HIGHLY REC'D: LCD Soundsystem - "Home"

When This is Happening first came out, I listened to “Home” every day. Every time I got in my car, every time I turned on my iPod, every time I started listening to music for any reason, “Home” was playing. James Murphy has never allowed himself to be this vulnerable before on a song, not even on “All My Friends” or “New York I Love You, but You’re Bringing Me Down”, and that is what makes “Home”, to me, the most moving song Murphy has written. (Continue Reading)


LISTEN: Daft Punk - "Derezzed" (from the Tron Legacy Theme)

Don't get too excited — this 20 second clip, dubbed "Derezzed", was apparently fished out of the Tron Legacy website by some hack-savvy Daft Punk fan. So that is kind of a guarantee in its authenticity, but then again, it's too short to tell the difference either way. And everyone knows leaks and fakes are half the fun when discussing brand new Daft Punk (or even Justice) releases. Listen to the probably real 20 seconds of "Derezzed" below: (Continue Reading)


WATCH: John Legend & The Roots - "Wake Up" (Arcade Fire Cover)

John Legend & The Roots released their first collaborative covers LP, Wake Up!, last week to critical and commercial embracement (the set is due to debut within the Top 10 this week). To celebrate, John Legend & The Roots teamed up with acclaimed director Spike Lee to deliver a live streaming concert as part of American Express' Unstaged concert series. During the concert at New York City's Terminal 5, John Legend & The Roots covered Arcade Fire's "Wake Up" — the song that inspired their collaboration in the first place. (Continue Reading)


ALBUM STREAM: Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz

NPR is streaming Sufjan Stevens' new electronic magnum opus, The Age of Adz until the album is released is released on October 12. Required listening here folks. Oh, and don't forget that you can still download The Age of Adz album track "Too Much" for free. Listen to the album in its entirety below: (Continue Reading)


DOWNLOAD MP3: Diamond Rings - "Something Else"

You may remember Diamond Rings from last year's, deliriously catchy and sweet, "All Yr Songs" (if you don't, check it!). Well the dude's back (again) and will be releasing a new 7" single tomorrow called "Something Else" to preview his debut album, Special Affections, which is due out October 25 on Secret City. (Continue Reading)