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  • Women Who Rock: Nelly Furtado

    Women Who Rock: Nelly Furtado | VIDEO

    In this Women Who Rock video, Canadian singer Nelly Furtado dishes about her new album, The Spirit Indestructible, and the R&B influences that have informed her career from the beginning – in particular,

    September 7, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Mr. Muthaf**kin' eXquire's New Photo Shoot

    Mr. Muthaf**kin' eXquire's New Photo Shoot | VIDEO

    One year ago, the Brooklyn rapper Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire was working as a security guard in Park Slope, handing out parking tickets not far from his native Crown Heights. He wrote rhymes during his downtime, he...

    August 20, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Song Premiere: Blondfire, 'Waves'

    Song Premiere: Blondfire, 'Waves' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Blondfire's 'Waves' Brother-and-sister duo Blondfire have been making music together since they were children. Now they've signed to Warner Bros. for...

    August 17, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Song Premiere: California Wives, 'Blood Red Youth'

    Song Premiere: California Wives, 'Blood Red Youth' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to California Wives' 'Blood Red Youth' Chicago New Wave outfit California Wives are prepping their full-length debut, Art History, out September 4th...

    August 16, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Song Premiere: Amy Cook Featuring Robert Plant, 'It's Gonna Rain'

    Song Premiere: Amy Cook Featuring Robert Plant, 'It's Gonna Rain' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Amy Cook's 'It's Gonna Rain (featuring Robert Plant)' On August 28th, Amy Cook will release Summer Skin, her follow-up to 2010's...

    August 15, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Album Premiere: The Darkness, 'Hot Cakes'

    Album Premiere: The Darkness, 'Hot Cakes' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to The Darkness' album 'Hot Cakes' Believers in a thing called love, rejoice. The Darkness, England's fearlessly flamboyant answer to 1980s glam...

    August 14, 2012 3:10 PM ET
  • Song Premiere: Deerhoof, 'Fete D'Adieu'

    Song Premiere: Deerhoof, 'Fete D'Adieu' | ARTICLE

    San Francisco noise-pop outfit Deerhoof release their 11th full-length LP, Breakup Song, on September 4th. The album closely follows on last year's Deerhoof vs. Evil, and if early preview "Fête D'Adieu" is any indication, it marks an...

    August 13, 2012 11:45 AM ET
  • Pet Shop Boys, 'Winner (Niki + the Dove Remix)'

    Pet Shop Boys, 'Winner (Niki + the Dove Remix)' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Pet Shop Boys' 'Winner (Niki + the Dove remix)' Veteran synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys will release their 11th studio album,...

    August 3, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Social Distortion, 'Gimme The Sweet and Lo

    Social Distortion, 'Gimme The Sweet and Lo | VIDEO

    With help from "Madtwins" sister duo Olya and Vera Ishchuk, California punks Social Distortion have produced an animated video for "Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown," which appeared on the band's 2011 release Hard Times and Nursery...

    July 30, 2012 11:55 AM ET
  • 'Searching For Sugar Man' Exclusive

    'Searching For Sugar Man' Exclusive | VIDEO

    Director Malik Bendjelloul intended to make a 10-minute segment about Rodriguez, an unlikely Seventies musical icon, for Swedish television. Instead, he spent four years of his life making Searching for Sugar Man, an acclaimed new documentary...

    July 26, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Hot Water Music, 'State of Grace'

    Hot Water Music, 'State of Grace' | VIDEO

    In May, Florida punk outfit Hot Water Music released Exister, their first LP in eight years. The band called it quits in 2006, only to reform and begin performing together less than two years later. This week,...

    July 25, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Song Premiere: Steve Vai, 'John the Revelator'

    Song Premiere: Steve Vai, 'John the Revelator' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Steve Vai's 'John the Revelator' Veteran guitar virtuoso Steve Vai will release his 16th solo album, The Story of Light, on...

    July 24, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Song Premiere: Boys Noize, 'What You Want'

    Song Premiere: Boys Noize, 'What You Want' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Boys Noize's 'What You Want' German producer Alex Ridha – better known under his stage name, Boys Noize – has announced the October 2nd...

    July 23, 2012 7:00 AM ET
  • Song Premiere: Rickie Lee Jones, 'Sympathy for the Devil'

    Song Premiere: Rickie Lee Jones, 'Sympathy for the Devil' | ARTICLE

    For over 30 years, singer Rickie Lee Jones has drawn critical acclaim for her ability to combine original songs with rousing covers. On her new album, the virtuosic performer has decided to set...

    July 19, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Wanda Jackson 'In the Studio'

    Wanda Jackson 'In the Studio' | VIDEO

    Wanda Jackson turns 75 in October, but the rockabilly icon shows little sign of slowing down. On October 9th, Jackson will release Unfinished Business – her 31st studio album – on Sugar Hill Records. With production by...

    July 10, 2012 12:30 PM ET
  • Robert Plant's Band of Joy, 'Gallows Pole'

    Robert Plant's Band of Joy, 'Gallows Pole' | VIDEO

    In early February, 2011, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy took the stage at Nashville's historic War Memorial Auditorium for a career-spanning set during a rare Tennessee blizzard. The Led Zeppelin frontman had...

    July 5, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • MP3 Download: Teenage Bottlerocket, 'Done With Love'

    MP3 Download: Teenage Bottlerocket, 'Done With Love' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Teenage Bottlerocket's 'Done With Love' Wyoming pop-punksters Teenage Bottlerocket will release their fifth studio album, Freak Out!, on July 3rd through...

    June 29, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • Song Premiere: Com Truise, 'Open'

    Song Premiere: Com Truise, 'Open' | ARTICLE

    Princeton producer Seth Haley – better known as Com Truise – has announced the July 17th release of In Decay, a collection of early recordings and rarities. The compilation follows two EPs and one full-length,...

    June 25, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • Imagine Dragons, ‘It's Time’ (Remix)

    Imagine Dragons, ‘It's Time’ (Remix) | VIDEO

    After a string of successful EPs, Las Vegas indie poppers Imagine Dragons have announced the release of Night Visions, their debut full-length, on September 4th. In the meantime, the band has teamed up with emerging Virginia producer...

    June 22, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • Song Premiere: Flaming Lips and Ghostland Observatory, 'Tasered And Maced'

    Song Premiere: Flaming Lips and Ghostland Observatory, 'Tasered And Maced' | ARTICLE

    The Flaming Lips have announced a full physical and digital release for The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, the band's exclusive Record Store Day collaboration album, on June 26th. Previously available only on...

    June 22, 2012 10:00 AM ET
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