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Drake Meme Appears In NYC Parks Department Proposal

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:04:12 +0000

Before Aubrey Graham was Drake, he was Jimmy Brooks, a wheelchair-bound teen on the Canadian soap Degrassi: The Next Generation. And to the New York City Parks Department, he will always be "Wheelchair Jimmy."



WizKid – “Everytime” (Feat. Future)

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:59:29 +0000

Drake significantly boosted WizKid's profile in America by having him guest on "One Dance," and the Nigerian singer put out his major-label debut, Sounds From The Other Side, back in June. Now he's linked up with another major American rap star in Future, who makes an appearance on WizKid's new track "Everytime." Listen below.



Canadian Punk Band Zex Dropped From Label Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:43:16 +0000

Yesterday, news surfaced that some copies of of the recent vinyl release of Beyoncé's Lemonade had mistakenly been pressed with the first side of Canadian punk band Zex's new album Uphill Battle. In the wake of that media attention, Pitchfork reports that the band's label, Magic Bullet Records, received several emails accusing guitarist Jo Capitalcide…



Ezra Koenig Shares Update On New Vampire Weekend Album

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:14:28 +0000

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig has been busy working on Neo Yokio, his new anime series for Netflix starring Jaden Smith. But in an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 today, he offered a rare update on Vampire Weekend's upcoming fourth album, which still has the working title Mitsubishi Macchiato.



Rebecca Black’s “Wasted Youth” Sounds An Awful Lot Like The Julia Michaels Song She Covered A Few Months Ago

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:54:45 +0000

Rebecca Black of "Friday" fame has a new EP out. It's called RE/BL and, as Popheads points out, it features a song titled "Wasted Youth," which sounds an awful lot like another track that came out this year called "Uh Huh" written by the songwriter and burgeoning pop star Julia Michaels. Here's "Wasted Youth": …



Watch The War On Drugs Debut A Deeper Understanding Songs At Maine Tour Opener

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:44:42 +0000

The War On Drugs kicked off their world tour in support of A Deeper Understanding at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine last night. The set included the live debut of several tracks from the album including "In Chains," "Knocked Down," "Nothing To Find," "Up All Night," and "Clean Living." Watch all five live debuts…



Bent Shapes Break Up

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:42:22 +0000

Ben Potrykus and Andy Sadoway started making music together in Boston back in 2009 under the name Girlfriends, and by the time they got around to releasing their first full-length in 2013, they had changed their name to Bent Shapes and soon after that they picked up a few new members in the form of…



Avey Tare Cancels Shows

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:36:54 +0000

Avey Tare was set to embark on a tour next month to promote his new album, Eucalyptus, which was released in the summer. The shows were supposed to kick off in Somerville, MA on 10/2 but according to Ticketfly, the gig's off. The Animal Collective member cancelled shows in other cities, too, including Toronto, Seattle,…



Q&A: Moses Sumney Delves Into Solitude His Own Way On Aromanticism

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:50:44 +0000

Nothing about Moses Sumney is ordinary. When you set out to solve for x in the equation of two strict Ghanaian parents who also happen to both be pastors, the solution is usually not one acclaimed singer-songwriter operating at an intersection of genres. Especially one that has a B.A. in Creative Writing, a circle of…



Downtown Boys – “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)” Video

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:02:53 +0000

Last month, Downtown Boys released their excellent new album, Cost Of Living, and today they've shared a video for its lead single "Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)." It was directed by Eavvon O’Neal and features live footage of the band intercut with a group of very cute kids having a party in a park that…



Album Of The Week: The Blow Brand New Abyss

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:01:38 +0000

There are weeks when the "Album Of The Week" idea seems entirely ridiculous and insufficient, when there are so many great records flooding in that it seems sad and unfair to highlight just one. This is one of those weeks. There is a whole lot of fucking great music coming out right now. Godspeed You!



Watch Paramore’s Hayley Williams Cover Jawbreaker

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:13:58 +0000

Paramore's Riot Fest set time clashed with the weekend's big Jawbreaker reunion, and Hayley Williams was sad about that. "the fact that our set time at Riot Fest overlaps a bit with jawbreaker is my slow but certain death. i hope you all see jawbreaker for me," she tweeted last month when the schedule was…



Investigators Looking Into Fire That Damaged Neko Case’s Home

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:05:16 +0000

Fire investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that heavily damaged Neko Case's 225-year-old Vermont home. Barnet firefighters were called to the indie musician's home at about 9:30 p.m. Monday. The Caledonian Record reports the fire could be seen from miles away. Case wasn't at the home at the…



Watch Gucci Mane Talk About Spring Breakers & His Kiss-Cam Proposal On The Daily Show

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:49:57 +0000

Back when Gucci Mane was at his circa-'09 artistic peak, he couldn't even get booked as a performer on a late-night show. But with his post-prison career revival in full swing and his autobiography coming out next week, Gucci is now getting the sit-down interview treatment. Last night, Gucci was a guest on Trevor Noah's…



Mai Lan – “Pas D’amour” Video

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:22:54 +0000

Earlier this year, French pop artist Mai Lan released her Vampire EP, which opened with a shadowy and tense track called "Pas D'amour." Today, she's shared a striking video for it directed by PANAMÆRA that features Mai Lan trying to make it through an inky blackness, first as a disembodied head submerged underwater and later…



Stream Prawn Run

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:11:43 +0000

Run is the first album from Ridgewood, NJ emo heroes Prawn since 2014's Kingfisher, though there have been occasional bursts of new music like their split EP with Moving Mountains. Whereas the last album infused Prawn's sound with orchestral flourishes, this time they've stripped their expansive and melodically charged howl-alongs back to only the traditional…



The She’s – “Heartache”

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:06:27 +0000

The She's have been making music together since they were young teens; their 2011 debut, Then It Starts To Feel Like Summer, is built around warm melodies and hopeful anticipation. Six years (and one EP) later, they're ready to release a proper full-length follow-up, which they self-produced wth counsel from tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus. The album's…



Torres – “Helen In The Woods” Video

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:03:47 +0000

Mackenzie Scott, the singer-songwriter who makes music under the name Torres, is following up her powerful 2015 LP Sprinter with Three Futures, her first album for 4AD. We've heard the intense "Skim" and the lovely title track, and now she's shared a new track called "Helen In The Woods," which comes with another creepy, disorienting…



Westside Gunn & Conway – “RIP Bobby”

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:01:53 +0000

Over the weekend, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, the legendary pro-wrestling heel manager and commentator, died at the age of 73. Heenan might be the greatest comedic genius ever to make a living in the field of professional wrestling, and he was a crucial part of the WWF's '80s boom period. After all, it was Heenan…



Hollywood Bowl Announces Willy Wonka Concert With Weird Al As The Oompa Loompas

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:45:20 +0000

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory will be brought to life at the Hollywood Bowl starting 11/3. While the film plays, a live cast will perform its iconic music alongside an orchestra. The show will star John Stamos as Willy Wonka, Elle King as Veruca Salt, Giancarlo Esposito as Candy Man, Finn Wolfhard (aka Mike…



Weaves – “Scream” (Feat. Tanya Tagaq) Video

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:44:43 +0000

Toronto Band To Watch Weaves and Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq were both up for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize last night, and they joined forces to perform a new song called "Scream" to close out the gala. Today, they've shared the official version of the song, which follows "#53" and "Walkaway" as the third…



Justice – “Pleasure” Video (NSFW)

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:39:31 +0000

French blog-house veterans Justice released their Woman album last year, and after getting Susan Sarandon to be in their "Fire" video, they've gone for psychedelic sex in their new clip for a new version of the album track "Pleasure." In the video, we see a couple having fairly graphic sex as light emanates from their…



Kacey Johansing – “Do You Want Me” Video

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:24:48 +0000

Artfully dreamy singer-songwriter Kacey Johansing is a Michigan native, but she resides in a California small town so reclusive that it's only accessible by unmarked roads. Perhaps that has something to do with why she named her recent album The Hiding? The release arrived this summer via Night Bloom Records, the label Johansing recently founded…



Perfume Genius – “Wreath” Video

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:09:33 +0000

Perfume Genius' explosively lovely No Shape remains one of the best albums that anyone has given us this year. And earlier this summer, at the same time as he shared Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's remix of his No Shape track "Wreath," Mike Hadreas announced a dance contest for the song. He asked fans to film themselves…



Watch Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, A Prodigy Tribute, And More At VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors 2017

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:52:02 +0000

VH1 turned the clock back Monday in another nostalgic trek down memory lane for Hip-Hop Honors: The ’90s Game Changers. To kick off the show, Missy Elliott performed her 1999 hit, "She’s A Bitch," complete with a stage recreation of the Hype Williams-directed music video.



Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow (Remix)” (Feat. Kodak Black)

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:45:13 +0000

Right now, the #2 song in the United States of America is "Bodak Yellow," an unlikely street-turned-crossover smash from unlikely great rapper Cardi B. Cardi's song title is a reference to Kodak Black, the troubled young Miami rapper, and the title serves as a tacit admission that she patterned her flow on the song after…



Q&A: Zola Jesus On Living In The Wilderness, Making Bangers, And Learning To Let Go

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:25:11 +0000

There may be better places to see Zola Jesus than a desiccated upstate New York factory full of intense-looking art-goths, but there probably are not many. The bottom of the Mariana Trench, maybe? A deep-space probe? Adrift on an ice floe through inky-black nighttime water while the Northern Lights dance above you? Point is: There…



Avril Lavigne Named “Most Dangerous Celebrity On The Internet”

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:20:27 +0000

One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyoncé at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory -- she's been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet.



Leonard Cohen – “Leaving The Table” Video

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:18:12 +0000

Last year, only a few weeks before he died, Leonard Cohen released You Want It Darker, a profound and thoughtful goodbye album. In retrospect, songs like "Leaving The Table" were always about preparing for death. And at last night's Polaris Awards, the audience got to see an early look at director Christopher Mills' new video…



Morrissey – “Spent The Day In Bed”

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:59:14 +0000

Last month, Morrissey announced that he'd signed a deal with BMG to launch his own label and that he had a new album called Low In High School ready to come out this fall. And today, Morrissey has confirmed all of it. Low In High School, which Morrissey recorded with past collaborator and veteran rock…



“Playas Gon’ Play” Songwriters Sue Taylor Swift

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:19:34 +0000

The songwriters who wrote 3LW's 2001 hit "Playas Gon' Play" are claiming that Taylor Swift ripped them off. TMZ reports that Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, who have also worked with the Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, and more are suing Taylor for 20% of her 2014 hit "Shake It Off." Admittedly, "Cause the…



Lido Pimienta Wins 2017 Polaris Music Prize

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:01:46 +0000

Lido Pimienta has won the 2017 Polaris Music for her 2016 album La Papessa, which was voted the Canadian Album Of The Year by a panel of music journalists and broadcasters. The Colombian-Canadian musician beat out a field of nominees that also included Leonard Cohen, Feist, BADBADNOTGOOD, Tanya Tagaq, and Weaves. Check out the shortlist…



Download Juicy J’s Highly Intoxicated Mixtape Feat. A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, Smokepurpp, & More

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:03:09 +0000

It may only be Monday, but Memphis rap wildman Juicy J is already getting Highly Intoxicated. His new mixtape features guest appearances from Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, XXXTentacion, Slim Jxmmi, Project Pat, and Smokepurpp and production by Mike WiLL Made-It, Key Wane, TM-88, Crazy Mike, Southside, $uicide Boy$. Listen to the…



Livestream The 2017 Polaris Prize Gala

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:50:05 +0000

Tonight, the annual Polaris Music Prize will be bestowed upon Canada's best album of the year. Last year, Kaytranada won, and Tanya Tagaq took the prize the year before. Tagaq is up for it again this year, and she and other shortlisted nominees including Weaves, Lisa LeBlanc, Lido Pimienta, and Leif Vollebekk will be performing…



Now Lil Wayne’s Parodied The Friends Theme

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:24:02 +0000

I guess rappers spoofing Friends is just a thing that is going to keep happening? Jay-Z recently recreated Friends with an all-black cast for his "Moonlight" video, and now Lil Wayne has appeared in a football-themed parody of the theme song for FOX Sports' NFL week two coverage. As you might imagine, his version has…



Idiot Crashes Alvvays Set And Tries To Kiss Molly Rankin

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:06:52 +0000

Alvvays are currently touring Europe in support of their very good sophomore album Antisocialites, and some shit went down at their concert in Antwerp, Belgium over the weekend. While the band was playing "Party Police" off of their 2014 debut, some idiot in the audience crashed the stage and tried to kiss frontwoman Molly Rankin.



Stream Wolves In The Throne Room Thrice Woven

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:21:13 +0000

Pacific Northwestern metal band Wolves In The Throne Room have already shared three tracks from their new album, Thrice Woven, which, when you consider the whole thing only have five songs in total, is quite a big chunk. But even though we've already heard "Born From The Serpent's Eye," "Angrboda," and "Mother Owl, Father Ocean,"



New My Bloody Valentine Album Could Be Coming In 2018

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:08:38 +0000

It took 21 years for My Bloody Valentine to release m b v but if a new festival bio is to be believed, it might be a lot shorter of a wait for their next album. Kevin Shields is playing the just-announced Sigur Ròs festival, and in the bio (as Reddit points out) it says…



Watch A Teaser Trailer For Showtime’s George Michael: Freedom Documentary

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:45:42 +0000

Next month, Showtime will air a documentary about George Michael called George Michael: Freedom. It was in production before the musician died last year and features Michael himself narrating the rise of his career. According to Pitchfork, a long list of celebrities were also interviewed for the final product, including Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Mary…



“867-5309″ Is No Longer the Highest-Charting Phone Number in Music History

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:32:34 +0000

According to Billboard, Logic’s "1-800-273-8255," which features Khalid and Alessia Cara, is now the No. 3 song in the country. This is a historic occasion because that makes "1-800-273-8255″ the highest-charting phone number (in the title of a song) in the Hot 100. Tommy Tutone’s ’80s hit "867-5309/Jenny," the prior record-holder, peaked at No. 4,…