See Dan Deacon in Frank Sinatra-Inspired Ed Schrader’s Music Beat Video
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Ed Schrader’s Music Beat released the gleeful new video for “Riddles,” the title track of their buzzy third album, produced by avant-garde composer Dan Deacon. The video, directed by Jay Buim, opens like a Baltimore film noir. Beneath the glow of a streetlamp, singer Ed Schrader and bassist Devlin Rice trudge to local venue, the Crown, looking beleaguered in their suit and ties. But as the jittery piano converges with Rice’s bass, the scene morphs into a ragtag parallel universe...

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Review: Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Takes Dodgy Stage Dive Into Fame on ‘Day 69’
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America’s unhinged hormone warriors are never going to stop fighting for their right to party. Still, it’s not too late to protest the viral contagion that has selected Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Day 69 as the new soundtrack for that crucial rite of passage. Born Daniel Hernandez in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the 21-year-old rapper is the latest heat rock to skip across the ISPs of boundary-testing, (mostly male) adolescent music fans. But with this debut mixtape (which debuted in the Top Five of...

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10 New Albums to Stream Now: Logic, David Byrne and More Rolling Stone Editors’ Picks
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Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Tearing at the SeamsThe R&B revivalist’s second album “doubles down on roadhouse retro,” writes David Browne, adding the occasional electronic flourish and copious references to Leonard Cohen to their Southern-fried sound. “Even when he overshoots,” Browne writes, “Rateliff’s restless throwback sound feels like it’s moving toward real revelations. You’d have to think his mama would be proud.”Read Our Review: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night...

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Watch Judas Priest Unleash Mushroom Clouds, Snakes in ‘Spectre’ Video
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Judas Priest released a brooding new video for “Spectre,” a headbanger from their newly issued 18th LP, Firepower. The metal legends perform against a black backdrop throughout the clip, interspersed with foreboding shots of thunderstorms, snakes, blazing fires, mushroom clouds and surveillance footage of city streets. Firepower, out today, also features the singles “Never the Heroes,” “Lightning Strike” and the title track. The album marks the second studio appearance from guitarist Richie Faulkner (who...

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Watch New Jimi Hendrix Video for Unearthed ‘Lover Man’
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To mark today’s release of the Jimi Hendrix posthumous album Both Sides of the Sky, Experience Hendrix has unveiled a new video for the guitar god’s previously unreleased version of “Lover Man.” The John Vondracek-directed video features archival footage of Hendrix performing the song with his Band of Gypsys alongsode a montage of the guitarist’s home movies, photographs from the studio and psychedelic imagery. Hendrix and Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles recorded this take on...

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Hear the Decemberists Move Beyond Folk-Rock on New Song ‘Once in My Life’
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The Decemberists pair their signature folk sound with a newer art-rock arrangement on “Once in My Life.” The single begins with singer Colin Meloy belting “Oh, for once in my life/ Could just something go right?” over acoustic guitar. The track takes a vehement turn with synths, tremolo guitar drones and processed drum sounds. “Once in My Life” is the Decemberists’ second single from their upcoming eighth LP, I’ll Be Your Girl, following “Severed.” The quintet embraced...

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Soccer Mommy: Indie Rock’s New ‘Chill But Kinda Sad’ Hero
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The Nashville songwriter is one of indie rock’s most relatable heartbreak kids While no shortage of American liberal-arts undergrads have wondered whether the degree they’re working toward will be any use in the real world, for 20-year-old singer-songwriter Sophie Allison, those doubts got too loud to ignore. “It got to the point where I would be in class emailing my agent,” says Allison, who, until recently, was a music-business major at New York University. Her escape plan: Going all-in on...

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Hear Vince Staples’ Ferocious New Song ‘Get the F–k Off My Dick’
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Vince Staples defends his “avant-garde” creative choices and blasts the Grammy Awards for ignoring his acclaimed 2017 LP, Big Fish Theory, on the new song “Get the Fuck Off My Dick.” “I ain’t taking no more calls, might think ’bout calling it quits/ Press is trying to block my blessings; no more talking to Vince,” he rhymes over layered piano lines and distorted vocal samples. “NPR and XXL: Man, I can’t tell which is which/ Missed the mark; I think...

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Judas Priest on Their Half-Century Heavy-Metal Odyssey
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Rob Halford is the leather-clad avatar who has helped define heavy metal’s look and sound with his daring biker chic and triumphant screeches over the past 50 years with Judas Priest. He also does a mean Bob This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Judas Priest on Their Half-Century Heavy-Metal...

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Watch Noel Gallagher Deliver Rousing ‘Holy Mountain’ on ‘Kimmel’
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With Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds’ U.S. tour winding down, the guitarist and his band stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday to deliver a rousing, brassed-up rendition of that album’s “Holy Mountain.” The band has been on the road in support of their latest LP, Who Built the Moon? In the performance of the swirling rocker, the former Oasis guitarist was armed with nine-piece backing band complete with two keyboardists, a brass section and his infamous scissors player, who instead...

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Watch A Perfect Circle’s Smartphone-Obsessed ‘Disillusioned’ Video
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A Perfect Circle condemn digital obsession, praise the healing power of nature in the new video for “Disillusioned.” Directed by Alex Howard, the video follows a woman through a creepy, black-and-white space where a cult stands enraptured by their smartphones, scrolling until their eyes literally become blank. The protagonist sneaks outside, encountering a group of people at one with nature, holding hands in a circle. One person hands her a lighter, which she uses as a symbolic tool to rescue more...

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Jack Antonoff Talks Writing Process Behind Taylor Swift’s ‘New Year’s Day’
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Bleachers‘ Jack Antonoff appeared on The Tonight Show Thursday speaking about writing Taylor Swift’s “New Year’s Day” and the uncertainty of the songwriting process. “We wrote that song in a second, because we didn’t plan to write it. If you plan to write like a ballad or something like that, you always get a little bit less than you hopeful,” Antonoff said of the Reputation track. “We wrote that in and then the scratch take in my home, and then we played it.”...

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