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Usher Announces New Album ‘Hard II Love,’ Releases Two New Songs

Usher is going to be busy the next couple of weeks with a couple things to promote: the upcoming film Hands of Stone — in which he…
Brian Josephs / August 26, 2016

Lucy Dacus: Film-School Dropout Turned Alt-Folk Darling

Lucy Dacus used to want to be a film director. Growing up in Richmond, Virginia, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter watched Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window and Federico Fellini's…
Rachel Brodsky / August 26, 2016

Ty Dolla $ign Wants You to Call Him ‘Zaddy’

Ty Dolla $ign is coming out with a new mixtape, Campaign, which drops September 23. With election season underway and the justice system affecting him in…
Brian Josephs / August 26, 2016

Dua Lipa Stomps Back Into the Spotlight on ‘Blow Your Mind (Mwah)’

Rising pop singer Dua Lipa has shared her latest single, "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)." It's a short, bombastic number with echoing drums and equal parts club-ready sultriness and onomatopoeia kiss-off.
Anna Gaca / August 26, 2016

Cashmere Cat, the Weeknd, and Francis and the Lights Collaborate on ‘Wild Love’

Cashmere Cat, the Weeknd, and Francis and the Lights just shared their new single "Wild Love." The Weeknd teased the collaboration on his Instagram earlier…
Ilana Kaplan / August 26, 2016

Wolf Parade Jazz Up ‘Mr. Startup’ on ‘Conan’

Wolf Parade re-emerged this year with EP4 (technically a self-titled release), their first new music since 2010's Expo 86. Last night, they appeared on Conan to perform EP4 track "Mr. Startup," which…
Anna Gaca / August 26, 2016

SPIN R&B Report: Yuna Props Up Woozy Soul With Smelling Salts, Laura Mvula Meets Pop Halfway

While the world spent much of this year waiting for Frank Ocean, R&B continued to evolve. This season’s picks illustrate that there’s a thriving crop…
Mosi Reeves / August 26, 2016

Car Seat Headrest Bring ‘Fill in the Blank’ to ‘Colbert’ for Their Television Debut

One of the things that will get Car Seat Headrest frontman Will Toledo in a suit and tie is a television debut. After fronting the…
Brian Josephs / August 26, 2016

Britney Spears Sings ‘Oops! …I Did it Again’ and ‘…Baby One More Time’ on ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Britney Spears made her long-awaited appearance on James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" Late Late Show segment last night, in support of her just-dropped album Glory. As expected,…
Rachel Brodsky / August 26, 2016

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam Share Fitful New Track, ‘When The Truth Is…’

Former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij and ex-Walkmen vocalist Hamilton Leithauser have already shared a few tastes of their upcoming collaborative project, I Had a…
Rachel Brodsky / August 26, 2016

Mick Jenkins and BADBADNOTGOOD Team Up Once More on ‘Drowning’

Mick Jenkins and instrumental quartet BADBADNOTGOOD have collaborated a couple of times before. Just this year, they've linked up on the one-off "The Artful Dodger"
Brian Josephs / August 25, 2016

Kings of Leon Announce Seventh Album ‘Walls’

Deep-fried Southern-rock hams Kings of Leon teased their seventh album back in December 2015, and today, they announced the October 14 release of Walls. The news arrives alongside a…
Anna Gaca / August 25, 2016

Prophets of Rage Declare ‘The Party’s Over’ on New Song

Prophets of Rage's new EP The Party's Over comes out tomorrow, and it has five tracks. Three of them are live performances, while two are actually new. Today's…
Brian Josephs / August 25, 2016

Ariel Pink, More Like ‘Ariel Stinks’ on Adult Swim’s ‘The Eric Andre Show’

Ariel Pink is several musical guests on this week's The Eric Andre Show, including "Ariel Stinks," "Ariel Plink182," and "Ariel 'NSYNC," all in the space of a quarter…
Anna Gaca / August 25, 2016

Tink Releases the 15-Track ‘Winter’s Diary 4′

Chicago's year-long streak continues with Tink's just-released Winter's Diary 4. The new mixtape, the follow-up to last year's Winter's Diary 3, comes after what's mostly been a…
Brian Josephs / August 25, 2016

Law Holt Is a Force to Be Reckoned With on Debut Album ‘City’

Friend and frequent collaborator of the Edinburgh pop trio Young Fathers, Law Holt brings the U.K.'s underground pop scene to newer, darker places. Three tracks…
Josh Rosenberg / August 25, 2016

Drake Finally Releases the Official Version of the Kanye West-Produced ‘You Know, You Know’

Out of Drake's vault comes the previously unreleased, Kanye West-produced cut "You Know, You Know." The track, now officially available for the first time on Drake's…
Brian Josephs / August 25, 2016

Junior Boys Don’t Know How to Quit, Release Surprise ‘Kiss Me All Night’ EP

Junior Boys have popped back up with Kiss Me All Night, a new four-track EP the Canadian duo describes as "one more lap after the finish line"
Anna Gaca / August 25, 2016

Review: Cass McCombs Is a Moving Target on ‘Mangy Love’

There’s a story Cass McCombs has told about how in his older days, he would never sit for publicity shots. At a certain point, the…
Andy Beta / August 25, 2016
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