Last night's Saturday Night Live featured a dark parody of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, starring recent SNL cast addition Chris Redd as Will and Method Man as one of the "guys who were up to no good," who turns out to be a Philadelphia gang leader and follows Will to Bel-Air to exact bloody … More »
Today is the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration, and the National are ... well, "celebrating" is definitely the wrong word, but they've decided to release a new music video for "Walk It Back" from their recent album Sleep Well Beast to mark the occasion. "The video documents the performance and spectacle of governance," explains … More »
Last year, a former protege of Oakland rapper Too Short accused him of sexual assault. Too Short denied the allegations, but now TMZ reports that a woman named Teana Louis is suing him for sexually assaulting her on multiple occasions throughout 2016. In the lawsuit, Louis claims that he began harassing … More »
Fredo Santana, rapper and one of the pioneers of Chicago’s drill movement, has reportedly died at the age of 27. TMZ reports that Santana died Friday night as the result of a seizure. No official statement from the rapper’s family or cause of death has yet been released. Santana, born Derrick Coleman, suffered … More »
With Morrissey involved, the idea of a Smiths reunion ever happening is basically laughable. But if you cut Morrissey out ... maybe it's possible? Smiths drummer Mike Joyce has taken to social media to tease a collaboration with bassist Andy Rourke and second guitarist Craig Gannon arriving in "Summer 2018." Now, it's very unlikely … More »
Twenty years ago, Paula Cole heard her name called, went up to the stage, and took home the Grammy Award for best new artist. It was an amazing achievement on a night that turned out to be quite complicated. The then-30-year-old met her idol, Aretha Franklin, and sang her hit "Where Have All The Cowboys … More »
Drake has released two new songs called "God's Plan" and "Diplomatic Immunity." They're both part of a project called Scary Hours, which appears to be just a two-song EP based on the way the songs are listed on streaming services. "God's Plan" is sing-songy, synth-driven song reminiscent of "Headlines," while the soulful and string-laden "Diplomatic … More »
Tom Petty's death has been ruled an accidental overdose, TMZ reports. The rock legend passed away last October after going into cardiac arrest and being rushed to the hospital. According to the autopsy results from the LA County coroner, Petty's organs failed due to "mixed drug toxicity" from the combination of several … More »
Phoenix have shared a number of demos from the sessions for their recent album Ti Amo, including two early versions of the title track. On Twitter, the band announced that they will share more "sketches and early versions" every Friday. Listen below. More »
This week we ran interviews with Ty Segall, Haley Heynderickx, Paddy Hanna, Yo La Tengo, Collective Soul, and No Age. We launched a new column about old #1s, surveyed Sex Pistols covers, reviewed projects from Maxo Kream and Dua Lipa and Closer, and More »
Congratulations: You all made it through one year of Trump's four (!) year presidency. A round of applause all around! Who knows what 2018 will bring aside from chaos and misery. As we stare down a possible government shutdown, these are the songs you should listen to. More »
Last year saw a smattering of new Fischerspooner tracks including the Michael Stipe co-write "Have Fun Tonight," the Caroline Polachek collaboration "Togetherness," and the delightfully titled "Butterscotch Goddam" featuring Johnny Magee. Today they've returned with another track written with Stipe from the upcoming album he produced for them, Sir. It's called "TopBrazil," … More »
Guided By Voices' Robert Pollard releases approximately one million albums every year, and his latest is not a conventional one by any means. He's adopted a parodic country music alter ego named Cash Rivers -- who he first unveiled on a 7" last year -- and will be releasing an album called Blue … More »
It looks like Pearl Jam are going on a baseball stadium tour later this year. For a brief time today, the band's official website listed the dates of the tour, which has yet to be officially announced. The last time the band toured was in 2016. They're also headlining Madrid's Mad CoolMore »
Ten years ago, it seemed like No Age would never stop making noise. The Los Angeles duo (guitarist Randy Randall, drummer/singer Dean Allen Spunt) introduced themselves with the one-two punch of their 2007 compilation Weirdo Rippers and their Sub Pop debut Nouns, and we named them a Band To Watch. These releases found them … More »
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian recently welcomed their third child by surrogate. Today, Kardashian announced on her blog that they've named the girl Chicago West, completing a trifecta of unconventional baby names begun by North and Saint. Welcome to the world, baby Chicago! … More »
The second single from Jerry David DeCicca's forthcoming album, Time The Teacher, goes down just as smooth as the title track. "Watermelon" puts DeCicca's melancholic, Bob Dylan-esque moan at the forefront, surrounded by a soft choir, fluttering horns, and a delicate piano progression. DeCicca starts with a watermelon -- "pink as … More »
Earlier this month, Bedbug released "Lilies," the first and only single from the Boston-based project's new album I'll Count To Heaven In Years Without Seasons. It's a fantastic song, a warm and hypnotic lo-fi pop gem that's indicative of what's on the rest of the album, which is out today. I'll Count To Heaven … More »
Here's the thing about Justin Timberlake's "Supplies" video: It's fucking hilarious. The little kid telling us to die? The guy with the collar made out of guns? The wall of TV screens, all of them showing vague bad things, being shorted out by the mere presence of Timberlake? It's the clumsiest possible attempt to … More »
Almost exactly 11 months ago today, Tim Showalter released his fifth album under his moniker Strand Of Oaks, Hard Love. After the breakthrough and acclaim that came with 2014's HEAL, there was some anticipation: That he'd finally settled into his groove as a songwriter and performer, that there could be another record's worth of deeply … More »