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Aug 24, 2017

M.I.A. has shared a brand new song, Song "Load 'Em." It features Jamaican dancehall artist Dexta Daps. It was shared via her OHMNI website, that also sells her designer merch. The song is accompanied by a video that cuts together live footage. More

Watch: M.I.A. - “Finally” Video

AIM Out Now via Interscope

Jun 16, 2017

M.I.A. released a new albumAIM, which is of course M.I.A. backwards, last year via Interscope. Now she has finally released a video for "Finally." More

M.I.A. Shares Video for New Song - “Goals”

Song Dedicated to Her Hardcore Fans and Timed to the Meltdown Festival

Jun 07, 2017

M.I.A. has shared a brand new song, "Goals," via a video comprised of GIFs of M.I.A. and her fans arranged by artist Jaime Martinez. More

Watch: M.I.A. Shares Video for New Song - “P.O.W.A.”

Song References Obama, Osama, Monsanto, Rhianna, Madonna, and More

Feb 08, 2017

M.I.A. released her long teased new albumA.I.M., which is of course M.I.A. backwards, last September via Interscope. Now she has shared a video for a brand new song, "P.O.W.A." More

Sep 07, 2016

M.I.A. is releasing her long teased new album, A.I.M., which is of course M.I.A. backwards, this Friday (September 9) via Interscope. More

Listen: M.I.A. - “Freedun” (featuring Zayn Malik)

A.I.M. Due Out September 9 via Interscope

Sep 02, 2016

M.I.A. is releasing her long teased new album, A.I.M., which is of course M.I.A. backwards, next Friday (September 9) via Interscope.  More

Listen: M.I.A. – “Bird Song (Diplo Remix)”

AIM Due Out September 9 via Interscope

Aug 18, 2016

M.I.A. is releasing her long teased new album, AIM, which is of course M.I.A. backwards, on September 9 via Interscope. Last week she shared a new song, "Bird Song," which was labeled as the Blaqstarr remix but also expected to be on the album. At the time it was also reported that there was a Diplo-produced version of the song. M.I.A. later said on Twitter that her label wouldn't allow the Diplo version to be released, but now whatever problems there were have been resolved and here is the Diplo version, which apparently also appears on the album. More

Listen: M.I.A. - “Bird Song (Blaqstarr Remix)”

AIM Due Out September 9 via Interscope

Aug 11, 2016

M.I.A. is releasing her long teased new album, AIM, which is of course M.I.A. backwards, on September 9 via Interscope. More

Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday M.I.A. announced her long teased new album, AIM, which is of course M.I.A. backwards and is due out September 9. A single, "Go Off," which features Skrillexpremiered yesterday on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 showMore

Jul 14, 2016

Earlier today M.I.A. announced her long teased new album, AIM, which is of course M.I.A. backwards and is due out September 9. A single, "Go Off," which features Skrillex, was promised for tomorrow. More

M.I.A. Announces New Album and Single

AIM Due Out September 9, "Go Off" Due Out Tomorrow

Jul 14, 2016

M.I.A. has announced her long teased new album, after recently publically threatening to leak it. The album is titled AIM, which is of course M.I.A. backwards, and it's due out September 9. A single, "Go Off," which features Skrillex, is due out tomorrow. M.I.A. has shared the lyrics for that via Twitter (read below). More

Jun 01, 2016

M.I.A. has shared a new song, "Poc That Still a Ryda," via a video that features cars and horses racing each other in the desert. In the song she references the Black Lives Matter movement and the lack of diversity at the 2016 Academy Awards, among other things. Watch and listen below. More

M.I.A. Tackles the NFL in New Song “Boom ADD”

Extended Version of "Boom Skit"

Feb 25, 2016

M.I.A. has shared a new song, "Boom ADD." It's an extended version of her previous song "Boom Skit," from 2013's Matangi. It opens with a statement from her lawyer about the NFL suing her for flipping the bird during the 2012 Super Bowl while guesting with Madonna.  More

Listen: M.I.A. - “Borders”

Presumably Taken from New Album, Matahdatah

Nov 20, 2015

M.I.A. has shared a new song, "Borders." Presumably it's taken from her forthcoming fifth album, Matahdatah. A proper release date for the album has yet to be announced, but M.I.A. did previously say that she would be releasing parts of the album separately.  More

Jul 13, 2015

M.I.A. has announced that her forthcoming fifth album will be titled Matahdatah. She is releasing parts of the album separately, starting today with a video that includes the new song, "Swords," which will be featured on the album.  More

Listen: M.I.A. - “Platforms” (Demo)

Uploaded to Soundcloud Today

May 08, 2015

It's been a couple of years since her last album, 2013's Matangi, but M.I.A. has uploaded to her Soundcloud a new demo entitled "Platforms." More

Listen: M.I.A. - “CanSeeCanDo”

First New Material Since Matangi

Mar 09, 2015

Over the weekend M.I.A. shared a brand new track, "CanSeeCanDo." More

Apr 04, 2014

No longer monopolized by long dead artists, the use of holograms was put to some interesting use last night when artists Janelle Monáe and M.I.A. appeared in digital form for each others' respective live performances. More

M.I.A. And Janelle Monaé To Perform Hologram At An Audi Event

This Thursday in Los Angeles and New York

Apr 02, 2014

This is either the coolest thing ever, or a complete train wreck in the making. This Thursday, Janelle Monaé and M.I.A. will perform at events in Los Angeles (Monaé) and New York (M.I.A.) promoting Audi’s new A3.  More

M.I.A. Announces Tour Dates

Support From ASAP Ferg

Mar 25, 2014

M.I.A. is hitting the road in support of last year’s album MatangiMore

Watch: M.I.A. On The Colbert Report

Performs “Come Walk With Me” and “Y.A.L.A.

Nov 21, 2013

Last night, M.I.A. stopped by The Colbert ReportMore

Nov 15, 2013

Recently releasing her latest album MatangiM.I.A. has shared a seizure-inducing music video for her new single "Y.A.L.A." More

Nov 14, 2013

Last night, M.I.A. stopped by Conan. More

Watch M.I.A. on “Fallon”

Performs "Come Walk With Me"

Nov 08, 2013

Last night M.I.A. paid a visit to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where she served as the evening's musical guest. More

Stream “Matangi” by M.I.A.

New Album Out Nov. 5

Nov 01, 2013

Next week on Nov. 5 M.I.A.'s anticipated new album Matangi will finally see its release to the public. More

Listen: M.I.A. – “Y.A.L.A.”

Matangi Is Out November 5 Via Interscope

Oct 22, 2013

On November 5, M.I.A. will release her long-delayed fourth album MatangiMore

Sep 24, 2013

Currently embroiled in a legal dispute with the NFL that could cost her $1.5 million for flashing her middle finger during this year's Super Bowl, M.I.A. has turned her attention back to her forthcoming album Matangi, sharing the album's artwork. More

Sep 20, 2013

Hey remember that time in February of 2012, when M.I.A. performed at the Super Bowl, and for reasons known only to her, decided to go all rebel on us and flip the bird? Yeah, so does the NFL. More

Listen: M.I.A. - “Come Walk With Me”

New Album Matangi Out Nov. 5

Sep 04, 2013

On Nov. 5 M.I.A. will release her anticipated fourth album Matangi. More

Aug 30, 2013

After finally settling on a release date for her forthcoming fourth album MatangiM.I.A. has announced that she will unveil a new single from the effort titled "Come Walk With Me" on Sept. 3. More

Aug 09, 2013

This morning M.I.A. took to Twitter expressing her frustration that her new album Matangi had yet to be given a release date by her label Interscope. More

Watch: M.I.A. Performs a New Song in Montreal

Matangi Due Out Later This Year

Jul 18, 2013

M.I.A. performed last night at Montreal’s Metropolis. There, she rocked the mid-size venue by unveiling a new song, presumably from her forthcoming full-length Matangi (due out later this year via Interscope). More

Jul 02, 2013

A new, unheard M.I.A. track titled "Only 1 U" has surfaced online today. More

Jun 25, 2013

Female rap provocateur M.I.A. have premiered a music video for her new track "Bring the Noize." More

Jan 07, 2013

M.I.A. has reportedly pushed back the release of her fourth studio album Matangi from its original April release date. More

Listen: M.I.A. - “AtTENTion”

New Track Leaked to Fan

Dec 05, 2012

Relatively quiet since the Arabian drag racing filmed in her "Bad Girls" music video, M.I.A. has come forth with a brand new track called "atTENTion." More

M.I.A. Gives America the Middle Finger

Super Bowl Halftime Show Made Interesting Again

Feb 06, 2012

Just when M.I.A. seemed to be recovering from the bad taste she left in everyone's mouth in 2010, recently delivering the well received new single "Bad Girls" and its crazy new music video, Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam unceremoniously stole the spotlight of Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show by flipping the bird to the viewers at home. More

Unreleased M.I.A./Diplo Track, “lost/new/crazy”

“Sick Lyrics and Its Classic Mia Vibe All U Apathetic Shithedz”

Sep 23, 2010

Yesterday, M.I.A. posted “lost/new/crazy” a track created with producer Diplo. While still in unfinished demo form, the listening experience is augmented with another over-the top, classic M.I.A. website. More

M.I.A. Announces Tour Dates

Trek Kicks off September 21 st in Montreal

Sep 08, 2010

M.I.A. has announced a worldwide jaunt. We have the dates.  More

M.I.A. Reveals “XXXO” Video

Ms. Arulpragasam is trapped in sparkly animated GIFland.

Aug 11, 2010

Two days after claiming the Sri Lankan government is pulling her videos from YouTube, M.I.A.'s crazy new clip for "XXXO" debuts on the popular video-hosting site. In the vid, Ms. Arulpragasam is trapped in sparkly animated GIFland. Basically, M.I.A. really wants to XXXO the Internet. /\/\/\Y/\ is out now. Watch more janky M.I.A. videos here (via her Twitter.) More

Virgin Mobile Fest Announces Line-up

Free Festival September 25th

Jul 20, 2010

Indie shmindie. Sometimes it’s hard to argue with cooperate sponsorship. Today, Virgin Mobile announced its free festival (September 25th at Merriweather Post Pavilion) and it is a dozy. The daylong genre-hopping festival will play host to buzz bands such as Sleigh Bells and Neon Indian, scene stalwarts LCD Soundsystem and M.I.A. and legends such as Pavement and Joan Jett. We have the full lineup.  More

Jul 14, 2010

What, you thought just because / \ / \ / \ Y / \ has been released to the wild, M.I.A. was done? Nope! Last night, she (and a bunch of look alikes) took The Late show with David Letterman by storm of “Born Free” feedback.  We have the video.  More

M.I.A. Posts Entire Album to MySpace

Yes, That’s Right, Hear / \ / \ / \ Y / \ Now

Jul 07, 2010

Another day, another round of M.I.A. news. No longer just remixes or scandals, now you can hear her third album / \ / \ / \ Y / \ (out July 13th) in its entirety.  More

Jul 01, 2010

Sometimes it’s difficult to believe we lived in a pre-truffle fry era of M.I.A. Sometimes it’s hard to believe  / \ / \ / \ Y / \ hasn’t been out for years. (Nope! You’ve got another two weeks for that). Today, she reminded us she also makes music too. More

Jun 10, 2010

Another new M.I.A. cut was unearthed today thanks to BBC DJ, Zane Lowe. Check out "Stepping Up"s sonic attack.  More

The New York Times Prints Correction to M.I.A. Article

Colin Meloy Dubs Her the “Glenn Beck” of the Left

Jun 03, 2010

After an unflattering New York Times interview left M.I.A. looking less than glowing, the rapper fired back, releasing audio that proved the writer had combined her quotes and sparking “Truffle Gate 2010”— by ordering the lavish truffle-French fries that were later used as evidence of the singer’s hypocrisy. Today The New York Times released a correction. Plus, The Decemberists' Colin Meloy weighs in. More



Reviews

AIM

AIM

Interscope

Sep 28, 2016

M.I.A.'s fifth, and perhaps last studio album is yet another titled after a name, flipped this time into an anagram with implication.  More

Matangi

Matangi

Interscope

Nov 04, 2013

The anticipation for M.I.A.'s fourth album, Matangi, has been building since last year, with her label postponing the release date over and over. M.I.A. threatened to leak the whole thing herself and whetted appetites by sharing tracks from Matangi for months. More

Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, CA

September 14th, 2007

Sep 15, 2007

Treasure Island. There it sits in the middle of San Francisco bay. To most of us it's rarely set foot upon, simply driven through, the halfway point on the Bay Bridge. It was built and pirate- and/or Stevenson-named in 1939 as the site of the World's Fair-esque “Golden Gate International Exposition." Since then it's been a lot of things, among them a naval base and site of the Battlebots television show, in which machines battled to a fiery death. Apparently, people live there, too. More