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Stephen Colbert Pays Tribute To Letterman, Makes 'Late Show' His Own

If there was a moment that best summed up the inspired, surprising and sometimes uneven nature of Stephen Colbert's debut as host of CBS' <i>Late Show</i> last night, it came toward the program's end.<p>That's when Colbert, known for his willingness to croon a tune or two, jumped on stage to belt out a …

The Late Show

Songs We Love: Iron & Wine, 'Albuquerque'

Digging into a musician's early, unreleased material is a little like looking at a loved one's old family photos—if you're lucky, you gain a greater understanding of the person in the pictures. Such is the case of Iron & Wine fans that explore Sam Beam's <i>Archive Series</i> of DIY recordings, a glimpse …

Soul Music

Songs We Love: Kelela, 'Rewind'

"Rewind," the latest track from new-wave R&B fave Kelela, hasn't become any less addictive since it debuted a week ago. The most recent offering from the D.C.-bred, LA-based singer, and the lead track from her newest EP <i>Hallucinogen</i>, would fit seamlessly on 1996's <i>So So Def Bass All-Stars</i>, an …

Los Angeles

Lindi Ortega On World Cafe

Going into Lindi Ortega's performance at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, we already knew that the Toronto country singer's new album, <i>Faded</i><i>Gloryville,</i> was full of great songwriting. What we <i>weren't</i> prepared for? How tight and roadworthy her band is. Listen to this fantastic performance of some of …

New Albums

Jamie xx Performs "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" Remix With Kranium and Assassin

<i>Photo by Erez Avissar</i><p>During a set at Red Bull's party during London's Notting Hill Carnival, Jamie xx performed Dre Skull's dancehall remix of "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" live, accompanied by Kranium and Assassin. You can watch a video below.<p>Jamie also made a Carnival-inspired mix for …

Music Festivals

Hot Chip Remix Florence and the Machine's Song "Queen of Peace"

<i>Photo by Erez Avissar</i><p>Hot Chip have shared a remix of Florence and the Machine's "Queen of Peace", a track from her recent LP <i>How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful</i>. Listen to it below.<p>Watch Hot Chip's full set at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2013:

Florence and the Machine

Dâm-Funk and Nite Jewel Share New Nite-Funk Song "Can U Read Me?"

Dâm-Funk and Nite Jewel have teamed up once again as Nite-Funk. In 2010, they released a song titled "Am I Gonna Make It". Today, they've dropped another new jam: "Can U Read Me?", also made in collaboration with Cole M.G.N. (who's worked with Ariel Pink in the past). Listen to it above via Gorilla …

Documentaries

St. Vincent Returns to Texas, Sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" in Short Documentary

St. Vincent recently paid a visit to her home state of Texas to shoot a short documentary for Nowness. In the clip, directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz, Annie Clark reads a reflective voiceover and explores a deserted country track, climbing rocks and playing acoustic guitar. Then, she sings "The …

Documentaries

Duran Duran Stream New Album Paper Gods

Duran Duran's new album, <i>Paper Gods</i>, is out September 11 via Warner Bros. Records. Today, they've made the whole thing available to stream. Listen below.<p><i>Paper Gods</i> includes the single "Pressure Off" featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers, as well as collaborations with Mark Ronson, Kiesza, Mr. …

Duran Duran

Neon Indian, Speedy Ortiz, Empress Of, More to Play Pitchfork Music Festival Paris Opening Night

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris returns to Grande Halle de La Villette from October 29-31. Today, we're happy to announce our Opening Night parties, presented by Greenroom, which kick things off on Tuesday, October 27. Three venues, located close to each other in the 11th arrondissement, will host a …

Music Festivals

Lana Del Rey Previews Honeymoon Tracks "Music to Watch Boys To" and "Freak"

Lana Del Rey's new album, <i>Honeymoon</i>, is out September 18. Today, she previewed two of the album's songs, "Freak" and "Music to Watch Boys To", in a video that also includes snippets of the previously released "High by the Beach" and "Terrence Loves You". The video features heavily filtered footage …

Lana Del Rey

Soulwax Remix Tame Impala's "Let It Happen"

Soulwax have remixed Tame Impala's <i>Currents</i> single "Let it Happen". The new take premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show today; listen to it below.<p>Read our feature on Tame Impala.<p>Watch Tame Impala's video for "Let It Happen":

Tame Impala

Nils Frahm "Covers" John Cage's "4'33"" in New Video From Late Night Tales Mix

Nils Frahm has shared a video for his "cover" of John Cage's "4'33"" from his <i>Late Night Tales</i> mix, out September 11. Cage's piece famously calls for its performer to sit silently for four minutes and 33 seconds, but Frahm actually plays something. Ste Hinde directed the video at Frahm's Berlin home …

Electronic Music

Arcade Fire Perform Reflektor Outtake "Get Right" in The Reflektor Tapes Preview

Arcade Fire have offered a few glimpses at their forthcoming film <i>The Reflektor Tapes</i>, which was directed by Kahlil Joseph. Today, they've got another new clip, which shows them performing the <i>Reflektor</i> outtake "Get Right" while Win Butler and Régine Chassagne discuss their early performances. Find …

Arcade Fire

Julia Holter Explores a Picturesque Seaside in "Sea Calls Me Home" Video

On September 25, Julia Holter releases her new album, <i>Have You in My Wilderness</i>. Having shared "Feel You", she recently offered "Sea Calls Me Home", a song about "the scary wonder in discovering freedom." Today, the track has a beautiful video. Directed by Claire Marie Vogel, it sees Holter explore …

Music Festivals

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