Listen: Pig Destroyer – The Diplomat

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Is there a better way to celebrate your Wednesday than a little grindcore? We didn’t think so. Off of the Virginian outfit’s forthcoming record, Book Burner, Pig Destroyer have provided a stream of their second single, “The Diplomat.” With relentless double bass, low-register growls and overall brutality, Pig Destroyer are delivering their typical rage as [...]

Listen: St. Lucia – September


Today Brooklyn-based digital-pop wizard St. Lucia premiered the title track off upcoming EP September (September 25th release) via Pitchfork. A long-overdue debut LP is due out in early 2013 on Columbia, a delightful bit of news for anyone who has heard the pop perfection of other tracks like “Before The Dive” and “Closer Than This,” or his [...]

Listen: Stream Menomena’s New Album Before You Buy It


Portland-based duo Menomena released their eagerly awaited fifth album, Moms, yesterday. If you need any convincing to head down to the record store to pick up your copy, stream the album in its entirety below. Following 2010′s Mines, band co-founder Brent Knopf set out to work on his own solo project. Remaining Menomena members Justin [...]

Mono – For My Parents


On their sixth album, For My Parents, the veteran Japanese band Mono have cultivated an experience of exquisite musical artistry with compositions both befitting the entirety of their lauded catalog and finding the band bridging the chasm between rock instrumentation and classical music more than ever before. Mono have never been elated with the lazy [...]

Drake Confirmed as Co-Producer of Posthumous Aaliyah Album

Earlier this week, we reported that Drake was rumored to produce the upcoming posthumous Aaliyah album. Yesterday, Billboard confirmed that Drake and his producer Noah “40″ Shebib will be co-producing the album and revealed a number of other details regarding the release. Jomo Hankerson, Aaliyah’s cousin and co-head of Blackground Records, told Billboard that the [...]

Listen: Desaparecidos – “MariKKKopa” and “Backsell”

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Last week, we reported that Conor Oberst debuted two new solo tracks. Now, fans can delight in additional new material from Oberst’s recently reunited punk group Desaparecidos. Pitchfork reports that tomorrow the band will release two new singles, titled “MariKKKopa” and “Backsell,” digitally and on 7″ vinyl (available here). Listen to “MariKKKopa” below and stream [...]

‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ Six-Disc Re-release Announced

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For the album’s 45th anniversary on Oct. 1, The Velvet Underground & Nico will be re-released as a six-disc deluxe edition. The Velvet Underground’s boundary-pushing debut is a staple for any historically-savvy music library; it features production and artwork by Andy Warhol, as well as vocals by the eery rock and roll seductress Nico. The [...]

Erykah Badu Infuriated Over NSFW Flaming Lips Video (Update)

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The NSFW video for the Flaming Lips and Erykah Badu collaboration, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” that was released last week has sparked a Twitter war between Badu and Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne. The video, directed by George Salisbury, featured Badu’s younger sister Nayrock, nude and covered in blood, glitter and [...]