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De La Soul and Nas Still ‘God It’ on New One-Off Single

Not long after hitting the Kickstarter goal (and then some) to crowdfund their upcoming album, hip-hop pioneers De La Soul have released "God It," a…
By: Brennan Carley / April 21, 2015

Violent Femmes Return With Their First EP in 15 Years

About a month after unveiling the single "Love Love Love Love Love," the Violent Femmes have returned with their first crop of new material since…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 21, 2015

Sia Appeared on Australian TV to Perform ‘Chandelier’ and ‘Big Girls Cry’

During a visit to her home country, Sia continued her trend of being both elusive and everywhere when she made an appearance on an Australian morning show. Wearing…
By: James Grebey / April 21, 2015

The War on Drugs Swung By ‘Ellen’ With Some ‘Red Eyes’

Yesterday afternoon, the War on Drugs made their daytime television debut on Ellen, proving why Lost in the Dream topped SPIN's Best Albums of 2014 list with sprawling, springy…
By: Brennan Carley / April 21, 2015

Matt and Kim ‘Get It’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

As Matt Johnson recently explained in an interview with SPIN, one of the best things about Matt and Kim is how wildly fun and bonker…
By: James Grebey / April 21, 2015

Hear Kurt Cobain’s Stripped-Down Cover of the Beatles’ ‘And I Love Her’

As the premiere date for Brett Morgen's Montage of Heck documentary approaches, more never-before-heard recordings from Kurt Cobain's archives are surfacing online. We've already heard…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 21, 2015

Review: Passion Pit Celebrate Hard-Won Happiness on the Joyful ‘Kindred’

On a casual listen, pretty much everything Passion Pit puts out sounds joyfully, euphorically saccharine — especially when the glittery vocals are in such a high…
By: James Grebey / April 21, 2015

Killer Mike Celebrated His Birthday by Dropping the ‘Ric Flair’ Music Video

In celebration of his birthday, which conveniently fell on 4/20, Killer Mike revealed a video for "Ric Flair," a track from his 2011 disc, Pl3dge. Directed…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 21, 2015

Jack White Played a Surprise Acoustic Show in Alaska

Last week, Jack White announced that he was going to be taking a break from performing live for "a long period of time," but not…
By: James Grebey / April 21, 2015

Big Sean Played Pictionary With Jimmy Fallon and LL Cool J

Big Sean and LL Cool J are artists — just not necessarily visual artists. That didn't stop the two musicians from trying their hand at…
By: James Grebey / April 21, 2015

Blur’s ‘The Magic Whip’ Is Now Streaming

Blur released their last album in 2003, and while Damon Albarn has been keeping very busy with lots of other projects, we've been longing for a proper follow-u…
By: James Grebey / April 21, 2015

Keep Your Mellow Going With Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard’s ‘It’s All Going to Pot’

In their new song, "It's All Going to Pot," Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson team up for a #420-friendly anthem befitting the latter's legendary love…
By: Brennan Carley / April 20, 2015

Stream an Alternate Version of Kanye West’s ‘All Day’ Featuring Kendrick Lamar

A few weeks back, we heard a snippet of what sounded like a Kendrick Lamar remix of Kanye West's "All Day." Now, a full alternate…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 20, 2015

Glasses Malone and Kendrick Lamar Proclaim Themselves ‘Thuggin” in New Single

Glasses Malone welcomes a guest spot from one of 2015's early big winners, Kendrick Lamar, on the new track "Thuggin,'" the first cut from hi…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 20, 2015

Watch Baltimore’s Diamond Youth Live at Hurley Studios

Just in time for summer, Baltimore-bred Diamond Youth have recorded their first LP Nothing Matters, available May 19th via Topshelf Records, and the accompanying live…
By: Drew Fortune / April 20, 2015

Happy 4/20, Here’s 2 Chainz Hitting a $10,000 Bong

Atlanta rapper and enemy of Nancy Grace 2 Chainz describes himself as a "casual smoker," but he does enjoy the finer things in life. That'…
By: James Grebey / April 20, 2015

Watch Kanye West Show Up at Stromae’s Coachella Set

Kanye West was certainly making the rounds this past weekend at Coachella — once during The Weeknd's set, and again during Stromae's performance. Of course,…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 20, 2015

MoBo the Great Rightfully Boasts With Katie Got Bandz on ‘Bout Shit’

Five years ago, MoBo the Great got rap's biggest cosign when Jay Z brought the then 16-year-old onstage to plow through a verse during a stop on Hova's Blueprint…
By: Brennan Carley / April 20, 2015

Courtney Barnett Strips Down Her Cover of John Cale’s ‘Close Watch’

Courtney Barnett joined last weekend's Record Store Day festivities with a 7" of "Kim's Caravan" (taken from the recently released Sometimes I Sit And Think, And…
By: Rachel Brodsky / April 20, 2015
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