Posts Tagged: music

Man Can Sing

Auto-tune poster child T-Pain just blew everyone's minds yesterday with his performance at NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert, where he taught us all that he can saaaaang.

The New Yorker's Culture Desk had an interview with him earlier this year: his association with the pitch-correcting device marred his attempt to be a considered a "real artist" and to be taken seriously, both by consumers and his peers, sending him into a depression. An anecdote from the article: after inviting T-Pain in to consult on 808 and Heartbreak, "Kanye wrote a song about how dumb all of T-Pain’s ideas were. He then proceeded, T-Pain said, to make “everybody in [...]


Lee Moses, "Bad Girl"

You know that thing where suddenly there is, as far as you are concerned, only one song in the whole world? One song that just hits all the hollow parts of your bones and the hollower parts of your heart? You'll be listening to another song but thinking, "Man, I wish The Only Song in the World was playing right now." Then, as soon as you have the opportunity, you put in your earphones or go home to your stereo and listen to that song over and over and over until you've solved music. You know that thing? No? Well, listen to this.

One Weird Tip: If you have a Sam Cooke or [...]


The Weekend, "Often"

Good morning! So The Weekend has a new song and it's called "Often" and it's kinda sexy and kinda NSFW but it does remind me of early Drake pre-Rihanna crush, post-Degrassi. Just put on headphones first. [via Buzzfeed]


BANKS, "Drowning"

Here's BANKS delivering very scorned realness on "Drowning," a recovery anthem that dips and dives around her vocals. Pair this with her last release, "Goddess," and you've got something like a soundtrack to a girl gang's post-breakup assessment brunch. BANKS' debut album, Goddess, is due out in September, and she's got some shows coming up, possibly in your vicinity.


Pins & Needles, "Runaway and Hide"

I saw Pins & Needles perform at the Rookie Yearbook 3 launch party last night, and they were amazing. Tempted to make them the official Hairpin band; formally suggesting they change their name to "Hairpins & Needles;" just an idea, no pressure.


Songs That Belong in Erectile Dysfunction Medication Commercials

10 Songs For Your Limp Dick

1. "Stutter," Elastica

2. "I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself," Dusty Springfield

3. "Under Pressure," David Bowie, Queen

4. "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction," The Rolling Stones

5. "Patience," Guns N’ Roses


FKA Twigs, "Two Weeks"

FKA Twigs is back with "Two Weeks," perhaps her most musically accessible song so far, and another music video to blow your mind. All hail the queen!


Valery Gore, "With the Future"

I'm an old fart, so usually songs released in the past ten years make me feel like I'm in an Urban Outfitters in one of two ways: that I'm in Urban Outfitters and stressed out and feeling poor but on a fashion bender and committed to purchasing something cool that I know I'll never have the guts to wear while manic alt-punk music fills my ears, or that I'm in Urban Outfitters, I hear a cool song that would never have come on the Ella Fitzgerald Pandora station, and I think, "Thank God I came into Urban Outfitters to hear this cool song."


Grimes, "Go"

The latest from Grimes is "Go," a song she originally cowrote for Rihanna. It's full of heavy bass drops but paired with the soaring, layered loops Grimes made her name off of. But also THOSE HEAVY BASS DROPS. I can't not make the Este Haim Bass Face when this is on. She also released a couple new publicity shots, featuring a summer look she describes as "an anime elf assassin who is a big fan of dolly parton and patsy cline." [Tumblr]


"Jolene," Revised

An alternate take on the beloved Dolly Parton song.

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene I'm begging of you please don't take my man Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene Please don’t take him just because you haven’t considered all your options

Your beauty is beyond compare With flaming locks of auburn hair With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green

Your smile is like a breath of spring Your voice is soft like summer rain Please don’t hang up Jolene

He talks about you in his sleep But people have started noticing I’m always working your name into conversation, Jolene

And I can easily understand If you don’t feel comfortable because [...]