The Saddest Songs of 2014 (So Far)

A popular new thing on the internet is sadness. Sad rap has officially become a thing, and people love to tweet about how they're crying at a concert, or forever alone, or joining the Sad Boy... Read more »

10 New Artists You Should Know According to Years & Years

Years & Years are a band from London who are creating their own space in the busy pop landscape. There's a bubbly, summery feel to much of their music, which combines guitars, electronics, and bright, poppy... Read more »

The 20 Best New Albums Streaming on Spotify Right Now

20 years ago, a music junkie couldn't even comprehend what Spotify offers. We complain about the modern day struggles that come with streaming services and unlimited access to music, but at the end of the day,... Read more »

15 Songs That Make You Feel Like You’re in the Jungle

Every once in a while an artist has to step outside of their comfort zone and find new inspiration for their music. Many artists draw inspiration from the same thing: nature. The world is naturally a... Read more »

15 Free Songs You Should Download Right Now

Every Sunday we collect the best free music we can find and put it all in one place. If you fell behind or just feel like building up your iTunes, we've got you covered. Here are... Read more »

A Lyric Video Actually Worth Watching: Sway Clarke II’s “Secret Garden”

I hate lyric videos. I really do. In theory, they are harmless—just videos that feature all the words to a song, right? But they always feel like marketing schemes, like less-cool music videos whose objective is to suck... Read more »

Frank Leone – “Across The Earth”

I made ['Across The Earth'] for the World Cup this year, and if I’d been asked to do the theme instead of Pitbull and J-Lo this is what I’d have given them. I sampled a Bulgarian... Read more »

Astronauts, Etc. – “Gravity”

At the heart of Astronauts, Etc. lies  pianist and vocalist Anthony Ferraro, a musician forged in the crucible of strict classical training and, conversely, the era and genre-spanning freedom of Napster. The result of formal discipline and... Read more »

Do You Have What It Takes to be the Next Artist Released on the Legendary Stones Throw Records?

Do you think you have what it takes to be released on Stones Throw Records? Well here’s your chance. In an interesting twist stemming from a recent headphone collaboration, Stones Throw and AIAIAI are teaming up to... Read more »

Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Wrote the Music For a Broadway Play Starring Michael Cera

Fresh off the release of his album, Michael Cera is moving right on to another project. This time, he’ll be taking his talents to Broadway. The play he’s starring in is called This Is Our Youth,... Read more »

Daily Discovery: Grace Mitchell, a 16-Year-Old From Portland Who’s Inspired by Alanis Morissette and Lana Del Rey

Daily Discovery is a feature that will highlight a new or recently discovered artist that we’re excited about. See the rest of our Daily Discoveries here. By Rosa Barney If you’re a fan of Lorde, Banks,... Read more »

Gidge – “Norrland”

The word progressive has a stigma attached to it that brings to mind some pretty corny acts, but not many producers sound as genuinely progressive and forward-thinking as Swedish duo Gidge. Taken from their upcoming album Autumn Bells, “Norrland” is... Read more »

Premiere: Mila J – “Smoke, Drink, Breakup (L-Vis 1990 Remake)”

L-Vis 1990 is one of the most constantly exciting and innovative producers around. If you’re into dance music in any way you should already be familiar—L-Vis is the co-founder of the influential label/party Night Slugs along with Bok... Read more »

Premiere: Download Kyle Woods & Khallee’s Funky “At Night”

When we talk about Chicago, we’re often talking about its explosive rap scene, which encompasses everything from King Louie to Common, by way of Lucki Eck$ and Sicko Mobb, but there’s an exciting world of R&B... Read more »

Download Jules Born’s “Memorybilia” EP

Yesterday, Lauren Schwartzberg, who occasionally writes for Pigeons & Planes, pointed me in the direction of Jules Born. She interviewed him for Vice and premiered his new EP. You may be familiar with Jules from his other project,... Read more »

The 20 Best New Albums Streaming on Spotify Right Now

20 years ago, a music junkie couldn't even comprehend what Spotify offers. We complain about the modern day struggles that come with streaming services and unlimited access to music, but at the end of the day,... Read more »

Kelela x Le1f x P Morris – “OICU”

Having spent the past eight months playing shows and working on her debut album, scheduled for release next spring, Kelela is in the mood to give her fans a gift in the form of a new song... Read more »

Earl Sweatshirt on Taylor Swift’s New Video: “It’s inherently offensive”

Yesterday, Taylor Swift released “Shake it Off,” the first single from her upcoming album 1989. The accompanying video showcases a variety of dance styles, from ballet to twerking. In the twerking scene, the accompanying dancers appear to be mostly black.... Read more »

Video: Haim ft. A$AP Ferg – “My Song 5″

One of the catchiest songs from Haim’s debut album, “My Song 5,” has received a star-studded video for its A$AP Ferg-featuring remix. Despite releasing Days Are Gone in September last year, “My Song 5″ has only really... Read more »

Future – “Monster”

Future has been relatively quiet this summer since the release of Honest, but tonight he returns with a new single, “Monster,” produced by frequent collaborators Metro Boomin and Southside. It’s a dark, hard-hitting record that Future... Read more »