Painted Zeros: Call Back As the summer heat gives way to cool breezes and accompanying change, it's well-matched by Brooklyn-based Painted Zeros' new track "Call Back." Ethereal vocals—from lead singer and principal member Katie Lau—drift atop...
State Of The Union Tee
DFA Records pays homage to its roster of artists with their State of the Union T-shirt. Printed on an American Apparel 50/50 cotton tee, names comprising their signature lightening bolt logo include label favorites like Yacht, LCD Soundsystem, Holy...
Future Punx: Livin' In A Movie
"I generally try not to acknowledge the existence of a musical 'guilty pleasure' because I think treating music as some kind of cultural trophy hunting, or game of cool, denigrates the role music can play in our lives," explains musician RJD2 in our...
Shit Robot: We Got A Love (feat. Reggie Watts)
ListenUp is a Cool Hunting series published every Sunday that takes a deeper look at the music we tweeted about that week. Often we'll include a musician or notable fan's surprising personal interests—#PrivateJam exposes their musical guilty pleasure...
Paul McCartney: Wonderful Christmastime
NYC's CMJ Music Marathons have grown in popularity over the years, rising up from the underground to the mainstream, all without losing their credibility and reputation as a legit source for new music. LA-based agency Rollo & Grady did all the hard...
Rollo Grady Best of CMJ 2013 Mixxx
This week DFA dropped three new singles from their crew of talented artists; the Juan Maclean, Museum Of Love (Dennis McNany and LCD Soundsystem's Pat Mahoney) and Shit Robot each offered hints at forthcoming albums with their respective electronic...
The latest musical incarnation from Jason Kelly of Fergus & Geronimo, Future Punx are starting to garner underground love for their modern swipe at retro '80s soundscapes. Dancey and drawn from New Wave greats, their track "Livin' In A Movie" chops...
Poliça: Shulamith NPR Music gave readers a first listen to Poliça's upcoming sophomore album, Shulamith, which the erudite outlet has dubbed "nearly perfect." Channy Leaneagh's silvery vocals have the magical ability to both soothe and probe, while...
Temi Dollface: Pata Pata
Long known for its prolific film industry, Nigera is also home to a budding pop and hip-hop community. Temi Dollface, who splits her time between Lagos and London, is shaking things up in the Naija scene with her vintage-sampling beats and strong female...
Autre Ne Veut: On & On
Making body-moving tracks infused with sexually charged '80s R&B style hooks, NYC's Arthur Ashin—better known as Autre Ne Veut, which means "I think of none other" in French—has been steaming up our speakers since his album Anxiety dropped last February...
Larry Gus: The Blue Flowers (Between Blue and Blue) – 54 Madlib Beats
DFA Records-signed producer Larry Gus grew up in a small town in northern Greece listening mostly to mainstream rock. His world changed though when he first heard the work of loop master and hip-hop producer extraordinaire, Madlib. Now Gus gives us...
LA-based duo Hecuba have released a music video for their single "Modern" that echoes a contemporary performance art piece. Isabelle Albuquerque sings a haunting duet with a synth line over a sparse arrangement of instruments while she and Jon Beasley...
Lil Silva: No Doubt (feat. Rosie Lowe)
Rising South London singer Rosie Lowe joins British producer Lil Silva on "No Doubt"—a bass-thumping track showcasing their respective talents, while hinting at the goodness to come from each of their forthcoming EPs. The match is a natural fit stylistically...
Lil Silva: No Doubt (feat. Rosie Lowe) Rising South London singer Rosie Lowe joins British producer Lil Silva on "No Doubt"—a bass-thumping track showcasing their respective talents, while hinting at the goodness to come from each of their forthcoming...