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First Listen: Hot Chelle Rae

First Listen: Hot Chelle Rae

24 November 2011

With a hit single in ‘Tonight Tonight’ – not to mention this year’s Best New Artist AMA – on their hands, there’s no denying tha...

New Cover: Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis

New Cover: Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis

24 November 2011

Following the ‘Bonnie And Clyde’ duet between Scarlett Johansson and Serge Gainbourg’s son Lulu that we brought you a few months ago, Hollywood coupl...

First Look: M83

First Look: M83

23 November 2011

So, most of you regular Play For Life readers will already be aware of 'Hurry up, We're Dreaming', the new studio album from...

Free Track: WZRD

Free Track: WZRD

23 November 2011

Rapper/ some-time actor Kid Cudi has gone and named January 30 as the release date for the debut album from his new musical...

Demo Tracks: Radiohead

Demo Tracks: Radiohead

22 November 2011

Allow us to take you way, way back in time, to the days when renowned alt-rockers Radiohead went by their original band name,...

Live Clips: 2011 American Music Awards

Live Clips: 2011 American Music Awards

22 November 2011

Just in case you missed out, here's a quick re-cap from this year's fan-voted American Music Awards ceremony, which took place in LA...

New Video: Feist

New Video: Feist

21 November 2011

Hitting a lower-key - if equally as potent - visual note as compared to Beyonce's gold and glitter-decked double-offering is 'How Come You...

New Videos: Beyonce

New Videos: Beyonce

21 November 2011

If Beyonce wants to keep on showering us with videos from her genius new album '4', each seemingly superior to the last, who...

Live Clip: Lykke Li

Live Clip: Lykke Li

18 November 2011

Yet another incendiary performance piece from Swedish ingenue Lykke Li now, whose sophomore album, 'Wounded Rhymes' hasn't stopped gathering in pace and...

First Look: Childish Gambino

First Look: Childish Gambino

18 November 2011

Aside from Drake's 'Take Care', one sure contender for the most anticipated hip-hop release of winter 2012 is 'Camp', the debut...

First Listen: Little Boots

First Listen: Little Boots

17 November 2011

You might remember Little Boots, aka British DIY champion Victoria Hesketh, whose debut album, 'Hands', caused quite a trans-atlantic stir back in 2009....

New Track: Mariah Carey and John Legend

New Track: Mariah Carey and John Legend

17 November 2011

Justin Bieber isn’t the only one testing his vocals against those of Mariah Carey this holiday season, oh no. Soul supremo John L...

Demo Track: Sky Ferreira

Demo Track: Sky Ferreira

16 November 2011

Big news everyone; precocious pop poppet Sky Ferreira might at last be ready to sign off on a debut album. But then again,...

New Remix: Lady Gaga vs Foster The People

New Remix: Lady Gaga vs Foster The People

16 November 2011

With all eyes on the impending premiere of Lady Gaga's 'Marry The Night' video, it might be easy to overlook the release of...

Free Mixtape: Madden Brothers and Various Artists

Free Mixtape: Madden Brothers and Various Artists

15 November 2011

Good Charlotte brothers Joel and Benji Madden have put their LA-underground connections to good use, enlisting the guest services of Wiz Khalifa, The...

New Video: Katy Perry

New Video: Katy Perry

15 November 2011

So, it's a sixth 'Teenage Dream' single from Katy Perry. Do you remember how old you were when the album's lead track 'California...

Free MP3: Holy Ghost!

Free MP3: Holy Ghost!

14 November 2011

Besides their now customary generosity in giving away several tracks from their self-titled debut album, we love NYC dance duo Holy Ghost! for...

Live DVD Trailer: Adele

Live DVD Trailer: Adele

14 November 2011

So, Adele's been absent from performing of late, having cancelled her entire US tour due to ongoing issues with a her voice. Though...

First Look: The Roots

First Look: The Roots

11 November 2011

Hip-hop's premier house band, The Roots, are well into the process of hyping their upcoming album, ‘undun’, a concept piece based on ...

Studio News: Madonna

Studio News: Madonna

11 November 2011

So, you may or may not have tapped into the furore surrounding a leak of Madonna’s comeback single, ‘Give Me All Your Lo...

Animated Video: Justin Bieber

Animated Video: Justin Bieber

10 November 2011

Justin Bieber, that busy little teen-pop bee, is releasing videos at a pace to match Beyonce’s snowballing run of ’4′ promos, havin...

New Remix: Coldplay vs Tiesto

New Remix: Coldplay vs Tiesto

10 November 2011

In what we're sure must be heavenly news for Coldplay and club-music fans alike, Dutch house DJ Tiesto has added an extra...

New Track: Paramore

New Track: Paramore

9 November 2011

Those of you who signed up to pop-punks Paramore's singles club last month will already know this, but the colorful trio have loosed...

Web Blog: Rihanna

Web Blog: Rihanna

9 November 2011

She might seem like a world-conquering singing superstar, but Rihanna wants everyone to know she's just like the rest of us. For evidence...

Live Clip: Lana Del Rey

Live Clip: Lana Del Rey

8 November 2011

Much blogged-about chanteuse Lana Del Rey played the first in a sold-out run of live UK concerts over the weekend, gracing the stage...

New Video: TI feat Big KRIT

New Video: TI feat Big KRIT

8 November 2011

Now that he's finally a free man, rehabilitated rapper TI seems to be staying on the straight and narrow in the video for...

Free MP3: White Denim

Free MP3: White Denim

7 November 2011

Beloved by all the key indie critics, Texan darlings White Denim have a rare knack for shape-shifting between scuzzy psych-rock chancers, not to...

First Listen: Robin Thicke feat Lil Wayne

First Listen: Robin Thicke feat Lil Wayne

7 November 2011

You'd be forgiven for thinking, at first, that 'Pretty Little Heart' was a number taken from Lil Wayne's solo catalog. It does, after...

New Song: Mumford & Sons

New Song: Mumford & Sons

4 November 2011

Having wrung just about every drop of goodness from their 2009 debut album, 'Sigh No More’, British folk troupe Mumford & S...

Live Cover: Taylor Swift

Live Cover: Taylor Swift

4 November 2011

Surely there’s no hard sell needed on this one… I mean, Taylor Swift covering Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River’ sounds like a g...

First Listen: DOOM, Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood

First Listen: DOOM, Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood

3 November 2011

As part of its tenth anniversary celebrations, London-based alt label Lex Records has announced news of ‘Complex’, an exclusive ten-track compilation alb...

New Video: Mary J Blige

New Video: Mary J Blige

3 November 2011

Judging by her latest single, ’25/8′, which carries the tagline “24/ 7 ain’t enough”, Mary J Blige’s diva-ish demands have really got out of ...

New Video: Foster The People

New Video: Foster The People

2 November 2011

Having dreamt up an electrifying concept for their last video, 'Helena Beat', Foster The People are once again flexing their creative muscles in...

First Listen: Justin Bieber ft Busta Rhymes

First Listen: Justin Bieber ft Busta Rhymes

2 November 2011

Since Justin Bieber kindly gifted us with his holiday LP, 'Under The Mistletoe', this week, and we felt it only fair to give...

New Track: Flaming Lips

New Track: Flaming Lips

1 November 2011

So, a new song from psych-rock specialists - and lovers of gummi skull singles releases - The Flaming Lips. But '7 Skies H3'...

Live Clips: Jay-Z and Kanye West

Live Clips: Jay-Z and Kanye West

1 November 2011

So, the weekend saw the start of Jay-Z and Kanye West's much-anticipated 'Watch The Throne' tour, which had its inaugural date in Atlanta,...

Live Session: St Vincent

Live Session: St Vincent

31 October 2011

Much as we love St Vincent's Annie Clark, and her sublime yet sinister third album, 'Strange Mercy', we couldn't help but feel a...

Last Look: REM

Last Look: REM

31 October 2011

So, REM are due to call time on their 31 year career with the release of their definitive greatest hits LP, 'Part Lies,...

First Look: Katy B

First Look: Katy B

28 October 2011

London-bred singer Katy B is one strong-willed lady. Having declared she was 'On A Mission' with her lead US single, she then made...

Live Clip: Bad Bad Not Good feat Tyler, The Creator

Live Clip: Bad Bad Not Good feat Tyler, The Creator

28 October 2011

We've been on young jazz trio Bad Bad Not Good's case ever since they began covering tracks from Odd Future kingpin Tyler, The...

Album Stream: Florence + The Machine

Album Stream: Florence + The Machine

27 October 2011

Ably steered by their flame-haired figurehead, Florence Welch, English band Florence + The Machine have revisited the choral folk sensibility of...

New Video: Beyonce

New Video: Beyonce

27 October 2011

As far as releasing videos is concerned, Beyonce is on a hot streak at the moment. The R&B mother-to-be has unveiled fresh...

Free MP3: Pusha-T

Free MP3: Pusha-T

26 October 2011

With the November 8 drop-date of his new EP, 'Fear Of God 2: Let Us Pray', growing closer every day, former Clipse member...

New Cover: Nine Inch Nails

New Cover: Nine Inch Nails

26 October 2011

UK-based music magazine Q has marked the 20th anniversary of U2's seminal LP, 'Achtung Baby', in pretty ostentatious fashion; by commissioning a new...

Live Clip: Arcade Fire ft Neil Young

Live Clip: Arcade Fire ft Neil Young

25 October 2011

Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder were amongst the indie stars to turn out over the weekend in support...

Video Blog: Justin Bieber feat Usher

Video Blog: Justin Bieber feat Usher

25 October 2011

Having racked up a considerable number of views (almost 19 million, at last count) when he debuted his 'Mistletoe' video last week, we...

New Tracks: Various Artists

New Tracks: Various Artists

24 October 2011

Johnny Marr (lead guitarist with iconic English band The Smiths, for all y'all who were wondering) has just collaborated with an array of...

New Track: Drake feat Lil Wayne

New Track: Drake feat Lil Wayne

24 October 2011

So, arriving in hot pursuit of that Nicki Minaj collaboration we brought you last week, here's yet another track from Drake's slightly delayed,...

Album Stream: Justice

Album Stream: Justice

21 October 2011

Up to this point, Justice’s output was all about the titanic soundclashes, the fist-pumping synth patterns, the all-out beat warfare. In s...

Lyric Video: Christina Perri

Lyric Video: Christina Perri

21 October 2011

It must've felt like a huge responsibility for dusky-voiced 'Jar Of Hearts' songbird Christina Perri to come up with a ballad suited to...

Free MP3: Far East Movement feat Rye Rye

Free MP3: Far East Movement feat Rye Rye

20 October 2011

News of a super fresh collaboration for you now, as 'Like A G6' creators Far East Movement have teamed up with rapper Rye...

New Video: Britney Spears

New Video: Britney Spears

20 October 2011

Having flirted with all-things-illegal in her 'I Wanna Go' promo, Britney Spears has kicked things up a law-breaking notch in her ...

Documentary Trailer: Phoenix

Documentary Trailer: Phoenix

19 October 2011

Ever wondered how to make the transition from struggling indie status to top-selling pop-rock stardom? If so, we refer you to a new...

Preview: Wale feat Kid Cudi

Preview: Wale feat Kid Cudi

19 October 2011

It's another day, and another rap reconciliation; this time between Wale and Kid Cudi, who have quit their former feuding to join forces...

Free Mixtape: Mac Miller

Free Mixtape: Mac Miller

18 October 2011

With over 1 million Twitter followers and a bona fide breakout hit on his hands in 'Donald Trump', Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller should...

First Listen: Coldplay feat Rihanna

First Listen: Coldplay feat Rihanna

18 October 2011

At long last, a first chance to hear the Coldplay-Rihanna collaboration, 'Princess Of China', that we hinted at a few weeks back! As...

New Cover: The Horrors

New Cover: The Horrors

17 October 2011

So, 'British dark-rock band tackles Beyonce breakup anthem' might not sound like the most appealing covers concept to you, and it didn't to...

New Track: Drake feat Nicki Minaj

New Track: Drake feat Nicki Minaj

17 October 2011

With a couple of past duets to their collective name, Young Money label compadres Nicki Minaj and Drake are hoping their latest partnership,...

New Track: Major Lazer

New Track: Major Lazer

14 October 2011

As first previewed by Major Lazer's resident decks expert Diplo back in July, we can now hear the finished cut of the dancehall...

Blog Pick: Paramore

Blog Pick: Paramore

14 October 2011

Pop-rockers Paramore have issued details of a brand new singles club (sort of), which will allow fans to download three peppy-sounding new...

Interview Clip: Kreayshawn

Interview Clip: Kreayshawn

13 October 2011

Maybe you're already familiar with the work of Nardwuar The Human Serviette, proud resident of Vancouver, BC, and interviewer of such musical figureheads...

New Track: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa feat Bruno Mars

New Track: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa feat Bruno Mars

13 October 2011

When it came to choosing acts to soundtrack Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa's new comedy movie 'Mac And Devin Go To High School',...

Album Stream: M83

Album Stream: M83

12 October 2011

French act M83, who scored one of the year's hottest electronic crossovers with strident, sax-drenched single 'Midnight City' (listen below), are previewing their...

First Look: Cody Simpson

First Look: Cody Simpson

12 October 2011

The latest protegee of manager and music mogul Scooter Braun, Cody Simpson looks set to follow in the teen-pop footsteps of Braun's most...

First Look: Icona Pop

First Look: Icona Pop

11 October 2011

Girl-girl pairing Icona Pop first registered on the Play For Life music radar when one of their songs was sampled by Chiddy Bang...

First Listen: Will.i.am feat J-Lo and Mick Jagger

First Listen: Will.i.am feat J-Lo and Mick Jagger

11 October 2011

So a while back, super-producer Will.i.am took to his Twitter feed to tease a partnership with 'Papi' diva Jennifer Lopez. Little did we...

Movie Trailer: Various Artists

Movie Trailer: Various Artists

10 October 2011

In this week's most unlikely piece of musical hybrid news, dubstep poster-boy Skrillex has teamed up with psych-rock legends The Doors for a...

New Video: Beyonce

New Video: Beyonce

10 October 2011

Beyonce has premiered her most recent video, 'Countdown', to universal praise (well, bar those plagiarism accusations) from fans and critics across the music-loving...

New Remix: Lana Del Rey

New Remix: Lana Del Rey

7 October 2011

Since we last encountered her, the so-called "gangster Nancy Sinatra" Lana Del Rey has become the subject of much blog-based controversy, with...

New Track: Gym Class Heroes

New Track: Gym Class Heroes

7 October 2011

Having kickstarted the campaign for their forthcoming album ‘The Papercut Chronicles’ with sugary summer feature ‘Stereo Hearts’, Gym Class Heroes are showing off another...

Free Track: Chairlift

Free Track: Chairlift

6 October 2011

Colorado-based Chairlift are anything but your average electro-pop outfit, I mean, have you seen lead singer Caroline Polachek's mind and body-bending, Thom Yorke...

Album Stream: Radiohead

Album Stream: Radiohead

6 October 2011

The full nineteen-strong set of remixed tracks from Radiohead’s ‘The King Of Limbs’ (as drip-fed in pairs since July) is now available for ...

Live Cover: Bon Iver

Live Cover: Bon Iver

5 October 2011

So far involved in projects ranging from the 'Twilight' soundtrack to Kanye West and Jay-Z's 'Watch The Throne' album, there's seemingly no musical...

First Listen: TI

First Listen: TI

5 October 2011

He may be fresh out of jail, but rapper TI is already poised and 'Flexin' on his first post-prison comeback track. It's been a...

First Look: Cher Lloyd feat Mike Posner

First Look: Cher Lloyd feat Mike Posner

4 October 2011

We'll be honest, we weren't the biggest fans of British newcomer Cher Lloyd's debut single 'Swagger Jagger', which took its melody from antique...

New Video: Drake

New Video: Drake

4 October 2011

Adele's 'Someone Like You' isn't the only eagerly-awaited video making a splash across the music listings this week; Canadian MC Drake has dropped...

Free MP3: Skrillex

Free MP3: Skrillex

3 October 2011

Anyone for some free dubstep? If so, you're in luck, because LA-situated dub dynamo Skrillex is giving away a remix of 'Syndicate', the...

New Video: Adele

New Video: Adele

3 October 2011

So, you're probably all extremely familiar with Adele's 'Someone Like You', having seen the outspoken Brit singer perform the track at just about...

Album Stream: Feist

Album Stream: Feist

30 September 2011

Much was made of Leslie Feist’s last LP ‘The Reminder’, which produced huge crossover hits in ‘My Moon My Man’, ‘I Feel It All’, and t...

New Tracks: 50 Cent

New Tracks: 50 Cent

30 September 2011

50 Cent is back to claim his hip-hop crown with a couple of very different new tracks; one lifted from the soundtrack...

New Video: Kelly Clarkson

New Video: Kelly Clarkson

29 September 2011

It’s only been a minute since we last reported on Kelly Clarkson – that was when the first ever ‘American Idol’ alum made he...

New Cover: Justin Bieber

New Cover: Justin Bieber

29 September 2011

So what could teen-pop idol Justin Bieber possibly get Lil Wayne, the hip-hop star who presumably has everything, for his 29th ...

New Remix: The Weeknd

New Remix: The Weeknd

28 September 2011

Toronto-based R&B enigma Abel Tesfaye of The Weeknd, a hot topic on the blogosphere ever since he began unleashing free mixtapes on his...

First Listen: Bruno Mars

First Listen: Bruno Mars

28 September 2011

The latest track to have so-called 'Twi-hards' (if you're wondering, that's the collective name taken up by superfans of vamp chronicle 'Twilight') gabbing...

New Video: Tune-Yards

New Video: Tune-Yards

27 September 2011

Experimental duo Tune-Yards, aka Merill Garbus and Nate Brenner, released their second album, ‘w h o k i l l’ back in April, pic...

Live Cover: Coldplay

Live Cover: Coldplay

27 September 2011

Last week we brought you a video of Coldplay performing one of their own songs, this week they’re covering someone else. REM, to b...

New Video: Björk

New Video: Björk

26 September 2011

Response to Icelandic songstress Björk’s latest songs have been mixed so far, but there’s no doubt that the level of work that has been...

Blog Pick: Nirvana

Blog Pick: Nirvana

26 September 2011

The Letters Of Note website has posted a handwritten message that Nirvana apparently sent out to fans just over 20 years ago ahead...

Album Stream: Dum Dum Girls

Album Stream: Dum Dum Girls

23 September 2011

We brought you a free MP3 download of ‘Coming Down’ from Dum Dum Girls’ sophomore album ‘Only In Dreams’ here on Inside Track back in J...

First Listen: Lou Reed & Metallica

First Listen: Lou Reed & Metallica

23 September 2011

Earlier this year, Lou Reed said that his upcoming collaboration with Metallica is “maybe the best thing done by anyone, ever”. So modest. The alb...

New Track: Oh Land

New Track: Oh Land

22 September 2011

We’re big fans of Danish ballerina turned New York-based electro-pop star Oh Land, aka Nanna Øland Fabricius, here at Play For Life. Her de...

Live Clip: Coldplay

Live Clip: Coldplay

22 September 2011

“It doesn’t mean anything, it just represents the album’s music somehow”, said Coldplay frontman Chris Martin of the title of the band’s new album, ‘M...

New Track: Demi Lovato feat Dev

New Track: Demi Lovato feat Dev

21 September 2011

A one-time sombre balladeer, Demi Lovato has managed to make it down from atop her solitary 'Skyscraper', and can now be found partying...

New Video: Frank Ocean

New Video: Frank Ocean

21 September 2011

Odd Future's quickest social climber Frank Ocean has delivered yet another bold and stylish visual, this time for 'Swim Good', a further track...

New Video: J Cole feat Trey Songz

New Video: J Cole feat Trey Songz

20 September 2011

In his latest video 'Can't Get Enough', much-hyped rapper J Cole conjures up some palm-fringed vibes on a Barbadian beach, even roping in...

First Listen: Thom Yorke

First Listen: Thom Yorke

20 September 2011

Solo projects from in-demand Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke have so far been confined to several rare remixes and his acclaimed debut album, 'Eraser',...

Pilot Clip: Kanye West

Pilot Clip: Kanye West

19 September 2011

So, Kanye West had his very own comedy puppet TV show? Not many people were aware of it at the time, but Yeezy...

First Look: Washed Out

First Look: Washed Out

19 September 2011

We at Play For Life can't help but adore the way Georgia native Ernest Green, aka Washed Out, churns out chillwave-style swells of...

Free Mixtape: Lil B

Free Mixtape: Lil B

16 September 2011

Divisive Bay Area rapper Lil B is forever making mixtapes (and controversially-named albums); the latest in a long, long, very long ...

New Video: Joe Jonas

New Video: Joe Jonas

16 September 2011

After more tension-building teaser clips than we could ever have wished for, Joe Jonas has finally debuted the full-length version of his...

New Track: Florence + The Machine

New Track: Florence + The Machine

15 September 2011

As if hopes for Florence + The Machine’s sophomore effort ‘Ceremonials’ weren’t high enough after the premiere of the record’s captivating first sin...

First Look: Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse

First Look: Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse

15 September 2011

Amy Winehouse seems to be collecting more than a few posthumous honors and accolades in the wake of her death earlier this...

Album Stream: Pearl Jam

Album Stream: Pearl Jam

14 September 2011

Legendary grunge act Pearl Jam are marking two golden decades in the rock game with the release of their career-charting LP, 'Pearl Jam...

Demo Track: Cee Lo Green

Demo Track: Cee Lo Green

14 September 2011

He may be a retro soul-lover, heartbreaker, and self-styled 'Lady Killer', but Cee Lo Green is feeling pretty forlorn re: relationships on new...

Preview: Coldplay

Preview: Coldplay

13 September 2011

The promotional build-up to Coldplay's new LP 'Mylo Xyloto' has been immense, what with the Jay-Z-favored Brit group teasing tracks from their fifth...

New Tracks: Drake

New Tracks: Drake

13 September 2011

Hardly a week goes by without prolific Young Money maestro Drake posting up some exclusive or other on his personal blog, October's Very...

First Look: Lana Del Rey

First Look: Lana Del Rey

12 September 2011

Sultry singing sort Lana Del Rey's debut single 'Video Games' drew admirers in their droves over Summer, attracting rapt comparisons to the dusky...

New Video: Skylar Grey

New Video: Skylar Grey

12 September 2011

Judging by the skin-crawling scenario played out in previous promo 'Dance Without You', alt-pop siren Skylar Grey isn't one to shy away from...

Free Track: Blink-182

Free Track: Blink-182

9 September 2011

Blink-182 have already served up two tracks from their comeback LP ‘Neighborhoods’, those being lead single ‘Up All Night’ and hidden anthem ‘Heart’s All Gone’. ...

First Listen: Tony Bennett and Friends

First Listen: Tony Bennett and Friends

9 September 2011

Having reached the venerable age of 84, still-sprightly swing king Tony Bennett is primed and ready to release his new...

Album Stream: Girls

Album Stream: Girls

8 September 2011

Indie pairing Girls raid the seedier quarters of the San Francisco scene for inspiration on their latest LP, the provocatively-dubbed...

New Cover: Blake Shelton

New Cover: Blake Shelton

8 September 2011

A refreshing sip of pop cover news for y’all now, as country star and top-ranking CMA nominee Blake Shelton attempts to fill Kenny L...

First Listen: Scarlett Johannson and Lulu Gainsbourg

First Listen: Scarlett Johannson and Lulu Gainsbourg

7 September 2011

Serial cover artiste (and some-time actress) Scarlett Johannson has recorded a duet with legendary French crooner Serge Gainsbourg’s son Lulu, which will feature o...

Free Mixtape: Jay Sean

Free Mixtape: Jay Sean

7 September 2011

Smooth R&B mover Jay Sean wants to introduce you to 'The Mistress'. No, not that sort of mistress, we're referring instead to the...

New Track: Justice

New Track: Justice

6 September 2011

Fans of Justice (we mean the French production partnership, not the moral concept) might want to listen up, because Gaspard and Xavier of...

Alternate Video: Lady Gaga

Alternate Video: Lady Gaga

6 September 2011

Any new visual from the Haus Of Gaga is always a welcome sight to us here at Play For Life, so you can...

First Look: Theophilus London

First Look: Theophilus London

5 September 2011

Tipped rapper/genre-hopper Theophilus London took to the New York Times' companion blog for the world premiere of his new 'I Stand Alone' video,...

Live Clips: Justin Timberlake

Live Clips: Justin Timberlake

5 September 2011

Last week, Justin Timberlake announced via Twitter that he would be presenting an evening of live music at his NYC restaurant, Southern Hospitality....

Blog Pick: Busy P & Ed Banger Records

Blog Pick: Busy P & Ed Banger Records

2 September 2011

Meet Busy P: head honcho at leading French electro label Ed Banger Records. The ever-industrious Monsieur P has taken to his...

New Track: Kelly Clarkson

New Track: Kelly Clarkson

2 September 2011

The last time we heard from Kelly Clarkson, she was taking a tolerant attitude to news that a set of work-in-progress demos (from...

First Listen: Mayer Hawthorne

First Listen: Mayer Hawthorne

1 September 2011

If you’re looking for a new soul-pop icon (sorry, Patrick Stump, we just needed a change), then Detroit’s Mayer Hawthorne is your go-to guy...

Free Album: The-Dream

Free Album: The-Dream

1 September 2011

Aside from Game's long-awaited 'RED Album', this week’s biggest (and best value) rap release was always going to be Terius ‘The-Dream’ Nash’...

Free MP3: Wavves

Free MP3: Wavves

31 August 2011

With all the fresh VMA performance clips/ Bey-Z baby news to catch up on, we wouldn’t blame you for missing out on the f...

New Remix: Drake feat Justin Bieber

New Remix: Drake feat Justin Bieber

31 August 2011

Justin Bieber is clearly making moves to break free from the teen-pop stigma of his early career (cue the 'Someday' perfume commercial),...

First Looks: St Vincent & Charlotte Gainsbourg

First Looks: St Vincent & Charlotte Gainsbourg

30 August 2011

Another of our double-video-features now, this time covering the oddball new visuals from singer-songwriter femmes St Vincent and Charlotte Gainsbourg. In the promo for...

New Video: Nicki Minaj feat Rihanna

New Video: Nicki Minaj feat Rihanna

30 August 2011

Nicki Minaj, who conquered in the 'Best Hip-Hop Video' category at this year's just-gone MTV VMAs, demonstrates why a Barbz visual is better...

Live Cover: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Live Cover: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

29 August 2011

Established actors and actresses' forays into the realm of popular music might sometimes pay off (Jared Leto's 30 Seconds To Mars gamble, Natalie...

New Video: Rihanna

New Video: Rihanna

29 August 2011

Rihanna's much-blogged-about lounge sessions aboard her superyacht turn out to be work-related, after all, as the 'Loud' stunner includes footage of her recent...

New Track: Robin Thicke

New Track: Robin Thicke

26 August 2011

Suave R&B chanteur Robin Thicke has loosed a feisty new beast in his latest single 'I'm An Animal', embracing smooth soul and funk...

New Remix: Lady Gaga

New Remix: Lady Gaga

26 August 2011

Lady Gaga has been calling on lots of unexpected acts to remix tracks from her second album, ‘Born This Way’, the latest of the...

First Listen: Florence + The Machine

First Listen: Florence + The Machine

25 August 2011

Folk-pop nymph Florence Welch, whose 2010 single 'Dog Days Are Over' set her on a path to mainstream stardom, once again hauls her...

Album Stream: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Album Stream: Red Hot Chili Peppers

25 August 2011

In hot pursuit of last week's ‘The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie’ premiere, Red Hot Chili Peppers have opened up a temporary window in ...

First Look: Marina & The Diamonds

First Look: Marina & The Diamonds

24 August 2011

Handpicked as a support act on part of Katy Perry's 'California Dreams' tour, English singer-songwriter Marina Diamandis, aka Marina & The Diamonds, has...

New Video: Bad Meets Evil feat Bruno Mars

New Video: Bad Meets Evil feat Bruno Mars

24 August 2011

Eminem and Royce Da 5'9, otherwise known as rugged rap twosome Bad Meets Evil, tap doo-wopper Bruno Mars to soften the edges of...

Free MP3: Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy and Andrew WK

Free MP3: Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy and Andrew WK

23 August 2011

Billed as a collaborative concoction made up of "two parts rock, one part swagg", 'I'm A Goner' is a new Converse-sponsored track featuring...

New Track: Lenny Kravitz feat Drake

New Track: Lenny Kravitz feat Drake

23 August 2011

Back in action after a three-year hiatus from recording, Lenny Kravitz is all set to release his new record 'Black And White America'...

Free Mixtape: The Weeknd

Free Mixtape: The Weeknd

22 August 2011

“He’s one of the greatest artists I’ve ever heard. To hear someone with an incredible body of work is very rare. It’s very inspiri...

Interview Clip: LMFAO

Interview Clip: LMFAO

22 August 2011

Everyday-shufflers LMFAO have let the world in on their all-conquering dance-pop dream, dishing on their shared musical manifesto in a fresh Billboard interview. Love,...

New Track: Jessie J

New Track: Jessie J

19 August 2011

It's all change in the genre style stakes for musical chameleon Jessie J, whose past 'Who You Are' releases have seen her spark...

New Video: Red Hot Chili Peppers

New Video: Red Hot Chili Peppers

19 August 2011

The Red Hot Chili Peppers look about ready to take off skyward in their new video 'The Adventures Of Raindance Maggie', channelling their...

Free Mixtape: Mad Decent

Free Mixtape: Mad Decent

18 August 2011

Co-owned by Diplo (pictured left) of Major Lazer and 'Pon De Floor' ubiquity, Philadelphia-based label Mad Decent have been holding editions of their...

Blog Pick: Green Day

Blog Pick: Green Day

18 August 2011

Veteran punk trio Green Day seemed fit to burst with new material during a secret charity show in California last week, regaling an...

Album Stream: The Muppets (Various Artists)

Album Stream: The Muppets (Various Artists)

17 August 2011

Weezer, Ok Go, My Morning Jacket, The Fray and Evanescence's Amy Lee are just some of the rockers to have contributed covers to...

New Video: Lady Gaga

New Video: Lady Gaga

17 August 2011

Lady Gaga's new video, then. It's called 'You & I', and is the latest single from her chart-dominating LP 'Born This Way', that...

First Listen: Feist

First Listen: Feist

16 August 2011

Ever since cryptic video vignettes began cropping up on her website last month, we've been keeping a close watch on Canadian songbird Feist....

New Videos: Wiz Khalifa and Kid Cudi

New Videos: Wiz Khalifa and Kid Cudi

16 August 2011

A deluxe double feature within a feature now, as we bring you; not one, but twofresh rap videos, one each from Wiz Khalifa...

Fan-Made Video: The National

Fan-Made Video: The National

15 August 2011

Back in April, The National contributed a new song entitled 'Exile Vilify' to the soundtrack of video puzzle game 'Portal 2', later setting...

New Video: Gym Class Heroes feat Adam Levine

New Video: Gym Class Heroes feat Adam Levine

15 August 2011

In their latest promo 'Stereo Hearts', nonchalant rap-rock types Gym Class Heroes find themselves on the same frequency as 'Moves Like Jagger' pseudo-naturist...

Free MP3: Ne-Yo feat jj

Free MP3: Ne-Yo feat jj

12 August 2011

In strange but true collaborations news, alt-pop oddities jj have partnered with Ne-Yo (of R&B fame) on a new track entitled ‘We Can’t Sto...

First Listen: Evanescence

First Listen: Evanescence

12 August 2011

As we'd expect from a band all about keeping their motley fanbase happy, Evanescence's new track 'What You Want', taken as the lead...

Live Cover: Weezer

Live Cover: Weezer

11 August 2011

Veteran rock set Weezer whipped out a cover of Foster The People’s surefire song-of-the-summer candidate ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ during a show last week, spici...

New Video: Maroon 5 feat Christina Aguilera

New Video: Maroon 5 feat Christina Aguilera

11 August 2011

Adam Levine takes a short break from bickering with his fellow 'The Voice' coach Christina Aguilera in Maroon 5′s new ‘Moves Like Jagger’ video...

New Video: Laura Marling

New Video: Laura Marling

10 August 2011

A wise head on young shoulders, acclaimed 21-year old singer-songwriter Laura Marling demonstrates a skill and sincerity more befitting a seasoned folk veteran...

Album Stream: The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West)

Album Stream: The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West)

10 August 2011

A year since The Throne (that's Kanye West and Jay-Z, to their friends) were struck by the thunderbolt notion to make an album...

Album Stream: Beirut

Album Stream: Beirut

9 August 2011

Santa Fe-born songwriter Zach Condon and his roving troupe of folk musicians, collectively known as Beirut, are streaming their new album 'The Rip...

New Remix: Katy Perry feat Missy Elliott

New Remix: Katy Perry feat Missy Elliott

9 August 2011

She’s so far smashed all sorts of sales records with her sophomore LP ‘Teenage Dream’, and now Katy Perry looks set to pull level...

New Video: Blink-182

New Video: Blink-182

8 August 2011

The secret's out on a 'hidden' new track from reformed rock trio Blink-182's forforthcoming LP 'Neighborhoods'. Titled 'Heart's All Gone', it's got more...

New Track: Jason Derulo

New Track: Jason Derulo

8 August 2011

According to his latest single, flexible R&B dance enthusiast Jason Derulo has finally found his 'It Girl' after a search so exhaustive, the...

First Look: Spank Rock

First Look: Spank Rock

5 August 2011

Genre-hopping rap type Naeem Juwan, aka Baltimore-based act Spank Rock, demonstrates some nifty Fosse-esque moves in his new video for 'DTF DADT, dancing...

New Supervideo: Best Coast

New Supervideo: Best Coast

5 August 2011

As her band Best Coast's debutante LP 'Crazy For You' continues to lap at the shores of mainstream success, surf-pop supremo Bethany ...

Live Clip: Lykke Li

Live Clip: Lykke Li

4 August 2011

We can always rely on Lykke Li to deliver novel visual takes on tracks from her sophomore LP 'Wounded Rhymes', and the moon-dwelling...

New Promo: Swizz Beatz feat Alicia Keys

New Promo: Swizz Beatz feat Alicia Keys

4 August 2011

We're not sure how Alicia Keys came to be caught up in the commercial whirlwind of Reebok's 'Reethym of Lite' (what of...

Tour Diary: Selena Gomez

Tour Diary: Selena Gomez

3 August 2011

Tween-pop starlet Selena Gomez has taken fans behind the glitz, glamor and rhinestoned-studded microphones on display at her 'We Own The Night' tour,...

New Documentary: Foo Fighters

New Documentary: Foo Fighters

3 August 2011

As per the results of a Blackberry-sponsored contest that ran back in April, a handful of garage-owners won the chance to host Foo...

New Video: Enrique Iglesias

New Video: Enrique Iglesias

2 August 2011

Enrique Iglesias, Spanish seduction expert and the most recent subject of VH1's 'Behind The Music' documentary series, perfects the art of soft, serious...

New Track: Drake

New Track: Drake

2 August 2011

Drake has dropped off an outspoken new track titled 'Headlines', blasting record label beaurocrats in what's alleged to be the lead single from...

Free MP3: Holy Ghost!

Free MP3: Holy Ghost!

1 August 2011

In an offer so beyond generous it feels slightly criminal, DFA-signed production pairing Holy Ghost! have liberated yet another complimentary track from their...

New Video: Reeve Carney feat Bono and The Edge

New Video: Reeve Carney feat Bono and The Edge

1 August 2011

Stealing some thunder back from the Spider-Man story's TBC new big-screen adaptation (have patience, Spidey fans), the team behind the Spider-Man musical 'Turn...

First Look: Twin Sister

First Look: Twin Sister

29 July 2011

Far from treading the sidewalks in a rough neighbourhood as you might expect them to in a video christened ‘ Bad S...

New Track: Frank Ocean

New Track: Frank Ocean

29 July 2011

A new song now from Odd Future's self-styled R&B lothario Frank Ocean, who is set to release debut EP 'Nostalgia, LITE' ...

New Video: The Script

New Video: The Script

29 July 2011

The Script seem to sink an awful lot of 'apple juices' in their over-indulgent new video for ‘Nothing’, the second single from th...

Free App: Pixies

Free App: Pixies

29 July 2011

Giants of alt-rock Pixies have released their first ever official app, and it's a pretty big deal. Compatible with iPhone and...

Video Contest: Beyonce

Video Contest: Beyonce

29 July 2011

So technically this isn't a contest, but let's just press on regardless. Great news, betrothed and prom-going Beyonce fans! If you weren't bowled over...

First Look: Vivian Girls

First Look: Vivian Girls

28 July 2011

So far in today's veritable visual feast of fresh videos, we've dined out on Game and Chris Brown's earnest anti-materialism in...

New Video: Game feat Chris Brown

New Video: Game feat Chris Brown

28 July 2011

Looking back on a sprawling three-year crusade of well-publicized false starts and less-than-successful singles, it would be fair to say that Compton-bred...

New Video: Ok Go

New Video: Ok Go

28 July 2011

The treadmill-utilizing troupers of power-pop outfit OK Go are aiming to create yet another viral stir in their latest video 'All Is...

First Listen: Chris Brown

First Listen: Chris Brown

28 July 2011

Much to our great delight as commited Breezy devotees, Chris Brown gets a double feature in today's edition of Inside Track ...

New Video: Brad Paisley feat Carrie Underwood

New Video: Brad Paisley feat Carrie Underwood

28 July 2011

Brad Paisley requests the presence of his favorite CMAs co-host Carrie Underwood for a co-starring role in the companion video to his new...

On-Set Clip: Patrick Stump

On-Set Clip: Patrick Stump

27 July 2011

We're following ex-Fall Out Boy man Patrick Stump's blossoming solo career every step of the way here at Play For Life, and...

New Cover: Robyn

New Cover: Robyn

27 July 2011

During a flying visit to London station BBC Radio 1 earlier this week, Swedish 'Every Heartbeat' singer Robyn proved her perpetual...

Documentary Trailer: Pearl Jam

Documentary Trailer: Pearl Jam

27 July 2011

Look everyone, it's the new trailer for the upcoming Pearl Jam documentary 'PJ20', and it looks really good! With leading Hollywood...

First Look: Björk

First Look: Björk

27 July 2011

Last month Björk released 'Crystalline', the first track from her app-based new LP 'Biophilia'. This we know. What you might not yet ...

Live Clip: Rihanna feat Kanye West

Live Clip: Rihanna feat Kanye West

27 July 2011

Rihanna's just-wrapped US segment of her international Loud Tour may have been halted momentarily by a fire in Dallas, but the feisty Barbadian...

First Look: Ellie Goulding

First Look: Ellie Goulding

26 July 2011

Songs from astral up-and-comer Ellie Goulding's shimmer-pop arsenal seem to be proving ripe remix material for cutting-edge producers just now, and the title...

Teaser Trailer: Feist

Teaser Trailer: Feist

26 July 2011

It's been some time since we heard from Canadian singer-songwriter Leslie Feist, who made it big, fourth album lucky, with her...

Demo Track: MIA

Demo Track: MIA

26 July 2011

Hip-hop auteur MIA marked her contribution to the outpouring of tributes observed in the wake of Amy Winehouse's recent death by...

New Video: Good Charlotte

New Video: Good Charlotte

26 July 2011

Those Madden brothers certainly get about, don't they? First Joel and Benji rock up with some near-identical antics in Tinie Tempah...

First Listen: Demi Lovato

First Listen: Demi Lovato

26 July 2011

Okay, so the onslaught of celebrity 'Skyscraper' covers we predicted hasn't quite come to pass yet, but Disney-star-turned-frank-balladeer Demi Lovato has revisited the...

New Cover: Friendly Fires

New Cover: Friendly Fires

25 July 2011

Feverish British dance-punks pulled out a pretty darn good cover of Lady Gaga's 'The Edge Of Glory' for a session with BBC...

Free Download: St Vincent

Free Download: St Vincent

25 July 2011

Manhattan-based singer-songwriter St Vincent has made her brand new song 'Surgeon' available for free download. A skewed fusion old-world orchestral grandeur and angular electronic...

First Look: Slash

First Look: Slash

25 July 2011

Makers of the upcoming Disney cartoon flick 'Phineas And Ferb: The Movie - Across The 2nd Dimension' have solved a dilemma ...

Studio News: No Doubt

Studio News: No Doubt

25 July 2011

Reformed alt-rock survivors No Doubt have roped in Beyonce's 'Run The World (Girls)' producer Diplo (and his Major Lazer partner, Switch)...

Studio Clip: Jay-Z and Kanye West

Studio Clip: Jay-Z and Kanye West

25 July 2011

With the release of Jay-Z and Kanye West's new collaborative single 'Otis' already serving to amp up anticipation for the duo's upcoming LP,...

Free Track: The Rapture

Free Track: The Rapture

22 July 2011

Fans and aficionados of dance-punk pioneers The Rapture will be pleased to note that the NYC-based trio are giving away a ...

First Look: Pusha-T feat Tyler, The Creator

First Look: Pusha-T feat Tyler, The Creator

22 July 2011

Not content with his featured sub-billing in Pusha-T's new 'Trouble On My Mind' video, Odd Future (Wolf Gang Kill Them Al) ...

First Look: Pitbull feat Marc Anthony

First Look: Pitbull feat Marc Anthony

22 July 2011

Filming his new 'Rain Over Me' video in the arid, sun-scorched desert was a natural choice for feature-creature Pitbull. The very same...

First Listen: Ke$ha

First Listen: Ke$ha

22 July 2011

She may have declared to the world that her as-yet untitled sophomore LP would draw on retro rock influences, but a...

New Track: Jay-Z and Kanye West

New Track: Jay-Z and Kanye West

22 July 2011

All our hours of attentive throne-watching have finally been rewarded with the release of Kanye West and Jay-Z's new collaborative track 'Otis', which...

First Look: Foster The People

First Look: Foster The People

21 July 2011

As they continue flying the alt-pop flag with their debut LP 'Torches', in-demand LA outfit Foster The People have finally got...

New Cover: Jordin Sparks

New Cover: Jordin Sparks

21 July 2011

Ever since Demi Lovato unveiled her sorrowful new power-ballad 'Skyscraper' to a resounding note of Twitter-based praise from Katy Perry, Selena...

Teaser Trailer: Noel Gallagher

Teaser Trailer: Noel Gallagher

21 July 2011

Ex-Oasis man Noel Gallagher has released a non-informative (but, none the less, interesting) trailer to promote his forthcoming debut solo single...

Lyric Video: Kelly Rowland feat Big Sean

Lyric Video: Kelly Rowland feat Big Sean

21 July 2011

Kelly Rowland may have had her last solo single 'Motivation' panned by Beyonce's '4' co-producer Jeff Bhasker (who, upon spying the...

New Video: Lenny Kravitz

New Video: Lenny Kravitz

21 July 2011

Having heard Lenny Kravitz's exultant new jam 'Stand' last month, we've kept an eagle eye out for any signs of an accompanying video...

Free MP3: Dum Dum Girls

Free MP3: Dum Dum Girls

20 July 2011

Swoonsome garage-rock sect Dum Dum Girls are to release their sophomore record 'Only In Dreams', the successor to last year's marvellous debut 'I...

First Listen: Royce Da 5’9 feat Travis Barker

First Listen: Royce Da 5'9 feat Travis Barker

20 July 2011

Judging by the title of Royce Da 5'9's fifth solo LP 'Success Is Certain', the sharp-shooting rapper, who also partnered up ...

First Look: Rebecca Black

First Look: Rebecca Black

20 July 2011

As the countdown continues on her fifteen minutes of much-parodied 'Friday' fame, Rebecca Black asks fans to give her a little...

New Video: Beastie Boys feat Santigold

New Video: Beastie Boys feat Santigold

20 July 2011

Where their 'Make Some Noise' reel was fuelled primarily by the star power and prestige of its A-list cast, Beastie Boys have...

Live Clips: 30 Seconds To Mars

Live Clips: 30 Seconds To Mars

20 July 2011

Going some way to dispelling any doubts surrounding whether or not they are to break up after their current tour, 30 Seconds...

Free MP3: Darwin Deez

Free MP3: Darwin Deez

19 July 2011

Recognizable by his intrepid custom 'do (a headband clamped down over corkscrew curls), Darwin Smith - aka helmsman of eccentric NYC ensemble Darwin...

Album Stream: Little Dragon

Album Stream: Little Dragon

19 July 2011

Swedish quartet Little Dragon have taken their pick of the choicest genre elements over the albums they've made to date, ...

First Look: Paramore

First Look: Paramore

19 July 2011

Despite having lost two founding members to a rogue bout of in-band dissatisfaction last year, pop-rock troupe Paramore have consolidated their efforts and...

New Video: David Guetta feat Taio Cruz and Ludacris

New Video: David Guetta feat Taio Cruz and Ludacris

19 July 2011

All-powerful DJ David Guetta harnessed a fleet of infectious dance bubbles in his previous 'Where Them Girls At' video, and is now using...

New Track: Red Hot Chili Peppers

New Track: Red Hot Chili Peppers

19 July 2011

After a four-year hiatus, Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced their return with laidback new number 'The Adventures Of Rain Dance...

First Listen: Chairlift

First Listen: Chairlift

18 July 2011

Colorado trio Chairlift are attempting clear our memories of their iPod commercial-soundtracking song 'Bruises' with brand new track 'Amananaemonesia', which will appear...

Audio Message: Michael Stipe

Audio Message: Michael Stipe

18 July 2011

The astronauts currently staying aboard NASA shuttle Atlantis were privileged to wake up to a very special greeting from REM's Michael...

Demo Track: Usher feat Ciara

Demo Track: Usher feat Ciara

18 July 2011

Producer Polow Da Don has reached into his trove of musical exclusives and brought out an alternate version of Usher's jam ...

Preview: Leona Lewis

Preview: Leona Lewis

18 July 2011

Leona Lewis seems on a direct trajectory to surefire chart impact with new single 'Collide', the first take from the British singing star's...

New Track: Blink-182

New Track: Blink-182

18 July 2011

'Up All Night', the new comeback single from re-ignited pop-punk originals Blink-182, had its first airing on KROQ radio the other day, much...

Free MP3: Young Buffalo

Free MP3: Young Buffalo

15 July 2011

In terms of embodying all the good qualities of an authentic, no-fuss rock band, Mississippi three-piece Young Buffalo turn out sturdy...

Free Album: Wugazi

Free Album: Wugazi

15 July 2011

If you're wondering what on earth Wugazi is, well, we're just about to tell you. In short, it's the two-man oeuvre of...

First Listen: The White Stripes

First Listen: The White Stripes

15 July 2011

What's this we hear, new material from the now-defunct White Stripes, who officially called time on their career as a double-act...

New Remix: Britney Spears

New Remix: Britney Spears

15 July 2011

Leading this week's set of semi-exclusive Britney Spears stories is the news that the pop paragon's latest 'Femme Fatale' single 'I Wanna...

Demo Track: Lady Gaga

Demo Track: Lady Gaga

15 July 2011

Known for her generosity (and dresses fashioned from meat, of course), Lady Gaga has paid her dues to one of pop's...

First Listen: The Drums

First Listen: The Drums

14 July 2011

For a brief time after The Drums released this trailer for their upcoming LP 'Portamento', we became worried that the Brooklyn-based band...

New Video: Cults

New Video: Cults

14 July 2011

Lots of news from the brilliant Cults' camp now, as the highly talented Manhattan duo have just treated us to the official...

In-Studio Clip: Jane’s Addiction

In-Studio Clip: Jane's Addiction

14 July 2011

The official word is finally out; Rock trio Jane's Addiction are to release their latest long player 'The Great Escape Artist'...

Blog Pick: Kelly Clarkson

Blog Pick: Kelly Clarkson

14 July 2011

A whole lot has happened since Kelly Clarkson has been gone... on a relaxing break to Tahiti, that is. We weren't going...

Live Clips: Kanye West & GOOD Music

Live Clips: Kanye West & GOOD Music

14 July 2011

Just as the star-studded tracklisting for Kanye West and Jay-Z's certifiably massive Watch The Throne LP does a lap of honor...

Free MP3: Real Estate

Free MP3: Real Estate

13 July 2011

We've waited oh so very patiently for a second full-length record from indie outfit Real Estate, who, on October 17, will...

New Video: Imogen Heap

New Video: Imogen Heap

13 July 2011

Imogen Heap, the English songbird whose alt-ballad 'Hide And Seek' was so famously sampled on Jason Derulo's breakout hit 'Whatcha Say', has made...

First Listen: Black Milk feat Jack White

First Listen: Black Milk feat Jack White

13 July 2011

Housing a diverse list of resident artists that includes roots-rockers The Dead Weather, gnarled bluesman Seasick Steve and even chat-show pundit...

New Track: Demi Lovato

New Track: Demi Lovato

13 July 2011

Eighteen year-old Disney graduate Demi Lovato may have been better known for her very public personal problems lately, but, judging by...

First Look: Rascal Flatts feat Natasha Bedingfield

First Look: Rascal Flatts feat Natasha Bedingfield

13 July 2011

We're not sure how the promo for Rascal Flatts and Natasha Bedingfield's new duet 'Easy' managed to slip under our radar after its...

New Video: Sufjan Stevens

New Video: Sufjan Stevens

12 July 2011

Detroit-born indie adventurer Sufjan Stevens presents the latest from his ambitious 'The Age Of Adz' album with a creative flourish, having...

Preview: Evanescence

Preview: Evanescence

12 July 2011

It's been around four years since Evanescence last released an album, but the resurgent goth-rockers are now making an effort to...

First Listen: Pia Toscano

First Listen: Pia Toscano

12 July 2011

Keeping the exclusive first play of her debut single 'This Time' in the 'American Idol' family, Pia Toscano went 'On Air With...

New Track: Lil Wayne

New Track: Lil Wayne

12 July 2011

Having wondered aloud 'How To Love' in the latest sample from his late-in-arriving album 'Tha Carter IV', Lil Wayne revists his tough...

Remix Contest: Alicia Keys

Remix Contest: Alicia Keys

12 July 2011

Much has been made of Alicia Keys' tenth anniversary 'Songs In A Minor' re-issue, what with all the documentary clips and historic bonus...

First Listen: Austra

First Listen: Austra

11 July 2011

They showcased a darkling dance-pop sound on first album 'Feel It Break', and now Toronto band Austra are adding some extra ...

New Track: Consequence feat Kid Cudi

New Track: Consequence feat Kid Cudi

11 July 2011

Kanye West took a backseat production role on former GOOD Music affiliate Consequence's anthem to independence 'On My Own', letting the...

New Video: The Strokes

New Video: The Strokes

11 July 2011

We wonder whether, unlike much of The Strokes' latest LP 'Angles', the NYC-based band were actually all together in the same room, at...

First Look: Cee Lo Green feat Wiz Khalifa

First Look: Cee Lo Green feat Wiz Khalifa

11 July 2011

Well-oiled soul machine Cee Lo Green embarks on a top secret espionage mission in a reworked new promo for 'Bright Lights ...

Live Clips: Adele

Live Clips: Adele

11 July 2011

There aren't many singers out there who model the 'heart-on-sleeve' motif better than Adele, and the candid British sensation ...

Album Stream: Sublime With Rome

Album Stream: Sublime With Rome

8 July 2011

As ska rockers Sublime With Rome gear up for the July 12 release of their new album 'Yours Truly', the veteran trio...

First Look: Warpaint

First Look: Warpaint

8 July 2011

Warpaint revamped the all-girl rock band template with last year's sinuous, multi-faceted debut 'The Fool', and, still surfing the wave of...

New Cover: James Blunt

New Cover: James Blunt

8 July 2011

Goodness me, what to say about this next clip? Perhaps best to just describe it in purely factual terms. It's British 'You're Beautiful' crooner...

Preview: Michelle Williams

Preview: Michelle Williams

8 July 2011

Michelle Williams has been musically dormant for quite a while now, but with her Destiny's Child band mates Beyonce and Kelly ...

New Video: Sade

New Video: Sade

8 July 2011

One of several new tracks to appear on Sade's career-charting greatest hits compilation 'The Ultimate Collection', the timeless soul greats have...

New Video: The Pains Of Pure At Heart

New Video: The Pains Of Pure At Heart

7 July 2011

Indie outfit The Pains Of Pure At Heart prove they weren't always straight-laced NYC hipsters, recalling carefree childhood times gone by...

First Listen: Akon

First Listen: Akon

7 July 2011

Having dropped his 'Konkrete' mixtape last week as a stopgap for upcoming LP 'Stadium', ex-Konvict rhymer Akon reminds us he's still...

Tour News: Hanson

Tour News: Hanson

7 July 2011

Hanson are going on tour! But wait, that's not all. For the first time ever in history, the evergreen pop-rock trio are letting...

First Look: Lykke Li

First Look: Lykke Li

7 July 2011

For those who haven't yet discovered Swedish songbird Lykke Li's excellent new album 'Wounded Rhymes', Lykke has offered up a ...

New Track: Mary J Blige

New Track: Mary J Blige

7 July 2011

At long last, some new material from Mary J Blige that's certified as the real thing (and not just an unofficial mash-up with...

Album Stream: The Horrors

Album Stream: The Horrors

6 July 2011

Rock quintet The Horrors sure have widened their musical horizons since delivering debut album 'Strange House', which was the band's strictly-authentic...

First Look: Natalia Kills feat will.i.am

First Look: Natalia Kills feat will.i.am

6 July 2011

Natalia Kills may be British, but the LA-based popette looks very in-tune with her adoptive nation in new video 'Free', drowning...

New Remix: R Kelly vs Britney Spears

New Remix: R Kelly vs Britney Spears

6 July 2011

R Kelly is flying solo in an attempt to better the all-girl remix of Britney Spears' 'Femme Fatale' club banger 'Till The World...

Live Clips: Seasick Steve (and friends)

Live Clips: Seasick Steve (and friends)

6 July 2011

A former farm laborer and busker on the Parisian metro, august bluesman Seasick Steve looked like he couldn't believe his luck as he...

New Video: Skylar Grey

New Video: Skylar Grey

6 July 2011

She earnt her singer-songwriter stripes working with the likes of Rihanna and Eminem, but these days Skylar Grey purveys her peculiar yet potent...

New Track: The Knux feat Kid Cudi

New Track: The Knux feat Kid Cudi

5 July 2011

With the The Knux's second LP 'Eraser' due for release some time in the near future (late September, actually), the fraternal ...

First Listen: Mumford & Sons

First Listen: Mumford & Sons

5 July 2011

Though it's been a while since Mumford & Sons made an unexpectedly large dent in the charts with debut album 'Sigh No...

New Cover: Nick Jonas

New Cover: Nick Jonas

5 July 2011

It seems Lady Gaga was particularly taken with the latest cover of her 'Born This Way' anthem 'The Edge Of Glory', perhaps...

New Remixes: Radiohead

New Remixes: Radiohead

5 July 2011

Always a band to take risks in the name of creating bold and adventurous music, Radiohead have relinquished control of tracks...

New Video: Game feat Justin Timberlake & Pharrell Williams

New Video: Game feat Justin Timberlake & Pharrell Williams

5 July 2011

Harnessing the 'power of three' theory in the finest triple-star collaboration we've seen since David Guetta got together with Nicki Minaj and Flo...

First Listen: Dom

First Listen: Dom

1 July 2011

There aren't too many details lying about on mysterious Massachusetts quintet Dom, but we do know that have just a single...

Free Track: Major Lazer

Free Track: Major Lazer

1 July 2011

Diplo practically shut down social streaming site Turntable.fm earlier this week when he previewed three new Major Lazer tracks to an...

New Video: Joe Jonas

New Video: Joe Jonas

1 July 2011

Have you heard Joe Jonas' debut single 'See No More' yet? You know the one; drenched in lovesick anguish, with an...

New Documentary: Beyonce

New Documentary: Beyonce

1 July 2011

For those of you who, like us, just can’t seem to get enough of Beyonce at the moment, here’s just a little mor...

First Look: Tinie Tempah feat Wiz Khalifa

First Look: Tinie Tempah feat Wiz Khalifa

1 July 2011

London-born rapper and a self-styled 'Wonderman' Tinie Tempah has been making far-from-tiny waves on the US music scene with debut album 'Disco-Overy',...

Free Track: Zola Jesus

Free Track: Zola Jesus

30 June 2011

Zola Jesus, the alt-noise project of classically-trained creative powerhouse Nika Roza Danilova, has confirmed details of a new album titled 'Conatus'. Set for release...

Live Clips: The Black Lips

Live Clips: The Black Lips

30 June 2011

Taking a breather from touring their current album, the Mark Ronson-assisted 'Arabia Mountain', indie scamps The Black Lips paid a visit...

First Listen: Diggy Simmons

First Listen: Diggy Simmons

30 June 2011

One precocious young MC destined for great things is Diggy Simmons, son of Run DMC preacher Rev Run, and a proper R&B...

New Cover: Linkin Park

New Cover: Linkin Park

30 June 2011

Right, who wants to hear the latest installment of our rolling 'Rolling In The Deep' covers series? John Legend had a pretty ...

New Video: Colbie Caillat

New Video: Colbie Caillat

30 June 2011

Summery pop sweetheart Colbie Caillat looks positively glowing in her radiant new 'Brighter Than The Sun' video, which we've been anxious...

First Look: Kalup & Franco

First Look: Kalup & Franco

29 June 2011

Believe it or don't believe it, the bonkers dual project pedaled by performance artist Kalup Linzy and Hollywood oddball James Franco,...

New Track: Ryan Adams feat Mandy Moore

New Track: Ryan Adams feat Mandy Moore

29 June 2011

Tucked away on the merchandise stalls at various stops on esteemed singer-songwriter Ryan Adams' solo 'Acoustic Nightmare' tour, gig-goers might have...

First Listen: Chiddy Bang

First Listen: Chiddy Bang

29 June 2011

It seems like only yesterday that hip hop pairing Chiddy Bang teased us with their snackish 'Peanut Butter And Swelly' mixtape....

Preview: Patrick Stump feat Lupe Fiasco

Preview: Patrick Stump feat Lupe Fiasco

29 June 2011

"Don't usually like to explain lyrics, but trust me: I know 'This City' has cheesy moments. It's intentional/subtextual", tweeted a rather...

New Video: David Guetta feat Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj

New Video: David Guetta feat Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj

29 June 2011

Strange and wondrous things happen when French DJ David Guetta takes to the decks to spin new single 'Where Them Girls ...

New Cover: CocknBullKid & Eliza Doolittle

New Cover: CocknBullKid & Eliza Doolittle

28 June 2011

As up-and-coming British songbirds Eliza Doolittle and CocknBullKid embark on mini-missions to crack the US market with their debut albums, the...

Album Stream: Washed Out

Album Stream: Washed Out

28 June 2011

Atlanta native Ernest Greene, aka Washed out, was one of a select few acts to ride out the 'chillwave' craze in serene...

Free MP3: Anthrax

Free MP3: Anthrax

28 June 2011

As ever, we strive to keep our music picks diverse here at Inside Track, and in that spirit we bring you exclusive free...

New Video: Lady Antebellum

New Video: Lady Antebellum

28 June 2011

We expected nothing less than full-on sentimental schmaltz in the video for Lady Antebellum's sugary new single 'Just A Kiss', and...

First Look: DJ Khaled

First Look: DJ Khaled

28 June 2011

Giving even collaboration queen Nicki Minaj a run for her Young Money, the tracklist on modest rapper DJ Khaled's fifth album ...

First Listen: Wilco

First Listen: Wilco

27 June 2011

Last year, Chicago-based six-piece Wilco upped the indie ante by leaving their one-time base at Nonesuch Records to found a new...

Rehearsal Diary: Taking Back Sunday

Rehearsal Diary: Taking Back Sunday

27 June 2011

Emo pop-punks Taking Back Sunday regrouped last year with their original (and, some might say, best) line-up, and are now primed...

New Track: Björk

New Track: Björk

27 June 2011

'Crystalline', the first track from auteur-pop Icelander Björk's new multi-arts venture and LP 'Biophilia', has emerged in full online following a ...

Demo Tape: The-Dream

Demo Tape: The-Dream

27 June 2011

A while back we reported on a backstage clip, as shot and leaked by Jay-Z, of Beyonce prepping a run-through of her...

Studio Clip: SuperHeavy

Studio Clip: SuperHeavy

27 June 2011

Meet SuperHeavy, the very viable new supergroup comprised of grizzled rocker Mick Jagger, soul starlet Joss Stone, 'Slumdog Millionaire' composer A...

Free MP3: Gang Gang Dance

Free MP3: Gang Gang Dance

24 June 2011

What happens when you cross venerable dub-reggae man Lee 'Scratch' Perry with genre-dabbling NYC trendies Gang Gang Dance? A really good...

First Look: The Kills

First Look: The Kills

24 June 2011

It's a tough and lonesome life on the road for auteur garage-punks The Kills, but at least the London-based duo have each...

Demo Track: Kid Cudi

Demo Track: Kid Cudi

24 June 2011

For those of you out there not really 'feeling' Kid Cudi's new foray into alt-rock with side project Wizard/ 2 Be Continuum/ Whateverit'scalled,...

New Track: Coldplay

New Track: Coldplay

24 June 2011

Coldplay have premiered a new song titled 'Major Minus' from their upcoming 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall' EP, prior to the...

New Video: Limp Bizkit

New Video: Limp Bizkit

24 June 2011

Back with a brand new album, though not necessarily a new sound, uncompromising rap-rock fusionists Limp Bizkit have applied their tried...

Free MP3: Gold Panda

Free MP3: Gold Panda

23 June 2011

Following its release last year, Gold Panda's debut album 'Lucky Shiner' featured high on the favorite albums lists of the hardest-to-please...

New Video: YACHT

New Video: YACHT

23 June 2011

Since we previously brought you a full stream of electro two-piece YACHT's smart, eclectic new LP 'Shangri La', it seems only fitting...

Free Track: Asher Roth feat Quan

Free Track: Asher Roth feat Quan

23 June 2011

Having embraced higher education in breakout single 'I Love College', pallid MC Asher Roth takes a break from studying, instead heading to the...

Blog Pick: Train

Blog Pick: Train

23 June 2011

Imagine our surprise and immense delight when we heard that Grammy-victorious rock trio Train had created their very own wine. No,...

New Remix: Mary J Blige & Nicki Minaj

New Remix: Mary J Blige & Nicki Minaj

23 June 2011

Despite announcing recently that she was "done" with collaborations, it seems old habits die hard for Nicki Minaj, who has made...

First Look: Laura Marling

First Look: Laura Marling

22 June 2011

A friend and long-time collaborator of Mumford & Sons (the two acts worked together on an EP with Indian music collective Dharohar Project),...

Free Download: CSS

Free Download: CSS

22 June 2011

Chirpy Brazilian bunch CSS are forever coming up with bright electro-pop gems, and have unearthed another sparkler in 'Hits Me Like...

New Track: Maroon 5 feat Christina Aguilera

New Track: Maroon 5 feat Christina Aguilera

22 June 2011

Proving to the 'The Voice' contestants that they can still cut it on the other side of the judges' table, rival mentors...

Interview Clip: Jack White

Interview Clip: Jack White

22 June 2011

TV appearances from The White Stripes frontman-turned-solo-entrepreneur Jack White are rare events these days, so there was a due sense of...

New Video: Britney Spears

New Video: Britney Spears

22 June 2011

Conveying a not-so subtle message to intrusive press reps in the video for her third 'Femme Fatale' single 'I Wanna Go', Britney Spears...

Free MP3: Foster The People

Free MP3: Foster The People

21 June 2011

LA trio Foster The People's 'Pumped Up Kicks', the flagship track from their debut album 'Torches', is already being touted as...

First Listen: Wild Flag

First Listen: Wild Flag

21 June 2011

A far more concrete supergroup prospect than Mick Jagger and Joss Stone's rumored band is Wild Flag, an all-female punk-rock ...

Tour Diary: John Legend

Tour Diary: John Legend

21 June 2011

Currently on a world tour with co-headliner Sade, aptly-named soul singer John Legend has posted a video montage of the backstage ...

Preview: ‘Weird Al’ Yancovic

Preview: 'Weird Al' Yancovic

21 June 2011

Comedian and professional spoof-artist 'Weird Al' Yancovic recently helped The Roots' drummer Questlove celebrate his 1.6 millionth Twitter follower in "historical" fashion, teaming...

New Track: Radiohead

New Track: Radiohead

21 June 2011

Having sent critics reeling with their dense and difficult new album 'The King Of Limbs' (and not to mention Thom Yorke's body...

First Look: The Rosebuds

First Look: The Rosebuds

20 June 2011

The Rosebuds, an ex-husband-and-wife indie duo (ouch, how awkward) whose new album 'Loud Planes Fly Low' is out now, have presented the latest...

First Listen: Digitalism

First Listen: Digitalism

20 June 2011

Fans of French production duo Justice with a hankering to experience more from the European electro scene might have space in ...

Demo Track: Cee Lo Green

Demo Track: Cee Lo Green

20 June 2011

Deemed not quite sharp enough to make the final cut of Cee Lo Green's 'The Lady Killer' album, this (kind of) new track...

New Remix: Jessie J

New Remix: Jessie J

20 June 2011

The backroom genius behind a multitude of hits from the cream of the R&B and pop crop (he's handled recent singles for...

Album Stream: Various Artists

Album Stream: Various Artists

20 June 2011

Prior to its official June 28 release date, the much-publicized 'Rave On' tribute compilation, which features a host of acts breathing...

First Listen: The Weeknd

First Listen: The Weeknd

17 June 2011

Mixtape-dropping, critic-confounding R&B project The Weeknd (otherwise known as Toronto singer and producer Abel Tesfaye) has been the centre-point of much...

New Remix: Ellie Goulding

New Remix: Ellie Goulding

17 June 2011

It was a bright idea that Chicago-based DJ The Hood Internet had when he opted to mix The Portland Cello Project's ...

On-Set Clip: Incubus

On-Set Clip: Incubus

17 June 2011

In readiness for the release of their sixth studio album 'If Not Now, When?' on July 11, frenetic nu-metallers turned veteran...

First Look: Lady Gaga

First Look: Lady Gaga

17 June 2011

In a huge couple of days for music video premieres, Lady Gaga makes the street her concert hall (presumably prior to the...

New Video: Chris Brown feat Justin Bieber

New Video: Chris Brown feat Justin Bieber

17 June 2011

We all know that Britney Spears themed her spin on the planet's ultimate destruction around an underground dance party in her 'Till The...

Free MP3: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Free MP3: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

16 June 2011

Former toasts of the indie blogosphere, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah split into separate factions after releasing their 2007 album 'Some Loud Thunder'....

New Video: Rye Rye feat Robyn

New Video: Rye Rye feat Robyn

16 June 2011

We reported a while back on a new song from precocious Baltimore MC (and protégé of MIA) Rye Rye, which sampled the c...

New Cover: Mumford & Sons

New Cover: Mumford & Sons

16 June 2011

Previewing a clip from their soon-to-air episode of VH1's 'Unplugged', British folk troupe Mumford & Sons honored their all-American indie brothers...

Documentary Clips: Arcade Fire

Documentary Clips: Arcade Fire

16 June 2011

Arcade Fire have offered fans a rare chance to become privy to their deepest existential and musical musings, as brotherly band...

Video Blog: Little Big Town

Video Blog: Little Big Town

16 June 2011

Given that Adele's all-conquering soul smash 'Rolling In The Deep' already has at its heart a rootsy, southern flavor, it seemed...

Free Download: Best Coast

Free Download: Best Coast

15 June 2011

Just as Best Coast announce that they've started work on their sophomore album, the successor to last year's fulsome fuzz-pop masterwork...

New Video: Bon Iver

New Video: Bon Iver

15 June 2011

Fresh in today from Bon Iver HQ is their new video for latest track 'Calgary', which leads the releases from the band's...

First Listen: Nas

First Listen: Nas

15 June 2011

Esteemed Queensbridge rapper Nas is back to his basic best after a three-year interval from solo work (not counting last year's...

In-Studio Clip: Shania Twain

In-Studio Clip: Shania Twain

15 June 2011

Artist duets just don't get more classic than this: Lionel Richie re-recording his sentimental ballad 'Endless Love', not with original...

New Track: Lenny Kravitz

New Track: Lenny Kravitz

15 June 2011

Actor, producer and music-maker Lenny Kravitz has never been a man to linger long over a single sound or style, and he's...

Free MP3: CoSS feat Aloe Blacc

Free MP3: CoSS feat Aloe Blacc

14 June 2011

Super-suave 'I Need A Dollar' soul man Aloe Blacc lends some sublime vocals to West Coast rapper CoSS's 'Only When I Dream',...

Album Stream: YACHT

Album Stream: YACHT

14 June 2011

Portland electro duo YACHT are releasing their new album 'Shangri La' on June 21 through DFA Records, and are marking the ...

First look: R Kelly

First look: R Kelly

14 June 2011

As inspired by true events, R Kelly is making excellent use of the most powerful tool at his disposal, his music, in...

Blog Pick: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Blog Pick: Red Hot Chili Peppers

14 June 2011

Finally! Some more information about the new Red Hot Chili Peppers LP 'I'm With You'! Sorry, it's just the tracklist, but still....

New Video: TV On The Radio

New Video: TV On The Radio

14 June 2011

What would happen if TV On The Radio split up and went their separate ways? The band's hypothetical new video for latest...

Free MP3: Jamiroquai

Free MP3: Jamiroquai

13 June 2011

Avril Lavigne isn't alone in wanting to 'Smile' this summer, because gleeful funk-fusionists Jamiroquai are spreading some toothsome joy at the moment...

Teaser Trailer: The Rapture

Teaser Trailer: The Rapture

13 June 2011

Hand-stamped and fresh off the DFA Records press comes 'How Deep Is Your Love?', an utterly new track (no, not a Bee...

Tour Diary: Rihanna

Tour Diary: Rihanna

13 June 2011

That Rihanna does more than make bold, thought-provoking and often gratuitous videos, you know. There's apparently a lot of work that goes...

New Video: Katy Perry

New Video: Katy Perry

13 June 2011

"I used the 'Inception' method by putting @MsRebeccaBlack in a song about Friday. It's a dream within a dream people...". Thus quoth...

Free MP3: Twin Sister

Free MP3: Twin Sister

10 June 2011

Having given away digital copies of their first two EPs for free, New York five-piece Twin Sister have brushed up on their...

First Look: Bright Eyes

First Look: Bright Eyes

10 June 2011

Currently in the midst of a sprawling US tour in support of their seventh studio album 'The People's Key', Bright Eyes, aka leader...

New Track: Gym Class Heroes feat Adam Levine

New Track: Gym Class Heroes feat Adam Levine

10 June 2011

Gym Class Heroes first came to the fore a few years back with genre-defying, Patrick Stump-featuring breakout hit 'Cupid's Chokehold', and...

First Listen: Wu-Tang Clan

First Listen: Wu-Tang Clan

10 June 2011

Hip-hop ensemble Wu-Tang Clan have announced details of a new album, as-yet minus a title, which they plan to release on July 26. While...

Documentary Trailer: Alicia Keys

Documentary Trailer: Alicia Keys

10 June 2011

Alicia Keys' first album 'Songs In A Minor' is just really good, isn't it? As fresh as the record still sounds today,...

Free Track: Jessica 6

Free Track: Jessica 6

9 June 2011

Headed up by charismatic former Hercules & Love Affair vocalist Nomi Ruiz, Brooklyn-based trio Jessica 6 make on-point neo-disco music, drawing...

Free MP3: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

Free MP3: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

9 June 2011

Known primarily as the one-time frontman of cult 90s quintet Pavement, Stephen Malkmus runs with new band The Jicks these...

Album Stream: Bon Iver

Album Stream: Bon Iver

9 June 2011

Following the new Bon Iver album's accidental leak by iTunes a couple of weeks back, the ethereal folk outfit have done the...

Blog Pick: Beyonce

Blog Pick: Beyonce

9 June 2011

There's just no denying it any more. Beyonce's album '4' has leaked, a full three weeks shy of its official June 28...

New Video: Bad Meets Evil

New Video: Bad Meets Evil

9 June 2011

Over a decade on from releasing their first collaboraton together, 'Nuttin To Do', Detroit rap duo Eminem and Royce Da 5'9 have...

Free MP3: Ford & Lopatin

Free MP3: Ford & Lopatin

8 June 2011

Here's what sounds like an intriguing proposition: a free track from synth-wave duo Ford & Lopatin, as presented by grownup cartoon...

First Listen: Natalia Kills feat will.i.am

First Listen: Natalia Kills feat will.i.am

8 June 2011

Signed jointly to will.i.am Music Group and Cherrytree Records, avant-pop artiste Natalia Kills classifies her music as belonging to the ...

First Look: Panda Bear

First Look: Panda Bear

8 June 2011

A founding member of the Animal Collective pack and a well-respected psych-pop experimentalist in his own right, Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, has...

New Track: Selena Gomez

New Track: Selena Gomez

8 June 2011

Proving that behind every great man there is, indeed, a great woman, Justin Bieber's hit-making lady-friend Selena Gomez (and her all-important...

Teaser Trailer: Katy Perry

Teaser Trailer: Katy Perry

8 June 2011

Team Katy Perry are going to great lengths in social media marketing to publicize Katy's new single 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)', which, with...

First Listen: Jamie XX

First Listen: Jamie XX

7 June 2011

Perhaps best known for working with the late and great Gil Scott-Heron on innovative remix album 'We're New Here', producer...

Preview: Taking Back Sunday

Preview: Taking Back Sunday

7 June 2011

Taking Back Sunday's member roster has seen numerous reshufflings since the band released their first (and, many would argue, their...

In-Studio Clip: Joss Stone

In-Studio Clip: Joss Stone

7 June 2011

Soul child Joss Stone will soon be making a return (to form, hopefully) with her new record 'LP1', which, contrary to its...

New Video: Jay Sean

New Video: Jay Sean

7 June 2011

Jay Sean models a tight black vest and perches on a stool in the new video for inquisitive back-to-basics ballad 'Where Do...

Free Download: Skylar Grey

Free Download: Skylar Grey

7 June 2011

Diddy, Lupe Fiasco and Eminem's preferred guest vocalist Skylar Grey is giving away her new solo single 'Dance Without You' as...

First Listen: Beirut

First Listen: Beirut

6 June 2011

Zach Condon and the other nomadic indie tribesman of band Beirut plan to release a new album this summer, but, being the...

New Cover: Florence + The Machine

New Cover: Florence + The Machine

6 June 2011

English alt-heroine Florence Welch - aka Florence + The Machine - injects some ethereal soul into her take on Buddy Holly's 'Not...

Lyric Video: Joe Jonas

Lyric Video: Joe Jonas

6 June 2011

"Hello there. I'm Joe, I sing, cook, take pictures, eat, play board games, and fight dragons", reads modest middle brother Joe...

Teaser Trailer: Björk

Teaser Trailer: Björk

6 June 2011

In the same way that Fred Durst is partial to broadcasting a bit of Limp Bizkit on his in-car stereo (read up on...

New Video: Linkin Park

New Video: Linkin Park

6 June 2011

Linkin Park have just revealed a video to accompany 'Iridescent', a standout from the band's current album 'A Thousand Suns' which...

New Cover: Karmin

New Cover: Karmin

3 June 2011

Questlove of The Roots pops up with an intriguing cameo in the new viral video from boy-girl covers duo Karmin, whose online...

Blog Pick: Black Cards

Blog Pick: Black Cards

3 June 2011

With ex-Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump's career going so well, Pete Wentz, former bassist with the band, has stepped up his...

First Look: Robyn

First Look: Robyn

3 June 2011

Swedish tastemaker Robyn is a pivotal figure in driving the evolution of pop music these days, having charmed the critics with her seminal...

Movie Trailer: A Tribe Called Quest

Movie Trailer: A Tribe Called Quest

3 June 2011

The official trailer for 'Beats, Rhymes & Life', the tell-all documentary about the iconic rap posse A Tribe Called Quest, has been premiered...

New Video: Foo Fighters

New Video: Foo Fighters

3 June 2011

Foo Fighters got quite serious with their 'band in a white box' concept in the video for last single 'Rope', so one of...

Live Session: Bass Drum Of Death

Live Session: Bass Drum Of Death

2 June 2011

Mississippi rock duo Bass Drum Of Death popped in for a session with indie station Daytrotter to deliver a short and snappy 4-track...

Live Clip: My Morning Jacket

Live Clip: My Morning Jacket

2 June 2011

During a live webcast designed to introduce their latest album 'Circuital' to the world, roots rockers My Morning Jacket were joined onstage in...

Free MP3: Diplo

Free MP3: Diplo

2 June 2011

Major Lazer mastermind and Mad Decent label boss Diplo, one of the minds behind Beyonce's lead '4' single 'Run The World (Girls)', teams...

New Video: Cee Lo Green

New Video: Cee Lo Green

2 June 2011

Already well-known for his extravagant dress sense, Cee Lo Green sports his most eccentric attire yet in the decadent new video for 'I...

Interview Clip: Eminem

Interview Clip: Eminem

2 June 2011

Having racked up a sizeable catalogue of hits since releasing his first LP in 1996, Eminem spoke as a seasoned hip hop veteran in ...

Free Download: Spin Magazine Mix

Free Download: Spin Magazine Mix

1 June 2011

The team at Spin Magazine are doing their bit to usher in all things springlike for their new June issue, offering a fresh...

First Listen: Kid Cudi

First Listen: Kid Cudi

1 June 2011

Alt-rapper Kid Cudi practically does his own PR, having taken to his Twitter account and 'Cud Life' tumblr blog to do some self-hyping...

New Cover: Weezer

New Cover: Weezer

1 June 2011

Weezer have thrown fans for a loop with their note-perfect rendition of Radiohead's 'Paranoid Android', which was originally a hit in 1997. Both...

New Remix: OneRepublic feat B.o.B

New Remix: OneRepublic feat B.o.B

1 June 2011

Ryan Tedder really is one of the hardest working men in showbiz. In addition to his daily responsibilities as lead singer of high-flying...

First look: Rihanna

First look: Rihanna

1 June 2011

The latest in a series of provocative videos for songs from her 'Loud' album, Rihanna has caused controversy of a different kind with...

First Look: Justice

First Look: Justice

31 May 2011

Ever seen a giant chunk of falling boulder crush a herd of ambling bison? No? Well, we hadn't either, that is until we...

Album Stream: Arctic Monkeys

Album Stream: Arctic Monkeys

31 May 2011

Even die-hard Arctic Monkeys fans will admit that there is little trace left in today's long-haired, leather jacket-wearing, Josh Homme-collaborating, hard rock-loving Arctic...

Free Mixtape: Chiddy Bang

Free Mixtape: Chiddy Bang

31 May 2011

Having first gained notoriety last year for making the best use of an MGMT hook in anthem to immaturity 'Opposite Of Adults', hip...

New Video: Nick Cannon feat Akon

New Video: Nick Cannon feat Akon

31 May 2011

Move over, men of The Lonely Island, there's another music-making comedian on the scene. Nick Cannon plays the joker in the video for...

Teaser Trailer: Coldplay

Teaser Trailer: Coldplay

31 May 2011

Coldplay drummer Will Champion has taken to his band's website to announce details of a brand new track called 'Every Teardrop Is A...

Free MP3: Vetiver

Free MP3: Vetiver

27 May 2011

Fleet Foxes' labelmates Vetiver introduce their folk-laden fifth album 'Errant Charm', which is due out on June 14, by way of free-to-download new...

Album Stream: Eddie Vedder

Album Stream: Eddie Vedder

27 May 2011

Venerable Pearl Jam helmsman Eddie Vedder has temporarily turned his back on stadium-rock for toned-down new solo LP 'Ukulele Songs', which is out...

Preview: Lil Wayne

Preview: Lil Wayne

27 May 2011

Has Lil Wayne turned soft? It sure sounds like he has, albeit just for the duration of 'How To Love', the third taste...

Backstage Clip: Beyonce

Backstage Clip: Beyonce

27 May 2011

Wow. If anyone needed further proof of the full scale of Beyonce's supreme vocal talents, here's a sharp reminder in the form of...

Making-Of Video: Kings Of Leon

Making-Of Video: Kings Of Leon

27 May 2011

In partnership with Kodak cameras, Kings Of Leon gave a lucky troupe of 80 fans unlimited access to the set of their video...

Free MP3: Fool’s Gold

Free MP3: Fool's Gold

26 May 2011

Having made an impact on club culture in 2009 with their self-titled debut album, dance-pop afrobeat collective Fool's Gold are set...

New Cover: Of Montreal

New Cover: Of Montreal

26 May 2011

When asked by indie site The A.V Club to pick and cover a song from an ever-dwindling list of rock classics as part...

Free Download: Nicki Minaj

Free Download: Nicki Minaj

26 May 2011

Pop-rap's first lady Nicki Minaj joins forces with Mr Alicia Keys himself, in-demand producer Swizz Beatz, on 'Catch Me', which appears as a...

Video Blog Pick: Lady Antebellum

Video Blog Pick: Lady Antebellum

26 May 2011

Just in case you missed it, we have the new behind-the-scenes webisode from 'Just A Kiss' country supergroup Lady Antebellum. Following the band...

New Video: Jason Derulo

New Video: Jason Derulo

26 May 2011

Jason Derulo, the man with the nattiest name in R&B, has premiered via MTV his party-prolonging video for new single 'Don't Wanna Go...

Album Stream: White Denim

Album Stream: White Denim

25 May 2011

Whilst donning white denim as a wardrobe choice is an obvious faux pas, putting on music from the Austin-based band of the same...

Teaser Trailer: Marilyn Manson

Teaser Trailer: Marilyn Manson

25 May 2011

Marilyn Manson is back. You may or may not have missed him, or feel positive about the fact that he's back, but he...

New Video: All Time Low

New Video: All Time Low

25 May 2011

Here's a highly enjoyable visual treat from Baltimore pop-punk hunks All Time Low, who parody unscrupulous label bosses in their rockstar-rejecting new video...

Free Download: The National

Free Download: The National

25 May 2011

The National are giving away 'About Today', a historic fan favorite from their 2004 'Cherry Tree' EP. "Today you were far away/ And...

First Look: Taylor Swift

First Look: Taylor Swift

25 May 2011

Having done battle with vaudeville villains and bullies in her tough talking 'Mean' video, Taylor Swift's latest challenge is to withstand awkward post-breakup...

First Look: Frank Ocean

First Look: Frank Ocean

24 May 2011

Frank Ocean, one of the better behaved members of hyped skate-rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, is making smooth and...

Album Stream: Cults

Album Stream: Cults

24 May 2011

Having started out with a not-so extensive catalogue that consisted of three demos posted on their Bandcamp page, Brooklyn duo Cults have turned...

New Cover: Mike Posner

New Cover: Mike Posner

24 May 2011

In a new self-produced cover version, Mike Posner takes on Coldplay's melancholy giant of a tune 'The Scientist'. Originally a dulcet mixture of...

New Tracks: Arcade Fire

New Tracks: Arcade Fire

24 May 2011

Arcade Fire have packaged up two extra tracks for the deluxe edition of their all-conquering current album 'The Suburbs', which will be out...

New Remix: Leona Lewis

New Remix: Leona Lewis

24 May 2011

Taking some time out from recording her as-yet untitled third album, Leona Lewis headed to UK station Radio 1 for a live session,...

Free Mixtape: CSS

Free Mixtape: CSS

23 May 2011

The members of Brazilian quintet CSS have come up with a half-baked but appealing idea to whet fans' appetites for the release of...

Album Stream: Death Cab For Cutie

Album Stream: Death Cab For Cutie

23 May 2011

NPR are currently spoiling us for choice with a bumper edition of 'First Listen' featurettes, including a full and free opportunity to play...

New Clip: P Diddy

New Clip: P Diddy

23 May 2011

Rap mogul and all-round multi-talented singing, acting and scent-flogging entrepreneur P Diddy has announced via Twitter that, for one week only, he will...

New Video: Brad Paisley

New Video: Brad Paisley

23 May 2011

It was all systems go at NASCAR's Spring All-Star Race over the weekend as Brad Paisley showcased the video for his new single...

Blog Pick: Drake

Blog Pick: Drake

23 May 2011

Rapper Drake took to his 'October's Very Own' blog with proof that he still has an ear firmly clamped to the sounds of...

Free EP: Minus The Bear

Free EP: Minus The Bear

20 May 2011

Serving as part single release, part fan-focused giveaway, a free EP from Seattle's finest Minus The Bear includes 'Hold Me Down', the second...

Preview: Digitalism feat Julian Casablancas

Preview: Digitalism feat Julian Casablancas

20 May 2011

Julian Casablancas of The Strokes guests on 'Forrest Gump', a newly unveiled track from German production outfit Digitalism. Having co-written the song with...

New Cover: Patrick Stump

New Cover: Patrick Stump

20 May 2011

Apologies to Pete Wentz, but the prize for the former Fall Out Boy member making the most interesting musical moves at the moment...

New Video: Chris Brown

New Video: Chris Brown

20 May 2011

Here's something you don't see every day: R&B hotshot Chris Brown looking emotional as he strolls along the seashore in the surprise viral video ...

Free Download: Justin Bieber

Free Download: Justin Bieber

20 May 2011

As we find ourselves swept up in a Gaga and Beyonce-related typhoon of release news, it's been easy to miss Justin Bieber's quiet...

First Look: Tune-Yards

First Look: Tune-Yards

19 May 2011

Experimental duo Tune-Yards floored critics with sophomore album 'w h o k i l l' and a slew of infamously captivating live sets,...

Free Download: Christina Perri

Free Download: Christina Perri

19 May 2011

On offer here is a free MP3 from sultry-voiced songbird Christina Perri, whose wounded guitar ballad 'Jar Of Hearts' had 'Glee' viewers in...

Studio Clip: Weezer

Studio Clip: Weezer

19 May 2011

Irreverent 'Buddy Holly' rockers Weezer have been working on a cover of The Cars' 1984 hit 'You Might Think', which will be the...

Teaser Trailer: Shakira

Teaser Trailer: Shakira

19 May 2011

Speaking of Beyonce, her 'Beautiful Liar' duet partner Shakira has thought to supply fans with a first glance at her own video for...

New Video: Beyonce

New Video: Beyonce

19 May 2011

With her fans forced to endure weeks of tantalizing previews of the new video for 'Run The World (Girls), Beyonce has at last...

Album Stream: Maybach Music Group

Album Stream: Maybach Music Group

19 May 2011

Maybach Music Group gone from strength to strength in the past year, with founder Rick Ross taking his label to Warner Bros Records...

Free MP3: The Black Lips

Free MP3: The Black Lips

18 May 2011

‘New Direction’ is the latest appetizer from rough-edged indie darlings turned serious punk-rock propositions The Black Lips, who worked with polished pop producer Mar...

Preview: Colbie Caillat

Preview: Colbie Caillat

18 May 2011

Colbie Caillat has treated fans to an audio preview of her new single 'Brighter Than The Sun', a snippet of summery surf-pop that...

New Track: Panic! At The Disco

New Track: Panic! At The Disco

18 May 2011

As they prepare to kick off a national tour on May 20 in support of new album 'Vices & Virtues', the boys of...

On Set: Avril Lavigne

On Set: Avril Lavigne

18 May 2011

Avid vlogger Avril Lavigne (try saying that three times, fast) has posted a sneak peek into the goings on at her video shoot...

Free Country Music Sampler: CMT

Free Country Music Sampler: CMT

17 May 2011

The staff of American Songwriter, in association with CMT, have selected 31 of their favorite contemporary country tracks for their current issue, which has ...

Studio News: Ke$ha

Studio News: Ke$ha

17 May 2011

Having pretty much exhausted what might be called the 'grunge-pop' formula that dominated her debut album 'Animal', Ke$ha has confirmed that she's moving...

Preview: Willow Smith

Preview: Willow Smith

17 May 2011

Taking into account the runaway success of her debut single 'Whip My Hair' and its followup '21st Century Girl', it seems that 10-year...

Free MP3: Bon Iver

Free MP3: Bon Iver

17 May 2011

Here's the latest serving of faraway folk balladry from Kanye West's vocoder-wielding guest vocalist of choice Bon Iver (refer to Yeezy's track 'Lost...

Album Launch: Lady Gaga

Album Launch: Lady Gaga

17 May 2011

Lady Gaga has debuted her new album 'Born This Way' on Zynga's FarmVille scenario game, a week before its official May 23 release...

New Video: Calvin Harris feat Kelis

New Video: Calvin Harris feat Kelis

16 May 2011

Guaranteed to have dance-floors jumping is 'Bounce', a peppy new electro-pop offering from Scottish DJ/singer/producer Calvin Harris that features crossover queen Kelis on vocals. Filmed ...

First Look: Gang Gang Dance

First Look: Gang Gang Dance

16 May 2011

Experimental NYC troupe Gang Gang Dance recently bashed out a mind-bending studio session for their home label 4AD’s live series, marking the release o...

New Track: Limp Bizkit

New Track: Limp Bizkit

16 May 2011

Limp Bizkit’s biggest fan is apparently none other than Limp Bizkit bandleader Fred Durst, who recently posted a Twitvid of himself blasting his o...

Blog Pick: Adele

Blog Pick: Adele

16 May 2011

Having just scored her first US #1 single with ‘Rolling In The Deep', British singer Adele is happy to endorse songs by other a...

Album Stream: The Head And The Heart

Album Stream: The Head And The Heart

16 May 2011

Having self-funded the recording of their eponymous debut LP, Seattle six-piece The Head And The Heart are at last starting to receive some...

New Track: Tinie Tempah feat Wiz Khalifa

New Track: Tinie Tempah feat Wiz Khalifa

16 May 2011

British MC Tinie Tempah and 'Roll Up' rap contender Wiz Khalifa are assisting one another's cross-Atlantic breakthroughs with a new collaborative song called...

Interactive Video: Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi

Interactive Video: Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi

16 May 2011

Presenting their new single 'Black', production supremo Danger Mouse (he of Gnarls Barkley and Broken Bells renown) and his Italian collaborator Daniele Luppi...

New Trailer: Big Boi

New Trailer: Big Boi

13 May 2011

An exclusive clip from an upcoming documentary starring Outkast rapper Big Boi has aired online thanks to whisky brand Crown Royal, who are...

New Website: Justin Bieber

New Website: Justin Bieber

13 May 2011

Justin Bieber is all geared up to celebrate the release of his 3D movie 'Never Say Never' this weekend, having launched a new...

Free EP: Mayer Hawthorne

Free EP: Mayer Hawthorne

12 May 2011

Much more than just a bespectacled singer-songwriter, Mayer Hawthorne is a man on a mission to deliver his modern take on grass-roots soul...

First Look: Oh Land

First Look: Oh Land

12 May 2011

A former professional ballerina, stunning Danish siren Oh Land makes beautiful, otherwordly electro-pop brimming with atmospheric production and sassy, original touches. Snatched up...

New Remix: Grinderman vs Josh Homme

New Remix: Grinderman vs Josh Homme

12 May 2011

A clash of monolithic rock egos occurred when Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme got ahold of Nick Cave's band Grinderman's...

New Video: The Black Eyed Peas

New Video: The Black Eyed Peas

12 May 2011

Not content with having raised funds for Japanese aid charities with their last song 'Just Can't Get Enough', those insatiable Black Eyed Peas...

Free Download: Kanye West

Free Download: Kanye West

12 May 2011

Kanye West confounded his many critics at this year's Coachella with what was unanimously agreed to be one of the defining sets of...

Album Stream: Moby

Album Stream: Moby

12 May 2011

Moby is streaming new album 'Destroyed' on his own inn0vative new microsite, prior to its proper release on May 17. The site incorporates...

New Remix: Florence + The Machine vs Kid Cudi

New Remix: Florence + The Machine vs Kid Cudi

12 May 2011

By lifting the dreamy vocal from Florence + The Machine's 'Cosmic Love' and incorporating it into Dan Black's Kid Cudi feature 'Symphonies', mix...

Previews: Patrick Stump and Ronnie Vannucci

Previews: Patrick Stump and Ronnie Vannucci

12 May 2011

Although they're better known as members of Fall Out Boy and Killers respectively, Patrick Stump and Ronnie Vannucci are two key examples of...

New Track: Enrique Iglesias feat Usher and Lil Wayne

New Track: Enrique Iglesias feat Usher and Lil Wayne

11 May 2011

Despite backing out of a support slot on Britney's 'Femme Fatale' tour (and let's face it, he was never much of a femme fatale anyway), l...

Teaser Trailer: Beyonce

Teaser Trailer: Beyonce

11 May 2011

Beyonce has lifted the lid on the third (yes, the THIRD) and final teaser trailer from her new 'Run The World (Girls)' video,...

Free Download: Friendly Fires

Free Download: Friendly Fires

10 May 2011

With 'Pala', the sophomore LP from dance-punks Friendly Fires' not out till May 24 on XL Records, the band have gone some way...

First Look: Owl City

First Look: Owl City

10 May 2011

'Fireflies' was a major hit in 2009 for one-man producer, songwriter, and all-round electropop music-making machine Adam Young aka Owl City, gathering a...

Preview: Steven Tyler

Preview: Steven Tyler

10 May 2011

Anyone want to hear some good old fashioned rock 'n' roll music? If so, here's the riff-tastic new jam from Steven Tyler of...

Introducing: Cults

Introducing: Cults

10 May 2011

Boy-girl duo Cults have been hot tips ever since they signed a deal with Brit popster Lily Allen's label In The Name Of.  ...

New Video: Rihanna

New Video: Rihanna

10 May 2011

Rihanna has slowed things down a touch from the upbeat fare of previous 'Loud' singles like 'Only Girl (In The World) and 'What's My Name?', with he...

First Look: The Lonely Island feat Michael Bolton

First Look: The Lonely Island feat Michael Bolton

10 May 2011

Trio of musical pranksters The Lonely Island have secured a score of impressive hookups for their new album 'Turtleneck And Chain', with the...

Introducing: Ellie Goulding

Introducing: Ellie Goulding

9 May 2011

Having accompanied Royal couple Prince William and Catherine's first post-wedding dance with her cover of Elton John's 'Your Song', up-and-coming English songbird Ellie...

Free Download: Cee Lo Green

Free Download: Cee Lo Green

9 May 2011

Cee Lo Green has re-recorded his super smash hit 'Forget You' in tribute to voluntary firefighters, as part of battery brand Duracell's 'Power...

First Listen: Matthew Morrison and Sting

First Listen: Matthew Morrison and Sting

9 May 2011

Former Boys R Us member and now the star of TV's hottest ticket 'Glee', Matthew Morrison has turned to veteran rocker Sting as...

New Video: Taylor Swift

New Video: Taylor Swift

9 May 2011

In her just-debuted new video for latest 'Speak Now' single 'Mean', Taylor Swift has hit back at bullies and haters everywhere with plucky...

Preview: Rye Rye

Preview: Rye Rye

6 May 2011

20 year-old Baltimore-based rapper Ryeisha Berrain aka Rye Rye is the hottest signing on M.I.A.'s label N.E.E.T Recordings. Her debut album called 'Go!...

Free Download: The Vaccines

Free Download: The Vaccines

6 May 2011

Much has been made of fledgling band The Vaccines, who, despite being quintesentially British, have drawn scores of US fans, including actor Jake...

Free Track: Timbaland feat Eve

Free Track: Timbaland feat Eve

6 May 2011

As part of his 'Timbaland Thursdays' series, Timbo has dragged another unreleased track back from his latest trip to the vault. This time...

First Look: Nicki Minaj

First Look: Nicki Minaj

6 May 2011

Fans of Nicki Minaj, or 'Barbz' as they're known in Minaj's mixed-up world, are sure to be tickled pink by the new 'Super...

New Video: Lady Gaga

New Video: Lady Gaga

5 May 2011

So it's finally here; the real, actual and official video for Lady Gaga's video for new single 'Judas'. The "cultural baptism" Lady Gaga described ...

Free MP3: Thurston Moore

Free MP3: Thurston Moore

5 May 2011

Sonic Youth dude Thurston Moore offers up a new track called 'Circulation' from his latest solo album 'Demolished Thoughts', which is out on...

Demo Tape: Solange Knowles

Demo Tape: Solange Knowles

5 May 2011

Younger Knowles sis Solange has always gone her own way musically, having collaborated with wacky indie types of Montreal on the band's last...

Free Download: Sheryl Crow

Free Download: Sheryl Crow

5 May 2011

Last night's 'American Idol' mentor Sheryl Crow has teamed up with toothpaste-makers Tom's Of Maine for her '100 Miles From Memphis' tour, with...

Free Fan Club Membership: Soundgarden

Free Fan Club Membership: Soundgarden

5 May 2011

Seminal grunge group Soundgarden are inviting their fans to share in the joy of their recent reformation by offering a limited chance to...

3D Movie: Glee

3D Movie: Glee

5 May 2011

The cast of 'Glee' will be the latest people to leap nimbly aboard the 3D bandwagon, following an announcement from the show's home...

New Cover: The Black Keys

New Cover: The Black Keys

4 May 2011

Still basking in the glory of their last LP 'Brothers', The Black Keys are one of a ton of bands featuring on a...

Contest: Governors Ball Music Festival

Contest: Governors Ball Music Festival

4 May 2011

Fancy yourself as a dancer? Aspiring movers and shakers can prove their skills and win prizes via a goofy new video dance off...

Short Film: The Kills

Short Film: The Kills

4 May 2011

Bands don't get too much cooler than London-based fuzz-rock duo The Kills, who have consistently produced highly original and adventurous music over the...

New Video: Nicole Scherzinger feat 50 Cent

New Video: Nicole Scherzinger feat 50 Cent

4 May 2011

As we previously reported, ex-Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger was spotted in LA filming a video with 50 Cent for her US solo debut...

Free Track: Fleet Foxes

Free Track: Fleet Foxes

4 May 2011

So most people are aware that Fleet Foxes' sophomore album 'Helplessness Blues' came out yesterday, receiving glowing reviews from all corners, even from...

First Listen: Lady Antebellum

First Listen: Lady Antebellum

4 May 2011

The first track from Lady Antebellum's eagerly-awaited third album has just been aired on the group's PR website. Entitled 'Just A Kiss', the...

Album Stream: Raphael Saadiq

Album Stream: Raphael Saadiq

4 May 2011

Grammy-winning master of soul revival Raphael Saadiq has come together with media service NPR to offer a full preview of his fifth studio...

New Video: Panic! At The Disco

New Video: Panic! At The Disco

3 May 2011

Fans and followers of Panic! At The Disco can always count on the avant-garde glam-rockers to produce theatrical, over-the-top videos full of vintage-inspired sets ...

New Cover: Miley Cyrus

New Cover: Miley Cyrus

3 May 2011

Miley Cyrus has made the leap from 'Hannah Montana' starlet to Nirvana-covering rock veteran, having opened her 'Gypsy Heart Tour' in Ecuador with...

First Look: Cold Cave

First Look: Cold Cave

3 May 2011

As sophomore album 'Cherish The Light Years' does a great job of raising their profile above underground status, sultry NY electro types Cold...

New Track: David Guetta feat Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida

New Track: David Guetta feat Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida

3 May 2011

Having made his international breakthrough with 2009 album 'One Love', French DJ and producer David Guetta is the man almost single-handedly responsible for...

Free Download: The Black Lips

Free Download: The Black Lips

3 May 2011

Raucous rock outfit The Black Lips turned to super-suave producer Mark Ronson to smooth out the kinks in their new LP 'Arabia Mountain',...

Tour Diary: Katy Perry

Tour Diary: Katy Perry

28 April 2011

Freshly tweeted by Katy Perry herself, the latest of her 'Candyfornia Candid' clips provides a unique insight into her tough routine on the...

New Cover: Little Big Town

New Cover: Little Big Town

28 April 2011

Never mind Lady Gaga's 'Country Road' edit of her smash hit 'Born This Way', because reigning kings and queens of the cover Little...

Blog Pick: Lykke Li

Blog Pick: Lykke Li

28 April 2011

Scandinavian soul child Lykke Li's new video for 'Sadness Is A Blessing' is currently winding its way about the web, having emerged earlier...

New Exhibition: David Bowie

New Exhibition: David Bowie

28 April 2011

David Bowie's vast archive of music and videos will be represented through a series of films in a retrospective show at New York's...

In The Studio: Modest Mouse and Big Boi

In The Studio: Modest Mouse and Big Boi

28 April 2011

One-time Outkast star and solo rapper Big Boi has hit the studio with indie band Modest Mouse, who, after performing a new song...

New Track: Jennifer Lopez

New Track: Jennifer Lopez

28 April 2011

Having set her sights set firmly on conquering the dance-floor with comeback singles 'On The Floor' and 'Papi', J-Lo has kept to a...

Rehearsal Diary: Josh Groban

Rehearsal Diary: Josh Groban

27 April 2011

Moms' favorite crooner Josh Groban has given fans an insight into the goings-on at rehearsals for his upcoming 'Straight To You' tour, which will kick o...

New Movie: A Tribe Called Quest

New Movie: A Tribe Called Quest

27 April 2011

Having appeared in 'Prison Break' and 'True Romance', actor-turned-director Michael Rapaport will be showcasing his divisive new documentary about iconic hip-hop posse A...

Studio News: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Studio News: Red Hot Chili Peppers

27 April 2011

The Red Hot Chili Peppers' new album is tantalisingly close to nearing completion, if a recent statement from drummer Chad Smith is to...

New Documentary: Robyn

New Documentary: Robyn

27 April 2011

Here's everything you ever wanted to know about chart-topping Swedish popster Robyn, in one handy, hour-long video. The doc features up-close discussions with...

New Track: Simple Plan feat Natasha Bedingfield

New Track: Simple Plan feat Natasha Bedingfield

27 April 2011

Having already treated fans to a taste of their upcoming album via a collaboration with Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Canadian pop punks Simple Plan's...

Studio Clip: Fleet Foxes

Studio Clip: Fleet Foxes

27 April 2011

Spin.com is offering a sneak televisual peak into the working lives of folk craftsmen Fleet Foxes, whose lead singer Robin Pecknold's cheery face...

Free Mixtape: Fabolous

Free Mixtape: Fabolous

27 April 2011

Fabolous follows Soulja Boy and Big K.R.I.T as the latest in a run of forward-thinking rappers dropping free mixes. His long-awaited, soul-inspired new mixtape, the aptly-titled 'S.O.U.L Tap...

Tour Diary: Diplo

Tour Diary: Diplo

26 April 2011

Fresh from super-producing Beyonce's new single 'Run The World (Girls)', masterful mixer Diplo has posted a video of highlights from his recent US...

New Video: Kate Bush

New Video: Kate Bush

26 April 2011

Art-pop innovator Kate Bush has directed the new video for her reworked single 'Deeper Understanding', which stars Robbie Coltrane aka Hagrid from the...

Contest: Notorious BIG

Contest: Notorious BIG

26 April 2011

Alt music mag The Fader is calling on all art-minded readers to create their own image of iconic rapper Notorious BIG, as part...

New Remix: Britney Spears feat Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha

New Remix: Britney Spears feat Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha

26 April 2011

With a chart-topping collaboration with Rihanna already in the bag in the form of the duo's recent 'S&M' "Rhi-mix", Britney Spears has scored...

Album Stream: Beastie Boys

Album Stream: Beastie Boys

26 April 2011

Moments after Beastie Boys' new album 'Hot Sauce Committee Part Two' had its premiere blaring live and loud from speakers at Madison Square...

New Video: Moby

New Video: Moby

21 April 2011

Moby has gone all Bowie with his latest song 'The Day', which, quite unlike the ambient techno of previous hits like 'Porcelain' and...

In The Studio: M.I.A. and Chris Brown

In The Studio: M.I.A. and Chris Brown

21 April 2011

Hip hop artiste M.I.A. has spent time pushing buttons in the recording studio with another controversial music star, Chris Brown. Producer Polow da...

Preview: The Flaming Lips

Preview: The Flaming Lips

21 April 2011

Weird and wonderful rockers The Flaming Lips have done a lot of odd things over the course of their lengthy career, but this...

First Listen: Beyonce

First Listen: Beyonce

21 April 2011

No amount of spoilers and online leaks could take the shine off the official unveiling of Beyonce's new single 'Run The World (Girls)',...

New Tracks: Yeasayer

New Tracks: Yeasayer

21 April 2011

The kindred musical spirits of bands like MGMT, experimental indie sorts Yeasayer released 'End Blood' in support of Record Store Day, a couple...

On Set: Nicole Scherzinger and 50 Cent

On Set: Nicole Scherzinger and 50 Cent

21 April 2011

Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has roped in hype-magnet 50 Cent to add some extra star power to her new track 'Right There',...

In The Studio: Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson

In The Studio: Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson

20 April 2011

Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson jammin' in the studio. Really? Yes, really. After all, they are two longstanding friends with one well-publicized personal...

New Remix: Tinie Tempah feat Travis Barker

New Remix: Tinie Tempah feat Travis Barker

20 April 2011

With his current single 'Written In The Stars' currently proving a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, much-hyped British rapper Tinie Tempah...

Video: Foo Fighters

Video: Foo Fighters

20 April 2011

Since Foo Fighters are probably more accustomed to playing in giant stadium-sized venues, conditions must have felt a little cramped at their recent...

Free Mixtape: Soulja Boy

Free Mixtape: Soulja Boy

20 April 2011

Having mastered viral marketing at the tender age of 20, Soulja Boy proudly unveiled his new 'Juice' mixtape on a live hosting site....

EP Stream: of Montreal

EP Stream: of Montreal

20 April 2011

Rolling Stone have a stream up of the latest EP from weird indie popsters of Montreal. Called 'thecontrollersphere', the 5-track record takes the...

Interactive Video: Devo

Interactive Video: Devo

20 April 2011

Now here's something a little wackier than usual from offbeat dance-punks Devo, who over their 40 year career have gained a cult following...

Documentary Clip: Kings Of Leon

Documentary Clip: Kings Of Leon

19 April 2011

Sorry, no news yet of any new material from everyone's favorite southern fried rockers Kings Of Leon. Not even a hint. But the folks over a...

First Look: White Denim

First Look: White Denim

19 April 2011

Psychadelic Texan rockers White Denim have been knocking around on the indie scene for quite some time now, building a strong profile over...

First Listen: The National

First Listen: The National

19 April 2011

People who are fans both of indie stalwarts The National AND the 'Portal' video gaming series are going to be doubly interested in...

Demo Tape: Justice

Demo Tape: Justice

19 April 2011

The full throttle version of Justice's towering new single 'Civilization' is doing the rounds at the moment on a certain advert for a...

Free Mixtape: Scissor Sisters

Free Mixtape: Scissor Sisters

19 April 2011

Fresh from a characteristically colorful and crowd-pleasing performance at this year's Coachella festival, glam-popsters Scissor Sisters are offering fans and "Scissters" a novel...

Preview: Estelle feat Rick Ross

Preview: Estelle feat Rick Ross

18 April 2011

Silky-voiced R&B songstress Estelle first caught music industry ears with 'American Boy', a 2008 duet with long-time admirer Kanye West that proved a transatlantic ...

New App: Gorillaz

New App: Gorillaz

18 April 2011

In the same DIY spirit that led them to make their new album 'The Fall' - which came out yesterday, by the way...

Free Download: Lia Ices

Free Download: Lia Ices

18 April 2011

Signed to Indiana indie label Jagjaguwar, Lia Ices creates unnvervingly beautiful, bittersweet folk-pop ballads like 'Daphne', a collaboration with label-mate Bon Iver from...

Free Download: George Michael

Free Download: George Michael

18 April 2011

Throughout last week, George Michael's Twitter feed became increasingly centred around his express wishes to record a song in honor of the imminent...

Contest: Coors Light MC Competition

Contest: Coors Light MC Competition

18 April 2011

Beer brand Coors Light is running an ice-cold new contest that aims to find America's brightest MCs, giving budding rappers the opportunity to...

Album Art: Lady Gaga

Album Art: Lady Gaga

18 April 2011

Just as the dust begins to settle from the audio leak of her latest single 'Judas', Lady Gaga has revved up her fans'...

Teaser Trailer: Bon Iver

Teaser Trailer: Bon Iver

15 April 2011

Everyone's getting unduly excited about a new 50-second audio-visual clip just released by mournful indie outfit Bon Iver. The band's homepage is carrying...

First Listen: Santigold

First Listen: Santigold

15 April 2011

Nobody has heard much from Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Santi White aka Santigold lately, not since her debut album 'Santogold' and various collaborations with best...

New Video: My Chemical Romance

New Video: My Chemical Romance

15 April 2011

My Chemical Romance are doing what they do best to aid the relief effort in Japan: they are singing. The group have recorded...

Demo Tape: Bruno Mars

Demo Tape: Bruno Mars

15 April 2011

Now, we're all familiar with Far East Movement's top 10 single 'Rocketeer', the chorus of which features a star turn courtesy of Ryan...

New Cover: LCD Soundsystem

New Cover: LCD Soundsystem

14 April 2011

A cover of Brit band Franz Ferdinand's 'Live Alone' by now-defunct electro outfit LCD Soundystem is being streamed online, on the Domino records...

Video Exclusive: Beyonce

Video Exclusive: Beyonce

14 April 2011

Poor Beyonce. Try as she might to film her new video in a top secret location surrounded by hordes of security guards, some...

Free Mixtape: Coachella Festival

Free Mixtape: Coachella Festival

14 April 2011

Those lucky enough to be attending for this year's sold-out Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which kicks off tomorrow, can expect an...

Twitter News: Justin Bieber

Twitter News: Justin Bieber

13 April 2011

The usually sweet-natured Justin Bieber has been getting a little antsy about the paparazzi's intrusions on his current trip to Israel, though understandably...

Free Download: My Morning Jacket

Free Download: My Morning Jacket

13 April 2011

With a considerable gap since their last LP in 2008, My Morning Jacket have broken their three year silence with the grand unveiling...

New Cover: Lykke Li

New Cover: Lykke Li

13 April 2011

In a compelling recent session at MTV Unplugged, kooky Swedish songstress Lykke Li performed songs from her acclaimed new album 'Wounded Rhymes', as...

In The Studio: George Michael

In The Studio: George Michael

13 April 2011

Everybody loves a bit of gossip about the Royal Wedding, don't they? Well, veteran singing star George Michael certainly does, recently taking to...

New Remix: Sade feat Jay-Z

New Remix: Sade feat Jay-Z

13 April 2011

Having turned down a collaboration opportunity with Drake last year, picky soul greats Sade have selected Jay-Z to guest on a new rap-enhanced...

First Listen: Arctic Monkeys

First Listen: Arctic Monkeys

12 April 2011

British indie darlings Arctic Monkeys have treated fans to a stream of their new single 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair',...

Free Download: Rihanna vs TV On The Radio

Free Download: Rihanna vs TV On The Radio

12 April 2011

As Rihanna rides high in the iTunes charts with her latest remix partnership with Britney Spears, DJ duo The Hood Internet have taken...

In The Studio: Chris Brown and Joe Jonas

In The Studio: Chris Brown and Joe Jonas

12 April 2011

In unexpected collaborations news, it's been revealed that squeaky-clean middle Jonas Brother Joe has taken to the studio with Chris Brown for work...

New Track: Rihanna feat Britney Spears

New Track: Rihanna feat Britney Spears

11 April 2011

Two forces of pop nature have collided with the news of a brand new collaboration between Rihanna and Britney Spears, which is officially...

Free Download: Tiesto

Free Download: Tiesto

11 April 2011

Grammy-recognised DJ Tiesto has teamed up with the manufacturers of his favourite set-fuelling Dutch grog, Heineken, to offer fans unique access to Tiesto-related...

Free Download: Jane’s Addiction

Free Download: Jane's Addiction

11 April 2011

In the stead of some more reshuffles to their line-up, erratic LA rockers Jane's Addiction have found a window of stability in which...

New Trailer: Beastie Boys

New Trailer: Beastie Boys

11 April 2011

Further fuelling excitement for the release of their new album 'Hot Sauce Committee Part Two', Beastie Boys have unveiled, with a comedic flourish,...

Workout Video: Beyonce

Workout Video: Beyonce

11 April 2011

With her as-yet untitled new album still firmly under wraps, Beyonce has placed her considerable star power behind a campaign to combat childhood...

First Look: Britney Spears

First Look: Britney Spears

8 April 2011

The video for Britney Spears' latest single 'Till The World Ends' had its premiere recently, debuting a new-look Brit taking centre stage at...

Tour Diary: Bowling For Soup

Tour Diary: Bowling For Soup

8 April 2011

Dallas punk-rockers Bowling For Soup have announced details of their new album, 'Fishin' For Woos', which they're releasing independently on 4/25. Speaking about the...

iPhone Movie: Adam Green & Macaulay Culkin

iPhone Movie: Adam Green & Macaulay Culkin

8 April 2011

Indie oddball Adam Green has made a new arthouse movie called 'The Wrong Ferarri', which stars himself and Macaulay Culkin. The film also...

New Cover: Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig

New Cover: Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig

8 April 2011

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig has tried his skilled hand at a covering an acoustic classic, the result of which is a delightful...

Video Blog: Lady Gaga

Video Blog: Lady Gaga

8 April 2011

Lady Gaga has revealed an official release date of 19/4 for her new single 'Judas' in the latest video installment of her documentary-style...

New Track: Beastie Boys

New Track: Beastie Boys

7 April 2011

Beastie Boys have reacted lightning-quick to an unauthorised web leak of their new track 'Make Some Noise', taking matters into their own hands...

In The Studio: Gloria Estefan and Pharrell

In The Studio: Gloria Estefan and Pharrell

7 April 2011

Having announced an early retirement in 2009, Latin singing diva Gloria Estefan has enlisted the production finesse of one Pharrell Williams for her...

Blog Pick: Britney Spears

Blog Pick: Britney Spears

7 April 2011

It's probably a well-known fact that Britney Spears doesn't have much of a hand in writing her music these days. Most people just...

Audition Tape: Jared Leto

Audition Tape: Jared Leto

7 April 2011

30 Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto has posted a video of himself doing a passable all-singing and all-green-cardigan-wearing impression of the late...

Preview: Lady Gaga

Preview: Lady Gaga

6 April 2011

Today will forever be remembered as the momentous day that pop provocateur Lady Gaga officially released the countri-fied rework of her ...

Free Download: Holy Ghost!

Free Download: Holy Ghost!

6 April 2011

New York electro pairing Holy Ghost! have been churning out great remixes for the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix and MGMT for years....

First Look: Death Cab For Cutie

First Look: Death Cab For Cutie

6 April 2011

Rock band Death Cab For Cutie have pioneered a whole new method of  filming a music video, nailing the first ever “live, scripted, si...

New Cover: Taylor Swift

New Cover: Taylor Swift

6 April 2011

Fresh from wiping the board at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards, all-conquering songstress and ACM-endorsed 'Entertainer Of The Year' Taylor Swift...

Preview: Danger Mouse and Daniele Lupi

Preview: Danger Mouse and Daniele Lupi

5 April 2011

Danger Mouse (the production genius behind Gnarls Barkeley and Broken Bells) and Italian composer Daniele Lupi have unveiled a couple of first tasters...

Free Downloads: Best Coast

Free Downloads: Best Coast

5 April 2011

Last year, Bethany Cosentino and her band of surf-rockers Best Coast charmed their way into our hearts and minds with the sunny psych-pop...

First Look: Kings Of Leon documentary

First Look: Kings Of Leon documentary

5 April 2011

The Tennessee rockers have revealed an exclusive trailer for their upcoming documentary 'Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon', which is due...

New app: David Bowie

New app: David Bowie

5 April 2011

The ever-innovative David Bowie proves he's still ahead of the game with the  announcement that he and the folks at EMI have created ...

Free Download: Maroon 5

Free Download: Maroon 5

4 April 2011

Adam Levine and the boys of Maroon 5 have pulled off the considerable feat of coming up with yet another polished pop jam...

Last Look: LCD Soundsystem

Last Look: LCD Soundsystem

4 April 2011

LCD Soundsystem had a decent run of it, didn’t they? Nevertheless, it was still sad to have to say a final farewell to t...

Contest: Sub Pop Scholarships

Contest: Sub Pop Scholarships

4 April 2011

Seattle’s Sub Pop Records, the current label of choice for bands including folk favorites Fleet Foxes, is helping out budding creative students by s...

First Look: Katy Perry feat Kanye West

First Look: Katy Perry feat Kanye West

1 April 2011

Definitely worth a look is this epic, Avatar-inspired video for Katy Perry's new single 'ET', which features a cameo from an airbourne Kanye...

Album Stream: Foo Fighters

Album Stream: Foo Fighters

1 April 2011

For fans who weren't lucky enough to catch Foo Fighters previewing their new LP 'Wasting Light' at one of a recent string of...

New Track: Simple Plan feat Rivers Cuomo

New Track: Simple Plan feat Rivers Cuomo

1 April 2011

Canadians Simple Plan have aired a new track called 'Can't Keep My Hands Off You', which is taken from a so far unnamed...

Contest: Lady Gaga

Contest: Lady Gaga

31 March 2011

To the delight of fashion fans and little monsters everywhere, pop provocateur Lady Gaga recently announced via Twitter that, as of next month,...

Free Download: Surfer Blood

Free Download: Surfer Blood

31 March 2011

Surfer Blood debuted their jubilant beach-rock sound last year on first album ‘Astro Coast’,  which brimmed with hook-filled hits like ‘Swim’ and ‘Floating Vibes’. ...

Contest: Foo Fighters

Contest: Foo Fighters

31 March 2011

Foo Fighters are offering fans a chance to host a gig by their favorite rock legends in their own garages, with 50 lucky...

New Cover: John Legend

New Cover: John Legend

30 March 2011

Grammy-winning soul man John Legend has released a stunning a capella version of Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep' here on Soundcloud. While the original...

Free Mixtape: Animal Collective

Free Mixtape: Animal Collective

30 March 2011

Baltimore's Animal Collective have compiled a mixtape of hand-picked new and established acts, and have kindly made it available for free download via...

Preview: Fleet Foxes

Preview: Fleet Foxes

30 March 2011

West Coast folksters Fleet Foxes recently premiered new track 'Battery Kinzie' on British radio, piquing fans' interest with another taster of forthcoming album...