New Music

Stream Black Eyes’ Final Show 10 Years Later

Ten years ago today (March 26), Washington, D.C.'s Black Eyes played their final show. The post-hardcore outfit, which formed in 2001, called it quits after…
By: Kyle McGovern / March 26, 2014

Devonwho’s Remix of Philip Grass’ ‘All I Need’ Is a Smoky Dream

Burton Schaber and Ben Durfee are Philip Grass, an electronic project whose name speaks volumes about their influences. The astral beat-work of folk…
By: Chris Martins / March 26, 2014

Stream Pure X’s Amorous, Heavenly ‘Angel’ LP

Austin's Pure X are only three years removed from putting out their first full-length, but they've quickly gone through several transformations. Their debut LP,…
By: David Zisser / March 26, 2014

Stream Manchester Orchestra’s ‘Unrelenting and Unapologetic’ New Album ‘Cope’

Manchester Orchestra set a specific goal for their fourth album. "We wanted to make the kind of album that's missing at this time in rock,"…
By: Kyle McGovern / March 26, 2014

Hear Fucked Up’s Epic, Fire-Breathing ‘Year of the Dragon’

Fucked Up will unleash their fourth album on June 3, but the hardcore zealots have another release planned for the spring. On April…
By: Kyle McGovern / March 25, 2014

Hear Fantasmes’ Trippy Desert Romp ‘The Shadow Self’

Puerto Rican psych outfit Fantasmes dole out hits of pupil-dilating, zooted tuneage and their latest dosage, "The Shadow Self," is extra potent. The latest single…
By: David Zisser / March 25, 2014

Stream Split Single’s Infectious ‘Fragmented World’ Album

Though it's somewhat inevitable that the headlines accompanying Fragmented World, the debut album from Split Single, will describe it as "another Britt Daniel side-project," the…
By: Ryan Leas / March 25, 2014

Hear Beyoncé Collaborator BOOTS’ Smoldering ‘Ride Ride Ride’

The producer known only as BOOTS had just about the most public artistic debut possible; that'll happen when you co-write and produce several…
By: Philip Sherburne / March 25, 2014

Chance the Rapper Gets Loose on ‘Home Studio (Back Up in This Bitch)’

Chance the Rapper is, if you'll forgive the ancient slang, in the house. Like, really. He's in his house. And he's on his grind.
By: Marc Hogan / March 25, 2014

Jay Z and Jay Electronica Combine on Drake-Dissing ‘We Made It’ Remix

The latest from Jay Electronica is packed with storylines that turn out to be red herrings. First off, there's the long-silent rapper's recent return,…
By: Marc Hogan / March 24, 2014

Stream Small Black’s Luxe, Synth-Popped ‘Real People’ EP

Brooklyn's Small Black really hit their stride with last year's Limits of Desire, an album that deftly expanded their warm, synth-fed sound into a…
By: Chris Martins / March 24, 2014

Future Sends His Robot Regrets in ‘I Can’t Believe (Moving On)’

Future's upcoming album is titled Honest, but he's leading up to it with some clever sleight of hand. The Atlanta rapper-singer's latest non-LP track…
By: Marc Hogan / March 24, 2014

Hear Seven Dirging Minutes of the New Swans Album

Late Thursday, we learned the name, guest list, and size of the next album from New York rock experimentalists Swans. Now we've got the…
By: Chris Martins / March 21, 2014

Danny Brown Raps the Konami Code on ‘Contra’

Danny Brown's popularity boomed following the 2011 release of XXX, but the Detroit MC had already been doing his thing for a minute. O…
By: Chris Martins / March 21, 2014

Jason Molina’s Songs: Ohia Singles Lovingly Collected for Box Set

April 19 marks Record Store Day 2014, a day when vinyl nerds everywhere can pore over special releases by a slew of artists,…
By: Kyle McGovern / March 21, 2014

De La Soul Drop Knowledge Over J Dilla’s ‘Vocabulary Spills’

De La Soul are back with another taste of their posthumously J Dilla-produced mixtape Smell the D.A.I.S.Y., this time in the form of "Vocabulary Spills."…
By: Dan Reilly / March 21, 2014

Hear HAERTS’ Heavenly Synth-Pop Plea ‘Call My Name’

HAERTS have yet to reveal the official release date for their debut album, but the rising New York foursome have shared a new…
By: Cynthia Orgel / March 21, 2014

William Tyler’s ‘Whole New Dude’ Is a Rootsy Road-Trip Epic

William Tyler never shies away from the Big Themes. Last year's Impossible Truth, his second LP under his own name and first for…
By: Philip Sherburne / March 20, 2014

BANKS’ Cover of Aaliyah’s ‘Are You That Somebody’ Is Heavenly

One of the highlights of BANKS' Hype Hotel set at SXSW last week was a sublime cover of Aaliyah's "Are You…
By: Philip Sherburne / March 20, 2014

Y.O.U’s ‘Heavy Crown (DyE Remix)’ Is Rapturous Electro-Pop

"Everything will be just fine," Elliott Williams sings on "Heavy Crown," and as the post-punky pop of his debut single builds to a rapturous climax…
By: Philip Sherburne / March 20, 2014
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