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Flying Lotus’ New ‘FLOTUS’ Written For Childish Gambino, Not Michelle Obama

Sure, "FLOTUS" happens to be a handy portmanteau of Steven Ellison's recording alias, Flying Lotus, but his freshly leaked new track of the same name…
Chris Martins / October 8, 2012

Hear Solid Gold’s Lonesome Electro-Pop Cut ‘The Pendulum’

Solid Gold is Zach Coulter, Adam Hurlburt and Matthew Locher, a synth-pop threesome who met in a University of Wisconsin architecture class, only to link…
Lindsay MaHarry / October 8, 2012

Hear Guy Fantastico’s Psych-Pop Sex Ode, ‘Hang On Tightly, Let Go Lightly’

Los Angeles man of leisure Guy Fantastico may be a newcomer but he's got a tried and true sound, plus a legit collaborator lending a…
Chris Martins / October 8, 2012

Frank Ocean Predicts Grammys Appearance on Mellowhype’s ‘Astro’

Next week, Odd Future swag-core duo Mellowhype will drop their third full-length, Numbers, but you can stream a fresh Frank Ocean-featuring track from it right…
Chris Martins / October 8, 2012

See Arcade Fire Perform New Song, ‘Crucified Again’

Arcade Fire haven't confirmed those rumors about a new album in 2013, but fan footage of the suburban rockers performing a churchy new song portends something…
Nicole Sia / October 8, 2012

Hear Sleepies’ Ill-Tempered ‘Combat’ Single

Sleepies, the same Brooklyn post-punk ruffians that bullied their way into this month's Best 5 New Artists lineup, are preparing for the release of a…
David Bevan / October 8, 2012

Stream Night Moves’ Full Glittering Psych-Country Gem ‘Colored Emotions’

A few weeks ago, we shared "Country Queen," a resplendent hunk of intergalactic, intermittently psychedelic country music brought to us by young Twin Cities trio,…
David Bevan / October 8, 2012

Stream Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s New Album In Full

Last week, Godspeed You! Black Emperor announced the post-rock droners' first album in more than a decade, Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!. The follow-up to  2002's Yanqui U.X.O. doesn't…
Marc Hogan / October 8, 2012

Watch Beyonce Sing ‘Crazy in Love’ at Jay-Z’s Brooklyn Finale

Jay-Z finished up an eight-show stint inaugurating Brooklyn's new Barclays Center on Saturday night, and he didn't let the opportunity go to waste. He live-streamed…
Marc Hogan / October 8, 2012

Green Day Make No Trouble in ‘Troublemaker’ Video

Call it false advertising, but Green Day are on their best behavior in the video for their latest Uno! single "Troublemaker." Filmed before Billie Joe…
Nicole Sia / October 5, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: The Lost Ambient Weekend

My partner is out of town, it's grey and rainy here in Berlin, and I spent two hours trekking to and from an interview on…
Philip Sherburne / October 5, 2012

Watch Jay-Z’s Full, Final Barclays Center Show

In Pharrell Williams' new coffee-table book, Jay-Z says Nirvana "stopped" hip-hop for a second. On Saturday night, Jay might stop the Internet for a couple…
Marc Hogan / October 5, 2012

Rap Release of the Week: T-Pain’s Charming, Sloppy ‘Stoic’

Seems like we're actually entering an era of restrained, sophisticated, and strange R&B. Frank Ocean is turning Stevie Wonder's subtle moves on Journey Through the…
Brandon Soderberg / October 5, 2012

First Spin: iNDEED’s Full-Length Album ‘iNDEEDFACE’

Atlanta producer DJ Burn One's persistent mixtape release schedule recalls the workhorse mentality of Memphis' Hypnotize Minds and Houston's Suave House — '90s regional rap…
Brandon Soderberg / October 5, 2012

Ricardo Villalobos Comes Clean in Rare Interview With RBMA

"Music is a language. I prefer a clear, understandable, calm voice," says Ricardo Villalobos, sounding particularly clear, understandable, and calm himself. It's a side of…
Philip Sherburne / October 5, 2012

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Cover Magnetic Fields’ ‘Jeremy’

New York twee-gazers the Pains of Being Pure at Heart have a new 7-inch out at the end of the month featuring covers of "two…
Chris Martins / October 5, 2012

Watch ‘Girls’ Star Zosia Mamet Murder Someone in Ambassadors’ New Video

"Having a badass leading lady in this video meant a lot to me," says Ambassadors' Sam Harris of his Brooklyn indie-pop outfit's clip for "Unconsolable,"
David Bevan / October 5, 2012

Stream Six Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros Rarities

Joe Strummer would've turned 60 this year. The Clash frontman's actual birthday was in August, so that's when some U.K. festival organizers held a benefit…
Marc Hogan / October 5, 2012

Animal Collective Do ‘Rosie Oh’ in Giant Mouth on ‘Fallon’

Last night, Animal Collective brought "Rosie Oh" to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. On the SPIN Essential album Centipede Hz, the Panda Bear-sung standout makes…
Chris Martins / October 5, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Trolling Rick Ross and Witch House AT THE SAME DAMN TIME

There seems to be some confusion about Kendrick Lamar's good kid m.A.A.d city, even after the rapper's major-label debut went up to iTunes for pre-order,…
Brandon Soderberg / October 5, 2012
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