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To photograph this year’s CMJ Music Marathon. Volunteer photographer applications are now open, head here for more info.

CMJ 2013 Aussie BBQ: Sheppard at the Delancey by Rachel Barrish

 

Some of our favorite shots by Natasha Simmons from Forecastle Festival on the banks of the mighty Ohio River.
See the full gallery here. Some of our favorite shots by Natasha Simmons from Forecastle Festival on the banks of the mighty Ohio River.
See the full gallery here. Some of our favorite shots by Natasha Simmons from Forecastle Festival on the banks of the mighty Ohio River.
See the full gallery here. Some of our favorite shots by Natasha Simmons from Forecastle Festival on the banks of the mighty Ohio River.
See the full gallery here. Some of our favorite shots by Natasha Simmons from Forecastle Festival on the banks of the mighty Ohio River.
See the full gallery here. Some of our favorite shots by Natasha Simmons from Forecastle Festival on the banks of the mighty Ohio River.
See the full gallery here. Some of our favorite shots by Natasha Simmons from Forecastle Festival on the banks of the mighty Ohio River.
See the full gallery here. Some of our favorite shots by Natasha Simmons from Forecastle Festival on the banks of the mighty Ohio River.
See the full gallery here. Some of our favorite shots by Natasha Simmons from Forecastle Festival on the banks of the mighty Ohio River.
See the full gallery here. Some of our favorite shots by Natasha Simmons from Forecastle Festival on the banks of the mighty Ohio River.
See the full gallery here.

Some of our favorite shots by Natasha Simmons from Forecastle Festival on the banks of the mighty Ohio River.

See the full gallery here.

LISTEN: BANKS’ ‘BEGGIN FOR THREAD’

BANKS’ upcoming debut album, Goddess, is one of our most anticipated albums of this year, and the suspense for it has grown with each new single we’ve heard. First there was the smooth, moody Brain, then the muffled stadium roar of Drowning, and then the bursting title track.
 
Beggin For Thread keeps the winning streak going, and it’s BANKS’ brightest effort yet. The track has a playful kind of swagger absent from the other, more emotive tracks, but it’s still the kind of missive on love (or lack thereof) that we’ve come to expect from BANKS. Listen below.

Wilsen and Icewater at Baby’s All Right, July 18, 2014.  More pics and a live review here.
Photos by Kassy Balli Wilsen and Icewater at Baby’s All Right, July 18, 2014.  More pics and a live review here.
Photos by Kassy Balli Wilsen and Icewater at Baby’s All Right, July 18, 2014.  More pics and a live review here.
Photos by Kassy Balli Wilsen and Icewater at Baby’s All Right, July 18, 2014.  More pics and a live review here.
Photos by Kassy Balli Wilsen and Icewater at Baby’s All Right, July 18, 2014.  More pics and a live review here.
Photos by Kassy Balli Wilsen and Icewater at Baby’s All Right, July 18, 2014.  More pics and a live review here.
Photos by Kassy Balli Wilsen and Icewater at Baby’s All Right, July 18, 2014.  More pics and a live review here.
Photos by Kassy Balli Wilsen and Icewater at Baby’s All Right, July 18, 2014.  More pics and a live review here.
Photos by Kassy Balli

Wilsen and Icewater at Baby’s All Right, July 18, 2014.  More pics and a live review here.

Photos by Kassy Balli

A NEW WEEZER TRACK, YOU SAY?

"Back To The Shack is the first new Weezer song we’ve heard since 2010, and it comes off their upcoming album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End. It’s a perfectly fine slice of alt-rock with Rivers Cuomo sounding cynical as ever, making fun of disco while remaining self-deprecating. It’s the same old Weezer, pretty much. We only wonder if the album is not going to sound that great given the sole fact that The Green Album and Maladroit already exist. 

FLUME AT TERMINAL 5 - JULY 16, 2014

FAN FICTION

It’s pretty common for artists, specifically rappers and big name pop stars, to join forces on one track or another, thereby harnessing their collective creative and popular forces and channeling those forces towards the chart-topping greater good. But these collaborations are never really a surprise. Young Thug makes an entire mixtape with his Atlanta neighbor and mentor Gucci Mane, David Byrne and Saint Vincent link up on the strength of their hair alone, and Ty Dolla $ign and the Weeknd both like to have sex. Sometimes unlikely collaborations are bad—just ask Method Man and Limp Bizkit—but at least they’re interesting. So, in the pursuit of interesting, check out the ten collabs we’d like to see in the near future that probably won’t happen.

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This is our weekly playlist, in which we compile the 25 grooviest SoundCloud tracks of the week into one sweet-ass playlist. Think of it as a going away present for the weekend.

On Wednesday The Drums played a set at the Supernova Terrace (you know, atop the Novotel Times Square) and it was Rad with a capital R.
Photos by Alix Piorun. On Wednesday The Drums played a set at the Supernova Terrace (you know, atop the Novotel Times Square) and it was Rad with a capital R.
Photos by Alix Piorun. On Wednesday The Drums played a set at the Supernova Terrace (you know, atop the Novotel Times Square) and it was Rad with a capital R.
Photos by Alix Piorun. On Wednesday The Drums played a set at the Supernova Terrace (you know, atop the Novotel Times Square) and it was Rad with a capital R.
Photos by Alix Piorun. On Wednesday The Drums played a set at the Supernova Terrace (you know, atop the Novotel Times Square) and it was Rad with a capital R.
Photos by Alix Piorun.

On Wednesday The Drums played a set at the Supernova Terrace (you know, atop the Novotel Times Square) and it was Rad with a capital R.

Photos by Alix Piorun.