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Socials Distance: Can Indie Artists Quit Twitter Or Instagram Without Hurting Their Careers?

Over the last decade, myriad factors have (for better and worse) upended the culture surrounding "indie" music. Its dissemination and overall makeup have been altered, especially as "indie" as a term has come less to represent a previously established ethos and more a programming-friendly marketing term. But few elements of modern life have so thoroughly … More »
Tags: Music, Charli Xcx, Bon Iver, The Weeknd, Mac Demarco, Ryley Walker, Justin Vernon, Sounding Board, Lizzo, Mitski, Billie Eilish, Bill Callahan, Mike Hadreas, Jay Som, Perfume Genius

Indie Stars Respond To Celebrity “Imagine” Video With Blink-182’s “I Miss You”

In ways that she couldn't have possibly anticipated, Gal Gadot gave the world a great gift last week. When Gadot rounded up a bunch of her friends to sing lines from John Lennon's "Imagine" into their phones, she gave us all something that we can mercilessly clown while we're stuck in quarantine. Already, … More »
Tags: Video, Music, John Lennon, Blink-182, Whitney, Mac Demarco, Ryley Walker, Natalie Prass, Dj Harrison, Kevin Morby, Lucius, Gal Gadot, David Bazan, Danny Brown, Matthew Koma, Demi Adejuyigbe

Celebrating New Year's Eve with the Strokes

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Tags: Music, Review, The Strokes, Mac Demarco, Hinds, Kirin J. Callinan, Event review

Watch The Strokes Debut New Song “Ode To The Mets,” Confirm 2020 Album At Brooklyn NYE Show

Around the time the Strokes announced a New Year's Eve show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, their booking agent Marsha Vlasic confirmed they had new music on the way, their first since 2016's Future Present Past EP. That show happened last night -- Happy New Year! -- and during the course … More »
Tags: Video, Music, The Strokes, Brooklyn, Mac Demarco, Barclays Center, Marsha Vlasic

Mac DeMarco – “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”

Mac DeMarco has shared a cover of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" to celebrate the holiday. DeMarco has made a tradition out of sharing a new cover every time Christmas rolls around -- his past ones have included "Wonderful Christmastime," "The Christmas Song," and "White Christmas." Per the … More »
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The Voidz – “Did My Best” & “The Eternal Tao” Video

The Voidz are the reliably batshit experimental rock band Julian Casablancas seems to care a lot more about than the Strokes these days -- in fact, he seemingly used their 2018 album Virtue as a vehicle for airing his grievances about the Strokes. Back in May, the Voidz released their first new song … More »
Tags: Music, Mac Demarco, Julian Casablancas, Voidz, The Voidz, Johann Rashid, Promiseland

Watch Mac DeMarco Play New Song “I Like Her”

Bafflingly successful indie-rock star Mac DeMarco has been busy touring Europe in support of his recent album Here Comes The Cowboy. And at his last few shows -- in France, Amsterdam, and England -- he's been trotting out a brand new song called "I Like Her." It sounds like a pretty … More »
Tags: Europe, Video, Music, England, Mac Demarco, France Amsterdam

Video: Jenny Lewis, ‘Rabbit Hole’

Touring nearly nonstop after releasing her fourth solo album, “On the Line,” in March, Jenny Lewis, in her latest video for the song “Rabbit Hole,” shows that she’s not retreating into the shadows anytime soon. She does dance with them, though. Directed by Eric Notarnicola, the video was shot live during her three-hour “On The Line Online” webcast raising money for the Downtown Women’s Center earlier this year (with the help of Vanessa Bayer, Tim Heidecker, St. Vincent, David Arquette, Natasha L...
Tags: Video, Music, Jenny Lewis, Local Artist, Mac Demarco, Lewis, Tuff, Downtown Women s Center, King Tuff, Eric Notarnicola, Immanuel Presbyterian Church Live, Coachella Live, Jenny Johnny

The Voidz – “The Eternal Tao”

Right now, Julian Casablancas seems to be on a mission with his band the Voidz. He is working as hard as he can to get as weird as he can -- and to make sure that nobody will ever confuse the music of the Voidz with that of his other band, the Strokes. Last year, … More »
Tags: Music, The Strokes, Mac Demarco, Julian Casablancas, Kirin J. Callinan, Voidz, The Voidz

Mac DeMarco Shows Off His Collection Of Garbage

Mac DeMarco's fascination with cultural flotsam is well-documented, and it's what animates things like his creeped-out animated video for "Here Comes The Cowboy." And when a camera crew comes to his house, he can't help but show off all the weird shit that he has picked up over the years. More »
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Jonas Brothers Are Pulling Off One Of The More Impressive Pop Comebacks In Recent Memory

Sometimes you enter into a pop cultural universe late and have to work backwards to fill in the gaps. Maybe you've decided to binge several seasons of a popular TV show to participate in the discourse, or you've fallen headfirst into a musical subgenre and now have a whole canon to educate yourself on. Maybe … More »
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Logic, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Charli Xcx, Dj Mustard, Queen, The Voice, Madonna, Sia, Diplo, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Will Smith, Pink

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I am writing this week's column in the immediate aftermath of Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' frivolous, delightful, generally unnecessary "Old Town Road" video, and it got me thinking. "Old Town Road" has been the #1 song in America for six weeks, and it's probably nowhere near the end of its … More »
Tags: Video, Music, America, Straight To Video, Mac Demarco, Schoolboy Q, Jack Begert, The Black Keys, Anderson .paak, Flying Lotus, Dave Free, Skepta, Billy Ray Cyrus, Shinichiro Watanabe, Old Town Road, Bryan Schlam

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The first part of Of Mics And Men, the four-hour Wu-Tang Clan documentary, airs on Showtime this weekend. I am ready. This week's picks are below. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Showtime, Diplo, Wu Tang, Straight To Video, Mac Demarco, Open Mike Eagle, Cam, Lizzo, Lance Bangs, Brandon Dermer, Sean Campos, Slowthai, The Rest, William Sipos

Mac Demarco: Here Comes The Cowboy

Sparse and repetitive, though tender and altogether pretty, “Here Comes The Cowboy,” the first track off Mac Demarco’s album of the same name, ambles along, lulling the listener. The track’s sole lyrics, “Here comes the cowboy,” are repeated a dozen or so times, but viewers lose count when entranced by the song’s music video. Cole Kush directed and animated the absurdist visuals, wherein a misfit …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Western, Culture, Animation, 3D, Listenup, Mac Demarco, New Music, Animated, Cole Kush, Here Comes The Cowboy

Mac DeMarco – “Here Comes The Cowboy” Video

The laid-back and baffling indie rock star Mac DeMarco has a long history of making weirdly disturbing music videos. Just a few days ago, he came out with his clip for "On The Square," and it was packed absolutely full of freaky and elaborate vinyl festish masks. Today, DeMarco releases his … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Album Stream, Mac Demarco, DeMarco, Cole Kush

The Secret To Mac DeMarco’s Baffling Success

Admit it: You didn't expect Mac DeMarco to stick around this long. That's not a thinly veiled reference to the accidental indie scion's smoke-'em-while-you-got-'em tendencies, representative of a nicotine habit so persistent that one of his earliest buzzmaking songs was a literal love letter to sucking down a particular brand of smoke sticks. More »
Tags: Music, Mac Demarco, Sounding Board, Makeout Videotape

Mac DeMarco – “On The Square” Video

The release of Mac DeMarco’s new album, Here Comes The Cowboy, is approaching quickly. In fact, it’s out this Friday. So far, we’ve heard the tracks "All Of Our Yesterdays" and "Nobody." To further whet our appetites, DeMarco has shared a surreal, somewhat nightmarish new video for the song “On The … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Mac Demarco, DeMarco, Sean Campos, Catherine Sweet, William Sipos

Shorties (Ani DiFranco on Her New Memoir, A Reconsideration of the Cure's Disintegration Album on Its 30th Anniversary, and more)

Ani DiFranco discussed her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, with Morning Edition and Rolling Stone. The Atlantic reconsidered the Cure's Disintegration album on its 30th anniversary. May's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Chaos by James Gleick Clandestine by James Ellroy The Quiet American by Graham Greene. Stream a new song by the . Electric Literature recommended books about survival. Pitchfork profiled Joni Mitchell through her music. Refi...
Tags: Music, David, Atlantic, Brooklyn, Joni Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, Cbc, Feist, Mac Demarco, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Electric Literature, San Francisco Chronicle, Sam Cohen, James Ellroy, Matthew Norman, Ani DiFranco

Watch Mac DeMarco Cover “The Queen Of Canada” Feist Backstage At The Tonight Show

Mac DeMarco releases his mildly controversial new album Here Comes The Cowboy at the end of the week, and he promoted that release last week with a performance on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, where he treated viewers to a run through early single "All Of Our Yesterdays." … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Jimmy Fallon, Canada, Mac Demarco

Watch Mac DeMarco Play “All Of Our Yesterdays” On Fallon

Mellow man Mac DeMarco continues to crank out new music and beast all over the festival circuit. The man might give the impression that he's floating carelessly through life, but he's got a work ethic. DeMarco is a week and a half away from releasing his new album Here Comes The Cowboy, and he's now … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Jimmy Fallon, Mac Demarco, Fallon, DeMarco

Mac DeMarco Talks Mitski, #MeToo, & More In New Interview

Last month, when Mac DeMarco announced his new album Here Comes The Cowboy with the lead single "Nobody," Mitski fans quickly noted the similarities to her 2018 LP Be The Cowboy, which also had a song titled "Nobody" as its lead single. Some of those fans were More »
Tags: Music, News, Mac Demarco, Mitski

Album Stream: Anderson .Paak ‘Ventura’

Just five months after releasing Oxnard, Anderson .Paak returns with his new album Ventura. The Grammy Award-winning musician delivers his second studio LP under Dr. Dre’s Aftermath imprint, a 11-track body of work lead by the singles “King James” and “Make It Better.” The album features guest appearances by André 3000, Brandy, Smokey Robinson, Lalah Hathaway, Jazmine Sullivan, Sonyae Elise, and the late Nate Dogg. In support of the project, Paak will embark on the ‘Best Teef In The Game’ tou...
Tags: Albums, Smokey Robinson, Jazz, North America, James, Mac Demarco, Ventura, Anderson Paak, Dre, Nate Dogg, Jessie Reyez, Oxnard Anderson Paak

The Garden – “Thy Mission” (Feat. Mac DeMarco)

The Garden have a new single, "Thy Mission," which features Mac DeMarco. The Los Angeles twin duo have previously toured with DeMarco and, per a press release, they hit him up about the song and ended up collaborating at his home studio for a whole day. "Thy Mission" is the result, a busy-sounding track with … More »
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Mac DeMarco – “All Of Our Yesterdays”

Last month, Mac DeMarco shared "Nobody," the lead single from his forthcoming album, Here Comes The Cowboy. The LP follows 2017's This Old Dog, and today, we hear its second offering. DeMarco has just premiered "All Of Our Yesterdays" via Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show. More »
Tags: Music, Mac Demarco, Zane Lowe, DeMarco

Logic – “Probably Gonna Rock Your World” & “Vacation From Myself” (Prod. Mac DeMarco)

Logic wrote a book. Today, the hyper-wordy Maryland rapper publishes Supermarket, his debut novel. It's apparently a psychological thriller about a guy named Flynn who finds himself a job at a supermarket. And today, Logic has also surprise-released a new LP that's also called Supermarket. He says it's the soundtrack to his book. And that … More »
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Mac DeMarco – “Nobody” Video

"There's no turning back to nobody," Mac DeMarco sings on the lead single from his new album. "There's no second chance, no third degree." The song a low-key lament about the perils of fame, yet from that personal subject matter DeMarco manages to wring universal feelings of longing and regret. It's a beauty -- despite … More »
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Jane Abernethy, A&R Credited With Grimes and Tune-Yards, Joins Omnian Music Group

Jane Abernethy has joined Omnian Music Group as managing director. Omnian is home to the labels Captured Tracks, 2MR, Sinderlyn and Manufactured Recordings and is partnered with New Zealand’s Flying Nun. It also co-owns the No Other Music Publishing with We Are Free management (Purity Ring, Beach House, Sleigh Bells), whose signings include Mac De […]
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Homeshake's Fourth Album Is a Chill Exploration of Lead Man Peter Sagar's Inner Musings

Homeshake is Peter Sagar, and Peter Sagar likes to stay at home. This characteristic defines the musician and his music more than one would think. It's probable that it's where the title of the project comes from. Either way, he's an insular figure, and he's ok with it. Home is where his mind is. Helium, Homeshake's fourth full-length is a further exploration of Sagar's inner musings, and it may be his most honest album, as it sounds lonelier and smaller than any Homeshake album to date.Saga...
Tags: Music, Review, Netflix, Mariah, Music Review, Mac Demarco, Indie Pop, DeMarco, Sagar, Lo-fi, Homeshake, Synthpop, Peter Sagar, SALU, Sinderlyn records, Steven Halpern

Mac DeMarco Announces Tour, Preps Album For New Record Label Mac’s Record Label

Mac DeMarco has a new album on the way -- and a new record label. According to a press release, DeMarco's first LP since 2017's This Old Dog will be out sometime this year and "will be the debut release on Mac's Record Label (more details to come)." … More »
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