After a few years of releasing EPs and helping to establish the dance collective Janus, Lotic is releasing their debut album, Power, in a couple weeks. We've already heard "Hunted" from it, and today the Berlin-based producer has shared another selection from Power, its closing track "Solace." Despite the title, it still sounds uneasy … More »
Foxing are no strangers to sprawling, powerful videos. With former band member Josh Coll in the director's chair, they’ve gotten good at building a world of intense emotion in only five minutes. More »
"Apeshit" is the lead single from Beyoncé and Jay-Z's new collaborative album Everything Is Love, or at least the first track to get a music video. Migos members Quavo and Offset can be heard ad-libbing in the background, and both rappers are credited as co-writers on the Pharrell-produced track. As it turns out, their … More »
Next month, Gia Margaret will release her debut album, There's Always Glimmer. That title gives some intimation as to what the Chicago-based musician sounds like. Her songs are starry ballads that feel eternal but immediate. Its lead single is "Birthday," whose pull is gentle but inescapable. It's lush and textured, expertly crafted with a heady … More »
No Love are a Raleigh, North Carolina band who play fast, efficient hardcore punk. Their take on the genre is pretty close to its early-'80s origins. Their songs are short and brisk, and they're certainly not soft, but you can still hear riffs and hooks and melodies in there. Frontwoman Elizabeth Lynch sings with a … More »
In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
Damon McMahon's folk-rock project Amen Dunes released its first album in four years, Freedom, a few months back, and today the early single "Believe" has gotten a music video to go along with it. It was directed by Steven Brahms and takes on the same rambling, memory-laden quality as his music, running through … More »
We named Beach House's latest offering, 7, the best album of the year so far. It's the most sonically adventurous album the band has ever released, featuring collaboration with Peter Kember (Sonic Boom) as well as their live drummer James Barone. "Black Car" is easily 7's most eerie, noirish single and today Beach House … More »
Every month, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda shares a new Hamilton-inspired song as part of what he calls his Hamildrops. In the recent past, that's included tracks from people like "Weird Al" Yankovic and the Decemberists -- people who, you might not be shocked to learn, might do songs inspired by Broadway musicals. The … More »
A van ran into a group of attendees at the Dutch festival Pinkpop on early Monday morning, killing one and injuring at least three people. The hit-and-run occurred near a campsite close to the festival grounds. As BBC reports, a 34-year-old man turned himself over to the police and was arrested in Amsterdam, … More »
Paco Cathcart's music finds space in the cracks between documenting the everyday and exploring the otherwordly. Working under the moniker the Cradle, the Brooklyn-based musician has put out over 30 solo Bandcamp releases, all the while playing in various NYC bands such as Big Neck Police, Shimmer, and More »
Back at the height of his fame, Michael Jackson had a full private zoo on his Neverland Ranch. But before his death, Jackson dismantled that zoo, sending many of the animals to live at wildlife enclosures and public zoos. And this past weekend, Ali, one of the elephants that Jackson had once owned, briefly escaped … More »
Death Grips have a new album on the way called Year Of The Snitch, due out this Friday. We've already heard quite a few singles: "Ha ha ha," "Streaky," "Black Paint," "Flies," and "Dilemma." Today, the experimentalists dropped yet another new track. "Shitshow" is a growling, glitchy bit of hardcore. More »
Since releasing Strangers in 2016, Marissa Nadler has contributed her spectral stylings to a number of projects. Today she shares a smoky rendition of "Where Do I Go" by dream-pop forerunner Happy Rhodes. The cover precedes Rhodes' forthcoming compilation Electrophia, which will feature remastered versions of her otherworldly mid-'80s tapes. More »
It's always a good idea to go see Nine Inch Nails live if you get a chance. For decades, their shows have been grand, cathartic theatrical experiences. But on the band's current tour, it appears that they're making their live shows even more special by switching up the setlists from night to night. At their … More »
There's an already-famous moment on Everything Is Love, the collaborative album that Beyoncé and Jay-Z surprise-released over the weekend, where Beyoncé growls a few words about her streaming-service decisions: "If I gave two fucks, two fucks about streaming numbers, would have put Lemonade up on Spotify." … More »
A 20-year-old woman has died on the campgrounds of a popular music festival in Delaware that has drawn tens of thousands of people. More »
Vampire Weekend performed their second Father’s Day Weekend show tonight at Ojai, California's Libbey Bowl. They performed several live debuts with their new touring lineup at last night's show, and tonight they played a snippet of a new song, "Flower Moon," from their forthcoming More »
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell took his own life last May. Since his death, there have been heartfelt covers and tributes, an unreleased track, poems, a public vigil, and a More »
Eminem received criticism last week for playing what sounded like gunshot effects during his Bonnaroo set. Last night, he responded to the complaints by ignoring them completely. According to USA Today, his Firefly performance included several "gunshot" sounds and a written message, "If you are easily frightened by loud noises or … More »