Cigarettes After Sex’s languid dream-pop lends itself to a certain mystique. It’s intimate, mysterious music that is arguably better served by never seeing the artist who made it, leaving much to the imagination. I feel the same way about Rhye and other groups in this milieu. But Cigarettes After Sex is also a major indie … More »
It’s been a big year for the poppy and rambunctious Kentucky rockers White Reaper, highlighted by signing to Elektra and releasing a very strong LP called You Deserve Love. As a victory lap of sorts, the self-proclaimed world’s best American band made their late-night TV debut last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! … More »
She & Him released Christmas Party, their second LP of holiday covers, back in 2016. And last night, the twee-pop duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to play “Christmas Day,” a Beach Boys cover off of their 2011 holiday covers album A Very She & Him Christmas. Watch their … More »
It’s one of the most exhilarating, terrifying human experiences: a friendship suddenly accelerating into an all-consuming passion. Maybe you’ve secretly fantasized about it, or maybe it hits you out of nowhere. Either way, sparks fly, hormones surge, and you give yourself over completely to this burgeoning obsession. You feel loopy and elated all the time. More »
A week and a half ago, Beck released Hyperspace, the glimmering and melancholy pop album that he largely recorded with Pharrell Williams. Beck is now making the promotional rounds, but he’s doing what he can to make those promotional rounds interesting. For instance, for his big late-night performance of the moody synthpop single “More »
A few months ago, Angel Olsen released the heavy and luminous All Mirrors, one of the best albums of the year. This time around, she is absolutely not fucking around with the late-night performances. On the day that album came out, Olsen performed on The Tonight Show, doing a … More »
A couple of months ago, Alabama Shakes huge-voiced leader Brittany Howard released Jaime, her tremendous and genre-blurring solo debut. And since that LP came out, Howard has been having a real extended star-is-born moment. Alabama Shakes were already an enormously popular band, of course, and anyone who ever saw them knows that Howard is an … More »
DJ Shadow and De La Soul recently performed their first collaboration, “Rocket Fuel,” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! They were joined on stage by Babu from Dilated Peoples and DJ Melo D from Beat Junkies alongside a five-piece horn section.
The track is featured on DJ Shadow’s new 23-track album, Our Pathetic Age, that features the classic A and B side for a two-part long play. The first 11 tracks are instrumentals, while the B side runs with heavy-hitting features such as Nas, Run the Jewels, Pusha T, Ghostface Killah and more. “Rocket Fuel” featuring De La Soul, “Kings & Queens” featuring Run The Jewels, and “Rosie” were released as singles before the album drop.
Last year, the live performer released a live album and documentary of his tour supporting 2016’s The Mountain Has Fallen.
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Pioneering Bay Area producer DJ Shadow teamed up with De La Soul on “Rocket Fuel,” the first single from his new album Our Pathetic Age. And last night, they teamed up again, performing live together for the first time ever to do “Rocket Fuel” on Jimmy Kimmel Live joined by turntablists … More »
This past summer, the Black Keys returned, after a five-year absence, with the new album “Let’s Rock” — quotation marks theirs. Five years is a long time, especially when you’re two aging dudes in an old-school rock band. But the Black Keys are still a big enough deal to command the outdoor festival … More »