New Music

Matthew Dear Electrifies the Hop on ‘Beams’ B-Side ‘She’s Just That Way’

Matthew Dear's fifth album Beams was a masterwork for the avant-inclined singer/producer, combining computerized effects and live instrumentation in a way that brought new bubble and…
By: Chris Martins / May 30, 2013

Mikhael Paskalev Synthesizes Disco-Cowboy Swagger on ‘Dust’

Before Mikhael Paskalev introduces U.S. audiences to his debut album, What's Life Without Losers, the Norwegian-Bulgarian singer-songwriter will drop the five-track Jive Babe EP on June 4…
By: Kyle McGovern / May 30, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Songs of the Week: Trinidad James Adds to the ‘U.O.E.N.O.’ Convo

Disclosure "Grab Her!"J. Dilla is the Arthur Russell of hip-hop: A slept-on, productive genre-hopper while he was alive who has proven to be immensely influential…
By: Brandon Soderberg / May 30, 2013

Snoop Lion and Miley Cyrus’ ‘Ashtrays & Heartbreaks': For Stoners’ Eyes Only

The stoner sentimentality of Snoop Lion and Miley Cyrus' "Ashtrays & Heartbreaks" has gotten what it deserves: a video only two stoners could think i…
By: Jordan Sargent / May 30, 2013

Cartoon Danny Brown Given Oral Tribute on Stage in DJ Muggs’ ‘Headfirst’ Video

Legendary Cypress Hill wax-slayer DJ Muggs quietly released a new album earlier this year, but there's nothing quiet about the music contained therein. Bass for Your…
By: Chris Martins / May 30, 2013

Dance Tracks of the Week: Kompakt Goes Classical

Gregor Schwellenbach Spielt 20 Jahre Kompakt (Kompakt)There have been a few examples of classically inclined takes on techno in the past few years, like Brandt Brauer…
By: Philip Sherburne / May 30, 2013

Watch Majical Cloudz Stripped Raw for Two-Song ‘Take Away Show’ Set

Majical Cloudz don't come off as shy — the Montreal duo's somber ballads greet tragedy with striking clarity — but lead singer Devon Welsh sound…
By: Kyle McGovern / May 30, 2013

Austra Dedicate New ‘Painful Like’ Single to Small-Town Gay Youth

Austra have been keeping the sounds of their forthcoming second album very close. Olympia is due out June 18, via Domino, but until now we've only had a…
By: Chris Martins / May 30, 2013

Hodgy Beats Shouts Out Ron Swanson on Darkly Bubbling ‘Years’

Odd Future co-founder and MellowHype member Hodgy Beats is dropping a brand new EP on June 1. Very few details have been released about Untitled 2,…
By: Chris Martins / May 30, 2013

Suede Provoke Rampage in an Art Museum for ‘Hit Me’ Video

Suede channeled J. J. Abrams' Star Trek in the lens flare-filled video for "It Starts and Ends With You," and now the Britpop survivors have cribbed a…
By: Kyle McGovern / May 30, 2013
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