Pop

W.W.A. – “Straight Outta Chicago” Video

N.W.A. are in the air right now. The much-ballyhooed N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton is premiering tomorrow, Dr. Dre just released his long-awaited new solo album, and now, just one day after Ice Cube said some gross, kinda misogynistic stuff about women and N.W.A., tough-as-hell female Chicago rappers Katie Got Bandz, Sasha Go Hard, Chella […]

Pop

Nevermen – “Tough Towns”

2015 will be remembered as the year of peak irony (see the Scientology shirt above), the year of streaming, and hence, the year of the supergroup. This year is also the year that TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Faith No More’s Mike Patton, and rapper Adam “Doseone” Drucker will release their first album as […]


Pop

Low – “What Part Of Me”

Minnesota legends Low have been making slow, patient, harmonically rich indie rock for many, many years. Their new album Ones And Sixes is set to arrive next month, which they recorded at Justin Vernon’s April Base Studios, and we’ve already heard first single “No Comprende.” The next song they’ve shared is a full, warm tune […]

Pop

Kill J – “Propaganda”

Copenhagen’s fiercest drone-pop mercenary Kill J is back with a new track. “Propaganda” is a bombastic, fangs-bared snarl at sexism twisted into a glassy, sinuous groove. Take everything you know about Scandinavian pop and dip it in darkroom chemicals; Kill J is the monochrome film negative that emerges. “You should be more like those girls […]

Pop

Despot – “House Of Bricks”

New York underground rap monster Despot has been doing serious damage on other people’s songs in recent years. He’s shown up on tracks with people like El-P and Das Racist and Blood Orange, and he’s just wrecked shit. And he’s kept himself busy, touring with Run The Jewels and co-hosting his “Down 4 So Long […]

Pop

Destroyer – “Girl In A Sling” Video

It’s gotta be tough to follow up a straight-up masterpiece like Destroyer’s 2011’s album Kaputt, but with the badass Springsteen-esque rocker “Dream Lover,” Dan Bejar made a strong case that he’s up to the challenge. Now he’s further cemented Poison Season’s status as a worthy successor with the very different but very gorgeous piano- and […]