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 >

The 21 Best Songs of #NYFW: Your New Favorite Playlist

Music | By. Alyssa Shapiro | September 12, 2014

For this, we didn't get half the photos we wanted because our batteries were drained from Shazaming everything good from shows and presentations. It was worth it. From Rihanna to Mø, FKA Twigs to Chris Isaak, Crowe-ther to Sbrtrkt, well you get the idea. Just for you, with all our love -- here is the best sounding 1 hour and 28 minutes of fashion week you'll hear this season. Read More >

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Brooklyn rockers Team Spirit have been some of our faves for the past couple of years now, and they're finally getting ready to release their debut album Killing Time at the end of the month. We promise that the quartet led by former Passion Pit keyboardist Ayad Al Adhamy makes for a guaranteed good time, but their muppet-filled new video for "Surrender" should help i... Read More >