new-music

Rusko Breaks Internet, Boosts Social Capital; Mad Decent Still Staying Mum

Rusko is discovering that giving music away for free might not be as easy as he had previously thought. No, not because no one wants…
Philip Sherburne / November 6, 2012

Watch Angel Haze Channel Missy Elliott in ‘Gossip Folks’ Video

Rising New York rapper Angel Haze turned a lot of heads when she boldly recounted her experience as a victim of sexual assault in "Cleaning…
Chris Martins / November 6, 2012

Hear Carnage’s Gargantuan Rattletrap Single ‘Bang!’

Having produced brilliant rattletrap beats for A$AP Rocky and Theophilus London — not to mention the scary-good inaugural Halloween edition of his Festival Trap Mix…
Harley Brown / November 6, 2012

Stream Ex-Cult’s White-Knuckled, Ty Segall-Produced Self-Titled Debut

"When you sing in a hardcore band," says Ex-Cult's Chris Shaw, "everything is very concrete because you have this idea you're trying to convey in…
David Bevan / November 6, 2012

Listen to Ex Cops’ Power-Twee Jewel ‘James’

With a little bit of twee in their veins and some power-pop propulsion behind their once demure, bedroom-born songs, Brooklyn's Ex Cops (recent Best 5…
Chris Martins / November 6, 2012

Soundgarden Stream Full Reunion Album ‘King Animal’

Soundgarden's new album has been a long timing coming, whether you count from the last one (1996's Down on the Upside) or from when the reunited…
Marc Hogan / November 6, 2012

Alt-J Contort Bodies, Reality in ‘Fitzpleasure’ Video

Stateside audiences are only now getting familiar with the art-addled, propulsive pop majesty of English band Alt-J, but, really, that's a gift. Their September LP…
Chris Martins / November 5, 2012

Hear Ad-Rock’s Music for a Short Film About Amtrak

Beastie Boys' Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz contiues his creep back into the spotlight with a music credit on a new short film produced for the New…
Nicole Sia / November 5, 2012

Animal Collective’s ‘Crimson’ Is a Goopy Tropical Hallucination

Singles mean something different to Animal Collective. As Nick Murray explained in his review of the band's Essential-stamped new album, Centipede Hz, forthcoming single "Applesauce,"
Chris Martins / November 5, 2012

Gary Clark Jr. ‘Ain’t Messin’ ‘Round’ in New Retro Video

We already know how the ghost of Tupac Shakur influenced Gary Clark Jr.'s freshly released Blak and Blu. In the new video for the fiery…
Chris Martins / November 5, 2012

Coldplay Preview ‘Live 2012′ DVD With DayGlo ‘Paradise’ Clip

Coldplay's Live 2012 concert film is due out physically on November 19, but the band has delivered an early treat to their legion of DayGlo-painted…
Chris Martins / November 5, 2012

Mumford & Sons Stunt-Cast ‘Wire’ Star Idris Elba in ‘Lover of the Light’ Video

Until Taylor Swift's Red came along, Mumford & Sons' Babel had the biggest debut sales week of the year, its fan base broad enough to include Blink-182's…
Marc Hogan / November 5, 2012

Stream the Babies’ Sidewinding ‘Our House on the Hill’

The Babies were born as a side project, a means for founding members Kevin Morby (Woods) and Cassie Ramone (Vivian Girls) to "trade song ideas…
David Bevan / November 5, 2012

Nicki Minaj Compares Herself to Jesus in ‘Freedom’

After a news year fraught with trumped-up drama, Nicki Minaj is making a point to clear the air and reinvent herself in a more flattering…
Chris Martins / November 5, 2012

The Killers Share Epic U.K. Tour Footage in ‘Miss Atomic Bomb’ Video

In SPIN's review of the Killers' new one Battle Born, Barry Walters explains that, "Many critics can't accept a bridge that unites the seemingly incompatible…
Chris Martins / November 2, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Earl Sweatshirt Confronts the Culture of ‘First!’

This week's Friday Five is brought to you by Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits (or as they now call themselves, "Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen") who inexplicably offer…
Brandon Soderberg / November 2, 2012

Chief Keef Goes Melodic for ‘Dat Loud,’ Remixes Soulja Boy’s ‘Zan With That Lean’

In case 17-year-old Chicago rapper Keith Cozart didn't make it clear enough by naming himself Chief Keef, dude likes weed. That's all well and good…
Chris Martins / November 2, 2012

FIDLAR Target Craft Brew-Swilling Hipsters in ‘Cheap Beer’ Video

Los Angeles punks FIDLAR take heavy, hilarious swings at hipster culture in their new video for "Cheap Beer." In this Ryan Baxley-directed clip, a tattooed…
Chris Martins / November 2, 2012

Watch Metallica Convert the Crowd at Voodoo Music + Arts Festival

"We are Green Day, except a little taller," says Metallica's James Hetfield to the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience crowd in the official festival footage…
Chris Martins / November 2, 2012

David Byrne and St. Vincent Talk Sandy and Play Two Songs for ‘Colbert’

Music aficionados who signed up for David Byrne and St. Vincent's mailing list recently received a remarkable dispatch from the front lines of New York…
Marc Hogan / November 2, 2012
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