Robert Smith of The Cure (Photo: AFP)

THE BIG BEAT: July 20, 2015 [Playlist]

10p Wavves & Cloud Nothings – “Come Down” (Ghost Ramp) Twin Within – “We Talk” (Hidden Pony) Ben Browning – “Friends of Mine” (Yellow Year) (break) Tame Impala – “Eventually” (Interscope) Protomartyr – “Why Does […]


Future Islands (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Coachella)

THE BIG BEAT: July 13, 2015 [Playlist]

FYI, if you see something on the list that isn’t new or unreleased, that’s because the artist will be appearing at the Pitchfork Music Festival this coming weekend. Kind of a Pitchfork preview show this […]


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Conchord, Bret McKenzie Gets Oscar Nod For “Man Or Muppet” [Free Downloads]

[photogallerylink id=96658 align=left]One-half of New Zealand’s “fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo” and HBO’s, Flight of the Conchords has just been nominated for an Oscar. Bret McKenzie’s composition, “Man or Muppet” from The […]



The National’s “Think You Can Wait” From ‘Win Win’ Soundtrack Is Oscar-Eligible [Watch]

[photogallerylink id=75716 align=left]Brooklyn’s The National contributed a song to Paul Giamatti’s upcoming film ‘Win-Win‘. Frontman, Matt Berninger says he wrote the song, “Think You Can Wait”, after watching the film and becoming inspired by director […]


Randy Newman Wins Oscar For Original Song

Before this year, [lastfm]Randy Newman[/lastfm] had been nominated for 19 Academy Awards, but only won once. Well, now he’s two for 20. That’s right, Randy picked up the Oscar for original song, for his track […]