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Music Geek Track of the Week: Nick Waterhouse’s ‘Dead Room’

Nick Waterhouse’s “Dead Room” is the type of retro, soul-inflected ballroom jam that makes you understand why people used to buy dancing shoes. This week, the L.A.-based crooner… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: Nothing’s ‘Get Well’

Nothing’s band history is one of those stories you know will be oft-repeated when their debut album, Guilty of Everything, makes year-end lists at the conclusion of 2014. The fact… more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more

David Byrne Covers Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend”

Remember that time when David Byrne was really into his cartoonishly oversized suit? Well, after last night when Byrne covered Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend,” for an “Artists Pay For… more

Indie Interview: Courtney Barnett Talks Nirvana, Pulp Fiction, And Going to Bed Early

Courtney Barnett is a 26-year-old Australian songwriter whose frankness arms her alt-rock songs with the charming, no-bullshit sensibility you’d expect from a close friend. Often wryly funny, Barnett has a… more

Stream Beck’s New Album ‘Morning Phase’ Now

Yes. Finally. Beck’s 12th studio album, Morning Phase, his first since 2008′s Modern Guilt is now streaming courtesy of our friends at NPR. A collection of rich, placid songs, texturally… more

Music Geek Track of the Week: The Beatles, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ Live in 1964

Everyone tired of the cloying sweetness of generic hallmark cards and heart-shaped chocolates? Us neither! Since we already posted our comprehensive Valentines Day playlists to soundtrack your happy or solitary… more

A Music Geek’s Guide To Valentine’s Day

The way I see it, this day can only go two ways for you. Based on the rigorous mathematics that I just conducted in the previous sentence, I have devised… more

The National’s Matt Berninger Joins The Bird And The Bee On ‘All Our Endless Love’

Nerdist’s good friend and expert crooner Matt Berninger has joined indie duo The Bird and The Bee for “All Our Endless Love,” a bummer ballad that will appear on the… more

Watch Andrew W.K. and Lil Bub Rock Out Together

I officially no longer have to ponder what my favorite song of the year will be. Andrew W.K. has tag-teamed with the world’s most lovable cat, Lil Bub, for “… more

What If Your Favorite Video Game Characters Were Slaves To Fashion?

This past week, we told you guys about Sashiiko, the Russian artist who envisioned what some of our favorite Marvel and Disney heroes/villains would look like as high fashion… more

Music Geek Track of the Week: Capybara’s ‘Angelo’

A lot going on with this week’s edition of track of the week. So the first question you probably have is: “Is that band PETTING A GIANT BEAVER!?,” and the… more

Music Geek Track of the Week: Tweens, ‘Be Mean’

Tweens are a scrappy trio of punk-rockers from my hometown of Cincinnati, and purveyors of my new favorite subgenre, “Trash Pop.” Their new single, “Be Mean,” is an aggressive, shredtastic… more

Stream Quilt’s Groovy New Album, Held In Splendor

If your parents have ever told you they were “really into Jefferson Airplane,” then you have a lot of unwanted insights into who they probably were roughly nine months prior… more

Music Geek Track of the Week: “Reconcile” by Lake

One of my favorite underrated albums of the year that did not make my top ten this past year was Lake’s, The World Is Real. The fourth LP from… more

Top 10: A Music Geek’s Favorite Albums of 2013

This August I met Sky Ferreira and was waaaaay happier about it than she was (see picture). I was at a DIIV concert (they made this list last year) when… more

A Music Geek’s Favorite New Artists of 2013

There was a really exciting and palpable tension that yanked and prodded music culture starkly in several directions throughout 2013. Last year, in my top albums post, I discussed the… more

Music Geek Track of the Week: Ariel Pink and Sky Ferreira, ‘My Molly’

2013 was finally the breakout year that Sky Ferreira had been working toward ever since she used her MySpace page to grab the attention of music industry types in the… more

Music Geek Track of the Week: Rochelle Jordan, ‘Follow Me’

Winter is the time of year when I go on R&B benders, and this is compounded by several factors: 1. The brumal months are a time of perpetual darkness… more

Music Geek Track of the Week: “Together” – Nile Rodgers, Disclosure, Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes

When I was freshman in high school, I did not have a date for my winter formal. This was largely because — and this is a still a major characteristic… more

Top Ten Musical Guests on the Simpsons

Remember when the Simpsons was mind-blowingly funny, and not just mildly watchable background programming? I do. I used to put on striped pajamas before my bedtime and catch reruns with… more

James Franco and Seth Rogen Reenact Kanye’s “Bound 2″

Oh No. NSFW? So after watching the original Kanye video for “Bound 2″–in all of its Planet Earth/Naked Kim glory–I thought surely there was no feasible way to… more

Music Geek Bonus Track: Levels, ‘Regret’

I always think the days after Halloween are the spookiest of all. People like to pretend that there is an abrupt mood shift into the holiday season’s goodwill and shitty… more

Music Geek Track of the Week: Wet – “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl”

Nerds, this week’s track is one that gave me all the feels. I always love when shimmery pop belies a really upsetting and dark message, because that is some of… more