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Speedy Ortiz Channel an ‘Overlord of Hell’ on New Song ‘Emma O’

Earlier this month, Speedy Ortiz announced their Foiled Again EP and shared lead single "Death Note." Now, the band has premiered new single "Emma O"
Rachel Brodsky / May 23, 2016

Cymbals Eat Guitars Share New Song ‘Wish,’ Announce Upcoming Album

Staten Island-based indie-rock collective Cymbals Eat Guitars have announced their first full-length since 2014's LOSE, along with with the lead single from the album, "Wish." The band's fourth…
Natalie Caamano / May 23, 2016

Neon Indian Give Prince’s ‘Pop Life’ a Shot

Of course the reaction to Madonna's Billboard Music Awards performance isn't going to stop the stream of Prince tributes that's sure to continue throughout the…
Brian Josephs / May 23, 2016

Garbage Have the Spins in Whirling ‘Empty’ Video

Garbage are a couple of weeks out from releasing their sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds, and so far we've heard one single from the…
Rachel Brodsky / May 23, 2016

The Julie Ruin Surf a New Wave on ‘I’m Done’

Only Kathleen Hanna can bend squelchy, wet-fart synths into a powerful rock anthem. The Julie Ruin releases their second album Hit Reset on July 8th…
Dan Weiss / May 23, 2016

Listen to Joanna Newsom on ‘WTF With Marc Maron’

Still promoting her delightful 2015 record, Divers, the effervescent Joanna Newsom recently stopped by Marc Maron's WTF podcast, where she and the host/comedian talked about her…
Rachel Brodsky / May 23, 2016

Mitski’s ‘Happy’ Video Is Anything But

Mitski's powerful Puberty 2 record drops next month, and we've already heard singles "Happy" and "Your Best American Girl." Today, Mitski's dropped a brutal video for…
Rachel Brodsky / May 23, 2016

Madonna’s Billboard Music Awards Prince Tribute Was Weak Enough to Get BET Shade

Update: Madonna isn't ignoring the critics. The superstar made Instagram posts flaunting her purple attire along with a caption that addressed the reactions toward her Billboard Music Awards…
Brian Josephs / May 23, 2016

Kesha Performs Bob Dylan’s ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’ With Ben Folds at Billboard Music Awards

Embattled pop star Kesha's appearance at the Billboard Music Awards last night was not a sure thing until very recently, her performance originally having been…
Andrew Unterberger / May 23, 2016

Adele Debuts Kaleidoscopic Video for ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’

Adele had a surprise in store for viewers of tonight's Billboard Music Awards: new visuals for her 25 single "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)." The…
Anna Gaca / May 22, 2016

Chance the Rapper’s ‘Coloring Book’ Becomes First Album to Chart From Streaming Alone

Chance the Rapper's new album mixtape Coloring Book is the first to debut in the top ten of the Billboard 200 via streaming alone, Billboard reports. The follow-up to Acid Rap debuted at…
Anna Gaca / May 22, 2016

PJ Harvey Performs ‘The Community of Hope,’ Discusses ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ on BBC One

English singer-songwriter PJ Harvey rarely gives interviews, and the rollout of her latest album The Hope Six Demolition Project hasn't been any different. But on the latest…
Anna Gaca / May 22, 2016

Former Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza Dies Onstage at 51

Nick Menza, a former drummer for metal band Megadeth, died Saturday night (May 21) during a show with his latest band, the progressive rock and jazz fusion group OHM.
Anna Gaca / May 22, 2016

‘Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party’ When You Can Watch Courtney Barnett on ‘SNL’ Instead

Was there a party last night? Did you go? Nobody really cares if you did, not when you could have stayed in and watched Courtney Barnett…
Anna Gaca / May 22, 2016

Here’s YG’s New Song with Drake and Kamaiyah, ‘Why You Always Hatin”

YG has a new song, "Why You Always Hatin'," with a guest verse from Drake and a surprise appearance by up-and-coming Oakland rapper Kamaiyah. The track was produced by…
Anna Gaca / May 21, 2016

Jay Z, Puff Daddy, Mary J. Blige, Lil’ Kim, and Nas All Came to the Bad Boy Family Reunion

Today would have been the Notorious B.I.G.'s 44th birthday, and Puff Daddy and the Family celebrated at Brooklyn's Barclays Center last night. The first evening of the Bad Boy…
Anna Gaca / May 21, 2016

Joanna Newsom Performs ‘Sapokanikan’ and ‘Anecdotes’ on ‘Kimmel’

It's been a few months since Joanna Newsom released the lovely, approachable Divers, but we're certainly not going to complain if she wants to keep touring the late-night circuit.
Anna Gaca / May 21, 2016

Watch Radiohead Play ‘Burn the Witch,’ ‘Daydreaming,’ and More at Amsterdam Tour Kickoff

Two weeks after the release of A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead kicked off their world tour at Amsterdam's Heineken Music Hall last night. American electronic composer Holly Herndon opened…
Anna Gaca / May 21, 2016

Todd Terje Shares Cover of Yellow Magic Orchestra’s ‘Firecracker’

Next up on Todd Terje & the Olsens' retro dance music playlist: "Firecracker," a song by pioneering Japanese electronic group Yellow Magic Orchestra. The Norwegian producer has…
Anna Gaca / May 21, 2016

Alicia Keys Celebrates Individuality With ‘In Common’ Video

After her Saturday Night Live gig a few weeks back, Alicia Keys is gearing up to release her first album since 2012's Girl on Fire. Today (May 20), The…
Brian Josephs / May 20, 2016
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