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Beyoncé: 7/11 It's all in a day's work for Beyoncé. In her new video for "7/11," the popstar demonstrates how—with real talent and creative choreography—all you really need are a few back-up dancers, a sense of humor and a GoPro camera to make...
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Justin Timberlake: Summer Love
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards are taking place in Brooklyn tonight, a first in the show's 30-year history. This past week has been a roller-coaster of rumors involving Justin Timberlake, who will be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award...
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Zero 7: On My Own
After a four-year hiatus, Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker of London-based duo Zero 7 have released a new 12" white label "On My Own," featuring a vocalist they've never worked with before: Danny Pratt. That's not all that's new; the trip-hop duo—with...
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Megadeth: Holy Wars
For this week's #PrivateJam, Kenny G gave us his own guilty pleasure hit. Our woodwind spirit animal explained that after taking his son to one of their shows years ago, he's still hair-over-heels for Megadeth's "Holy Wars." The band's #1 hit featured...
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Parquet Courts: You've Got Me Wonderin' Now
The four-piece band from New York has a raw punk sound that could easily have been found on the Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtrack; the recorder line on Parquet Courts' newest single, "You've Got Me Wonderin' Now," is a resonating blast from the past...
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Parquet Courts: You've Got Me Wonderin' Now The four-piece band from New York has a raw punk sound that could easily have been found on the Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtrack; the recorder line on Parquet Courts' newest single, "You've Got Me Wonderin...
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Los Zafiros: Un Nombre De Mujer
Cuban doo-wop: Who knew! Apparently a lot of people. But for those who, like us, aren't familiar with Los Zafiros—a band from the '60s often compared with the Beatles in regards to timing and fame—have a listen to "Un Nombre De Mujer" and relish in...
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Cults: I Can Hardly Make You Mine
Cults' glockenspiel-heavy track "Go Outside" landed the NYC-based band on every summer mixtape when it was released in 2011. And while the glimmering sound of bells is present in "I Can Hardly Make You Mine"—the freshly released track off their forthcoming...
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Solange: Crush (Don't Fight the Feeling)
For our first #PrivateJam—our new series of songs pulled from a guest selector's current rotation for its slightly embarrassing appeal—DFA co-founder Jonathan Galkin offered up Solange's 2002 single, "Crush." Originally featured on Solange's aptly...
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Oliver: Night Is On My Mind
An elderly man in light-up sneakers pushing a cart filled with classic '80s gadgets nearly steals the limelight in Oliver's video for "Night Is On My Mind," the LA-based duo's "after-midnight anthem" from their new Fool's Gold EP Mechanical. The downtempo...
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HAIM: The Wire
The sisterly trio of hot rockers known as HAIM continues to leave fans wanting more with their new song "The Wire"—and the track's brazen video shows they're breaking a few hearts along the way. The LA-based band, often compared to Fleetwood Mac and...
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HAIM: The Wire The sisterly trio of hot rockers known as HAIM continues to leave fans wanting more with their new song "The Wire"—and the track's brazen video shows they're breaking a few hearts along the way. The LA-based band, often compared to...
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Earl Sweatshirt: Burgundy (prod. Pharrell)
Ubiquitous producer, art collector and veritable renaissance man Pharrell linked up with Odd Future founding member Earl Sweatshirt on his new single "Burgundy." Pharrell sets up a dense, dark yet funk-inspired beat, complete with an obscure vocal...
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Superhumanoids: Exhibitionists
With a few EPs already under their belt, LA-based dream-pop group Superhumanoids have finally released their self-produced debut LP, Exhibitionists. The album exudes a sense of yearning while offering space to think between breaths. The band easily...
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Bill Callahan: Expanding Dub
Texas-based, 47-year-old Drag City artist Bill Callahan has entered the world of dub, finally fulfilling a musical desire he carried with him over the years while making numerous records as his alias Smog, and the four LPs released under his own name...
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Anna Rose: Los Angeles
Anna Rose doesn't want her name to fool you. She's no girl-and-a-guitar singer/songwriter. "Los Angeles," a track from her just-released album Behold a Pale Horse, packs a strong punch. A diatribe against the City of Angels' shallow side, the song...
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Future Islands: Walking Through That Door
Artist Kymia Nawabi explores the confidence that deep love provides in a new stop-motion short film for Future Islands' 2010 synth-pop song, "Walking Through That Door." The animation, which features a bear and a Max-like character from "Where The...
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Future Islands: Walking Through That Door Artist Kymia Nawabi explores the confidence that deep love provides in a new stop-motion short film for Future Islands' 2010 synth-pop song, "Walking Through That Door." The animation, which features a bear...