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Azealia Banks’ Horrifying Slurs Against Zayn Malik Got Her Canned From a U.K. Festival

When there's a story involving Azealia Banks, there's no shortage of nouns, verbs, and adjectives writers can use to stuff their URLs with keywords, since…
Brennan Carley / May 11, 2016

Charles Bradley Shimmies and Shakes Through ‘Ain’t That a Sin’ on ‘Conan’

Current Hardest Working Man in Show Business contender Charles Bradley appeared on Conan last night with His Extraordinaires to play their Changes highlight "Ain't It…
Andrew Unterberger / May 11, 2016

Tegan and Sara Play It Cool With the Live ‘Boyfriend’ Debut on ‘Fallon’

Tegan and Sara's new album Love You to Death is out in under a month (June 3 via Warner Bros. to be precise), and the pop duo…
Brennan Carley / May 11, 2016

Desiigner Hangs With Kanye West in His New ‘Panda’ Video

What made the success of Desiigner's "Panda" surprising for some is how it was a debut single that topped the charts without a music video to assist.
Brian Josephs / May 10, 2016

Gene Simmons Calls Prince’s Death ‘Pathetic’ in Interview Nobody Wanted

Though the cause of Prince's untimely death has yet to be confirmed by officials investigating the case, KISS frontman Gene Simmons has offered his unwanted two…
Brennan Carley / May 10, 2016

Kaytranada and His Robo Buddy Dance Away to ‘Lite Spots’

99.9%'s "Lite Spots" is a highlight on Kaytranada's album filled with bangers. Today, the single gets a fittingly idiosyncratic and joyful video. The Martin C. Pariseau-directed clip features Kaytranada…
Brian Josephs / May 10, 2016

James Blake Finds Beauty Within Darkness in ‘I Need a Forest Fire’ Video

Last week's cloudy weather came soundtracked by James Blake's surprise-released The Colour in Anything. "I Need a Forest Fire," the sublime collaboration with Bon Iver, is the first track…
Brian Josephs / May 10, 2016

Fifth Harmony Power Through Their Best ‘Work From Home’ Performance Yet on ‘Ellen’

Fifth Harmony's 7/27 lead single "Work From Home" ascends to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, their highest-charting song to date, and it certainly shows…
Brennan Carley / May 10, 2016

NAO Battles an Invisible Force in Her ‘Fool to Love’ Video

Last February, British electro-R&B singer NAO released the walloping single "Fool to Love," and now it has a proper accompanying video. Featuring actor Ashley Walters, the clip…
Rachel Brodsky / May 10, 2016

Pet Shop Boys Soundtrack a Hard Luck Father’s Day in ‘Twenty-something’ Video

"Twenty-something," a cut from Pet Shop Boys' newest album Super, gets its own music video today. The visual tells a story familiar to many other twenty-somethings: job…
Brian Josephs / May 10, 2016

The National Covered the Grateful Dead’s ‘Morning Dew’ on ‘Colbert’

The National have begun their promotional campaign for the upcoming Grateful Dead tribute compilation, Day of the Dead (out May 20 via 4AD), with an appearance on The…
Brennan Carley / May 10, 2016

Minnesota Proposes the ‘PRINCE Act’ to Protect an Artist’s Name After Death

As gratified as Prince undoubtedly would be over the fan response and musical legacy he's left behind following his tragic death at age 57 last…
Andrew Unterberger / May 10, 2016

Watch Beyoncé Nail Her Cover of Prince’s ‘The Beautiful Ones’ in Dallas

Five years ago during her headlining performance at Glastonbury, Beyoncé covered Prince's Purple Rain track "The Beautiful Ones," mashing it up with Kings of Leon's "Sex…
Brennan Carley / May 10, 2016

ZAYN Enlists Director X to Bring ‘Like I Would’ From Bonus Track to Big League

Looks like ZAYN's going the route of Nicki Minaj and "Super Bass"-ing his Mind of Mine bonus track "Like I Would," as the former One Direction…
Brennan Carley / May 10, 2016

Kevin Gates Performs Two Songs on ‘Conan’

Not a lot of rappers can fill a whole late-night stage on their lonesome, but Kevin Gates is certainly one of them. The breakout MC…
Andrew Unterberger / May 10, 2016

Chromatics Redo ‘Kill for Love’ Closer on ‘Headlight’s Glare’

Dear Tommy, the follow-up to Chromatics' Kill for Love, is still M.I.A. a year after it was promised, but at least there's some consolation in the…
Brian Josephs / May 9, 2016

Stream Modern Baseball’s New Album ‘Holy Ghost’ in Full

Philadelphia's Modern Baseball will soon release their third studio album, Holy Ghost, on May 13 via Run for Cover Records. Ahead of its release, the…
Rachel Brodsky / May 9, 2016

Jason Derulo Turns the Workplace Upside Down in ‘If It Ain’t Love’ Video

Jason Derulo's Everything Is 4 came out last year and yielded a few big singles for the 26-year-old, but last month's Monsters and Strangerz-helmed "If It Ain't…
Brennan Carley / May 9, 2016

Drake Finally Gets His First Lead Artist No. 1 With ‘One Dance’

Hip-hop fans spent the past two weeks begrudgingly accepting that Desiigner's "Panda" was the No. 1 song in the country, but this week, the Future knockoff…
Brian Josephs / May 9, 2016

Carly Rae Jepsen Dissects ‘When I Needed You’ on ‘Song Exploder’

This week's episode of Song Exploder features E•MO•TION singer Carly Rae Jepsen discussing her most recent album's closing track, "When I Needed You." It features a discussion…
Brennan Carley / May 9, 2016
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