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Radiohead, David Bowie, and the 1975 Lead the Mercury Prize Nominees List

The Mercury Prize has historically helped launch the careers of many leading U.K. artists: Portishead, the xx, Suede, and more. And they rarely skew predictably;…
Dan Weiss / August 4, 2016

Young Thug Hints at New Mixtape ‘Jeffery’ to Drop This Month

The completely unpredictable rarity known as Young Thug has once again changed course from his supposedly upcoming full-length debut Hy!£UN35 by promising on Instagram what…
Dan Weiss / August 3, 2016

Dua Lipa Performed a Sinuous ‘Hotter Than Hell’ on ‘Fallon’

Last night's musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was none other than 20-year-old pop up-and-comer Dua Lipa. The singer performed a straight-up…
Dan Weiss / August 3, 2016

Taking Fun Seriously: Pylon’s Last Hurrah

"We were pretty bad at breaking up," Pylon vocalist Vanessa Briscoe Hay, 60, says over the phone from her Athens, Georgia home. Four…
Dan Weiss / August 2, 2016

Watch DJ Shadow Spin Unreleased Hudson Mohawke Remix of ‘Midnight in a Perfect World’

Hudson Mohawke has gotten his name on tunes by the titanic likes of Drake ("Connect"), Kanye ("Blood on the Leaves," "I Am a God"), and…
Dan Weiss / August 2, 2016

Three People Dead After HARD Summer Music Festival Last Weekend

The Associated Press reports that nine people were transported from the HARD Music Festival in Fontana, California this past weekend to local hospitals, where two…
Dan Weiss / August 2, 2016

Review: Jamila Woods’ Vision of ‘HEAVN’ Is Neither Lost Nor Lonely

Collectivism in art is kind of bulls**t, no? How many artists have good-naturedly brought their squad with them to the top, only to find that…
Dan Weiss / July 26, 2016

Noel Gallagher Was Going to Fix Oasis’ ‘Be Here Now’ for Reissue, But Then He Didn’t

Oasis' third album Be Here Now kind of imploded their stranglehold over the charts in 1997, with an infamously druggy reputation (allegedly the Gallaghers were…
Dan Weiss / July 22, 2016

ScHoolboy Q Unveils Car-Centric ‘JoHn Muir’ Video

ScHoolboy Q's excellent third album Blank Face LP dropped earlier this month and its dark introspection and classic West Coast gangsta noir has reignited the…
Dan Weiss / July 21, 2016

Jeremih’s ‘Late Nights: Europe’ Mixtape Is Out Now

After finally releasing his long-promised and warmly received Late Nights: The Album full-length at the tail of 2015, and contributing "Saw It Coming" to the…
Dan Weiss / July 20, 2016

Wilco Have Named Their New Album ‘Schmilco’ Because the Kings of Dad-Rock Also Love Dad Jokes

In case you didn't find Wilco's last album title (Star Wars) and its accompanying cat artwork just quite lulzy enough for a proper midlife-crisis, return-to-roots…
Dan Weiss / July 19, 2016

Sleigh Bells Unveil Another ‘Hyper Dark’ New Song and Announce Tour Dates

The damn-near uncategorizable duo Sleigh Bells last bestowed the impossible "Rule Number One" upon us, a "Bohemian Rhapsody" for the trap-metal-cheerleader-pop set that some SPIN…
Dan Weiss / July 19, 2016

Review: With ‘Cheetah,’ Aphex Twin Isn’t Just Back, He’s Prolific Again

At its essence, the act of record-reviewing becomes sort of a pass-fail proposition: If anyone’s reading, they mostly just want to know if they should…
Dan Weiss / July 8, 2016

Review: On ‘Nice as F**k,’ Jenny Lewis’ New Band Is Just Okay as F**k

One thing Jenny Diane Lewis is not, is a minimalist. Take one of her absolute greatest compositions in a crowded canon: 2004’s "It’s a Hit."
Dan Weiss / July 6, 2016

Jamie xx Has Shared an Ambitious New Video for ‘Gosh’

Last year's dreamy patchwork In Colour brought Jamie xx a level of success not usually associated with, like, solo albums by the sole non-singing member…
Dan Weiss / July 1, 2016

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