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Watch Big Boi Gamely Hobble Around an Island in ‘The Thickets’ Video

Good news: Big Boi's knee surgery hasn't prevented him from enjoying the good life. For the video of his new single "The Thickets" — one…
Jordan Sargent / June 28, 2013

Afterlife to the Pixies: Hear Kim Deal-Less Band’s ‘Bagboy,’ First Song in Nine Years

The Pixies' surprise release today of a churning, noise-streaked new confection called "Bagboy" is gigantic news on several levels. It's the Boston-born indie-rock flagbearers' first…
Marc Hogan / June 28, 2013

Soko and Ariel Pink Actualize Some ‘Monster Love’ in Charming Short Film

Actress and singer Soko has laid down years of groundwork in her native France, but she's now looking to expand her audience stateside. With an…
Chris Martins / June 27, 2013

Hear Franz Ferdinand’s Well-Timed ‘Love Illumination’ and ‘Right Action’

Michaels of the world rejoice — Franz Ferdinand are dancing again. The Glaswegian post-punk posse are prepping their fourth full-length at last. Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right…
Chris Martins / June 27, 2013

Sleeping States and Holopaw Raise Money for LGBT Cause With Super-Sized Split Vinyl

June is LGBT Pride Month, and Misra Records is celebrating with a special 12-inch split single featuring Bristol's Sleeping States and Florida's Holopaw, two bands…
Kyle McGovern / June 27, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Songs of the Week: Drake the Tastemaker Scoops Up Sampha

Drake, feat. Sampha "The Motion"So, Drake is just a troll, right? He knows what he's doing. Part of his endgame, it seems, is to make…
Brandon Soderberg / June 27, 2013

Bishop Nehru Looks for Trouble in First-Person ‘Muffled/M.I.C.’ Video

Though he's only 16, New York rapper Bishop Nehru imbues his videos with as much care as his songs have skill. Much like the recent…
Jordan Sargent / June 27, 2013

Pissed Jeans Inspire an Ice Skater’s Rebellion in ‘Romanticize Me’ Video

Pissed Jeans frontman Matt Korvette invoked the term "adult angst" when talking with SPIN about the Pennsylvania punks' Essential fourth album, Honeys. "I think we've certainly moved…
Kyle McGovern / June 27, 2013

Smith Westerns Harsh Everyone’s Mellow in Sandy Kim-Directed ‘Idol’ Video

Earlier this month, Smith Westerns shared "Idol," a sighing summer stunner from their third LP, the just-released Soft Will. Now the glammy daydreamers have paired…
Kyle McGovern / June 27, 2013

Tuxedoed Pharrell Fancies Up Funky ‘Despicable Me 2′ Song ‘Happy’ for Late Night TV

It's a good time to be Pharrell. Well, it's always a good time to be that N.E.R.D., but it's especially true now. Mr. Williams had…
Jordan Sargent / June 27, 2013

M.I.A. Goes All-Gold-Everything for ‘Bring the Noize’ Alternate Video

Turns out M.I.A. was keeping something shiny from us when she shared her frenetic "Bring the Noize" video earlier this week. That clip for the MAYA mastermind's assaultive…
Marc Hogan / June 27, 2013

Dan Deacon Remaps ‘USA’ as Adult Swim Circuit-Burst ‘Why Am I on This Cloud?’

Trapped behind a pickup driving exactly the speed limit through the center of Nebraska, the thought could occur to even the most devout patriot: "America…
Marc Hogan / June 27, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: James Holden Unites John Cage with Feral Forest Ravers

For more than a decade, James Holden has exerted a kind of dark energy on dance music, an influence that is all the more interesting…
Philip Sherburne / June 27, 2013

Morrissey Fans Bare Their Tattoos in Hollywood High Concert Movie Trailer

"Shouldn't you be doing the dishes, or something really useful?" That's a question Morrissey asks drolly at the end of a new trailer (via Slicing…
Marc Hogan / June 27, 2013

Watch Dan Bodan’s Idyllic ‘Anonymous’ Video

Berlin-based songwriter and producer Dan Bodan recently released the single "Anonymous" on DFA. Produced by m.e.s.h., it's a haunted listen, placing tremulous vocals over spacious,…
Marc Hogan / June 27, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Run the Jewels, Daughn Gibson, The-Drum, and More

Another week brings another batch of streamable albums. Arm yourself with a set of headphones and jump in below. 1) Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels. "Killer…
Kyle McGovern / June 27, 2013

Light Heat Go Glamorously Low-Key in ‘Elevation’ Video

After an eight-year absence, Quentin Stoltzfus — the mastermind who once recorded under the moniker Mazarin — has returned. On June 25, the Philadelphia-based songwriter released his…
Kyle McGovern / June 27, 2013

Beyonce’s Steamy, Allegedly Full ‘Standing on the Sun’ Sizzles Less Than the Live Take

Just a hunch: This won't be the last time the sun goes down on a new version of Beyoncé's "Standing on the Sun." An alleged stream of…
Marc Hogan / June 27, 2013

Hear the A$AP Rocky ‘#Beautiful’ Verse That the World Didn’t Need

First of all, we're fans of all three artists here. Mariah Carey is a melismatic legend and the very embodiment of the early '90s R&B…
Chris Martins / June 27, 2013

Angel Haze Name-Drops Green Day in Dark New Track ‘Initiation’

Angel Haze has let slip an outtake from her forthcoming debut studio album Dirty Gold. Indirectly citing Drake's #YOLO doctrine, she wrote on Twitter, "I'm probably…
Chris Martins / June 26, 2013
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