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David Letterman Is Really Into Those Drums You Got There

David Letterman like drums. Like, really likes drums. In the supercut above, we see over two minutes of the Late Show host complimenting his musical guests' kits,…
Chris Martins / June 13, 2013

Stream Vacation’s Sweetly Gunky ‘Candy Waves’ Album

A couple months back, Vacation fired off "Pyro Hippies," the feedback-gnashed opening salvo from upcoming sophomore album Candy Waves. Now, in advance of the LP's June…
Kyle McGovern / June 13, 2013

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Tenderly Cover Otis Redding’s ‘Dock of the Bay’

Kraut-soul trio Unknown Mortal Orchestra have got a dangerously potent combination of guts and chops. That's the only explanation why they recently took on Otis…
Chris Martins / June 13, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Songs of the Week: Angry Russian Trap Rap; Iamsu! Shouts Out Stevie

2Eleven, feat. Freddie Gibbs "Listen"Atlanta producer Tony Gardner is usually mentioned along with Compton Brick Squadder Ice Burgandy. The majority of Ice's Rhythm & Burgandy…
Brandon Soderberg / June 13, 2013

See Water Liars Soundtrack a Sad Striptease in ‘Wyoming’

Back in February, Water Liars shared "Linens," a country tune well-versed in mid-life loneliness. Now, singer-guitarist Justin Kinkel-Schuster and drummer-vocalist Andrew Bryant have shared a quietly…
Kyle McGovern / June 13, 2013

Kanye West Plays Daft Punk-Featuring ‘On Site,’ Does ‘New Slaves’ A Cappella

In Kanye West's surprisingly self-effacing (LOL) new interview with the New York Times' Jon Caramanica, he admits that he pretty much looks miserable whenever he's…
Chris Martins / June 13, 2013

Low Offer ‘Twilight Zone’ Twist in ‘Plastic Cup’ Video

Low marry grit and glamour in the video for "Plastic Cup," the dusky opening track from recent LP The Invisible Way. The Minnesota slowcore vets…
Kyle McGovern / June 13, 2013

Black Flag’s ‘Revolutionary’ Iconography Dissected in Raymond Pettibon Documentary

If there was ever a band that perfectly combined music and visuals, it was Black Flag. More than three decades later, the hardcore pioneers' logo…
Colin Stutz / June 13, 2013

Evil Lives in Demon Queen’s ‘Demon Practice’ Video

Evil is passed from person to person like a satanic game of tag in Demon Queen's new video for "Demon Practice". It's NSFW but it's…
Colin Stutz / June 13, 2013

Hear Nylo’s Chilling R&B Keeper ‘Take It Back’

Nylo's a lover scorned. The 22-year-old R&B singer-producer laments a booze-fueled relationship that moved a bit too fast on "Take It Back," the latest heater…
Luke McCormick / June 13, 2013

Prince Plays With ‘Ta-Tas’ on New Song ‘Ain’t Gonna Miss U When U’re Gone’

Prince has dropped another new song just 4 U, the funky kiss-off "Ain't Gonna Miss U When U're Gone." The Purple One debuted the six-minute…
Kyle McGovern / June 13, 2013

Watch Kylesa Blow Up a Texas Living Room With Three-Song Set

There's not a whole lot going on in Denton, Texas, but today we're grateful for this one living room they've got there. Recently, Georgian sludge-metal…
Colin Stutz / June 13, 2013

Pity Sex Deliver Pitch-Perfect Shoegaze Pop With ‘Fold’

Ann Arbor quartet Pity Sex swoons hard within a shoegaze swirl, using pop prettiness as their anchor within the fuzz. My Bloody Valentine and the…
Chris Martins / June 13, 2013

Jonwayne Humbles Himself Over a Vintage J Dilla Beat on ‘Notes to Myself’

Rising Los Angeles rapper Jonwayne announced his forthcoming Marion Morrison mixtape today by sharing "Notes to Myself," a rock-solid new cut that finds him going in…
Chris Martins / June 12, 2013

The Cairo Gang Fly Solo on Smoky Psych-Rocker ‘Take Your Time’

Longtime Bonnie "Prince" Billy backers the Cairo Gang return to the foreground on July 23, with new "mini-album" Tiny Rebels. But first comes "Take Your Time," a…
Kyle McGovern / June 12, 2013

Joey Bada$$’s ’95 Til Infinity’ Nods to Souls of Mischief, Offers Pure Boom-Bap

Since Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ dropped "Word Is Bond" last month we've been getting amped awaiting his Summer Knights mixtape. That was supposed to come…
Colin Stutz / June 12, 2013

Speedy Ortiz Get Personal on Lilting Loner Anthem ‘No Below’

Northampton four-piece Speedy Ortiz keep reminding us why we included them in our Best New Artists lineup. Their Carpark Records debut Major Arcana is due July…
Chris Martins / June 12, 2013

Pure X’s ‘Thousand Year Old Child’ Gives the Performance of a Lifetime

On Pure X's peaceful Crawling Up the Stairs entry, "Thousand Year Old Child," an old soul serenades his lover as she walks out the door.
Colin Stutz / June 12, 2013

Hear Smith Westerns’ Sad, Starry ‘Idol’

Roughly two weeks out from the release of their third album, Soft Will, Smith Westerns have released a third song from the record: the forlorn…
Jordan Sargent / June 12, 2013

Hear Arp Ditch Synths for a Church Organ on ‘More (Blues)’

Arp, a.k.a. electro composer Alexis Georgopoulos, is leaving synth abstraction behind on his next album. On September 17, Smalltown Supersound will release MORE, a 12-track collection…
Kyle McGovern / June 12, 2013
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