Kyle McGovern



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    James Blake Drops New Song '40455,' Remixes Beyonce for BBC Radio Session

    James Blake took over the BBC Radio 1 airwaves for a two-hour Residency on January 16, and the Mercury Prize winner/Grammy nominee took the opportunity to debut a new song. Dubbed "40455," the just-revealed tune comes draped in the same nocturnal mood as last year's Overgrown album, but it maintains a soulful simmer throughout its nealy four-minute runtime, and never widens to the scope of, say, Overgrown's mammoth title track.Blake also shared a few other treasures during his DJ stint, including a fake interview with the ever-enigmatic Burial, a reworking of Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love," and a Mystikal remix called "Pay Me." Like Blake's recent remix of Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills," the homages are credited to his occasional alias of Harmonimix.Scroll down for the highlights, and listen to the entire two-hour broadcast over at the BBC Radio 1 website.

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    Stream Charli XCX's Punky Kiss-Off 'Allergic to Love'

    Charli XCX has shared a sweetly vicious (viciously sweet?) new track through Twitter. Titled "Allergic to Love," the just-dropped cover (the song originally belongs to Swedish crew Snuffed by the Yakuza) clocks in just over a minute and delivers a punky electro punch that falls in line with the "very shouty and raw" direction that Charli plans to take with her next album.In a recent backstage interview with SPIN, the "SuperLove" siren discussed her True Romance follow-up, saying, "I feel like everyone's expecting me to make a 'synth-pop' record... I hate that term so much, I can't think of anything worse. The music I'm making now is so much more live — it's inspired by the Ramones, the Hives, Weezer."For a glimpse at what Charli's aiming for, stream "Allergic to Love" below.

  • broken bells, danger mouse, james mercer, take away show

    Watch Broken Bells Unveil 'The Changing Lights' for 'Take Away Show'

    For months now, Broken Bells have been teasing their upcoming second album with snippets of a sci-fi short film starring Kate Mara and Anton Yelchin. But for their latest visual, the duo of Danger Mouse and James Mercer have taken a much more grounded approach, teaming up with La Blogothèque for a pair of "Take Away Show" clips. Filmed in a Paris piano shop, the black-and-white videos catch Broken Bells in the midst of an intimate performance.Above you'll find a rendition of "The Changing Lights," a new song featured on the forthcoming After the Disco, out February 4 via Columbia.

  • chuck inglish, convertibles, chromeo, legs

    Hear Chuck Inglish and Chromeo Bond Over Cowbell on 'Legs'

    Cool Kids co-founder Chuck Inglish will finally release his debut solo album this spring. Convertibles is set to arrive on April 8 via Dave Sitek's Federal Prism and Inglish's own Sounds Like Fun imprint.Produced by Inglish and Incubus' Mike Einziger (Avicii, Frank Ocean), the 12-track full-length boasts a lengthy guest list, including Chance the Rapper, Action Bronson, BJ the Chicago Kid, Mac Miller and Ab-Soul (on the previously shared "Came Thru/Easily"), Vic Mensa, and fellow Cool Kids member Sir Michael Rocks.Also involved with the upcoming project? Chromeo, who have been busy lately with White Women, their own features-heavy LP that's due later this year. With Inglish, Chromeo co-star on "Legs," the new single from Convertibles. Available for streaming below, the track comes imbued with Chromeo's brand of cheeseball-funk, cowbell and all.

  • patrick stickles, titus andronicus, marc maron, wtf

    Hear Titus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles Talk Depression With Marc Maron

    A few months ago, Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles revealed that the New Jersey band's fourth album will be a 33-track rock opera about manic depression. Now, in a recent interview with comedian/podcaster Marc Maron, Stickles details his personal struggle with depression."The depression that I went through last year was the worst thing that I ever experienced in by far," Stickles says in the latest episode of Maron's twice-weekly WTF podcast. "The thing that was really terrifying about it was not that I looked into the future and felt, like, an unspeakable dread, because I had felt that dread my entire life. I felt the dread but I couldn't articulate it."The Local Business leader then discusses the treatment he underwent and the effect that taking medication had on his creativity.

  • the orwells, who needs you, david letterman

    David Letterman Really Loves the Orwells

    Well, if this doesn't turn the Orwells into a national concern, we're not sure what will. The Chicago garage-punks made their network television debut on January 15, dropping by the Late Show With David Letterman to trash the Ed Sullivan Theater. While four of the band's members blasted through the title track from last year's Who Needs You EP, frontman Mario Cuomo barked into the microphone, drunkenly strutted around the set, collapsed on the floor, thrusted his crotch upward, and then sat down in one of the chairs next to Letterman's desk before finishing the song.Best of all? Letterman and Paul Shaffer were so thrilled with the performance that they demanded the Orwells do an encore.

  • water liars, ray charles dream

    Stream Water Liars' '50s-Saluting 'Ray Charles Dream'

    Water Liars will soon return with their self-titled third album. On February 4, the Mississippi-based trio — singer-guitarist Justin Kinkel-Schuster, drummer-vocalist Andrew Bryant, and bassist GR Robinson — will release the 11-track follow-up to last year's Wyoming through Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum. The country-punks have already shared one cut from the fast-approaching full-length ("I Want Blood"), and now they've unveiled another: the malt shop-wrecking "Ray Charles Dream.""'Ray Charles Dream' is exactly what it's named," Kinkel-Schuster says. "I had a dream one night that I was walking in the dark and came up on Ray Charles, sitting alone in this dark, singing these words. When I woke up it was still dark in the room and it took me a minute to find my pen and paper, but I got it down and fell back to sleep, but I had lost the dream.

  • guns n' roses, rock on the range

    Rock on the Range 2014 Lineup: Guns N' Roses, Slayer, Mastodon, and More

    Guns N' Roses, Slayer, Mastodon, Avenged Sevenfold, and Kid Rock will all take the stage at this year's Rock on the Range festival.

  • thurston moore, twilight, break up

    Twilight's First Album With Thurston Moore Will Also Be Their Last

    Back in 2012, Thurston Moore revealed that he was joining forces with black metal supergroup Twilight. Now, nearly two years later, Twilight have announced their first album with the Sonic Youth co-founder. Unfortunately, it will also be the band's last.Immediately upon sharing release details for III: Beneath Trident's Tomb, Twilight also confirmed that they're breaking up. Due March 18 via Century Media, the upcoming LP will be Twilight's third full-length and follow-up to 2010's Monument to Time End.The six-track LP features Moore on guitar and vocals Stavros Giannopoulos (Atlas Moth) on guitar and vocals; Wrest (Leviathan) on drums, bass, and vocals; N.

  • drake, saturday night live, nothing was the same

    Drake Admits He's 'The Saddest Boy in All of Canada' in Amazing 'SNL' Promos

    Drake will put his child-actor chops to use on January 18 when he serves as host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. If SNL's just-released promotional teasers are any indication of what to expect from the Degrassi alum, then rest easy: "We'll Be Fine."While Eminem played it way too straight in his recent SNL promos, Drake looks to be enjoying himself on camera. The "Worst Behavior" rapper is laid-back, confident, and more than willing to poke fun at his persona with SNL castmembers Bobby Moynihan and Jay Pharoah. In a span of just a few minutes, Drake goes from being the subject of a fanboy-crush, deflects an eye-roll-inducing "Started From the Bottom" pun, and shows off his "ACTING!" skills by freely admitting that he's "the saddest boy in all of Canada."Watch the bits above, and relive Drake's stellar 2013 by flipping through The Year in Drake.

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