Hear Dan Friel’s Genuine Noise-Pop Gem ‘Thumper’

For those familiar with Dan Friel's work on his own and in now-defunct Brooklyn noise-rock collective Parts & Labor, a pop melody should come as…
David Bevan / January 21, 2013

See PAWS’ Fisheye-Lensed ‘Sore Tummy’ Video

PAWS don't get out much. Case in point: the sometimes claustrophobic, fisheye-lensed video for "Sore Tummy," a twee-tinged standout from the drowsy Best New Artist slackers'
Kyle McGovern / January 20, 2013

Sky Ferreira’s ‘Everything Is Embarrassing’ Bangs on Twin Shadow Remix

Peter Gabriel purist Twin Shadow dropped a dramatic remix of Sky Ferreira's "Everything Is Embarrassing" today (January 18), and well, it sounds like something else. George Lewis…
Kyle McGovern / January 18, 2013

Watch Laura Mvula’s Lush and Inviting ‘Green Garden’ Video

One last video before you head off for the weekend: Laura Mvula is a British soul singer who releases her debut album Sing to the…
Daniel Kreps / January 18, 2013

Gunplay Recycles Rick Ross and A$AP Rocky for ‘Cops & Robbers’ Mixtape

Maybach Music Group never rests. In the past two days we received a new song from Meek Mill, news of a Wale/Jerry Seinfeld collaboration, and…
Daniel Kreps / January 18, 2013

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Adult Raving with Montreal’s Grown Folk

After a few weeks of loosely themed columns, this week's Friday Five goes back to the grab-bag approach. Out of the untold hours of promos,…
Philip Sherburne / January 18, 2013

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Frank Ocean, Andre 3000, and Big Boi Channel P-Funk

If you're a rap fan who has ever had a hardrive crash, a laptop stolen, or just wasn't thinking straight and deleted a bunch of…
Brandon Soderberg / January 18, 2013

Nosaj Thing and Toro Y Moi Construct Laid-Back ‘Home’ Album Closer ‘Try’

Los Angeles producer Nosaj Thing takes a break from handing out beats to Kendrick Lamar and Kid Cudi next week when he releases his second…
Daniel Kreps / January 18, 2013

Solange and Oliver Sim Bring Retro Cool to Already Retro ‘Make It Hot’

Looks like Solange Knowles isn't just fond of deep Brandy cuts. While performing in London last night (January 17), the True singer covered "Make It Hot,"
Kyle McGovern / January 18, 2013

Black Lips Head East (Waaay East) in Tour Mini-Documentary

Before the Black Lips set sail on the S.S. Coachella, the Atlanta foursome embarked on a tour of the Middle East, and Noisey tagged along…
Kyle McGovern / January 18, 2013

And Here’s Manti Te’o’s Hoaxer Singing ‘Thug Like Me’

By now, you've heard all about Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man behind Lennay Kekua, or the imaginary girlfriend of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. While Tuiasosopo…
Daniel Kreps / January 18, 2013

Just Blaze and Baauer Take Trap-Rave ‘Higher’ With Jay-Z Sample

It was only a matter of time before Just Blaze unleashed a track like "Higher," but it's still immensely satisfying that he's done it in…
Marc Hogan / January 18, 2013

See Four Tet Spin Two Hours’ Worth of Obscure French Electro

Need two hours to kill before the weekend? Kieran Hebden, a.k.a. Four Tet, recently stopped by the underground dance music series Just Jam to spin…
Daniel Kreps / January 18, 2013

Watch Divine Fits Get Wet in Dreamlike ‘My Love Is Real’ Video

"My Love Is Real" is a head-fake. Like Brian Wilson's "I may not always love you...", except in the opposite direction, the title phrase on…
Marc Hogan / January 18, 2013

Wire Geek Out With Turgid Trekkie-Punk ‘Doubles & Trebles’ From March Album

"Resistance is futile," Colin Newman barks on "Doubles & Trebles," the first song released from Wire's upcoming album Change Becomes Us. It wouldn't be fair to…
Marc Hogan / January 18, 2013

Here’s Omar From ‘The Wire’ Rapping Like Ol’ Dirty Bastard

The actor who will play Ol' Dirty Bastard in an upcoming biopic recently gave concertgoers a little preview, and he could've done a whole lot…
Marc Hogan / January 18, 2013

Aaliyah’s Old Vocals Meet New Music on Unreleased ‘Quit Hatin”

No Aaliyah-related music can come out anymore without going through somebody else's filter. The result can be a divisive appropration, like Drake's wassuping "Enough Said." Or…
Marc Hogan / January 18, 2013

Barack Obama Stocks Inauguration Playlist With Beyonce, fun.

Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony is set for Monday, January 21 (the official swearing-in happens the day before, on January 20) and to prepare for…
Kyle McGovern / January 18, 2013

Hear Body Language’s Spacious ‘The First (Niki & the Dove Remix)’

Body Language have said they plan to release a new album this year, but the Brooklyn quartet's 2012 Grammar EP continues to offer up stylish dance-pop…
Marc Hogan / January 18, 2013

Nicki Minaj on ‘American Idol,’ Week One: Posh Accents, Side-Eyes, and Empathy

Reality shows are great equalizers of taste. If you don't find a sitcom like Parks & Recreation funny, or a fancy drama like Homeland emotionally devastating, then…
Brandon Soderberg / January 18, 2013
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