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Movement Announce US Tour and Share Intimate “Ivory” Video

Movement’s self-titled debut EP, which came out via Modular People in May, is excellent. Now, one of the EP’s most surprising tracks, the guitar solo-featuring “Ivory” has an accompanying video, which is shared alongside extensive US... Read more »

Common Speaks on Parting Ways With G.O.O.D. Music

Kanye West’s longtime collaborator Common speaks up about splitting with West’s label, G.O.O.D. Music. This makes a lot of sense considering that he hasn’t been involved with anything G.O.O.D. Music-related recently. His 2011 album The Dreamer/The Believer was... Read more »

Chance The Rapper Is Working with Jessie Ware, James Blake, J. Cole, Wyclef Jean, and Boys Noize

Wow. In an interview with the UK’s DJ Semtex for BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, Chance The Rapper has confirmed some incredibly exciting artists that he’s recently worked with. Alongside more expected James Blake collaborations (they did... Read more »

Cub Scowl: The Best Memes of Jack White at a Baseball Game

The internet is a digestive system. It, like a human body, works best with a little patience and portion control. It’s been about 24 hours—you’ve probably seen the first batch of Jack White scowl memes, the... Read more »

Questlove Explains Why Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” is a Game-Changer

In an interview with TIME, Questlove explains how Australia is killing it right now, speaks on his new SoundClash show on VH1, and breaks down what makes a good cover song. But perhaps most interestingly, Questlove... Read more »

SBTRKT’s New Album Features Sampha, Jessie Ware, Raury, A$AP Ferg, and Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek

Yesterday, SBTRKT released a new song with Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, and announced that his second album, Wonder Where We Land, was on the way. Last night, at Log Cabin Studios in New York, we got to... Read more »

“You’re Dead!”: Flying Lotus Announces New Album and Tour Dates

Flying Lotus is back! The Brainfeeder label boss, experimental producer, and man behind Captain Murphy has announced his fifth studio album and an extensive accompanying tour. The new album will be called You’re Dead! and will come out... Read more »

Stream Lollapalooza Live on Red Bull TV This Year

This year, on August 1-3, Lollapalooza will stream live exclusively on Red Bull TV and Red Bull TV’s distribution network of partners including Apple TV, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire, Chromecast and Samsung Smart... Read more »

Faces in the Crowd: Portraits From The Forecastle Festival 2014

Since its conception 12 years ago, Forecastle has changed from a small community based event into what is now a massively recognized music festival that attracts some of todays and yesterdays biggest acts. Its odd location... Read more »

No, Drake Doesn’t Have a Smaller Vocabulary Than Wu-Tang Clan

Matt Daniels’ article “The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop” made waves among rap fans. Using statistical analysis, Daniels examines the lyrics of rappers from DMX to Kool Keith and creates a ranking based on the variety... Read more »

Jessie Ware Announces the “Tough Love” Tour

Stemming from a two week recording stint with production duo BenZel, Jessie Ware shared the fantastic track “Tough Love,” a relaxed but powerful single that drew praise from all around. Today—less than two months later—the U.K.... Read more »

Trends From the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival

Now in its ninth year, Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival has transcended nitpicking about its lineup to become more of a lifestyle choice than a decision made by a careful consumer. With over 40 acts spread over... Read more »

Kanye West: “I’m a blowfish. I’m not a shark, I’m a blowfish.”

Kanye West doesn’t do a lot of press, but he’s on the cover the new GQ and opened up about some things, including the paparazzi, why he got married, and being a blowfish. That blowfish part?... Read more »

The Week on Twitter With Lorde, El-P, and ScHoolboy Q

This week on Twitter: - Lorde explains how important her hair is - El-P tells us how we should address him - ScHoolboy Q is ready to record another album Here is the week on Twitter.... Read more »

Lorde Compares Kanye West to Her School Principal and Speaks on Pop Culture Critics

In a new feature for The Guardian, 17-year-old Lorde opens up about some things she’s learned since her rapid ascent. It’s interesting stuff because whether you’re a fan of her music or not, her situation is... Read more »