Hear Jamie George’s Shenoda-Produced Bum-Burner ‘Take Me There’

The record label arm of storied London pirate-turned-legit radio station Rinse FM has turned out quite roster in its day — in addition to mastermind…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / August 6, 2013

Nadine Shah Broods Mightily on Operatic ‘Runaway’

Nadine Shah has a powerful voice and a way with striking moods. The London-based songwriter channels the bleak work of contemporaries Tiny Vipers and Scout…
Chris Martins / August 6, 2013

Lady Gaga’s ‘Aura’ Leak, if Real, Is a Grasping EDM Mess

A track purported to be a new Lady Gaga song called "Aura" has surfaced online (via Idolator), and it's . . . different. Fans have…
Marc Hogan / August 6, 2013

Those Darlins Celebrate the Female Figure With Slightly NSFW ‘Optimist’ Video

Those Darlins have been on a bit of a NSFW streak lately. The cover art for the Nashville foursome's upcoming third album, Blur the Line,…
Kyle McGovern / August 6, 2013

Drake Goes Phil Collins on Synth-Poppy ‘Hold on We’re Going Home’

Drake often blurs the line that separates rap and R&B, but his new single "Hold on We're Going Home" is something else entirely: a plunge…
Jordan Sargent / August 6, 2013

Ghost Wave Protest Corporate Sprawl With Poignant ‘Bootlegs’ Video

New Zealand's Ghost Wave are prepping for the August 27 release of their debut album — Ages, on the way via Flying Nun Records —…
Kyle McGovern / August 6, 2013

Hear Irish Threesome Glimmermen’s Roaring ‘Angels & Devils’

Glimmermen is a Dublin-based threesome made up of members of three Irish bands: Boxes, Jackbeat, and Holy Ghost Fathers. Debut album I'm Dead, out August…
Marc Hogan / August 6, 2013

Willis Earl Beal Inhabits Lana Del Rey’s ‘Black Beauty’ in Fantastic Musical Response

An example of how fast things move nowadays: Chicago singer Willis Earl Beal uploaded a version of Lana Del Rey's "Black Beauty" to his Soundcloud,…
Jordan Sargent / August 6, 2013

Hear Dustin Wong’s Aggro Experimental Groove ‘The Big She’

Oddball guitar wizard Dustin Wong already dropped one album this year — a collaborative full-length with Japanese artist Takako Minekawa titled Toropical Circle — and…
Kyle McGovern / August 6, 2013

Free the Robots Visit a Dark ‘Carnival’ With Feeding People’s Jessie Jones

There's no better testament to the originality and fertility of the Los Angeles beat music scene than the fact that five years after the world…
Chris Martins / August 6, 2013

Lily Collins Wields Supernatural Powers in M83’s ‘Claudia Lewis’ Video

It's a classic narrative: Boy meets attractive shy girl, boy falls for her, girl turns out to have a glowing finger that makes her self…
Dan Reilly / August 5, 2013

JD Samson and MEN Return With Romantic ‘All the Way Thru’

As former Le Tigre singer Kathleen Hanna returns with a new group, the Julie Ruin, her ex-bandmate JD Samson is getting back into the game…
Dan Reilly / August 5, 2013

The Julie Ruin Dance Through Armageddon on ‘Ha Ha Ha’

With new album Run Fast out in less than a month, Kathleen Hanna and her Julie Ruin bandmates offer up "Ha Ha Ha." Unlike garage-punk…
Dan Reilly / August 5, 2013

Porcelain Raft’s ‘The Way Out’ Video Takes a Dark Trip to a Strip Club

Last month, Porcelain Raft main man Mauro Remiddi shared "The Way Out," a gauzy second single off his upcoming Permanent Signal album. As the Italian-born singer/songwriter/producer tells it,…
Kyle McGovern / August 5, 2013

See CHVRCHES’ Bubbly But Melancholic ‘The Mother We Share’ Video

Unlike their previous videos for "Gun" and "Recover," CHVRCHES' new clip for "The Mother We Share" doesn't have many special effects, but when they do…
Dan Reilly / August 5, 2013

Watch Animal Collective Charm the Ropes Off of ‘Monkey Riches’

Animal Collective are ready to get back out on the road, and they've shared a mind-bending new video just in time to get fans in…
Marc Hogan / August 5, 2013

Download Migos’ Victory Lap Mixtape ‘Streets on Lock’

Atlanta chirp-rap trio Migos (though functionally a duo at the moment with member Offset in prison) are one of the big rap stories of 2013.
Jordan Sargent / August 5, 2013

PJ Harvey’s Guantanamo Bay Protest ‘Shaker Aamer’ Will Haunt You

Protest songs are a tricky genre, with no guaranteed formula for success. Sometimes a serious tone and case-specific detail can elevate protest to art; other…
Marc Hogan / August 5, 2013

Is Beyonce’s ‘Grown Woman’ Officially Here?

Here we are again. Four months after Beyoncé previewed her new song "Grown Woman" in a Pepsi ad, the purported final, official studio version has surfaced.
Dan Reilly / August 5, 2013

Stream Outfit’s Dusky, Danceable Debut Album ‘Performance’

Since they first emerged in 2011, Liverpool's Outfit have issued a number of apocalyptic-pop singles ("Every Night I Dress Up As You," "Firemen Don't Fly") and…
Kyle McGovern / August 5, 2013
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