Drug Church – “Unlicensed Hall Monitor” Video

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Every time I hear the name Drug Church, I can’t help but associate it with J Church: an incredible Bay Area punk band that came up in the early ’90s alongside Jawbreaker, Rancid, and Green Day, but failed to find success on the scale of those bands. This was a criminal oversight, of … More »

Maxwell – “Shame” Video

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Maxwell-Shame-videoTwo years ago, the smoothly spacey soul great Maxwell released his album blackSUMMERS’night, the second LP in a planned trilogy. Nobody really expected that album to ever come out, since BLACKsummers’night, its predecessor, had been seven years after the first one. Given that lag time, nobody really expected the third album to come … More »

Watch Erykah Badu, BlocBoy JB, An Anti-XXXTentacion Vic Mensa, And More Rap In BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers

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Erykah-Badu-in-BET-CypherLast night, BET aired its annual Hip-Hop Awards. The show featured performances from big names like Cardi B, YG, A$AP Rocky, Lil Pump, and Gucci Mane, among others. But as ever, the best reason to watch was the annual collection of Cyphers — the random groups of big and small rappers doing whatever they could … More »

Julia Holter – “Words I Heard” Video

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Julia HolterExperimental composer Julia Holter will release Aviary, her full-length follow-up to 2015’s Have You In My Wilderness, later this month. She released the lead single, an intoxicating tapestry called “I Shall Love 2,” in September. Today she’s shared the second, “Words I Heard.” … More »

Watch St. Vincent Perform Her Lovely Reworked Version Of “New York” On Kimmel

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St-Vincent-on-KimmelThis past weekend, St. Vincent released MassEducation, her radically reworked new version of MASSEDUCTION, the album that she released last year. Where MASSEDUCTION was an experiment in bright, intense day-glo pop music, MassEducation takes all those same songs and transforms them into minimal torch-song ballads. Both versions, it turns out, can … More »

Watch Tame Impala & Theophilus London Debut Their “Theo Impala” Project In LA

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Tame-ImpalaFor a band who haven’t released a new album in more than three years, Tame Impala have had an awfully eventful few days. This past weekend, the band’s set at the otherwise-exemplary psych-rock festival Desert Daze was cut off, three songs in, in for lightning storms. And last night, as More »

Vic Mensa’s XXXTentacion Diss Censored At 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards

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Vic Mensa’s much-discussed XXXTentacion diss aired during tonight’s broadcast of the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards, but the slain artist’s name was curiously absent. Mensa delivered lyrics criticizing rappers with histories of domestic violence during a cypher with Taylor Bennett, G Herbo, and Nick Grant. “Only time you bear arms is in a wife beater, … More »

Post Malone Goes Undercover As A Record Store Employee

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Post Malone was recently cast in Mark Wahlberg’s murder mystery movie. Today, he practiced his acting skills, going undercover as a record store employee who wants to break into hip-hop. Maybe his next role will be in an Empire Records remake. More »

Watch Haim And Paris Fashion Week Models Cover Shania Twain’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much”

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The world’s most stylish designers, celebrities, public figures, and social media influencers congregated in Paris late last month for Paris Fashion Week. Haim, who have recently been ushered into the fashion elite as boho-chic It Girls, were among attendees from the music industry, along with Cardi B, Arca, and Princess Nokia. More »

Watch Chvrches Cover The Blue Nile’s “The Downtown Lights”

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Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture released a full album cover of the Blue Nile’s 1989 LP, Hats, back in August. Last night, Chvrches took a stab at standout single, “The Downtown Lights,” during their encore at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The fellow Glasgow natives gave the synthy classic a modern update while staying true … More »