First Listen

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...
Poliça: Shulamith
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...