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

Hear Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ James Bond Theme In Full 007 Glory

Adele's much ballyhooed James Bond theme, "Skyfall," has proven more elusive than 007 himself. After artfully dodging for weeks speculation that she'd sing the track…
Nicole Sia / October 4, 2012

Diamond Rugs Honor Beers And Boobs In NSFW ‘Blue Mountains’ Video

Despite being a pretty eclectic supergroup, Diamond Rugs have only ever aspired to be the most hootenanny-having, hooch-swilling, ham-slapping saloon band that ever existed. It's…
Chris Martins / October 4, 2012

See Miguel YOLO It Up in ‘The Thrill’ Video

Though PBR&B sensation Miguel and Frank Ocean have a lot in common in terms of sonics and moodiness, their in-video demeanors couldn't be farther apart.
Chris Martins / October 4, 2012

Hear the Gnashing First Taste of Tomahawk’s First LP in Six Years

Alterna-metal insitution Tomahawk is returning early next year with Oddfellows, their long-awaited fourth album and first in six years. The supergroup (that's Faith No More…
Christopher R. Weingarten / October 4, 2012

Watch Divine Fits’ Eerie ‘Would That Not Be Nice’ Video

On Spoon's Transference, Britt Daniel reached new heights of weird minimalism, with shivery vocal effects and stark, geometric guitar lines. "Would That Not Be Nice"
Marc Hogan / October 4, 2012

Stream Converge’s Gloriously Brutal New Album ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’

The super fierce, wrecking ball-swinging hardcore hellions in Converge are streaming their entire new album, All We Love We Leave Behind, via YouTube. If the…
Chris Martins / October 4, 2012

Eddie Vedder Couldn’t Find a Better Man, Joins Kings of Leon Live

It's been a long time since Eddie Vedder first sang, "This is not for you." Like, 18 years. Nowadays the Pearl Jam frontman's formidably grizzled…
Marc Hogan / October 4, 2012
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