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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

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

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

Video: The Killers – “Land of the Free” (Dir. by Spike Lee)

The Killers' video for their new single "Land of the Free" is a Spike Lee joint. Lee takes a documentarian approach to the song's protest themes, collaging verite footage…
Tosten Burks / January 14, 2019

Mike Patton to Sing National Anthem at Cowboys-Rams Playoff Game

Fans of metal gods, football, and patriotism will be delighted to learn that Mike Patton has agreed to sing the National Anthem before the Los Angeles Rams and Dallas…
Tosten Burks / January 11, 2019

Judge Orders Emergency Building Inspection of R. Kelly’s Chicago Recording Studio

R. Kelly's Chicago recording studio, where several women have reportedly lived against their will in "cult"-like conditions, will be inspected for building code violations on January 16, Chicago…
Tosten Burks / January 11, 2019

Lady Gaga’s R. Kelly-Featuring “Do What U Want” Removed From Streaming Services

Lady Gaga's Artpop single "Do What U Want" featuring R. Kelly has been removed from several streaming services and online stores. The song's deletion follows Gaga's public apology today for…
Tosten Burks / January 10, 2019

Stream Toro y Moi’s New Album Outer Peace

NPR is streaming Toro y Moi's new album Outer Peace ahead of the LP's official release on January 18. The 10-track project features Awful Records singer ABRA, Brooklyn trio…
Tosten Burks / January 10, 2019

Pond Announce New Album Tasmania, Release “Daisy”

Tame Impala spin-off Pond have announced their eighth album Tasmania and released the LP's lead single, "Daisy." The track features a danceable synth rock groove couched in a sprawling intro and outro…
Tosten Burks / January 10, 2019

Watch Dave Grohl Fall Off the Stage in Vegas After Chugging a Beer

The Foo Fighters performed last night at a JBL-sponsored concert during the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas because that's the type of thing they…
Tosten Burks / January 10, 2019

Phoenix Say They Regret Collaborating With R. Kelly

Another act has rebuked their past collaboration with R. Kelly. This time it's Phoenix, who strangely released a remix of their Bankrupt! single "Trying to Be Cool" featuring…
Tosten Burks / January 10, 2019

R. Kelly Manager Wanted for Threatening to Kill Father of Alleged “Cult” Victim

A man who formerly managed R. Kelly is wanted in Georgia for "terroristic threats and acts" toward Timothy Savage, the father of a woman living with the…
Tosten Burks / January 9, 2019

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