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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) announces new Black Star album with Talib Kweli and Madlib

One of hip-hop’s most celebrated collaborations may be in for a 2018 revival. During a surprise appearance at a Madlib DJ set in Denver on Saturday evening, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) revealed that he and Talib Kweli have plans for a new Black Star album this year. This September will mark the 20th anniversary

Dashboard Confessional unveil new album, Crooked Shadows: Stream

Dashboard Confessional have returned with their first album in over eight years, Crooked Shadows. Apple Music and Spotify users can stream it in full below. The nine-track collection is Dashboard Confessional’s debut release on Fueled By Ramen. It was produced by frontman Chris Carrabba with Jonathan Clark and co-producer Colin Brittain. (Read: The 30 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018)

Album Review: Justin Timberlake Gets Creative, Twangy, and Downright Stupid on Man of the Woods

– Download the episode  |  iTunes  |  Podchaser The Lowdown: The culture is finally fed up with Justin Timberlake, the epitome of white, good-looking, cis male-until-told-otherwise privilege, which got him a second chance at the Super Bowl halftime show after crippling Janet Jackson’s career last time. Bad timing for his fifth solo album, Man of the Woods, a funky,

The Sword announce new album, Used Future, reveal lead single, “Deadly Nightshade”: Stream

Photo by ​Dean Dickinson The Sword have announced their return with a new album dubbed Used Future. Due out March 23rd, the 13-track effort follows 2015’s High Country. The stoner metal outfit recorded Used Future in Portland, Oregon alongside producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, First Aid Kit). As a sample of what they worked up in the studio, the

Ratatat offshoot KUNZITE announce debut album, BIRDS DON’T FLY, share the Origins and video for new song “VAPORS”: Watch

Origins is a recurring new music feature in which an artist charts the influence of their latest single. Mike Stroud of Ratatat and White Flight’s Agustin White have combined their talents to form a new band called KUNZITE. The two-piece is grounded in some of the similar electronic rock aesthetics as Ratatat, but with a decidedly

Album Review: Ty Segall Goes Long and Gets Loopy on Freedom’s Goblin

The Lowdown: On his latest (and longest) record, indefatigable rock-god-in-waiting Ty Segall beefs up his sound with a brass section while giving himself over to a bout of anything-goes creativity that hits way more than it misses. The Good: The brass, which adds showband strength to power pop numbers like “Fanny Dog” and “Alta” or

Album Review: Machine Head’s Passion Can’t Carry the Bloated Catharsis

The Lowdown: Machine Head’s ninth full-length marks the California metal stalwarts’ most strident – and discombobulated – record in years, packing in 74 minute of blistering solos, anthemic choruses, nü-metal drug PSAs, Motörhead tributes, and even folksy, election-inspired screeds. The Good: Though its pristine production and predominantly clean vocals deviate from the militant, groove-metal palette