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‘Workaholics’ Star Anders Holm Has Magic Mojo in Serengeti’s ‘Laser Tag’ Video

Chicago rapper Serengeti stopped by SPIN last year to explain the hip-hop metafiction/therapy session/satirical delight that is his Kenny Dennis character. "This guy just has…
Chris Martins / June 26, 2013

Is Robin Thicke’s Nudity-Filled ‘Blurred Lines’ Video Exploitative, Awesome, or Both?

Robin Thicke continues to have the biggest, um, song in the country with "Blurred Lines," a spry and summery soul-dappled single that's stirred up a…
Chris Martins / June 26, 2013

Joey Bada$$ Fast-Forwards on DOOM-Produced ‘Amethyst Rockstar’

Skeptics of '90s rap revivalist Joey Bada$$ expect some sort of growth on his upcoming Summer Knights EP, which will also feature his Pro Era crew.
Jordan Sargent / June 25, 2013

Speedy Ortiz Flex Gut-Wrecking Muscles on Clobbering ‘Plough’

Speedy Ortiz have already shared two singles from their upcoming full-length debut — the angst-ridden "Tiger Tank" and languid "No Below" — and now, the Best New Artist alums have…
Kyle McGovern / June 25, 2013

Zola Jesus’ String-Swathed ‘Avalanche (Slow)’ Delivers Minimalist Majesty

Zola Jesus is set to release an album of orchestral interpretations of her oeuvre dubbed Versions on August 20 with Sacred Bones. Inspired by her 2012…
Chris Martins / June 25, 2013

Watch Colin Stetson’s Cathartic ‘Who the Waves Are Roaring For’ Video

Bon Iver saxophonist Colin Stetson kept it in the family for his latest music video, "Who the Waves Are Roaring For." The Montreal-based mastermind reteamed with…
Kyle McGovern / June 25, 2013

Soundgarden’s Ben Shepherd Makes Solo Debut With Raw-Rocking ‘Baron Robber’

Soundgarden bassist and songwriter Ben Shepherd will release his debut solo album as HBS on August 27. In Deep Owl was written over the past four…
Chris Martins / June 25, 2013

The Weeknd Hates Threesome-Having Strippers in NSFW ‘Kiss Land’ Video

Sigh. Another day, another softcore porn video from another alt-R&B #YOLO lifer. Considering the Weeknd's less-than-copacetic relationship with The-Dream, you'd expect Abel Tesfaye to take…
Chris Martins / June 25, 2013

Willis Earl Beal Teases Mysterious New Album With Eerie ‘Everything Unwinds’

Chicago outsider Willis Earl Beal will release his sophomore album, Nobody knows., on September 10 through XL Recordings imprint Hot Charity. Keeping with the bluesman's…
Kyle McGovern / June 25, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Release of the Week: Killa Kyleon’s ‘Lean On Me’ Mixtape

Sorry, but Yeezus just looms large over everything right now and it's tough not to constantly compare or contrast everything that pops up to its…
Brandon Soderberg / June 25, 2013

Oneohtrix Point Never’s ‘Still Life’ Sounds and Looks Like an Android’s Nightmare

Oneohtrix Point Never returns October 1 with R Plus Seven, his first album for the iconic electronic label Warp and a supposed departure from his warm…
Chris Martins / June 25, 2013

Watch SISU’s Dreamy ‘Two Thousand Hands’ Video

Before Sandra Vu started keeping rhythm as Dum Dum Girls' drummer, she founded her own pet project called SISU. Now, four years after adopting the all-caps…
Kyle McGovern / June 25, 2013

Washed Out Returns to Tropical Paradise on Lush ‘Don’t Give Up’

"Get a drink, have a good time now," a voice advises on the title track from the Avalanches' sample-stuffed 2000 beach-disco masterpiece Since I Left…
Marc Hogan / June 25, 2013

Stream Owen’s Emotion-Wracked Album ‘L’Ami du Peuple’

"I got high with an art teacher of mine," Mike Kinsella's latest album as Owen, L'Ami du Peuple, begins. Due out July 2 via Polyvinyl, the…
Marc Hogan / June 25, 2013

Hear Typhoon’s Orchestral-Pop Epic ‘Young Fathers’

Last month, Typhoon shared "Dreams of Cannibalism," the first sample of the Portland collective's upcoming album, White Lighter, due August 20 from Roll Call Records. Now, the…
Kyle McGovern / June 25, 2013

Watch M.I.A. ‘Bring the Noize’ in Dark, Head-Scratching Video

M.I.A. is leading by example. "Bring the Noize," the rapper-singer's latest single, is chaotic and strident, mixing digital crunch with vague calls for liberation —…
Marc Hogan / June 25, 2013

Lemuria Welcome an Alien Invasion With Booze and Cake in ‘Scienceless’ Video

Lemuria have plenty to look forward to — the Buffalo pop-punks are in the midst of a lengthy tour supporting their latest album, The Distance Is…
Kyle McGovern / June 25, 2013

Hear Museum of Love’s Necromancing ‘Down South’

Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem) gets in touch with his inner David Byrne on "Down South," the debut single from Museum of Love. His partner in…
Philip Sherburne / June 25, 2013

Stream Iron & Wine’s Dusty, ‘Lone Ranger’-Inspired Whistler ‘Rattling Bone’

On July 2, Walt Disney Records releases The Lone Ranger: Wanted, a collection of 14 songs inspired by Disney's high-impact reinvention of the venerable radio/TV/film…
Jordan Sargent / June 25, 2013

Hear Action Bronson’s Wavy, Prince-Alluding ‘Heel Toe’

"Heel Toe" is a track by Action Bronson and producer Harry Fraud that wasn't among the seven tracks on their recently released Saaab Stories EP. Stereogum…
Marc Hogan / June 24, 2013
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