Archive for 2012

Sign A Petition To Name The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle U.S. Poet Laureate

Unbeknownst to the Mountain Goats‘ frontman John Darnielle, someone out there is really pulling for him. An official government petition has been launched to get Darnielle recognized as a U.S. Poet Laureate. According to the Library... Read more »

Watch The Haim Sisters Sing Karoake

The sisters of Haim look like they know their way around the karaoke stage. In this exclusive short by Tabitha Denholm for NOWNESS, the trio hit the bar and perform Simon and Garfunkle’s “Hazy Shade Of Winter.”... Read more »

FIDLAR – “Suburban Home (The Descendents Cover)”

The Descendents frontman Milo Aukerman will be turning the big 5-0 come January 1st, and in celebration of this momentous occasion, Filter Magazine has compiled an album of Descendents covers. Our first taste of Filter Presents:... Read more »

YouTube Strips Videos of Phony Views, Major Labels Hit Hardest

In their ongoing efforts to combat view count manipulators, YouTube has stripped major labels of more than two billion views across various channels. In addition, the online video juggernaut has taken down videos that are in... Read more »

A Year in Collaborations: Our Favorite Unholy Unions of 2012

2012 was a great year for collaborations, and an even better year for surprises. The rising stars of rap, pop, and indie all worked together as we might have expected, but some of the best pairings... Read more »

Mix: Statik Selektah & Sammy Needlz’ Capital STEEZ Tribute

The news of Capital STEEZ’ death still stings, and has already moved Statik Selektah to flip “Like Water” earlier this week. Last night, Selektah and Sammy Needlz dedicated a portion of ShowOff Radio (on SiriusXM’s Shade45)... Read more »

Grimes Answers Fan Who Asks, “Are You Ever Scared of Anything?”

Reason #493 to love Grimes. She recently answered a question via Tumblr, and she went in with a real, honest response. akrasianation asked: Claire, Are you ever scared of anything? I feel too scared to follow my... Read more »

Video: Kristina Hill – “Temptation”

Ran across this video about 2 nights ago by an up & coming hip-hop artist named Kristina Hill. Since then I’ve watched this video bout 5 times & can’t get some of the lyrics out of... Read more »

The Melker Project Partners With Legitmix, Releases “Popped And Screwed – Best of 2012″ Album

2012 has been a busy year for New York DJ Scott Melker and his performance alias, The Melker Project. You’ve probably seen a few of his releases on P&P including The Melker Project 2, a mash-up... Read more »

Baauer – “Bublé Rap”

Baauer‘s a producer that’s destined to make 2013 something special. The rise of trap can, in part, be traced to the rise of his “Harlem Shake,” and he’s made a case for why next year could... Read more »

Watch Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era Freestyle For Peter Rosenberg

With the terrible news of Capital STEEZ’s death, Rosenberg liberates this freestyle session featuring Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era members CJ Fly and Kirk Knight doing what they do for 20 minutes. Since the tragic passing of... Read more »

Choir Of Young Believers – “Hollow Talk”

First of all, this song is by no means new – it comes from an album released in 2008 called This Is For The White In Your Eyes. It is however, new to me, thanks to the recommendation of... Read more »

Watch The Parody Trailer For One Direction’s Foreign Film, “Shadow Pico”

Turned the captions on for this one, sit back, and get swept away by the most dramatic, heart-wrenching thing you’ll see all year. It’s One Direction. It’s foreign. It’s a trailer. Shadow. Pico. The Internet is... Read more »

Gucci Mane & Wiz Khalifa – “Nothin’ On Ya”

You’re not the only one – we didn’t see this coming either. Maybe this is a product of one of those weird, all-consuming “holy shit, the world is ending” thoughts. Maybe the gods of rap answered... Read more »

EP: Plaid Dragon – “Dog Physics”

This time of year can be stressful. You’re running around in hopes of completing an impossible number of errands and trying to meet up with as many friends and family members while you have the time... Read more »