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Punch Brothers Offer a Frantic Bluegrass Take on the Strokes’ ‘Reptilia’

Something about bluegrass covers just tend to work — listen to how easily the Punch Brothers' hectic, speedy mandolin strumming lends itself to the Strokes' "Reptilia."…
By: James Grebey / May 12, 2015

Shamir’s Debut LP, ‘Ratchet,’ Now Streaming on iTunes

We've already heard (and seen) Shamir's "Darker" and maybe called the Las Vegas singer-songwriter's "Call It Off" relationship hotline. Now, the utterly charming disco newcomer is making hi…
By: Harley Brown / May 12, 2015

Young Thug Has All the ‘Power’ on New Single

Young Thug, SPIN's 2014 Rapper of the Year, has been on a bit of a roll recently, what with his album Barter 6 and killer Jamie xx collaboration, "I Know There’…
By: James Grebey / May 12, 2015

Rae Sremmurd Walk With the Animals in ‘This Could Be Us’ Video

Mississippi brothers (and outspoken anti-flex activists) Rae Sremmurd have, erm, unleashed a new video for SremmLife single "This Could Be Us," in which they're hanging…
By: Rachel Brodsky / May 12, 2015

Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, and Vic Mensa Perform for Chicago High School Students

Chicago native Chance the Rapper sponsors a series of open mike nights for city high school students, and on Monday he was joined by two very…
By: James Grebey / May 12, 2015

Death Cab for Cutie Are Haunted by ‘The Ghosts of Beverly Drive’ on ‘Fallon’

Lovelorn alt-rock quartet-turned-trio Death Cab for Cutie continue to tour the late-night TV circuit in support of their latest album, Kintsugi. Last night, Ben Gibbard…
By: Rachel Brodsky / May 12, 2015

Stream the New Hot Chip Album Now

U.K. dance-pop tricksters Hot Chip are now streaming their new album Why Make Sense? which arrives next week via Domino, but you can listen now…
By: Dan Weiss / May 12, 2015

Dev Hynes Drops 45 Minutes of New Music Out of the Blue

Devonté Hynes, the musician also known as Blood Orange, just uploaded more than 45 minutes of brand new instrumental music to his YouTube page. The…
By: James Grebey / May 11, 2015

Years & Years ‘Shine’ on Their Ebullient New Single

Without fail, Years & Years continue to churn out some of the most inherently lovable electro-pop coming out of the U.K. at the moment. That…
By: Brennan Carley / May 11, 2015

Thom Yorke Appears on Iranian Sex and Relationships Book Cover

Update: Stereogum points out on Twitter that Yorke's face appears overseas again, this time on a Russian advertisement for pain relief for headaches. UPDATE: @thomyorke'…
By: Harley Brown / May 11, 2015
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