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See Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace Preview New Tracks at PS1 DJ Set

Thom Yorke doing that dance Thom Yorke does, and Thom Yorke premiering new material. The Radiohead frontman's DJ set this weekend with longtime producer Nigel…
Marc Hogan / September 10, 2012

Watch Eddie Vedder Join Bruce Springsteen Two Nights in Chicago

Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder. It's hard to imagine the two sharing the same air back in the Year That Grunge Broke, when all things…
Marc Hogan / September 10, 2012

Wild Cub Embark On Moonlit Adventure In ‘Drive’ Video

Listen to "Drive" by Nashvillian duo Wild Cub and you're instantly transported to the front seat of an old ride, cruising the empty streets of…
Chris Martins / September 10, 2012

Taylor Swift Debuts Tear-Jerking ‘Ronan’ at Cancer Benefit

Forget dubstep breakdowns. Forget celebrity gossip. Of all the curveballs Taylor Swift has said she has planned for her upcoming album Red, Friday night's debut…
Marc Hogan / September 10, 2012

Stream Woods’ Crisp ‘Bend Beyond’ LP

Next week, Brooklyn folk-rock psychonauts Woods will drop their sixth album in as many years, further evidence that despite the intense frequency of their releases…
Chris Martins / September 10, 2012

First Spin: Labtekwon’s ‘HARDCORE: Labtekwon and the Righteous Indignation/Rootzilla vs Masta Akbar’

Labtekwon has released more than 30 albums since 1993. His debut EP, Ghetto Gospel, is the type of rare, regional rap 12-inch that commands outrageously…
Brandon Soderberg / September 7, 2012

See Dirty Projectors’ Kanye-Inspired Short ‘Hi Custodian’

Dirty Projectors have made a career out of creating beautiful strangeness, but their new 20-minute film Hi Custodian may be the pinnacle of both. Singer…
Chris Martins / September 7, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Gunplay Gets Kinda Existential

A few weeks ago, when I was talking about 2 Chainz and Kanye West's "Birthday Song," I compared Kanye's recent production style to Christopher Nolan's.
Brandon Soderberg / September 7, 2012

Kanye West Brags About Kim, This Time With Jay-Z’s ‘Clique’

Conspicuous by his absence last night at MTV's VMAs, but never less than conspicuous, Kanye West chose to cram the unveiling of his latest G.O.O.D.
Marc Hogan / September 7, 2012

Hear Dixlexsix’s Self-Titled Spazzcore-Meets-French-Touch EP

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Parisian art-school kids bond over a mutual love of punk, form a band, open for the Gossip,…
Philip Sherburne / September 7, 2012

DJ Die, Christophe, and Joker Unite as Sure Thing: See the U.K. Dance Supergroup’s Flickering ‘Holding You Tight’ Clip

If even a stalwart dubstepper like Skream can occasionally dip into disco, then why shouldn't a junglist like DJ Die get to do the same?
Philip Sherburne / September 7, 2012

Chris Carrabba and Further Seems Forever Reunite In ‘So Cold’ Clip

A lot has changed since we last heard Chris Carrabba alongside his bandmates in South Florida emocore fivesome Further Seems Forever. A few years after…
David Bevan / September 7, 2012

Get Bludgeoned by the Swans’ ‘No Words/No Thoughts’ Video

Swans haven't made a music video since, what, 1992? Well maybe they're gunning for a last-minute VMA nomination because they've returned to the fold with…
Christopher R. Weingarten / September 6, 2012

Watch RiFF RaFF Rap Over Major Lazer’s ‘Get Free’

Call him what you want — Jody Highroller, rap game King Tut, braid-sporting brand-tatted weirdo — but the Houston-hailing semi-based, sorta-trap rapper known as RiFF…
Chris Martins / September 6, 2012

Pioneer’s CDJ-2000 Nexus Is Here: What Does It Mean for DJs?

Not too long ago, DJs routinely busted their backs schlepping heavy crates of vinyl from gig to gig. As vinyl has declined in popularity, the…
Philip Sherburne / September 6, 2012

Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace Drop Surprise Single ‘Default’

Atoms for Peace released a surprise single to iTunes this morning dubbed "Default." The sorta Los Angeles-based Thom Yorke vehicle, featuring Flea and Radiohead producer…
Chris Martins / September 6, 2012

Watch Jemez Mountain Hawkz’ Found Footage-Based ‘CA-2′ Clip

Jemez Mountain Hawkz is a new, country-inflected project from Dameon Lee Waggoner, the madman behind hallowed '90s Albuquerque punk outfit Scared of Chaka (a band…
David Bevan / September 6, 2012

Hear Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ Remade from the Original Samples

The Beastie Boys' 1989 magnum opus Paul's Boutique is widely regarded as one of sampling's highest musical feats — a dense "rap opera," as…
Chris Martins / September 6, 2012

Flying Lotus Resurrects the Dead in Short Film ‘Until the Quiet Comes’

The upcoming Flying Lotus album Until the Quiet Comes plays like a space-dust-sprinkled dream, but the Los Angeles beat genius' new "Until the Quiet Comes"
Chris Martins / September 6, 2012

Rap Release of the Week: Problem’s ‘Welcome To Mollywood 2′

So, the trick to finally turning transcendently spare, Bay Area hip-hop into the actual next big thing is not branding it as city-specific? Blame and…
Brandon Soderberg / September 6, 2012
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