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RL Grime and Problem Party With a Bag of Mollies on ‘Secondary’

Back in March, we heard the inspired team-up between Chicago R&B riser Jeremih and Los Angeles bedroom beatsmith Shlohmo, "Bo Peep (Do U Right)." Now, the latter's…
Chris Martins / July 12, 2013

This New Robin Thicke Single Is Trolling Justin Timberlake’s Legacy

Robin Thicke's #edgy makeover continues with a new Timbaland-produced single dubbed "Take it Easy on Me." The soul-powered dance-pop platter features shots of Patron, sounds of…
Chris Martins / July 12, 2013

DIANA Deliver Smooth, Sax-y ‘Perpetual Surrender’ Video

Canadian crew DIANA are in the business of wedding smoothe grooves to enchanting soul. Contemporaries Rhye come to mind, though this band's arty approach might…
Chris Martins / July 11, 2013

Ben Folds Five Is a Crowd in ‘Sky High’ Video

Ben Folds Five are currently on the road with fellow '90s alt-pop favorites Guster and Barenaked Ladies, but the iconic nerd-rock trio hole up in…
Kyle McGovern / July 11, 2013

Wavves’ Sweet Valley Beat Project Returns With Pitch-Bent ‘SV’ Mixtape

Wavves main man Nathan Williams and his brother Kynan are back with their fourth release as Sweet Valley. Their latest instrumental mixtape is dubbed simply SV…
Chris Martins / July 11, 2013

Pearl Jam Confirm ‘Lightning Bolt’ Album With Burning ‘Mind Your Manners’

Pearl Jam will release their 10th studio album this fall. The grunge O.G.s announced on Thursday (July 11) that Lightning Bolt will arrive on October 15…
Kyle McGovern / July 11, 2013

Tropic of Cancer Haunts With Hazy Electro Pulser ‘More Alone’

Tropic of Cancer, a.k.a. gloom-pop goddess Camella Lobo, will release her debut studio album on September 23 via Blackest Ever Black. Before Restless Idylls arrives,…
Kyle McGovern / July 11, 2013

Dinosaur Jr. Enter Vanity Headphones Game, Share New Jam ‘The Only Other Way’

The Sub Pop posse have been getting their crossbrand on of late — in honor of the iconic Seattle indie label's 25th-ish anniversary celebration (happening…
Chris Martins / July 11, 2013

Watch Sub Pop’s 25th Birthday Party Atop Seattle’s Space Needle

Sub Pop Records is commemorating its 25th anniversary this weekend with a Silver Jubilee celebration on July 13. The showcase takes place in Georgetown and…
Kyle McGovern / July 11, 2013

Laura Mvula Tells the Tale of a Lifetime in Touching ‘She’ Video

We knew we had to get to know recent This Is Happening star Laura Mvula after she appeared before our eyes via that lush and inviting "Green Garden"
Chris Martins / July 11, 2013

Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Blurred Further by Non-Porn ‘Gay Porn Parody’

Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" has put him on top of just about everything. Charts, especially. A public debate has broken out over whether the pointedly…
Marc Hogan / July 11, 2013

Rap Songs of the Week: Jay-Z Resigns Himself to the Reality of Miley Cyrus Twerking

Jay-Z "Somewhereinamerica"This track has the hoppity-hop-honk horns of Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" and the polite piano-plink-plonk of Kanye West's Adam Levine of Maroon 5 collaboration "Heard 'Em…
Brandon Soderberg / July 11, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Fuck Buttons, David Lynch, Pet Shop Boys, and More

This week's round-up of streamable albums includes new material from David Lynch, Pet Shop Boys, and Andrew Cedermark. Dig in below: 1) Fuck Buttons, Slow Focus. "Founder Benjamin John…
Kyle McGovern / July 11, 2013

Let Blondes Stimulate You (Visually) With Bubbly ‘Elise’ Video

Blondes were smart to release their new album as a whole first, and a video for its standout song second. When the spaced-out, disco-not-disco combo…
Marc Hogan / July 11, 2013

Hear Porcelain Raft’s Hurricane Sandy-Inspired Affirmation ‘The Way Out’

Life, uh, finds a way. So pronounced Jeff Goldblum's leather-jacketed chaos theorist in Jurassic Park. It's unclear whether Mauro Remiddi — the Rome-born, New York City-based…
Marc Hogan / July 11, 2013

Hear Black Dice Dude Eric Copeland’s Singularly Twisted ‘Cheap Treat’

When Eric Copeland isn't watching Japanese cult animation with Animal Collective or writing Spy Vs. Spy tributes with his bandmates in Black Dice, he can…
Philip Sherburne / July 11, 2013

Stream GREYJOY’s Dreamy ‘Strangers’

Australia's GREYJOY cite the Knife, Chromatics, and Beach House as influences on their brand of '80s-hued electro-pop. All of those acts' fingerprints can be found…
Kyle McGovern / July 11, 2013

Hear Porches. Dish on Sad Sex and Suicide Wishes on ‘Headsgiving’

Porches. occupy a space between what frontman Aaron Maine calls "booty clap" and "sad rock." To wit, the opening line off "Headsgiving," the first track…
Kyle McGovern / July 11, 2013

Hear Champions League’s Balearic Balm ‘In Case You Needed Reassurance’

Champions League's first single was fantastical, summery dance-pop that made no secret of its inspirations. The Paris duo's hometown ode "Paris Is Our Playground" has a song…
Marc Hogan / July 11, 2013
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