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Hear Hot Chip Contort Matthew E. White’s ‘Big Love’ Into Corkscrew Funk

Last year, Matthew E. White released Big Inner, a full-length jazz-rock opus bolstered by ornate arrangements and cozy vocals. One highlight off the Virginia singer-songwriter's debut…
Kyle McGovern / July 10, 2013

David Byrne Takes It in the Face in Fidgety, Literal ‘Eyes’ Video

Last year, orchestral pop mastermind Jherek Bischoff tapped David Byrne to sing "Eyes," the sweeping second track off his Composed LP. Now the two have reunited for the…
Kyle McGovern / July 10, 2013

Incan Abraham Travel to ‘Tuolumne’ in Graceful Psych-Pop Swooner

Los Angeles quartet Incan Abraham have made huge strides over the past year or so. In 2012, their Springhouse EP found the worldly psych-pop band…
Chris Martins / July 10, 2013

Superchunk Pay Tribute to a Dub Legend in Power-Pop Anthem ‘Me & You & Jackie Mittoo’

"I hate music, what is it worth? / Can't bring anyone back to this earth." So goes the opening line of the latest share from…
Chris Martins / July 9, 2013

King Krule Confirms Long-Awaited Debut Album With Ragged ‘Easy Easy’ Single

Archy Marshall will finally release his debut full-length as King Krule this summer. On August 24, True Panther and XL Recordings will drop 6 Feet Beneath…
Kyle McGovern / July 9, 2013

K-Pop Discovers the Trap (and Dub!) in 2NE1’s ‘Falling in Love’ Video

First ladies of K-Pop 2NE1 are back with their first single since will.i.am gave them the stadium treatment for his fittingly titled single, "Take on…
Chris Martins / July 9, 2013

Ariel Pink and Jorge Elbrecht Are Summer Soft-Rock Kings on ‘Hang on to Life’

Ariel Pink and Jorge Elbrecht have teamed up for a collaborative 7-inch single out now on Mexican Summer. The Los Angeles lo-fi pop whiz and…
Chris Martins / July 9, 2013

Ty Segall’s Fuzz Prep Proto-Metal LP, Share ‘Loose Sutures’ Shredfest

UPDATE: The original press release included a handful of errors in the track list. Among those was the title of the featured song, which is actually…
Chris Martins / July 9, 2013

MS MR Melt Brain Cells in TV-Addled ‘Think of You’ Video

MS MR made their network television debut on Late Show with David Letterman several weeks back, and now the electro-pop duo have returned to the small…
Kyle McGovern / July 9, 2013

GrandeMarshall Is ‘Dedicated to’ Women and Weed on ‘Mugga Man’ Highlight

Back in April, Philadelphia youngster GrandeMarshall nabbed our Rap Release of the Week with his second mixtape Mugga Man. Back then Brandon Soderberg noted "that breezy,…
Chris Martins / July 9, 2013

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
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