Nina Kraviz, Moscow Upstart, Remodels Ghetto-House

It took me awhile to come around to Nina Kraviz' recent single, "Ghetto Kraviz," but I'm starting to think it's one of the more compelling…
Philip Sherburne / March 7, 2012

First Spin: Hear Violens’ Jangly ‘Der Microarc’

On May 15, Violens will release True, the reverb-washed Brooklyn guitar-pop trio's first album for Slumberland. Like the previously posted "Unfolding Black Wings," our second…
Marc Hogan / March 7, 2012

Teen Dreamy: In Praise of Beach House’s Sublime ‘Myth’

It's difficult to overstate how far the Baltimore-based dream-pop duo of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally has come. When Beach House's self-titled debut came out…
Marc Hogan / March 7, 2012

Download ‘DIY2K’ From Pujol’s Debut Album

On "DIY2K," the nicely peevish first single from Pujol's adrenalized full-length debut, United States of Being, band mastermind Daniel Pujol howls, "America, you know better…
David Marchese / March 7, 2012

Rap Release of the Week: Big Kuntry King’s ‘100% Kane’

New feature! The world of rap blogging suffers from too much music coverage, and a dearth of actual music evaluation, so, every Tuesday, I'm going…
Brandon Soderberg / March 7, 2012

Simian Mobile Disco Preview New LP, ‘Unpatterns’

Journalistic ethics prevent me from doing much in the way of covering Simian Mobile Disco, or at least I’m required to disclose that the U.K.
Philip Sherburne / March 6, 2012

Let Bjork Invade Your DNA in ‘Hollow’ Video

Björk, the ever-restless Icelandic auteur, incorporates education into artistry on her latest album, last year's app-based Biophilia. She recently held a residency at the New…
Marc Hogan / March 6, 2012

Hear Sufjan Stevens’ Auto-Tune Coo on Hip-Hop ‘Museum Day’

Sufjan Stevens' The Age of Adz is now a year and a half old, but the era of the Brooklyn singer-songwriter using Auto-Tune on his…
Marc Hogan / March 6, 2012

Jennifer Castle Talks About Gorgeous ‘Castlemusic’

Jennifer Castle might be best known south of the Canadian border for warning Fucked Up fans — in a sweet, lilting refrain, it should be…
Alyssa Noel / March 6, 2012

First Spin: Hear Alex Winston’s Seismic ‘King Con’

Lo! Finger-piano! Rippling fields of snare! Flights of banjo and mandolin! Choruses the size of Ponderosas! The hundred sounds of a woman possessed by song!
David Bevan / March 6, 2012

Listen: Gunplay’s Rowdy New Single, ‘Jump Out’

"Jump Out," from Gunplay's upcoming mixtape Bogota Rich: The Prequel (out this Friday), elbow-dropped its way onto the Internet last Friday. The oft-ignored Maybach Music…
Brandon Soderberg / March 6, 2012

Tyler, the Creator Is a Baby in Odd Future’s ‘NY (Ned Flander)’

Hidilly-ho, Odd Future. No, the latest track from the L.A. rap crew's March 20 OF Tape Vol. 2 shows no obvious signs of a connection…
Marc Hogan / March 6, 2012

Listen: Big K.R.I.T.’s Indignant ‘Handwriting’

In which Big K.R.I.T., who has, with today's 4Eva N A Day, released three impressively solid mixtapes that might as well have been albums in…
Brandon Soderberg / March 6, 2012

First Spin: Hear Mike Wexler’s Serpentine Full ‘Dispossession’

Tomorrow, intrepid Brooklyn singer-songwriter Mike Wexler will release Dispossession, his second full-length and first for new label home, Mexican Summer. It's also his finest: a…
David Bevan / March 5, 2012

Watch the Big Pink’s Kaleidoscopic ‘Give It Up’ Video

"It's a song about being in a relationship where one of the people is holding something back." That's the Big Pink's Milo Cordell, talking to…
Marc Hogan / March 5, 2012

Grab Big K.R.I.T.’s ‘4evaNaDay’ Mixtape: Self-Produced, Guest-Free

4evaNaDay has finally arrived. After multiple delays, Big K.R.I.T.'s hotly awaited follow-up to last year's Return of 4eva mixtape is out now. As the credits…
Marc Hogan / March 5, 2012

Watch the Death Set’s Retromania Disaster Flick ‘They Come to Get Us’

The Brooklyn bad-boys of hyphy-punk, the Death Set, refuse to sit still. Today, they're dropping this totally batshit video for "They Come To Get Us,"…
Christopher R. Weingarten / March 5, 2012

Direct Your Own Version of Chairlift’s ‘Met Before’ Clip

Following in the tradition of Arcade Fire’s interactive clips for The Suburbs tracks “We Used to Wait” and “Sprawl II,” and Andy Grammer’s MTV O…
Alyssa Pereira / March 5, 2012

Hear Arcade Fire’s Record Store Day ‘Suburbs’ Remixes

Sometimes sprawl can be a good thing. Arcade Fire will put out a limited-edition Record Store Day 12" featuring extended remixes of a couple of…
Marc Hogan / March 5, 2012

First Spin: Download Bassnectar’s Monstrous ‘Ugly’

Bassnectar (Lorin Ashton) often gets lumped in with America's dubstep faction, but he's actually traveled a different path than most of his Left Coast bass…
Philip Sherburne / March 5, 2012
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