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Meet L.A. Indie Rockers Dutch Party

Channeling the likes of Spoon and Foster the People, Dutch Party arrived from the West Coast this month with the subtly addictive “Echo Girl.” The laid back funk that emanates from the song’s core is immediately... Read more »

Watch Jungle Perform “Busy Earnin'” and “Julia” on Late Night with Seth Meyers

All seven members of Jungle stopped off at Late Night with Seth Meyers last night. It was probably a stark contrast to how they went into the holiday season last year—it’s been 12 months of firsts... Read more »

Watch Rich Homie Quan Sing Christmas Carols

Rich Homie Quan got into the holiday spirit this week with some heartfelt renditions of classic Christmas carols. He’s doing a series of carols for XXL. “Silent Night” follows a virtuosic performance of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed... Read more »

Watch Wild Beasts Perform “Wanderlust” With a Massive Pipe Organ

London’s Royal Festival Hall organ was installed in 1954. It had been out of commission since 2005, its 7,866 pipes unused due to structural concerns. But a recent two-year restoration process (and $15 million) brought the... Read more »

Does Snapchat Want to Start a Record Label?

Fallout from the Sony hacks continues to land in the strangest places. Today we learn of Snapchat’s apparent desire to start a record label—Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel had meetings with Sony to start a label because... Read more »

Premiere: Ghost Loft – “Talk to Me”

Danny Choi has been crafting tracks as Ghost Loft for a little while now, long enough to start taking chances. He makes dreamy, faraway, smoke-filled tracks reminiscent of Rhye and Sohn, the kind of music that... Read more »

Sam Smith’s Debut Album Goes Platinum

Sam Smith’s incredible year continues. With six Grammy nominations already in his pocket, Smith snapped up platinum certification for his debut studio album In The Lonely Hour. By RIAA standards, that means the English crooner has... Read more »

Video: Panda Bear – “Boys Latin”

Panda Bear is full of mystical, surreal wisdom. His music is from another world, full of interstellar gurgles and creaks that bounce off one another to create alien harmonies and impart coded lessons. Today’s knowledge: Think... Read more »

Modest Mouse – “Lampshades on Fire”

Just days after announcing their first release in nearly six years, indie rock legends Modest Mouse have shared a lead single. It’s called “Lampshades on Fire,” and you can listen to it here. This new single... Read more »

Chief Keef ft. Kanye West – “Nobody”

Two generations of Chicago rap team up for an Auto-Tune spectacular in “Nobody,” the title track from Chief Keef’s next project. Kanye doesn’t get a verse, but he does provide backing vocals for the track. Sosa... Read more »

Diplo, Edward Droste, Rostam – “Long Way Home”

It’s shaping up to be a great day for remixes: right after Hudson Mohawke graced us with a remix of Four Tet’s “Parallel Jalebi,” Diplo appears in the company of Ed Droste and Rostam Batmangilj (of... Read more »

Hudson Mohawke Shares Four New Tracks on BBC Radio 1

With a new album right around the corner, Hudson Mohawke has entered the titillation stage. The Scottish beatmaker celebrated Warp Records’ 25th anniversary with a visit to Benji B on BBC Radio 1, unveiling some new... Read more »

Premiere: Jeh Sea Wells – “Xmas ’97”

Arkansas native Jeh Sea Wells first gut-punched us with his incredibly raw, raspy “Summer.” There’s something soothing about getting away from pristine, polished production in favor of Wells’ acoustic songwriting. He needs little more than a... Read more »

Spector – “Don’t Make Me Try”

It’s been two years since the release of Spector’s debut album Enjoy It While It Lasts, and the London four-piece is ready to start showing off some new material. First up is “Don’t Make Me Try,”... Read more »

Ghostface Killah Says His Album With Doom Will Be Released in 2015

Ghostface Killah hosted a Reddit AMA this weekend in anticipation of his 36 Seasons project dropping December 9. The Staten Island rapper fielded questions about his favorite current rappers, the new Wu-Tang album, and gave a... Read more »