Category Archives: News

October 09

CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe

Released: September 20, 2013 Label: Virgin, Goodbye Producer:   Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, Martin Doherty Genre: Electronic, Pop, Synthpop Tracklist: 01 The Mother We Share 02 We Sink 03 Gun 04 Tether 05 Lies 06 Under The Tide 07 Recover 08 Night Sky 09 Science/Visions 10 Lungs 11 By the Throat 12 You Caught the Light Glasgow has a short history of […]

October 08

Darkside – Psychic

Released: October 7, 2013 Label: Matador, Other People Producer:  Nicolas Jaar, Dave Harrington Genre: Electronic, Experimental, Microhouse Tracklist: 01 Golden Arrow 02 Sitra 03 Heart 04 Paper Trails 05 The Only Shrine I’ve Seen 06 Freak, Go Home 07 Greek Light 08 Metatron I don’t want to sound like a cliche because Nicolas Jaar himself said that he wanted to shed his reputation. […]

September 20

FKA Twigs Interviewed by RMBA Radio Berlin

Listen to Tahliah Barnett’s, aka FKA Twigs, interview on RBMA Radio Berlin. She talks about the time she grew up in rural Gloucestershire, and took part in a dance contest when she was eleven or twelve years old, doing and interpretive dance dressed as a slave to Marvin Gaye‘s “Calypso Blues”, and her first exploration of the subject […]

September 20

Sky Ferreira Shares Trailer for “You’re Not The One”

Sky Ferreira shared her trailer for “You’re Not The One” cut from her upcoming album  My Night, My Time.

September 20

FKA Twigs – EP 2

Released: September 17, 2013 Label: Young Turks Producer:  FKA Twigs Genre: Electronic, Trip Hop, Avante-Garde, Experimental Tracklist: 01 How’s That 02 Papi Pacify 03 Water Me 04 Ultraviolet London-based musician FKA Twigs is one of the most intriguing personalities I’ve ever discovered in music. I’ve seen her in interviews. She’s ambitious, calm, outgoing and let’s say all-in-all a bubbly […]

September 20

James Blake and Chance the Rapper Team Up for “Life Round Here” Remix and More

James Blake is revisiting this spring’s album Overgrown in an unexpected way. He’s recruited Chicago upstart Chance The Rapper for a remix of the album cut “Life Round Here”. It premiered on Zane Lowe’s show on BBC Radio 1; stream it above, via 1-800- Dinosaur. Chance tells XXL that the two met at SXSW this year and “kept in touch and started working together […]

September 20

Stream Mazzy Star’s New Album Seasons of Your Day

Next week, 1990s dream pop greats Mazzy Star will return with their first album in 17 years, Seasons of Your Day. The much anticipated record is available to stream now, below, in its entirety, via The Guardian. Despite the lapse in time from 1996’s Among My Swan, guitarist David Roback told The Guardian that the band’s workflow has been continuous. “We were always recording and writing,” […]

September 20

Danny Brown – Dip

Title: Dip Artist: Danny Brown Album: OLD Year: 2013 Genre: Hip Hop, Rap. Progressive Hip Hop High-energy Danny Brown is back on “Dip”, an adrenaline-pumped party cut from his imminent new album OLD (out September 30 on Fool’s Gold). Directed by Rollo Jackson, it’s a live performance-heavy clip shot in Paris and London during Danny’s recent headlining European tour. Have a […]

September 20

M.I.A. Fights Back Against NFL’s $1.5 Million Fine for Super Bowl Middle Finger

On February 5, 2012, M.I.A. performed as a guest of Madonna during her Super Bowl halftime performance. During her brief time on stage, M.I.A. flipped off the camera for a split second. At the time, it was unclear whether or not she would be forced to pay a fine, but neither NBC (the network that aired the […]

September 20

Four Tet Gives Away the Late Night Tales Mix Reissue for Free!

In 2004, the Late Night Tales artist-curated mix series released a mix by Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet–– a collection of 60s psych, experimental loops, electro-jazz, outsider folk, post-rock and more. Late Night Tales has now reissued the mix, a “Collectors Edition” on CD and 180 gram vinyl. However, it seems that Hebden did not authorize the reissue. He wrote on Twitter, […]

September 19

Bill Callahan – Dream River

Released: September 17, 2013 Label: Drag City Producer:  Bill Callahan Genre: Lo-Fi, Alternative Country, Folk, Indie Tracklist: 01 The Sing 02 Javelin Unlanding 03 Small Plane 04 Spring 05 Ride My Arrow 06 Summer Painter 07 Seagull 08 Winter Road Usually, I’m not a fan of country music. But when it comes to Bill Callahan, not only me, but everyone should make an exception. […]

September 19

Le1f Shares Tree House Mixtape

After putting out Fly Zone earlier this year, New York rapper Le1f has returned with another mixtape. It’s called Tree House, and it features production from The-Drum, FaltyDL, Boody, Eyedress, and more. Listen to it below.  

September 19

The Knife’s “Full of Fire” Reworked by Planningtorock

The Knife have shared a reinterpretation of their Shaking the Habitual track “Full of Fire”, by fellow radical feminist artist Janine Rostron aka Planningtorock. The new track, “Let’s Talk About Gender Baby, Let’s Talk About You and Me”, will be released October 14/15 through Rabid/Brille/Mute, backed by DJ Hannah Holland‘s remix of “Raging Lung”. Planningtorock offered a statement: Going through the tracks […]

September 17

Burial – Truant / Rough Sleeper

Released: December 17, 2012 Label: Hyperdub Producer:  William Bevan Genre: 2-Step, UK Garage, Dubstep, Electronic Tracklist: 01 Truant 02 Rough Sleeper From his first single in 2005, throughout 2007 and the release of his crittically aclaimed release Untrue, till the revelation of his identity in August 2008, William Bevan, aka Burial, maintained a mystic kind anonymity, and going on to […]

September 17

Video: Daft Punk – Lose Yourself To Dance

Daft Punk‘s second Random Access Memories single is, yes, the other one with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers on it. “Lose Yourself to Dance” follows “Get Lucky”, and today, the band has shared the track’s video– an expanded version of the clip that aired during the VMAs on August 25. It features the robots and their collaborators performing on a platform above a pack of […]

September 17

SBTRKT Production Didn’t Make Drake’s Album

SBTRKT‘s Aaron Jerome submitted production for Drake‘s Nothing Was The Same (out next week), but as he wrote on Twitter, none of it will appear on the album. Jerome notes that while his frequent collaborator Sampha is featured on “Too Much”, his production was not used. But don’t worry. He mentions that he “might do a mixtape.” Check out his new […]

September 16

Sky Ferreira and DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Arrested

Sky Ferreira and Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV were arrested in Saugerties, New York Friday night, as the Daily Freeman reports. Ferreira was arrested “on misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest,” while Smith was “charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession of stolen property and one […]

September 16

Drake Debuts “Too Much” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Drake appeared last night on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” to promote his upcoming album, Nothing Was The Same. He premiered his song “Too Much” with Sampha. “Before I do this song, I just wanna say to my friends and family, I want the best for everybody and I love you all,” he said before performing the song. He also sat […]

September 16

SBTRKT – IMO

Title: IMO Artist: SBTRKT Album: None Year: 2013 Genre: Post-Dubstep, Electronic, Experimental, IDM Yesterday morning, SBTRKT surprised his Twitter followers with a new song. It’s called “IMO”, and it’s accompanied by visuals from Lorenzo Durantini and A Hidden Place (the anonymous designer behind SBTRKT’s masks and artwork). “p.s its not a ‘single’/ planned campaign/ album promo hype thing,” he wrote. “just music […]

September 16

Kevin Shields Says My Bloody Valentine “Banned” From Mercury Prize, Speaks Out Against Award

This week, the shortlist was announced for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, which honors the best British album of the past year. Savages, David Bowie, Disclosure, Arctic Monkeys, James Blake, and many more were among the nominees. But noticeably missing was My Bloody Valentine‘s mbv, the band’s first album in 22 years. In an interview with The Guardian, Kevin Shields spoke out […]

September 16

How to Dress Well Sings Drake, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus on New Mix

“ok i woke up super hungover today and made this mix of songs,” wrote How to Dress Well‘s Tom Krell. His new 45-minute mix begins with a vocal from Krell, hungover in bed, singing Drake‘s “Hold On, We’re Going Home”. He also adds vocals to Kanye West‘s “Hold My Liquor”, Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball”, and […]

September 13

A$AP Rocky – LONG.LIVE.A$AP

Released: January 11, 2013 Label: RCA/ASAP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Producer:  40, Amanda Ghost, ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ty Beats, Steven “ASAP Yams” Rodriguez (exec.), Birdy Nam Nam, Bryan Leach (co-exec.), C. Papi, Chace Johnson, Clams Casino, Danger Mouse, Emile Haynie, Finatik & Zac, Frank Romano, Friendzone, Geno Sims, Hector Delgado, Hit-Boy, Jim Jonsin, Joey Fatts, Jonathan “MP” Williams, LORD FLACKO, Nikhil Seetharam, […]

September 13

Watch: Fiona Apple Sings for Chipotle Ad on Factory Farming

Fiona Apple, friend of animals and committed vegan, has partnered with Chipotle on a campaign about factory farming. For the animated clip, Apple covered “Pure Imagination” from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, a rendition that is especially haunted and emotional given the grim context. The video was first available via Crumbler. The video features an adorable scarecrow […]

September 13

Arctic Monkeys – AM

Released: September 9, 2013 Label: Domino Producer:  James Ford, Ross Orton Genre: Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock Tracklist: 01 Do I Wanna Know? 02 R U Mine? 03 One for the Road 04 Arabella 05 I Want It All 06 No.1 Party Anthem 07 Mad Sounds 08 Fireside 09 Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? 10 Snap Out of It 11 Knee Socks 12 I […]

September 12

Sky Ferreira Announces Debut Album Night Time, My Time

The long awaited, and frankly, overdue debut album by pop sensation Sky Ferreira, Night Time, My Time is out October 29 through Capitol. This follows last year’s great Ghost EP, but doesn’t feature any of the same tracks. The cover for Night Time, My Time was shot by filmmaker Gaspar Noé (Irreversible, Enter the Void) Tracklist: 01 Boys 02 Ain’t Your Right 03 24 Hours 04 […]

September 12

Station to Station: New York

Multimedia artist Doug Aitken‘s nomadic Station to Station Happening kicked off on Friday at Riverfront Studios in Brooklyn. The event featured a variety of artists working in a diverse set of media including performances by Suicide, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, No Age, and many more. Photos: Erez Avissar. Other artists slated to perform include Cat Power, Beck, Cold Cave, Giorgio […]

September 12

Mercury Prize Shortlist Revealed

The shortlist of nominees for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, which honors the best British album of the past year, as chosen by a panel of British music critics and industry folks, has been announced. Last year’s winner was Alt-J. Previous winners have included PJ Harvey, the xx, Pulp, Portishead, Arctic Monkeys, Antony and the Johnsons, Franz Ferdinand, […]

September 11

Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady

Released: September 10, 2013 Label: Wondaland/Bad Boy Producer:  Janelle Monáe, Big Boi, Deep Coton, Roman GianArthur, Sean “Diddy” Combs Genre: Hip Hop, R&B, Neo Soul Tracklist: 01 Suite IV: Electric Overture 02 Givin Em What They Love (feat. Prince) 03 Q.U.E.E.N. (feat. Erykah Badu) 04 Electric Lady (feat. Solange) 05 Good Morning Midnight (Interlude) 06 PrimeTime (feat. Miguel) 07 We Were Rock n’ […]

September 11

Drake’s Trailer for Nothing Was The Same

Drake has shared with us a small teaser trailer for his upcoming album Nothing Was The Same. A new beat by Hit-Boy and an armada of (very) nice cars.

September 10

Sigur Rós to Appear on “Game of Thrones”

Like The National, Hold Steady, Coldplay, and Snow Patrol before them, Sigur Rós are next to team with HBO fantasy show “Game of Thrones”. As Entertainment Weekly reports, Jónsi, Georg Hólm, and Orri Páll Dýrason will appear on the show’s fourth season, which is scheduled for early 2014. They’re shooting for the show right now in Croatia, according to Entertainment Weekly. Sigur Rós, as you may recall, they […]

September 10

Earl Sweatshirt – Doris

Released: August 20, 2013 Label: Tan Cressida, Columbia Producer:  randomblackdude, BadBadNotGood, Christian Rich, Frank Ocean, Matt Martians, Michael “Uzi” Uzowuru, The Neptunes, RZA, Samiyam, The Alchemist, Tyler, The Creator Genre: Hip Hop, Rap Tracklist: 01 Pre (feat. SK La’ Flare) 02 Burgundy (feat. Vince Staples) 03 20 Wave Caps (feat. Domo Genesis) 04 Sunday (feat. Frank Ocean) 05 Hive (feat. Vince […]

September 10

Video: MØ – XXX 88

Danish electro pop singer MØ has shared the video for her Diplo co-produced song “XXX 88”. It finds MØ dancing in the desert, zooming around on a gold motorbike, and daydreaming in her bedroom– where she pages through a magazine featuring Diplo on the cover (“The Sweet Taste of Summer Sex” reads the accompanying headline). The video was directed […]

September 10

Tyler, The Creator Teases Wolf Film

Tonight, Tyler, The Creator shared a video, though this time it wasn’t a music video or a “Loiter Squad”-style sketch. It’s a trailer, apparently for a film called Wolf directed under Tyler’s pseudonym Wolf Haley. There aren’t any details about the project, though the trailer claims that the album Wolf serves as the film’s soundtrack. Watch the teaser below, featuring the […]

September 10

The Weeknd – Kiss Land

Released: September 10, 2013 Label: XO, Republic Producer:  DannyBoyStyles, Jason “DaHeala” Quenneville, Silkky Johnson, The Weeknd Genre: Contemporary R&B, Post-Dubstep, Modern R&B, Neo Soul Tracklist: 01 Professional 02 The Town 03 Adaptation 04 Love in the Sky 05 Belong to the World 06 Life For (feat. Drake) 07 Wanderlust 08 Kiss Land 09 Pretty 10 Tears in the Rain Kiss Land. The title […]

September 09

Chelsea Wolfe – Pain is Beauty

Released: September 3, 2013 Label: Sergent House Producer:  Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm Genre: Industrial Rock, Gothic, Experimental, Dark Wave, Ethereal Wave, Doom Tracklist: 01 Feral Love 02 We Hit a Wall 03 House of Metal 04 The Warden 05 Destruction Makes the World Burn Brighter 06 Sick 07 Kings 08 Reins 09 Ancestors, the Ancients 10 They’ll Clap When You’re Gone 11 The […]

September 08

Most Anticipated Releases of Fall 2013

This has been a very good year for music. Even better. I noticed that the three coming months are very promising. So I decided to make a list with all the releases and their known information up until now. The list starts with record from tomorrow Monday. Arctic Monkeys AM Domino Recordings Sept. 9 AM […]

September 07

Reflektor Cover and Release Details

Arcade Fire Tube points out that various independent record stores have been posting about what appears to be the “Reflektor” 12″ single. Grimey’s, from Nashville, posted this image on Twitter with a note that it will be available 9/9 at 9 p.m. As Arcade Fire Tube points out, a mysterious map has appeared on thereflektors.com as well. While it’s unconfirmed, the map appears […]

September 07

John Talabot Mixing Next DJ-Kicks

While checking on my Instagram i stumbled on John Talabot‘s feed and discovered that he will mix the next installment of the DJ-Kicks series, and will be out on October 29th. As you can read by yourselves, he is very excited. And so am I!

September 07

Cults Share Cover Art and Tracklist for New Album Static

The new LP from New York pop duo Cults is Static, out October 15 through Columbia. Just last week, Cults shared animated GIF versions of Static‘s cover art; that’s the CD/digital cover, above. As a press bio states, Static is a “breakup album.” (The band’s members, Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin, were a couple when the project began in 2010.) Oblivion described […]

September 07

Fiona Apple’s Statement On Tokyo “Meltdown”

  Last week, during a performance at a Louis Vuitton event in Tokyo, Fiona Apple got fed up with a chatty audience, cursed the crowd, and stormed off stage. What we didn’t know then though, was that she finished her set, which of course is important to know. Apple made a statement about the show in […]

September 06

RZA & Yoko Ono To Release 10”

About three years ago, Yoko Ono took the stage alongside RZA in Los Angeles for a dramatic performance art-like evening that featured the two playing chess and doing duets. Now they’ve teamed up to release a 10″ commemorating the event, featuring live recordings of two songs: “Seed of Joy / Life Is a Struggle” and the Plastic Ono Band‘s “Greenfield Morning […]

September 06

Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight…

Released: September 3, 2013 Label: Anti Recordings Producer:  Tucker Martine Genre: Rock Tracklist: 01 Wild Creatures 02 Night Still Comes 03 Man 04 I’m From Nowhere 05 Bracing for Sunday 06 Nearly Midnight, Honolulu 07 Calling Cards 08 City Swans 09 Afraid 10 Local Girl 11 Where Did I Leave That Fire? 12 Ragtime In 1994, Case moved to Vancouver, to attend […]

September 06

Arcade Fire Will Release a New Single and Video Monday

The Daily Beast reports, via an interview with filmmaker Anton Corbijn, that the music video for the new single (also called “Reflektor”) will be out on Monday at 9 p.m. That’s 9 p.m. on 9/9, the date that was obscurely hinted last month. Corbijn, who’s done videos like the one for Nirvana‘s “Heart-Shaped Box”, is directing. […]

September 06

Drake Shares Tracklist for Nothing Was the Same

Drake has finally shared the full tracklist for his new album, Nothing Was The Same. The only featured rappers are Jay Z, as reported, and Detail. Songs like “The Motion” and “5 AM in Toronto” are absent, but “Started From the Bottom” and “Hold On, We’re Going Home” appear. There are also two bonus tracks on the […]

September 06

MGMT Share Trailer for Upcoming LP, Featuring New Songs

In support of MGMT‘s upcoming LP, out September 17 viaColumbia, the band has shared a short film soundtracked by five new songs. Produced by Mercedes-Benz and directed by Jordan Fish, it features the band themselves, practicing while the NSA is spying on them. Meanwhile, a terrifying possum and beetle are invading MGMT’s lives. According to a press release, the […]

September 05

Arcade Fire Share Trailer for Reflektor

Arcade Fire confirmed last month that their Suburbs follow-up will be out on October 29, with scant details regarding the record itself. There’s been speculation both that the album is titled Reflektor, and that something concerning the album will happen on September 9 at 9 p.m. Now, as Arcade Fire Tube reports, it has been confirmed that “Reflektor” is definitely something […]

September 05

Ryan Hemsworth Details New Album Guilt Trips

Ryan Hemsworth is a guy who benefits from remixes, EPs and Soundcloud Mixes. But, he’s announced his debut LP Guilt Trips, scheduled for release on October 22 through Last Gang Records. According to a press release,Guilt Trips finds Hemsworth “beyond the hip hop, R&B and dance music world”. He hasn’t released a tracklist yet, but says he’s recruited […]

September 05

Danny Brown Reveals Cover Art for Old

Danny Brown‘s upcoming album Old is out September 30 through Fool’s Gold. That’s the cover artwork up there via Danny’s Instagram. A$AP Rocky, Purity Ring, Charli XCX, Freddie Gibbs, Schoolboy Q, Rustie, A-Trak, and SKYWLKR are all featured on the album. Here is the teaser called ODB:

September 04

Volcano Choir – Repave

Released: September 3, 2013 Label: Jagjaguwar Producer:  Justin Vernon Genre: Indie, Ambient, Experimental, Post-Rock Tracklist: 01 Tiderays 02 Acetate 03 Comrade 04 Byegone 05 Alaskans 06 Dancepack 07 Keel 08 Almanac Justin Vernon has a lot of projects going on. The music that he makes as Bon Iver, leaves itself wide open to interpretation. But, it’s definitely […]

September 04

Details On New Darkside Album, Psychic

Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington have a new album coming out under the name Darkside. After unveiling the first 11 minutes of the record last month, they’ve shared details for the release. It’s called Psychic and it’s out on October 8 through Other People (Nico Jaar’s new subscription label) and Matador. Psychic: 01 Golden Arrow 02 Sitra 03 Heart 04 Paper Trails 05 The Only […]