Dua Lipa – “Levitating” (The Blessed Madonna Remix Feat. Madonna & Missy Elliott)

Dua Lipa released Future Nostalgia, a collection of killer dance-pop songs and one of the best albums of 2020 so far, earlier this year. And last week, she announced Club Future Nostalgia, a full-length remix album created in collaboration with the Blessed Madonna, the DJ and producer formerly known … More »
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Partner – “Rock Is My Rock”

Just yesterday, Partner returned with a new song called "Hello And Welcome." While they've released covers and one-offs intermittently in the past couple years, the song -- and its charmingly quirky cartoon video -- both seemed to signal the beginning of a new era. As it turns out, that's very much the case: … More »
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Tech N9ne – “MORE FEAR” (EP Review)

This is the 7th EP from the ever-hardworking Kansas City veteran Tech N9ne. He’s fresh off his 22nd full-length ENTERFEAR that just dropped back in April & it turns out so much material was recorded for that particular album, that N9na has seen fit to release some of those cuts in the first of 2 EPs. After the “Heist” skit, the first song “ENTERFEARENCE” talks about feeling disoriented over a groggy beat from Seven whereas the track right after “Bitch Slap” with Corey Taylor, GreatDaeg & Hop...
Tags: Reviews, Albums, Jazz, Kansas City, Tech N9ne, Corey Taylor GreatDaeg Hopsin

The Killers – “Dying Breed”

The Killers' new album Imploding The Mirage is coming out next week after being announced way back in November. It was originally supposed to come out at the end of May, but that date was pushed back because of the pandemic. They've shared a handful of singles in all that time, including "My … More »
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Thurston Moore – “Another Day” (Galaxie 500 Cover)

Right now, we're in the midst of a whole series of Galaxie 500 covers. At the end of the month, the great New York dream-pop trio will release a vinyl reissue of their live album Copenhagen for Record Store Day. Galaxie 500 were going to get a big tribute show in Brooklyn to … More »
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Stream Black Noi$e’s New Album Oblivion Feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, MIKE & More

Back in 2012, when Earl Sweatshirt signed to Warner Bros., he started his own imprint called Tan Cressida. Since then, Earl has released his own music on Tan Cressida, but he hasn't released any music from anyone else, until now. Earl's first signing to Tan Cressida is his tour DJ, the Nova Scotia-born and Detroit-raised … More »
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Pallbearer – “Rite Of Passage”

This fall, the Arkansas doom greats Pallbearer are coming back with the new album Forgotten Days, the follow-up to 2017's Heartless. The band recorded with SunnO)))'s Randall Dunn producing, and they honed in on sounds that would feel good to play live. We've already posted the album's title track. Today, Pallbearer … More »
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Partner – “Hello And Welcome”

It's been almost three years since the lovable Canadian duo/Band To Watch Partner released their debut album, In Search Of Lost Time. Since then, they've never gone away for long, whether it was last year's Saturday The 14th EP or having fun with a Rush cover. Back in … More »
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Myka 9 & Factor Chandelier – “People Into Making Progress”

“People Into Making Progress” is the sound for the climate of the world right now. Los Angeles alternative hip hop pioneer Myka 9 of Freestyle Fellowship and Haiku D’Etat is teaming up with Canada’s powerhouse producer Factor Chandelier for an extremely limited new 7” release of their forthcoming record together, titled “People Into Making Progress”. A truly unique collaboration for the underground, it’s only right we premiere this single today! 
Tags: Los Angeles, Canada, Jazz, Singles, Myka 9, Factor Chandelier, Haiku D Etat

Ruston Kelly – “Under The Sun”

Nashville singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly is about to release his new album Shape & Destroy, his second collection of heart-wrecking songs reckoning with his own past, at the end of the month. We've already heard a number of them -- "Brave," "Rubber" and "Radio Cloud," "Pressure" -- and … More »
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Neil Young Announces Three Archival Releases

Since launching his Neil Young Archives website, Neil Young has been regularly putting out shelved projects and archival releases. Most notably, we just finally heard the legendary shelved 1975 album Homegrown, and we're getting Road Of Plenty, a collection of recordings from the '80s, next year. Today, Young has … More »
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Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

This week, "In The Air Tonight" was "back on the charts" (i.e., uhh #2 on iTunes) thanks to the viral video of 22-year-old YouTuber twins Tim and Fred Williams listening to it for the first time. More »
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Gilda Radner Does a Comic Impersonation of Patti Smith: Watch the Classic SNL Skit, “Rock Against Yeast” (1979)

Gimme Mick, gimme MickBaby’s hair, bulgin’ eyes, lips so thickAre you woman, are you manI’m your biggest funked-up fanSo rock me and roll meeee…‘Til I’m sick                                 —(the fictional) Candy Slice, Saturday Night Live Sir Michael Philip—aka Mick Jagger—celebrated his 77th birthday earlier this summer, a milestone his fellow Rolling Stones Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood observed remotely, as befits seniors at particular risk from COVID-19 infection. You, Mick Jagger...
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BBC Proms: There Will Be Live Concerts, But No Live Audiences

“All concerts will be broadcast live via the Royal Albert Hall website and on BBC Radio 3, but there will be no live audience. The fortnight of live performances comes after two months of archive Proms broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four. They will take place from Friday 28 August to Saturday 12 September for the Last Night of the Proms.” – BBC Music Magazine
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Quasi – “Last Days Of The Thin Blue Line”

Since leaving Sleater-Kinney last summer, Janet Weiss has had more time to focus on Quasi, her long-running duo with ex-husband Sam Coomes. Back in April, they shared a demo of a new song called "Rotten Wrock" as part of a quarantine video series. And now, as reports, they've … More »
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Anderson .Paak – “CUT EM IN” (Feat. Rick Ross)

On Anderson .Paak's last single "Lockdown" and its attendant remix with J.I.D, Noname, and Jay Rock, he grappled with weighty topics like racism and police brutality in America. But on new song "CUT EM IN," featuring Rick Ross and produced by Hit-Boy, G. Ry, and Corbett, he's all about the money. More »
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The Number Ones: Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)”

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 »
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Stream Boldy James’ Lovely, Desolate Griselda Debut The Versace Tape

One of the great stories in rap music this year is Boldy James, the hard-nosed and craggy voiced Detroit underground rapper who has hit some kind of insane hot streak. In the past six months, James has released two albums -- both full-length team-ups with producers, both excellent. First was The Price Of … More »
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4 Reasons to Get Your Wife Flowers Throughout the Year

Whether you’re married or just in a relationship, we always love to surprise the ladies with flowers. As a father, this is something I’ve always wanted my daughters to see. They know that they’ll need to find a man that shows them appreciation from time to time. Either way, women loves flowers because it shows you care and they look good. Over the years, there have been countless times I’ve give my wife flowers. You can find them anywhere from your local florist to some Fresh cut flowers delive...
Tags: Relationships, Jazz, Flowers, Guy Stuff

(həd) p.e. – “Death Awaits”

As the release date of their 12th album Class of 2020 approaches next weekend, California g-punk outfit (həd) p.e. give fans one last single with “Death Awaits”.
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Here’s What A Concert At The UK’s New Socially Distanced Venue Is Really Like

It seems there have become two ways of trying to produce a live music spectacle in the age of the coronavirus. The first option is to forego all government restrictions and distancing guidelines (not to mention masks) to play deeply unsafe gigs to thousands of bikers in South Dakota, like Smash Mouth did, … More »
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Stream Young Dolph’s New Album Rich Slave

There's a certain tier of rap stardom where, if you don't come out with a new album at least once a year, it feels like you've disappeared from the face of the earth. The Memphis rap great Yount Dolph is in that tier. A few years ago, Dolph was cranking out new music at an … More »
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Jonathan Richman Invited Everyone To The Party With I, Jonathan

Jonathan Richman counts it off, and the feel-good chords ignite. Ever the gentleman, he offers a greeting, then a candid mission statement. "I'm from the '60s, the time of 'Louie Louie' and 'Little Latin Lupe Lu,'" he intones in a cool baritone to open the I, Jonathan album. "And I know we can't have those … More »
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The Flaming Lips – “Will You Return / When You Come Down”

Next month, longtime psychedelic travelers the Flaming Lips will release their new album American Head. They've already shared a bunch of early tracks from the album, starting months ago with the Kacey Musgraves collaboration "Flowers Of Neptune 6" and then moving on to "My Religion Is You," "Dinosaurs On … More »
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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Some Of Us”

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have been slacking off hard this year, at least compared to their usual output. After releasing two albums last year, Fishing For Fishies and Infest The Rats' Nest, their 2020 so far has been dedicated to live albums. At the beginning of this year, they released a trio of … More »
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Jónsi – “Cannibal” (Feat. Elizabeth Fraser)

In a couple months, Sigur Rós leader Jónsi is releasing a new album called Shiver, his first solo album since he released Go a decade ago. We've heard two tracks from it so far, "Swill" and the A. G. Cook-produced "Exhale," and today he's sharing a third, "Cannibal," which … More »
Tags: Music, Cook, Sigur Ros, Elizabeth Fraser, Cocteau Twins, Jonsi, Giovanni Ribisi, Liz Fraser

Orville Peck & Shania Twain – “Legends Never Die”

A few months ago, masked country man Orville Peck announced a new EP called Show Pony. It was supposed to come out in the middle of June, but Peck pushed the release date back only a couple days before it was set to come out. Its release was rescheduled for tonight, and here … More »
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Teen Chili’s Hostess Attacked by Large Group of Women Over COVID-19 Social Distancing Guidelines

A teenage hostess at a Chili’s in Baton Rouge, Louisiana says she was attacked by a large group of women after she told them they wouldn’t be able to sit together, per the restaurant’s new COVID-19 social distancing policies … and a portion of the attack was captured on video. 17-year-old Kelsy Wallace said on Sunday (Aug. 9), a group of at least 11 women came into the restaurant on Constitution Avenue requesting to sit together at one table. “My general manager and my other managers tell us we ...
Tags: Wtf, Kids, News, Teens, Restaurants, Jazz, Louisiana, Wallace, Attacked, Baton Rouge, Chili, Baton Rouge Louisiana, Human Interest, Really, Kelsy, Violent Attacks

Madden NFL 21 Soundtrack Has New Anderson. Paak x Rick Ross, YUNGBLUD x Denzel Curry, Smino x The Drums, & More

Electronic Arts just announced the soundtrack to Madden NFL 21, the latest installment of their long-running football video game series. And in addition to the Anderson .Paak x Rick Ross team-up we already posted today, there's a whole lot of other stuff. Stuff like "Backstage Pass," an unexpected collaboration between Chicago-based rapper Smino, … More »
Tags: Music, NFL, Chicago, Rick Ross, Anderson Paak, Denzel Curry, Madden NFL, Madden, Monte Booker, The Drums, Smino, Earthgang, Yungblud, New Anderson Paak, Denzel Curry Smino

Svalbard – “Listen To Someone”

The Bristol band Svalbard make a towering, beautiful, pummeling sound that doesn't really fit into any particular genre. They pull from hardcore, from shoegaze, from post-rock, and from black metal, and they transform all of it into a majestic, cathartic blur. Next month, the band is coming back with a new album called When I … More »
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