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11 Best Songs of the Week: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Andrew Bird, Nick Hakim, and More

Plus Jess Williamson, EOB, The 1975 and Phoebe Bridgers, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 03, 2020

Welcome to the thirteenth Songs of the Week of 2020. While more album release dates were pushed back due to COVID-19 and it seems we haven’t reached the peak number of coronavirus cases in America yet, none of that stopped artists from sharing a whole lot of new songs this week.  More

Apr 02, 2020

Thundercat (aka Stephen Lee Bruner) is releasing a new album, It Is What It Is, tomorrow via Brainfeeder. Now he has shared another song from the album, “Interstellar Love,” which features Kamasi Washington, Flying Lotus, and percussionist Ronald Bruner Jr. (Thundercat’s older brother). More

10 Best Songs of the Week: I Break Horses, Perfume Genius, Waxahatchee, The Radio Dept., and More

Plus Margaret Glaspy, Shura, Moaning, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 20, 2020

Welcome to the eleventh Songs of the Week of 2020. How’s everyone doing out there? It’s definitely scary times. We know we should stop watching the news, but we can’t stop watching the news. The COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread and not everyone is taking it seriously enough. More

Mar 17, 2020

Thundercat (aka Stephen Lee Bruner) is releasing a new album, It Is What It Is, on April 3 via Brainfeeder. Now he has shared another song from the album, “Fair Chance,” which features Ty Dolla and Lil B and is inspired by the late Mac Miller. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Wilma Archer, Empty Country, Yumi Zouma, Waxahatchee, and More

Plus Nap Eyes, Jay Som, Wye Oak, Glass Animals, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 21, 2020

Welcome to the seventh Songs of the Week of 2020. Since Monday was President's Day here in America, it should've been a less busy week for new tracks, but there was still plenty to choose from and this week we've got 12 songs that we consider the week's best. More

Feb 17, 2020

Thundercat (aka Stephen Lee Bruner) is releasing a new album, It Is What It Is, on April 3 via Brainfeeder. Now he has shared another song from it, "Dragonball Durag," which is inspired by the Japanese anime series Dragon Ball ZMore

12 Best Songs of the Week: Porridge Radio, Soccer Mommy, Real Estate, Westerman, and More

Plus Moaning, Anna Burch, U.S. Girls, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 17, 2020

Welcome to the second Songs of the Week of 2020. It was a very strong week for new songs, especially as a slew of notable new albums were announced this week. More

Jan 15, 2020

Thundercat (aka Stephen Lee Bruner) has announced a new album, It Is What It Is, and shared a new song from it, "Black Qualls," which features Steve Lacy of The Internet and funk icon Steve Arrington. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Andrew Bird, Deerhunter, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cass McCombs, and More

Plus Tim Heidecker, Bill Ryder-Jones, Thundercat, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 02, 2018

It was shaping up to be a weak week for Songs of the Week, but then our #1 track emerged today and we dug a little deeper through the week's songs and put together a compelling Top 10. It's an eclectic mix of political songs, catchy mainstream pop, a strange sci-fi spoken word track, and some unapologetic guitar indie rock. More

Bonnaroo 2018 Lineup Announced - Bon Iver, The Killers, alt-J, Broken Social Scene, and More

Plus Muse, Eminem, First Aid Kit, Moses Sumney, Japanese Breakfast, Alex Lahey, Everything Everything, and Others

Jan 09, 2018

Bonnaroo have announced their 2018 lineup. The festival goes down in Manchester, Tennessee from June 7-10 and this year, their 17th year, the headliners are Eminem, The Killers, and Muse.  More

Shabazz Palaces Share New Song Featuring Thundercat - “Since C.A.Y.A.”

Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines and Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star Both Due Out July 14 via Sub Pop, Graphic Novel Out August 18 via Fantagraphics

May 24, 2017

Pacific Northwest hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces are releasing two new interconnected albumsQuazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, both due out July 14 via Sub Pop, as well as a graphic novel version of the latter due out August 18 via Fantagraphics. More

Flying Lotus Shares Two New Songs - “North Star3” and “You and Your Friends Are Dead”

Tracks Feature Thundercat and Brendon Small, Could be You're Dead! Outtakes

May 17, 2017

Flying Lotus has shared two new songs to Soundcloud: "North Star3" and "You and Your Friends Are Dead." The tracks feature Thundercat and Brendon Small and could be outtakes from his 2014 album You're Dead!More

Aug 26, 2014

Check out Laura Studarus’ gallery of photos from day two of FYF Fest.  More



Reviews

It Is What It Is

It Is What It Is

Brainfeder

Apr 13, 2020

“All I ever wanted to be was funky and funny,” Thundercat, born Stephen Lee Bruner, told The New York Times earlier this year, yet even a cursory listen of his recent work would suggest his ambitions stretch much further than that.  More