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Kendrick Lamar Shoots the "King Kunta" Video at the Compton Swap Meet

Kendrick Lamar recently shot the video for "King Kunta" from To Pimp a Butterfly. As Complex reports, the shoot took place at the Compton Swap Meet, filmed by Director X.

Watch some behind-the-scenes footage below.

Read "On Kendrick Lamar and Black Humanity" here.

Kendrick Lamar

Son Lux Announce New Album Bones, Share "Change Is Everything"

Ryan Lott has expanded his Son Lux project into a trio featuring Ian Chang on drums and Rafiq Bhatia on guitar. They've announced a new album called Bones, the follow-up to 2013's Lanterns and last year's Alternate Worlds EP, due June 23 via Glassnote. The band also shared the album's first song, …

Albums

Built to Spill Share "Living Zoo" Video

Built to Spill will release Untethered Moon on April 21, their first studio album since 2009's There Is No Enemy. Today, they're releasing the visual for single "Living Zoo", which features a road trip that takes a number of surreal turns. Jordan Minkoff directed the clip. Watch it below via Noisey. …

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Brian Wilson Says He Cut Frank Ocean From His Album Because Frank Wanted to Rap, Not Sing

Brian Wilson's new album, No Pier Pressure, is out April 7. Originally, it was set to feature Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey. However, when the album was officially announced, they were both missing from the tracklist, which Wilson's representative attributed to a conflict in scheduling.

Now, Wilson …

Brian Wilson

Update: Perennially Contentious: The Return of Faith No More

Faith No More: "Motherfucker" (via SoundCloud)

Faith No More’s Facebook page was recently updated with the sort of photo that touring bands at music festivals are fond of sharing: A shot of a band member posing for a quick backstage snap with a musical hero also on the bill. In this case, it was one …

Music Blogs

Rihanna Drops "Bitch Better Have My Money"

As promised, here's Rihanna's new single "Bitch Better Have My Money". It premiered via the lip sync app Dubsmash, before being broadcast on I Heart Radio stations. Listen above.

The track will show up on the follow-up to 2012's Unapologetic. That as-yet-untitled album is being executive produced by …

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Son Lux performs "Ransom" at SXSW

Bully Announce Debut Album Feels Like

Bully have announced Feels Like, their debut album. It's out on June 23 via StarTime International/Columbia. Below, you can check out the tracklist, along with the dates for their upcoming tour dates with Best Coast, JEFF the Brotherhood, and more. They're also playing Pitchfork Music Festival.

The …

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The National and Menomena Members Team Up as Pfarmers, Announce Debut Album

Pfarmers is a new band featuring Danny Seim (Menomena, Lackthereof), Bryan Devendorf (the National), and horn player Dave Nelson. Their debut album Gunnera is out May 12 via Jurassic Pop. Check out "The Ol' River Gang" above and the album cover and tracklist below.

A limited pressing of 250 will be …

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Run the Jewels and Zack De La Rocha's "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)" Video Is a Battle Between Cop and Unarmed Black Man

Run the Jewels, aka Killer Mike and El-P, have released the video for "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)", their Run the Jewels 2 highlight featuring Rage Against the Machine's Zack De La Rocha. Directed by A.G. Rojas, the clip features a battle between two exhausted men: a cop and an unarmed …

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Passion Pit Share "Lifted Up (1985)" Video

Passion Pit have shared the video for "Lifted Up (1985)", in which singer Michael Angelakos navigates a crowded club floor. It's taken from their forthcoming album Kindred, which is out April 28. Check it out below.

Read our new interview with Angelakos.

Check out the music video for "Constant …

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Omar Souleyman Teams With Four Tet, Modeselektor, Black Lips for New Album Bahdeni Nami

Following 2013's Wenu Wenu, Syrian singer Omar Souleyman has announced his latest album. Bahdeni Nami is out July 28 via Modeselektor's label Monkeytown. It features production from Four Tet (who produced Wenu Wenu), Gilles Peterson, and Modeselektor, plus a remix from Legowelt. (Another remix, by …

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Bully performs "I Remember" at SXSW

Bully performs "Trying" at SXSW

Kim Gordon Guests on "WTF With Marc Maron", Recorded a Song With Peaches

Kim Gordon has been speaking with a variety of interviewers (including Carrie Brownstein) in promotion of her recent memoir Girl in a Band. Today, on the latest episode of his hit interview podcast "WTF", Marc Maron sat down with Gordon in his garage for a chat spanning art, politics, and her …

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Action Bronson and Chance the Rapper Do "Baby Blue" on "Letterman"

Action Bronson and Chance The Rapper took their Mark Ronson-produced Mr. Wonderful collaboration "Baby Blue" to the late night TV viewing masses. Watch them perform the song on "Late Show With David Letterman".

Read our Update interview with Action Bronson.

Watch Action Bronson's episode of …

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Apple and Beats Music Developing New Streaming Service

Apple and Beats Music are working on a new streaming service to rival Spotify, The New York Times reports. The two companies are planning a subscription service which will apparently feature an enhanced version of iTunes Radio. It's also been reported that Trent Reznor is playing a significant role …

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Apple and Beats Music Developing New Streaming Service, Trent Reznor Redesigning iOS Music App

Apple acquired Beats Music last year, and now the two tech giants are working together on a new streaming service to rival Spotify, The New York Times reports. The two companies are planning a subscription service which will apparently feature an enhanced version of iTunes Radio. It's also been …

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Rihanna Hints That New Single "Bitch Better Have My Money" Is Coming Tomorrow

Rihanna has shared the above image on Instagram with the hashtags "#R8", "#BBHMM", and "#March26". Complex reports that the braille on the image's left side reads "Bitch Better Have My Money" and points out that the image's file on her website is called "BBHMM-Single-Art_APPROVED". Context clues …

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Rihanna Hints That New Record Is Coming Tomorrow

Rihanna has shared the above image on Instagram with the hashtags "#R8", "#BBHMM", and "#March26". Context clues suggest that tomorrow, she's releasing something. Complex reports that the braille on the image's left side reads "Bitch Better Have My Money". Stay tuned.

Watch the "FourFiveSeconds" …

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Jamie xx Shares "Loud Places", Featuring the xx's Romy Madley-Croft

Today, Jamie xx premiered two new tracks from his forthcoming album, In Colour, on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show. Below, you can listen to "Loud Places", which features his xx bandmate Romy Madley-Croft. (An official stream of the second song, "Gosh", is still forthcoming.)

Jamie xx previously …

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Jamie xx Shares "Gosh" and "Loud Places", Featuring the xx's Romy Madley-Croft

Today, Jamie xx premiered two new tracks from his forthcoming album, In Colour, on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show. Below, you can listen to "Loud Places", which features his xx bandmate Romy Madley-Croft. (An official stream of the second song, "Gosh", is still forthcoming.) Update: The audio from …

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Blur Perform New Album The Magic Whip in Full in Webcast

Blur return on April 27 with The Magic Whip, their first album since 2003's Think Tank. Last week, the band performed the album in full at a tiny club show in London. Now, they're streaming that show in full via Beats' YouTube page. Watch below:

For the set's final song, Blur performed Parklife's …

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DJ Windows 98 (Arcade Fire's Win Butler) DJs at Pitchfork's SXSW Party

DJ Windows 98, aka Arcade Fire's Win Butler, performed at the second of Pitchfork's SXSW parties at House of Vans at the Mohawk on March 19. Below, watch a video from his set.

Wednesday's party featured Speedy Ortiz (featuring Hannibal Buress!), Courtney Barnett, Rae Sremmurd, Sophie, A. G. Cook, …

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Windows98 (Win Butler) DJ set at SXSW

Twerps Perform "Stranger" and "Simple Feelings" at Pitchfork's SXSW Party

Twerps performed at the second of Pitchfork's SXSW parties at House of Vans at the Mohawk on March 19. Below, watch them do "Strangers" and "Simple Feelings", from this year's Range Anxiety LP.

Wednesday's party featured Speedy Ortiz (featuring Hannibal Buress!), Courtney Barnett, Rae Sremmurd, …

SXSW

Steve Gunn Performs "Wildwood" and "Tommy's Congo" at Pitchfork's SXSW Party

Steve Gunn performed at the second of Pitchfork's SXSW parties at House of Vans at the Mohawk on March 19. Below, watch him do "Wildwood" and "Tommy's Congo" from Way Out Weather.

In addition to Gunn, Wednesday's party featured Speedy Ortiz (featuring Hannibal Buress!), Courtney Barnett, Rae …

SXSW

N.A.S.A., Sean Paul, Lizzo Take on Police Brutality in "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!" Video

N.A.S.A. is back with a new single called "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!", which features Sean Paul and Lizzo. The track's video, directed by Chip Yamada and N.A.S.A.'s Sam Spiegel, contains footage from police brutality protests around the country. Watch it below via Pitchfork.tv.

Spiegel shared a …

Sean Paul

Steve Gunn performs "Tommy's Congo" at SXSW

Steve Gunn performs "Wildwood" at SXSW