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Only Real’s Radiant Slack-Rap Is Contagious in ‘Get It On’ Video

Only Real is West Londoner Niall Gavin, a 22-year-old haze-pop purveyor with a knack for fuzzy guitar-play and bright, slackerly raps. You might think of…
Chris Martins / October 17, 2013

Danny Brown, TRPL BLK Channel NYC Underground Legend on ‘Max B’

Harlem rapper Max B never quite bubbled up into the mainstream, unless you count co-writing Jim Jones' "We Fly High." But the man born Charles…
Jordan Sargent / October 17, 2013

Rap Songs of the Week: Chief Keef’s Slurring Smartphone Shout-Out ‘Emojis’

Black Milk ft. Tone Trezure, "Black Sabbath"Imagine an "I got tha' ice in me"-style, 20-tokes-too-many take on D'Angelo's already fairly zooted Voodoo, and you're close to…
Brandon Soderberg / October 17, 2013

Watch Ravenna Woods Star in a Slo-Mo Suspense Flick for ‘Border Animals’

Ravenna Woods are a self-described crew of "gloomy darkhorse indie folk-punkers" who will unleash their second album, The Jackals, on November 12 via RavWoo Records. First, though,…
Kyle McGovern / October 17, 2013

Sun Kil Moon Name-Checks David Bowie on Heartbreaking ‘Micheline’

What would Father John Misty say about Mark Kozelek? The warped Fear Fun bard just shared an eye-popping essay about Damien Jurado, who along with,…
Marc Hogan / October 17, 2013

Lady Gaga, R. Kelly’s ‘Do What U Want’ Just Might Be About Sex, Snippet Reveals

Roughing up haters, laying (sorry Sudge-fan) in the cut, not giving a fuck, and, oh yes, not-that-implicit sexuality. Our first glimpse of R. Kelly's guest…
Marc Hogan / October 17, 2013

15 Albums You Can Hear Now: Best Coast, Omar Souleyman, Ryan Hemsworth, and More

Happy Thursday! We've gift-wrapped new albums by Best Coast, Omar Souleyman, Poliça, Ryan Hemsworth, Chief Keef, and many more. They're all streaming right now — find…
Kyle McGovern / October 17, 2013

Watch Elf Power’s Woozy ‘Darkest Wave’ Video

Nineteen years on and Elf Power are still conjuring some of the finest psychedelic-folk to emerge from the Elephant 6 collective. Earlier this month, the…
Kyle McGovern / October 17, 2013

Watch Mike Donovan Sing Karaoke in VHS-Warped ‘Do Do Ya’ Video

Sic Alps called it quits back in July, but frontman Mike Donovan is continuing on with a solo career. This week, the San Francisco garage-rock…
Kyle McGovern / October 17, 2013

Hear All Tiny Creatures’ Beautifully Far-Out ‘All Die Out’ Mixtape

When three out of four members of this band aren't, you know, being Volcano Choir with Justin Vernon, they are All Tiny Creatures, a gang…
Chris Martins / October 17, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: Physical Therapy Stretches Techno to the Breaking Point

Physical Therapy, Yes, I'm Elastic EP (Fifth Wall) "Elasticity" has become something of a standard talking point for Nicolas Jaar; he's been telling interviewers about…
Philip Sherburne / October 17, 2013

Gunplay Brings Intensity to Streets of New York in ‘F—k S—t’ Video

Nothing in Gunplay's world seems to unfold quite as planned, but that sense of unpredictability is part of what makes him magnetic. Today brings a video…
Jordan Sargent / October 16, 2013

See Thao & the Get Down Stay Down Triumph Through ‘We the Common’

Earlier this year, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down released their third album, We the Common, a 12-track platter stuffed with highlights. There's the twangy "Holy Roller," the…
Kyle McGovern / October 16, 2013

Kendrick Lamar’s Verse at the BET Hip-Hop Awards Is the Best Thing He’s Done This Year

The BET Awards cypher is, in part, a necessary nod to hip-hop traditionalism, where the ability to rap very well remains a touchstone. But it's also…
Brandon Soderberg / October 16, 2013

M.I.A. Rebuts Drake’s ‘YOLO’ Philosophy With ‘Y.A.L.A.’

M.I.A. has rebuffed Drake's ubiquitous mantra of "YOLO" (full translation: "You Only Live Once") with her own existentialist acronym: "Y.A.L.A.," or "You Always Live Again."
Kyle McGovern / October 16, 2013
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