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Metric Premieres Visuals for “Youth Without Youth”
Canada’s premier electro-pop act Metric released their fifth studio album, “Synthetica,” today. As a bonus, the band has premiered their video for single “Youth Without Youth” -- another slick visual to add to Metric’s surefire aesthetics.
Check out Metric's live stream from Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ on June 21 at 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET.
The Smashing Pumpkins Stream “Oceania”
On June 19, Billy Corgan and his revamped Smashing Pumpkins -- featuring guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and bassist Nicole Fiorentino -- will release “Oceania.” Instead of releasing singles, Corgan and company are gunning for a full album experience, “allowing the album to be heard as it was meant to be,” says the longtime frontman. You can have that front-to-back experience via iTunes, where the 13-track album is streaming a full week before its proper release.
FIona Apple Streams "The Idler Wheel..."
The powerful songstress' new album, "The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do," also comes out June 19. While Apple promotes the first single, "Every Single Night," you can stream the album in its entirety on NPR. Live performance for "Every Single Night" below.
Charli XCX Shares Single and Mix
Last February, Red Bull Studio in South London hosted Charli XCX and subsequently released her single “I’ll Never Know.” Now, we’ve got more new music from the up-and-coming performer. On the heels of debuting “You’re The One” Monday on Pitchfork, Charli XCX has shared a mini-mix via SoundCloud for your streamable and downloadable consumption. Check out the 21-minute affair -- featuring a mix of new tracks and remixes -- below.
Joey Bada$$ Releases “1999” Mixtape
The 17-year-old Brooklyn MC may have only been 4 years old in 1999, but the hip-hop influences of the era somehow seeped into his system and stuck. Through production by MF DOOM, Chuck Strangers and a pair of tracks by the late J Dilla, Joey Bada$$ masterfully emulates all the things we’ve come to love about ‘90s hip-hop both lyrically and sonically. Download via Live Mixtapes now.
Brick + Mortar Give Away “Other Drugs”
Brick + Mortar have premiered new track “Other Drugs" via Filter from their upcoming 7-inch due June 19. It’s a catchy quick-hit track that unfolds into a desperate serenade backed by some scratchy, addictive synths. We want more.
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