• Jurassic 5 The Way WE Do It Reunion Video

    Jurassic 5 Sample White Stripes for Comeback Single, Video

    Jurassic 5 returned for a handful of festival dates last year, but now the reunion begins in earnest. On Tuesday, the backpack-rap legends put another nail in their six-year hiatus (during which some of the crew's members went solo), returning with the posthumously Heavy D-produced "The Way We Do It," their first new music since 2006's album Feedback. The song's built around a sample of the White Stripes' "My Doorbell" and finds the whole collective returning to their jaunty ways. We described their 2013 Fun Fun Fun Fest set as "Yo Gabba Gabba for thirtysomethings," and though the video accompanying the track lacks that show's surreality, that analogy still holds true for the joy they're able to conjure in a mere four minutes.Check out the video above.

  • See Questlove Pay Stirring Tribute to De La Soul at the Webby Awards

    See Questlove Pay Stirring Tribute to De La Soul at the Webby Awards

    The annual Webby Awards celebrate Internet innovation across a number of different platforms, and Monday night a number of familiar names popped up in the music-related categories. Best of all, De La Soul won the Webby for Artist of the Year in celebration of their decision to release their whole discography for free on Valentine's Day. Questlove was on hand to offer an affecting speech on their importance to the history of hip-hop, which you can watch above.As the Roots leader sees it, the iconic crew's choice to release their discography for free was just the latest in the long tradition of inventiveness. With the advent of online music sellers, De La Soul's music effectively went out of print due to issues surrounding sample clearance. "It was like a digital picture of Rushmore without Jefferson," says Questlove.

  • Paul McCartney Cancels Tour Illness

    Paul McCartney Cancels Japanese Tour Due to Doctor's Orders

    After falling ill early last week, Paul McCartney was forced to push back the opening dates of a planned tour of Japan. But it now seems his condition hasn't improved because, as MTV reports, he's cancelled the rest of his dates in the country under doctor's orders.The 71-year old singer was set to play three shows in Japan as part of his Out There! tour, but now that he hasn't been able to shake a "suspected virus," his medical advisors have ordered "complete rest."At this point, McCartney still expects to take the stage May 28 for his first ever show in Seoul, Korea, followed by a summer tour stateside. Let's hope he soon makes a return to the cheery, spry, robot-loving state he showed off in last week's "Appreciate" video.

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    Watch Ted Leo and Aimee Mann Cover Famous TV Theme Songs

    Hyper-literate singer-songwriters Ted Leo and Aimee Mann make up the Both and they released their debut self-titled LP on Mann's SuperEgo label back in April. They'll kick off a country-spanning tour on June 11, but until then you can tide yourself over with a couple of new live videos, one of which finds the duo reinterpreting famous TV show themes into a tidy little medley for Vulture.When confronted with the prospect of covering a bunch of TV songs, they quickly realized that the result wouldn't be quite as cheery as some might hope."As soon as we started listening to theme songs, we realized the best ones were really depressing," Mann explains at the start of the video.With Leo on electric guitar and keyboards and Mann on acoustic, the two tear through a dizzying number of downcast themes from Cheers, Community, Orange Is the New Black, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, WKRP!

  • Miley Cyrus The Smiths There Is A Light That Never Goes Out Cover Video

    Miley Cyrus Covers the Smiths and It Doesn't Totally Suck

    Miley Cyrus' recent affinity for big-name British bands continued Monday night at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with a contemplative cover of the Smiths' "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out." This, of course, followed her reworking of the Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" accompanied by the Flaming Lips. Above, Cyrus' dusky vocals at first seem strange in place of Morrissey's iconic lilt. But as she edges toward the chorus, the melodrama of the original breaks through her absurdist pop veneer, and turns the whole thing into a surprisingly celebratory affair.You get some sense of that in the video above, but a trip over to Miley's Instagram reveals that a portion of the rapturous fan reception was due to the fact that she decided to take a selfie video midway through the song. That strange, shorter clip is below.

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    R.E.M. Surprise-Release 131-Track Rarities Collection

    Just yesterday, former R.E.M. bassist was Mike Mills was telling Billboard that the band wasn't quite ready to dump out "the vaults" of unreleased material, so instead they've repackaged a bunch of stuff that was already technically available.After the recent release of their full MTV Unplugged sets and the issuing of a digital collection of B-sides from their I.R.S. years, R.E.M. have now shared, as Slicing Up Eyeballs points out, a surprise compilation of 131 rarities from their time on Warner Bros. records.The band has also remastered and re-released their whole digital archive to iTunes, including the previously hard to come by Chronic Town EP. If you've got a few spare gigabytes on your iPod, it's a good day to be an R.E.M. fan. You can check out the sprawling tracklist below.Complete Rarities: Warner Bros. 1988-2011 track list:1. "Funtime (Live) (Iggy Pop Cover)" 2.

  • Hamilton Leithauser I Retired Walkmen Rostam

    The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser Kicks Back in 'I Retired' Video

    Former frontman for the Walkmen Hamilton Leithauser is set to release his solo debut Black Hours on June 3 on Ribbon Music. Today he's emerged with "I Retired," another cut from that nocturnal, downcast album. The track centers on Leithauser's reedy vocal take and a playful acoustic guitar march, but Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij comes through again with a handful of instrumental flourishes to give the track its full melancholic punch. "I Retired" comes along with a beautifully hand-lettered lyric video, which also stars a pensive looking Leithauser lying in repose. Check it out above.

  • Watch Die Antwoord's Horrifying, Gory 'Pitbull Terrier' Video

    Watch Die Antwoord's Horrifying, Gory 'Pitbull Terrier' Video

    The South African merry pranksters in Die Antwoord are back with a new album called Donker Mag, their first since 2012's Ten$ion, due June 3 on their own Zef Recordz.Lest you think that the 11 months since "Cookie Thumper!," the first single from the record, has mellowed the rap-ravers out, they've issued a typically insane video for "Pitbull Terrier" featuring vocalist Ninja in an uncanny pitbull mask. That all sounds innocent enough, but he quickly gets up to some heinous B-horror antics.Die Antwoord's bodily fixation continues this time around with blood and saliva galore. The track list for Donker Mag, featuring titles like "Girl I Want 2 Eat U" and "Raging Zef Boner," suggests more of the same. That's the "Pitbull Terrier" clip above and you can check out the track list below.Donker Mag track list:1. "Dont Fuk Me"2. "Ugly Boy"3. "Happy Go Sucky Fucky"4. "Zars"5.

  • Orangatang That's Where I'll Be Stream

    Hear Orangatang's Elliptical, Electronic 'That's Where I'll Go'

    Orangatang is a band of California tinkerers who've slowly mined the open, airy space of overlap between gauzy shoegaze instrumentals and body-heaving beat-pop. Just a month after their last Bandcamp missive, they return today with "That's Where I'll Go," a blunted instrumental that takes hazy, post-Panda Bear vocal harmonies to their logical extension. The track sputters in fits and starts, but eventually settles into a Balearic-indebted groove that places Orangatang in similar realms to Delorean or Air France. Though their Bandcamp says the trio is composed of David Korrigan, Justin Anastasio, and Max O'Reilly, apparently that lineup isn't static. But whatever combination of players they've settled on here works pretty well. Stream the track below.

  • Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Lineup Judas Priest Nas Death Grips

    Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014: Judas Priest, Nas, Death Cab for Cutie, Death Grips

    Fun Fun Fun Fest returns to Texas for its ninth year in November and today they've announced their lineup, which features an almost intimidating number of great acts. The festival runs from November 7 through 9 at Auditorium Shores and Butler Park in Austin. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 20, at 10 a.m. CST, and they'll likely go fast considering the immensely stacked schedule.The FFFF bill is topped by the likes of the ever Illmatic Nas, an active-again Death Cab for Cutie, rap noiseniks Death Grips, the reunited Neutral Milk Hotel, Death From Above 1979, Dinosaur Jr.

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