When we started Noisey last year, we thought we’d be satisfied traveling the globe to time zones we didn’t know existed, documenting the year in music from the ginormous heavy hitters to the no-fi podunk garage bands that usually just play to their girlfriends and moms. To do this, we were compelled to sift through the stale detritus of a bazillion music sites, and guess what—most of them have about as much to say about music as Macaulay Culkin’s dad in the “Black Or White” video. A few months ago we decided hey, why not just give the people what they want?
You know what most music sites do? They rewrite press releases, give you inane previews of “exclusive advance album artwork,” and generally urinate all over this whole music thing that we all sort of live for. So we decided to one-up them, and make an all-killer, no-filler, full-service music site that's actually fun. Simple idea, right?
We’re already pumping out daily videos on YouTube—this is the best place to find them. But from now on, we’ll also be bringing you daily reviews, new music recs, photos of babes in bands, insanely witty opinion pieces—everything you want from a full-service music site without any of, well, the nerdy, snobby garbage you have to deal with when you’re just trying to figure out what’s going on in music. So click all those little categories on the top of the page—we’ve laid out exactly what each of them will be up to as we move forward into the future. There’s a ton of great music out there—here’s your spot for the best of it.
Ace of Base's Secret Nazi Past
Before he founded Ace of Base, Ulf Ekberg was a member of Commit Suiside, a Nazi punk band.
Parquet Courts - "Light Up Gold Road Trip" (Full Documentary)
In this new documentary, Noisey follows rising indie rockers Parquet Courts from Mexico to Texas and London as they tour to support their debut LP, 'Light Up Gold.'
Yung Lean Doer Is the Weirdest 16-Year-Old White Swedish Rapper You'll Hear This Week
Yung Lean raps over pillow-fluffy beats and raps about glory holes and Arizona Iced Tea. Who the fuck is this kid? And why is he like this?
Adam Ant - The British Masters, Chapter 6
Noisey's John Doran talks with the great post-punk pop star Adam Ant about tribal body mods and layering tape.
Photos: Taking Acid at Coachella
When Paley sent these photos in, she included a nice little caveat over email that we've decided to reprint here in full, not only because it's too good to edit, but because her photographs of her and her weird buddies riding the snake are some of the best
R.I.P. Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013)
On Thursday, the hyper-talented graphic designer, artist, and famed album cover creator Storm Thorgerson passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.
The Internet Is Scary
As of six months ago, my Facebook fanpage is like a dojo where hormonal teenagers hone their technique. Here is a heartfelt poem from some kid who wants to rape, kill, and marry me.
I Accidentally Touched Little Richard's Butt One Time
It was in the Detroit airport. After it happened Little Richard said, "He graze my derriere."
Listen to St. Lucia's Remix of The Colourist's "Little Games"
Last month, Cali quartet the Colourist released "Little Games," and St. Lucia just pulled a warm Balearic blanket over the whole thing, sanding away its rough edges with bright synths and lightly gated percussion.
Aaron Montaigne, Godfather of Screamo, is More Interesting Than You Can Ever Hope to Be - Part Two
On surviving combat in Iraq and Afghanistan with the help of magic, 'Bladerunner,' and everything in between.