Lil B & Metro Boomin – “My House”

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lilbFlo Rida isn’t the only rapper welcoming people to his house. In a new song produced by Metro Boomin, Lil B samples the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony classic “Crossroads” for his first single, “My House,” off the upcoming Black Ken tape. The track is pretty straight forward—meet the Based God at his house, and he’ll show you … More »

Sad13 – “MCGA”

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Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis goes solo as Sad13 with Slugger.Earlier this year, Speedy Ortiz leader Sadie Dupuis, recording under her Twitter alias Sad13, released her debut solo album Slugger. And as Dupuis points out on Twitter, she spent yesterday recording another song — one that we, as a people, really need right now. The new song is called “MCGA,” and yes, it stands … More »

Stream BJ The Chicago Kid The Lost Files: Cuffing Season Mixtape

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BJ The Chicago Kid - The Lost Files Cuffing SeasonLast week, the R&B wunderkind BJ The Chicago Kid shared an absolutely lovely sketch of a song, “Uncle Marvin,” that served as a tribute to Marvin Gaye. As it turns out, that was the opening track to a new mixtape called The Lost Files: Cuffing Season. BJ hadn’t planned to make that song a … More »

Wild Pink – “Great Apes”

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Wild Pink - "Great Apes"Last we heard from Brooklyn’s Wild Pink was earlier this year, when the band released their 4 Songs EP by way of Tiny Engines. Today, Wild Pink announced that they’re putting out a debut, self-titled full-length in February. The album’s lead single, “Great Apes,” describes a particular feeling of aimlessness that peaks at a … More »

Julie Byrne – “Natural Blue”

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Julie Byrne - "Natural Blue"Julie Byrne writes songs that you can carry with you across long distances and endless stretches of time. The New York-based musician is most often described as a nomad; she’s lived all over, counting Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Seattle, New Orleans, and Northampton as transient homes. Byrne’s last offering, 2014’s Rooms With Walls And Windows, … More »

Common – “Black America Again (Remix)” (Feat. Gucci Mane & Pusha T)

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Common - Black America Again remixCommon has now put Stevie Wonder and Gucci Mane on the same song, and that feels like a grand achievement. Recently, Common released his politically-engaged new album Black America Again, and its title track featured Stevie Wonder, as well as production from jazz adventurers Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins. And now, we get the … More »

Power Trip – “Firing Squad”

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Power Trip - Firing SquadDallas thrash shit-rippers Power Trip, a band who marry metal speed to hardcore intensity, are getting ready to release their sophomore album Nightmare Logic into a world where their high-velocity rage suddenly sounds that much more vital. They’ve just shared “Firing Squad,” the album’s absolutely brutal first single, which oscillates between fiery sprint and knuckle-dragging … More »

Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Announces Debut Solo LP; Stream “Range Rover Bitch”

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Taylor Hawkins - KOTAFor about 20 years, Taylor Hawkins has played drums for the Foo Fighters. And he’s also made some music outside the band — two albums with the side project Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders, in which he plays drums and sings, and another with another side project called the Birds Of Satan. But up … More »

Metallica – “Atlas, Rise!”

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metallica_hardwiredIn last month’s Black Market, I went kinda long on “Moth Into Flame,” the second single released off Metallica’s upcoming Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. As I explained in that space, I’d been reluctant to overpraise any of the LP’s pre-release singles before actually hearing the album, because — like a proverbial moth into flame — … More »

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – “Mars Theme”

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Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - "Mars Theme"On 11/4, National Geographic will debut a new six-part series titled MARS, which was produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis provided the score for the show, and today they debuted its theme song. The duo worked together earlier this year on the film Hell Or High Water. Check out … More »