João Miranda

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Strand of Oaks covers Ryan Adams’ “My Wrecking Ball” — listen

Philadelphia’s WXPN has been having various artists cover the radio station’s favorite music of 2014. The most recent contribution comes from …

Paramore Feat. Joy Williams, 'Hate To See Your Heart Break'

Singing with a friend is a uniquely compelling experience. It's like speaking in a language that's both simplified and enhanced, making deeper communication instantly possible. Hayley Williams and Joy Williams, not related though they share a last name, have been friends for more than a dozen …

We listen to sad music to feel nostalgic

If sadness is an unpleasant emotion, then why are we at times so drawn to sad music? By <b>Dan Ruderman</b><p>In a recent study Liila Taruffi and Stefan Koelsch …

We Forced Idris Elba to Listen to Run the Jewels, Young Fathers, Skepta, and More

Unsurprisingly, the British actor—or as you probably know him, Stringer Bell from 'The Wire'—has great taste in music.<p>Idris Elba is best known for acting. Acting hard, acting cool, and acting like someone your partner would leave you for quicker than you can say <i>Pacific Rim.</i><p>He’s recognized as being …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Murder By Death announce new album, Big Dark Love, plus US tour

Indiana rockers Murder By Death will release their latest album, <i>Big Dark Love</i>, on February 3rd via Bloodshot Records. The band’s seventh album to …

Marcus Mumford, Jim James, Elvis Costello, and Johnny Depp reimagine Bob Dylan lyrics on The New Basement Tapes — listen

An all-star contingency of folk rockers recently convened to create music for two dozen newly discovered lyrics written by Bob Dylan. Ahead of its …

José González Shares "Every Age" Video

<i>Photo by Malin Johansson</i><p>José González will release <i>Vestiges & Claws</i>, his first solo album since 2007's <i>In Our Nature</i>, on February 17 of next year. Now, he's shared the video for "Every Age". Directed by Simon Morris and Chris Higham, it's shot from the perspective of a camera that's launched into …

Father John Misty Announces I Love You, Honeybear, Performs "Bored in the USA" on "Letterman"

Father John Misty—the former Fleet Foxes member Josh Tillman—has announced the follow-up to his great 2012 album <i>Fear Fun.</i> <i>I Love You, Honeybear</i> is out February 9 in Europe via Bella Union and February 10 everywhere else via Sub Pop. That's the amazing artwork above.<p>Below, watch him perform the album …

Electronic Music

Father John Misty announces new album, I Love You, Honeybear, previews first track on Letterman

On Monday night, Father John Misty’s J. Tillman appeared on <i>the Late Show with David</i> <i>Letterman</i> to announce the release and premiere the first taste of …

PREMIERE - Here's Wild Beasts' Video for "Palace"

A fittingly cinematic and David Lynch-level strange video<p>We're super excited to premiere the video for Wild Beasts' latest single "Palace"—a song that we initially thought was at least 93% about love and exploring the body of a new lover, but it turns out it's entirely about singer Hayden's dark …

Movies

Why Is Swedish Pop so Damn Good?

Elliphant, NONONO, and Kate Boy weigh in.<p>Sweden’s storied musical history is one that goes far beyond platinum pixie queens, slick producers, or EDM breakout wunderkinds. It might be small, but the Scandinavian nation has proven for decades that it’s damn good at making pop music. This is a super …

Sweden