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Watch Aesop Rock’s New Video “Get Out of the Car”

Aesop Rock has dropped a new video for “Get Out of the Car,” a track off his 2016 album <i>The Impossible Kid</i>. Directed by frequent collaborator Rob Shaw and featuring illustrations by Coro, the song and video are a tribute to Aesop’s friend Camu Tao — the rapper passed away nine years ago today after …

Equiknoxx Are Saving Dancehall by Making It Weird Again

Over the last 10 years or so, the Jamaican production duo Equiknoxx has crafted breakout hits for dancehall artists like Busy Signal (“Step Out”) and Aidonia (“Hundred Stab”), but only one of their riddims—2010’s Jim Screechie—reached that coveted state of dancehall saturation where the beat itself …

Essential Stop Blocks with Bob Van Dyke

First Watch: L.A. Salami, 'Going Mad As The Street Bins'

Lookman Adekunle Salami, or L.A. Salami, is a British songwriter and singer whose poetry channels the fierceness I first heard in Bob Dylan's <i>Highway 61 Revisited</i>, but with a prowess found in today's best hip-hop. You can hear that in the song "Going Mad As The Street Bins," which reflects the …

Salami

Raising The Dead: Hear A Song From Bob Weir's First Album In A Decade

When Jerry Garcia died unexpectedly in August 1995, his Grateful Dead bandmate Bob Weir went right back out on the road to deal with the loss of his friend.<p>They met when Weir was 17 and Garcia was an older-and-wiser 22. For three decades, they'd perfected a rhythm-and-lead-guitar tandem that …

Music

Songs We Love: Harari, 'Party'

If I had to choose a favorite slice of the recorded-music reissue boom that the internet's kick-started in this globalization-of-culture era, it would undoubtedly be the expanded market of older records and sounds from Africa, especially its various synthesizer and disco exports of the 1970s and …

Synthesizers

Shit Worth Seeing During NXNE 2015

Check out our day-by-day picks to get your NXNE off to the right start.<p>Starting today, NXNE officially gets underway! With so many acts to choose from for the five day SXSW compatriot, it can be difficult to discern which acts are worthy of your attention. That's why Noisey Canada has tried to plan …

2014 Readers Poll Results

The Pitchfork/Dissolve Readers Poll features your picks for the best (and worst) in the world of music and film. Below, you'll find the musical half 2014 Readers Poll results, including your choices for Top Albums and Top Tracks, along with Most Underrated and Overrated Albums, Best Videos, Best …

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2013

These are the albums we loved the most this year. In what we've written about each one below, you can see what we felt should be rewarded, what shook us up and what sucked us in over the 12 months of 2013.<p>Not every one of the 22 different people with bylines here agree on which albums did any of …

The First End-Of-The-Year Mashup Of 2013 Is Here And It's Pretty Darn Great

Why listen to one song when you can listen to 68 of them mashed together?<p>Anna Kendrick – "Cups (When I'm Gone)"<p>Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie – "This Is What It Feels Like"<p>A$AP Rocky feat. Skrillex, Birdy Nam Nam – "Wild For The Night"<p>Avicii – "Wake Me Up"<p>Avril Lavigne – "Here's To Never …

Pop Music

The 100 Hottest Records of 2013, according to BBC Radio’s Zane Lowe

When we called Zane Lowe the most important DJ in radio, it was no mere feat of hyperbole. His evening show on BBC Radio 1 is a musical Mecca, …

First Listen: 'The Pedrito Martinez Group'

Pedrito Martinez has earned the right to brag a little: He's among the world's best Afro-Latin hand percussionists, appearing on more than 100 recordings in the last 15 years. But "La Habana," from his band's new self-titled album, states an especially bold claim. "Nadie conoce La Habana mejor que …

Question Of The Week: What Was The Last Record You Obsessed Over?

<i>Earlier this week, we asked you to tell us about the last record you obsessed over. The response made for fabulous reading so now it's time to hear some of your obsessions. We made a little playlist for you on Rdio and Spotify. Enjoy!</i><p><i>Thanks again to everyone who submitted a song. As always, you can</i> …