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Coronavirus: Piko-Taro Shares Handwashing Song

In 2016, a truly brain-numbing viral video earned a weird little historical-footnote status. Piko-Taro — the suave and mustachioed pop-musician alter-ego of the Japanese comedian Kazuhito Kosaka — came out with an utterly ridiculous 45-second synthpop ditty called “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen).” Thanks in part to a Justin Bieber tweet, the song peaked at #77 on the […]

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Jade Hairpins – "(Don't Break My) Devotion"

Jade Hairpins, the new(ish) side project from Fucked Up’s Jonah Falco and Mike Haliechuk, announced their debut album, Harmony Avenue, a few weeks back with “J Terrapin.” Today, they’re back with a new song, “(Don’t Break My) Devotion,” a kaleidoscopic dance wiggle that breaks out into some fevered shoutalongs. “A puppeteer-puppet relationship in the grips […]

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The Strokes – “Brooklyn Bridge To Chorus”

Later this week, we’re getting a new album from the Strokes, one of the few big artists who didn’t decide to push back an LP release because of the global pandemic that’s currently got all of us shut up indoors. The New Abnormal is four days away from arrival, and the Strokes have already shared […]

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Laura Marling – "Held Down"

While many artists are delaying the release of their new albums due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we’re getting one early for once. Laura Marling was originally planning on releasing her seventh album at the end of the summer, but she’s just announced that the album is instead arriving much sooner. It’s called Song For […]

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – "Phenom"

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down are releasing a new album, Temple, next month. We shared the lead single and title track last month, and on Friday, Thao Nguyen released the album’s second single, “Phenom.” It’s a thumping, wiry song and Nguyen’s voice tiptoes in the verses before breaking into a shout for the […]

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Clairo – "Everyday, I Don't" (Anna Domino Cover)

Last week, we got an unreleased demo from Clairo, “Everything I Know,” which was recorded while she was putting together her debut album, Immunity, which came out last year. Today, she’s putting out a new cover, and there’s definitely some throughline in the titles and mood of both tracks. It’s of “Everyday, I Don’t,” a […]

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Stream Ashley McBryde’s New Album Never Will

The Arkansas native Ashley McBryde spent years playing bars, writing songs for other artists, and releasing independent albums before finally joining the mainstream country universe and releasing the major-label debut Girl Going Nowhere in 2018. That album ruled. McBryde’s voice is a heavy, wounded, expressive twang, and she’s got a powerful knack for story-songs about […]

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