Good Reads
Renee Yohe BEARCAT

The name Renee Yohe may be familiar to you from all the support work the non-profit organization, To Write Love on Her Arms has done in her honor.

Jules from Sea of Bees

After her hugely acclaimed debut album Songs For The Ravens, Sea of Bees – a.k.a. Sacramento-born and -based Julie Ann Baenziger – returns with a stunning new album, ‘Orangefarben’ to be released on 9th April on Heavenly Recordings.

Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor will release her highly anticipated new studio album ‘What We Saw From The Cheap Seats’ on May 28th on Sire / Warner Bros. Records. The album reunites Spektor with production partner Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Fiona Apple, Dr. Dre) and is her first album of new material since 2009’s ‘far’.

John Singer Sergeant

Texas-based multi-instrumentalist John Dulfilho is responsible for a lot of great music, whether as founder of The Deathray Davies and I Love Math or as drummer with psych-pop Elephant 6 collective Apples in Stereo.

Julia Stone

Australian singer Julia Stone has released a new music video for her latest single “It’s All Okay” from her forthcoming solo album By The Horns, out May 29, 2012.

MIA Bad Girls Video

M.I.A dropped her amazing video for “Bad Girls” back in early February, now NOISEY has got the exclusive behind the scenes piece that shows how the video was made and what inspired M.I.A and director Romain Gavras to profile the Saudi drifting scene.

Gliss Weight of Love
Yutsek, Photo Credit: Quentin de Briey

Attention electronic music lovers! We got a chance to talk to charismatic french electro master Yuksek. With two studio albums under his belt, Yuksek’s name is synonymous with incredible, improvised live performances.


The MoMA presents its first time-based artists retrospective with Kraftwerk-Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, performed live on eight consecutive evenings from April 10 through 17, by Kraftwerk, the avant-garde electronic music pioneers.


Rufus Wainwright returns to the pop foray with his eagerly anticipated new album, Out of the Game , to be released May 1st on Decca.

Lana Del Rey

Look out for Lana Del Rey’s upcoming album “Born To Die,” an eerie look into life’s dark truths. Releases tomorrow in the US.

Metallica, Beyond Magnetic

Metallica has announced that is “has decided to go old school” and will release its current digital EP, Beyond Magnetic, on CD worldwide at retail on January 30th and on January 31st in North America.


Sometimes stars emerge. Sometimes stars are thrust upon us. And sometimes stars simply slip into the atmosphere as if propelled by something otherworldly.

Amy Winehouse

There are occasions where work compiled and cleaned up after an artist’s passing have given us, the fans, something like a sense of closure.

Jim Jones Revue, Herve Coutin Photos and the Band Itself 1

Jim Jones Revue is an English garage rock band that embodies a faded glory of the genre’s classic past. Herve Coutin, a Paris photographer, works his magic, capturing the band’s most primal energy frame by frame.


For decades Nas has been proving his talents as one of the greatest rappers alive – a living legend that outshines even the most popular titans of the genre today. From his first verse on the 1992 track “Live at the BBQ” to his plans for an upcoming 2012 album, we take a look back at the career that continues to reshape the rap game as the world sees it.

William featuring Mick Jagger
Duran Duran Girl Panic

What makes this video special is that the supermodels become Duran Duran, with Simon Le Bon portrayed by Naomi, herself.

Mint Julep
The Maine

These Arizona rockers will be closing out 2011 with their third studio album titled “Pioneer” on December 6th.

Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr collaboration ft. Beardyman

Electronic music dynamo, Riva Starr teams up with music icon, Fatboy Slim and famed beat boxer, Beardyman for tongue in cheek club banger, ‘Get Naked’, out December 19th on Moshi Moshi Records.

Ellie Goulding

Recording artist Ellie Goulding will release a live physical EP, entitled Live at Amoeba, exclusively through independent retailers on November 25th, on Record Store Day, also known as Black Friday.

Mazzy Star

Mazzy Star are set to release a new single on their own Rhymes Of An Hour Records on October 31st digitally with a limited edition 7-inch vinyl to follow. The Californian duo comprising of Hope Sandoval and David Roback, will perform a string of live shows in early 2012. A full album of brand new material will follow.


Having recently released their debut album ‘Lights Out’ to widespread critical acclaim, it is with great excitement that Big Deal unveil details of their new single Distant Neighborhood, out on Mute on 5 December 2011.