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Pitchfork

  • Tyler, the Creator Expands Spring Tour, Adding Dates With Earl Sweatshirt
    Photo by Erez Avissar Odd Future kingpin Tyler, the Creator, who's about to release his sophomore album, has added more dates to his international spring solo tour. He'll also be joined by Earl Sweatshirt for a string of shows. Wolf, Tyler's new a…
    - 14 Mar 13, 3:56pm -
  • SXSW: Pitchfork's Show No Mercy With Skeletonwitch, Trash Talk, Pallbearer, and More
    Photos by Trent Maxwell. Above: Trash Talk. For all of our 2013 SXSW coverage, head here.  There were blues skies and warm spring breezes for a packed house at Pitchfork's Show No Mercy Day Party at House of Vans at Mohawk on Wednesday. Not exa…
    - 14 Mar 13, 3:40pm -
  • Echo Chamber: DIIV: "Fuck SXSW"
    Photo by Erez Avissar "Hi Austin. Fuck SXSW. There… I said it. Here, the music comes last. 5 minute set-up, no sound check, 15 minute set. The 'music' element is all a front, it's the first thing to be compromised. Corporate money everywhere but…
    - 14 Mar 13, 2:04pm -
  • SXSW: Eagulls
    Photo by Erez Avissar/Weird Magic. For all of our SXSW 2013 coverage, head here. The Leeds-based melodic punk band Eagulls are not the sort of group that seems to be comfortable inside the corporate shit-show of SXSW. (Revisit their handwritten…
    - 14 Mar 13, 1:50pm -
  • Lil Wayne Was Hospitalized for Seizures Again
    TMZ reports that Lil Wayne was taken to a Cedars-Sinai hospital in L.A. on Tuesday night after apparently suffering "multiple seizures" following a music-video shoot. He was apparently released a few hours later and is "doing much better now." Thi…
    - 14 Mar 13, 1:38pm -
  • SXSW: Eddi Front
    Photo by Trent Maxwell. For all of our SXSW 2013 coverage, head here. Behind the record-hiss atmospherics of singer-songwriter Eddi Front's recent self-titled EP, her songs take on an air of mystery. Accompanied by a pianist in a long chapel, th…
    - 14 Mar 13, 1:25pm -
  • SXSW: Blue Hawaii
    Photo by Trent Maxwell. For all of our SXSW 2013 coverage, head here. "Is that Grimes?" asked a fellow concert-goer upon seeing Blue Hawaii frontwoman Raph Standell-Preston flail and wail in front of projected jellyfish at Resident Advisor's show…
    - 14 Mar 13, 1:16pm -
  • SXSW: Chvrches
    Photo by Trent Maxwell. For all of our SXSW 2013 coverage, head here. Up and coming Glasgow three-piece Chvrches have songs. Good ones. And quite a few. Several of the songs they played last night are not yet released, and they sounded like the…
    - 14 Mar 13, 1:04pm -
  • SXSW: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Photos by Trent Maxwell. For all of our SXSW 2013 coverage, head here. Karen O should never, ever be taken for granted. Ten years into the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, she has reached national treasure status-- a fact pushed forth by her giddy, silly, terri…
    - 14 Mar 13, 12:47pm -

Stereogum

  • newWatch Sharon Van Etten’s Stunning Letterman Performance
    It’s always a bit obnoxious when indie bands roll into their late-night TV debuts looking like they just rolled out of bed, so I’m weirdly delighted to note that Sharon Van Etten and her entire backing band seemed to be rocking their very best ou…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:22am -
  • newclipping. – “Story 2″ Video
    The experimental rap group clipping. have a few recurring themes on their two albums. They always start with an “Intro,” they end with a mind-melting sound collage, and they both include a very disturbing “Story.” In the case of the band’s…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:16pm -
  • newCFCF – “Strange Form Of Life” Video
    Last year, the producer CFCF put out the album Outside and followed it this year with an odds-and-sods EP titled Outsiders. Now you can watch the Jared Raab-directed video for album track “Strange Form Of Life,” which initially seems just like a…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:47pm -
  • newBallet School – “Lux”
    Berlin trio Ballet School’s “Cherish” was a refreshing blast of high-energy dream-pop that featured skyscraping vocal acrobatics by singer Rosie Blair. Today the group shared a second single that does nothing to temper our anticipation for debu…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:32pm -
  • newM.I.A. – “Gold”
    Dutch DJ duo the Partysquad contributed production to M.I.A.’s Matangi, and now they’ve aligned again for a song on The Partysquad Summer Mixtape 2014. It’s a typically noisy M.I.A. track that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on Kala, with…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:20pm -
  • newThe Week In Pop: La Roux’s Trouble In Paradise Finds Breezy Ways To Brood
    Trouble In Paradise is the sound of Elly Jackson letting her hair down. The La Roux singer’s aggressive upward spike of hair has been combed into a gentle waterslide-like swoop, and her second album — and first without behind-the-scenes bandmate…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 4:21pm -
  • newStream Bölzer Soma EP
    Back in May’s Black Market, I talked a bunch about the Swiss duo Bölzer, who had just completed two performances at Maryland Deathfest, a pair of sets that pretty much ruled over everything else at the entire festival. That’s no small feat for a…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 4:03pm -
  • newTV Party: Cymbals Eat Guitars Talk The Real Housewives Of New York City
    Cymbals Eat Guitars is a frenetic, emotional, catchy, wildly great band from New York City. The Real Housewives Of New York City is a frenetic, emotional, catchy, wildly — well, ah — wild reality show from New York City (and the mind of Bravo’s…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:25pm -
  • newWoods – “New Light” Video
    The prolific and consistently great Brooklyn folk rockers Woods released their latest album, With Light And With Love, earlier this year. Some of the band’s album covers have featured sketches from frontman Jeremy Earl, and his sketches have now be…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:15pm -

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  • newThe Reign Of 'Purple Rain'
    Thirty years ago this week, Prince's mythmaking movie showed the world a new philosophy of what it meant to be a pop artist. NPR's Michele Norris and Eric Deggans remember the moment vividly.
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:58am -
  • newLabor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers
    If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 4:21pm -
  • First Watch: Maddie & Tae, 'Girl In A Country Song'
    The video for the teenage duo Maddie & Tae's first single, "Girl In A Country Song," cheerfully turns the tables on the cartoonish macho tendencies of so much recent country music.
    - 1 day ago, 24 Jul 14, 8:40am -
  • A Rational Conversation: The Sound Of TDE's Success
    One of the biggest and developing stories in hip-hop is the Los Angeles label Top Dawg Entertainment. The company employs an in-house production team responsible for its best and best-loved songs.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 5:42pm -
  • Finding The Anthropology In Latin Dance Music
    The Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler, a former doctor, is known as a literate and introspective musician. But then he wondered how his brainy musings would translate to music for the body.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:29pm -

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  • newFirst-Ever Hardcore Sneaker Pawn Shop Satisfies All Your Sneakerheads’ Needs
    With Supreme x Nike NYPD shutdowns, grown men trading their cars for Galaxy Foamposites and Air Yeezy ebay prices constantly rising, it was only a matter of time until someone stepped up the already-insane sneaker game … read more »
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:05pm -
  • Fashion East Announces Spring ’15 Line-up for London Fashion Week
    These London fashion innovators never seem to disappoint. Just when we thought we could never thank the head-honchos at Fashion East enough thanks to their fashion sponsorships that helped put favorites such as House of … read more »
    - 2 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 5:35pm -
  • Hood By Air Unveils Pre-Spring Collection, Aims Sights on Opening First Store
    In an exclusive story with Style.com, Shayne Oliver, fashion world wunderkind and creative director of Hood By Air, unveiled his pre-spring collection and shared plans for the future of the fashion house he’s established. In … read more »
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:12pm -
  • Get Wet: Top Looks from Miami Swim Week
    This past weekend, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami took over the gorgeous coast of South Beach, hosting a ton of poolside fashion shows and luxurious parties, sparking a nationwide epidemic of Instagram jealousy. … read more »
    - 3 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 11:28am -
  • On The Street: Unruly Style at Reggae Sumfest
    FADER contributing photographer Alex Welsh spent 48 sun-soaked hours in Montego Bay for Reggae Sumfest, one of the biggest international music festivals in Jamaica. In addition to shooting performances from Future, Wiz Khalifa, Popcaan, Busy … read…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 7:20pm -

Tiny Mix Tapes

  • newWatch: Dirty Beaches - STATELESS [trailer]
    Eventually, darkness will consume us all. No matter how hollow your superficial shit deepens itself in a wallow of weeks-old wading milk (what; all for the sake of alliteration). Bath tubs filled with unimaginables. Casinos left empty. Fund…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:59pm -
  • newUnsound announces second round of performers, forcing me to consider an October in Krakow
    Unsound has always given me a fair amount of festival jealousy. Their booking seems designed only for me — I’m sure they’ve read everything I’ve written and hacked my iTunes all in an attempt to make the ideal, unreachable music…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • new♫ Listen: Street Thunder - Galaxies
    Mind bent on permanent static. Flirting with the murky top, but drifting further and further away. Going out deep. No paralysis. Cloaked frames of chance, shining through darkness. Space and Time: earthly words for immaterial vastness.…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:16pm -
  • newPaul White announces new LP on R&S, shares a track; call him Kubla Khan the Don
    Legendary Belgian label R&S has announced its latest signing in British hip-hop producer Paul White. The South London artist is known for collaborating with Danny Brown on XXX and Old, as well as being the direct lineage of Samuel Taylo…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 2:19pm -
  • newWatch: Sunfighter - “Sun Moved the Oceans”
    The dynamic yet vintage-tinged video for “Sun Moved the Oceans,” promoting the album Golden Eagle of Illumiation by the U.S. trans-dimensional shaman Steven Siciliano – working under the moniker Sunfighter – combines breathtaking vi…
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 2:07pm -

PopMatters

  • newChalice California (featuring STS9 + Les Claypool's Duo de Twang
    Chalice provided the grooviest kicks seen along old Route 66 in some time.SAN BERNARDINO, CA - When Chuck Berry popularized the song about getting his kicks on Route 66 (including in /San Bernardino), he probably never imagined a scene quite like th…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:54am -
  • newThe Music Playground Presents: The Two Man Gentlemen Band Live on PopMatters
    Two Men. Eight Strings. Those are the base ingredients in a party when we’re discussing Andy Bean and Fuller Condon, aka The Two Man Gentlemen Band. Two Men. Eight Strings. Those are the base ingredients in a party when we’re discussing Andy Bea…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:00pm -
  • newJust Hate Nostalgia: Revisiting the Misanthropic Genius of Luke Haines
    The Auteurs transcend the music of their time and place and subvert the notion of Britpop, Britishness, and the whole darkness of humanity.When one sees the term “Britpop”, bands like Blur, Oasis, Pulp, and Suede automatically spring to mind. No…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:14pm -
  • newBob Marley and the Wailers: Legend (30th Anniversary Edition)
    Legend presents Bob Marley at his most unthreatening, and most anodyne. And that was intentional.Was there really any good reason to release Legend yet again other than someone's need to rake in more cash from the best-selling reggae album ever? Is…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:06pm -
  • newDave Douglas and Uri Caine: Present Joys
    Frequent collaborators (trumpet and piano) make their first duet album, interpreting the “shape-note singing” tradition. Simple, different, delightful.About two years ago, jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas released a beautiful, singular record called…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 10:05pm -

AbsolutePunk

  • newThe Boxer Rebellion Gearing Up For 5th Album
    It looks like *The Boxer Rebellion (http://www.absolutepunk.net/tags/the%20boxer%20rebellion/)* are demoing (https://www.facebook.com/theboxerrebellion/photos/a.102097220927.117522.14556365927/10152572640535928/?type=1) for their fifth album.
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:37am -
  • newAP.net Interview: The Ghost Inside
    You can read our interview with *The Ghost Inside* (http://www.twitter.com/theghostinside) here (http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=3705008). The band is set to release their fourth full length album in the fall on Epitaph Records, which in…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:22am -
  • newAbsolutePlaylist: The Best of Rise Records
    It's pretty hard to argue that *Rise Records* (http://www.twitter.com/riserecords) isn't one of the top independent record labels out there. Thinking about it, the first time I had ever heard of the label was when Drop Dead, Gorgeous played at a Chri…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:47am -
  • newStaff Content (07/25/14)
    “You called in a fake propane emergency? That’s a $50 fine after I report it.”*The Ghost Inside (http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=3705008)* (Jake Denning)
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:16am -
  • newThe Rocket Summer on "America's Got Talent"
    *The Rocket Summer (http://www.absolutepunk.net/tags/the-rocket-summer/)*'s "Walls" was featured during a montage on America's Got Talent last night. Check it out in the replies.
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 8:44pm -

Punknews.org

  • newShirts for a Cure robbed at Warped Tour stop in Virgina Beach
    Shirts for a Cure, the organization dedicated to raising money for cancer patients in need after the death of founder Mark Beemer's wife, was robbed at the Virginia Beach, VA stop of the Vans Warped Tour on July 23. According to the organization's Fa…
    - 40 mins ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • newInterviews: Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)
    Some bands find challenging themselves is what makes them better. For Every Time I Die, reaching back and working with someone new has been found to make all the difference. Armed with their new album From Parts Unknown, Every Time I Die looks to cem…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • newNew Review Update: July 24, 2014
    Adam E., back with another round of reviews. This weekend, I'll be making a rare foray out of the house to visit New York City. I already plan to see the major attractions and check out that river of slime that runs underneath the city, but if you h…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • newChicago Riot Fest announces 1-day passes and daily line-ups
    Riot Fest has announced 1-day pass sales along with the daily line-ups for the Chicago version of the annual romp, September 12-14 in Humboldt Park in Chicago. This year's line-up features The Cure, The National, Samhain, Social Distortion, Descende…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • newBoots Riley to publish screenplay in McSweeney's
    Boots Riley of The Coup has announced that he is going to publish his screenplay in McSweeney's Quarterly. The screenplay is his script for Sorry to Bother You, a magical realism story inspired by Riley's time spent working as a telemarketer years a…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:00pm -

Culture Bully

  • Portlandia debuts tonight!
    Don't forget to watch Porlandia when season 2 of the hit comedy debuts tonight!
    - 6 Jan 12, 7:28pm -
  • Portlandia Season 2 Preview
    A video preview of the upcoming season of IFC's Portlandia starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, and featuring guest appearances by the likes of Eddie Vedder, Kristen Wiig, and Andy Samberg.
    - 2 Jan 12, 8:57am -
  • Culture Bully Presents: 2011 Mashed
    The 4th installment in Culture Bully's annual mashup compilation, "2011 Mashed" features 7 new tracks as well as the 5 best mashups that were released this past year.
    - 25 Dec 11, 1:22pm -
  • How to Fail at (Music) Blogging
    Closing out a chapter of personal Interneting in true blog fashion... by over-sharing.
    - 4 Nov 11, 5:25pm -
  • Mac L’s “Raw Material” & the Trouble with Local Scenes
    A look at some of the underlying issues facing the development of local music scenes & a free download of "Raw Material," the latest release from Nashville's Mac L.
    - 26 Oct 11, 11:31am -