new-music

Hear New Pornographer AC Newman’s Lushly Folk-Pop ‘I’m Not Talking’

Carl Newman's deftly melodic solo work has long rivaled his charming indie rock with Canadian quasi-supergroup the New Pornographers. His third album as AC Newman,…
Marc Hogan / August 20, 2012

Watch the Killers Cover Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’

Now that former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has joined his brother Noel in singing the band's tunes again, maybe it's fair game for anyone to…
Kory Grow / August 20, 2012

Hear Kendrick Lamar and Young Jeezy’s Clock-Turning ‘Westside, Right on Time’

"I'm warning everybody, Kendrick will be B.o.B in two years," SPIN rap blogger Brandon Soderberg wrote last week, referring to Kendrick Lamar's soul-sampling new collaboration…
Marc Hogan / August 20, 2012

Hear Erol Alkan’s Seismic ‘Another ‘Bugged Out’ Mix & ‘Bugged In’ Selection’

Erol Alkan's new double-disc DJ mix, Another "Bugged Out" Mix & "Bugged In" Selection, ought to come with a warning label: "Beware Flying Objects." While…
Philip Sherburne / August 20, 2012

Karen O Unleashes ‘Frankenweenie’ Solo Track ‘Strange Love’

Love may or may not be strange, but in this case it's definitely quirky. Karen O's new song for the soundtrack to Tim Burton's upcoming…
Marc Hogan / August 20, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Black Hippy Deconstructs Drake

I think I wandered into a rap blogger version of a Beckett play the other night. I drove all around southern New Jersey on a…
Brandon Soderberg / August 18, 2012

Elton John Gets Re-Remixed by the 2 Bears, Fred Falke

So many things could go wrong when remixing Elton John. For one thing, that's Sir Elton John, and now that Prince Harry has refashioned himself…
Philip Sherburne / August 17, 2012

George Costanza Takes on a New ‘Contest’ in Nickelback Clip

Nickelback are indeed one of pop history's biggest punching bags and are possibly a sex repellant, but recently Chad Kroeger and Co. have shown that…
Kory Grow / August 17, 2012

First Spin: Ryan Hemsworth’s ‘Last Words’ EP

Back In March, producer Ryan Hemsworth's mix for the website Live For the Funk singlehandedly made the beyond played-out mash-up vital again. That hour-and-then-some, kitchen-sink…
Brandon Soderberg / August 17, 2012

High on Fire Frontman Exits Rehab, Releases Wildly Psychedelic Clip

After missing this summer's Mayhem Fest due to a months-long stint in rehab for alcohol abuse, High on Fire frontman Matt Pike has returned to…
Kory Grow / August 17, 2012

Watch King Tuff’s Very Literal ‘Alone & Stoned’ Video

Technology has made it easy for everyone to be alone and yet connected at the same time. A particular community of loners (i.e., stoners) features…
Marc Hogan / August 17, 2012

Animal Collective Host Own Burning Man for ‘Today’s Supernatural’ Video

Anyone who ever sat through Oliver Stone's The Doors — or at least Wayne's World 2 or that episode of The Simpsons where Johnny Cash…
Marc Hogan / August 17, 2012

Remember Elvis Presley With 10 of the Best (and Weirdest) Covers of His Songs

Today marks the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. While a reported 75,000 fans and mourners are visiting the King's Graceland estate today, we've decided…
Kory Grow / August 16, 2012

Hear Frightened Rabbit’s Rousing ‘State Hospital’

Last night, Frightened Rabbit provided a rousing first listen from their forthcoming EP of the same name, State Hospital, on Zane Lowe's BBC1 Radio show.
David Bevan / August 16, 2012

John Dahlback Gets Demure, Gives Away New LP

What do you do when your older cousin is one of the pioneers of your country's techno scene? In the case of Sweden's John Dahlbäck,…
Philip Sherburne / August 16, 2012

Hear the Chart-Topping Single From Japan’s N.E.W.S.: Like If Escort Were a Boy Band

Tokyo pop group N.E.W.S. has been flourishing under the watchful eye of Japanese boy band kingpin Johnny Kitagawa for close to a decade now despite…
Vijith Assar / August 16, 2012

See Paramore Play First Show in Almost a Year

"Like the moon, we borrow our light," Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams sang on Tuesday night in a new outro to "Monster," from the band's 2011…
Marc Hogan / August 16, 2012

Hear Flying Lotus’ Erykah Badu-izm’d ‘See Thru to U’

Mystics gotta stick together. The cerebral, exploratory nature of Flying Lotus' beatmaking might help explain why Radiohead's Thom Yorke is reprising his guest appearance from…
Marc Hogan / August 16, 2012

Yuno Launches Kickstarter Campaign With Fuzz-Beaming ‘Sunlight’

Last summer, Jacksonville's unouomedude made online waves with the digital single "Frequency," a rickety piece of fuzzy beach-pop. Now under the name Yuno, he has…
Marc Hogan / August 16, 2012

Ke$ha’s Letter to Lady Gaga About Fur Is a Glittery Fake

This morning the Internet was convinced Ke$ha had written a fierce letter to Lady Gaga about wearing fur. "I know that animal rights are most…
Kory Grow / August 16, 2012
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