new-music’s Justin Bieber Duet ‘That Power’ Sounds Like His Britney Spears Duet: Schlocky

You can almost hear the fake Scott Walker cover now. Mountain Goats main man John Darnielle was, of course, right when he sang not to “be…
Marc Hogan / March 19, 2013

Mindless Behavior, Travis Porter, and the Resurrection of the Black Boy Band

What happened to the black boy band? New Edition, Dru Hill, B2K, Pretty Ricky, and then, what? There’s also a notable dearth of black po…
Brandon Soderberg / March 19, 2013

Rap Release of the Week: Bangladesh’s ‘Ponzi Scheme’

Producer Bangladesh is best known for Lil Wayne’s “A Milli” and Ludacris’ “What’s Your Fantasy,” two avant-Southern hip-hop classics. He’s also responsible for Kelis’ “Bossy,”…
Brandon Soderberg / March 19, 2013

Hear a Chilling Techno Cut from Anno Stamm, a/k/a Anstam

Usually, when dubstep tries to be scary, it errs on the side of cartoonish excess. Anstam, on the other hand, makes music that’s all the…
Philip Sherburne / March 19, 2013

Hear Dinosaur Jr. Tranquilize Phoenix’s ‘Entertainment’

“My brother David took me to see Dinosaur Jr. live in Paris around the time when [1991’s] Green Mind was released,” says Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars.
David Bevan / March 19, 2013

Tyler, the Creator’s WTF Mountain Dew Commercial Stars a Grumpy Goat Named Felicia

Since we first met the Odd Future gang, we knew they were destined to create a multimedia onslaught of bright ideas and dark humor. Betwee…
Chris Martins / March 19, 2013

Watch Nine Inch Nails’ Entire NSFW Mid-’90s Self Destruct Tour Documentary

Following recent news that Nine Inch Nails has been revived to once again perform live (albeit with a brand-new lineup), Trent Reznor has shared a…
Kyle McGovern / March 18, 2013

See What the Joy Formidable’s Guitars See in ‘Little Blimp’ Video

Road warriors the Joy Formidable bring a slice of spontaneity to their newest video, "Little Blimp," from their sophomore album Wolf's Law. The short consist…
Kyle McGovern / March 18, 2013

Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z Fling Fire on ‘Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe’ Remix

Last week we heard a fuzzed-up snippet of Jay-Z rapping on a remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” courtesy of some live…
Chris Martins / March 18, 2013

Hear Vampire Weekend’s ‘Diane Young’ and ‘Step,’ Fresh Off the New Album

Vampire Weekend just dropped two songs from their upcoming third album, Modern Vampires of the City (out May 7 via XL).
Kyle McGovern / March 18, 2013

Watch Django Django’s Death-Defying ‘WOR’ Video

British pop-hybridists Django Django usually inject their music videos with surreal sci-fi imagery; see the VR-dreamscape of "Hail Bop," the squiggle-vision graphics in "Life's a Beach,"…
Kyle McGovern / March 18, 2013

Watch Usher Sing Genre-Mashing ‘Climax’ With the Afghan Whigs at SXSW

Greg Dulli’s Afghan Whigs, who reunited last year, have never shied from mixing sultry R&B into their brawny rock. Last May, they celebrated their first…
Marc Hogan / March 18, 2013

Watch Dope Body’s Exhilarating ‘Leather Head’ Clip

Dope Body’s first-ever gig was intended to be a one-off, but the Baltimore noise-rock crew found the show so raw and rewarding that the foursome…
Kyle McGovern / March 18, 2013

Sample Each Track on the Strokes’ ‘Comedown Machine’

UPDATE: The Strokes’ Comedown Machine is now streaming in full. Listen at Pitchfork. The Strokes’ upcoming album Comedown Machine isn’t out until March 26 via RCA…
Marc Hogan / March 18, 2013

Wavves’ Fuzzy, Hyper-Catchy ‘Afraid of Heights’ Is Now Streaming in Full

Nirvana, Weezer, and Green Day similarities abound on Wavves’ new album Afraid of Heights, out March 26 via Mom + Pop (and one of SPIN’s 50…
Marc Hogan / March 18, 2013

Vampire Weekend Play Two Contrasting New Songs at SXSW

Vampire Weekend’s new album Modern Vampires of the City arrives on May 7, and the New York band previewed songs from the record at a SXSW show…
Marc Hogan / March 18, 2013

Hear Beyonce Reign Over the Trap in ‘Bow Down / I Been On’

Beyoncé already runs the world (girls), but on a new track posted to SoundCloud Sunday (March 17), Mrs. Carter goes back to her Houston roots.
Nicole Sia / March 18, 2013

Hear the Chemical Brothers and Justice Cut Up Two Boys Noize Jamz

To celebrate the 100th release on his very own Boysnoize Records, EDM all-star Boys Noize has recruited a pair of high-profile dance music duos to…
Daniel Kreps / March 15, 2013

Watch Death Grips’ Five Mysterious ‘No Hands’ Videos

Since every indie-leaning website is currently at SXSW — drunk on Corona and FIDLAR — today is maybe the most counterintuitive day to release anything…
Daniel Kreps / March 15, 2013

Lana Del Rey Proves ‘Ladies Is Pimps Too’ in Jay-Z ‘Dirt Off My Shoulder’ Mashup

Another day, another impressively timely mashup. Yesterday we heard the Hood Internet dress up Daft Punk’s 15-second SNL ad in Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie.” Now a…
Chris Martins / March 15, 2013
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