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Neil Young Details New Album <i>The Monsanto Years</i>

Neil Young has detailed The Monsanto Years, his new LP about the food industry giant that was recorded with the Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah Nelson. That's the cover above, and you can find the tracklist below. It includes songs such as "A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop" (previously titled "Rock […]

Robyn Announces "Secret" Project La Bagatelle Magique

Photo via Robyn's Twitter Just in time for the twentieth anniversary of her debut album Robyn Is Here, Robyn has announced a new project called La Bagatelle Magique. It comprises the singer and her touring keyboardist Markus Jägerstedt, along with producer Christian Falk (a posthumous member; he died last year from pancreatic cancer). They'll […]

"Saturday Night Live"'s Vanessa Bayer Gives "Sound Advice" to Jenny Lewis

"Saturday Night Live"'s Vanessa Bayer stars in the Above Average web series "Sound Advice" as Janessa Slater, the world's least-helpful publicist. In the past, she has "advised" artists such as Drake, Haim, TV on the Radio, Sleater-Kinney, St. Vincent, Interpol, and Chromeo. Her latest episode is a […]

Refused Share New Track "Françafrique"

Photo by Dustin Rabin Last month, Refused announced Freedom, their first album in seventeen years (it's out June 30 via Epitaph). We've already heard "Elektra" from the new LP, which was was produced by Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Kate Bush, Nick Cave) and features songs written by the all-powerful pop-producer Shellback; today, […]

A$AP Rocky's New Album <i>At.Long.Last.A$AP</i> Is Out Now

A$AP Rocky is dropping his LongLiveA$AP follow-up, At.Long.Last.A$AP (A.L.L.A.), a week ahead of its original June 2 release date. It will be available online and in stores at midnight tonight. Update: It's out now on iTunes, as well as Spotify; listen below. OFFICIAL ALBUM RELASE IN STORES AND ONLINE @ MIDNIGHT TONIGHT , […]

Ariel Pink Discusses Madonna, Grimes, Robin Thicke on Bret Easton Ellis's Podcast

American Psycho/Less Than Zero author Bret Easton Ellis hosts a podcast—he's previously recorded conversations with Kanye West, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, the National's Matt Berninger, and others. Today, he's shared a new one with Ariel Pink. The two discuss childhood bullies, rock and pop music history, why […]

Icona Pop Return With "Emergency"

Photo by Robin Harper "I Love It" hitmakers Icona Pop are back with a new single, "Emergency", which will be out tomorrow on iTunes. UPDATE: It's out now. It features vocals by fellow Swedish pop artist Erik Hassle. The duo also plan to announce new tour dates soon. Icona Pop's last album was 2013's This Is... Icona Pop. Here's the […]

Chance the Rapper and the Social Experiment Share "Hiatus"

Photo via Instagram While you wait on Chance the Rapper and the Social Experiment's Surf, the Chicago outfit have shared another transmission from their home studio. "Hiatus" is a 78-second track housed in the same SoundCloud link where he shared "Home Studio (Back Up in This Bitch)" last year. Listen above. Update: "Hiatus" […]

Surfer Blood Robbed, Donations for Guitarist Thomas Fekete Stolen

Photo by Frank Maddocks Yesterday, Surfer Blood's van was broken into and robbed in Schaumburg, Ill. The band wrote on Facebook that in addition to losing "thousands of dollars in personal items and show settlements," they lost every donation that was collected for guitarist Thomas Fekete. Earlier this year, Fekete was […]

Arca Shares "Washed Clean"

Following last year's very good album Xen, Arca just dropped a new track today on SoundCloud. It's called "Washed Clean". When someone on Twitter told him "the beat didn't drop," he replied, "you're welcome." Listen above. Read our Update feature with Arca. […]