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Nick Jonas and Ty Dolla $ign Will Perform at the 2016 MTV VMAs

The countdown to the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards is in full swing. Yesterday we learned that Britney Spears would be performing at the VMAs…
Rachel Brodsky / August 17, 2016

Blowout Offer a New Voice for Emo on the Riotous ‘No Beer, No Dad’

While the late-'90s rise of emo inspired as many fangirls as it did fanboys, the actual band members creating the genre’s canon were predominantly male.
Matt Malone / July 27, 2016

MTV VMA 2016 Nominees: Beyoncé, Adele, Drake, Kanye West, and More

MTV has announced the nominees for 2016's Video Music Awards. Beyoncé is already looking to be a big winner this year, with 11 nods for…
Rachel Brodsky / July 26, 2016

Review: Cass McCombs Is a Moving Target on ‘Mangy Love’

There’s a story Cass McCombs has told about how in his older days, he would never sit for publicity shots. At a certain point, the…
Andy Beta / August 25, 2016

DJ Shadow and Run the Jewels Soundtrack Politicians’ Battle Royale in ‘Nobody Speak’ Video

"Nobody Speak" is billed as a DJ Shadow track that features Run the Jewels, but the ball-fisted The Mountain Will Fall highlight fits squarely within the…
Brian Josephs / August 24, 2016

Drake Finally Releases the Official Version of the Kanye West-Produced ‘You Know, You Know’

Out of Drake's vault comes the previously unreleased, Kanye West-produced cut "You Know, You Know." The track, now officially available for the first time on Drake's…
Brian Josephs / August 25, 2016

Watch D∆WN’s New Animated Visual for ‘Cali Sun’

Today, R&B mainstay D∆WN dropped an artsy visualizer for her song "Cali Drum," produced by Machinedrum. The video itself features palm trees and a nude Dawn…
Ilana Kaplan / August 19, 2016

Lucy Dacus: Film-School Dropout Turned Alt-Folk Darling

Lucy Dacus used to want to be a film director. Growing up in Richmond, Virginia, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter watched Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window and Federico Fellini's…
Rachel Brodsky / August 26, 2016

What Are American Football Teasing on Social Media?

Update, August 21: American Football have posted another 30-second teaser video. More roof, more crickets, no answers yet: pic.twitter.com/ZyKlAz2hMl — American Football (@americfootball)…
Anna Gaca / August 20, 2016

Review: De La Soul, Still Rising After All These Years on ‘and the Anonymous Nobody…’

When D.A.I.S.Y. Age survivors De La Soul announced that they were returning to the studio after a decade's hiatus — and that, instead of pushing…
Stereo Williams / August 22, 2016

Let’s Take a Moment to Appreciate How Terrible This Green Day Album Cover Is

The world is about as ready as it's ever likely to be again for a new Green Day album. A Frank Ocean-length absence following their…
Andrew Unterberger / August 11, 2016

Review: The Paranoid Style Make the Trump-Era Send-Up of the Year on ‘Rolling Disclosure’

"American politics has often been an arena for angry minds." So wrote Richard Hofstadter in "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," his seminal 1964 Harper’s…
Jason Gubbels / July 11, 2016

Gonjasufi Feels Your Pain

"This is going to hurt your ears a bit," Gonjasufi announces over the mic as he cues up a gnarled synth riff on his Roland…
Peter Holslin / August 22, 2016

Review: Frank Ocean’s Blond on ‘Blonde’ Is Pledging Its Goddamn Time

Frank Ocean fixed "Wolves." No, really: Kanye was onto something when he called The Life of Pablo a "living album," because — while he’s on…
Dan Weiss / August 23, 2016

MTV VMAs 2016: Rihanna to Receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

MTV has announced that pop/R&B sensation Rihanna will be the recipient of this year's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music…
Rachel Brodsky / August 11, 2016

Is John Newman and Calvin Harris’ ‘Olé’ a None-Too-Subtle Dig at Taylor Swift?

English singer John Newman's new single "Olé" is a breezy, island-inspired piece of average summertime pop. That, however, is not why anyone is listening to…
Anna Gaca / July 8, 2016

Green Day Return With ‘BANG BANG,’ Their First Single in Four Years

Green Day are finally back. Four years after releasing their ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! trilogy in 2012, the pop-punk giants have returned with a new single called "BANG BANG."
Brian Josephs / August 11, 2016

SPIN R&B Report: Yuna Props Up Woozy Soul With Smelling Salts, Laura Mvula Meets Pop Halfway

While the world spent much of this year waiting for Frank Ocean, R&B continued to evolve. This season’s picks illustrate that there’s a thriving crop…
Mosi Reeves / August 26, 2016

Chastity Belt Aren’t Afraid to Get Sentimental on Their Next Album

Chastity Belt's first show was "a total joke" — at least that's how Julia Shapiro, lead singer and guitarist for the Seattle four-piece, tells it.
Kyle McGovern / August 23, 2016

Review: Ka Is Calm Like a Bomb on ‘Honor Killed the Samurai’

Brownsville rapper Ka’s voice commands close listening. It’s somewhere between a wheeze and a snarl, dead-eyed and cold — dragging with it a street-weary stoicism.
Sheldon Pearce / August 17, 2016
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