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Kanye West Is Planning A New Album, The Perfect Hoodie, And A “Urine Garden”

Kanye West doesn't give too many interviews, and when he does they usually feel out-of-date as soon as they drop. He's the subject of an
James Rettig | March 25, 2020 - 2:02 pm

TOPS – “Direct Sunlight”

The Montreal pop dreamers TOPS are releasing a new album next week, I Feel Alive, the follow-up to 2017's satisfying Sugar At The Gate. They've…
James Rettig | March 25, 2020 - 9:47 am

The Pretenders – “Hate For Sale”

Just last week, the Pretenders announced a new album, Hate For Sale, with the lead single "The Buzz." Bad news is that it's already delayed…
James Rettig | March 24, 2020 - 3:46 pm

Watch Lewis Capaldi Cover Chemical Brothers & Noel Gallagher’s “Setting Sun,” The #1 Song When He Was Born

Lewis Capaldi, the vanilla British balladeer, crept to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 last year with "Someone You Loved" after spending 24…
James Rettig | March 24, 2020 - 3:28 pm

Lady Gaga Postpones Chromatica Release Due To Pandemic

Lady Gaga is the latest artist to postpone their album release date due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gaga's new album, Chromatica, was scheduled to come…
James Rettig | March 24, 2020 - 12:16 pm

Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, & Charlie Puth Star In New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund PSA

A bunch of famous New Jersey natives have recorded messages for the newly-launched New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund. (Why wasn't I asked?!) They include Bruce…
James Rettig | March 24, 2020 - 11:55 am

Jackie Lynn – “Dream St.”

In a couple weeks, Circuit des Yeux's Haley Fohr is releasing a new album as her alter ego Jackie Lynn. Her first Lynn LP came…
James Rettig | March 24, 2020 - 11:13 am

Peel Dream Magazine – “It’s My Body”

The exciting young dream-pop band Peel Dream Magazine are releasing their sophomore album, Agitprop Alterna, in a couple weeks. We've heard "Pill" and "Emotional Devotion
James Rettig | March 24, 2020 - 10:33 am

Billie Joe Armstrong – “I Think We’re Alone Now” (Tommy James And The Shondells Cover)

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is the latest musician to join in on the quarantine fun (?) by covering a song. As artists get…
James Rettig | March 23, 2020 - 4:44 pm

Stream Sufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams’ New Album Aporia A Few Days Early

Aporia is a new collaborative album between Sufjan Stevens and his stepfather Lowell Brams. It was originally supposed to come out this Friday (3/27), but…
James Rettig | March 23, 2020 - 3:04 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Waxahatchee Saint Cloud

Katie Crutchfield creates a new vocabulary when she sings. Her voice curls around words -- she adds extra syllables to them and smushes them together,…
James Rettig | March 23, 2020 - 12:40 pm

Car Seat Headrest – “Martin”

Last month, Car Seat Headrest announced a new album, Making A Door Less Open, the proper follow-up 2016's Teens Of Denial. Its lead single, "Can't
James Rettig | March 23, 2020 - 12:07 pm

HAIM, Dua Lipa, Willie Nelson, & Sufjan Stevens Among Artists Moving Album Release Dates Amid Pandemic

COVID-19 is impacting the music industry in a lot of different ways. Tours are cancelled, which means that the album release dates they were tied…
James Rettig | March 23, 2020 - 11:56 am

Gordi – “Aeroplane Bathroom”

Australian Artist To Watch Sophie Payten, who releases music as Gordi, has announced a new album, Our Two Skins, the follow-up to her 2017 debut…
James Rettig | March 23, 2020 - 9:02 am

Watch Ben Gibbard Play Phoebe Bridgers, Def Leppard, & “The Bones Are Their Money” In All-Covers Livestream

Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard has been stuck at home in quarantine like the rest of us, and he's been turning his camera on…
James Rettig | March 22, 2020 - 7:54 pm

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