With comparisons to Frank Ocean and Miguel already popping up from various Important Music Publications, the flood of press might make a you a little wary to buy the hype surrounding Ro James. That's a good way to think—most Important Music Publications suck and are full of self-centered, arrogant jerks (except this one, of course, because we are the best ever)—but do yourself a favor, and don't do that. Below, we're premiering James' new EP Cadillacs, and regardless, it's fire. Or, at least, it's the type of fire that's a subtle blend of smoothed out, soulful r&b that would probably feel best while leaning into a couch (which is a really good type of fire). Plus on "'84," we get a Snoop Dogg verse, and that always tastes good.
Damon Albarn x Richard Russell - Back and Forth
Watch as they talk about the making of Damon's solo album, becoming the next Wham and bumping into Brian Eno in the shower.
Deniro Farrar: Notice - Cult Rap - Part 3/4
Deniro Discusses How Cult Rap is a Genre of Music That Connects With the Listener Through Social Commentary
"Twerk with Your Mouth": The Miley Cyrus Porn Parody, Reviewed
Starring "Miley Cyrus," "Justin Timberlake," and "Beyoncé." It's pretty gross.
Insanely Close and Personal With the Brian Jonestown Massacre
I met Katy Newcombe when we were both fifteen. Now I see her presence lurking within magazine features, disguised as the words “Anton’s teenage Welsh bride.”
Sorry, Dudes. The Ladies Won Punk This Year.
These are the women who kicked a partic
Courtney Barnett Told Us How to Stop Writing Terrible Poetry and Land a Record Deal
We talked to the Australian singer about art school and why trying to write good songs just leads to writing bad ones.
The Weezer Paradox: Why Can't Bands with Unlimited Resources Make Good Albums?
All the money in the world and they make albums like 'Hurley.'
Turn Up to Keys N Krates' Diplo & Friends Mix
Occasionally, we the at Noisey will kindly request that you drop whatever you're doing and turn the goddamn motherfuck up. Now is one of those times.
Musicians Who Dress Seapunk Are In Fact Dressed Like Sailor Moon
This is an origin story. Grimes, Brooke Candy, Azealia Banks, and Lady Gaga think they're embracing seapunk, a style that's 100% modern, now, and new to this decade, but they are wrong. They're actually dressed like Japanese anime characters from the 90s.
Meet Amos: The Man Who Designs Moog's Wonderful Toys
Moogfest takes place in North Carolina this Wednesday and boasts a lineup including M.I.A., Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, Dan Deacon and many more. So we talked to the man who dreams up synths.