Music

You don’t know his name, perhaps; but you surely know his CV. As producer, songwriter and remixer, the interminably groovy Stuart Price has collaborated with the likes of The Killers, Pet Shop Boys, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, Kylie and, most notably, Madonna (he was all over Confessions On A Dance Floor). He also operates stealthily under possibly dozens of noms de guerre—remember Les Rythmes ... Read More >

Hi-Five: New Music From Tove Lo, Made In Heights + More

Music | By. Mathias Rosenzweig | September 18, 2014

GIF via Tove Lo Tove Lo – Moments Despite Tove Lo’s virtually promised position as a major player in mainstream pop music, her lyrics have not become any less candid than those in “Habits,” the track that garnered her international recognition. The Swedish songstress just released “Moments” and “Timebomb” on Youtube, with the first including lyrics like “I can get a lit... Read More >

Openly gay rapper Cazwell’s new song “Dance Like You Got Good Credit” and corresponding music video (NYC-based) parodies normative lifestyle values in the traditional rap-god video format. The lyrics are almost a little too real for many hip-hop listeners, and sure to stir up some controversy. Riding the recent vaporwave internet trend, Cazwell’s video still manages to balance the satire ... Read More >

A Night Out with ASTR

Music | By. Jack McCready | September 17, 2014

ASTR on stage by Rebekah Campbell "Got the club blowing up on Tuesday, got your girl in the cut and she choosy," is the hook of iLoveMakonnen and Drake's popular track right now, and I'm not really focused on Drake here but the lyrics apply when it comes to my night out last Tuesday with NY music duo ASTR. It started way too early that morning when my friend, photographer Rebekah Campbell,... Read More >

Hi-Five: Throwback Christina Aguilera, New Childish Gambino + More

Music | By. Mathias Rosenzweig | September 16, 2014

Christina Aguilera – Genie In A Bottle I must be feeling some sort of way today because Christina Aguilera is not really my cup of 90s/00s pop tea. Was always more of a Britney Spears kind of guy. Anyway, Aguilera sounds a lot more like the drag queens who imitate her thanks to deepened vocal manipulation, and it sort of works! Take a listen to the throwback, above. Childish Gambino ... Read More >

If you’re settling in for a Gregg Araki film, you know you’ll be treated to an amazing soundtrack. And with his new deliciously dreamy suburban teen mystery White Bird in a Blizzard—starring Shailene Woodley and Eva Green—he employs the story’s early 1990’s setting to fill out the film with amazing music. of the time. So amidst the Cocteau Twins and Siouxsie and the Banshees, is a f... Read More >

No one likes a thief, so it's a good thing Tremor Low know how to ask politely. The Oakland, CA trio copped the foundations to their new song "Solemn People" from a neighboring band, and the result is electro-pop triumph. “All of the bands in our rehearsal complex are doom and death metal bands,” the band's Don Bellinger tells us. “So, one day we were caught off guard when we heard someo... Read More >

Hi-Five: Kid Ink Feat. Usher and Tinashe + More

Music | By. Mathias Rosenzweig | September 15, 2014

Rome Fortunte – FriendsMaybe (Feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN) This track is full of crafty and lighthearted rhymes with vocals bouncing up and down between different octaves. I wouldn’t call the vocal tonation anything to gawk over, but it all works in a sort of Biz Markie “Just A Friend” way. Crooked Colours – Capricious I’ve featured Perth’s Crooked Colours a couple of times ... Read More >

Bjork Talks On Her ‘Biophilia’ Live Concert Film

Film | By. Ken Scrudato | September 12, 2014

As the lyrical content of contemporary pop music reaches staggeringly vacuous new…“bottoms” (behold: J-Lo’s “Booty”), continuing reflections on the astonishing scope of Björk's 2011 masterpiece Biophilia become all the more exigent. The equivocal Earth Goddess had spent four years on an impassioned yet vigorously scientific quest to fathom and subsequently explicate the elusive es... Read More >

Theophilus London – Tribe (Feat. Jesse Boykins III) It seems that Theophilus London has been awkwardly perched between hip Internet phenomenon and rap all-star for years. “Tribe” is fast-paced, addictive, and altogether a step above his previous work. With the help of legends like Karl Lagerfeld, who shot the artist’s upcoming album art, London is going to be making a hasty and powe... Read More >