Music

Music Video Sex Scenes That Will Scar You for Life

This week, Adan Jodorowsky (aka Adanowsky), son of cult film maestro Alejandro Jodorowsky, released his extremely NSFW music video featuring cat faces, crucifixes, and sex with adult film actress and writer Stoya. Blending an ‘80s-style vibe with some pornier “Je t’aime… moi non plus” murmurings, “Would You Be Mine” has a surrealistic tone that might spook the uninitiated. Jodorowsky’s freaky music video is hardly alone. Just like those movie sex scenes we wish we could forget, here are ten music video sex scenes that have embedded themselves into our mind grapes and won’t be leaving any time soon. … Read More

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The 5 Best Songs We Heard This Week: Brandon Flowers, Giorgio Moroder, Girlpool

Nostalgia has ruled the music of the past few years, no doubt, but this week we’ve got a few songs that pay homage to the ’70s and ’80s while managing to sound more than relevant. Brandon Flowers, frontman of New Wave cannibals The Killers, releases his shamelessly glam “Still Want You”; Giorgio Moroder and Sia resuscitate disco on “Déjà Vu”; and Jacco Gardner gets lost in the acid-fried annals of psych. … Read More

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Justin Vernon Releases Haunting Video of Himself Covering Spoon’s “Inside Out”

Justin Vernon’s musical versatility knows no ends: from For Emma Forever Ago’s straightforward sadness that spawned a surge in the dejected-wannabe-lumberjack… Read More

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What Most Music Fans Don’t Realize About Record Store Day

Rule #1 among the indie record-label folks I know: don’t talk about Record Store Day at social gatherings. The annual event — this Saturday marks its eighth year — has been known to inspire bouts of industry anxiety starting in January and lasting ‘til nearly May. And the fact that factions of the music industry are questioning a holiday meant to bolster the primary brick-and-mortar institution of music culture is proof that it is damn near impossible for an industry in upheaval to execute solutions that will satisfy everyone. What is in theory a straightforward, hugely positive event to sell records has become, well… it’s complicated and depends on who you ask. So we asked a few people on both sides of the debate. As it turns out, some of the downfalls of Record Store Day are less apparent to music fans than others, which may help to illuminate the recent… Read More

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Crystal Castles Release First Song and Petty Statement Following Singer Alice Glass’ Departure

The Crystal Castles project has spent its entire lifespan mired in meek controversy, from allegedly stealing samples to ripping… Read More

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Rihanna Gives a Vast History Lesson in “American Oxygen” Video

The output of any pop star is inevitably political, and up until recently, Rihanna’s music and videos predominantly explored… Read More

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To Bomb a Cherry: Can Tyler, The Creator Be the Hip-Hop Voice of His Generation?

In recent weeks, hip-hop’s relationship with jazz and funk seems to have pivoted away from appropriation and more towards appreciation — and it’s about damn time. Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly emerged from its secretive studio cocoon last month an instant classic, if such a thing exists. … Read More

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Flavorwire Premiere: Dane Terry’s “Normal At Last” Skewers Queer Homogeneity

Dane Terry has, over the course of his 31 years, been a stand-up comedian, a magician, a ventriloquist, and an actor. But, of all of those things, Dane Terry is perhaps best at being a singer-songwriter. … Read More

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