Damon McMahon’s folk-rock project Amen Dunes released its first album in four years, Freedom, a few months back, and today the early single “Believe” has gotten a music video to go along with it. It was directed by Steven Brahms and takes on the same rambling, memory-laden quality as his music, running through … More »
We named Beach House’s latest offering, 7, the best album of the year so far. It’s the most sonically adventurous album the band has ever released, featuring collaboration with Peter Kember (Sonic Boom) as well as their live drummer James Barone. “Black Car” is easily 7’s most eerie, noirish single and today Beach House … More »
It’s always a good idea to go see Nine Inch Nails live if you get a chance. For decades, their shows have been grand, cathartic theatrical experiences. But on the band’s current tour, it appears that they’re making their live shows even more special by switching up the setlists from night to night. At their … More »
Vampire Weekend played their first full show in four years last night at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai, California. After performing their debut self-titled album from front-to-back, the band launched into “White Sky” from their sophomore album Contra, followed by songs from their most recent release Modern Vampires Of The City, … More »
Right up until the release of their brand new album, Head Over Heels, Chromeo was building up to the massive amount of funk that would follow.
One of the most outright instances of this was when the duo took the Late Show with Colbert and DRAM to play out the LP’s first single, “Must’ve Been,” the night before the album’s release.
In an effort that would only go on to ensure listeners would continue to fall head over heels for the new material, Chromeo let the funk flow, bringing out a full-on gospel choir and letting loose.
Photo Credit: Tim Saccenti
Death Cab For Cutie are returning in August with their new album Thank You For Today — their ninth album, their first without any involvement from founding member Chris Walla, and their first with new members Dave Depper and Zac Rae in the studio. The band shared its lush lead single “Gold Rush” earlier … More »
London singer Ella Mai is currently blowing up on the strength of her sumptuous ’90s R&B throwback hit “Boo’d Up.” And last night, she took it to Jimmy Kimmel Live!, making her debut TV appearance by performing the song, minus its electronic Mustard beat, from a stage covered in blue fog. She seemed genuinely thrilled … More »
Liam Gallagher has had a big year. He released his debut solo album, As You Were, in October, and since then, the former Oasis singer has brokered a truce with his brother Noel, broken that truce, gotten potato peelers banned from a music festival, opened for the Rolling Stones, and met … More »
Nine Inch Nails are putting out their new album Bad Witch, the EP-length but not an EP conclusion to their trilogy of recent EPs, next week. Their Cold And Black And Infinite tour in support of the release officially kicks off in the fall, but the band played their first show of the … More »
The TDE crew continues to make better videos than just about anyone. TDE member Jay Rock released his new album Redemption today, and it’s great — a ridiculously solid, expressive, hard LA rap record. And today, he follows up his strong, arresting videos for “King’s Dead” and “Win” with a just-as-good new … More »