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Review: Actress’ AZD Is a Gleaming Capstone on His Last Decade of Music

AZD, Darren Jordan Cunningham’s fifth album of experimental club music under the Actress moniker, waits for about four minutes before introducing its first beat. That…
Andy Cush / April 18, 2017

Hear Father John Misty’s Charming, Faithful Cover of the Velvet Underground’s “Who Loves the Sun”

There aren't many Velvet Underground songs that would seem like a natural fit for a Father John Misty cover, but "Who Loves the Sun," the…
Andy Cush / April 18, 2017

This Is How the Chainsmokers’ Critically Panned Album Reached No. 1

The Chainsmokers are the latest inheritors of a pop musical tradition that stretches all the way back to Prince. I'm not talking about instrumental virtuosity,…
Andy Cush / April 18, 2017

Court Documents: Prince Obtained Oxycodone Prescribed in Friend’s Name, Hid Pills in Aspirin Bottles

As the investigation continues into Prince's death by a fentanyl overdose last year, newly unsealed court documents show that the late music legend was adept…
Andy Cush / April 17, 2017

Drake Posts, Then Deletes, Accusation of Racial Profiling at Exclusive Club in the Coachella Valley

While in California for his drop-in performance during Future's Coachella set this weekend, Drake evidently had a bad experience at the Madison Club in La Quinta,…
Andy Cush / April 17, 2017

Stream Actress’s New Album AZD

Three years ago, the heady lo-fi dance music auteur Actress dropped the most polarizing album in his catalog and promptly intimated that he'd either be moving…
Andy Cush / April 14, 2017

Kendrick Lamar Fans Are Already Spinning Conspiracy Theories About a Second New Album

Last night, Kendrick Lamar released his new album DAMN. at around 11pm, a few hours after an unofficial leak started circulating among fans, presumably from one…
Andy Cush / April 14, 2017

Fox and Friends Soundtracked Footage of the MOAB Dropping in Afghanistan With a Toby Keith War Anthem

Almost a year ago to the day, Maureen Dowd published a column headlined "Donald the Dove, Hillary the Hawk" in the New York Times, becoming the most…
Andy Cush / April 14, 2017

Hear an Electrifying Unheard Alice Coltrane Recording From Upcoming Ecstatic Music Compilation

Next month, Luaka Bop will release World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitanandaa, a compilation of music the legendary jazz harpist and…
Andy Cush / April 13, 2017

Inspired by Bernie Sanders, Phish’s Drummer Is Running for Local Office in His Maine Hometown

John Fishman, the man who gives Vermont's most beloved jam band its name and its amorphous backbeat, is getting into local politics. The Associated Press and the…
Andy Cush / April 13, 2017

People Are Expertly Trolling the Whopper Wikipedia Page Over This Dystopian Burger King Ad

This week, Burger King is planning to unveil a new TV spot that's supposed to come off as cheeky and knowing but is actually deeply…
Andy Cush / April 12, 2017

Kevin Morby Shares Endearingly Goofy “Aboard My Train” With Homemade Video

Kevin Morby is a tasteful songwriter whose music sometimes feels like the work of someone older than his 29 years. On his new song "Aboard My…
Andy Cush / April 12, 2017

Danger Doom’s Previously Unreleased “Mad Nice” Is Comfort Food for MF DOOM Fans

MF DOOM and Danger Mouse released The Mouse and the Mask, their one-off album as Danger Doom, 12 years ago. Like much of DOOM's catalog, the album…
Andy Cush / April 10, 2017

Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament Wears Shirt to Rock Hall Ceremony Paying Tribute to Bands Who Haven’t Been Inducted

Every year when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its class of new inductees, it's an occasion for fans to gripe about how…
Andy Cush / April 10, 2017

Federal Police Reform Will Go On as Planned in Baltimore Despite Trump Administration’s Attempt to Stop It

While his boss fires missiles at Syria and his colleagues in the Donald Trump administration call each other cucks, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has…
Andy Cush / April 7, 2017

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