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Dennis Rodman Lifted Eddie Vedder Into the Air at a Pearl Jam Show

24 August 2016

Dennis Rodman made a surprise appearance at Pearl Jam’s  Chicago show last night, where he picked lead singer Eddie Vedder up and held him in his arms onstage during a rendition of “Black, Red, Yellow.” Such a familiar embrace shouldn’t come as a surprise, especially since the former Chicago Bulls player has been a fan of the grunge torchbearers […]

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Sad13 (Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis) Tries to ‘Get a Yes’ in New Solo Song

24 August 2016

When Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis goes pop, she’s Sad13. After revealing the new moniker through a single with Lizzo earlier this year, Dupuis has just shared her first proper solo single, “Get a Yes.” First impression: Guitar distortion is out. “Get a Yes” relies on cotton-candy synths to anchor Sad13’s lyrics (“I say yes to the… This news […]

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Kero Kero Bonito Release Manic-Pop ‘Graduation’ Anthem

24 August 2016

Hyper-pop project Kero Kero Bonito have been making waves for a while with sugared-up, sometimes-sardonic anthems like “Picture This,” “Lipslap,” and “Break.” Now the U.K. trio is back with a new single called “Graduation,” plus news of a full-length called Bonito Generation, arriving on October 21 via Double Denim Records . Opening with electronic handclaps,… This […]

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Listen to Sharon Van Etten’s ‘Not Myself,’ Honoring Victims of the Orlando Tragedy

24 August 2016

To honor the victims of Orlando and support the work of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund , Sharon Van Etten has released the new single “Not Myself.” The beautiful track pays tribute to the victims of the tragedy and is available for a standard fee on Bandcamp, with the option to donate more if a […]

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American Football Announce Their First Album in 17 Years

24 August 2016

Math rock is having a bit of a moment. After teasing a few days ago that something was coming, American Football have announced they’ll be releasing their eponymously titled sophomore album on October 21. It’s also their first album in 17 years. The group previously reunited in 2014 to embark on a reunion tour . American… This […]

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Kodak Black Accused of Sexual Battery in South Carolina

24 August 2016

Kodak Black has been accused of sexual battery stemming from an encounter in Florence, South Carolina, according to the Sun-Sentinel . The Florence County Sheriff’s Office alleges that on February 7, Black — born Dieuson Octave — engaged “in the sexual battery of the victim at a hotel located at 2120 West Lucas Street, Florence, S.C.” The… This […]

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Thundercat Takes Us Aboard a ‘Bus in These Streets’

24 August 2016

Thundercat can potently express a wide range of emotions through his virtuoso musicianship and falsetto voice. His mournful hymns are profound, his contemplations carry weight , and his whimsical numbers are purposefully weightless. “Bus in These Streets,” which premiered earlier today on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” is a Saturday morning jingle that fits in line with the […]

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Puddle of Mudd Frontman Gets a Visit From the Bomb Squad in Latest Incident

24 August 2016

Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin’s continued erratic behavior has now drawn the attention of the local bomb squad, according to TMZ . The site reports that Scantlin took extreme security measures at his West Hollywood home after his car was broken into numerous times, according to law enforcement. The setup used two vehicles: A radio… This […]

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Watch Blood Orange Perform ‘Augustine’ and ‘Thank You’ on ‘Conan’

24 August 2016

Blood Orange stopped by Conan last night, where he performed two tracks from the just-released (and SPIN Essential) Freetown Sound : “Augustine” and “Thank You.” The moving performance included a photo tribute to Terrance Mack  and Philando Castile  (victims of police shootings), and the murdered Turkish transgender activist Hande Kader . Dev Hynes began the show sitting […]

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Empire of the Sun Share Exuberant New Single, ‘High and Low’

24 August 2016

Now that we know Australian dance-pop duo Empire of the Sun are coming out with a new LP, Two Vines , it’s time to sit back and take in what are sure to be some excellent end-of-summer singles. The first is an instantly anthemic one called “High and Low,” which premiered yesterday on KROQ and Zane Lowe’s […]

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