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Madlib & Oh No – “Big Whips”

Marlon Sassy, the illustrator known as Gangster Doodles, has curated a compilation album called Gangster Music Vol. 1. The 27-track collection features contributions from rappers…
Peter Helman | February 15, 2019 - 12:45 pm

Slash Confirms Guns N’ Roses Are Working On New Music

Last week, Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus revealed that the band is planning a new album. "Slash is on tour right now," Fortus told…
Peter Helman | February 15, 2019 - 11:02 am

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Dexter Story – “Gold” (Feat. Sudan Archives)

Dexter Story is a Los Angeles-based producer, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader who's worked with Madlib, Kamasi Washington, Carlos Niño, Sa-Ra Creative Partners, and more. After sitting…
Peter Helman | February 15, 2019 - 10:22 am

Halsey Got A Giant Marilyn Manson Tattoo

Big week for Halsey! Over the weekend, the alternative artist pulled double duty on Saturday Night Live, hosting and performing on the same episode. And…
Peter Helman | February 14, 2019 - 1:56 pm

Hand Habits – “what lovers do”

In 2017, after years spent as a backing musician for the likes of Kevin Morby, Weyes Blood, and Mega Bog, Meg Duffy stepped out on…
Peter Helman | February 14, 2019 - 1:25 pm

Matmos – “Plastic Anniversary”

No one can accuse Matmos of a lack of conceptual rigor. The experimental electronic duo have made albums using samples from medical procedures, Civil War…
Peter Helman | February 14, 2019 - 11:24 am

Drugdealer – “Fools” Video

Drugdealer, formerly known as Salvia Plath and even more formerly known as Run DMT -- you might be sensing a theme here -- is the…
Peter Helman | February 14, 2019 - 10:09 am

Jessie Ware – “Adore You”

It looks like Jessie Ware might be gearing up for a new album, her first since 2017's Glasshouse. A few months ago, she returned with…
Peter Helman | February 13, 2019 - 3:14 pm

SASAMI – “Free” (Feat. Devendra Banhart) Video

Sasami Ashworth has collaborated with artists like Vagabon, Wild Nothing, Hand Habits, and Soko, and for two and a half years, she played synths in…
Peter Helman | February 13, 2019 - 12:58 pm

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Versing – “Tethered” Video

Versing play a loose, appealingly spiky form of indie rock with approachable melodies and a few squalls of dissonant guitar noise thrown in for good…
Peter Helman | February 13, 2019 - 10:04 am

Father John Misty And Jason Isbell Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Father John Misty name-checked Jason Isbell in "Mr. Tillman," a song off of his recent LP God's Favorite Customer, one of the very best albums
Peter Helman | February 12, 2019 - 12:41 pm

Bill MacKay – “Try It On”

Chicago guitarist and composer Bill MacKay is returning next month with the new album Fountain Fire, his first since 2017's Esker and the ensuing Ryley…
Peter Helman | February 12, 2019 - 11:11 am

Forecastle Festival 2019 Lineup

Forecastle Festival is returning to Louisville, Kentucky for its 17th year this summer. The Killers, the Avett Brothers, and Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals…
Peter Helman | February 11, 2019 - 10:03 am

Cardi B Wins Her First Grammy, For Best Rap Album

Cardi B won her first Grammy! She took home the Best Rap Album trophy for her 2018 debut Invasion Of Privacy at the 61st Grammy…
Peter Helman | February 10, 2019 - 11:26 pm

Ariana Grande Just Won Her First Grammy, But As Promised She Didn’t Show Up

Ariana Grande's Sweetener won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 61st Grammy Awards tonight, beating out a field of competitors including Camila Cabello, Kelly Clarkson,…
Peter Helman | February 10, 2019 - 6:13 pm

Comments from Peter Helman

He had to prepare them for The Age Of Adz somehow!
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February 15, 2019 on Dark Was The Night Turns 10
So many good ones! Dirty Projectors and David Byrne's "Knotty Pine," the National's "So Far Around The Bend," Dave Sitek's Troggs cover...and I've always loved Sufjan's gonzo 10-minute electro-classical version of "You Are The Blood."
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February 15, 2019 on Dark Was The Night Turns 10
As a Friday Night Lights fan, I find the lack of "Devil Town" disturbing
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January 22, 2019 on 8 Memorable Daniel Johnston Covers For Austin’s Inaugural Hi, How Are You Day
Great song. Here's a fun scene from The Deuce in which James Franco is baffled by it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3Qbo5k7CS8
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September 21, 2018 on The Number Ones: ? And The Mysterians’ “96 Tears”
And I agree with you re: the new Watchmen. Lindelof earned himself a hell of a lot of goodwill from me with the Leftovers, and he's pretty clearly a huge fan of the original.
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September 20, 2018 on Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Scoring HBO’s New Watchmen Series
I'll bite. What did you think of the new season of Bojack?
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September 20, 2018 on Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Scoring HBO’s New Watchmen Series
Free The Dongle
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September 12, 2018 on No More Free Dongle
I voted for both of those!
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August 17, 2018 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
The Aphex Twin video has an entire landscape wearing a creepy Richard D. James face!
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August 10, 2018 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
https://twitter.com/iconicchy/status/778413665125097472
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August 7, 2018 on Musical.ly, Tik Tok, And The Memeification Of Music
Bruno Delbonnel, who did Inside Llewyn Davis
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July 25, 2018 on Tom Waits Cast In Coen Brothers’ The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
I hope Drake is rapping over some sick Nobuo Uematsu samples
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June 28, 2018 on Drake Shares Tracklist For Scorpion, Which Is A Double Album
Bonus bonus beat https://youtu.be/XF68OyTlP4E?t=145
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June 27, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Supremes’ “Where Did Our Love Go”
Does Flesh Without Blood Orange have blood orange or not???
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June 7, 2018 on Ben & Jerry’s Launches New “It’s Ice…Cream” Phish Flavor: A Roundtable
Oh I forgot about the Cores! I like the one with a fudge core. Also my favorite genre (fudgecore)
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June 7, 2018 on Ben & Jerry’s Launches New “It’s Ice…Cream” Phish Flavor: A Roundtable
We literally fought a war for the right to not care about this shit, and yet...
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May 19, 2018 on The Royal Wedding Is Being Released On Vinyl