Chief Keef’s ‘Go to Jail’ Isn’t About His Regular Visits to the Slammer

With last year's Finally Rich and his scattered output in 2013 — including tracks like "Macaroni Time" and "Round Da Rosey" — Chicago rapper Chief Keef has, with varying…
Jordan Sargent / July 26, 2013

Hear Broadcaster’s Crud-Coated Charmer ‘Tomorrow’

For the snotty snarl and gunky hooks of indie-punk forebears Jawbreaker and Superchunk, look no further than Broadcaster's "Tomorrow." Frontman Jesse Litwa, bassist Tom Kelly,…
Kyle McGovern / July 26, 2013

Dance-Pop Singer Sam Smith Suavely Keeps Your Secrets ‘Safe With Me’

Sam Smith's best-known releases so far have been as a dance-pop guest singer, first on Disclosure's Settle-preceding "Latch" and then on fellow British producer Naughty Boy's…
Marc Hogan / July 26, 2013

Four Tet Says Hey and Locks Into a Whirring Dance Groove on ‘Kool FM’

Kieran Hebden has unveiled the first track from his upcoming Four Tet album Beautiful Rewind, which the producer announced this week would be "coming soon." As…
Marc Hogan / July 26, 2013

Stream Jason Molina’s High School Punk Band’s 1991 Cassette ‘Hello Future Tinglies’

Before Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co., the late Jason Molina played bass and sung back-up vocals in a punk outfit called Spineriders. On August 27,…
Kyle McGovern / July 26, 2013

William Onyeabor’s ‘Good Name’ Will Finally Get Its Due on New Compilation

William Onyeabor is a mysterious man with a beloved back catalog. Despite growing a deeply loyal cult following over the decades, the Nigerian electro-funk/Afro-beat innovator…
Chris Martins / July 26, 2013

Sirah Moves ‘On to the Next’ With Big Hooks and Tight Rhymes

Los Angeles rapper-singer Sirah walks a rare line. Though she'd been spitting prior, she rose to fame as the voice of Skrillex's "Bangarang," cites Cincinnati psych-rap…
Chris Martins / July 26, 2013

Ha Ha Tonka Announce Lush New Album With Bouncy Bummer ‘Colorful Kids’

Ha Ha Tonka will return this fall with their fourth album, Lessons, due September 24 via Bloodshot Records. Produced by Lucius drummer Dan Molad alongside the…
Kyle McGovern / July 26, 2013

Watch New Order Revive ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ at Bestival 2012

New Order recently released Live at Bestival 2012, a 13-track live album documenting their performance at the titular festival. The synth-rock icons played many of…
Kyle McGovern / July 26, 2013

Nine Inch Nails Debut ‘Copy of A’ and ‘Find My Way’ in First Live Show Since 2009

Nine Inch Nails' new album Hesitation Marks isn't out until September 3, and the alternative-rock luminaries will set off on a North American arena tour this fall.
Marc Hogan / July 26, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: AlunaGeorge, Baroness, Mac DeMarco, and More

Close out the work week with 10 all-new, ready-for-streaming albums. Grab a set of earbuds and dig into the latest releases from AlunaGeorge, Ebony Bones, DJ…
Kyle McGovern / July 26, 2013

Supreme Cuts and Polica ‘Envision’ Hard-Hustling Electronic R&B

Chicago's Supreme Cuts production team initially got our attention by dipping their town's frenetic footwork music in purped-out goop and slathering the results in darkly…
Chris Martins / July 26, 2013

TLC Chase ‘Waterfalls’ in Biopic, Prep Greatest Hits With Gaga

The TLC revival is now in full swing. During a press conference on Thursday, the R&B legends confirmed they've inked a new record deal with…
Kyle McGovern / July 25, 2013

King Khan & the Shrines Explore ‘Darkness’ at a Claymation Circus

Recent Merge signees King Khan & the Shrines have released the second track off their first album in five years, the upcoming Idle No More.
Dan Reilly / July 25, 2013

Rap Songs of the Week: 2 Chainz Teams Up With Jason Derulo for Some Reason

Arca, "&&&&&"Arca, a.k.a Alejandro Ghersi, a Venezuelan producer who made the beat for Mykki Blanco's "Join My Militia (Nas Gave Me a Perm)" and records…
Brandon Soderberg / July 25, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: Steve Moore Makes Outsider House for Agoraphobes

Steve Moore, "Zen Spiders"/"Lwaxana" (Future Times) Zombi's Steve Moore says that his new single "Zen Spiders" is "dance music for people who don't like to…
Philip Sherburne / July 25, 2013

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Donk Steals the Show in Busta Rhymes’ ‘Twerk It’ Video

"The video will have a lot of big booty judy's," Director X promised of Busta Rhymes and Nicki Minaj's video for the "Twerk It" remix.
Dan Reilly / July 25, 2013

Bob Dylan, Jeff Tweedy, and Jim James Expertly Lift ‘The Weight’ From the Band

A week after tourmates Bob Dylan, Jeff Tweedy, and Jim James finally united for the first time on stage to perform the old folk song "Twelve Gates…
Dan Reilly / July 25, 2013

See the Smashing Pumpkins Dismantle ‘The Aeroplane Flies High’ Live in 1997

Earlier this week, the Smashing Pumpkins reissued their already-massive 1996 box set The Aeroplane Flies High in four separate remastered editions: A six-CD and single-DVD…
Kyle McGovern / July 25, 2013

Ski Lodge Deliver Horrific Kisses in Charmingly Bizarre ‘Boy’ Video

Ski Lodge's video for "Just to Be Like You" started off quaintly enough: The clip, dropped back in April, opened with a young couple going away…
Kyle McGovern / July 25, 2013
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