Here’s a fun fact that, depending on your perspective, might not actually be all that fun: Lil Nas X’s current single “Panini,” which credits Kurt Cobain as one of its songwriters, is currently at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 — one spot higher than any actual Nirvana songs. (“Smells Like Teen Spirit” … More »
Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy unveiled their Rodarte Spring 2020 collection on Wednesday (Sept. 4), featuring a series of dreamy portraits of the sisters’ muses, including music stars Zendaya, HAIM, King Princess, Maggie Rogers and Phoebe Bridgers. “We wanted to create painted portraits,” Laura told Vogue of the campaign, noting that inspiration came … More »
Mura Masa has proven the considerable wait for output was worth it, debuting his first original track of 2019 entitled “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again.” The English producer/songwriter has been on a swiftly ascending ride since releasing his self-titled debut album in 2017. The album earned him a Grammy nominations as both artist and creative director for the project, while also winning the award for Best Remixed Recording on HAIM‘s “Walking Away” that same year.
23-year-old Alex Crossan (Mura Masa) has been fairly active in 2019, being featured on a BTS video game soundtrack and dishing out reggae-fueled remixes for Koffee. However, it’s hard to prepare fans for this one, as Crossan has finally unveiled the first track from his forthcoming sophomore album. Teaming up with 21-year-old singer/songwriter Clairo — hot off the release of her debut album, Immunity, and recently named Apple Music‘s Up Next artist — Crossan piggybacked off her alt-rock capabilities and dug deep into a retro new-wave sound.
Steering away from his laid-back electronics, Crossan adds soothing guitar melodies and light percussion layered beneath Clairo’s vocals. Listeners will notice Clairo’s alternative influences pop accentuated in the production, as the track chugs along, reaching a drop that features new levels of synth distortion (and a touch of angsty screaming for good measure).
Mura Masa and Clairo are expected to rendezvous once again, as they’ll both be headlining Reading and Leeds Festivals on August 24 and 25, respectively. A joint performance certainly wouldn’t be a ludicrous notion. The release comes with an official music video featuring Clairo and some downright wavy visuals. Watch it here.
Haim released their sophomore album, Something To Tell You, back in 2017. This year, they’ve been pretty visible: covering Paula Cole at Pitchfork Music Festival, singing on a Gesaffelstein track, assisting Vampire Weekend with their Father Of The Bride release festivities. (Danielle Haim is also … More »
I gotta be honest: When Haim were announced as the Friday night headliner for Pitchfork Music Festival 2019, I was surprised. It’s not that I dislike the trio of talented SoCal sisters; in fact, “The Wire,” from their debut album Days Were Gone, was my favorite song of 2013. It’s just that I had begun … More »
Haim’s sophomore album, Something To Tell You, came out in 2017, and the band has been working on new music. Yesterday they teased a new song with the initials “SG” — one intrepid guess was Stereogum (sadly, no) — but last night Haim performed the track, which is called … More »
It’s been more than 13 years since “Lazy Sunday,” the SNL Digital Short that introduced the masses to the rap style of the Lonely Island — two SNL writers (Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer) and one cast member (Andy Samberg) who were posting their own parodic raps online before they even joined SNL. More »
Vampire Weekend are good at their jobs. Last weekend, the band came back from a six-year absence with the lush, expansive new album Father Of The Bride, one of those rare albums that’s fun to listen to and fun to argue about. And now that their machinery has rumbled back to life, Vampire … More »