Watch Duster Play Their First Show In 18 Years

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Duster, your favorite indie band’s favorite indie band, are back in action. Formed in 1996, Duster released only two albums and one EP before dissolving in 2000. But they hit the studio in April, and last night, they played their first show together in 18 years. More »

Teyana Taylor – “Gonna Love Me (Remix)” (Feat. Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon) Video

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We named Teyana Taylor’s Kanye West-produced album K.T.S.E. one of the 50 Best Albums Of The Year, and today the Harlem-bred artist has released a new remix of her track “Gonna Love Me” that features verses from not one, not two, but three Wu-Tang Clan members: Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Raekwon. Their … More »

M.I.A. – “Reload” Video

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M.I.A.A new documentary about M.I.A., MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A., came out earlier this year. During the end credits of the film, an unreleased song from M.I.A. plays called “Reload.” The musician has just officially put it out alongside a music video that was directed by Elastica’s Justine Frischmann. More »

Watch Pistol Annies Kick Ass On Seth Meyers

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Pistol-Annies-on-Seth-MeyersHey, guess who rules! Pistol Annies! The Nashville super-trio of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley made Interstate Gospel my favorite country album of the year, non-Kacey Musgraves division. And with their divorce anthem “Got My Name Changed Back,” they also made my favorite country single of the year, Kacey … More »

Juliana Hatfield – “Lost Ship” Video

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Juliana HatfieldJuliana Hatfield is having a very productive couple of years. The alt-rock icon already released the full-length covers album Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John back in April, and in October she returned with the lead single from a new album of originals — all this after releasing the political LP PussycatMore »

Watch Kurt Vile Play “Loading Zones” On Kimmel

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Kurt-Vile-on-KimmelOf all possible late-night shows, you’d think Jimmy Kimmel Live! would be the toughest one for Kurt Vile to play. After all, the bright, distracting lights and the aggressive corporate-sponsor logos of the Kimmel set would seem to clash with the deep, zoned-out vibe that Vile conjures. But Vile has been playing big festivals for … More »

The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2018

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vidsIn the early days of this century, you could still turn on your television and, every so often, catch a music video. It didn’t last. Music videos still exist on television, but niche ventures like the MTV Jams Channel only exist in the shadowy nether reaches of cable subscriptions, and that’s not where music videos … More »

Joey Purp – “Aw Shit!” Video

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Joey-Purp-Aw-Shit-videoA few months ago, the hungry young Chicago rapper Joey Purp released his QUARTERTHING album. That’s an exciting record for a lot of reasons, and one of the reasons is that it finds Purp branching his sound out, pulling in influences from Chicago strains of dance music like house and footwork. In particular, … More »

Watch Lil Wayne Perform “Don’t Cry” On Colbert

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Lil-Wayne-on-ColbertA few months ago, Lil Wayne shook off his various contractual entanglements and came back with the commercial triumphant album Tha Carter V. And now, all of a sudden, the most influential rapper of the ’00s is, once again, a pop star. And as a pop star, he is once again doing things … More »

Martha – “Heart Is Healing” Video

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Martha have been pretty quiet as of late — the last we heard from them was around this time last year, when they put out the one-off “The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues” alongside a Marked men cover — but the UK punks are gearing up for something. Their last album was 2016’s … More »