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

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The StrokesAround 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 »

Mac DeMarco – “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”

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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 »

The Voidz – “Did My Best”

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The Voidz - "Did My Best" & "The Eternal Tao"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 »

Watch Mac DeMarco Play New Song “I Like Her”

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Mac DeMarcoBafflingly 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 »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

Watch Mac DeMarco’s Extended Kimmel Performance

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Mac DeMarcoMac DeMarco’s latest LP Here Comes The Cowboy dropped in May, becoming his first top 10 album and extending his remarkable rise to crossover stardom. About a month later he and his band made their way to Jimmy Kimmel Live to film an extended set of chunes. (I feel like DeMarco … More »

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

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The Garden - "Thy Mission" (Feat. Mac DeMarco) VideoThis past spring Mac DeMarco joined LA twin brothers the Garden on a song called “Thy Mission,” the product of a day at DeMarco’s home studio. DeMarco’s exact role on the song seemed unclear to me at the time, but “They Mission” now has a video in which DeMarco’s involvement is abundantly evident. More »

The Voidz – “The Eternal Tao”

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The-Voidz-The-Eternal-TaoRight 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 »

Mac DeMarco Shows Off His Collection Of Garbage

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Mac-DeMarcoMac 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 »

Jonas Brothers Are Pulling Off One Of The More Impressive Pop Comebacks In Recent Memory

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Jonas BrothersSometimes 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 »