Archive for 2013

Rainn Wilson Kidnaps Then Interviews Arcade Fire’s Win Butler

Who knew that Rainn Wilson could look so terrifying with a full beard? What started off as something that could potentially have been a Between Two Ferns-esque interview between Wilson and Arcade Fire’s frontman Win Butler,... Read more »

2013: A Year-End Mix

As 2013 draws to a close, we look back on a year that—for all the music industry’s struggles to adapt to new models of music consumption—was absolutely packed full of powerful albums and brilliant songs. Established... Read more »

Mansionair ft. Revier – “Hold Me Down”

One last beautiful salvo from 2013 to get you excited for the year ahead. Mansionair is a production Sydney-based duo consisting of Lachlan Bostock and Alex Nicholls and if debut single “Hold Me Down” is any... Read more »

Listen to Beck’s Cover of John Lennon’s “Love”

A bit premature to be listening to music for Valentine’s Day 2014? Maybe. But when Beck‘s cover of John Lennon’s “Love,” which was recorded for Starbucks’ Valentines Day 2014 compilation, is as beautifully subdued and romantic... Read more »

Dive into Dom McLennon’s New Project “THESIS”

In 2013, music at the highest levels felt dominated by discussions of rollout strategy. After a year of billboards, late night television takeovers, clever promotional content, not-so-clever promotional content, non-promotional promotion (thank you, Yeezus), brand partnerships,... Read more »

M.I.A. Announces That She’s Leaving Roc Nation

Earlier this month, Grimes announced that she joined the roster at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation management company, and today M.I.A. reveals that she’ll be leaving. M.I.A. has been with Roc Nation since mid-2012 and she revealed the... Read more »

“I Will Mean No Disrespect to Ben Affleck”: Resolutions Based On Kanye West Quotes

With 2013 coming to a close, it’s time to make some resolutions for 2014. But instead of relying on those boring standards like “Go to the gym more,” “be happier,” “forgive others,” why not get a... Read more »

Video: A$AP Ferg – “Hood Pope”

A$AP Ferg gets in character for the new “Hood Pope” video. With Trap Lord out now and the year coming to a close, Ferg takes it to the streets of Harlem and gives the people a... Read more »

Lil B Will (Finally) Have a Documentary Made in His Image

Days after releasing a mixtape 101 songs long, Lil B has returned to the fore with news of a documentary based on his life. IMDB has listed the movie’s release as September 2014, and producer Ethan... Read more »

The Pigeons & Planes Staff Lists Their Favorite Songs of 2013

The only thing harder than compiling a year-end best albums list? Compiling a year-end best songs list. In a given year, your favorite song probably changes at least a handful of times, but there are always... Read more »

Migos – “Trophies (Remix)”

The internet moves fast. Not even 24 hours after Drake shared his highly-anticipated, Hit-Boy produced “Trophies,” Migos has dropped their remix of the cut. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the group’s fluid, relaxed flow works very well alongside the... Read more »

Nicki Minaj ft. P.T.A.F. – “Boss Ass B***h (Remix)”

In a recent piece on “Why 2013 Was a Terrible Year for Women in Hip-Hop,” I, along with North Carolina MC Rapsody, surmised that Nicki Minaj’s somewhat absence this year might have had something to do with... Read more »

2013: The Year I Wasn’t Anything

2012 was the year The Neighbourhood started buzzing. With songs like “Sweater Weather” and “Female Robbery,” they filled a void that has existed in popular music for years now. The music was catchy enough to be called... Read more »

140 Characters of Brilliance: Twitter All-Stars 2013

As Twitter becomes an ever-more-popular way of interacting and engaging with the artists we love, we see some musicians taking full advantage of the uncensored platform that social media gives them, impressing us with their wit... Read more »

Action Bronson Announces ‘Blue Chips 2′ Tour Dates

Earlier this fall, Action Bronson delivered the follow-up to last year’s fantastic Blue Chips with Blue Chips 2. Now the rapper has announced a handful of US tour dates via his Facebook in support of the... Read more »