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Gauche Announce Debut Album, Share Alex Jones Diss Track “Conspiracy Theories”

Merge today announced its signing of D.C. post-punks Gauche and released "Conspiracy Theories," a riotous standalone single from the group that rails against Texas tin hat Alex Jones. The…
Tosten Burks / January 15, 2019

Rihanna Sues Her Dad for Exploiting the Fenty Brand Name

Rihanna, aka Robyn Fenty, is suing her father, Ronald Fenty, for invasion of privacy and false advertising related to her father allegedly exploiting her name to…
Maggie Serota / January 15, 2019

Here Is the Full List of R. Kelly Collaborations Removed From Streaming Services

After years of disturbing allegations and more recent detailed reports of abuse, R. Kelly is experiencing something new: professional consequences for his alleged behavior. In the wake…
Will Gottsegen / January 15, 2019

Live Nation’s Chicago Takeover Hits a Snag

Live Nation's attempt to control several live entertainment venues in a proposed $5 billion mixed-used development on Chicago's North Side has drawn protests from local club owners and their allies,…
Tosten Burks / January 15, 2019

Bikini Kill Announce 2019 Spring Reunion Shows

Legendary riot grrrl innovators Bikini Kill announced they're playing a handful of shows in Los Angeles and New York City this spring. The classic lineup…
Maggie Serota / January 15, 2019

Chance the Rapper’s Collaboration With R. Kelly Pulled From Streaming Platforms

Chance the Rapper's 2015 R. Kelly collaboration "Somewhere in Paradise" has been quietly removed from Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal, TMZ reports. As Pitchfork pointed out, the…
Maggie Serota / January 15, 2019

Video: Xiu Xiu – “Pumpkin Attack On Mommy And Daddy”

Next month, art-pop freaks Xiu Xiu are releasing their latest album, Girl With Basket Of Fruit. We heard its lead single, "Scisssssssors," late last year and…
James Rettig, Stereogum / January 15, 2019

The Drums Announce New Album Brutalism With “Body Chemistry”

Jonny Pierce's indie-pop band The Drums have announced a new album, Brutalism, arriving April 5 from Anti. Today's lead single "Body Chemistry" applies Pierce's bright, prickly pop style to darker nights of…
Anna Gaca / January 15, 2019

Mac DeMarco Announces New Album, North American Tour

Mac DeMarco has announced North American tour dates for 2019. The run of shows include two-night stints in Seattle and San Francisco, and headlining shows in…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 15, 2019

Strand of Oaks Announces New Album Eraserland, Shares First Single

Strand of Oaks has announced a new full-length album, Eraserland, out March 22 on Dead Oceans. It’s the sixth studio album for Timothy Showalter, and…
Will Gottsegen / January 15, 2019

Alicia Keys to Host 2019 Grammy Awards

Alicia Keys has announced that she will be hosting the 2019 Grammy Awards on February 1o in Los Angeles. "I know what it feels…
Maggie Serota / January 15, 2019

Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O recently announced plans to team up with producer Danger Mouse for a collaborative project. We now know a little…
Israel Daramola / January 15, 2019

Ariana Grande to Headline Lollapalooza 2019: Report

Not content to headline just one major music festival in 2019, Ariana Grande will be the headliner at this year’s Lollapalooza, Variety reports. The news…
Will Gottsegen / January 15, 2019

The Cranberries Release First Single “All Over Now” From Their Final Album

The Cranberries have released the first single from In the End, the album the band had begun recording shortly before lead singer Dolores O'Riordan's death…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 15, 2019

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West Are Expecting Their Fourth Child

Kim Kardashian West revealed that she and Kanye West have another child on the way. Appearing alongside her sisters Khloe and Kourtney on Andy Cohen's Watch What…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 15, 2019

Earl Sweatshirt Is Leaving Columbia Records to Do “Riskier Shit”

Earl Sweatshirt's latest album Some Rap Songs will be his final release through Columbia Records, according to a new Pitchfork profile of the rapper born Thebe Kgotsile published today. Kgotsile…
Tosten Burks / January 14, 2019

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Hits No. 1 With 823 Albums Sold

The melodic New York rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie topped this week's Billboard 200 with his latest album Hoodie SZN, an achievement that further exposed the chart's peculiar…
Tosten Burks / January 14, 2019

Watch St. Vincent’s Acoustic Cover of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Breaking the Girl”

St. Vincent, Beck, and Red Hot Chili Peppers headlined a benefit concert last night in Los Angeles for victims of last November's Woolsey Fire. The show featured…
Tosten Burks / January 14, 2019

Tidal Under Investigation for Streaming Data Inflation: Report

Norwegian authorities are investigating Jay-Z's company Tidal over allegations of falsely inflating streaming statistics, BloombergQuint reports. The news comes nearly eight months after the Norwegian newspaper Dagens…
Tosten Burks / January 14, 2019
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