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Surfer Blood Craft ‘Weird Shapes’ on Summer Album ‘Pythons’

It's been three long years since shimmery guitar-pop act Surfer Blood made waves at CMJ and then with their debut disc Astro Coast, but the…
Daniel Kreps / January 28, 2013

Chad Valley’s ‘I Owe You This’ Video Looks Like M83, Sounds Like 1983

Chad Valley's "I Owe You This" featuring Twin Shadow sounds like it was stolen off of a forgotten '80s teen movie soundtrack, and the music…
Daniel Kreps / January 28, 2013

Watch Lance Armstrong Channel Thom Yorke in Satisfying ‘Creep’ Mashup

In a sentiment that Sheryl Crow would likely echo, doping disgrace Lance Armstrong at last gets his comeuppance in a mashup of his Oprah interview and…
Nicole Sia / January 28, 2013

Tame Impala Mingle Horny Students With ‘Heavy Metal’ in X-Rated ‘Mind Mischief’ Video

Tame Impala's love for Led Zeppelin courses throughout their latest album Lonerism, but it's Van Halen that serves as the inspiration for their new video…
Daniel Kreps / January 28, 2013

Cat Power Goes Cloud-Rap With Angel Haze on Dazzling ‘Manhattan’ Remix

After a health scare last year, Chan Marshall is set to perform tomorrow night at Manhattan venue Terminal 5. A perfect day, then, for the…
Marc Hogan / January 28, 2013

Grizzly Bear Bleed for Our Amusement in High-Concept ‘Gun-Shy’ Video

Grizzly Bear continue to breathe new inspiration into last year's excellent Shields, this time with a video that imagines where inspiration might come from in the…
Marc Hogan / January 28, 2013

Hear a Nine-Minute Teaser of Flux Pavilion’s ‘Blow the Roof’ EP

Tomorrow, bassmaster general Flux Pavilion is hoping to make your woofers work overtime once again with the release of his new EP Blow the Roof.
Christopher R. Weingarten / January 28, 2013

Listen to Lusine’s Effortless Electro-Pop Beauty ‘Without a Plan’

"Without a Plan" is the second single from Lusine's upcoming album, The Waiting Room, and it's tempting to think that the song's title might just…
Philip Sherburne / January 28, 2013

Hear Superhuman Happiness’ Cults-Enriched, Juan MacLean-Remixed, Rave-Ready Caetano Veloso Cover

They bring together members of Antibalas, the Phenomenal Handclap Band, and TV on the Radio; their music joins buoyant call-and-response harmonies, rippling highlife-inspired guitar leads,…
Philip Sherburne / January 28, 2013

Courtney Love’s Got ’99 Problems’ and the N-Word Is Regrettably One

"It's so genius, it either sucks or it's genius," Courtney Love said onstage in Park City, Utah, during the recent Sundance Film Festival, before launching…
Marc Hogan / January 28, 2013

Soundgarden Get Busted by Deadmau5 in Dave Grohl’s ‘By Crooked Steps’ Video

Rock'n'roll never dies, it just becomes aware of its own ridiculousness. As previously reported, Dave Grohl directed Soundgarden's new video for "By Crooked Steps," off…
Marc Hogan / January 28, 2013

No Trivia’s Friday Five: YG’s For-The-Ladies Ratchet Raps

So, the XXL Freshman Voting thingy we're all supposed to care about is not something to actually care about. Vote for Riff Raff because he…
Brandon Soderberg / January 26, 2013

See Mykki Blanco Shape-Shift With Swagger in ‘Kingpinning’ Video

"Kingpinning" is a positively ferocious track from New York's Mykki Blanco, a "fast-rapping MC who reaches the wigged-out heights of Lil Wayne at his mid-2000s creative…
Chris Martins / January 26, 2013

Interpol’s Paul Banks Releases Ballsy Hip-Hop Mixtape

Paul Banks, frontman for skinny-tie mopes Interpol, released a hip-hop mixtape today (January 25) titled Everybody on My Dick Like They Supposed to Be. Not kidding!According…
Kyle McGovern / January 25, 2013

Hear the Middle Class’s Long Lost ‘Body and Soul,’ Help Punks Fight Cancer

Southern California's Burger Records is a beloved bastion of DIY known to carry a torch for the salad days of punk in Los Angeles and…
Chris Martins / January 25, 2013

The Knife’s NSFW ‘Full of Fire’ Video is Full of Gender-Bending, Bondage, Boobs

Heartbeats quickened this week when a 30-second snippet of the Knife's new single, "Full of Fire," surfaced online; then, hearts sank just as quickly when…
Philip Sherburne / January 25, 2013

Nicki Minaj on ‘American Idol,’ Week Two: Generational Divide

This week, Nicki Minaj was bored and annoyed. On Wednesday, it manifested itself as grand gestures of frustration, and on Thursday, by a dead-eyed episode…
Brandon Soderberg / January 25, 2013

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Joakim and Kindness Are Everyone

Putting together this week's roundup got a lot harder once I heard the news about DJ Koze's new album, Amygdala, a 78-minute opus featuring contributions…
Philip Sherburne / January 25, 2013

Hear the Strokes’ Peppy New Song ‘One Way Trigger’

The Strokes have shared the jaunty, synth-popped new song "One Way Trigger," which combines Julian Casablancas' falsetto'd romantic yearning with a backing beat that can't help…
Chris Martins and Kyle McGovern / January 25, 2013

Dirty Projectors’ Bare-Bones ‘Climax’ Doesn’t Get Us Off

Usher is a great singer. This shouldn't need saying, but it's important to understand. When R&B purists criticize Frank Ocean's voice, they're rightly pointing out…
Marc Hogan / January 25, 2013
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