Migos Welcome Another New Day in Hypnotic ‘Chirpin’ Video

As with many Migos songs, there's a deceptively simple double meaning at the heart of "Chirpin." Elsewhere on the Atlanta rap trio's Young Rich Niggas mixtape, "FEMA"
Marc Hogan / July 9, 2013

Islands Sing About Quitting on ‘Wave Forms’ From Forthcoming Fifth LP ‘Ski Mask’

Islands have a new album in the hopper, and it may be the Los Angeles-based art-pop project's last ... unless. "I feel like we’re kind…
Chris Martins / July 9, 2013

Julia Holter Gets Theatrical for Old-Timey ‘In the Green Wild’ Video

Los Angeles' leading avant garde songbird Julia Holter returns on August 20 with Loud City Song, her first album for Domino Records and her third full-length…
Chris Martins / July 9, 2013

Grab Mykki Blanco and Friendzone’s Misty ‘Adult Swim’ Battle Cry ‘Who Wanna Rumble’

In Mykki Blanco's recent "The Initiation" video, the New York rapper grows a second face. In a set last month at Barcelona's Sónar festival, Blanco declared,…
Marc Hogan / July 9, 2013

Watch Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan Cover Jonathan Richman With Kelly Hogan

It's understandable that Mac McCaughan told the A.V. Club he forgot how many verses there are to Jonathan Richman's "That Summer Feeling." This simple, clear-eyed…
Marc Hogan / July 9, 2013

Hear Groove Armada Vet Andy Cato’s ‘The Coastal Path (the Amorphous Androgynous Remix)’

On Andy Cato's solo album Times & Places, released in May via Apollo/R&S, "The Coastal Path" is a serene, percussion-less track built around a soft female…
Marc Hogan / July 9, 2013

Stream Chance Martin’s Otherworldly ‘In Search,’ a Countrydelic Masterpiece

Chance Martin worked as right-hand man to Johnny Cash throughout the 1970s, serving as the Man in Black's stage manager and lighting designer. But in…
Kyle McGovern / July 9, 2013

Le Youth Connects Biggie to Figgy in Smooth ‘Summer Nights’ Mixtape

Who is Le Youth? "It's complicated," reads the producer's two-word Twitter bio. Los Angeles' Wes James has retained a relatively enigmatic personal existence since his Cassie-sampling…
Chris Martins / July 9, 2013

Hear Iamsu!’s Minimalist Monster ‘Designer’

Rappers and producers tend to heap a lot of praise on themselves: "best rapper alive," "G.O.A.T.," more Steve Jobs-ian ones like "visionary," and, in the…
Brandon Soderberg / July 9, 2013

Stream A Grave With No Name’s Beautifully Swirling ‘Whirlpool’ Album

On Whirlpool, A Grave With No Name moves out of the bedroom and into the studio, this third album functioning as both a completion of…
Chris Martins / July 9, 2013

Jamaican Queens Introduce Meaty Decor in Twisted ‘Can’t Say No to Annie’ Video

Detroit pop usurpers Jamaican Queens are very much on their own trip. Openly influenced by the southern production prowess of Three Six Mafia and Gucci…
Chris Martins / July 9, 2013

See Fred Armisen’s ‘Portlandia’-Style Infomercial for Queens of the Stone Age Flash Drive

Queens of the Stone Age's seductively weighty ...Like Clockwork came out a little more than a month ago, and enough people bought it to give…
Marc Hogan / July 9, 2013

Hear Jay-Z’s Full, ‘Kingdom Come’-Era Outtake ‘Dead Presidents III’

Jay-Z's followers got at least one treat from the Magna Carta Holy Grail rapper's surprise Twitter conversation yesterday. With Hova's blessing, producers Just Blaze and Young…
Marc Hogan / July 9, 2013

Kanye West’s ‘Black Skinhead’ Video Is a Cheapo CG Nightmare

Above you'll find (for now, at least) what may be be an early version of the video for Kanye West's Yeezus single "Black Skinhead." The animated…
Chris Martins / July 8, 2013

Watch No Age Debut Sober ‘I Won’t Be Your Generator’

Last month, No Age went public with two cuts off their upcoming "uncomfortable" album, An Object, and now there's live footage of a third. While performing…
Kyle McGovern / July 8, 2013

Former Kanye Pal Hit-Boy Recasts ‘New Slaves’ in His Own Image

Former Kanye West collaborator Hit-Boy has reworked Yeezus standout "New Slaves," further damaging the heavy track with glitchy elements and rewriting all of the words.
Chris Martins / July 8, 2013

J Mascis Is Kind of Honored to Be Considered the Fifth Greatest Guitarist of All Time

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis is a famously close-mouthed kind of guy. Sure, the 47-year-old guitar god gave a somewhat revealing interview on Marc Maron's WTF…
Kyle McGovern / July 8, 2013

Watch Wilco and My Morning Jacket Chug Through Neil Young’s ‘Cinnamon Girl’ Live

Wilco stunned the audience at last month's Solid Sound Music and Arts Festival with a two-and-a-half-hour live set that featured covers of songs by Daft…
Kyle McGovern / July 8, 2013

Jay-Z Knocked Out Most of ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ in Two Weeks, Says The-Dream

Jay-Z finished most of Magna Carta Holy Grail in two weeks, Terius Nash has revealed. "The body, the significant part of this album?" the singer and…
Marc Hogan / July 8, 2013

Crash Titus Andronicus’ Raucous Live Show in ‘Still Life With Hot Deuce and Silver Platter’ Video

Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles has been caught on camera belting out Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" with Diarrhea Planet and teaming with the So So Glos to…
Kyle McGovern / July 8, 2013
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