Katie Kelly

NYC-based writer for Pigeons & Planes. Big fan of music, even bigger fan of Coolio's hair.

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Willow Beats – “Merewif”

Willow Beats first popped up on our radar last summer when we included the band in our piece on Australian female musicians to know. At the time, they had just self-released their excellent Alchemy EP, and... Read more »

Zola Blood – “Grace”

I hate calling new artists I don’t know much about “mysterious.” With so many acts today releasing music without any accompanying information, the idea of mystery doesn’t carry the same allure. And often, they’re not even... Read more »

Premiere: Photay – “Reconstruct”

There are two significant influences in Photay’s music. One is Aphex Twin, whose music Photay (aka Evan Shornstein) first heard when he was only 9 years old. The other is music derivative of Guinea, West Africa,... Read more »

Spoon – “Do You”

Spoon’s eighth studio album is due out August 5, and so far we’ve already heard a teaser track from the album, “Rent I Pay.” Now the band has shared a new one titled “Do You,” which... Read more »

Young Thug Talks Label Status and Upcoming Collaborations with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne

If you thought Young Thug has had a busy first half of 2014, it sounds like things are only going to get busier in the second. Speaking with MTV on the red carpet for the 2014... Read more »

The Week on Twitter With Plies, Jessie Ware, and M.I.A.

This week on Twitter: - M.I.A. gets censored - Jessie Ware reveals new music is on the way - Plies wins Twitter Here is the week on Twitter. And a GIF of a clumsy baby elephant.... Read more »

10 Things That Were Happening When Lil Wayne Released Tha Carter

2004 was a weird time. We were still using T9 word to text our friends on our Motorola Razr. No one was trying to keep up with the Kardashians. I had to wear a retainer all... Read more »

Watch M.I.A., Lana Del Rey, Lykke Li, Arcade Fire and More Perform at Glastonbury

Glastonbury Festival is currently underway in Somerset, England, and almost every big act in music is performing. Arcade Fire, Kasabian, and Metallica are the headliners this year, but artists like M.I.A., Lana Del Rey, Jungle, HAIM,... Read more »

Haim’s New Album Coming “Very Soon”

Haim only released their debut album Days Are Gone last September, but the girls are already on to record’s follow-up. In an interview with Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC 6 Music, Alana Haim revealed that the... Read more »

Watch Jamie xx’s Boiler Room Set

Jamie xx’s latest single is the fantastic “All Under One Roof Raving.” But a few days ago, Jamie had everyone raving on top a roof, for an hour-long Boiler Room set. Performing in the roof-terrace on... Read more »

Premiere: Little Daylight – “My Life”

There are so many new artists today trying to capture that electro-pop sound, that often the songs sound redundant. Little Daylight is different. They know how to make electro-pop, and they know how to make it... Read more »

Frances Bean Cobain Tells Lana Del Rey, “The Death of Young Musicians Isn’t Something to Romanticize”

In an interview with The Guardian last week, Lana Del Rey made some controversial comments about death, stating, “I wish I was dead already. I don’t want to have to keep doing this. But I am…... Read more »

The Week on Twitter With Diplo, Questlove, and El-P

This week on Twitter: - Diplo has a lot of love for his fans - Questlove salutes Angie Martinez - El-P has some theories about…um…farts Here is the week on Twitter. And a GIF of a... Read more »

Video: Ab-Soul – “Closure”

We’re only a few days away from the release of Ab-Soul’s These Days…, but that isn’t stopping the rapper from giving us more new material. Tonight he shares the visuals to “Closure,” which opens on Soul... Read more »

Watch Sam Smith Stun David Letterman With His Performance of “Stay With Me”

Sam Smith’s debut album In The Lonely Hour is finally out in the U.S. and the singer has seemingly been everywhere to promote the record. His latest appearance was on The Late Show With David Letterman,... Read more »