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Ted Leo and Aimee Mann’s New Project, The Both, Debuts First Single

Finally! The Both, the new duo that consists of singer-songwriters Ted Leo and Aimee Man, is releasing their first album, the appropriately eponymous The Both. After touring as solo artists… more

Report: Daft Punk To Rock Imperial Stormtrooper Look At The Grammys

Star Wars has seemingly invaded every aspect of pop culture over the past thirty-five years, and it’s about to invade one more, as electronic duo Daft Punk plan on donning… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… 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

Mike Phirman’s New Children’s Song Makes ‘Armpits’ More Fun!

One of our favorite musical comedians, Mike Phirman, who you may recognize from his collaboration with Chris Hardwick, Hard and Phirm, or as the one-man orchestra for The Nerdist on… 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

You Get A Jake Bugg Ticket! And You Get A Jake Bugg Ticket! And… You Get The Idea

If you didn’t listen to me a year ago, I’m going to repeat myself: Jake Bugg is the man. Folk Rock in general seems to be making a well-deserved comeback…. more

Hear Arcade Fire’s Soundtrack To HER

Some (sort of) good news popped up on Wednesday morning: Spike Jonze’s Oscar-nominated score for his critically-acclaimed, buzzed-about, intellectually-stimulating, thought-provoking, feature film Her has become available(ish) to the public…. more

The Happiest News Of The Day: A Sing-Along Version of FROZEN to Hit Theaters

Dads everywhere shudder at the news of Frozen’s re-release on January 31st. Not only will theaters across America be blessed once more with this piece of icy-brilliance, but this time… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: Chuck Inglish’s ‘Legs’

Normally we avoid posting anything directly from Pitchfork mainly because, we just don’t have to. However, this one was unavoidable, due to the fact that it will rock all of… more

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube on RIDE ALONG, Online Gaming, and More

There’s a time for sweeping, emotionally charged Oscar bait, and there’s a time for laugh-out-loud, explosive, charismatic action comedies. Right now? It’s time for the latter, which is why it’s… more

Jonah Raydio #49: Episode-Shock for President

Music news, Twitter games, and one of the first jokes Jonah ever wrote!  All that and more on this episode of Jonah Raydio!  Guests include Jonah’s long time friend… more

This FINAL FANTASY VII Metal Cover Album is an Omnislash for Your Ears

Final Fantasy VII holds a special place in my heart. When it came out in 1997, I had yet to play a role-playing game, let alone one as expansive, immersive,… 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

Finding Gems in the Coachella Lineup: The Yearly Meltdown

Every year around this time indie kids have mini brain aneurysms over the Coachella lineup release. This year is no different. An emotional cornucopia of glee, disappointment, and the inevitable, “… more

You Made It Weird #189: Matt Berninger

The lead singer of Pete’s favorite band The National, Matt Berninger, makes it weird! Check out The National’s movie Mistaken For Strangers! Follow @peteholmes on Twitter and Like the show… more

Ringo Starr’s Interesting POWERPUFF GIRLS Tribute

There are times when you watch something and thoroughly enjoy it, only to ask yourself “What the fuck did I just watch?” moments later. This is exactly the way I… more

Jonah Raydio #47: Group Episodes

Adam wasn’t there for this episode, and he says that means it’s probably a lot better than when he IS there.  Anthony Jeselnik was there, as well as… 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

The Most Awesome Songs of 2013

2013 was a difficult year to narrow down. It was the year of the “UGH,” as I like to call it.  With Macklemore and Robin Thicke ruling the charts, the… more


It’s been around for a few weeks, but this is a short holiday week, and we’re kinda not in the mood for anything deep (anything requiring any thought at all,… 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

Jonah Raydio #46: Eponymous Episode

Henry Owings, founder of Chunklet magazine and writer of The Indie Cred Test, is our guest on Jonah Raydio.  Also hanging out is one of our favorite people, former guest… more