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Win Butler’s Sitting Out This Year’s NBA All-Star Game But Arcade Fire Will Have A New Song Out Soon

Every year, Win Butler usually participates in the NBA all-star basketball game because he is tall (6'4") and apparently good at basketball. But for the…
James Rettig | February 15, 2019 - 12:11 pm

Mal Blum – “Things Still Left To Say” Video

Mal Blum, who I once called punk's greatest hidden treasure, are back with their first new music in three years, since 2015's You Look A
James Rettig | February 15, 2019 - 11:27 am

Hear Tom Petty’s Previously Unreleased Track “For Real”

The second posthumous Tom Petty collection, The Best Of Everything, is coming out in a couple weeks. It's a career-spanning greatest hits album that includes…
James Rettig | February 15, 2019 - 10:29 am

Houston Mayor Joins Travis Scott Onstage To Tease New Amusement Park

Houston mayor Sylvester Turner has floated a plan to bring a new amusement park to the city, inspired by Travis Scott's recent Astroworld album, which…
James Rettig | February 15, 2019 - 10:18 am

Kanye West Got Kim Kardashian A Private Kenny G Concert For Valentine’s Day

Kanye West surprised Kim Kardashian with a private Kenny G concert for Valentine's Day. Kardashian took to Twitter to express her excitement at the appearance…
James Rettig | February 14, 2019 - 4:21 pm

Leggy – “Taffy”

Next month, Cincinnati trio Leggy are releasing a new album, Let Me Know Your Moon. They announced it with "Eden" last month, and today they're…
James Rettig | February 14, 2019 - 2:40 pm

Sir Babygirl – “Crush On Me” Video

Sir Babygirl's debut album, Crush On Me, is our reigning Album Of The Week, and today Kelsie Hogue has shared a video for the project's…
James Rettig | February 14, 2019 - 2:25 pm

Adult Mom – “In These Arms” (The Swell Season Cover)

Adult Mom have shared a cover of the Swell Season's "In These Arms," taken from the duo's 2009 album Strict Joy. It's part of an…
James Rettig | February 14, 2019 - 2:07 pm

angelic milk – “valentine”

angelic milk's debut album, DIVINE BIKER LOVE, was honored with 2019's first Album Of The Week designation, and today they're already back with a new…
James Rettig | February 14, 2019 - 11:34 am

Broken Social Scene – “Boyfriends” Video

Last month, Broken Social Scene announced their new Let's Try The After - Vol. 1 EP, which seems to indicate that they are fully, officially…
James Rettig | February 14, 2019 - 10:19 am

Nanami Ozone – “Something To You”

Next month, Nanami Ozone are releasing their sophomore album, NO. We've heard a few tracks from it already -- "The Art Of Sleeping In," "Alone
James Rettig | February 14, 2019 - 9:54 am

Ryan Adams Accused Of Sexual Misconduct With Underage Fan; Phoebe Bridgers, Mandy Moore Detail Abusive Behavior To NYTimes

Ryan Adams has been accused of engaging in a pattern of manipulative and abusive behavior that includes offering up career opportunities to female artists while…
James Rettig | February 13, 2019 - 5:33 pm

Wye Oak – “Evergreen”

Wye Oak have shared a new track, "Evergreen," as part of Adult Swim's singles series. It's the first new track that the band has shared…
James Rettig | February 13, 2019 - 2:05 pm

Sleaford Mods Frontman Explains Why He Hates Idles

Sleaford Mods and Idles are two British rock bands making British rock music. But one of them does not like the other! In a live
James Rettig | February 13, 2019 - 1:17 pm

Dave Grohl Compares Billie Eilish To Nirvana, Says She’s Proof Rock Isn’t Dead

Dave Grohl has weighed in on the future of rock music, and the future is Billie Eilish. According to him, anyway. In a new interview
James Rettig | February 13, 2019 - 12:16 pm

Comments from James Rettig

for the record, this was wildly accurate!
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January 30, 2019 on Hop Along Beer Vs. Hanson Beer: A Roundtable
No one said this? We all love Hop Along! The band
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January 29, 2019 on Hop Along Beer Vs. Hanson Beer: A Roundtable
His debut is still my favorite, but this new one has wormed its way up to #2
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January 17, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: James Blake Assume Form
I've been doing a lot of long drives recently so I've regrettably softened on podcasts because I'm bored a lot :( But I don't like listening to music ones cus I think about music all day!
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December 12, 2018 on Noteworthy Movie Soundtracks From 2018
'Black Panther' songs were barely in the movie, so I didn't count it. (I didn't think the score was all that, either.) And the 'Phantom Thread' soundtrack was technically released this year, so I paired it up with another Greenwood score since it missed last year's list 'cus it wasn't out by the time it was published.
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December 12, 2018 on Noteworthy Movie Soundtracks From 2018
Quick author's note down here: I haven't seen If Beale Street Could Talk yet so I didn't include it, but judging by the soundtrack it probably would have made it on here. Also Suspiria was 85% bad - don't come at me! Thom's score was especially messily used. Some of those songs are great on their own but in the context of the movie are totally lifeless. Ok thanks!
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December 12, 2018 on Noteworthy Movie Soundtracks From 2018
yeah MAYA (um /\/\/\Y/\) is next level. i love that album
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December 11, 2018 on Watch Grimes’ Wild Tonight Show Performance Of “We Appreciate Power”
I know you didn't mean anything bad by this, but this makes me a little sad because what I care about most/cover a lot of here is indie rock that like nobody listens to :( I like some pop but I definitely don't consider that my lane.
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December 10, 2018 on Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism
yawn this is such a boring take that i shouldn't even justify it with a response but it's called https://www.stereogum.com/music/ and it's literally existed for like, a decade sis
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December 10, 2018 on The 2018 Music Power Couples Power Rankings
Tierra Whack actually literally made it onto a list on this site, dude: https://www.stereogum.com/2023376/best-eps-2018/franchises/2018-in-review/
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December 10, 2018 on Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism
Thanks, glad to hear from someone who has already seen it. I was definitely on the fence for a lot of the movie, but the last 30 minutes or so sold me on its twisted shit. I could absolutely see walking away from this hating it, though, but honestly it's nice to have a movie about music and fame that doesn't play it safe or easy. (Looking at you, A Star Is Born.) Obviously we differ on the takeaway, hope you didn't think it was a total waste of time. Curious to know what you thought of Spring Breakers, cus I feel like that's a film it has a lot in common with tonally and has been similarly divisive.
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December 10, 2018 on Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism
"This site" has a lot of different people with a lot of different opinions and also I'm not deriding anything in this article, I'm talking about a film that has a very specific point of view. There's no right or wrong here.
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December 10, 2018 on Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism
Same lol are you hiring?
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December 10, 2018 on Vox Lux And The Death Of Poptimism
yess my Dear Nora people!! great album, tied with Beach House & Tirzah at #1 for me
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December 6, 2018 on The Gummy Awards: Vote For The Best Music Of 2018
What ya talkin about I love Glass Candy! "Warm In The Winter" is indeed the best IDIB song, followed closely by "Beautiful Object" but this list bout Chromatics
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November 28, 2018 on The 10 Best Chromatics Songs
oops sorry...its Friday afternoon!! fixed :P
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November 16, 2018 on Swervedriver – “Drone Lover”
Oh don't worry there's many more where that came from https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/logic-attends-the-2018-iheartradio-music-festival-at-t-news-photo/1038213220 https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/logic-poses-backstage-at-the-2018-iheartradio-wango-tango-news-photo/966529472 https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/recording-artist-logic-attends-the-clive-davis-and-news-photo/911193016 https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/logic-attends-the-z100s-jingle-ball-2017-press-room-on-news-photo/888600710 https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/logic-poses-in-the-press-room-during-102-7-kiis-fms-jingle-news-photo/884133508 https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/logic-poses-with-the-best-fight-against-the-system-award-news-photo/840026360
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November 15, 2018 on J.J. Abrams Is Making A “Clerks For A New Generation” Starring Logic
The TJs is back open! I haven't been yet, but my grandma went and said the parking lot was very crowded so it seems things are back to normal.
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November 14, 2018 on NJ Family Enlisted Sha Na Na Member To Help Identify “The Watcher” Terrorizing Them
Amazon Prime has an OK selection... old Match Game, Family Feud, Password, that sort of thing. Stuff that used to be on Game Show Network but if you don't have cable anymore it hits the spot.
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November 14, 2018 on Stephin Merritt Befriended This Jeopardy! Contestant