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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

Watch Alpha Consumer’s Devo-licious ‘The Eat’ Video

Minneapolis band Alpha Consumer's "The Eat" is a nervy, sardonic ode to consumption that brings to mind the '50s Disney cartoon starring Goofy, "Tomorrow We…
Marc Hogan / July 25, 2013

Hear Grimes Associate Born Gold’s Hypercolor ‘Hunger’

Born Gold is Cecil Frena, a Canadian electronic artist with ties to Grimes and Purity Ring. On October 8, he'll release I Am An Exit,…
Marc Hogan / July 25, 2013

Hear Pop. 1280’s Lecherous Soul-Crusher ‘Human Probe’

Last month, Pop. 1280 announced their impending second album, Imps of Perversion, by dropping "Lights Out," a teeth-gnashing, crud-punk clanger. Now, the New York "pigfuck"
Kyle McGovern / July 25, 2013

Volcano Choir Light Up Some Trees in Mellow ‘Byegone’ Video

If three's a trend, then 2013 may be the year indie dudes started speaking for the trees. On New Year's Day, Toro Y Moi's Chaz…
Marc Hogan / July 25, 2013

Girls Against Boys’ Bass-Powered Punk Proves ’60 Is Greater Than 15′

As much as we're loathe to cite a Wikipedia page, it's quite telling that Girls Against Boys' sidebar stats include a heading for notable instruments,…
Chris Martins / July 25, 2013

See Ashley Eriksson Serenade Senior Citizens in Live ‘Sunset’ Video

LAKE lead singer Ashley Eriksson just released her latest solo album, Colours, on K Records. To promote the fresh chamber-pop collection, the Washington-based singer-songwriter has…
Kyle McGovern / July 25, 2013
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