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Jess Williamson’s ‘Cosmic Wink’ Is The Culmination Of Her Velvety Country Brilliance

<i>The RX is Uproxx Music’s stamp of approval for the best albums, songs, and music stories throughout the year. Inclusion in this category is the highest distinction we can bestow, and signals the most important music being released throughout the year. The RX is the music you need, right now.</i><p>Swiss …

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Listen to Christine and the Queens’ New Song “Girlfriend”

Héloïse Letissier, better known as Christine and the Queens, has shared a new song called “Girlfriend.” The track is a collaboration with Dâm-Funk, and there are two versions: an English version and a French version titled, “Damn, dis-moi.” The song arrives via Because Music. Listen below. “I …

New Singles

The public case against Trump

One thing is true of all major political scandals: What we know in the moment is but a tiny, obscured, partial view of the full story later revealed …

Donald Trump

The Best New Rock Albums That Dropped This Week

As we round out the first half of 2018, it’s frankly astounding how many great rock records we’ve received thus far this year. From indie artists on the come-up to classic acts padding their already-impressive discographies, it’s not just the amount, but the range of different sounds and textures …

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Perfect Waffles

The key to a perfectly crispy waffle? Apple cider vinegar.<p>Makes: 8<p>Prep: 15 minutes<p>Total: 45 minutes<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup|136 grams unsalted butter<p>2 cups|275 grams all-purpose flour<p>⅓ cup|70 grams light brown sugar<p>3 tablespoons|40 grams granulated sugar<p>3 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 …

Breakfast

Listen to Future Islands' Danceable New Single, “Calliope”

On Thursday, Future Islands released a brand new single called “Calliope.” The stand-alone track was released as the latest installment of the Adult …

New Singles

David Byrne shares “Pop Music” playlist, featuring Rihanna, Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes, and more

“I listen and learn from these songs and their production.”<p>David Byrne shared a new playlist on his website on Wednesday called "David Byrne …

Music

Watch the National Debut New Song “Light Years”

The National recently performed at their inaugural Homecoming festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to playing their 2007 album <i>Boxer</i> in its entirety, they debuted a new song: “Light Years.” Watch a video below, via Stereogum.<p>The National’s latest album, <i>Sleep Well Beast</i>, arrived in 2017. Earlier …

New Singles

Hear Chvrches Unleash Colossal New Song 'Miracle'

Track will appear on Scottish group's upcoming LP, 'Love Is Dead'<p>Chvrches unveiled a thunderous new song, "Miracle," set to appear on their …

New Singles

Say Sue Me: Where We Were Together

Say Sue Me: Where We Were Together

Indie Music

Lowell's Politically-Aware Pop Deserves Your Attention

After a four-year break, the Toronto-based musician comes out swinging as a real pop music contender with 'Lone Wolf.'<p>In-between sips of a coffee in a sprawling, rustic café in Toronto’s east end, Lowell tells me she is going to the studio after our interview. She texted me late the night before …

Meet Amber Mark, Whose Soulful Pop Will Make You Dance and Cry at the Same Time

Cornelia Street is a short street in New York City’s West Village. On the end of its curve is the legendary red-and-white striped awning of Cornelia Street Cafe, the famed restaurant and performance space that over four decades has spawned the careers of many singers, jazz musicians, poets, and …

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10 under-the-radar releases you might have missed in 2018 so far

The first quarter of 2018 is done, we’ve already seen some superb efforts from the rap, R&B, grime, electronica, and indie worlds. But as well as banner releases from artists as varied as Migos to David Byrne, incredible new talents and scenes have been bubbling up from the underground. In …

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Every month, NPR Music asks DJs from public radio stations across the country: What song can you not get out of your head? Each time, we end up with a collection of new tunes and local favorites that's as varied as you can imagine.<p>For this month's playlist, we consulted with friends as far-flung as …

New Albums

🔝 Favourite albums of 2018 so far?

Cant believe we’re already 3 months into the year. My 3 favourites are: Dead Magic by Anna Von Hausswolff …monolithic drones from a warm, dark place. …

10 New Albums to Stream Now: Kacey Musgraves, the Weeknd and More Rolling Stone Editors' Picks

Kacey Musgraves' "space country," the Weeknd's surprise EP, the Voidz' sprawling second album and more albums to stream now<p><b>Kacey Musgraves,</b> <i>Golden Hour</i><p>…

Hinds Share Their Bright New Single, "Finally Floating"

Say “hola” to Hinds, the Madrid-based band fueled by 100 percent girl power. They’re getting ready to release their sophomore album <i>I Don’t Run</i>, due …

Music Videos

Ama Lou’s debut EP is gonna be everywhere this summer

(I am ready for summer.)<p>Ama Lou — 19 years old, from London — just released her first collection, <i>DDD</i>. She'll soon also share a triptych of music …

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This is not “forbidden knowledge.” It is America’s most ancient justification for bigotry and racial inequality.<p>On Monday morning, I woke up to a tweet from Sam Harris, the bestselling author and popular podcast host, referencing a debate we never quite had over race and IQ.<p>Harris is touting a New …

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Adding peanut butter to your grilled cheese will change your life

It seems like a strange idea, adding peanut butter to a grilled cheese sandwich, but once you try it, your perception of what a grilled cheese …

My Chicken and Dumplings Is the Best on the Internet (No, Really)

In the fall of 2013, I wrote a Chicken and Dumplings recipe. I wouldn’t say I was the biggest fan. Like meatloaf, Chicken and Dumplings is one of …

Snail Mail’s “Pristine” is pretty much an indie rock masterpiece

The incredible first single from Lush, plus an interview with Lindsey Jordan.<p>Truly perfect songs are hard to come by. By my own personal, biased, and …

Stream Honky-Tonk Heroine Leslie Tom's Hank Williams-Inspired New LP

Turn up the Texas-raised, Colorado-based traditional country singer's gritty new throwback album, 'Ain't It Something, Hank Williams.'<p>By now, invoking the name of country music's most hallowed son, Hank Williams, is a surefire way to either establish your honky-tonk bonafides (if you're good), or …

What are you listening to this week?

<i>Listen to these songs and more on</i> The A.V. Club<i>’s Spotify playlist, updated weekly with what we’re listening to.</i><p><b>Jon Hopkins, “Emerald Rush”</b><p>With</i> …

The Best Albums Of 2018 (So Far)

With a track from each you can listen to right now<p>April<p>Daniel Avery - <i>Song for Alpha</i><p>The British DJ and producer's 2013 album <i>Drone Logic</i> was a mainstay on the dance music circuit, with remixes and reworks playing out in clubs ever since. His latest contribution is more mature and esoteric, featuring …

Black Lives Matter

10 Best New Songs of the Week: Sade, Anderson .Paak, Years & Years, Beach House

<i>Every week Vulture highlights the best new music. If the song is worthy of your ears and attention, you will find it here. Read our picks below,</i> …

Fast-rising artist Billie Eilish shows pop's future has arrived

A few days after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., 16-year-old singer-songwriter Billie Eilish recalled watching clips of young survivors organizing for gun control, just hours after nearly being killed in their classrooms. Eilish was deeply moved, but the reaction from certain sordid corners …

Nathaniel Rateliff Keeps Secrets For Himself On 'Tearing At The Seams'

Long before he was the leader of rock octet Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Nathaniel Rateliff was a kid in rural Missouri sneaking around listening to rock and roll. Rateliff remembers finding a Led Zeppelin tape out in a country barn and secretly listening to it over and over in his …

New Albums

Songs We Love: Anderson .Paak, "Til It's Over'

In music's saturated market place, an artist's ability to achieve the the element of surprise is increasingly hard to come by. But if we've learned anything about Anderson .Paak by now, it's that he has a penchant for unveiling his surprises in succession. After assuring fans earlier in the year …

Music

What We’re Listening To This Week

Lucy Dacus, the man who invented the power chord, and the wise jazz of Fred Hersch.<p>Lucy Dacus, “Night Shift”<p>“Historian,” the new album by the singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus, is smart but unpretentious, emotional but unsentimental, funny but seriously ambitious. The first track, “Night Shift,” is a …