Exclusive: Hear the new single from Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson

Though he’s perhaps best known as the frontman for “Closing Time” group Semisonic, Dan Wilson is, indeed, a jack of many other musical trades. The Minnesota-born artist has written songs like “Someone Like You” with Adele, produced tracks for Pink and Phantogram, and even produced visual representations of his songs…

Chance The Rapper's pizza slasher hits theaters this Monday for one night only

Our stomachs have been rumbling since we first heard tell of A24's Slice, the campy, pizza-laden slasher starring Chance the Rapper as a werewolf. Now, after the film’s previously announced 2017 premiere blew by like a bleary-eyed delivery driver, Austin Vesely’s horror comedy will debut this coming Monday, September…

Let Gomez take you back to the late '90s with this unreleased cut from Bring It On

Earlier this year, UK blues-rock act Gomez announced that it would be reissuing Bring It On, the band’s Mercury Music Prize-winning record first released in 1998. That reissue, due out April 20, will come as both a double LP set and a 4-CD extravaganza, complete with 35 previously unreleased tracks, including 25 demos…

Sam Sparro explores his inner Sade with “In Your Heaven”

With his new EP, Quantum Physical 2, out next Friday, it’s high time for a new Sam Sparro track. “In Your Heaven” is the latest single from the record and is streaming exclusively on The A.V. Club. A New Jack Swing style R&B cut, “In Your Heaven” finds Sparro waxing rhapsodic about his quest for an ecstatic new lover.…

Mike Krol shines a light on his rock and roll lifestyle with the video for “La La La”

With a new record, Turkey, out on Merge, it’s high time for a new music video from Mike Krol. The A.V. Club is premiering the new clip for “La La La,” which Krol says is meant to give viewers “a sense of what it was like to be in a dicey part of Sacramento, circa March 2014, trying to make a whole record in four days.”…

Comedy Central introduces Trevor Noah in new Daily Show teaser

Comedy Central has just released its first teaser for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah with the tagline “Same chair, different ass.” Set to Kanye West’s “Power,” we see the new host crack his knuckles (fingers?) and button his jacket before sauntering over to the stage where his new ass meets Jon Stewart’s old anchor…

Chicago band Royale premieres a galactic sci-fi battle for “Robots II”

Chicago “yacht-metal” rockers Royale bring what is the band’s best music video yet to the table. After linking up with a CGI animation studio out of Seville, Spain—through a mutual love for Mastodon—Blow Studios has provided amazing visuals for the band’s final audio product. The video lends itself to the single’s…

Get in a “Bohemian Groove” with Nick Diamonds of The Unicorns, Islands

Fans of Islands and The Unicorns hopefully know the music of Nick Diamonds, the singer-songwriter who fronted both lo-fi acts, among others, before composing much of the music for Serial. Diamonds—né Thorburn—has been a part of a number of bands, but this spring he’ll release a new solo album, City Of Quartz, via his…

Stream to the new single from Jaill’s new album, Brain Cream

Freshly re-signed to its very first label, Burger Records, Milwaukee’s own Jaill has a new record on the way. Brain Cream is due out June 30, and The A.V. Club has the premiere of the very first single, “Got An F.” An academic-fueled power pop jam, “Got An F” draws from some vintage Of Montreal vibes on its quest for…

To Johnny Cash’s dismay, this outlaw country album was shelved for 40 years

With the Country Music Hall Of Fame’s new exhibit honoring Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and the Nashville session musicians that helped make the outlaw country movement so successful, it’s as good a time as any to talk about The Kingston Springs Suite. Recorded in 1972 by Vince Matthews and Jim Casey, the Suite is part…

Surfer Blood belatedly ring in the New Year with a new video, tour dates

With a new album, 1000 Palms, on the horizon, it’s time for a new video from Surfer Blood. Below, The A.V. Club is premiering the clip for “I Can’t Explain,” a color-splashed and slightly wiggly romp with a cast of what appears to be hundreds. As the group’s John Paul Pitts told us, the clip—which is about the events…