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Watch Sleigh Bells Play “Bitter Rivals” With Tom Morello At Mom+Pop Anniversary Show

The New York-based label Mom+Pop is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and last night they held a concert at Brooklyn Steel featuring artists from…
James Rettig | 10:08 am

Mick Jenkins – “Padded Locks” (Feat. Ghostface Killah) & “Barcelona”

At the end of the week, Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins is releasing a new album, Pieces Of A Man. It's the proper follow-up to his…
James Rettig | October 22, 2018 - 4:26 pm

Cardi B Made An ASMR Video

I recently just learned what ASMR is, finally, after years of willfully and blissfully ignoring it. It's not exactly what I thought! I knew that…
James Rettig | October 22, 2018 - 3:10 pm

Nick Zammuto – “Tonight We’ll Go For A Ride”

Nick Zammuto, formerly one-half of the beloved sonic collagists the Books, composed the score for the film We The Animals. The movie was directed by…
James Rettig | October 22, 2018 - 1:06 pm

Beirut – “Gallipoli”

Beirut have announced a new album, Gallipoli, their first new album since 2015's No No No. When it comes out early next year, it'll…
James Rettig | October 22, 2018 - 11:13 am

Snail Mail – “The 2nd Most Beautiful Girl In The World” (Courtney Love Cover)

Snail Mail has had a banner year with the release of their debut album, Lush, in June, which we named one of the very best
James Rettig | October 19, 2018 - 10:00 am

Rose Droll – “Boy Bruise”

In about a month, Rose Droll is releasing her proper debut album, Your Dog, which comes after a string of varied home recordings and demos…
James Rettig | October 18, 2018 - 4:47 pm

The 1975 – “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)”

It's been five long months since the 1975 started whipping up a frenzy over their follow-up to 2016's I like it when you sleep, for
James Rettig | October 18, 2018 - 2:48 pm

Stream IAN SWEET’s New Album Crush Crusher

In 2014, Jilian Medford released her first tape as IAN, an enduring collection of songs with a striking vulnerability that carried through as the project…
James Rettig | October 18, 2018 - 2:38 pm


Strange Relations – “Sideline Kid”

Strange Relations have been putting out music since 2013, and around this time last year the Minneapolis duo released their sophomore full-length, Editorial You, an…
James Rettig | October 18, 2018 - 12:00 pm

Paul McCartney – “Come On To Me” Video

Well, look at that: It's 2018 and Paul McCartney is trying to start up his very own viral dance challenge. Over the last week, the…
James Rettig | October 17, 2018 - 4:10 pm

This Spotify Commercial Has Been Banned In The UK For Being Too Scary

A Spotify ad has been banned in the UK for being too scary. The ad, which first ran online before YouTube videos this summer, is…
James Rettig | October 17, 2018 - 12:06 pm


Gabby’s World – “I Get You”

In a couple of weeks, Gabrielle Smith will release her first album as Gabby's World, Beast On Beast, though the New York-based band is just…
James Rettig | October 17, 2018 - 11:00 am

Majetic – “Tender Ums”

Justin Majetich is releasing his first album as Majetic, Club Dread, in a few weeks. Its first two singles, "Horseback" and "Bloodbrunch" were big insular…
James Rettig | October 17, 2018 - 10:52 am

Empress Of – “I Don’t Even Smoke Weed”

Empress Of's Us is our reigning Album Of The Week. Lorely Rodriguez's sophomore album comes out this Friday, and in advance of its release we've…
James Rettig | October 17, 2018 - 10:12 am

Comments from James Rettig

It's fucking stupid and I'm glad that everyone is agreeing with me! I toned down my post because I didn't want the ASMR community getting mad at me lol
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October 22, 2018 on Cardi B Made An ASMR Video
Art of Doubt is honestly pretty good! But I couldn't justify putting it above any of the others, maybe partially because it's still so new.
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September 19, 2018 on Metric Albums From Worst To Best
bloc..... i can't BELIEVE you are watching this right now
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August 20, 2018 on Camila Cabello Wins Video Of The Year At The 2018 VMAs
i love the Tirzah album! gonna have a lil something on it later this week
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August 7, 2018 on Album Of The Week: Tomberlin At Weddings
Everyone's ignoring the most important part of this post which is definitely the Sims videos!!!!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk9JNaM4t0o
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August 2, 2018 on Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, & Lucy Dacus Prep Collaborative Project
I’ve had it for about a month for what it’s worth. Still hoping maybe it’ll click with me more one day
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June 15, 2018 on Premature Evaluation: SOPHIE OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES
I don’t need all bangers! I just don’t really feel like the not-bangers are layered or textured enough to justify being there. But I’m obviously glad people are finding that in this, and I want the best for SOPHIE.
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June 14, 2018 on Premature Evaluation: SOPHIE OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES
serpentwithfeet too! good week for the newbs
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June 8, 2018 on Stream Pllush’s Debut Album Stranger To The Pain
i think you just need to give it a few more listens! but maybe step away from it for a couple days and come back to it. it's definitely an album that's in it for the long haul
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June 8, 2018 on Stream Snail Mail’s Lush, One Of The Best Albums Of 2018 So Far
i gave it the amount of attention as it deserves (very little) but i just revisited and i see now that hologram cardi & rita are edited together to look like they "kiss" when they were definitely never in the same room. i stand corrected.
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June 6, 2018 on Rita Ora – “Girls” (Feat. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, & Charli XCX) Video
Trust me when I say some of us know...
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May 31, 2018 on The 1975 – “Give Yourself A Try” Video
released in France in 2014, re-released (w/ some new songs) in 2015, so neither is really accurate but i went with the earlier one
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May 24, 2018 on Christine And The Queens – “Girlfriend” Video (Feat. Dâm-Funk)
You are very right! You're not getting $5 out of me, though.
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May 24, 2018 on Barrie – “Tal Uno”
idk about that... maybe if it was a Polar and a Juul
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May 18, 2018 on Black Dresses – “IM EARTH” Video
yes! that's Gabriela and she loves favs https://twitter.com/GabrielaJuneTC/status/989504326413496320
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April 26, 2018 on Oneohtrix Point Never – “Black Snow” Video
That would be because Sarah Aarons (the Australian songwriter who did "The Middle") also co-wrote "Stay." :)
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April 24, 2018 on Zedd & Maren Morris’ “The Middle” Was Originally Recorded By Carly Rae Jepsen, Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello, & Many Other Pop Stars
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