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Listen to the Pixies’ ‘World Cafe’ Concert Here

The Pixies recently dropped by NPR's Tiny Desk for an intimate, three-song concert that sort of connected the dots between their newer material and their…
Kyle McGovern / February 28, 2014

R. Kelly Dominates Map of States’ Most Ignored Artists

UPDATE: Spotify has bought The Echo Nest, the company behind these maps.Usually we don't do this, but maps of the United States' musical preferences are…
Marc Hogan / February 28, 2014

Untold Talks ‘Black Light Spiral,’ Nosebleed Techno, and Night Rambling

The London producer Untold's new album, Black Light Spiral, begins with a siren song, literally: just five minutes of wailing ambulances and honking fire trucks…
Philip Sherburne / February 28, 2014

Coldplay Go Moonlighting in the Balearic-Techno ‘Midnight,’ and More Dance Tracks of the Week

Coldplay, "Midnight" (Parlophone) SPIN's Dan Reilly has compared Coldplay's new single to Bon Iver in his log-cabins-and-vocoders phase, which isn't too far off the mark.
Philip Sherburne / February 27, 2014

The Actual Map of Each State’s Favorite Artists Is Kind of a Bummer

Earlier this week, music technology company The Echo Nest shared a map that showed the most "distinctive" artist for each of the United States. The…
Marc Hogan / February 27, 2014

Watch Nine Inch Nails Cover Trent Reznor’s Other Band Live in Japan

Trent Reznor has never been much for rules, so why would he follow the unwritten one about not performing songs with one band that you…
Marc Hogan / February 27, 2014

10 Albums to Stream: Pharrell, Rick Ross, Real Estate, the Men, and More

New albums by Pharrell Williams, Rick Ross, Real Estate, the Men, Migos, and more are all currently streaming online, and, lucky for you, we've rounded…
Kyle McGovern / February 26, 2014

This Map Shows Each State’s Most Popular Music Not Popular Anywhere Else

UPDATE: Here's a new map of each state's "favorite" artist. And here's a map of each state's most ignored artist. And finally, Spotify has bought The Echo Nest,…
Marc Hogan / February 26, 2014

Watch Coldplay’s Woodsy, Bon Iver-Hued ‘Midnight’ Video

Back in September, Coldplay released "Atlas," their first new piece of music since 2011's Mylo Xyloto. That piano ballad, which appeared on the Catching Fire…
Dan Reilly / February 25, 2014

Beck Harvests Some West-Coast-Folkie Sunlight on the Stark, Lovely ‘Morning Phase’

Before considering whether Beck's first album in six years is really Sea Change II (spoiler alert: not exactly), a slight detour into armchair psychology seems…
Jason Gubbels / February 24, 2014

Fred Armisen’s ‘Late Night’ Band Sounds Like This

Seth Meyers officially becomes the new host of Late Night on Monday, February 24, but we already know a few details about the incoming administration.
Chris Martins / February 21, 2014

Nicki Minaj’s Malcolm X Controversy: What Her Critics Got Wrong

Last week, when Nicki Minaj released her new song, "Lookin' Ass Nigga," she got two completely different reactions. Her fans were excited by the prospect of…
Brandon Soderberg / February 21, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: The Martinez Brothers Enter the D.A.I.S.Y. Age

The Martinez Brothers, WARHOL*BASQUIAT*2 (mixtape) The Martinez Brothers were just 13 and 18 when they put out their debut single, "My Rendition," on Dennis Ferrer's Objektivity…
Philip Sherburne / February 20, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Kanye West Brings the Right Kind of Corniness to ‘Drunk in Love’

Antwon, "In Ecstasy" Porno pounding, vibrantly drunk trumpet, and a Rick Rubin-like boom-splat power this track from producer DJ Sexplay, featuring coy raps from Antwon…
Brandon Soderberg / February 20, 2014

Watch BRIT Awards 2014 Performances: Pharrell, Nile Rodgers, Arctic Monkeys, and More

The 2014 BRIT Awards are a wrap. The winners have been revealed, mics have been dropped, and performance footage is online. Yes, even if you…
Kyle McGovern / February 20, 2014
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