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Best New Artists of the Month: March 2014

Finding new artists is easier than ever, but this creates a problem: it's harder than ever to filter through it all and keep tabs on what's really good. With so many artists popping up every day,... Read more »

Best Songs of the Week

With so much good music steadily coming through, it's easy to miss out on some of the best. To help prevent this, we've picked some of our favorite tracks from the week. Here are the songs... Read more »

The Catchiest Indie Songs in Current Rotation

Traditionally, indie music has been celebrated for reasons other than pure catchiness. Sure, there have always been catchy indie songs, and that's always a draw for some people, but there's also a stigma attached with huge... Read more »

Music Festivals, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down

Every year, right around this time, I have the same “…should I?” moment about going to music festivals. And every year, I look at my friends and say, “I’m getting too old for this shit” like I’m... Read more »

10 of the Best Alternative R&B Songs Out Right Now

Over the past years, we've seen the rise of alternative R&B in many forms. Straying from the contemporary R&B format, artists like Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Miguel, Janelle Monae, and How To Dress Well sparked the... Read more »

25 Music Festivals You Should Go to Before You Die

There’s nothing in the world like a music festival. Seeing your favorite musicians surrounded by thousands of other fans makes for an environment that can’t be replicated anywhere else—it’s euphoric. As fans, we save up our... Read more »

All in the Family: Are You More Likely to Reach Fame if Your Sibling is a Star?

Sibling rivalry is as old as the bible, causing family beef since Cain and Abel fought and died over one-upping each other to God. But how does it work in the music industry where the holy... Read more »

“He rhymes as weird as I feel”: Your Favorite Rappers on MF DOOM

Almost by design, Madvillainy is the stuff critics and anti-commercial backpackers' dreams are made of. It's track after track, bar after bar, of witticisms, punchlines, and English language mastery waxed over some the dustiest, funkiest beats... Read more »

Watch What Went Down at the Pigeons & Planes SXSW Party

2014 was the first year that Pigeons & Planes had a showcase at SXSW in Austin, and we kicked things off with a bang, throwing a party at the Complex house with Meg Myers, Lunice, Cerebral Ballzy, DJ... Read more »

5 Things We Learned From Mass Appeal’s “Off Tha Wall” Interview Series

Even if you’ve seen a million interviews with your favorite artists, Mass Appeal’s “Off Tha Wall” series ends up revealing some fascinating stuff through unconventional questions that get even the most interviewed artists to dive into... Read more »

Best Songs of the Week

With so much good music steadily coming through, it's easy to miss out on some of the best. To help prevent this, we've picked some of our favorite tracks from the week. Here are the songs... Read more »

Contest: Win Kanye West’s “808s & Heartbreak” Collector’s Edition Vinyl Pack

Kanye West fans and vinyl enthusiasts: this is the contest of your dreams. Universal’s Respect the Classics campaign has been running since September 2013, re-issuing classic hip hop records back on vinyl that have been out... Read more »

The First Tweets of Haim, Grimes, Bon Iver, Lorde, and Others

So, you can now find out the first tweet of anyone. Just go here, type in their Twitter handle, and boom. We’ve stalked the first tweets of some of our favorite tweeters, and some are pretty... Read more »

10 Rappers and Their Movie Director Equivalents

There are obvious similarities between directing movies and writing raps—storytelling, character development, powerful imagery—but the conversations sparked by hip-hop heads sound very different than the conversations between film critics. When you really look into it, though,... Read more »

10 Other Mysteries Courtney Love May Have Solved

On March 8, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 mysteriously and inexplicably went missing. In the days since, the search for the missing airline has only intensified, with help pouring in from all around the world to find... Read more »