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Rap Release of the Week: Fabolous’ ‘The Soul Tape 2′

Who runs New York? Jay-Z? At this point, "Empire State of Mind" and a mostly symbolic share of the Nets aside, he's too big for…
Brandon Soderberg / December 6, 2012

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Scott Walker, Bruno Mars, Green Day, Wiz Khalifa

Another week brings another round of album streams. Clear your day and hit play.1) Green Day, ¡Tré!. "While ¡Tré! naturally continues Green Day's return to garage-band basics, it has a…
Kyle McGovern / December 6, 2012

Django Django Loop Infinitely in Psych-Scrambled ‘Life’s a Beach’ Video

Isaac Eastgate, who directed Django Django's new video, recently posted another music video that gives you an idea of what to expect. Per the Vimeo…
Marc Hogan / December 6, 2012

Hear Finnish Psych Outfit Kiki Pau’s Moonlit ‘Tomte Mars’

The Nordic countries may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of fuzz-drenched psychedelia, but Finland's Kiki Pau look set…
Philip Sherburne / December 6, 2012

Ex-Q and Not U Duo Forms Paint Branch: Hear Vividly Brushed ‘Brighton Beach’ Now

Two former members of Q and Not U have reunited as Paint Branch, though don't expect a return to that much-loved Washington, D.C., band's danceable…
Marc Hogan / December 6, 2012

Watch Darkstar Perform Their Impressively Human ‘A Day’s Pay for a Day’s Work’

London may not have a glut of post-dubstep psych-pop trios, but if they did, Darkstar would be the kings of the scene. After planting a…
Chris Martins / December 6, 2012

Who the Hell Is Al Walser and How Did He Get an EDM Grammy Nomination?

After the 2013 Grammy nominations were announced last night, one question began echoing through dance-music circles: "Who the hell is Al Walser?"Left-field picks don't get…
Philip Sherburne / December 6, 2012

Game and Common Are Divine on ‘Jesus Piece,’ Kanye West Backslides

First things first, Kanye West doesn't deserve his name on the marquee of this one. Yeezy may have absolutely murdered Rihanna's "Diamonds" last month, but…
Chris Martins / December 5, 2012

Watch Metallica’s James Hetfield Command the Crowd During ‘Master of Puppets’

Metallica have already previewed "The Day That Never Comes" from their upcoming Quebec Magnetic concert DVD, and now the heavy metal legends have unleashed this fist-pumping…
Kyle McGovern / December 5, 2012

M83 Complete Fantastic Video Trilogy With Sci-Fi ‘Wait’

"Wait," from M83's late-2011 double album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, starts out as a relatively understated track on an album of outsize granduer. As the orchestral…
Marc Hogan / December 5, 2012

M.I.A. Shouts Out Wu-Tang on Pitch-Shifting, Rave-Tinged ‘atTENTion’

Last night, a video purporting to contain a new M.I.A. song titled "atTENTion" surfaced on YouTube, with a description claiming the pop provocateur had shared…
Marc Hogan / December 5, 2012

Hear Kelis Purr (and Roar) on Skream’s ‘Copy Cat’

Until now, Usher's "Climax" has been one of the only truly successful marriages of R&B and EDM — or at least, one of the few…
Philip Sherburne / December 5, 2012

See Merchandise Rock a Roof in ‘Become What You Are’ Video

Floridian post-punk revisionists Merchandise like to go long and we don't mind one bit. In August, SPIN shared the grainy seven-minute visual accompaniment to their…
Chris Martins / December 5, 2012

Earl Sweatshirt Names New Album ‘Doris,’ Debuts Cheerless ‘Chum’ Video

Earl Sweatshirt's "Chum" is an emotive masterpiece that makes good on the young rapper's initial promise by swapping out the horrorcore theatrics for deeply personal…
Chris Martins / December 5, 2012

Beach Fossils Share Crunchy ‘Careless’ From New ‘Clash the Truth’ LP

Contrary to the hopes of no one, Clash the Truth will not be a full-length mashup LP combining the Southern-fried rhymes of Houston's Trae the…
Chris Martins / December 4, 2012

Johnny Marr Soars With Confidence on ‘The Right Thing Right’

Johnny Marr has spent decades playing guitar in other people's bands — namely the The, Modest Mouse, the Cribs, and, most recently, Dinosaur Jr. —…
Kyle McGovern / December 4, 2012

Watch Jay-Z’s Triumphant Barclays Center Mini-Doc ‘Where I’m From’

"I've been on many stages all around the world," Jay-Z said at the inaugural night of his eight-show run at the newly christened Barclays Center…
Chris Martins / December 4, 2012

Angel Haze Shills for Samsung With Spacy New Song ‘Galaxy’

Which came first: the chicken, or the egg that's named after the posh nest that the chicken's just chillin' in? Like the age-old query that…
Chris Martins / December 4, 2012

Dan Deacon Gives Grimes the ‘Gangnam Style’ Treatment on Mashup Mixtape

On his new Wish Book Volume 1 mixtape, Baltimore pop usurper Dan Deacon proves that you don't have to be a biomedical engineer to do what…
Chris Martins / December 4, 2012

Thee Oh Sees’ Fuzz-Pop Excursion ‘Teacher’s Holiday’ Saved a Dachshund

When school's out, no one unwinds quite like the teachers. Thee Oh Sees' nifty psych-pop nugget "Teacher's Holiday" takes a brattily juvenile perspective on the…
Marc Hogan / December 4, 2012
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