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The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde Explains Controversial Rape Comments In Interview

The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde has come under fire recently for making controversal comments about rape. Asked about an excerpt from her new memoir, in which she details being forced to perform sexual acts on a member of a biker gang as a 21-year-old, she told the Sunday Times that the incident was …

Chrissie Hynde

Janet Jackson Shares New Song "Unbreakable"

Janet Jackson recently detailed Unbreakable, her first new album since 2008's Discipline; it's out October 2 via Rhythm Nation/BMG. A few months after dropping her single "No Sleeep" (feat. J. Cole), she's shared the title track in full. Listen to it below.

Janet Jackson

Jack White and Alison Mosshart's the Dead Weather Share Live Performance Video for "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)"

Jack White and the Kills' Alison Mosshart's band the Dead Weather are preparing to release Dodge and Burn, their first new album since 2010's Sea of Cowards (it's out Septenber 25). Today, they've shared a live performance video for the previously-shared single "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)". …

Jack White

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 …

Miguel Performs Acoustic Set in Michigan Living Room to Raise Awareness of Renters' Struggles

Miguel recently performed an acoustic concert in a Michigan family's living room for Make Room, a national campaign advocating on behalf of struggling renters. Below, watch him perform three songs: his hit single "Adorn", along with the Wildheart tracks "Coffee" and "What's Normal Anyway".

Before …

Living Rooms

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

Hot Chip have shared a remix of Florence and the Machine's "Queen of Peace", a track from her recent LP How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. Listen to it below.

Watch Hot Chip's full set at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2013:


Jack White's Third Man Records Teams With Impossible Project on Black-and-Yellow Polaroid Film

The Impossible Project is a company dedicated to preserving the art of Polaroid photography, manufacturing film and selling refurbished versions of the classic cameras. They've now teamed up with Jack White's Third Man Records to produce a limited run of Polaroid film that develops in black and …

Polaroid Photography

Rick Ross Drops Black Dollar Mixtape

This week, Rick Ross released several singles leading up to the release of his latest mixtape Black Dollar. It's out now, and it features guest spots from Future, Meek Mill, The-Dream, Gucci Mane, August Alsina, Anthony Hamilton, Wale, and more. Download it here and stream it and find the tracklist …

Rick Ross

Arcade Fire Record "Afterlife" With James Murphy in The Reflektor Tapes Preview

The Reflektor Tapes is the forthcoming Arcade Fire film directed by Kahlil Joseph that follows the band as they record 2013's Reflektor and tour the world. Last month, they released a series of trailers for the film.

Today, they shared another preview for the movie, in which the band is shown working …

James Murphy

Silver Jews' David Berman Reads Frank Stanford Poem for Jack White's Third Man Books

Jack White's Third Man Records has a publishing arm called Third Man Books. They recently released Hidden Water: From the Frank Stanford Archives—a collection of the late Southern poet's work. Today, Third Man have shared audio of Silver Jews frontman and poet David Berman reading an untitled poem …

Jack White

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Explore "Modern Sicknesses" in "Can't Keep Checking My Phone" Video

Unknown Mortal Orchestra have shared the video for "Can't Keep Checking My Phone", from this year's Multi-Love. Directed by Dimitri Basil, it cycles through a list of "strange modern sicknesses and phenomena," according to the band, such as Capgras syndrome (the delusion that a loved one has been …


Oneohtrix Point Never Shares "I Bite Through It"

Daniel Lopatin, aka Oneohtrix Point Never, has spent recent weeks teeing up his Garden of Delete LP with a series of video teasers. Now, he's shared a full track. It's called "I Bite Through It", and you can hear it below via Rolling Stone.

Garden of Delete is out November 13 via Warp.

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Prurient Remixes John Carpenter's "Purgatory"

Earlier this year, horror icon John Carpenter released his first non-soundtrack album, Lost Themes. On October 16, Lost Themes Remixed will arrive on vinyl via Sacred Bones. It collects reworks from Zola Jesus, Blanck Mass (Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power), Foetus' JG Thirlwell, ohGr, Bill …

John Carpenter

Lana Del Rey Clarifies Comments About Feminism in New James Franco Interview

Photo via James Franco's Instagram

Earlier this year, James Franco wrote "Shades of Cool", a poetic tribute to Lana Del Rey for V Magazine. Then, he reportedly completed a 100-page book called Flip-Side: Real And Imaginary Conversations With Lana Del Rey. (She doesn't expect it to come out.) Now, he's …

The Interview

El Vy (The National, Menomena) Share "I'm the Man to Be"

EL VY is the collaborative project of the National's Matt Berninger and Menomena/Ramona Falls' Brent Knopf. Ahead of their debut record Return to the Moon (out October 30), they've shared a new track called "I'm the Man to Be". You can hear it via Apple Music, or stream below via Spotify.

Watch the …

Schoolboy Q

Janet Jackson Details New Album Unbreakable

Janet Jackson has detailed Unbreakable, her first new album since 2008's Discipline. It's out October 2 via Rhythm Nation/BMG, and features the singles "No Sleeep" (feat. J. Cole) and "The Great Forever", as well as a Missy Elliott collab called "Burnitup!" That's the artwork above; scroll down for …

Janet Jackson

Chromatics Cover Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" For Ad Starring Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne

MANGO have launched their fall/winter 2015 line with an ad featuring Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. The soundtrack is Chromatics covering Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". Watch it below.

Chromatics' album Dear Tommy is due this year; no release date has been announced. Read our feature …

Cyndi Lauper

Empress Of Shares "How Do You Do It" Video, Covers Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold"

Empress Of, aka Lorely Rodriguez, will release her debut album Me on September 11 via Terrible. Today, she shared the music video for "How Do You Do It", which she says is a video that captures the life of a touring musician.

"On tour, I spend 23 hours of my day driving, flying, shaving my legs in …

Katy Perry

5-10-15-20: Dâm-Funk

Dâm-Funk: "Glyde 2nyte" [ft. Leon Sylvers II & IV] (via SoundCloud)

5-10-15-20 features people talking about the music that made an impact on them throughout their lives, five years at a time. In this edition, we spoke with 44-year-old modern funk guru Dâm-Funk, whose new album, Invite the Light,


Kelela Shares "Rewind", Reschedules Hallucinogen EP Release Date

Kelela has shared "Rewind", a new song from her upcoming Hallucinogen EP, a six-track offering bridging her debut mixtape Cut 4 Me and her forthcoming debut LP. The song, which premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show, can be checked out below. The EP was originally due May 5, but it's been rescheduled …

Pitchfork Music Festival

Panasonic to Relaunch Technics Turntable Line

Panasonic has announced plans to revive its Technics turntable line, which was discontinued in 2010 after a multi-decade run DJs' go-to choice. The announcement was made during a press conference at IFA, a trade show in Berlin focused on consumer electronics, as Wired reports. That's a prototype of …


Garbage Announce Debut Album 20th Anniversary Reissue, Tour Playing LP in Full

Garbage are reissuing their self-titled debut album to mark its 20th anniversary. Re-mastered from the original analog tapes, the reissue features remixes and previously unreleased alternate versions, which they're calling "G-sides". CD and digital versions of the album arrive October 2, and on …


Swans Detail Live Album The Gate, Michael Gira Will Paint a Portrait of You to Raise Money for New LP

In July, Swans announced that they were working on The Gate, a live album that'll serve as a fundraiser for the band's next studio LP—the final album to be recorded with their current lineup. (Their 2016 tour will also be this current incarnation's final trek.)

Today, Swans have detailed The Gate, …


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

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.

Jamie also made a Carnival-inspired mix for BBC Radio 1xtra, which …


Stromae Surprises, Confuses New York Pedestrians With "Papaoutai" Performances in New Video

Belgian artist Stromae is a huge star in Europe who has been remixed by Kanye West (and performed with him at Coachella) and appeared on a track on the last Hunger Games soundtrack with Lorde, Haim, Pusha T, and Q-Tip. Madonna is also a fan.

Stromae first gained popularity through his homemade …

Janelle Monáe

Elliott Smith Film Heaven Adores You Soundtrack Coming Soon, Features Unreleased Music

Heaven Adores You, the documentary film about the late Elliott Smith, featured a bunch of previously unreleased Smith music. Some of that music will make its way onto the film's soundtrack, which is coming later this year. Film producer (and Smith friend) Kevin Moyer has shared a statement about …


Neko Case to Release Discography Box Set Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule

On November 13 via Anti- Records, Neko Case will release a vinyl box set that compiles her entire solo discography. Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule features eight records remastered from their original analog tape and pressed on 180 gram vinyl. It also comes packaged with an 80-page photo book, a vinyl …

Neko Case

Battles Share New Track "FF Bada"

On September 18, Battles will release La Di Da Di, their instrumental follow-up to 2011's Gloss Drop. Today, following lead single "The Yabba", they've shared "FF Bada". Check it out above.

Watch Battles perform "Futura" at Pitchfork Music Festival:

Real Estate's Martin Courtney Announces Solo Album Many Moons, Shares "Northern Highway" Video

Real Estate's Martin Courtney will release his debut solo album Many Moons October 30 on Domino. It features the previously shared "Vestiges", as well as "Northern Highway", the video for which can be watched below. Directed by Rob Hatch-Miller and Puloma Basu, it was filmed in upstate New York.


Real Estate

Cat Power Discusses Role in New Janis Joplin Doc

Cat Power, aka Chan Marshall, is the narrator of Janis, a forthcoming documentary about Janis Joplin. In the film, Marshall reads letters the late singer wrote her family, an experience she's discussed in a new interview with NME.

"To be asked to read letters was intimate," she said. "They were all …

Cat Power