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Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Leaks Outside the Samsung Galaxy

That didn't take long. Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail sold a milli before it debuted exclusively on Samsung phones at midnight this morning (July 4),…
Nicole Sia / July 4, 2013

Timbaland Reveals the Secrets of Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ in Intimate Interview

Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail arrives tomorrow, July 4, and though we've learned much about the man's 12th studio album — the cover art, the…
Chris Martins / July 4, 2013

Watch Justin Timberlake Put His Face on Naked Women in ‘Tunnel Vision’ Video

So, to recap: Justin Timberlake famously threw himself back into music this year with his comeback single "Suit & Tie," which some derided as sounding…
Jordan Sargent / July 3, 2013

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding Welcome ‘Lesbian Wife’ to the Slack-Pop Party

Scott & Charlene's Wedding is the beauteous slack-pop project of one Craig Dermody, an Australian expat whose relocation to New York City has provided him…
Chris Martins / July 3, 2013

Watch Ghost B.C.’s Nameless Ghoul Give an Incredibly Polite Interview

So it turns out nameless ghouls are completely reasonable people if you just talk to them. Swedish doom-metal destroyers Ghost B.C. are known for their…
Chris Martins / July 3, 2013

Tinie Tempah Brags About His Banksy Collection With 2 Chainz on ‘Trampoline’

If you're lucky, you remember Tinie Tempah from "Pass Out," his fantastic debut single that went No. 1 abroad in 2011. If you're like most…
Jordan Sargent / July 3, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: Blondes Breathe New Life into Techno-Spelunking

Blondes Swisher (RVNG) Blondes' Sam Haar and Zach Steinman started out making chiming, chugging, not-quite-dance music poised somewhere between Krautrock and nu-disco, Smallville and Delorean.
Philip Sherburne / July 3, 2013

Annie Stays Meta on Dance-Pop Anthem ‘Back Together,’ Written by Little Boots

Sleek, electronic dance-pop that comments on itself — but not, like, in an annoying way — has been a good lane for Annie. Lovesick thumper…
Marc Hogan / July 3, 2013

Hear A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky Pay Homage to Dancehall Legend on Ominous ‘Shabba’

A$AP Ferg's debut mixtape Trap Lord has both a new release date and a new single: The first is August 20 and the second is "Shabba," which…
Jordan Sargent / July 3, 2013

Thom Yorke Gets Knocked Down, But He Gets Up Again

The guy who somehow makes gawky dance moves look smooth can also tumble like a champ. Thom Yorke's ability to shake his "Paranoid Android" booty…
Marc Hogan / July 3, 2013

Watch Beck Cover Michael Jackson, T. Rex, and the Velvet Underground Live in Paris

Beck performed last night in Paris as part of Festival Days Off, and he dipped into his formidable repertoire of covers, as you can see…
Marc Hogan / July 3, 2013

Dan Deacon and Adult Swim Deliver Bong-Bait in ‘USA’ Short Film

Mere days ago, we got to hear Dan Deacon's "Why Am I on This Cloud?," a bite-sized remapping of the lengthy "USA" suite found on…
Chris Martins / July 3, 2013

Atoms for Peace Open Doors to Club Amok With ‘Default’ and ‘Dropped’ Videos

Last month Atoms for Peace blessed Los Angeles with a secret-ish show at Club Amok — the temporary name they'd given the intimate Fais Do…
Chris Martins / July 2, 2013

Azealia Banks and Pharrell Rap About Thongs on ‘ATM JAM’

Azealia Banks debuted her new Pharrell-assisted song "ATM JAM" at Glastonbury over the weekend making the arrival of the studio version of the track an…
Chris Martins / July 2, 2013

Rap Release of the Week: Killer Mike & El-P’s ‘Run the Jewels’

Run the Jewels, the new one from Killer Mike and El-P, may lack the ambition of Mike's R.A.P. Music (which flat-out gunned  for No. 1-noise-rap-classic It Takes a Nation…
Brandon Soderberg / July 2, 2013

Janelle Monae Boogies While the World Burns in ‘Dance Apocalyptic’ Video

When last we saw Janelle Monáe, she and Erykah Badu were shattering their space-shackles while smashing stereotypes in the futuristic video for "Q.U.E.E.N.," a song…
Chris Martins / July 2, 2013

The Chills’ First New Song in Forever, ‘Molten Gold,’ Is Another Heavenly Pop Hit

The Chills' comeback is not like other indie-rock comebacks. For starters, they were never really "here" in the first place: Despite being one of the…
Marc Hogan / July 2, 2013

Hodgy Beats Buries Himself in Sand for ‘Alone’ Video

Hodgy Beats' new Untitled 2 EP features a couple of hard-rock forays that may seem like an odd fit, but the rest of the thing offers…
Chris Martins / July 2, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: New Order, AraabMuzik, Joey Bada$$, Speedy Ortiz, and More

Ten new, streamable albums — that aren't Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail — are here right now! Grab a set of headphones and cruise into…
Kyle McGovern / July 2, 2013

M.I.A.’s Latest Shrill Banger May Be Titled ‘Only 1 U,’ But It’s Not a Love Song

M.I.A. has always delivered zeitgeist-conscious party music with a revolutionary stance, and rightly so given her pedigree, but lately the messages have been more ear-catching…
Marc Hogan / July 2, 2013
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