[Flashback] - The Streets - "Original Pirate...
According to Billboard, ten years ago the top five songs were “Ain’t It Funny” by Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule, “In The End” by Linkin Park, “How You Remind Me” by Nickleback, “Always On Time” by Ja Rule and Ashanti, and Fat Joe and Ashanti’s forgettable, “What’s Luv?”. While the charts don’t necessarily encompass the current state of music at any given time, it is important to remember...
[Listen] - Swim Deep - "Beach Justice"
Listen to Swim Deep’s “Beach Justice” below. Last month we gave you the video for Swim Deep’s forthcoming single “King City”, which was pretty awesome, and now you can listen to that single’s B-side below. “Beach Justice” is a more restrained kind of song, and it confirms that these guys and their 90’s still of grunge are ones to watch...
[Listen] - Metric - "Youth Without Youth"
Listen to “Youth Without Youth”, Metric’s first single off their upcoming album “Synthetica”, due out June 12 via their own Metric Music International. Metric is set to release their fifth studio album “Synthetica” in a bit over a month, but they’ve just released “Youth Without Youth”, their first single off that forthcoming...
Video: Michael Kiwanuka - "I'll Get Along"
Watch the new video for Michael Kiwanuka’s song “I’ll Get Along” below, taken from the album “Home Again”. Connect with Michael Kiwanuka - Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Website | Soundcloud Original Article
Listen: Darq E Freaker ft. Danny Brown -...
This post is a “QuickPick”. QuickPicks is our attempt at getting all of the music that’s sent to us that we like (or just music we like but have no words for because it’s so awesome!), out into the dubya dots, picked quickly. Less for you to read, more for you to hear. Artist: Star Slinger Genre: Electronic Links: Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Website Original...
Video: Foxes - "White Coats"
Watch the new video for Foxes’ song “White Coats” below, taken from the “Warrior” EP. Connect with Foxes - Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Website | Soundcloud Original Article
Introducing: Anni B Sweet
When an artist’s top song on Spotify is a three year-old cover of a-ha’s infamous (and incredibly awesome) “Take On Me”, it’s a bit of a red-flag that there’s something more than meets the eye. In that cover, 21 year-old Anni B Sweet demonstrated a mastery of counter melody, taking the song’s virtually impossible to reach chorus notes, and flipping it...
Video: POP ETC - "Live It Up"
Watch the new video for POP ETC (formerly The Morning Benders) song “Live It Up” below, taken from the album “Pop Etc”. Connect with POP ETC - Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Website | Soundcloud Original Article
Listen/Download: A Thousand Fuegos - "No Up No...
Outside of the laid back introspective albums which come with the onset of fall this is the best time of the year for new music, when we start hearing the albums which will encapsulate the upcoming summer with positive sounds and optimistic live-in-the-moment lyrics, “No Up No Down” from A Thousand Fuegos is a perfect example. Combining cryptic lyrics with electro-pop craftsmanship,...
Listen: Evian Christ ("Thrown like Jacks") x The...
Kiki from King Midas Sound works a little magic and adds some flair to this take on The Velvet Underground’s classic “Venus In Furs” using Evian Christ’s “Thrown Like Jacks” as a backdrop. If The Velvet Underground are sacred to you, you’ll probably hate this, but if you also hold dear the advancement of music and enjoy the shit out of Evian Christ,...
Video: Tennis - "My Better Self"
Watch the new video for Tennis‘ song “My Better Self” below, taken from the album “Young And Old”. Connect with Tennis - Facebook | Twitter | Website Original Article
[Video] - Rockie Fresh - "Into The Future"
As a huge Back To The Future fan the samples used throughout “Into The Future” keep me more than stoked about this Rockie Fresh track, check out the video below. Connect with Rockie Fresh - Facebook | Twitter | Website (Via) Original Article
Listen: Regina Spektor - "Small Town Moon"
Listen to Regina Spektor’s latest single, ”Small Town Moon” from her upcoming album “What We Saw From The Cheap Seats”. “Small Town Moon” is the third single off of Regina Spektor’s ”What We Saw From The Cheap Seats”, due for release on May 29th via Sire / Warner Bros. The first two cuts from the album, the dark “All The...
Listen: Sigur Rós - "Varúð"
Listen to Sigur Rós’s new song “Varúð” below, taken from their album “Valtari”. On May 28th we’ll be treated to a brand new album from Iceland’s majestic Sigur Rós, their first since 2008’s “Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust”. “Valtari” will be released via XL and as a taster we’ve already heard the stunning lead...
Preview New M.I.A. Song "Come Walk With Me"
Listen to a preview of M.I.A.’s new song “Come Walk With Me” below. M.I.A. has been talking on Twitter lately about her new album, from when it was done to when it might be out to when we can hear new music, and her desire for everyone to hear it already, and today she uploaded a brand new track. “Come Walk With Me” will more than likely be on her upcoming new...
Video: Alabama Shakes And Jack White On Jools...
The other night when Jools Holland aired with Alabama Shakes, Jack White, and Grimes, they played a few cuts from their respective albums and now the rest of their sets have made their way online. Jack White did “Blunderbuss” track “Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy”, The White Stripes classic (and my personal favourite song of theirs) “Ball And Biscuit”, and a little...
Photo © Lucy Rox There is some music that you distinctly remember hearing for the first time in your life. I was first introduced to Electrelane during the bitterly cold, snowy Chicago Winter of 2004. I was walking past my roommate’s bedroom, where he was listening to their sophomore album “The Power Out” on his record player. Since then, their music has accompanied me during...
[Video] - Julia Holter & Jib Kidder - "My Baby"
Julia Holter and Jib Kidder team up to release “My Baby”, and you can watch the video for it below. Julia Holter, riding the wave of buzz surrounding the recent release of her album “Ekstasis”, has teamed upw with Jib Kidder to give us “My Baby”. The song is actually a rework of Kidder’s “Ringtone Cowboy” which gives the track a kind of...
[Video] - Caitlin Rose - "Piledriver Waltz"...
Check out the video for “Piledriver Waltz,” Caitlin Rose’s Arctic Monkeys cover which was included on the Domino Records Arctic Monkeys/Alex Turner Covers 7” released for last weekends coveted Record Store Day. Connect with Caitlin Rose - Facebook | Myspace | Website (Via) Original Article
[Video] - Thee Oh Sees - "Chem-Farmer"
Check out the video for “Chem-Farmer” from Thee Oh Sees below. Connect with Thee Oh Sees - Facebook | Last.fm | Website (Via) Original Article
Video: Parakeet - "Paper, Scissors, Stone"
Watch the new video for Parakeet’s song “Paper, Scissors, Stone” below, taken from their debut single “Tomorrow”. Parakeet comprise of a member from each of Yuck and The History Of Apple Pie, so you know’s doubly awesome. Connect with Parakeet – Twitter | Bandcamp Original Article
Video: Blood Orange - "Champagne Coast"
Watch the new video for Blood Orange’s song “Champagne Coast” below, taken from the album “Coastal Grooves”. Connect with Blood Orange – Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Blog Original Article
Listen: Lana Del Rey - "Blue Jeans" (Smims & Belle...
Listen below to Mark Foster and Isom Innis of Foster The People remix Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans” under the moniker Smims & Belle, featuring a verse from Azealia Banks. Lana Del Rey and Azealia Banks are arguably amongst the biggest newcomers in the blogosphere at the moment, and it’s about time they collaborate (though they are set to collaborate yet again on...
Video: Jack White Visits The Colbert Show
Check out Jack White on The Colbert Show last night as he performed “Freedom At 21” from his new album “Blunderbuss” and chats to Stephen about…..well, a bunch of stuff that’s not “Blunderbuss”. Peep it below, thanks to The Audio Perv. Connect with Jack White - Facebook | Website | Last.fm Original Article
Listen Before You Buy Is Looking For Writers
At Listen Before You Buywe’re always looking for more writers and contributors, we just don’t always make posts like this to advertise the fact (even though to some it seems like this is ALL we do). That being said, below are the positions we have available (currently non-paying, but with the prospect of making a few bucks as the site grows). If you’re interested in these positions then please...
[Video] - Unicorn Kid - "Pure Space"
Watch the video for Unicorn Kid’s “Pure Space” below. Last Friday we posted Unicorn Kid’s latest single, “Pure Space”, which was full of his usual 8-bit sounds married with some nice synths. And now that song has a video to go along with it. The video actually goes really well with the music, with kids having some trippy fun down in Berlin. Watch it...
[Listen] - SUNLESS '97 - "Body Weather"
Listen to Sunless ‘97’s new song, “Body Weather”, right here. Londio trio Sunless ‘97 are set to release a double A-side single, “Body Weather/Azul”, on June 18 via Not Even. And you can stream “Body Weather” right now. The drums are totally awesome, the vocals are gorgeous and that sax solo is the bees knees. So yeah, go ahead and listen...
[Listen] - Arrange - "I Want To Be Alright"
Listen to the new song from Arrange, “I Want To Be Alright”, which will feature as a bonus track on the upcoming album “New Memory”. Shockingly, it’s been almost a year since we last featured Malcom Lacey - better known as Arrange. His self-produced album “Plantation” was without a doubt one of my personal highlights of last year, not least because I...
Video: PINS - "Shoot You"
Watch the new video for PINS‘ song “Shoot You” below, taken from the “Eleventh Hour” double A-side cassette single. Connect with Pins- Twitter | Website Original Article
[Listen] - L.P. - "Into The Wild"
Listen below to L.P.’s breakout single, “Into The Wild”. April 24th marked the release of Laura Pergolizzi’s, who records under the moniker L.P., first album since 2004, “Into The Wild (Live At EastWest Studios)” via Warner Bros. Records. L.P., most well-known for penning songs for big-named artists including Christina Aguilera and Rihanna, really breaks out...
Video: Cold Specks - "Blank Maps"
Watch the new video for Cold Specks song “Blank Maps” below, taken from the album “I Predict A Graceful Expulsion”. Connect with Cold Specks – Facebook | Soundcloud | Website Original Article
Video: The Machine Room - "Camino de Soda"
Watch the new video for The Machine Room’s song “Camino de Soda” below, taken from the EP “Love From A Distance”. Connect with The Machine Room – Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Website | Bandcamp Original Article
Video: Chairlift - "Met Before" (Girls & Bass...
Watch the new video for Chairlift’s song “Met Before” below, stripped down to harmonic vocal arrangements and a bass guitar, inside an auditorium so it sounds devine. “Met Before” is taken from the album “Something”. Connect with Chairlift - Facebook | Twitter | Website Original Article
Video: Polarsets - "Tropics"
Watch the new video for Polarsets‘ song “Tropics” below, taken from the “Exotica” EP. Connect with Polarsets - Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm Original Article
Video: Kwes. - "bashful"
Watch the new video for Kwes.’s song “bashful” below, taken from the EP “meantime”. Connect with Kwes. - Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Website Original Article
Video: Perfume Genius - "Dark Parts"
Watch the new video for Perfume Genius’s song “Dark Parts” below, taken from the album “Put Your Back N 2 It”. Connect with Perfume Genius - Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm Original Article
Listen: Goodie Mob - "Fight To Win"
Listen below to the newest Goodie Mob track, “Fight To Win”. Cult-favorites, Goodie Mob is back with the group’s few new material in over a decade. The group, consisting of Cee-Lo Green, Gipp, Khujo, and T-Mo, is back and better than ever, getting ready for their newest full-length “Age Against The Machine”, which is rumored to be released sometime later this year. ...
Video: Ariane Moffatt - "Too Late"
You may have not heard the name Ariane Moffatt yet, but I think that will change, as she’s quite the electro-pop sensation blowing up the charts in Canada. Watch this video of her performing “Too Late” (or “Retour Sur Le Lancement”) from Theatre Rialto in Montréal. Connect with Ariane Moffatt - Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Website | Soundcloud Original Article
Listen: Flock Of Dimes - "REPLICA"
Jenn Wasner, of Wye Oak, has been recording and slowly trickling out songs she’s been working on solo for a while now under Flock Of Dimes, something she refers to as a ”vanity project of questionable skill and intent” on their Facebook. A few days ago, she posted “REPLICA”, an undeniably catchy pop song, that was inspired by (and offered to) Robyn and one which may...
[Listen] - Kid Cudi - "Dennis, Hook Me Up With...
Listen below to Kid Cudi’s newest single, “Dennis, Hook Me Up With Some More Of That Whiskey!” Kid Cudi returns with his first solo track since 2010’s “Man On The Moon, Vol. II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager”. Since then the multi-talented artist has been singing on his side-project, WZRD, a duo with producer Dot Da Genius who has procured most of the rapper’s...
[Listen] - Florence + The Machine - "Breath Of...
Listen to Florence + The Machine’s new song “Breath Of Life” below, taken from the Snow White & The Huntsman soundtrack. It was announced a month or so ago that the soundtrack to the movie would feature a brand new cut from Florence + The Machine, recorded especially for the movie and this evening it made its way onto the internet. It’s not what you’d normally...
[Listen] - Allo Darlin' - "Europe" (Full Album...
Listen to Allo Darlin’s new album, “Europe”, in its entirety ahead of its May 1 release. A couple years ago Allo Darlin’, the London-based band, gave us their self-titled debut album that was just really charming and compulsively listenable. Now they’re releasing their sophomore effort, “Europe”, which makes good on all the promises delivered by that...
[Video] - Lianna La Havas - "Empty" (Tour Bus...
Check out our One To Watch artist Lianne La Havas performing a gorgeous acoustic version of new song “Empty” which appears on her new single “Lost & Found”. Connect with Lianne La Havas – Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Website Original Article
[Video] - The Very Best - "Yoshua Alikuti"
Watch the new video for The Very Best’s song “Yoshua Alikuti” below., taken from their album “MTMTMK”. Connect with The Very Best - Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Website Original Article
The Beach Boys Are Back, Listen To New Song...
Listen to The Beach Boys’s new song “That’s Why God Made The Radio” below, from their upcoming 50th anniversary reunion album of the same name due out June 5th. The sound of The Beach Boys may be permanently etched into the 60’s and 70’s, but as they’ve aged they’ve been making music since, releasing their last studio album “Stars And...
Introducing: Dancefloor Diplomacy
Impressed. I am impressed by the number of people involved (20), the mastery of instruments that each has, and the genre-project Dancefloor Diplomacy have taken on: Collage music. How is that different from a mash-up? Well, I would describe a mash-up as more a montage than a collage: a montage is a composition of complete or partial pieces superimposed to create a whole design in a linear...
[Video] - Garnets - "Misty's Ocean"
Watch the new video for Garnets’ song “Misty Ocean” below. Sextet, Garnets, of Leeds are back with a new video to offer! Composed of Joseph Hauke, Sam Joseph Delves, Anna Wright, Ed Riman, Luke Murray-Smith, and Tom Roach, Garnets came to our attention a while back with their video “Dance Of The Chloroplasts”. Now, with special thanks due to The Blind Club (also of...
[Video] - Mode Moderne - "Nightly Youths"
Watch the new video for Mode Moderne’s song “Nightly Youths” below, taken from the EP “Strange Bruises”. Connect with Mode Moderne - Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Bandcamp (via) Original Article
[Video] - Gemini Club - "Can't Believe You Said...
Watch the new video for Gemini Club’s song “Can’t Believe You Said That” below, taken from the EP “Here We Sit”. Connect with Gemini Club - Facebook | Twitter | Website | Soundcloud Original Article
[Video] - AU - "OJ"
Watch the new video for AU’s song “OJ” below, taken from the album “Both Lights”. Connect with AU - Facebook | Last.fm | Website Original Article