Adam Sandler and his daughters cover Taylor Swift’s “Lover”: Watch

Is there anything sweeter than a parent connecting with their children over modern music? It’s one thing when an adult teaches a kid about, say, Tom Petty, but when the shared experience goes the other way, it’s even more touching. Which makes watching Adam Sandler covering Taylor Swift’s “Lover” with his two daughters just about the purest thing you’ll see today. Turns out the Sandler clan are big Swifties. After the premiere of Sandler’s latest film, Uncut Gems, at the New York Film Festival on Thursday, the comedian took his daughters — 10-year-old Sunny and 13-year-old Sadie — to watch Swift perform on Saturday Night Live. The pop star sang “Lover”, a Sandler family favorite, and watching her perform it live must have inspired the young girls. The very next night, they were singing it alongside their famous father at an A-list fundraising event in Malibu (via The Hollywood Reporter). The Rock4EB! fundraiser, which raised money to fight a little known disease called epidermolysis bullosa, was headlined by Sandler and Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder. Near the end of his closing set, Sandler welcomed out his daughters to sing with him. “They’ve been so excited and nervous, but they’re gonna sing a song,” […]

Deb Never goes “Swimming” on new single: Stream

Deb Never has shared a new single, “Swimming”, off her upcoming House on Wheels EP. It’s our second taste of Never’s debut effort following lead single “Ugly”. “Swimming”, produced by Dylan Brady, has all the elements that have made Deb Never such a buzzy new artist. The grunge influences of her Pacific Northwest home can be felt in the guitar slides and razor sharp lyrics about “a distrusting lover.” Propelling it all along are hip-hop-tinged drums that turn the track into a genre bending slap to the face. Listen to Deb Never’s “Swimming” below. [embedded content] House on Wheels arrives August 30th via WEDIDIT. Come September, Deb Never will be touring the US with Dominic Fike. Get your tickets here. Never also recently became the first female vocalist to ever guest feature on a BROCKHAMPTON track, singing the hook of “No Halo” on the group’s GINGER. Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib share new track “The Next Day” featuring Oh No: Stream

After three long years of anticipation, Indiana MC Freddie Gibbs and veteran producer Madlib finally returned last month with their sophomore album, Bandana. Now just weeks later, the hip-hop duo is back with another new track, “The Next Day”. A contribution to the Adult Swim Singles series, “The Next Day” features a guest verse from Madlib’s younger brother, Oh No. With the sort of soul sampling production we know and love from MadGibbs, the track feels like it could be featured in Eddie Murphy’s upcoming Ray Moore biopic Dolemite Is My Name. In fact, it even opens with a fitting reference as Gibbs spits, “Pulling stunts in my GTR/ 1990, Dolemite in momma’s VCR.” Take a listen to Freddie Gibbs & Madlibs’ “The Next Day” below. MadGibbs’ Bandana arrived five years after their collaborative debut, 2014’s Piñata. They’ll be supporting the record on the road through fall. Appropriately, given the release of “The Next Day”, Freddie Gibbs and Mad Lib are set to appear at the Adult Swim Festival in Los Angeles this November. Get tickets to all their upcoming dates here. Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie debuts fierce heavy metal song: Stream

Late last year, Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie promised to launch a “metal project” in the near future. After previously teasing with a raging version of the band’s “The Calendar”, today Urie returns with an all-new original heavy metal song. Urie debuted the track during a Twitch stream filmed inside his studio, as Alternative Press points out. A fierce and explosive listen, the as-yet-untitled track features some especially guttural screams courtesy of Urie himself (he even points to his throat in the video). Quite a shift from his complete pop turn with Taylor Swift on “ME!”. (Buy: Tickets to Panic! at the Disco’s Upcoming Shows) Check it out below. [embedded content] Urie’s metal adventures stem from his desire to challenge himself and try out new things musically. “I still feel like I can do more,” Urie told Rock Sound last December. He continued, “Even from song to song within one album I feel like things could change even more drastically, and maybe that’ll happen as time goes on. I still have so many different things that I want to do, particularly in terms of genres.” No word on whether fan Mayor Pete Buttigieg is on board for this version […]

Album Review: BTS Expand Their Horizons on BTS World: Original Soundtrack

The Lowdown: What’s a boy band to do once they’ve basically conquered the world? Invent and uncover even more world, of course. That’s exactly what K-pop powerhouse BTS has done with their new mobile game, literally titled BTS World, which treats players to an inside look at the band’s rise to fame via a fictionalized narrative set in 2012. Its release was accompanied by a full-length soundtrack album, featuring new songs, high-profile collaborations, and themes designed for each of the seven members. Being a game soundtrack credited to various artists (on both the production and performance ends), you can’t quite approach it the same way you would any standard BTS album, which places it in a somewhat unique position relative to their body of work. Its built-in structure makes it a bit of an unsteady venture for active listening, but for its purposes of advancing a greater and more general BTS story, it does what it sets out to do and even offers some surprises as it’s doing it. (Buy: Tickets to Upcoming BTS Shows) The Good: The very structure of the soundtrack album leads to some built-in division, but the band leans into it. The first track and the only […]

Jamila Woods channels her inner Harry Potter in new “Baldwin” video: Watch

Chicago R&B artist Jamila Woods is back with a new music video for “Baldwin”. The song comes from her recent album, LEGACY! LEGACY!, which was released last month. The fantastical clip sees her create the wizarding world of Harry Potter for the black youth community in Chicago. “To outsiders, the school appears to be abandoned — one of the 50 public schools closed under Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s watch in 2013,” explained Woods in a press release. “However, for Black people in the neighborhood this space is a gem, an oasis of Black learning and radical education for young people. We shot part of the film documentary-style, to include young people’s perspectives on what they would want their dream school to be like.” Hence why the music video for “Baldwin” turns into a Hogwarts haven. In the video, directed by Vincent Martell, kids run their shopping carts into the side of a Chicago school and find themselves on the other side. There, they’re surrounded by magnificent feasts, hair care classes, magic education courses, and more. Part way through, kids give testimonies about the type of education they wish they could receive in real public schools. It’s the visual embodiment of one […]

Album Review: Titus Andronicus Hold Nothing Back on the Relentless An Obelisk

The Lowdown: New Jersey punk outfit Titus Andronicus catapulted to greater heights in the indie circuit following the release of 2010’s The Monitor, an album that received unanimous praise and made the “End of Year” lists of publications such as this one. The success of this LP, however, was as much a curse as it was a blessing. Every subsequent full-length, from 2012’s Local Business to last year’s A Productive Cough, failed to meet the lofty expectations that have been set by what many consider the band’s crowning achievement. This is not for lack of merit. Titus Andronicus have maintained an impressive batting average with each release and, as evidenced by their 2015 rock opera, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, have been far from creatively stagnant. Still, their heartland rock-infused punk style has been one of their core-defining characteristics, and with the production chops of Hüsker Dü co-founder Bob Mould, they tread that familiar ground on their sixth studio effort, An Obelisk. (Buy: Tickets to Upcoming Titus Andronicus Shows) The Good: While Titus Andronicus have been able to achieve grandiosity without the bombastic self-importance that lesser artists would gravitate towards, An Obelisk is easily their most digestible and contained album yet. […]

Charli XCX announces star-studded new album, plus massive tour

Charli XCX has announced her first album in five years. The almost self-titled Charli arrives September 13th through Atlantic Records and will be supported with an expansive tour. The futuristic pop star’s third full-length to date brings together a who’s who of prominent guests. Among them: Lizzo, Troye Sivan, HAIM, Big Freedia, Christine and the Queens, and Sky Ferreira. There are also collaborations with rapper CupcakKe, rising electro-pop artist Clairo, German pop singer Kim Petras, and Brooklyn producer Yaeji. (Read: The Most Anticipated Pop Albums of 2019) Of the 15 tracks on the Sucker follow-up, we’ve already heard “1999” featuring Sivan — one of our favorites of 2018 — and the Christine and Queens-assisted “Gone”. Additionally, the new album includes the previously released joint track with Lizzo, “Blame It on Your Love”. The single’s video, directed by Bradley & Pablo, is also expected to arrive today. According to a statement, Charli XCX worked with AR makeup artist Ines Alpha on the record’s artwork. The goal of the piece is to “dismantle classic beauty ideals.” Charli XCX recently teamed with BTS on “Dream Glow”. Charli Artwork: Charli Tracklist:01. Next Level Charli02. Gone feat. Christine and the Queens03. Cross You Out (feat. […]

Whitney announce new album, Forever Turned Around, share “Giving Up”: Stream

Whitney have announced their sophomore record, Forever Turned Around. The follow-up to their breakout debut, 2016’s Light Upon the Lake, is set for a August 30th release via Secretly Canadian. Featuring co-production from Brad Cook (Bon Iver) and Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado (Weyes Blood, Father John Misty), Forever Turned Around was largely recorded in Chicago. Whitney’s main duo, vocalist/drummer Julien Ehrlich and guitarist Max Kakecek, joined returning rhythm guitarist Ziyad Asrar in his basement studio for the sessions. Local artists including Lia Kohl and OHMME’s Macie Stewart also contributed to the album. (Read: Five Rising Chicago Acts You Need to Hear) A press release describes the album as being about all forms of partnership, with an emphasized focus on “the bonds between two best friends and creative partners and the joy and stress that comes with it.” While on the surface new single “Giving Up” sounds like a track about a slowly disintegrating romance, it could just as easily be interpreted as an ode to bandmates leaning on one another for support. “Though we started losing touch/ I’ve been hanging on because/ You’re the only one I love/ Even when you’re giving up,” go the lyrics. Take a listen to the new track below. [embedded […]

Zac Efron: Metallica’s James Hetfield “crushed” his role as a cop in Ted Bundy movie

James Hetfield in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, via Brian Douglas (COTA Films) The new movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile premieres on Netflix and in select movie theaters this Friday (May 3rd), and actor Zac Efron, who stars as serial killer Ted Bundy, has nothing but praise for Metallica frontman James Hetfield’s role in the film. Hetfield plays Officer Bob Hayward, the highway patrolman who arrested Bundy in 1975. While it may be his first dramatic acting role, Hetfield had previous experience working with the film’s director, Joe Berliner, who co-directed the infamous Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster. Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Efron was asked by the late-night host about working with the Metallica legend, and the actor immediately applauded at hearing Kimmel utter Hetfield’s name. “He comes on the set, and it’s one of the more pivotal moments,” began Efron. “It’s the moment that Ted actually got caught for the first time — he ran a stop sign. And James Hetfield plays the policeman that picks him up.” Efron continued, “And James Hetfield, to his credit, and absolutely nailed the part, he just crushed it. It’s like he’s been acting his own life. […]