First Listen

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...