Last Night, iLoveMakonnen Reminded New York City What it Feels Like to See Hype Come Alive

“I knew she would blow up! The first time I heard her, I could tell there was something special about her. I’ve been telling everyone to check her out.” These are the words of a very... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

A Lyric Video Actually Worth Watching: Sway Clarke II’s “Secret Garden”

I hate lyric videos. I really do. In theory, they are harmless—just videos that feature all the words to a song, right? But they always feel like marketing schemes, like less-cool music videos whose objective is to suck... Read more »

Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Wrote the Music For a Broadway Play Starring Michael Cera

Fresh off the release of his album, Michael Cera is moving right on to another project. This time, he’ll be taking his talents to Broadway. The play he’s starring in is called This Is Our Youth,... Read more »

Download Jules Born’s “Memorybilia” EP

Yesterday, Lauren Schwartzberg, who occasionally writes for Pigeons & Planes, pointed me in the direction of Jules Born. She interviewed him for Vice and premiered his new EP. You may be familiar with Jules from his other project,... Read more »

Did Tame Impala Unintentionally Rip Off an Argentinian Pop Song From the ’80s?

A Chilean site has called out Australian band Tame Impala for plagiarizing on their 2012 song, “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.” We listed the song as one of the top songs of the year, but the site points... Read more »

Generationals – “Black Lemon”

You know that feeling right before fall comes? It’s more than a temperature change, or a smell, or a time of the year. It’s like the summer is gasping for air, and it’s a beautifully bittersweet... Read more »

Premiere: SOS – “Dead Or Alive”

With “She Wants” still spreading, Portland duo SOS (previously Shadows On Stars) drop another single from their upcoming self-titled album. So far, the direction has been dark and electronic, and “Dead Or Alive” fits the description. Reverberating guitar... Read more »

Grimes: “I want people to know that I hate hard drugs”

In a 2012 interview with CMJ, Grimes said of the making of her album Visions: “I blacked out the windows and did tons of amphetamines and stayed up for three weeks and didn’t eat anything. I... Read more »

Shannon Saunders – “Sheets”

20-year-old UK singer Shannon Saunders is already popping off on the internet, but it’s not the usual blog buzz and PR hype. She started uploading covers of popular songs and her own originals on YouTube when... Read more »

Sam Smith: “I want to be the biggest-selling male pop star in the entire world”

Sam Smith’s new album In The Lonely Hour reached No. 1 on the UK album charts and No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and he’s currently sitting at No. 2 on the Hot 100 thanks to... Read more »

My Brightest Diamond – “Lover/Killer”

Here’s “Lover/Killer,” the new single from My Brightest Diamond’s upcoming album This is My Hand, out September 16 on Asthmatic Kitty Records. After that, MBD aka Shara Worden will be heading out on a world tour. Like... Read more »