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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Defy Time, Drop Introspective Charmer ‘Only Run’

Its been nearly 10 years since Clap Your Hands Say Yeah lit the budding "blogosphere" on fire with their self-titled debut, becoming an overnight…
By: Mike Ayers / June 4, 2014

Wye Oak Swap Guitars for Synths on Soaring ‘Shriek’

On Wye Oak's first three albums, the indie rock duo excelled at writing catchy guitar numbers that showcased its fondness for distortion and soaring…
By: Mike Ayers / April 28, 2014

Jay Z’s Watch Is Worth Half a Million

It may come to no surprise to you, but Jay Z and Beyoncé are rich. Really, really rich. VH1's The Fabulous Life Of profiled the…
By: Mike Ayers / March 27, 2014

Billy Corgan’s Wrestling Career May Become a Reality Show

Billy Corgan is a busy dude these days. Like, really busy. He recently performed an eight-hour synth-jam and just announced that he's working…
By: Mike Ayers / March 27, 2014

Billboard Launches Twitter Music Chart

Twitter recently shuttered its confusing and underused #music initiative, but the company hasn't given up on our world just yet. They're now teaming…
By: Mike Ayers / March 27, 2014

EMA’s ‘3Jane’ Is a Delicate Ballad About the Internet

EMA's second album, The Future's Void, is right around the corner and the San Francisco singer/shredder shares a third track today, the delicate ballad "3Jane." The tune…
By: Mike Ayers / March 27, 2014

That Cloud Nothings, Wavves Album Is Almost Done

The long-whispered about Cloud Nothings and Wavves album is almost done. In a new interview with Exclaim, Cloud Nothings frontman Dylan Baldi said…
By: Mike Ayers / March 27, 2014

This Video Proves Teens Totally Know Who Nirvana Is

It's a rather easy joke to take something old, put it in front of a bunch of youngins, and capture their reactions on camera. What'…
By: Mike Ayers / March 26, 2014

Watch Jon Stewart Talk Punk With Butthole Surfers’ Gibby Haynes

Back in the day, Daily Show host Jon Stewart was a bartender at City Gardens, a rough punk club in Trenton, New Jersey. He'…
By: Mike Ayers / March 26, 2014

Chief Keef Involved in Early-Morning Shooting

Rapper Chief Keef was involved in a shootout this morning in Northfield, Illinois, TMZ has learned. While a rep for the troubled hip-ho…
By: Mike Ayers / March 26, 2014

Priests Are Ridiculously Infectious on ‘Right Wing’

Last week, Washington D.C. post-pop punk band Priests announced that their new album, Bodies and Control and Money and Power, will arrive on June 3.
By: Mike Ayers / March 26, 2014

Did a Hotel Ad Inspire Nirvana’s ‘Come as You Are’?

New evidence suggests that Nirvana's classic tune "Come as You Are" might've been inspired by a hotel advertisement. The Hollywood Reporter reports that…
By: Mike Ayers / March 26, 2014

Electric Zoo Wants to Return to New York City

New York's Electric Zoo festival, the three-day EDM event that led to two deaths last Labor Day weekend, is looking to come…
By: Mike Ayers / March 26, 2014

Hear James Iha’s Theme Song for Hulu Show ‘Deadbeat’

Guitarist James Iha is branching out into Internet television. The ex-Smashing Pumpkins guitarist announced today he's scored the theme to Deadbeat, a supernatural…
By: Mike Ayers / March 25, 2014

Pharrell Says ‘President Hillary Clinton’ Will Start Worldwide Woman Revolution

While she technically hasn't announced her candidacy for President, Hillary Clinton is definitely running and definitely going to win — according to recent UN…
By: Mike Ayers / March 25, 2014

Hear War on Drugs’ Shredded Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Mind Games’

The War on Drugs have been covering the Grateful Dead's "Touch of Grey" for a few years now, but recently the Philadelphia crew…
By: Mike Ayers / March 25, 2014

Moby Sued for Sampling Something 22 Years Ago

Moby is being sued over samples that appeared on his self-titled, 1992 debut album. The Hollywood Reporter reports that disco/funk label VMG Salsoul…
By: Mike Ayers / March 25, 2014

Lollapalooza 2014: Three-Day Passes Sell Out

Although the Lollapalooza 2014 lineup doesn't arrive until tomorrow, the Chicago Tribune reports that three-day passes have now sold out after going o…
By: Mike Ayers / March 25, 2014

Mike Tyson Announces Black Keys’ New Album, ‘Turn Blue’

Mike Tyson has announced the new Black Keys album Turn Blue via his Twitter. With just a simple link to the above trailer,…
By: Mike Ayers / March 21, 2014

Rick Ross Loves Kale Salads

Not only is Rick Ross a celebrated rapper the fact that he's an official franchise owner of several Wingstop locations makes him a celebrated (?) restauranteur. But…
By: Mike Ayers / March 21, 2014

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