feat. “Weird Al” Yankovic)

After an online campaign asking Weezer to cover Toto's '80s mega-hit "Africa" went viral, the band obliged, resulting in their biggest hit in years. Weezer's…
Chris DeVille | September 24, 2018 - 11:35 am

Nathan Bowles – “Fresh & Fairly So”

Banjo adventurist Nathan Bowles is releasing Plainly Mistaken, his first album with a band and first since 2016's great Whole & Cloven, next week. So…
Chris DeVille | September 24, 2018 - 11:07 am

The Beatles Announce 50th Anniversary “White Album” Reissue With Previously Unreleased Tracks

It seems like just yesterday that the Beatles' early recordings were reaching their semicentennial anniversaries, but time has rolled on, and now we're hitting the…
Chris DeVille | September 24, 2018 - 10:31 am

Stream Young Thug’s On The Rvn EP

If you're wondering where Young Thug gets off giving his new EP basically the same name as Beyoncé and Jay-Z's co-headlining tour: Bey and Jay…
Chris DeVille | September 24, 2018 - 12:36 am

Miss World – “Don’t U Wanna Be Me Sometime?” Video

London garage rocker Natalie Chahal has got herself a pretty good gimmick going as Miss World, a more-superficial-than-meets-the-eye persona informed by Instagram and reality TV.
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2018 - 3:52 pm

Petite Noir – “Beach” (Feat. Danny Brown & Nukubi Nukubi)

Petite Noir, the South African singer-songwriter born Yannick Ilunga, was one of the guest stars on Danny Brown's 2016 masterpiece Atrocity Exhibition, lending his vocals…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2018 - 12:54 pm

Comments from Chris DeVille
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September 24, 2018 on Weezer – “Africa” Video (Feat. “Weird Al” Yankovic)
I mean it's mostly just demos and alternate studio takes of well-known songs, you know? But for certain Beatlemaniacs any new sliver of audio means something.
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September 24, 2018 on The Beatles Announce 50th Anniversary “White Album” Reissue With Previously Unreleased Tracks
Yeah, I mean I didn't want this to turn into a rant about church as country club, but I'd be happy to rant about that in another context. I figured there was already enough theology for what's ostensibly a music article. And yeah, re: black worship music vs. white Worship Music™, so much of the classification around Christian music has to do with packaging, target market, social networking, etc. And race certainly factors into that.
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September 21, 2018 on Lauren Daigle Is The Christian Adele
The Sanneh article actually points out that the extreme focus on lyrics has allowed underground Christian bands to get pretty damn weird, musically speaking. Not the massive arena-filling stars, but bands that tour church basements, DIY spaces, etc. In addition to the Christian version of popular artists X, Y, and Z, I remember a lot of bizarre outlier bands once I started getting into more underground Christian stuff. Not that weird necessarily means good, but I do think somebody out there is probably making dope-ass Christian noise rock.
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September 20, 2018 on Lauren Daigle Is The Christian Adele
Even I wouldn't go that far.
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September 19, 2018 on Maroon 5 To Play Super Bowl Halftime 2019
Both adjectives are objectively true of each guy — they were extremely divisive, and they both died young in horrible ways — so I am not really sure what your objection is here
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September 19, 2018 on The Late Lil Peep & XXXTentacion Appear Together On New Track “Falling Down”
I think he's saying technically the Antebellum era in American history runs from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. But antebellum more generally refers to any period before a war, so I'm not sweating it.
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September 13, 2018 on The Success Of “I Love It” Puts A Perfectly Perverse Bow On Kanye West’s Batshit Year
Funny you should mention that...
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September 13, 2018 on The Success Of “I Love It” Puts A Perfectly Perverse Bow On Kanye West’s Batshit Year
No, the question isn't the last time you personally listened to Ye or Kids See Ghosts, it's when was the last time you heard it on the radio or otherwise out in public?
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September 13, 2018 on The Success Of “I Love It” Puts A Perfectly Perverse Bow On Kanye West’s Batshit Year
Anyway here's more content on this artist we have conspired to blackball out of the music industry by refusing to cover
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September 12, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Low Double Negative
We posted the album and put it in Heavy Rotation, so I’m not really sure how that constitutes “skipped entirely.”
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September 11, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Low Double Negative
Definitely! I am all aboard the hype train as usual but this band becomes 75 percent less enjoyable if you try to enjoy them with a straight face.
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September 10, 2018 on The 1975 Detail New Album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships