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Primavera Sound 2015 Announces Lineup, Featuring Alt-J, Sleater-Kinney, The Strokes, Many More

Buzz 16:43PM EDT

The latest festival to announce its 2015 line-up is Primavera Sound, which is celebrating its 15th year. The line-up was originally announced through an app called Line-App, but if you don't feel like downloading that, you can just watch the video announcement below. As can be expected from Primavera Sound, this year's lineup is absolutely killer. Among the most notable acts performing this year are Alt-J, The Black Keys, Belle & Sebastian, The Strokes, Run The Jewels, Interpol, Sun Kil Moon, Spiritualized, Mac DeMarco, Patti Smith, Panda Bear, The New Pornographers, Caribou, Ariel Pink, Tyler, The Creator, Swans, Brand New, Twin Shadow, and many, many more.READ MORE

FKA Twigs

Pitchfork Name Top 50 Albums of 2014: Aphex Twin, FKA Twigs and The War on Drugs Place, But Who Takes No. 1?

Buzz 13:08PM EDT

A few days ago we relayed to you the Top 10 tracks of the year as decided by Pitchfork, a publication that's long had a finger on more genres than its competition. Now we've got their list of the best 50 albums of the year, and you can check out the Top 10 listed below. If you'd like to see the full 50, follow this link. A word of warning: Don't be surprised to see a lot of repeat performers between the song and album list.READ MORE

The Roots - And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

10 Best Album Covers Of 2014: FKA Twigs, St. Vincent, The Roots, And More

Buzz 14:09PM EDT

Music lovers often experience album covers before hearing the album itself, so it's pretty appropriate that we're publishing our list of the best album covers of 2014 before our list of best albums of 2014 (stay tuned for that one in a few weeks, by the way). Here are the year's top 10 album covers.READ MORE

Walter Bonedale Hanging Around the John Ryle House

Concert Review: John Ryle House in Haledon, NJ, 7/12/14

Reviews 14:44PM EDT

The last time I went to a show at the John Ryle House in Haledon, NJ, bayonets were discovered in the garage by a couple of people who had consumed an exorbitant amount of alcohol. Nobody died or was even (seriously) injured, but that's the sort of thing that would normally persuade me to never return. So why did I go back last night? Because Omegalith and Huge Pupils were playing.READ MORE

Review: "No Wave," a Video Game Based on '80s NYC Punk

Reviews 13:29PM EDT

Over the last ten years, I've totally fallen out of touch with video games. I don't dislike them by any means, but while I was a rabid player as a pre-teen and closely followed video game news and trends, I have no idea what video games are supposed to be like any more, especially indie games. With that in mind, I decided to check out No Wave, an online game (which you can play here) based on the no wave punk scene in New York during the '80s. Much like no wave music, the game is more of a gritty, raw, and cerebral experience than a traditionally enjoyable one.READ MORE

Swans extend 'To Be Kind' tour into June, July before new album release date

Genres 14:54PM EDT

Experimental rock band Swans will be swimming across the globe this spring and summer in support of its upcoming album To Be Kind. Today (March 24), the "Saved" band announced an extension of its planned tour, adding up to 34 shows around the world, kicking off in the Ukraine tonight.READ MORE

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