The Saddest Songs of 2014 (So Far)

A popular new thing on the internet is sadness. Sad rap has officially become a thing, and people love to tweet about how they're crying at a concert, or forever alone, or joining the Sad Boy... Read more »

10 New Artists You Should Know According to Years & Years

Years & Years are a band from London who are creating their own space in the busy pop landscape. There's a bubbly, summery feel to much of their music, which combines guitars, electronics, and bright, poppy... Read more »

The 20 Best New Albums Streaming on Spotify Right Now

20 years ago, a music junkie couldn't even comprehend what Spotify offers. We complain about the modern day struggles that come with streaming services and unlimited access to music, but at the end of the day,... Read more »

15 Songs That Make You Feel Like You’re in the Jungle

Every once in a while an artist has to step outside of their comfort zone and find new inspiration for their music. Many artists draw inspiration from the same thing: nature. The world is naturally a... Read more »

15 Free Songs You Should Download Right Now

Every Sunday we collect the best free music we can find and put it all in one place. If you fell behind or just feel like building up your iTunes, we've got you covered. Here are... Read more »

Want a Personalized Verse From Lupe Fiasco? That’ll Be $500.

Say it’s your mom’s birthday soon, and you have no idea what to get her. You’ve given her unfortunate handmade cards, you’ve ordered her flowers, you’ve forgotten about her birthday completely a few times. It’s time... Read more »

Run The Jewels Announce New Album “RTJ2,” Share “BlockBuster Night Part 1″

Tease after tease has left us eagerly awaiting Killer Mike and El-P’s second album as Run The Jewels, and now it seems like we don’t have much longer to wait. The duo’s second album, RTJ2, will be out October... Read more »

Dev Hynes Speaks Out On Ferguson and Police Brutality

On Saturday August 16, Dev Hynes—a.k.a. Blood Orange—headlined Okayplayer’s Central Park summer stage. The set drew 5,000 people to Ramsey Playfield where Hynes—partially immobilized by a torn patella—was able to rock the crowd despite being on crutches.... Read more »

Daily Discovery: et aliae, a London-Based Artist Who is Not Offended By the Term “SoundCloud Producer”

Daily Discovery is a feature that will highlight a new or recently discovered artist that we’re excited about. See the rest of our Daily Discoveries here. Last year, Branchez had a remix of Rihanna’s “Stay” that... Read more »

Premiere: Illangelo ft. Phlo Finister – “Clockwork (Poter Elvinger Remix)”

There aren’t many remixes that manage to dull the sharp edges of the original track, and somehow have it remain compelling, but that’s exactly what Poter Elvinger does on his remix of Illangelo’s “Clockwork.” After reading about... Read more »

Listen to Clipping.’s Ferguson-Inspired “Knees On The Ground”

We’re all affected by what’s going on in Ferguson. J. Cole reacted with a song, and now Clipping. has made something of their own based on what they’re feeling. William Hutson of the group explains, “We do... Read more »

RIP Fact Checking: British Newspaper The Daily Mail Reported That A-Trak is Called Flan Emoji and is Part of Odd Future

Wow. Where to start with British newspaper The Daily Mail (the second biggest selling daily newspaper in the UK) and their article on Earl Sweatshirt and A-Trak’s reactions to Taylor Swift’s new video? The piece starts: Two members of California... Read more »

Guys Who Accused Tame Impala of Plagiarism Were Joking, But Now The Band Might Actually Get Sued

When a Chilean site suggested that Tame Impala was guilty of plagiarizing an Argentinian pop song on their hit “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards,” the news spread quickly. Maybe some of the meaning was lost in translation, because... Read more »

The Drums – “I Can’t Pretend”

Following a nearly two year hiatus, Brooklyn indie band The Drums made their triumphant return last month with “Magic Mountain,” and today they’re back with another new single called “I Can’t Pretend” off their forthcoming album,... Read more »

The Saddest Songs of 2014 (So Far)

A popular new thing on the internet is sadness. Sad rap has officially become a thing, and people love to tweet about how they're crying at a concert, or forever alone, or joining the Sad Boy... Read more »

Video: Action Bronson – “Easy Rider”

Action Bronson isn’t exactly known for taking himself very seriously, but the video for “Easy Rider” might just be the most ridiculous thing he’s done yet. The cinematic Tom Gould-directed video starts with Bronson in the hospital, before he... Read more »

Video Premiere: Skin Town – “Midnight Lover”

Towards the end of lat year, L.A.-based duo Skin Town casually dropped “2Nite,” a masterpiece of moody, sensual R&B which preceded their debut album The Room (listen here). Now, over six months later, the duo of Grace Hall and Nick... Read more »

Stream Rustie’s New Album “Green Language” in His Video Game

Rustie and Warp Records have shared a video game featuring music from Rustie’s new album, Green Language. Rustie’s music has a very strong video game vibe to it, so this makes a lot of sense. In the game, you’re... Read more »

Watch Nicki Minaj Give Drake a Lap Dance in the Anaconda” Video

Here’s the new Nicki Minaj video. It is full of asses. It will probably be the topic of discussion for the next week or so. Everyone will be making jokes about it, especially because Drake is... Read more »

10 New Artists You Should Know According to Years & Years

Years & Years are a band from London who are creating their own space in the busy pop landscape. There's a bubbly, summery feel to much of their music, which combines guitars, electronics, and bright, poppy... Read more »