On Deck: The Drums, Major Lazer x La Roux, The Roots x Monsters of Folk, Beach House


RECOMMENDED: LOL Boys - "Arabesque"

I've been sitting on LOL Boys and "Arabesque" for quite a while. The LA-based electro whiz kids already have a slew of well-received remixes to their name — one which became quite popular around here. Now, "Arabesque" doesn't have a big name, like Vampire Weekend, to draw in listeners, but it's just as deserving, if not more. MP3. (Continue Reading)

LOVE: The Drums - "Forever and Ever Amen" (Music Video)

The Drums are ready to invade on June 7, when their debut full-length album drops. Last week the Drums gave away a new track, "It Will End In Tears" and today the Drums have premiered a music video for a brand new song, "Forever and Ever Amen". I'm betting on the Drums' album will be on constant rotation at PMA HQ (my iPod) this summer. (Continue reading to LISTEN/WATCH "Forever and Ever Amen")

FORREAL?: Major Lazer x La Roux Mixtape Out Tomorrow?

Apparently, tomorrow, Mad Decent is premiering a brand new mixtape from Diplo and Switch's Major Lazer and the ever-fantastic La Roux. Found familiar? Diplo has done this sort of thing before. Most recently, he worked with Santigold on their mixtape together, "Top Ranking". This new one, "Lazerproof", will feature guest spots by Gucci Mane, Drake, Rusko, and Amanda Blank. View the full tracklisting here.

RIGHT ON: The Roots - "Dear God 2.0" (ft. Monsters of Folk)

The Roots have revamped Monsters of Folk (aka Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, M. Ward, and Mike Mogis) track "Dear God" for their upcoming eleventh studio album How I Got Over. Even though only James' vocals are present throughout, Oberst, Mogis, and Ward lent a hand in the making of "Dear God 2.0". (Continue reading to STREAM/DOWNLOAD)

DREAMY: Beach House - "Zebra" (Music Video)

Beach House have publicly released their music video for "Zebra", a gorgeous highlight of their latest set, Teen Dream. The video was included in the Teen Dream DVD set sold with the album, but now we can watch it on YouTube. (Continue reading to WATCH + MP3)