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The “Cash Me Outside” Girl Needs a Better Publicist

This afternoon, Charlamagne Tha God of The Breakfast Club posted to Instagram a screenshot of a text message exchange he had with someone who appears to be…
Andy Cush / February 22, 2017

Robin Pecknold Says a New Fleet Foxes Song Is Coming “In a Few Days”

Yesterday, Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold revealed that a new "long song" from the band will be coming in just a "few days." Whether that means this…
Dale Eisinger / February 22, 2017

L.A. Artist Plastic Jesus Unveils Dumb Kanye West Statue on Hollywood Boulevard

Are you familiar with Plastic Jesus? Well, he's an L.A.-based artist who specializes in sub-Banksy street art like this dumb thing, and this, and, man,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 22, 2017

Rihanna Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

Did you know Rihanna charitably built a "state-of- the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth…
Dale Eisinger / February 22, 2017

Nick Cannon Is Trying to Get Out in Front of a Bad Tabloid Story

Nick Cannon posted on Instagram this morning about what he claims is an upcoming National Enquirer article that allegedly questions his mental health and ability to care for his children. Cannon…
Dale Eisinger / February 22, 2017

New Music: Bleached – “Flipside”

Earlier this month, Bleached announced a new four-track EP and an accompanying zine, both called Can You Deal? We already heard the title track, and today, the…
Anna Gaca / February 22, 2017

New Music: Listen to Strand of Oaks Cover Phish, Primal Scream, and the Stone Roses

Strand of Oaks' Timothy Showalter is quite busy these days, immersed in promoting and touring behind his band's fifth album Hard Love. But the Philly singer-songwriter took…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 22, 2017

Hell Yeah Coldplay and the Chainsmokers Made a Song Together

Today, maudlin legends Coldplay and Zac Efron cosplayers the Chainsmokers released "Something Just Like This," a collaborative song. The track appears on the Chainsmokers' upcoming debut…
Jeremy Gordon / February 22, 2017

New Music: Hear Joyce Manor and 100% Cover Stephen Merritt for Planned Parenthood

While touring the U.S. this past fall, Joyce Manor and Crying found common ground in similar politics and a mutual love of Stephin Merritt. True…
Rob Arcand / February 22, 2017

Review: Future Suddenly Comes Alive On Surprise Album FUTURE

One good thing to come from capitalism is rap music, and into the lineage of the art form’s greatest moguls—Master P, Puff Daddy, Jay Z,…
Jordan Sargent / February 22, 2017

After Breaking Up, Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth Is Making His Best Music Yet

Dave Longstreth’s beard is gnarled and unkempt, the mark of a man who has forgone Western civilization to find himself in a backwoods cabin. It’s…
Jeremy Gordon / February 22, 2017

Report: Migos Beat Up Sean Kingston Over Soulja Boy Beef

Yesterday afternoon, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, singer Sean Kingston and Migos apparently got in a fight, which stemmed from a…
Dale Eisinger / February 22, 2017

Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick Is Donating Money from Chick-Fil-A Commercial to Pro-LGBTQ Charity

To any Jefferson Starship/Airplane fans out there who were shocked to hear Starship's 1987 hit "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" in new commercials for Chick-Fil-A, never fear:…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 22, 2017

New Music: The Mountain Goats Announce New Album Goths, Share “Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds”

Following the recent success of John Darnielle's second novel Universal Harvester, which just hit the New York Times Bestseller List, the Mountain Goats have announced…
Rob Arcand / February 22, 2017

August Wilson’s 1990 Spin Essay on Fences: “I Don’t Want to Hire Nobody Just ‘Cause They’re Black”

"I don't want to hire nobody just 'cause they're black." Eddie Murphy said that to me. We were sitting in his house in New Jersey…
August Wilson / February 22, 2017

New Music: At The Drive-In Announce First Album in 17 Years, Share New Song “Incurably Innocent”

Following a tour announcement and a single late last year, At The Drive-In have announced their first record since 2000's Relationship of Command. Titled in•ter a•li•a, it was produced…
Dale Eisinger / February 22, 2017

Video: Matt Maeson – “Cringe”

As Matt Maeson would tell it, he's one part man, two parts mammoth-sized mythos. The singer grew up traveling through the American heartland, writing songs that…
Rob Arcand / February 22, 2017

This Is What Donald Trump Thinks About Slavery

Yesterday, Donald Trump visited the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. As reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Trump appeared "visibly moved"
Jeremy Gordon / February 22, 2017

Jay Z Is the First Rapper Inducted Into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

This year's Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees include: Motown founder Berry Gordy; Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds; new jack swing and peak-Janet Jackson producers Jimmy Jam & Terry…
Brian Josephs / February 22, 2017
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