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Michael Sheen Faces Down A Toaster In Kelly Lee Owens’ “Corner Of My Sky” Video

Kelly Lee Owens released her excellent Album Of The Week-worthy Inner Song last month. One of its many highlights is "Corner Of My Sky," a…
James Rettig | September 23, 2020 - 2:35 pm

Starrah – “Keep Calm” (Prod. James Blake)

Starrah has been around for a while now. You might recognize her name from guest features with Diplo, Big Sean, or Charli XCX, but mostly…
James Rettig | September 23, 2020 - 1:25 pm

Emily A. Sprague – “Star Gazing”

In addition to her stellar work as Florist, Emily A. Sprague also puts out ambient music under her given name. She's put out a couple…
James Rettig | September 23, 2020 - 1:15 pm

Thom Yorke And Dajana Roncione Got Married

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke got married to actress Dajana Roncione over the weekend in Sicily, as reported by la Repubblica and Vanity Fair and pointed…
James Rettig | September 23, 2020 - 12:12 pm

Moor Mother – “Act 1: Working Machine”

Camae Ayewa, the genius behind Moor Mother, has kept quite busy in the past year. Last October, she put out a new album of her…
James Rettig | September 23, 2020 - 11:16 am

Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou – “The Valley”

Last month, we found out that Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou had teamed up for a new full-length called May Our Chambers Be Full, the…
James Rettig | September 23, 2020 - 10:39 am

Watch Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, & More Perform “People Have The Power”

Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, and many more have come together to perform Smith's "People Have The Power" for a new video in support…
James Rettig | September 22, 2020 - 3:44 pm

SXSW Launching Online Conference For 2021, Working On Plans For Physical Event

SXSW 2020 was one of the first major events to be called off due to the coronavirus pandemic, with companies and artists pulling out of…
James Rettig | September 22, 2020 - 2:40 pm

The Goodbye Party – “No Reason”

In a couple weeks, Michael Cantor's Philadelphia power-pop project the Goodbye Party is releasing a new album, Beautiful Motors. We've heard two tracks from it…
James Rettig | September 22, 2020 - 1:08 pm

Grimes, Lil Yachty, Anderson .Paak, & More Will Be On The Eric Andre Show

Eric Andre's popular Adult Swim series The Eric Andre Show returns for its fifth season next month. It typically has a ton of guest appearances…
James Rettig | September 22, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Metz – “Blind Youth Industrial Park”

Metz are releasing a new album, Atlas Vending, in a couple of weeks. The Toronto hardcore band have shared two tracks from it so far,…
James Rettig | September 22, 2020 - 9:57 am

Bobby Shmurda Denied Parole

Bobby Shmurda has been denied parole, per a report from TMZ, who say that the rapper was interviewed by the parole board last week. TMZ
James Rettig | September 21, 2020 - 5:30 pm

William Basinski – “Tear Vial”

Last month, ambient legend William Basinski announced a new album, Lamentations, made up of tape loops from the composer's seemingly vast archives. At the time,…
James Rettig | September 21, 2020 - 1:21 pm

Loop Recording First Album Since 1990

In 2013, the spacey psychedelic English band Loop reunited and have been playing shows sporadically since then. In 2015, they released an EP called Array
James Rettig | September 21, 2020 - 12:02 pm

The Cribs – “I Don’t Know Who I Am” (Feat. Lee Ranaldo)

Last month, The Cribs announced a new album, Night Network -- the follow-up to 2017's 24-7 Rock Star Shit -- and shared its lead single,…
James Rettig | September 21, 2020 - 10:11 am

Comments from James Rettig

c'mon, you can't seriously be stanning SALEM in one thread and talking shit on "intentionally poor/apathetic singing and lazy-ass drum programming" in another i like both :)
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September 15, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Devi McCallion & Katie Dey Magic Fire Brain
DC is better than TYLS, but it's Beach House so they are both good
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September 2, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Bill Callahan Gold Record
"the wrath of pop culture" describes the VMAs pretty well
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August 30, 2020 on Watch Lady Gaga Accept The Inaugural Tricon Award At The VMAs
Oof, I had no idea about all that. Noted and changed.
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August 25, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Kelly Lee Owens Inner Song
lol it's what i prep from 6pm til now ;)
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July 17, 2020 on Stream Nicholas Jaar’s New Album Telas
Ha, I do actually like The Social Network a lot as a movie (sucker for Sorkin and Fincher) but it is certainly very of its time. I'm ready for The Social Network Part 2 about Cambridge Analytica :)
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July 7, 2020 on ΛΛ Λ Y Λ Turns 10
Yeah, lol... the problem(?) with Waxahatchee is that I could do 3 or 4 different top 10 lists and still leave out songs I'd die for. Truly too good.
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July 6, 2020 on The 10 Best Waxahatchee Songs
I hear ya. Revelation was maybe the wrong word choice there, but I do think there is value in using a lot of the same ideas and sounds but making it more compulsively relistenable. I've listened to a lot of Arca over the years, but I can't say I've ever really latched onto an album of hers like I have this one. It definitely hits different because of how relatively accessible it is, and that's something I also enjoy.
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June 22, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Arca KiCk i
Japandroids actually got pushed back to next week, but yes
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June 16, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Braids Shadow Offering
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