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Hear S. Carey’s Gorgeous ‘Two Angles’

"maybe some peeps get why @scareymusic is the fucking best now," tweeted Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon about a month ago, shortly after 4AD-shot footage…
David Bevan / March 21, 2012

Rap Release of the Week: Action Bronson’s ‘Blue Chips’ Mixtape

Too often, the focus of New York rap, particularly the bringin'-it-back type, is on airtight perfection. Queens rapper Action Bronson's Blue Chips, a collaboration with…
Brandon Soderberg / March 20, 2012

Ultra Asks U to Feel the Cinematic Vibes

This week, scores of thousands of fans will head to Florida for Miami Music Week, an annual beats-and-booze-athon that's anchored by the massive Ultra Music…
Philip Sherburne / March 20, 2012

Diggy Simmons’ ‘Unexpected Arrival’: Could This Be the End of the Rap Album?

Today, 16-year-old Diggy Simmons releases his debut album, Unexpected Arrival. It consists of 12 tasteful tracks of boilerplate rapping, wrapped around a rather distasteful conceit…
Brandon Soderberg / March 20, 2012

Hear Oberhofer’s Lush New ‘Time Capsules II’ Album

They grow up so fast. In 2010, rock'n'roll wunderkind Brad Oberhofer won raves for his jittery guitar-driven rock. Now having turned 21, Oberhofer's debut album,…
David Marchese / March 20, 2012

Ceremony Blow Up the ‘Burbs in ‘Adult’ Video

Much has been made of Ceremony's ongoing sonic move away from their hardcore roots, as heard most recently on their Matador debut, Zoo, the SPIN…
David Bevan / March 20, 2012

Beyonce’s Return to the Stage Will Go Down in New Jersey

Beyoncé filmed her 4 premiere shows at New York City's Roseland Ballroom while pregnant with baby Blue Ivy Carter, and she'll be performing her first…
Caryn Ganz / March 19, 2012

Snoop Dogg Drops a Silky House Mix (Really!)

The last couple of years have seen a stampede of rappers branching out into dance music, many of them under the tutelage of David Guetta.
Philip Sherburne / March 19, 2012

Katy Perry Covers ‘Niggas in Paris’ (Or, ‘Ninjas in London’)

On the final night of Kanye West and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne tour, the rappers ran through their hit "Niggas in Paris" an unprecedented 11…
Daniel Kreps / March 19, 2012

Shallow, Grave: Watch Lana Del Rey’s ‘Blue Jeans’ Video

Nothing wakes up the post-SXSW masses on a Monday morning like a new Lana Del Rey video. The fresh clip is for "Blue Jeans," and…
Daniel Kreps / March 19, 2012

Watch 16-Year-Old Adele Singing in High School

Videos of a teenaged Adele performing and hanging out with pals in 2004, her days at the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology, have…
Devon Maloney / March 16, 2012

Control Voltage’s Friday Five

This week's five faves are all about the groove. Perhaps that should go without saying, in a column about electronic dance music. But not all…
Philip Sherburne / March 16, 2012

Hear Killer Mike’s New El-P-Produced Monster ‘Untitled’

The second track to leak from Killer Mike's upcoming album, R.A.P. Music, produced entirely by El-P, is a different animal, but no less ferocious. The…
Marc Hogan / March 16, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: 2 Chainz, Spoek Mathambo, More

Philip had a great idea with the "Friday Five" over at his dance blog Control Voltage, so I'm just going to rip him off. I…
Brandon Soderberg / March 16, 2012

Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Taylor Allderdice’ is an Unnecessary Apology for ‘Rolling Papers’

Apparently, even a successful major label album requires an apology. Last month, Wiz Khalifa posted a letter to his fans on Tumblr that said this…
Brandon Soderberg / March 16, 2012

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
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