HIGHLY REC'D: Zola Jesus - Valusia EP

21-year-old Nika Rosa Danilova (of Nika and Rory (we love), of Former Ghosts, etc.) has a cold, stately voice, half opera-star and half eighties synth-goth heroine – listening to her music, you can see her in Victorian garb crooning melismatic arias and you can see her belting out her wistful, powerful ballads in music videos that recall Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights” (the white dress version -– trippy reflections and an intrepid lack of gravity seem to fit Nika’s general vibe). Have you ever even imagined anyone like that? Her forthcoming four-track EP Valusia under nom de plume Zola Jesus, based on the two tracks that have made their way to the internet, is sure to be a highlight of late 2010. (Continue Reading)


DOWNLOAD: Child Rebel Soldier (Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell) - Don't Stop!

Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Pharrell's short lived CRS, aka Child Rebel Soldier, thing has been on hold for years. It's been on the back-burner, yielding Kanye, Lupe and Pharrell's attention to their flagship projects. Luckily, G.O.O.D. Friday seems to be exactly what Child Rebel Soldier needed to get their asses into gear. There are many Fridays until Christmas, let's hope "Don't Stop!" isn't the only CRS track we get. Hear/download the track below: (Continue Reading)


NEW: Kid Cudi - "Maniac" f/ Cage (St. Vincent Sampled)

One of the most anticipated collaborations on next month's Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, "Maniac" with Cage joining Cudi on the mic, came with a welcome surprise (you know, beyond the almost guarantee that it was going to be great); a St. Vincent sample. (Continue Reading)


ALBUM STREAM: Kings of Leon - Come After Sundown

Below, you can stream Kings of Leon's forthcoming new album, Come After Sundown, over a week before it's October 19 release date. (Continue Reading)