new-music

Watch Bon Iver Big-Up Folk Singer Anais Mitchell, Cover Her ‘Coming Down’

Bon Iver is on their first-ever tour in Australia, and yesterday Justin Vernon visited the soundstage at the Melbourne-based Triple J radio to perform a…
Devon Maloney / March 16, 2012

Hear Nas Stay Nasty on Great New Heavy D Co-Production ‘The Don’

For those keeping score at home, Nas has notched two great songs in a row — hard-edged, hurtling New York Hip-Hop Master Classes that have…
Marc Hogan / March 16, 2012

Hear Frank Ocean’s Sumptuous ‘OF Tape 2′ Ballad ‘White’

The tracks to surface from Odd Future's long-awaited OF Tape Vol. 2 so far, "Rella" and "NY (Ned Flander)," have mostly been in keeping with…
Marc Hogan / March 16, 2012

Joey Bada$$ and Rob Gulatte: Great Rappers With Terrible Names

In the clip for "Survival Tactics," the best Nas-circa-1994 rap song of 2012 so far, Brooklyn's Joey Bada$$ and rappin'-ass friend Capital Steez invoke Occupy…
Brandon Soderberg / March 15, 2012

Hear Garbage’s ‘Blood for Poppies,’ a Track From Their First LP in Seven Years

It's taken Garbage so long to return that Shirley Manson and Co. actually sound of-the-moment again. As the alt-rockers get ready to release their first…
Marc Hogan / March 15, 2012

Jay Electronica and Andre 3000: In Defense of the Reclusive, Unproductive MC

Last week, Jay Electronica announced that he has handed over his long-awaited debut album, Act II: Patents Of Nobility, to his label, Roc Nation. Though…
Brandon Soderberg / March 15, 2012

Born ‘Sippi: Grab the David Banner and Big K.R.I.T. Team-Up ‘Believe’

More than their Mississippi homebase unites David Banner and Big K.R.I.T. Both are auteurs who produce their own tracks, both are gifted philosophers prone to…
Marc Hogan / March 15, 2012

Trance Not Trance: The Unlikely Rebirth of a Maligned Sub-Genre

Like just about every other category of electronic dance music, "trance" means vastly different things to different people. You've got your psy-trance and your Goa,…
Philip Sherburne / March 14, 2012

Hear Death Grips’ Explosive New ‘Lost Boys’

Only after the complete dissolution of the music industry machine could an noise-soaked anarcho-rap trio from Sacramento have not one, but two of the year's…
Marc Hogan / March 14, 2012

See Andrew Bird Play Two Songs, Rep Tina Turner on ‘Colbert’

The entire music industry is drunk in Austin right now, but leave it to Andrew Bird and Stephen Colbert to give them something non-SXSW to…
Marc Hogan / March 14, 2012

Watch Danny Brown’s ‘Radio Song’: More Radio-Ready Than You Think

Danny Brown's "Radio Song" received its own video yesterday, not coincidentally the same day the ridiculously distinctive Detroit rapper released a deluxe edition of last…
Marc Hogan / March 14, 2012

Ada: Feeling So Areal

For a minute there, just after the turn of the millennium, Cologne's Areal label felt like the freshest outfit in dance music: irreverent, a little…
Philip Sherburne / March 14, 2012

Download Wiz Khalifa’s Cohesive ‘Taylor Allderdice’ Mixtape

"I swear I got so high last night I don't remember falling asleep," Wiz Khalifa begins his new Taylor Allderdice mixtape. As the laid-back Pittsburgh…
Marc Hogan / March 14, 2012

Rap Release(s) of the Week: Big K.R.I.T. and Lil B

Sorry, I just couldn't decide between Big K.R.I.T.'s 4evaNaDay and Lil B's God's Father. They have a surprising amount in common, anyway. Namely, here are…
Brandon Soderberg / March 14, 2012

LCD Soundsystem’s Pat Mahoney Rocks You in the Hammock of Love

LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney can disco. He proved that on FabricLive.36, the 2007 mix CD he assembled alongside his bandmate James Murphy, taking in…
Philip Sherburne / March 13, 2012

Hear Jack White Wail About Jealousy on ‘Sixteen Saltines’

Yesterday the Foo Fighters delivered a stream wrapped in a cassette tape skin, and today their analog-loving brother Jack White has released a new song…
Devon Maloney / March 13, 2012

Grimes Collaborator D’Eon Offers Free Album

The Montreal producer d'Eon likes to keep listeners on their toes. "I kind of look like a metalhead, or a junkie, or a hippie or…
Philip Sherburne / March 13, 2012

See Best Coast Play New ‘Why I Cry’ Live, Grow Up Gracefully

Turning into an adult doesn't have to mean becoming someone else. Bethany Cosentino has said Best Coast's Jon Brion-produced sophomore album, called The Only Place…
Marc Hogan / March 13, 2012

Gossip Unleash Dancey ‘Perfect World’ From May LP ‘A Joyful Noise’

Though Gossip formed more than a decade ago in the college town of Olympia, Washington, the Beth Ditto-led dance-rockers have been stars in England since…
Marc Hogan / March 13, 2012

Is Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ a Rap Album?

Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball is a rap album. "Death to My Hometown" is punctuated by the sound of gunfire; "Jack of All Trades" features the…
Brandon Soderberg / March 12, 2012
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