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Joe Budden: Drake Set $10,000 Challenge for 25 Diss Tracks

Joe Budden has been releasing a series of diss tracks aimed at Drake, and recently, Budden promised that he had at least 20 more on the way. Apparently, Drake is holding Budden to that promise. In an interview with ESPN Radio’s “Be Honest With Cari Champion,” Budden read some DMs he received from …

Joe Budden

Motown-Themed Animated Series Coming to Netflix

Netflix has ordered a new Motown-themed animated series that will be soundtracked by the label’s hits, <i>Variety</i> reports. The unnamed project will follow an 8-year-old boy named Ben through a city called Motown where he discovers he can bring street art to life. The series is helmed by writer/director …


Netflix’s “Stranger Things” Soundtrack Announced

“Stranger Things” is the latest Netflix original series to capture the public attention. Set in 1983, it tells the story of a small town in Indiana where a young boy mysteriously goes missing. It features a score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, who are a part of the Austin band S U R V I V E. …


Biosphere Announces New Album Departed Glories, Shares New Song: Listen

Biosphere (aka Geir Jenssen) has just announced his latest album, <i>Departed Glories,</i> out September 23 via Smalltown Supersound. The album’s <i></i>17 tracks were “constructed from hundreds of snippets of Eastern European and Russian folk music recordings,” according to a press release. He was also inspired …

New Music

Questlove Fires Back at Bill O’Reilly’s Slavery Comments

On Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention, which is taking place this week in Philadelphia. During her speech, she spoke movingly about the country's history, remarking, “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters, …


The Cure Co-Founder Lol Tolhurst Announces New Memoir Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys

The Cure co-founder and former drummer Laurence “Lol” Tolhurst has announced a new memoir, <i>Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys</i>. The book comes out October 11 on Da Capo Press. It tells the story of Tolhurst’s career with the Cure, which ran from the band’s 1976 formation until he left in 1989. …


Radiohead‘s “Burn the Witch” Soundtracks BBC Trailer: Watch

“The Secret Agent” is a new BBC One miniseries based on a Joseph Conrad novel of the same name. The 40-second trailer finds the protagonist (played by Toby Jones) seeking an explosive for a secret plan, and it’s soundtracked by an appropriately ominous song: Radiohead’s <i>A Moon Shaped Pool</i> single …


Broken Social Scene perform "KC Accidental" | Pitchfork Music Festival 2016

Broken Social Scene perform "7/4 (Shoreline)" | Pitchfork Music Festival 2016

Touché Amoré - "Palm Dreams" (Official Music Video) | Pitchfork

Woods perform "Moving to the Left" | Pitchfork Music Festival 2016

Woods perform "Sun City Creeps" | Pitchfork Music Festival 2016

Salt-n-Pepa, Biz Markie, En Vogue Playing ’90s Nostalgia Crystal Pepsi Event

Yesterday, the Democratic Party formally nominated Hillary Clinton as its candidate for president, the same thing the party first did for her husband back in 1992. Also in ’92, Pepsi launched its short-lived Crystal Pepsi. Just like the Democratic Party, Pepsi is bringing the ’90s back when Crystal …


Listen to Jlin's New Song “Downtown”

Adult Swim has just shared “Downtown” by Jlin, the latest release from this summer's Singles Program. You can listen to “Downtown” below via Pigeons and Planes. In previous weeks, they've shared songs from DJ Paypal, D∆WN(aka Dawn Richard), VHÖL, Clark, Ryan Hemsworth, Elysia Crampton, and Blanck …

New Music

D.A.R.K. (The Smiths/The Cranberries) Share New Song “Gunfight”: Listen

D.A.R.K. is a project from Andy Rourke (the Smiths' bassist), Dolores O'Riordan (frontwoman of the Cranberries), and the DJ Olé Koretsky. In the last few months, they've shared two singles (“Curvy” and “Loosen the Noose”) from their upcoming debut, <i>Science Agrees,</i> out September 9 via Cooking Vinyl. …

New Music

The National / Menomena Project Pfarmers Announce New Album, Share New Track: Listen

Pfarmers—the band made up of Menomena’s Danny Seim, the National’s Bryan Devendorf, and Dave Nelson—have announced their new album, a follow-up to last year’s <i>Gunnera</i>. It’s called <i>Our Puram</i> and it’s out August 12 via Joyful Noise. The album was written while Seim was moving from Portland to …

New Music

Listen to Nas and Erykah Badu's New Song “This Bitter Land”

<i>The Land</i> is an independent film featuring Erykah Badu, Michael K. Williams ("The Wire," "Boardwalk Empire"), and Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly. It's directed by Steven Caple Jr. and executive produced by Nas, and premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Music Festival. Today, Nas and Badu …

Erykah Badu

The Radio Dept. Return With New Album Running Out of Love

Swedish pop group the Radio Dept. released their third album <i>Clinging to a Scheme</i> in 2010. Since then, they released the 2011 compilation <i>Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010</i>, as well as handful of new tracks like “Death to Fascism” (2014) and “This Repeated Sodomy” (2015). Now, they have announced …


Watch Woods Perform at Pitchfork Music Festival 2016

Woods were on hand during this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago's Union Park. Check out two songs from the band’s performance: “Sun City Creeps” (from their new album <i>City Sun Eater in the River of Light</i>) and “Moving to the Left” (from <i>With Light and With Love</i>). This video was brought to …


Watch Broken Social Scene Perform at Pitchfork Music Festival 2016

Broken Social Scene performed at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago's Union Park. Below, watch the band perform two songs: “7/4 Shoreline” (from <i>Broken Social Scene</i>) and “KC Accidental” (from <i>You Forgot It in People</i>). The band are currently working on a new album. This video was brought …


Watch the Strokes Perform “Threat of Joy” on “Kimmel”

The Strokes were the musical guests on last night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” They performed “Threat of Joy” from their recently released <i>Future Present Past EP</i>. Watch the performance below.


How to Dress Well Announces New Album Care, Shares “Lost Youth / Lost You”

Tom Krell has announced a new album as How to Dress Well called <i>Care.</i> The follow-up to 2014’s <i>“What Is This Heart?”</i> is out September 23 via Weird World / Domino. The album features co-production from Jack Antonoff, Dre Skull, CFCF, and Kara-Lis Coverdale. Its announcement is accompanied by the new …

New Music

The Album Leaf Detail New Album Between Waves, Announce Reissues

The Album Leaf, the group led by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jimmy LaValle, recently announced a new album called <i>Between Waves</i>. After their 2012 collaboration with Mark Kozelek and LaValle’s <i>Ovarian Psycos</i> score, it’s the group’s first release as a band since 2010’s Sub Pop LP <i>A Chorus of</i> …


Lee “Scratch” Perry Announces New Album Must Be Free

Lee “Scratch” Perry has announced a new album, his first on his own since 2014’s <i>Back on the Controls</i>. It’s out September 23, and features Subatomic Sound System, the Groovematist, and Phlobi. Below, check out the tracklist and cover art, as well as a short documentary shot for Intel’s Great Big …


Burial and Zomby Team Up For “Sweetz”: Listen

Burial and Zomby have shared their collaboration “Sweetz,” taken from Zomby's forthcoming fourth studio album <i>Ultra.</i> The entire thing is available to be previewed in fragments on Juno Music (via GvB). Listen to it below. <i>Ultra</i> marks Zomby's first full-length release since <i>With You</i> in 2013. It features …


clipping. Announce New Album, Share “Baby Don’t Sleep” Video: Watch

Back in June, clipping.—the L.A. experimental hip-hop trio of rapper Daveed Diggs (Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in <i>Hamilton</i>) and producers William Huston and Jonathan Snipes—released an EP called <i>Wriggle.</i> Now, they've announced a new album called <i>Splendor & Misery</i>. The follow-up to 2014’s</i> …

New Music

Morrissey Announces World Tour

Earlier this year, Morrissey announced plans to play one date in the UK (following his announcement that he would no longer be performing in the UK) and headline Riot Fest in Chicago. It’s now been revealed that Moz has plans to embark on a tour across the world. He’ll hit theaters in the United …


Alicia Keys Performance Introduces Hillary Clinton at DNC: Watch

Tonight, following speeches from Bill Clinton and Meryl Streep, an Alicia Keys performance closed out the second night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. She performed “Superwoman,” and then she called for unity among Sanders and Clinton supporters before performing her new …

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Radiohead Perform “Let Down” for First Time in a Decade: Watch

During their tour behind <i>A Moon Shaped Pool</i>, Radiohead have been delivering rare performances of songs from across their discography. Tonight was their first date in the United States of the tour and the first of two shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden. During their set, they performed their <i>OK</i> …


Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Angel Olsen Announce Mekons Tribute Album

In 2012, Bonnie “Prince” Billy and his band covered Mekons songs during their shows. That band—Angel Olsen, Emmett Kelly (the Cairo Gang), Ben Boye, Van Campbell, Danny Kiely—have recorded a Mekons covers album under the name Chivalrous Amoekons. <i>Fanatic Voyage</i> is out September 16 via Sea Note. The …