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Beyonce Ladles Chicken Soup for the Pop Soul on ‘Epic’ Anthem ‘Rise Up’

Another new Beyoncé song has entered the world, and this one is the stuff of Olympic montages, inspirational school assemblies, and, well, Super Bowl halftime shows,…
Marc Hogan / June 5, 2013

Deerhoof Transform an Exorcism Into a Dance Party in ‘Breakup Songs’ Video

San Francisco art-rock enthusiasts Deerhoof are known for keeping it weird, and they hardly disappoint with the new video for "Breakup Songs." The semi-titular track…
Chris Martins / June 5, 2013

2 Chainz and Pharrell Team Up on Squealing ‘Feds Watching’

2 Chainz is so in demand that he never had a chance to go away before recording a new album — instead his new material…
Jordan Sargent / June 4, 2013

How to Dress Well and Shlohmo Craft Hazy Heartache in ‘Don’t Say No’ Video

The Weeknd's soul-sucking R&B gets a less lascivious rebirth in Shlohmo's "Don't Say No" featuring How to Dress Well. The Los Angeles ambient pop producer…
Chris Martins / June 4, 2013

Poor Decision-Makers Rick Ross, Wale, and Lupe Fiasco Rap About ‘Poor Decisions’

The rapping gentlemen amassed for the new Maybach Music Group single "Poor Decisions" should each know a thing or two about that song's titular subject.Rick…
Chris Martins / June 4, 2013

Mr. MFN eXquire Disses Obama, Big-Ups Booze on ‘Kismet’ Mixtape

Mr. MFN eXquire is back with another mixtape that his label probably wouldn't approve of. Kismet was released today and features collaborations with Danny Brown and…
Chris Martins / June 4, 2013

The-Dream Should Just Start a Porn Company Already

The-Dream has released yet another very NSFW video in order to promote his very good new album IV Play. The latest song to get the softcore…
Chris Martins / June 4, 2013

Watch Rhye Seduce New York City in Candlelit Silhouette

Rhye, the sultry electronic project of Quadron's Robin Hannibal and vocalist Mike Milosh, won us over with March's "languid, sublimely beguiling" debut album Woman. But…
Paula Mejia / June 4, 2013

AraabMuzik Unfolds Two Gnarly Songs From Upcoming Remix Compilation

AraabMuzik has found a home in the EDM scene, where his MPC gymnastics, thundering bass drops, and squiggly noodling are among friends. On July 9…
Jordan Sargent / June 4, 2013

Beck Is Working on Two New Albums, Hear ‘Defriended’ Now

Beck is apparently at work on not one, but two new albums, both of which are slated to be released independently. Rolling Stone cites "a music…
Chris Martins / June 4, 2013

Taylor Swift Is No Marianne Faithfull, Lackluster Rolling Stones Live Duet Proves

Taylor Swift is a gifted songwriter, and she has improved by leaps and bounds as a vocalist. Mick Jagger is, of course, one of rock's…
Marc Hogan / June 4, 2013

See Joe Goddard Make a Beautiful Corpse Sing in ‘She Burns’

"I can't believe what I have done, I only wanted some fun." Taken on its own, that couplet from the new Joe Goddard single "She…
Chris Martins / June 4, 2013

Stream Wu-Tang Clan’s Barbecue-Worthy ‘Family Reunion’

Nostalgia gets a bad rap, but Wu-Tang Clan are celebrating the 20th anniversary of debut album Enter the Wu-Tang Clan in a style that should warm…
Marc Hogan / June 4, 2013

Hear Rihanna Add Sultry Star Power to Wale’s Smash Single ‘Bad’

Wale's "Bad" has been the biggest song on rap and R&B radio this year, but it was originally an obscure song by a singer named…
Jordan Sargent / June 4, 2013

Stream Summer Cannibals’ Scintillating Seduction ‘Wear Me Out’

Summer Cannibals are self-starters. Not only did the Portland, Oregon foursome self-produce their upcoming debut album, No Makeup, they also designed the cover art and…
Kyle McGovern / June 4, 2013

Pony Bwoy Dabble in the R&B Divine With ‘Aevum (Time Crawls)’

Pony Bwoy combines the R&B-addled approach of singer-rapper Jeremy Nutzman and the electronic pop strangeness of producer Hunter Morley — a pair of longhair Minneapolitans…
Chris Martins / June 4, 2013

Stream OVLOV’s Speedy, Sludgy ‘Nu Punk’

OVLOV is the project of Connecticut fuzz-champion Steve Hartlett, who has led a rotating lineup of supporting players since 2008. Now, Hartlett has a solid…
Kyle McGovern / June 4, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Release of the Week: Young Jeezy’s ‘#ItsThaWorld’ EP

For a very long time, Young Jeezy's success was based on something really, really simple: He knew precisely what he could do well and wisely…
Brandon Soderberg / June 4, 2013

Enjoy Vic Mensa’s ‘Orange Soda,’ More Fizzy Song-Rap From Chance the Rapper’s Crew

Vic Mensa hails from the same self-sustaining Chicago crew that gifted us Chance the Rapper, and the young MC is similarly bursting with potential. The…
Chris Martins / June 3, 2013

Watch Kate Boy Vogue Dramatically in ‘The Way We Are’ Video

Kate Boy's arrival couldn't have been better timed considering the band's sonic proximity to the Knife circa Silent Shout. While their elder Stockholmies move on to…
Chris Martins / June 3, 2013
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