New Music

Indie Rock Super Friends Form Thriftstore Masterpiece, Cover Lee Hazelwood’s ‘Railroad’

Lee Hazlewood's 1963 cowboy-psych debut Trouble Is a Lonesome Town is set to get a star-studded remake courtesy of Thriftstore Masterpiece, a "revolving music collective devoted…
By: Chris Martins / May 8, 2013

Watch Smith Westerns’ Sunny, Romantic ‘Varsity’ Video

Smith Westerns issued "Varsity," the daydreamy lead single off the Chicago band's upcoming Soft Will LP, several weeks back, but now the trio…
By: Kyle McGovern / May 8, 2013

DFA Records’ 12-Year History Retold in 12 Minutes by LCD Soundsystem, the Rapture, More

Too Old to New, Too New to Be Classic is a predictably perfect title for a new short film about DFA Records. The label that…
By: Marc Hogan / May 8, 2013

Hear Evidence’s Regal New Single ‘Self Taught’

Evidence's new single "Self Taught" opens with a line from a 2005 Gang Starr B-side called "So Wassup?!": "I'm back to set it straight /…
By: Jordan Sargent / May 8, 2013

Gary Clark Jr. Hits the Road in Battle-of-the-Sexes ‘Numb’ Video

Gary Clark Jr.'s gritty blues rock is in a long tradition that has been so exhaustively commercialized that in others' hands it often can be…
By: Marc Hogan / May 8, 2013

Hear Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Fierce ‘Retreat!’

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings spent two years touring after 2010's I Learned the Hard Way, but the first track from the soul-funk torch-bearers' upcoming…
By: Marc Hogan / May 8, 2013

Watch the National and a Cute Kid Rock a Cozy Room in ‘Sea of Love’ Video

"Joe, I'll always think of you as a kinder child who knew this was never gonna last," Matt Berninger sings in the National's "Sea of…
By: Marc Hogan / May 8, 2013

Watch the Lonely Island’s Uproarious ‘Spring Break Anthem’

One of the beauties of hip-hop is that parody and references to other songs are already built into the form, but if you're looking for…
By: Marc Hogan / May 8, 2013

See Kinski’s Claymation Freakout ‘Let Me Take You Through My Thought Process’

For their sixth LP, Cosy Moments, shred-happy Seattle psych-punks Kinski have tightened up their approach and put main man Chris Martin up front. "I was getting…
By: Chris Martins / May 8, 2013

Hear Grim Tower’s Eerie, Sabbathian ‘Soft Seance’

Black Sabbath's 13 doesn't arrive until June, but fans of ominously trudging psychedelia can tide themselves over by spending some time with Grim Tower, the…
By: David Marchese / May 8, 2013

Hear Speedy Ortiz’s Mighty ’90s Angst on ‘Tiger Tank’

Massachusetts four-piece Speedy Ortiz handily made SPIN's Best New Artists list for the month of May. As our own David Bevan writes, they're "one…
By: Chris Martins / May 8, 2013

David Bowie Plays a Religious Gig in Weirdly Meta ‘The Next Day’ Video

The title track from David Bowie's new album, The Next Day, conceals darkly religious imagery behind glam-rock sleaze. "They can work with Satan while they…
By: Marc Hogan / May 8, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Songs of the Week: Action Bronson Is About to Get His Axl Rose On

Ab-Soul - "Back Then"In which Ab-Soul, one of XXL's 2013 Freshman (even though he's been flirting with the mainstream going on two years now, and…
By: Brandon Soderberg / May 8, 2013

Riff Raff Trolls James Franco, Channels Brando, on Surreal Soap Opera ‘One Life to Live’

Yesterday, Riff Raff appeared on the soap opera One Life to Live as a menacing art dealer straight out of Miami named Jamie Franko. Thi…
By: Brandon Soderberg / May 8, 2013

Hear Alela Diane’s ‘About Farewell,’ a Stirring Send-Off to Love Gone Wrong

Nevada City native Alela Diane has come a long way since hand-packing (and decorating with lace) copies of her 2006 ghostly folk…
By: Chris Martins / May 7, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Release of the Week: Chance the Rapper’s ‘Acid Rap’

Last week's rap release of the week was Rittz's sturdy The Life and Times of Jonny Valiant. Mostly because the obvious pick, Chance the Rapper'…
By: Brandon Soderberg / May 7, 2013

Download Harry Fraud’s Star-Studded ‘High Tide’ EP

Brooklyn producer Harry Fraud is one of the hottest names in underground rap, and he's looking to amplify the hype with his new High Tide…
By: Jordan Sargent / May 7, 2013

Mikal Cronin Shares Band-Made Tour Doc and Covers Sixpence None the Richer

Mikal Cronin is shaping up to be almost as prolific as his garage-pop pal Ty Segall. The San Francisco songwriting ace just released his excellent…
By: Marc Hogan / May 7, 2013

Swedish Indie-Pop Maestros WAEE Share Shoegaze-Streaked ‘Bright’ Via Blown-Out Video

Mikael Carlsson and Mathias Nilsson both have solid track records in indie pop. Carlsson previously led the band Dorotea before turning to his electronic-leaning side…
By: Marc Hogan / May 7, 2013

See Laura Marling’s ‘Master Hunter,’ a Harrowing Dance Duet

Last month, Laura Marling's "Master Hunter" came crashing out of the gate like an amped up combination of Bill Callahan's baritone blues and Fiona…
By: Chris Martins / May 7, 2013
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