Premiere: Stream the Debut Album From Los Angeles Indie Pop Band Sir Sly

Sir Sly is a Los Angeles indie pop trio (lead singer Landon Jacobs, drummer Hayden Coplen, and keyboardist Jason Suwito), but those labels (“indie pop” and “trio”) don’t tell you much about their sound. First of... Read more »

Watch Charli XCX Cover Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”

Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” has already become omnipresent, and now the covers are coming in, making the song even more impossible to escape. Last week we saw FKA twigs take the song into more experimental... Read more »

iLoveMakonnen – “Piano Class”

For a lot of new artists, the best way to gain momentum is by carefully calculating each move. For others, it’s quite the opposite. We’ve seen Young Thug’s rise come with a barrage of new music... Read more »

Gene Simmons: “Rock did not die of old age. It was murdered.”

In an interview for Esquire, Gene Simmons spoke to his son about file-sharing, the state of the music industry, and the reason we don’t see iconic rock stars anymore. Read an excerpt below, and see the whole... Read more »

The Derevolutions – “When The Radio’s Gone”

Boston-based The Derevolutions are quietly earning a reputation as one of the most consistently awesome indie acts making music right now. Through an energetic blend of sample-based productions, timeless melodies, and playful vocals, they’ve created a truly distinct sound that doesn’t... Read more »

Premiere: DELS – “Fall Apart”

Sometimes the worlds of UK hip-hop and US hip-hop live separately, but DELS is setting himself up to be an artist you need to know, no matter what side of the ocean you live on. He... Read more »

Listen to the Ryan Hemsworth-Approved “Wishes”

Ryan Hemsworth is a saint. Back in May, he shared a mission on Facebook: i’m going to start doing this thing soon. i’ll be hosting two new tracks a month from soundcloud. they will all be... Read more »

Drake, Jeezy, and Papoose Star in “The Rap Pack”

Before we get any further, I guess I owe you some kind of explanation. Last week, John emailed me this file. All it said in the email was, “yah this prolly cant be used for anything... Read more »

Announcing No Ceilings, a Monthly NYC Show Featuring Our Favorite New Artists

Since its birth, Pigeons & Planes has lived solely on the internet. Aside from a few stickers, t-shirts, and one awesome SXSW show, we haven’t operated much IRL. We’re looking to change that. Starting this month,... Read more »

Theophilus London ft. Jesse Boykins III – “Tribe” (Prod. Brodinski)

The always eclectic Theophilus London is back with a new single, and he’s got some friends with him. For the lively, genre-bending “Tribe,” Theophilus links up with Jesse Boykins III on vocal assistance and Brodinski on production. The... Read more »

HAERTS Announce Debut Album, Share New Single “Giving Up”

HAERTS have been buzzing for over a year now, but they’ve been in no hurry. Today, they finally announce their debut self-titled album, set to be released on October 28. With the announcement comes their new single,... Read more »

iLoveMakonnen Confirms OVO Signing, Speaks on Drake Co-Sign and the Importance of Gucci Mane

Things are really picking up for iLoveMakonnen. Over the long weekend, “Tuesday” hit iTunes via OVO Sound (Drake’s label), and Makonnen took the stage at the Atlanta stop of the Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour. When Drake first... Read more »

Kanye West Previews Unreleased Song “Awesome” During “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”

Last night was the season finale of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and during the episode you can hear an unexpected snippet of unreleased Kanye West music. In a short clip recorded by KTT, a few... Read more »

George Maple – “Talk Talk”

  If you think of “indie” music as lo-fi and messy, you’ve been sleeping. While that still has its place, the real breakout stars in the indie world have been creating music with all the shine and... Read more »

Jessie Ware – “Want Your Feeling”

Jessie Ware’s Tough Love is out October 21 in North America, but when you pre-order it, you can get the Dev Hynes collaboration “Want Your Feeling” as an instant download. Unlike her last release, the slow ballad “Say... Read more »