Hear Reunited Shoegazers Medicine’s Celebratory ‘It’s Not Enough’

On August 6, the original lineup of Los Angeles noise-pop band Medicine will release their first album in 18 years, To the Happy Few, via Captured…
Marc Hogan / June 24, 2013

Jesse Woods Time-Travels to the ’50s for Nostalgic ‘Gold in the Air’ Video

Jesse Woods specializes in haunted lo-fi folk; he’s a guitar-wielding ghost chaser in pursuit of an American landscape that faded long ago. Fitting then that…
Kyle McGovern / June 24, 2013

Hear Drake Dip Into Cloud-Rap, Post-Dubstep on Four New Songs

Drake had a productive weekend. The Toronto rapper-singer set a September 17 release date for Nothing Was the Same, the follow-up to Take Care (one of SPIN’…
Marc Hogan / June 24, 2013

Alela Diane Bids Adieu to Bad Romance in ‘About Farewell’ Video

The titular track from Alela Diane’s forthcoming About Farewell functions as a distillation of the album’s most salient emotions and themes. The pain of divorce,…
Chris Martins / June 24, 2013

Bleached Go on a Bad Acid Trip in ‘Dead in Your Head’ Video

When Bleached first unveiled "Dead in Your Head," the breakup tune instantly felt more sullen than the California sisters' usual beach-ready output. To wit, singer-guitarist Jennifer…
Kyle McGovern / June 21, 2013

jj Refine Their Swedish Beach-Pop Birdcall on Yearning ‘Fagelsangen’

Forget the past several years of global political paralysis and slo-mo economics. The ecstatic, audacious, and maximalist style of pop that burst from some corner…
Marc Hogan / June 21, 2013

‘Billboard’ Intrudes on Jay-Z and Samsung’s Echo Chamber

Thanks to next week’s Billboard cover story, “What Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta’ Means For The ‘Billboard’ 200 Chart,” the Jay-Z and Samsung sell-out to end all…
Brandon Soderberg / June 21, 2013

Robyn and Snoop Dogg Swap Genders in Untouchable ‘U Should Know Better’ Video

Robyn’s Body Talk was one of the best albums of 2010. It could be one of the best albums of 2013, too. The Swedish pop singer ha…
Marc Hogan / June 21, 2013

Florence Welch and Dev Hynes Add Smoke to Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’

Last month, Florence Welch and Dev Hynes performed at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge to raise money for the Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Rocks project.
Kyle McGovern / June 21, 2013

Electric Daisy Chain: Insomniac and Dick Clark Prod. Plan 2014 EDM Awards

If you thought that what the world of electronic dance music really needed was more pomp, circumstance, and self-congratulation, well, you’re in luck. At La…
Philip Sherburne / June 21, 2013

Stream Mood Rings’ Lush, Neon-Hued ‘VPI Harmony’ Album

Aptly named Atlanta five-piece Mood Rings seamlessly shift between genres and tempos, all while conjuring lush swirls of color. The forlorn dreamweavers have already offered…
Kyle McGovern / June 21, 2013

Stream Coke Weed’s Patient Fuzz-Rock Jewel ‘Anklet’

Coke Weed’s upcoming third album is titled Back to Soft, and advance listen “Anklet” is elegantly unhurried, but the Maine-based band knows slow, seemingly unaggressive song…
Marc Hogan / June 21, 2013

Hear Ame, Dixon, and Marcus Worgull Remix the xx

Love the xx but find their last album a little too somnolent? A new set of remixes from Âme, Dixon, and Marcus Worgull might be…
Philip Sherburne / June 21, 2013

DJ Nobody Teams With Cedric Bixler-Zavala for Sunny Psych-Hop ‘Our Last Dance’

Los Angeles producer DJ Nobody has cultivated a diverse and musically rich résumé over the years. With beatwork dating back to 1998, the man bor…
Chris Martins / June 21, 2013

Watch Matmos’ Colorfully Calming ‘Aetheric Vehicle’ Video

Matmos showed off their noisier side for a cover of the Buzzcocks’ “ESP” earlier this year, but the Baltimore electro duo get meditative in the new…
Kyle McGovern / June 20, 2013

Serengeti Rhymes About Rib Tips on Bonus ‘Kenny Dennis’ Cut ‘Can’t Wait’

Chicago storyteller Serengeti releases his Kenny Dennis LP on Tuesday (June 25), building off of the delightfully offbeat character study that was last year’s Kenny Dennis EP.
Chris Martins / June 20, 2013

Hear Thom Yorke, Dave Sitek, and Clams Casino Rework JJ DOOM’s Gritty Rap Tracks

JJ DOOM are relaunching their slept-on debut Keys to the Kuffs as the “Butter Edition,” which will feature new tracks from the pair and choice remixes from…
Chris Martins / June 20, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Songs of the Week: Kanye West Probably Needs a Fact Checker

Heems "Turn Me On"Since the break-up of his joking-not-joking group Das Racist, Himanshu Suri has been on a rather fascinating contrarian-art journey. He followed u…
Brandon Soderberg / June 20, 2013

Watch DIIV Rehearse Urgent, Foul-Mouthed New Song ‘Dust’

DIIV have shared rehearsal footage of a new, still-in-the-works song called "Dust." The New York four-piece posted the video on their Tumblr on Wednesday, along with…
Kyle McGovern / June 20, 2013

Juicy J and the Weeknd’s Bar Visit Goes Very Wrong in Bleak ‘One of Those Nights’ Video

We all have those nights. You know ‘em: You’re out at a local bar with three women who basically can’t keep their hands off you,…
Marc Hogan / June 20, 2013
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