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Fetty Wap was the musical guest on the latest "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". He performed "Trap Queen" with the Roots behind him—a great performance from the 24-year-old Jersey MC and another potent reminder that the Roots are very good at what they do.
Earlier tonight, Drake showed up on the …Tonight Show
In the past couple years, Drake has co-signed new artists by dropping guest verses on their songs. (Notable examples: iLoveMakonnen and Migos.) Now, he's given his latest stamp of approval. The official remix of Fetty Wap's "My Way" features a Drake verse. That's it above.
Read our "Rising" …Drake
Late last year, Lil B hinted that he and Frank Ocean were making music together. While it's unclear if any musical collaboration between the two men will ever surface, one thing's been confirmed: Lil B will be featured in Ocean's forthcoming magazine.
Nabil Elderkin shared an Instagram photo of Lil …Music Blogs
Perfect Pussy singer Meredith Graves has released a new solo track called "Took the Ghost to the Movies"; listen below. It's part of a split-7'' with Kevin Devine, an inclusion in the vinyl-only subscription series Devinyl Splits. That'll be out on May 26.
Watch Perfect Pussy's set from Pitchfork …Music Blogs
Perfect Pussy singer Meredith Graves has released a new solo track called "Took a Ghost to the Movies"; listen below. It's part of a split-7'' with Kevin Devine, an inclusion in the vinyl-only subscription series Devinyl Splits. That'll be out on May 26.
Watch Perfect Pussy's set from Pitchfork Music …Music Blogs
Mikal Cronin's new album MCIII is out today. After performing "Turn Around" on "Conan", he's now shared a proper video for the song. It's a shot-for-shot remake of Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" video that features comedians Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler, who also directed. It was made through …Kristen Schaal
Dominick Fernow has been releasing music as Prurient for almost 20 years; when I last interviewed him for Show No Mercy nearly a decade ago, he was already a scene veteran with a number of monikers and guises. Since that time, he’s branched out from a pure-noise approach, and the past few years …Noise
Yesterday, Vince Staples put out a new song called "Señorita", the first single from his new album. Now, Staples' formal debut album has a title: Summertime '06. The record, which was executive produced by No I.D., is out June 30 on Blacksmith/Artium/Def Jam.
Read our Rising interview with Staples …Music Blogs
Matt Mondanile, probably best known as a member of Real Estate, makes records under the name Ducktails. This summer, he'll follow up 2013's The Flower Lane with St. Catherine. It's out July 24 via Domino. Check out the lead single "Headbanging in the Mirror", which features James Ferraro, above.
The …Music Blogs
Today's Google Doodle features a tribute to the pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly, who would have been 151 years old today. The animation features a short original song by Karen O, the first to be written for a Google Doodle. "Oh, Nellie, take us all around the world and break those rules …Google
Shamir heads to the Joshua Tree desert in his new video for "Darker", taken from the Vegas native's forthcoming album Rachet (out May 19 in North America and May 18 everywhere else via XL). Director Anthony Sylvester's cinematography skews epic; according to a press release, he filmed the swooping, …Music Blogs
Two years ago, Mikal Cronin was the musical guest on "Conan" where he performed a track from MCII. Last night, he did a song from MCIII, which is out this week. Watch him perform "Turn Around" below.
Read our new interview with Cronin.
Watch Cronin perform "See It My Way" at Pitchfork Music Festival:Music Blogs
On Friday, Blur performed a free show at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg, their first NYC concert in 16 years. Now, video has emerged from the show. Watch the band do their Magic Whip track "Ghost Ship" and their 1997 hit "Song 2" below.
Read "Britpop Is Dead", Kristen Yoonsoo Kim's piece on …Williamsburg
On Friday, Blur performed a free show at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg, their first NYC concert in 16 years. Now, video has emerged from the show. Watch the band do their Magic Whip track "Ghost Ships" and their 1997 hit "Song 2" below.
Read "Britpop Is Dead", Kristen Yoonsoo Kim's piece on …New York
With its themes of bad-boy reckoning and ornate excess, Giorgio Moroder and Sia's video for "Déjà Vu" – the title track from Giorgio Moroder's forthcoming LP, out June 12 – could be considered a corollary to Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" video. This time, however the protagonist isn't courting just …Giorgio Moroder
Lat week, Blur made their first U.S. television appearance in 15 years on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", performing a rendition of "Ong Ong" from this year's The Magic Whip. Now, they've shared a video from backstage, where the band played an acoustic version of "Tender" (from 1999's …Jimmy Fallon
Earlier today, the Chemical Brothers shared a song called "Go"—a Q-Tip collaboration from their forthcoming album Born in the Echoes. Now, they've shared a video for the track that was directed by Michel Gondry, featuring a procession of synchronized dancers. Check it out below. The song premiered …Michel Gondry
Ride have extended their current tour to include a slate of U.S. dates, beginning September 17 in Washington, D.C. Since reuniting last year, the band has played a number of festival and Europe dates. Check out their full itinerary below.
05-08 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
05-10 Atlanta, GA - …Music Blogs
Long Beach rapper Vince Staples has shared a new song called "Señorita". You can listen to it at Los Angeles Leakers. It was produced by Christian Rich, and will be available via iTunes at midnight EST.
Read our Rising interview with Staples here.
Watch him do "Blue Suede" at Pitchfork's SXSW party:Music Blogs
Last year, Pitchfork's film-focused sister site The Dissolve ran a feature called "The ongoing failure of the PG-13 rating". Today, they've shared an animated companion piece to that feature, "A Brief History of PG-13". Learn how Gremlins and Temple of Doom gave the rating its start and how Once …Animated Movies
Blur have shared The Magic Whip: Made In Hong Kong, a thirty-minute documentary detailing their first album in twelve years, The Magic Whip. It features footage of the band recording standout tracks like "Go Out", as well as interviews with all four members on the album's sound and creation. As a nod …Movies
This fall, Kraftwerk are getting ready for another tour featuring their 3-D concert spectacle. They're hitting theaters across North America—find those dates below.
Read Jenn Pelly's report from their 2012 MoMA show.
09-16 Edmonton, Alberta - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Metz's new album Metz II arrives today internationally (tomorrow in the U.S.) via Sub Pop. To mark the occasion, they've shared a gritty visual for "The Swimmer". Directed by Scott Cudmore, the video uses jerky, GIF-like camerawork to tell the story of a Tommy Wiseau-resemblant slacker whose baptism …Music Blogs
After a jury ruled that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.'s hit song "Blurred Lines" had copied Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up", Thicke and Williams' lawyer implied that the decision would be appealed. Billboard reports that the "Blurred Lines" team are pushing for a new trial.
In a new …Robin Thicke
A couple months ago, Kanye West announced that the name of his next album would be So Help Me God. Not anymore.
It's not the first time West has changed his mind on an album's title. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was initially called Good Ass Job.
Here's his BRIT Awards performance of "All …Kanye West
Lauryn Hill was set to perform in Lagos, Nigeria, but due to travel issues, she and her band were unable to make the trip. As an apology, she shared a video with a promise that they'll make it to Nigeria for a make-up concert. Then, she did an acoustic rendition of "Doo Wop (That Thing)" on her …Lauryn Hill
Mutual Benefit's great debut album Love's Crushing Diamond came out in 2013, and as the world awaits the follow-up, Jordan Lee has shared a new song. He performed "Not for Nothing" for Philadelphia non-profit Weathervane Music's Shaking Through web series. Listen above, download it for free here, …New Music
Last year, Miguel released a three-song EP featuring a new song called "Coffee". That song just got a new, extended edition and an official release. It's longer and it features a guest verse from Wale. Listen below via MissInfo.tv.
Miguel's new album is reportedly titled Wild Heart.
Watch Miguel play …Music Blogs