A few days ago, NBA YoundgBoy announced that he was going to be kicking his 2022 off with the release of a mixtape this month. Following ‘Fish Scale‘ and ‘Emo Rockstar‘, he’s back with another new song that he dropped just minutes ago. It’s called...
Tears for Fears have released “Break the Man,” the third single from their upcoming album The Tipping Point. The track begins with haunting, ambient tones before the gripping vocals kick in. The opening verse is a call to action, with Curt Smith singing, “This was never what I...
Content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. The work of Washington, D.C. rapper SIR E.U doesn’t fit into any specific style or movement. He appears willing to rap over anything, whether shouting lines over a Justice track or freestyling over Drexciya-influenced techno. On “STAND NAME : NationWidu (全国),” a cryptically titled loosie recently posted on YouTube, he raps over a heart-quickening jazz fusion sample. Instead of trying to match its speed with a frenetic flow, he merely talks over the beat, delivering a series of absurd lines and rambling asides with quiet alacrity. A humorous line like “I hold my leg up when I dance in the club” passes so quickly that you don’t even think of it until minutes later, after he’s called himself Dionne Warwick, removed all his tagged photos on Instagram, and shouted out JoJo Siwa. When the six-minute lyrical barrage ends, you’re left wondering how he pulled it off.
DaBaby is trying out some melodies on his new song and people have thoughts about them. Yesterday (Jan. 16), the rapper dropped a new song titled "Sneaky Link Anthem" with a video that he directed himself. The track's verses feature DaBaby's familiar rap cadence, but the chorus hook showcases a different side of himself that hasn't been seen yet.
Falling in Reverse has released a new single called “Zombified.”. The track, which is available now for digital download, features lyrics including, “They’ll never let go/Of something you said 10 years ago/They’re cancelling you,” and takes aim at unnamed forces that are “pumping us with lies/like it’s formaldehyde.”
Adele has shared her latest visual for a song from her new album 30. Her latest video is for “Oh My God,” a song made in collaboration with Greg Kurstin. Watch it below. The last video Adele shared for a song from the album was the lead single “Easy on Me.” 30 was a predictably huge seller, staying at the top of the Billboard charts for weeks until being unseated by the Encanto soundtrack this week. Adele is set to begin a Las Vegas residency later this month.
Alt-J has released a new song called “Hard Drive Gold.”. The track is available now for digital download and via streaming services, while an accompanying music video has debuted on YouTube. The clip, which was co-directed by frontman Joe Newman, follows a determined pole vaulter, and ends with an apocalyptic twist.
The staff of Pitchfork listens to a lot of new music. A lot of it. On any given day our writers, editors, and contributors go through an imposing number of new releases, giving recommendations to each other and discovering new favorites along the way. Each Monday, with our Pitchfork Selects playlist, we’re sharing what our writers are playing obsessively and highlighting some of the Pitchfork staff’s favorite new music. The playlist is a grab-bag of tracks: Its only guiding principle is that these are the songs you’d gladly send to a friend.
Sasami has shared a new song. “Say It” is the latest industrial-influenced single from Squeeze, her forthcoming sophomore album. Check it out below. “‘Say It’ is a rage anthem dance track about spinning out because someone isn’t communicating with you,” explained Sasami in a press release. “I feel like when I hear the song, I see a hot femme with a mystical flamethrower engulfed in emotional blue flames throwing elbows alone in an industrial dance club in outer space.”
Two days before Christmas, The Divine Comedy (the orchestral-pop project of Northern Irish singer/songwriter/composer Neil Hannon) shared a new song, “Home For the Holidays.” It will be featured on their forthcoming compilation Charmed Life - The Best of the Divine Comedy, which is due out on February 4, 2022. On New Year’s Eve, the band performed their 1996 song “Something For the Weekend” on The Graham Norton Show. Listen to “Home For the Holidays” and watch the live performance below.
Swamp Dogg is releasing a new album via Don Giovanni Records. The full-length, titled I Need a Job... So I Can Buy More Auto-Tune, is out February 25. Below, listen to the lead single “Soul to Blessed Soul.”. Swamp Dogg, who is 79 years old, last issued Sorry You...
Earl Sweatshirt has another new song titled “Titanic” from his forthcoming album, Sick!, which arrives on January 14. He’s also revealed the full tracklist to the project, which features guest appearances from Armand Hammer and Bruiser Brigade’s Zelooperz. Check out “Titanic” and the rest below out below.
Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have officially released the debut single from their new band the Smile, which features Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner on drums. “You Will Never Work in Television Again” was produced by Nigel Godrich. Listen to the new single below. The Smile will...
Vein.FM, the Boston metalcore group formerly known as Vein, have announced a new album. It’s titled This World Is Going to Ruin You and it’s due out March 4 via Closed Casket Activities. The band also shared lead single “The Killing Womb” along with a music video directed by Max Moore. Check it out below (via Spin).
After a weather-related cancellation last year, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is returning to Manchester, Tennessee from June 16-19. Today (January 11), the festival has announced its full lineup, which includes headlining spots from J. Cole, Tool, and Stevie Nicks, as well as sets by the War on Drugs, Japanese Breakfast, Chvrches, the Chicks, 100 gecs, Herbie Hancock, Tierra Whack, Stevie Nicks, the Weather Station, Denzel Curry, slowthai, Sons of Kemet, Indigo De Souza, Tinashe, and many more. Check out the complete roster on the poster below.
Content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. At the end of the year, Tony Bontana released P.O.V, a collection that paired the Birmingham, UK musician’s thoughtful raps with his woozy soul and spaced-out funk productions. Opening with bleeps seemingly ripped from a ’70s sci-fi movie, “Nah Son Shits Actually Crazy” stopped me in my tracks when I first heard it. As the abstract beat morphs into a dirty, head-knocking groove, Tony raps hard, like the words have been buried inside him for a minute and needed to get out: “I was tryna’ eat some lunch/Days in the cold I was smokin’ on some runtz.” This shit is actually crazy.
Alex Lifeson's Envy of None project has released a new song from their upcoming self-titled debut album. You can listen to "Liar" below. "You let your darkness show / And now I know that everything you said was just a lie," singer Maiah Wynne sings over what the video's caption describes as "industrial beats, driving fuzz bass and atmospheric guitars ... thrilling in ways closer to the darker art rock of Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Circle than anything these musicians have been known for prior."
Content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. World Tour Mafia are trying to have a good time and stack a little bread in the process. After putting out solid posse cuts, the young rappers that make up the Midwest crew have begun releasing solo mixtapes like DaeMoney’s Slae Season and Scoob’s Scoob & Sydney Tour the World. Next in line is WTM Milt, whose tape Dog$hit & Ammunition pairs his laid-back flow with a mix of woozy and hard-hitting beats. An early highlight is “Do Better,” where Milt raps over a beat chill enough for a Larry June tape, drenching his words in swag. The simplicity of what he says is irrelevant, all that matters here is that he sounds cool.
Saxophonist Binker Golding and drummer Moses Boyd channel a sound as expansive as it is fierce, sculpting lightning-fast runs and whirling rhythms into vast, shapeshifting landscapes. Their music thrives on spontaneity: They recorded their 2017 album Journey to the Mountain of Forever with no edits or overdubs, and followed that studio LP with a pair of live recordings, 2018’s Alive in the East? and 2020’s Escape the Flames, captured at London’s Total Refreshment Centre. The duo’s forthcoming album Feeding the Machine breaks new ground: accompanied by electronic musician Max Luthert, they explode the timeline, using tape loops and delay to fashion a sound that seems to hover in place even as it charges forward.