Stream Kim Gordon’s Debut Solo Album No Home Record

Kim Gordon has been a part of countless records over the years: Sonic Youth records, Body/Head records, an endless swath of other people’s releases across the pop-to-experimental spectrum. She’s toured the world many times over. She’s been on Gilmore Girls. But before now she’s never released a proper solo album under her own name. The first of those, No Home Record, is out today. If you’ve noticed song titles like “Air Bnb” and promo photos that find Gordon posed amidst Pinterest-ready decor — and, like, if you’ve read the title…

Read More

Stream Never Ending Game’s Debut Album Just Another Day

Big Thief’s Two Hands is the best album that came out today. That seems safe to say, right? Music is subjective, but Two Hands is extremely good, and if you read this website, you will probably like it. But Big Thief’s Two Hands will not make you feel like Brock Lesnar just suplexed you into a volcano. Never Ending Game’s Just Another Day is the best album that came out today that will make you feel like Brock Lesnar just suplexed you into a volcano. Never Ending Game come from…

Read More

St. Vincent Announces Masseduction Remix Album, Shares Nina Kraviz “New York” Reworking

St. Vincent has already gotten a lot of mileage out of her 2017 album MASSEDUCTION. Last year, she released a stripped-down reimagined version of the album called MassEducation. Earlier this year, she performed “Masseduction” with Dua Lipa at the Grammys and released a new video for the song. And now, she’s giving us a whole MASSEDUCTION remix album. Today, Pitchfork reports, St. Vincent has announced Nina Kraviz Presents MASSEDUCTION Rewired, a new album of remixes curated by Russian DJ Nina Kraviz. It’ll feature remixes of MASSEDUCTION songs from the likes…

Read More

Watch Brittany Howard’s Impossibly Smooth “Stay High” On Corden

Jaime, Alabama Shakes leader Brittany Howard’s first album under her own name, is a genuine marvel. The weird, cathartic, exploratory genius that coursed through the band’s 2015 sophomore set Sound & Color is given even more room to run wild, resulting in a wide range of sounds that feel both retro and futuristic without landing on “retro-futuristic.” She’s a legend in our midst, and her album is well worth your time. For proof of this, look no further than Howard’s performance last night on The Late Late Show With James…

Read More

James Blake Discusses Depression And Privilege In New Essay

James Blake is a young, tall, good-looking straight white guy. He’s great at singing and making beats. He’s pretty famous. If I had to guess, I’d say he’s doing well financially. And yet his music mostly involves feelings of paralyzing, overwhelming depression. Earlier this year, a pretty funny tweet about that seemingly contradictory state made the rounds. finding out james blake is 6’5″ really ruins his music boy you are a tall white man what are you even sad about — Vivian (@perlucidum) January 13, 2019 Blake himself knows that…

Read More


Stream Jónsi & Alex Somers’ New Surprise Album Lost And Found

Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi and his partner Alex Somers’ debut ambient album Riceboy Sleeps turned 10 years old this summer. Tonight, the duo are heading out on their first-ever North American tour in support of the album. And to commemorate the occasion, they’ve just dropped a whole surprise second LP on the world, Lost And Found. “Lost And Found is a sibling album to Riceboy Sleeps,” says Somers in a statement. “It falls somewhere between what was, what is, and what will be. Tape experiments, modular synth processing, and acoustic…

Read More

Ruston Kelly – “Dammit” (Blink-182 Cover)

This is going to be hard for a lot of people to accept, but Blink-182 are a canonical and important band. Sorry. That’s happening. It’s been 20 years since Enema Of The State, and a whole lot of the people currently making music grew up on the band. “Dammit,” Blink’s 1997 breakout single, is a modern standard. And now, like Colleen Green and Oozing Wound before him, Ruston Kelly has offered his interpretation of the song. Today, Kelly, the warmly gravelly roots-music singer-songwriter who happens to be married to Kacey…

Read More

CUP – “Berries”

CUP is the husband and wife duo of Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and former Cibo Matto co-leader Yuka C. Honda. They unveiled the new experimental pop project over the summer and announced their official debut album, Spinning Creature, last month. We’ve heard two singles already, “Soon Will Be Flood” and the LP’s title track, and now they’ve shared another. As Cline explains to Flood Magazine, where the track premiered: “Berries” represents an unusual methodology in that the music was written to set a short, somewhat whimsical poem to music. There…

Read More

Nicolas Godin – “The Border” Video

The French duo Air put out a greatest hits album a few years back, but recently its members have been mostly focused on their own endeavors: Jean-Benoît Dunckel released a new album last year, and next year Nicolas Godin is releasing a solo album of his own, the follow-up to 2015’s Contrepoint. He’s sharing a new song from it today, “The Border,” with a hypnotic video directed by Alden Volney. “I wrote this song thinking of the great architect Mies van der Rohe,” Godin said in a statement. “He built…

Read More

Camila Cabello – “Easy”

Right now, the former Fifth Harmony member and current pop queen Camila Cabello is on a hell of a run. Last month, she hit #1 for the second time with “Señorita,” her duet with reputed boyfriend Shawn Mendes. Tomorrow night, she’ll be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. And over the past few weeks, she’s been previewing her forthcoming album Romance by releasing a string of singles: “Liar,” “Shameless,” “Cry For Me.” Today, she’s come out with another one. “Easy,” the new Cabello song, is a slick, polished pop…

Read More