Music

Bright Eyes Perform ‘Down in the Weeds’ Tracks for NPR ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

Bright Eyes performed four songs — including three from their first album in nearly a decade — on the latest installment of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. The trio recorded their set with Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis performing at ARC Studios in Omaha, Nebraska, while Nate Walcott appeared at …

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Billie Eilish Documentary to Premiere in Theaters in February 2021

Apple has announced that it will be releasing its Billie Eilish documentary in theaters and on the Apple TV Plus streaming platform in February 2021. Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry, directed by R.J. Cutler, was announced in late 2019, and follows the life of the pop star after …

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Butch Vig on Why ‘Who’s Next’ ‘Didn’t Sound Like Any Other Record’

This piece is part of our ongoing coverage of Rolling Stone’s newly updated 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. The Who’s Who’s Next topped Butch Vig’s personal ballot and landed at number 77 on the overall list. Here, Vig reflects on the huge impression the album made on him as …

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Hear Bat for Lashes’ Stunning Cover of the Carpenters’ ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’

The Carpenters’ “We’ve Only Just Begun” turned 50 last month — and now Bat for Lashes has released a dazzling rendition of the classic. Natasha Khan offers a sparse take on the track, omitting the original’s climax and Karen Carpenter’s upbeat vocals. “And when the evening comes, we smile,” she sings. …

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RS Latin Picks: Week of September 21st

Could your weekend playlist use a little more seasoning? Rolling Stone Latin selects some of the best new music releases from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Keep track of the latest in Latin via our playlist on Spotify. Carla Morrison, “Ansiedad” Latin Grammy-winning Mexican songstress Carla Morrison goes head to head with her …

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Song You Need to Know: Kelsy Karter, ‘God Knows I’ve Tried’

Seven seconds into Kelsy Karter’s “God Knows I’ve Tried,” an electric guitar wails languidly and the listener immediately knows what they’re in for. It’s a power ballad, and an undeniably soulful one at that. “Daddy wishes I was the girl next door, mama tells me I should smile some more,” …

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Bon Iver Encourages Voter Registration in ’22 (Over S∞∞N)’ Performance

Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon performed “22 (Over S∞∞N)” as part of The Late Show‘s #PlayAtHome series, showcasing artists performing at their houses during the Covid-19 pandemic. Vernon put a meditative spin on the opener from his 2016 album 22, A Million, extending its run time to nearly six minutes and adding …

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Record Store Day 2020: 18 Great Exclusive Releases From the September Drop

When Record Store Day announced this year’s event will be spread in three “drop” dates — August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th — we knew we had to organize three separate lists to highlight the event’s spectacular releases. The September drop, which occurs on Saturday, features classics (alternate takes …

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‘The First Time’ With SuperM

On the release day of their debut album Super One, K-pop group SuperM discussed their career in the latest installment of Rolling Stone’s The First Time.  The leader of the group, Baekhyun, kicked it off by recalling what it was like to hear their song on the radio for the …

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My Morning Jacket Keep the Grooves Flowing on ‘The Waterfall II’

The orange waterfall on the cover says it all: My Morning Jacket bliss out on 10 psychedelic, southern-tinged, soft-rock mood-pieces about traveling, getting wasted, and falling in love. The songs are leftovers from the sessions that yielded 2015’s The Waterfall, but they feel less like a tributary and more like …

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