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Watch the Coathangers Solve a Jazz Age Murder Mystery in ‘Derek’s Song’ Video

Earlier this year, the Coathangers released "Derek's Song," the lead track on a split 7-inch single with Suicide Squeeze labelmates Nü Sensae. As the all-girl punk crew tells…
Kyle McGovern / June 19, 2013

Eminem Rages Again (and Compares Himself to Beethoven) on Fiery ‘Symphony in H’

Eminem won an Oscar way back in 2003, but he's here to show he's "still a grouch." Slim Shady bares his cranky side on "Symphony…
Marc Hogan / June 19, 2013

Mikky Ekko’s Uplifting ‘Kids’ Stays Humble Despite Benny Blanco’s Hit-Making Touch

After teasing us with seven months of videos and remixes for his excellent Clams Casino-produced single "Pull Me Down," Mikky Ekko has at last let…
Chris Martins / June 19, 2013

Die Antwoord’s Icky ‘Cookie Thumper’ Video Packs a Painful Surprise Ending

Cautionary tales rarely come as irreverently horrifying as this. The South African rave-rap posse Die Antwoord are gearing up for a new album — Donker Mag,…
Chris Martins / June 19, 2013

Small Black Soundtrack a Fiery One-Day Stand in ‘No Stranger’ Video

Speaking to SPIN, Small Black frontman Josh Kolenik described the Brooklyn foursome's second album, Limits of Desire, as "more powerful, more confident" than their 2010…
Kyle McGovern / June 18, 2013

See the Postal Service’s Underwear in ‘A Tattered Line of String’ Video

The Postal Service have successfully parlayed a decade-old, one-off album into an festival-headlining live show, all on the strength of 10 weak-kneed, digi-pop tunes. Now,…
Kyle McGovern / June 18, 2013

Stream Blouse’s Plush Dream-Pop Single ‘No Shelter’

Blouse's 2011 self-titled debut album was a full-length exploration of foggy, pink-tinted dreamscapes, equal parts lipstick kisses and Lynchian intrigue. On September 17, the Portland threesome —…
Kyle McGovern / June 18, 2013

Pond Need a Xanax in Super Trippy ‘Xanman’ Video

Tame Impala offshoot Pond specialize in a gnarly sort of freewheeling psych-rock that seems ill-fit for proper studios and other hi-def niceties. The song "Xanman,"
Chris Martins / June 18, 2013

DJ Sliink and Nadus Take Ciara’s ‘Body Party’ to the Club via Jersey Club Remix

Earlier this year we wrote about DJ Sliink's #THREAD collective, a crew of Newark, New Jersey-based DJs paving the way for the city's frantic Jersey…
Puja Patel / June 18, 2013

Local Natives’ Puppy-Starring ‘You & I’ Video Will Break Your Heart (and the Internet)

Local Natives' Hummingbird opener "You & I" bears no obvious relationship to man's best friend. But the song's newly posted video tells the story of "the last…
Marc Hogan / June 18, 2013

Download a Dub Version of John Talabot and Pional’s Dreamy ‘Destiny’

Germany's Permanent Vacation label recently released a punchier club edit (on bright green wax!) of John Talabot's "So Will Be Now," one of the highlights…
Philip Sherburne / June 18, 2013

Fuck Buttons Turn Dancer Into Human Lava Lamp in Eerie ‘The Red Wing’ Video

Fuck Buttons are going their own way and it's taking the British digi-gaze roarers to a dark, heady place. Unlike their last two albums, the…
Marc Hogan / June 18, 2013

Watch Nick Zinner Shred With His College Band Challenge of the Future

Actor/director Adrian Grenier of Entourage fame recently announced he'd be expanding his Brooklyn-based Wreckroom studio into a full-fledged label, Wreckroom Records. Well, it turns out Grenier…
Marc Hogan / June 18, 2013

Did John Mayer Just Pull a Taylor Swift on Taylor Swift?

Taylor Swift has mastered the trick of getting extra mileage out of her songs by leaving them open to tabloid speculation, and now John Mayer…
Marc Hogan / June 18, 2013

Stream Locrian’s Descent Into Synthy Post-Metal Madness, ‘Return To Annihilation’

Usually known for candlelit drones and charred noise, wildly prolific avant-metal doomsdayers Locrian are using their Relapse contract to release one of their most accessible…
Christopher R. Weingarten / June 18, 2013

See Siouxsie Sioux Play the Banshees’ ‘Kaleidoscope’ Live at First Show in Five Years

Siouxsie Sioux performed live for the first time in five years this past Saturday (June 15), as part of Yoko Ono's Meltdown Festival, which kicked off…
Kyle McGovern / June 18, 2013

Stream Palms’ Debut LP, Dream-Metal From Deftones’ Chino Moreno and Most of Isis

Palms is a cinematic alt-metal supergroup combining 60 percent of post-rock dream weavers Isis (drummer Aaron Harris, bassist Jeff Caxide, and keyboardist Clifford Meyer), and the cloudgazing,…
Christopher R. Weingarten / June 18, 2013

Eliot Lipp Gives El Ten Eleven a Panoramic Pop Remix on ‘No One Died This Time!’

Los Angeles post-rock pair El Ten Eleven make a lot of noise for two dudes. Their fifth album, Transitions, came out last year, and it…
Chris Martins / June 18, 2013

See Barbarossa Drive a Grown Man Mad in ‘Turbine’ Video

Last month, Barbarossa unveiled "Turbine," an angular, synth-lined seducer that marked a drastic shift from London singer-songwriter James Mathé's previous work, namely 2008's acoustic-driven Chemical Campfires. Now, the longtime José…
Kyle McGovern / June 18, 2013

Stream Hausu’s ‘Total,’ a Snarling Squall of an Album

Earlier this month, Hausu presented "Chrysanthemum," a heaving shredder that SPIN described as "a sweetly sour mix of Dischord-ant post-punk drive and vintage alt-rock gnarl (via Dinosaur Jr. et…
Kyle McGovern / June 18, 2013
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