new-music

Hear Ken Camden’s Blooming Stellar Feat ‘Eta Carinae’

Earlier this year we met Implodes, a Chicago-based post-rock quartet with a knack for creating entire earthly environments within the bounds of a single song.
Chris Martins / May 23, 2013

Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei Calls His President a ‘Dumbass’ in Pot-Stirring Video

Chinese political dissident and installation artist Ai Weiwei has released the first song from his previously reported forthcoming metal album. Titled "Dumbass," the track features…
Chris Martins / May 23, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: Skrillex’s Latest OWSLA Signing Goes 2-Step?

Phonat Identity Theft EP (OWSLA) What does it mean that what we have here is essentially a 2-step garage song on Skrillex's OWSLA label? I'd never…
Philip Sherburne / May 23, 2013

Japanther Celebrate New Album With Explosive ‘Stolen Flowers’ Video

Japanther unleashed their latest LP, Eat Like Lisa Act Like Bart, yesterday (May 21), and the pop-punks have followed it up with an artfully low-budget video…
Kyle McGovern / May 22, 2013

Daft Punk’s ‘Goat Lucky’ Is the Best Goat Remix Video Since the Last One

If you think humans have been losing their shit about Daft Punk's Essential new album Random Access Memories and its chart-climbing single "Get Lucky," wait…
Chris Martins / May 22, 2013

Julia Holter Previews Literary New Album With Delicate ‘World’

Julia Holter has a busy summer ahead of her. On August 20, the Los Angeles singer-songwriter will release Loud City Song, her third album in…
Kyle McGovern / May 22, 2013

Hear the Lonely Island Incorrectly Use the Semicolon in Rap About ‘Semicolon’ Use

If ever there was a lyric video that justified its own existence, it's "Semicolon," the new nerdy knee-slapper from the Lonely Island. With an assist…
Chris Martins / May 22, 2013

Hear Coma Cinema’s Macabre ‘Burn a Church’

Satan made a mansion on Coma Cinema's first single from upcoming album Posthumous Release, and the Devil makes a cozy return on macabre new one…
Kyle McGovern / May 22, 2013

See J. Cole ‘Power Trip’ With the Roots, Minus Miguel, on ‘Fallon’

J. Cole played his smash single "Power Trip" with help from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon house band the Roots Tuesday night (May 22). It…
Jordan Sargent / May 22, 2013

See Thao & the Get Down Stay Down Mix and Match Faces in Playful ‘Holy Roller’ Video

Thao Nguyen drafted This American Life's Ira Glass and comedian John Hodgman to sing along in the video for "We the Common [for Valerie Bolden]," and…
Kyle McGovern / May 22, 2013

Here’s Morrissey’s Life Story Read By a Robot

In honor of Morrissey's birthday — the Mozzer turns 54 today — we'd like to present the oral history of the former Smiths singer and…
Chris Martins / May 22, 2013

Watch T.I. and Cee Lo Search Desert Sands in Introspective ‘Hello’ Video

Yesterday, T.I. dropped the video his Lil Wayne-featuring "Wit Me," the first song off his forthcoming Trouble Man II. Unbeholden to chronological order, Tip also debuted…
Jordan Sargent / May 22, 2013

Dance to Giorgio Moroder’s First-Ever DJ Set, Streaming Now

On Tuesday, SPIN shared a snippet of fan-shot footage from iconic Italian producer Giorgio Moroder's inaugural DJ set. The three-minute clip — filmed during the…
Kyle McGovern / May 22, 2013

Stream You Me & Us’ Sweetly Distorted ‘Swim or Sink’

You Me & Us' upcoming Stay Inside EP fires off five tracks in a brisk 11 minutes, a rush of sugary shoegaze-inflected pop that'll leave listeners'
Kyle McGovern / May 22, 2013

Hear Old Money Philosophize on Future-Rap Banger ‘Doctor Doctor’

Ahmad Julian and Andre Oswald are Old Money, a pair of New York producer-MCs whose respective Jamaican and Guyanese roots influence their unique vision. Though they were…
Chris Martins / May 22, 2013

Stream Psych Ensemble La Machine’s Grimy ‘Sucks to Come Down’

Phases & Repetition, the soon-to-be-reissued first album from '90s psych-grinders La Machine, was "a reaction to a self-imposed fascist mindset," according to La Machine idea…
Kyle McGovern / May 22, 2013

Does Hip-Hop Really Have a Molly Problem?

On Monday, DJ and producer A-Trak published, "A License to Pill," a Huffington Post editorial on the pernicious effects of mainstream hip-hop's full-stop embrace of…
Brandon Soderberg / May 22, 2013

Stream Cass McCombs’ Shaggy ‘Three Men Sitting on a Hollow Log’

We haven't had a new full-length from Cass McCombs since 2011's Wit's End and Humor Risk double-helping, but the mysterious singer-songwriter will soon drop a previously unreleased track, "Three…
Kyle McGovern / May 22, 2013

Watch Charli XCX Seductively Cover Backstreet Boys’ Best Song

Yesterday at an in-store performance at Chicago's Borderline Music, Charli XCX debuted a smoldering cover of the Backstreet Boys' "I Want it That Way." Already…
Jordan Sargent / May 22, 2013

Stream Stone Gossard’s ‘King of the Junkies,’ a Song About Hitler’s Drug Habit

For the past five weeks, Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard has been sharing songs from his upcoming solo album, Moonlander: "I Need Something Different," the title track,…
Kyle McGovern / May 22, 2013
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