Music News

Watch boygenius cover the Killers’ “Read My Mind”

The new indie rock supergroup, boygenius, recently covered the Killers’ 2006 song “Read My Mind” during their stop during the tour in Los Angeles. Watch them cover the song below via SPIN.

Chance explains Chicago political system in new video

Chance the Rapper has released a new video poking fun at Chicago’s Aldermanic System. The 15-minute video shows Chance as an investigative reporter for Chicagoist, Champ Bennett, who interviews pedestrians, candidates for Chicago’s upcoming Aldermanic elections, and Hannibal Buress, who is a cynical 75-year-old Alderman named Al Durham. Watch it all below.

The video shows Chance discussinga the role of Chicago’s Aldermen, who governs the city’s 50 wards. Chance explains that many of the factors that are preventing younger and more diverse candidates from being elected are that candidates cannot run if they have been convicted of a felony, or if they owe a penny of debt or tax dollars to the city. Chance replies to these rules with, “wow, that shit sounds racist.”

Chicago’s Aldermanic elections are February 26, 2019.

Watch Parquet Courts perform with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Parquet Courts, during their show at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall tonight, performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The orchestral performance was conducted by Nicholas Hersh and was a part of the BSO Pulse concert program that showcases classical music and indie artist collaborations. Watch Parquet Courts perform their Wide Awake! tracks “Mardi Gras Beads” and “Wide Awake!” below.

Earl Sweatshirt joins the Alchemist for new song “E Coli”

The Alchemist has collaborated with Earl Sweatshirt on a new song called “E Coli” and it arrived with a music video directed by Jason Goldwatch. Watch it below.

“E Coli” will be on Alchemist’s Bread EP, which also features Roc Marciano, the Roots’ Black Thought, and others. The EP will out on November 30th.

St. Vincent covers Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day”

St. Vincent is currently on tour behind her latest album MassEducation, which features stripped-down versions songs from her last studio album Masseduction. According to Stereogum, during a performance at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Annie Clark covered Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day.” Watch a video below.

Marie Davidson shares new song “La Ecstase”

Marie Davidson has released a new collaboration with Italian producer Lamusa II, a song titled “La Ecstase,” and it features lyrics in both French and Italian. Listen to it below. “La Ecstase” is on the French Canadian producer’s So Right EP, which is set to be out November 30th via Ninja Tune.

Watch Ella Mai perform “Boo’d Up” and “Trip” on “SNL”

Ella Mai made her “Saturday Night Live” musical guest debut last night. The episode was hosted by Steve Carell. Watch her perform “Boo’d Up” and “Trip” from her debut album from last month below.