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FKA Twigs Creating New Short Films in Front of Audience

FKA twigs has announced a seven-day residency at Manchester's Old Granada Studios, as part of the Manchester International Festival, as the BBC points out. During the residency, she'll create seven short films; audience members will watch the process take place in small groups, much like PJ …


Of Montreal to Release Live Album Snare Lustrous Doomings on Record Store Day

Of Montreal will release a live album, Snare Lustrous Doomings, on Record Store Day via Polyvinyl. The yellow and orange double LP will be limited to 3000 copies, and includes a color booklet of tour photos.

The 19-song, 90-plus-minute collection features material from across Of Montreal's …


Earl Sweatshirt, Future Islands' Sam Herring Team on "Play It Cool" by Gangrene (The Alchemist + Oh No)

The Alchemist and Oh No make music as Gangrene. They've announced a new album, The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos, which is inspired by the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack. They've also shared the first single, "Play It Cool", which features Earl Sweatshirt and Future Islands' …

Earl Sweatshirt

Jay Electronica Shares "Road to Perdition"

Jay Electronica has shared "Road to Perdition", a song which leaked online earlier today. It features a sample of Jay-Z's "Success" from American Gangster. Hear it above.

There is still no word on Jay Electronica's forever-forthcoming album; this is the first track Electronica has shared since last …

Jay Electronica

The War on Drugs Extend Tour

The War on Drugs are currently on tour in support of last year's Lost in the Dream. Now, they've added more dates to their schedule. Check out the updated itinerary below. It includes many dates with Hop Along.

Read our recent feature on the War on Drugs, Inside Man.

The War on Drugs:

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War on Drugs

The Replacements Reissuing Entire Catalog as Eight-Disc Box Set

Between the free-jazz compositions and their forthcoming North American tour (their first in 25 years, natch), the Replacements have been staying active lately. Since reuniting in 2013, they've played a handful of shows, fueling rumors of a new album in the process.

Today, the Replacments have …

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Caribou Performs "Can't Do Without You" and "Back Home" on "Last Call with Carson Daly"

Caribou swung by "Last Call with Carson Daly" last night to perform their Our Love tracks "Can't Do Without You" and "Back Home". Watch video of the performances below.

Read our 5-10-15-20 with Caribou.

"Can't Do Without You":

"Back Home":

Watch Caribou's full set at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris:

Carson Daly

Caribou Performs "Can't Do Without You" and "Back Home" on Carson Daly

Caribou swung by the Carson Daly Show last night to perform their Our Love tracks "Can't Do Without You" and "Back Home". Watch video of the performances below.

Read our 5-10-15-20 with Caribou.

"Can't Do Without You":

"Back Home":

Watch Caribou's full set at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris:

Carson Daly

Jack White Pays $300,000 for First Elvis Recording, Reissuing It on Record Store Day

Jack White has revealed in an interview with Billboard that he was the mysterious bidder on the first vinyl record ever cut by Elvis, which recently sold for $300,000. The record in question featured covers of "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" that were recorded in 1953. In the …

Jack White

Sleater-Kinney Selling Janet Weiss Drumsticks To Use With Drumless Version of “Bury Our Friends”

In the midst of a tour in support of their recent album No Cities to Love, Sleater-Kinney have announced that they are selling Limited Edition Janet Weiss drumsticks that come with a free download of a drumless version of Sleater-Kinney's "Bury Our Friends", which you can play along with at home.

The …


Zane Lowe Airs Final BBC Radio 1 Show

After over a decade as a DJ, Zane Lowe is leaving BBC Radio 1 to join Apple. Today, his final radio show aired. Listen to the full two-hour show here.

Lowe and his co-workers spent the program swapping stories and playing the records that moved them most from the past 12 years, such as Arctic …


Chromatics Share "I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around"

Chromatics have shared "I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around", a cut from the forthcoming Dear Tommy. Listen to it above.

Previously, they shared "Just Like You". A formal release date hasn't been announced by their label, Italians Do It Better.

Ryan Adams and Natalie Prass Cover "She's Like the Wind" From Dirty Dancing

Ryan Adams and Natalie Prass are on the road together in the UK, where they've been staging duets. (Adams has also covered Prass' "Your Fool"). Earlier this week in Cork, Ireland, the duo joined forces to cover Patrick Swayze's "She's Like the Wind" from Dirty Dancing. Watch it below via SPIN.

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Ryan Adams

Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Back on the Market

Kurt Cobain's childhood home in Aberdeen, Washington, is back on the market. Back in 2013, Cobain's mother Wendy O'Connor and sister Kim Cobain attempted to sell the property for $500,000, in hopes of selling it to someone who would turn it into a museum. They didn't succeed, and now, the house is …

Kurt Cobain

Articles: Views From the 6: Inside Drake's Toronto

Toronto contains multitudes: rivers of asphalt underneath a rapidly expanding skyline, old neighborhoods increasingly run over by latte peddlers and yoga studios, an immense shoreline studded with beaches and bluffs, leafy avenues and massive suburban manors—all lit by a harmonious orange sodium …


Action Bronson and Mark Ronson Go Behind the Scenes of "Baby Blue" Recording

Earlier this week, Action Bronson released his latest single, "Baby Blue", featuring Chance the Rapper. Now, he has shared a "making of" video for the song, which features producer Mark Ronson, Zane Lowe (who co-wrote the chorus), and Action Bronson hammering it out in the studio. Watch it below. …

Mark Ronson

Mars Volta/At the Drive-In Offshoot Antemasque Accused of Throwing Boiling Water Into Crowd

Last year, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López, formerly of the Mars Volta and At the Drive-In started a new band called Antemasque. Earlier this week, the band performed at Auckland, New Zealand's Westfest. Bixler-Zavala has been accused of throwing a plastic tea kettle containing …


Shamir Announces Debut Album Ratchet

Shamir has announced Ratchet, his debut album. The 10-track LP will be out May 19 in North America and May 18 everywhere else via XL. That's the cover art, above, which he shared on Tumblr. He also shared the art below, which a press release called his "statement."

Additionally, he'll be heading on a …

Debut Album

Aphex Twin to Release New White Label 12"

On the Japanese deluxe edition of Aphex Twin's Syro, a bonus track called "MARCHROMT30a Edit 2b 96" appeared. Warp will release that track on a white label 12" April 6 internationally and April 7 in North America. It'll be backed by alternate edit of Syro track "XMAS_EVET10 [120] " and an alternate …

Aphex Twin

Tobias Jesso Jr. Shares "Without You" Featuring Danielle Haim

Tobias Jesso Jr.'s debut album Goon comes out March 17. Following the previously-shared tracks "How Could You Babe", "Hollywood", "Bad Words", he's offered up another album cut, "Without You", which features Danielle Haim of Haim on drums. Ariel Rechtshaid produced. Listen to it below. Previously, …

Debut Album

Thee Oh Sees Announce New Album Mutilator Defeated At Last, Share "Web"

Thee Oh Sees just released Drop last year, and today, they've announced their new one. Mutilator Defeated At Last is out May 18 via Castle Face. Check out the album opener "Web" above. Find the album's tracklist and the band's tour dates surrounding SXSW below.

The band's lineup on the new album is …

Thee Oh Sees

Arca Releases Xen Digital Deluxe Version, Announces Tour

Arca has released a digital deluxe edition of his excellent debut album, Xen. Dubbed The ????? Edition, the reissue comes with two songs, "????? A" and "????? B", which were previously only available on early deluxe pressings of the album. The former is a segmented track comprised of "Empath", "Get …

Debut Album

Arca Releases Xen Deluxe Digital Reissue, Announces Tour

Arca has released a deluxe digital edition of his excellent debut album Xen. Dubbed The ????? Edition, the reissue comes with two songs, "????? A" and "????? B", which were previously only available on early deluxe pressings of the album. The former is a segmented track comprised of "Empath", "Get Out …


Purity Ring Do "Begin Again" on "Seth Meyers"

Last night, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" welcomed musical guests Purity Ring. Accompanied by their always on-point light show, they did their another eternity single "Begin Again".

Read our Update interview with Purity Ring.

Watch Purity Ring perform "Fineshrine" for Pitchfork.tv:

Seth Meyers

St. Vincent Interviews Gang of Four's Andy Gill for the Talkhouse Podcast

In the past, St. Vincent's Annie Clark has cited Gang of Four's Andy Gill as her favorite guitarist. With Gill's band having just released their new album What Happens Next, The Talkhouse have facilitated a conversation between Clark and Gill for the latest edition of their podcast. Among other …


Method Man Calls Wu-Tang Clan's 88-Year Once Upon a Time in Shaolin Release Hiatus "Stupid"

On Monday, it was reported that Wu-Tang Clan's one-of-a-kind album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin comes with a stipulation for whoever purchases it: they can't release the album for 88 years. When XXL asked Method Man about the album's nearly nine-decade hiatus from getting a potential public release, …

Method Man

Rivers Cuomo TV Show Pilot Finds Its Rivers Cuomo

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is producing "Detour", a Fox pilot based off his own experience of being a rock star who decides to leave his band and go back to college. Now, the show has found its Cuomo: British actor Ben Aldridge has been tapped for the part, Deadline reports. His character's name …

Rivers Cuomo

The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde to Release Memoir

Chrissie Hynde will release a memoir later this year, Billboard reports. The book doesn't yet have a title, but will focus on her childhood, the 1970s punk scene and her time with the Pretenders. It'll be out September 8 through Penguin Random House. The publisher describes the book as "incredibly …

Chrissie Hynde

Guest Lists: Tobias Jesso Jr.

Guest List features artists filling us in on their favorite things, along with other random bits. This time, we spoke with up-and-coming singer/songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr., whose debut album Goon is out March 17 via True Panther.

The Dumbest Thing I Bought Recently

I recently went to England to do some …


Tanlines Announce New Album Highlights, Share "Slipping Away"

Tanlines have announced the follow-up to 2012's Mixed Emotions, a full-length called Highlights. They also have shared the album's first single, "Slipping Away"; hear it below. Highlights is out May 18 in Europe and May 19 in North America on True Panther. Check out the art above and the full track …

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