New Music

Stream ‘SMM: Opiate,’ Ghostly International’s Cinematic Exploration of the Ambient Vanguard

The concept of SMM — a vague catch-all for warm, austere, ambient electronic music with organic textures — was concocted by Ghostly International founder Sam Valenti…
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / October 21, 2013

Preview U2’s Stadium-Rock ‘Ordinary Love’ in Nelson Mandela Biopic Trailer

U2 have been discussing a potential follow-up to 2009's No Line on the Horizon almost since the ink was dry on that album's reviews (there…
By: Marc Hogan / October 21, 2013

See Arcade Fire Reveal Four Not-Yet-Released ‘Reflektor’ Songs Live

Once a secret is shared, it's no longer a secret. As SPIN's review of Arcade Fire's first pseudononymous Brooklyn gig of the weekend notes, the…
By: Marc Hogan / October 21, 2013

So Lady Gaga’s R. Kelly Duet ‘Do What U Want’ Is About More Than Sex After All

Lady Gaga's full collaboration with R. Kelly has arrived, and as usual from the Artpop singer, it's a comment on fame itself as well a…
By: Marc Hogan / October 21, 2013

Bad, Dolly Parton! You Are Not a Rapper, No!

There are either no words or far too many words for what you are about to see above and below. Country legend Dolly Parton hit…
By: Chris Martins / October 18, 2013

Preview Arcade Fire’s ‘Afterlife’ Studio Version With Haitian-Inspired Teaser

Arcade Fire have shed yet another bit of light on their upcoming fourth album, Reflektor. The indie-rock giants dropped a brief teaser for new song "Afterlife"…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 18, 2013

Here’s Morrissey’s Autobiography Sung in the Style of Morrissey

Morrissey's autobiography, titled Autobiography, has hit shelves in the Smiths man's native U.K. and it's an instant classic — in part because he finagled a…
By: Chris Martins / October 18, 2013

Black Sabbath Lifelessly Mumble Through ‘Loner’ Live Video

Black Sabbath have shared a puzzling new video. This past spring, the Ozzy Osbourne-fronted heavy metal overlords debuted "Loner" in Australia, and Osbourne gargled hi…
By: Marc Hogan / October 18, 2013

See Kelela Perform Broiling Dancefloor Banger ‘Cut 4 Me’ Live

Maryland-born, L.A.-based singer Kelela more or less came out of nowhere with her thundering yet seductive bass&b mixtape Cut 4 Me, a debut full-length that…
By: Jordan Sargent / October 18, 2013

Yeasayer Play Dutch Doctor in ‘Glass of the Microscope’ Video

Yeasayer don lab coats in their latest music video, the official clip for Fragrant World closer "Glass of the Microscope." The psych-rock quartet peer through (duh) microscopes,…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 18, 2013
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