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Almost ‘Paradise’: Hear Lana Del Rey’s Unreleased ‘Afraid’ and ‘Playing Dangerous’

"Paradise" must be getting closer. As Lana Del Rey plots an expanded edition of her 2012 major-label debut, Born to Die, previously unreleased tracks from…
Marc Hogan / August 23, 2012

Arthur’s Landing, Standard Planets Channel Arthur Russell’s ‘In the Light of the Miracle’

Earlier this month, the Red Hot Organization announced This Is How We Walk on the Moon, a collection of Arthur Russell covers performed by a…
Philip Sherburne / August 23, 2012

Stream Aquarian’s Savage UNO NYC Debut ‘Motherisk’

New York's UNO NYC is steadily building up one of the most diverse rosters in the American electronic-music underground: Jacques Greene, CFCF, Mykki Blanco, Fatima…
Philip Sherburne / August 23, 2012

Rap Release of the Week: Insane Clown Posse’s ‘Freaky Tales’

So, just like that, music writers have gone back to ignoring the Insane Clown Posse?
Brandon Soderberg / August 22, 2012

Watch the xx Play ‘Angels’ Live in a Tokyo Hotel Room

The xx's first single from upcoming album Coexist, due out on September 11 via Young Turks, began as a solo demo by singer-guitarist Romy Madley…
Marc Hogan / August 22, 2012

Hear Ladyhawk’s First Song in Four Years: Bulldozer ‘You Read My Mind’

Rootsy rockers Ladyhawk, not to be confused with dance-poppers Ladyhawke, haven't released an album since 2008's Shots. On October 9, the Vancouver band will return…
Marc Hogan / August 22, 2012

Stream Suzanne Kraft’s Summery, Slow-Motion Disco Jam ‘Horoscope’

Cross-dressing aliases seem to be all the rage. Consider DJ Donna Summer (Jason Forrest), Sarah Goldfarb (Jean-Vincent Luccini), Karenn (Blawan and Pariah), Andrea (Andy Stott)…
Philip Sherburne / August 22, 2012

Paris Hilton Invading K-Pop in New 3D Music Video

Korean pop's American conquest has taken a very Paris turn. Sure, K-pop stars Girls Generation performed earlier this year on late-night TV, and their countryfolk…
Marc Hogan / August 22, 2012

Lana Del Rey Hearts You on ‘Big Bad Wolf,’ Is Also a Jaguar

Once upon a time, there was a young woman from New York City whose pop music and modeling careers brought her out into the wild,…
Marc Hogan / August 22, 2012

Mariah Rolls With the Punches in Bawse-y ‘Triumphant’ Video

"Stay on your toes / Get off the ropes," Mariah Carey trills on "Triumphant (Get 'Em)," which most recently follows Muse's "Survival" in the dubious…
Marc Hogan / August 22, 2012

Hear Lightning Bolt’s ‘King Candy’ From Their Upcoming ‘Oblivion Hunter’ EP

Noise-rock titans Lightning Bolt are finally returning after three years of silence with the Oblivion Hunter EP (out on September on Load, natch). The first…
Christopher R. Weingarten / August 21, 2012

Google Sloppily Embraces Rap’s Free Culture With Busta Rhymes’ ‘Year of the Dragon’

This morning, when Google Play's music section offered a free download of Busta Rhymes' new album, Year of the Dragon, Google awkwardly wandered into a…
Brandon Soderberg / August 21, 2012

Download a Sleazy Acid-House Remix From Matias Aguayo and DJs Pareja

Somewhere in Ibiza, ca. 1989: A suave gentleman, nationality unknown, with an inverse pyramid of tanned skin glowing beneath the icy white of his unbuttoned…
Philip Sherburne / August 21, 2012

Dinosaur Jr. Soundtrack Slacker Heartbreak in ‘Watch the Corners’ Video

Dinosaur Jr. protect those guilty of underage drinking and teenage hooliganism in their new video for "Watch the Corners" (off their forthcoming "guitar grinding" LP…
Kory Grow / August 21, 2012

Coen Bros. Meet Factory Records: Hear Thick Pigeon’s Arty 1984 Synth-Popper ‘Babcock + Wilcox’

Factory Records, the Manchester, England-based label behind Joy Division, New Order, and Happy Mondays, also gave us a whole host of lesser-known bands. Last year's…
Marc Hogan / August 21, 2012

Watch Diplo’s Interstellar Stripper-Pole ‘Set It Off’ Video

Diplo's self-expression continues to find new and bizarrely fascinating forms. A few months after the omnipresent DJ and producer released his handstand-inducing Express Yourself EP,…
Marc Hogan / August 21, 2012

Metallica, Flaming Lips Retool Deep Purple Classics

As long as there are beginning guitar players banging out the riff from "Smoke on the Water," Deep Purple will remain one of heavy rock's…
Marc Hogan / August 21, 2012

Marilyn Manson Pulls Out the Big Guns for NSFW ‘Slo-Mo-Tion’ Video

"This is my beautiful show, where everything is shot in slow motion," sings Marilyn Manson in his video for "Slo-Mo-Tion," a cut off his latest…
Kory Grow / August 21, 2012

Watch Slim Twig’s Charming, Lo-Fi ‘Gun Shy’ Video

Hey, how's everyone doing today? Any out of towners? Where you from? Sheboygan? I spent a lifetime there one night! Seriously, though, folks we're so…
David Marchese / August 21, 2012

Hear Oren Ambarchi’s 33-Minute Kraut-Psych-Noise-Rock Odyssey ‘Sagittarian Domain’

Australian drone seismologist Oren Ambarchi has been remarkably, Pollard-ically busy in 2012, releasing five(!) albums before summer's end — including collabos with Jim O'Rouke, Keiji…
Christopher R. Weingarten / August 21, 2012
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