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Twin Shadow – “The Ones” Video

This summer, Twin Shadow released the very good sophomore album Confess. And today, they’ve released a digital single of the album track “The Ones” — not the version from the album, but a lovely acoustic rendition that frontman George Lewis Jr. played during a recent KCRW session. Lewis also made a shaky, cobbled-together montage of [...]

Watch the Duck – Poppin’ Off

If you believe in cinemagraphic truisms of the Hollywood gospel—and who doesn’t—you know that before a hero can take on a trying physical endeavor, he must learn the true meaning behind a mentor figure’s cryptic mantra and channel it into something like enlightenment. At least, this is the only explanation I can muster for how [...]

Watch The National Play New Song “Lola” At ATP

This past weekend, the National curated and headlined their own ATP Festival in England, and during their set, they played four new songs. One of those was the set’s opener, “Lola,” a somber and strummy song that has me pretty amped about the prospect of a new National album. Watch a nicely-executed fan-made video below. [...]

Watch Frank Ocean Cover Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees”

Frank Ocean continues to own our soul. Last Thursday, the man played a short set at a press conference for Spotify. And during that set, he broke out a minute-and-a-half cover of Radiohead’s 1995 all-timer “Fake Plastic Trees,” using it to flex that buttery croon over luxuriant synth-pillows. It’s too short, it’s a crappy fan-made [...]

Watch Solange On Fallon

Last night, Solange absolutely slayed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, giving one of the best TV performances I’ve seen all year. She sang “Losing You,” the single from her great True (our favorite EP of the year), as one long extended sigh. She exchanged badass choreographed dance steps with her backing band, which included [...]

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