Lana Del Rey

10 Must-See Coachella 2014 Moments You Can Watch Online

Just like that, the first weekend of Coachella 2014 has come and gone, and now all we have left are a few hipster jokes and the lingering sensation that there’s a feather headband out there biding its time until next year (or next weekend). The three-day music festival featured 169 performances by bands, solo artists, and DJs, but through the massive lineup of acts, there are a few moments that stand out. Don’t worry if you weren’t there — you can watch them online, sans dust and… Read More

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Listen to Lana Del Rey’s New Track “West Coast”

Lana Del Rey, that oft-flower-crowned, crocheted-gown-wearing music festival poster child, fittingly premiered her new song “West Coast” at Coachella last… Read More

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The 6 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Drake, Lana Del Rey, Parquet Courts

It was a busy week in the mainstream, with two new Drake tracks, some old-new Lana Del Rey, Janelle Monae covering Bowie, Icona Pop partying with Ty Dolla $ign, Conor Oberst still trying to make fetch happen, and more. Some of them make the cut here. Let’s go. … Read More

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Coachella Lineup Announced

Coachella has posted its 2014 lineup! The concert will take place Fri-Sun April 11-13, then again with the same… Read More

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The 10 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Angel Haze, Dead Girlfriends

It’s Friday, which means that it’s time to look back at the best new music we’ve heard over the last few days. This week we’ve written a lot about James Brooks’ new project Dead Girlfriends, but while “On Fraternity” was perhaps the most notable song of the week, it wasn’t the only good thing we heard — there’s also Angel Haze’s reinterpretation of Kanye West’s “New Slaves,” new stuff from TV on the Radio and Lana Del Rey, a taste of Factory Floor’s much-awaited debut album, Erlend Øye singing in Italian, and more. Click through to get listening! … Read More

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In Defense of Lip-Synching: 5 Artists Who Could Have Used the Help

Everyone is freaking out because Beyoncé lip-synched “The Star-Spangled Banner” at yesterday’s inauguration; you can even compare a clip of her rehearsing with the final version. As Kristin DuBois, a representative for the United States Marine Band, explained, “All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day. We performed, live, the band. But we received last-minute word that Beyoncé was going to use the pre-recorded vocal track. Those were the instructions we were given. We don’t know what the reason why.”

Interesting. But if history has shown us anything, it’s that when you’re performing at a major public event, sometimes erring on the side of pre-recorded caution can be a good thing. Don’t believe us? Here’s all the proof you need. … Read More

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Hipster Glasses, Facebook, and a Kiki: A Skeptic's Guide to Pop in 2012

With only days left until the end of 2012, the Internet is full of best-of essays and lists and embeddable Spotify playlists that reaffirm critics’ and tastemakers’ street credit and perpetuate the myth that most people writing about music actually have any kind of significant impact on the way that pop music is created, packaged, and sold. I won’t bore you with such gas. Instead, here are some fun superlatives that summarize the world of pop this year, for those of you who may not have kept up with this realm. These are undeniable touchstones — meaning that should you, as esteemed people with ears, have scruples with this list, it would behoove you to make an appointment with a qualified audiologist post-haste. Otherwise, read! Click! Dance! … Read More

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