In late 2017, alternative rock radio returned to New York City for the first time in six years. 92.3 FM made the switch from pop to rock, which at the time was welcome news since NYC already has a behemoth in Z100 for top charts, and like with the city’s sports teams, there’s only a … More »
Weezer have been busy lately, riding high off of the success of their cover of Toto’s “Africa” and releasing the slightly confounding pop song “California Snow.” And they’re going to keep it going. Next year, the band will release their new LP The Black Album. Today, we get to hear its … More »
On The Run II is bracketed by a pair of slow dances. OK, technically it’s bracketed by Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail” — with Beyoncé taking over Justin Timberlake’s hook duties and thrashing her hair in circles during the Nirvana interpolation — and “APESHIT,” the rousing Migos-powered lead single from the Carters’ new collaborative album Everything Is … More »
At 2018’s Tomorrowland, Anna Lunoe sat down with Steve Aoki on Beats 1 to talk pizza, plans for the upcoming album, and more. During the interview, Aoki reveals that there’s going to be some “out-of-the-box collabs” on Neon Future III, which is set for a September 2018 release. He mentions Blink-182 and Nicki Minaj, explaining that “Twitter is still used” when trying to get through to artists of that caliber.
It’s common knowledge that Aoki’s keen on experimenting with “out-of-the-box” artists/genres, as he’s worked with everyone from Fall Out Boy to Lil Yachty and more recently, Daddy Yankee. He’s also been hanging out in the studio with Colombian Reggaeton singer Maluma, so the possibilities feel quite endless at the moment.
Check out the full interview on Apple Music to hear more.
Here’s one of those things that has been bothering me for years, even though it doesn’t actually matter even a little bit: Pete Wentz is not the frontman of Fall Out Boy, and yet he acts like he is. Wentz is the band’s bassist and lyricist. He’s made himself the band’s public face. And yet … More »
One of the foundational principles of being a teenager is posturing like you’re cooler and more grown-up than you actually are. The budding career of Billie Eilish is this ruse writ large with a major-label budget, presented so convincingly you wonder whether it might actually be authentic. More »
Shawn Mendes will finally exit his teen years this August, but you can’t take his youth away. So sang the suburban Toronto native Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards, alongside Khalid — another young pop star born in ’98 — and survivors from the Parkland shooting. The song, “Youth,” from Mendes’ self-titled album out tomorrow, … More »
Fall Out Boy released an official remix EP for the track “Hold Me Tight Or Don’t” off the American rock band’s seventh studio album, M A N I A.
Of the three remixes, the Philippines-born, Maryland-bred producer Sweater Beats‘ future house reworking is the most illuminating installment. Known for cutting-edge future bass tracks and left-of-field pop productions, Sweater Beats bestows his cinematic poise onto “Hold Me Tight Or Don’t,” transforming the track into an anthemic future bass cut and putting his beloved pictorial charm on full display along the way.
There is pulling a Taylor Swift, and then there’s pulling a Taylor Swift. Of the handful of country musicians who’ve briefly gotten a foothold in the pop mainstream — a list that in the past couple decades has included Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, Lonestar, Lady Antebellum, and Carrie Underwood among others … More »
“Let You Down” begins with plaintive minor-key piano chords and a trembling vocal run through that omnipresent chipmunk effect, the wildly popular pitched-up modulation that makes the human voice sound slightly alien. The singer intones, “All these voices in my head get loud/ I wish that I could shut them out/ I’m sorry that I … More »