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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

Hear Alexander Spit and Action Bronson Swagger Across State Lines in ‘Artesia’

San Francisco-to-Los Angeles MC Alexander Spit has been steadily greasing the wheels for the arrival of his candy-dipped purple Cadillac of a January 29 Decon…
Chris Martins / January 25, 2013

Flaming Lips’ Super Bowl Ad Song ‘Sun Blows Up Today’ Will Brighten Your Last Day on Earth

Sorry, gramps, this supernova isn't the champagne kind. Yesterday the Flaming Lips announced they'll release a new album, The Terror, on April 1 via Bella Union…
Marc Hogan / January 25, 2013

See Samantha Crain’s Amazing ‘Never Going Back,’ a Folk Flip Book Made for Film

In the remarkable video for Samantha Crain's "Never Going Back," the Oklahoma-born Americana artist comes to life in a most unusual way. Directors LAMAR+NIK began…
Chris Martins / January 25, 2013

Hear Joanna Newsom Join Thao & the Get Down Stay Down For ‘Kindness Be Conceived’

In comes another treat from the highly promising February 5 Thao & the Get Down Stay Down album, We the Common. In October we got our…
Chris Martins / January 25, 2013

Watch King Krule Keep it Classy With an ‘Octopus’ and a Naked Lady

If you haven't yet met King Krule, then perhaps you know him by another name: Zoo Kid, that preternaturally gifted and incredibly camera-ready teenager with…
Chris Martins / January 24, 2013
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