The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

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In this space in past years, I’ve usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It’s a variation of the auteur theory, as visionaries like Nabil and Hiro Murai have used artists as vehicles for their ideas and approaches. This year, though, it feels like the artists themselves who are driving things, and … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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There are many different opinions on just how bad Taylor Swift’s new song is, and the general consensus is: Pretty bad. And now I’m living in mortal fear of her new video also being bad. I don’t know why this should concern me. Swift has made bad videos for almost her entire career. She … More »

Songs Future Generations Listens to Before a Show [Guest List]

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New York indie-pop rockers, Future Generations have been blowing up playlists since their debut last summer. With their sweet hooks and perfect pop construction, it’s certainly easy to see why. We asked the NYC band to make us a playlist of tracks that get them hyped before a show, and they delivered a perfect mix of tracks that could also work as a playlist of some of the best new music released this year.

Be sure to follow our Guest List playlist on Spotify, where you’ll get new playlist curated by your favorite artists updated regularly.

1. White Reaper – Eagle Beach

After seeing White Reaper at SXSW, these sweet southern rudeboys quickly became FG’s favorite band. We immediately bought tickets to their Baby’s All Right show and proceeded to mosh harder than we have for any other band.

2. Lewis Del Mar – Loud(y)

Lewis Del Mar has a presence on stage that magnetically draws your attention, particularly to Danny and Max, and then keeps it until the band decides they are finished with it. Also, they take full advantage of subwoofers, so it’s awesome to see them playing bigger and bigger stages.

3. Muse – Knights of Cydonia

Muse is the greatest living rock n’ roll band. We don’t care, we don’t care. Don’t @ us.

4. Calliope Musicals – Echo of the Whoos

From a purely performance standpoint, Carrie and her band of merry, loudly-dressed gentlemen elevate their music with affably weird, southern charm. Carrie is zenmaster, offering encouraging epithets between songs. In the middle of songs, background singers dressed as tigers and smiley-faces prance about on stage. We played a backyard show with Calliope in some Austin Suburbs, and by the end of their set, the tiger was in the pool.

5. Frances Cone – Arizona

When you see an entire crowd of people closing their eyes and swaying to the music, it’s an incredible feeling. Frances Cone makes that happen on every single one of their songs. The harmonies, the drums, the guitar melodies, all doing their part to put you in a trance.

6. Sylvan Esso – The Glow

Some of the most mesmerizing and interesting sounds you’ll ever have the pleasure of hearing from your speakers are Sylvan Esso’s gift to music. For instance, the subtle but beautifully affecting snare change on this song.

7. Jay Som – Baybee

Jay Som is a band that makes you smile: Their sound is so light and playful, yet so intricate and dense. Not to mention every one of their band members exudes personality on stage. If you watch their guitar player and don’t have a smile on your face, you have a stone soul.

8. The Weeknd – Secrets

Consider this one a surprise that isn’t really a surprise. We saw him headline Firefly, and we all knew in the back of our heads that he was going to put on an unforgettable show. He used a live band, which, obviously, enhanced the entire performance.

9. Active Bird Community – QB Sneak

We’ve been playing shows with Tom, Zach, Andrew and Quinn since our college days. From both a songwriting and performance standpoint, ABC continues to stand out in the NYC punk scene. QB Sneak is a lyrical favorite, a playful elegy to collegiate malaise.

10. Phantogram – Answer

We bonded over Phantogram in the early days, appreciating and pulling ideas from the way Sarah and Josh balance electronic production with live guitar, bass and drums. The new Phantogram album, III, bangs, and their live show is a clinic in combining instrumental execution with pop performance art.

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Stream Kaskade, Slushii, NGHTMRE & more LIVE from Lollapalooza

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Can’t attend Lollapalooza this year but don’t want to miss any iconic performances? The Chicago festival has once again partnered with Red Bull TV to stream the weekend’s live sets.

On Friday, catch performances by Phantogram, Run the Jewels, San Holo, Slushii and more. Saturday’s electronic performances include alt-J, 3LAU, NGHTMRE and Kaskade, and the festival wraps up on Sunday with Tove Lo, Sylvan Esso and Little Dragon.

Check out the full lineup below. With multiple channels going simultaneously, viewers are sure to find sets that appeal to them at any time over the course of the weekend.



Channel 1

2:05pm –Mondo Cosmo

2:50pm – White Reaper

3:40pm – Temples

4:45pm – Phantogram

5:45pm – Liam Gallagher

6:50pm – Tegan and Sara

7:50pm – Run the Jewels

Channel 2

2:05pm – Kweku Collins

2:35pm – Harriet Brown

3:05pm – The Districts

5:15pm – Cloud Nothings

6:00pm –George Ezra

7:00pm – Majid Jordan

8:45pm – blink – 182

Channel 3

2:30pm – San Holo

3:30pm – Ookay

4:15pm – Slushii

5:15pm – A-Trak

6:15pm – Baauer

7:30pm – Lil Uzi Vert

9:00pm – Crystal Castles


Channel 1

2:00pm – Lollapalooza Pre-Show

2:05pm – The Shelters

3:00pm – Alvvays

4:15pm – Glass Animals

6:20pm – Vance Joy

7:25pm – The Head and the Heart

Channel 2

2:00pm – Lollapalooza Pre-Show

2:05pm – San Fermin

2:50pm – Hippo Campus

4:50pm – LÉON

5:30pm – Whitney

6:15pm – alt-J

7:30pm – BANKS

8:45pm- Muse

Channel 3

2:00pm – Lollapalooza Pre-Show

2:05pm – Kweku Collins

2:35pm – Harriet Brown

3:50pm – Ephwurd

4:50pm – 3LAU

5:50pm – NGHTMRE

6:50pm – Gramatik

8:50pm – Kaskade


Channel 1

2:00pm – Lollapalooza Pre-Show

4:30pm – Tove Lo

5:30pm – London Grammar

7:30pm – The Shins

Channel 2

2:00pm – Lollapalooza Pre-Show

2:05pm – Barns Courtney

3:05pm – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

3:45pm – The Pretty Reckless

5:00pm – Milky Chance

6:00pm – Sylvan Esso

6:45pm – Little Dragon

7:45pm – Mac Demarco

Winners Announced For Phantogram’s “Same Old Blues” Remix Contest

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Producers from around the world have been uploading their submissions for Phantogram’s “Same Old Blues” remix competition beginning last November, and the winners have finally been announced!

In first place, Mother Mare, with this chilled out, future bass interpretation.

In second and third are Civo and Twinscale, respectively.

For the grand prize, Mother Mare will receive an Ernie Ball guitar, Native Instruments Kontrol, and a Signed Phantogram Merch Bundle.

Second and third place will both receive the Signed Phantogram Merch Bundle.


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Source: Winners Announced For Phantogram’s “Same Old Blues” Remix Contest

Coachella Uploads 2017 Playlist With Radiohead, Justice & More

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Coachella 2017 is just around the corner, and with it will come countless headlines, new music, and breathtaking production; hell, some people are still clinging to hopes of Daft Punk showing up. But regardless of what your hopes are for this year’s event, Coachella is still planning on making it their best to date. To begin the hype round up, they’ve curated a Coachella 2017 playlist on Spotify, loaded with all their featured artists for the double-weekend extravaganza.

The playlist spans a whopping eleven hours of music, with over 140 tracks to sample the lineups vast array of offerings. Phantogram, Justice, Radiohead, Martin Garrix, Nicolas Jaar, Galantis, Crystal Castles – the list just goes on and on. Also, if you find yourself stuck in an electronic music rut, it’s a great opportunity to scope some talent outside the genre, like Anderson Paak, Mac Demarco, and Future Islands. Peep the goodness below.


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Source: Coachella Uploads 2017 Playlist With Radiohead, Justice & More

Listen to A-Trak’s bold remix of Phantogram’s ‘You Don’t Get Me High Anymore’

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Remixing a hit song is sometimes not as straightforward a process as it may seem. Producers are often criticized for “ruining” classics, as it’s difficult to infuse their ideas into the original without damaging its core essence.

However, the story is quite different with A-Trak’s recent remix of Phantogram’s hit single, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore.” The famed turntablist has reaffirmed his skill as a producer, managing to achieve the fragile balance necessary to leave his unique mark on the song without destroying its fundamental character. Leaving the original vocals virtually untouched, A-Trak has added a sequence of sharp yet tasteful chords and a thick kick, giving the track a healthy, rhythmic pulse. The rap vocals in the interlude add a brash and quirky dimension to the song, paving the way for a finely executed remix.

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A-Trak Reworks Phantogram’s Massive Hit – ‘You Don’t Get Me High Anymore’

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Phantogram has made some serious waves the past few years on the festival circuit when the duo teamed up with Big Boi for the collaborative artistic project Big Grams. When the side project came to a close, and Phantogram refocused their efforts on originals, ‘You Don’t Get Me High Anymore’ was one of the brilliant

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Watch Phantogram Cover Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”

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PhantogramAustralian radio station Triple J’s long-running Like A Version segment, in which an artist comes into the studio to cover a song they like, has just returned for its first installment of the new year. And it’s a good one, featuring Phantogram doing a Phantogram-y rendition of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi.” Watch and listen below. More »

Phantogram – “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (A-Trak Remix)” (Feat. Joey Purp)

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Phantogram - "You Don't Get Me High Anymore" (A-Trak Remix) (Feat. Joey Purp)“You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” the standout first single from Phantogram’s Three, has got a lot of mileage on it. The duo broke down the song on Song Exploder, and it got a couple of remixes from How To Dress Well and the Range. Today, it gets yet another remix treatment … More »