Singer Jessie Ware covers a ’90s classic. Does she do right by Prince and Martika?
Man, I really wanna like this. I do. I mean, I should like this. Right? Members of Isis and deftones’ own voicebox Chino Moreno in a band together called Palms? It should (in theory, anyway) blow the roof off of shoegaze metal everywhere. The descendents of Neurosis paired with the singer of the undisputed kings of nu-metal (Because they survived and evolved unlike their peers) on paper looks fantastic. The execution, however, is bland. “Patagonia”, the first official release from [...]
Beyonce and Andre 3000 cover Amy Winehouse. The result? Well, just listen.
It’s a soul explosion! Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu collide on a new track.
Three is the magic number once again.
Kweli? Miguel. Let’s do a record together.
Has it really been six years since Era Vulgaris? Six whole years since new Queens of the Stone Age music? Yes, my friends, it has. But the wait is almost over as today brings the first taste of …Like Clockwork (Due on June 4th through Matador) in the form of “My God Is The Sun”. It’s definitely QOTSA-level awesomeness and well worth the wait as it encapsulates everything that makes this band great. Bandleader Josh Homme sounds as spectacular as [...]
Following an extensive tour in support of his excellent 2011 LP How Do You Do, Mayer Hawthorne has just unleashed his latest single. Similar to the stylistic leap between his first two albums, “Designer Drug” shows Hawthorne staying within his idiom of blue eyed soul, yet inching into new territory. It’s a solid strategy for maintaining your fanbase while not becoming artistically stagnant. This time around, Hawthorne has taken a left onto the dancefloor, serving up an irresistibly catchy tune [...]
Bears! Bears! Bears! “I Guess We’re Both Lonely” is just over three minutes of goth-soaked bliss that’s equal parts Interpol and She Wants Revenge. I have no idea where this band came from but I thank my lucky stars that the Popblerd Gods dropped this single onto my desk. Hailing from the Bay Area, Bears! Bears! Bears! take a fresh swing at a sound that’s been done once or twice before. In this trio’s case, though, they manage to tighten [...]
John Legend is as smooth as ever. Check out his brand new single.