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Stream Lily & Horn Horse’s Republicans For Bernie EP

Lily Konigsberg has been on a roll this year. A couple months ago, she put out a great new EP under her own name, It's
James Rettig | May 26, 2020 - 4:40 pm

Katy Kirby – “Tap Twice”

The Nashville-based musician Katy Kirby has a handful of songs up on Bandcamp, one of them being "Tap Twice," which originally appeared on an EP
James Rettig | May 26, 2020 - 4:20 pm

Kate NV – “Plans”

For the better part of the last decade, the Moscow-based artist Kate Shilonosova has been releasing experimental pop music as Kate NV. Next month, she's…
James Rettig | May 26, 2020 - 3:44 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: 2nd Grade Hit To Hit

2nd Grade's songs are short and insistent, like they were designed for the attention span of someone that's actually in the second grade. There are…
James Rettig | May 26, 2020 - 11:28 am

Grimes Says Baby’s New Name Is “X Æ A-Xii” Because Numbers Aren’t Allowed

Grimes' baby is not even a month old and has already been the subject of quite a few headlines. The baby's father Elon Musk originally…
James Rettig | May 25, 2020 - 12:52 pm

Jimmy Cobb, Who Drummed On Kind Of Blue, Dead At 91

The legendary jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb has died at 91. As NPR reports, the cause of death was lung cancer. Cobb was part of Miles…
James Rettig | May 25, 2020 - 11:17 am

Taylor Swift Makes Fake Band To Re-Record “Look What You Made Me Do” For Killing Eve

Last night's episode of Killing Eve featured of a cover of Taylor Swift's Reputation track "Look What You Made Me Do" playing over the opening…
James Rettig | May 25, 2020 - 10:25 am


Since the start of the year, JPEGMAFIA has been dropping a series of emphatically-named tracks like "BALD!," "COVERED IN MONEY!," and "BODYGUARD!," and today he's…
James Rettig | May 25, 2020 - 9:50 am

Watch Hayley Williams Cover SZA’s “Drew Barrymore”

At the beginning of the month, Paramore leader Hayley Williams released her debut solo album, Petals For Armor -- we did a long career-spanning interview
James Rettig | May 24, 2020 - 1:48 pm

Journey Reunite With Randy Jackson After Firing Rhythm Section For Attempted “Coup D’état”

A couple months ago, Journey members Neal Schon and Jon Cain fired bassist Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith after they apparently tried to stage…
James Rettig | May 24, 2020 - 12:25 pm

Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Perform A Socially Distant “Phenomena”

Last month, Karen O got into the socially distant performance ring with a performance of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs deep cut "Our Time." She did…
James Rettig | May 24, 2020 - 11:02 am

Tove Lo – “Sadder Badder Cooler”

Last year, Swedish pop singer Tove Lo released a new album, Sunshine Kitty. A couple days ago, she put out a deluxe version of that…
James Rettig | May 24, 2020 - 10:47 am

Coronavirus Trapped This Bolivian Orchestra In A German Castle Surrounded By Wolves And Ghosts

In early March, the Bolivian group Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos travelled to Germany to prepare for a two-week tour. Before they had even played…
James Rettig | May 24, 2020 - 10:30 am

The Anniversary

Treats Turns 10

Treats was a game-changer. Sleigh Bells are the inflection point for the most exciting pop music of 2020. 100 gecs, Black Dresses, and the PC…
James Rettig | May 22, 2020 - 9:28 am

Trash Talk – “Something Wicked” (Prod. Kenny Beats)

Kenny Beats has made a name for himself by injecting intense aggression into songs by artists like Vince Staples, Freddie Gibbs, Rico Nasty, Denzel Curry,…
James Rettig | May 22, 2020 - 12:17 am

Comments from James Rettig

yeah, try now - sorry, we've been having some trouble with whatever script is supposed to ~unfurl~ our embeds :)
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May 24, 2020 on Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Perform A Socially Distant “Phenomena”
I looooove "Holly" and also always wondered why it didn't make it on here. Probably my favorite song of theirs. Weird that "2HELLWU" would get repurposed and not that. I also still sort of think "Beach Girls" is better than "Kids"
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May 22, 2020 on Treats Turns 10
oh wow, i completely forgot about this cover - i definitely listened to it 100 times in high school
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April 29, 2020 on Dynamite Hack’s “Boyz In The Hood” Paved The Way For 20 Years Of Awful Acoustic Rap Covers
Indeed, have taken that out for Tom.
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April 2, 2020 on Turbo, Gunna, & Young Thug – “Quarantine Clean”
Whoops, an oversight! In there now
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March 31, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Yves Tumor Heaven To A Tortured Mind
i also drove a saturn ion (icy blue) during this era, fun car
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March 30, 2020 on I Will Be Turns 10
the 2010s didn't happen
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March 3, 2020 on Sonic Boom – “Just Imagine”
Ay I actually mostly agree with you! I hope it didn't come across like I take this stuff suuuper seriously. I find most of it pretty funny, but it'd be disingenuous not to talk about it at all
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February 19, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Grimes Miss Anthropocene
We'll certainly be talking more about it when the whole thing is out in May
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February 18, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Kamaiyah Got It Made
Joel Little was such a dweeb during this whole thing, always saying yes to the worst ideas... maybe that's just what they chose to show in the doc tho... I feel like the one scene they showed with Jack A had him like shooting down half her lines for "Getaway Car" to get her to do better..
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February 3, 2020 on Miss Americana Attempts To Reaffirm And Redefine Taylor Swift’s Good Girl Image. It Doesn’t Totally Fail.
Bands have grasped for less!
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January 29, 2020 on Little Dragon – “Hold On”
Yeah, this ^ You don't get something like "Prior Things" on Painted Shut, though I do think most days that's probably my favorite Hop Along album.
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January 29, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Frances Quinlan Likewise
woops, y'all got me stressed out about Destroyer! also everyone chill- Have We Met will get a PE later in the week
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January 28, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Frances Quinlan Likewise
Busy working the Grammys while Gabriela eats corn, studies, and votes for Bernie! ;)
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January 26, 2020 on Grammys 2020: Winners List & Comment Party