St. Vincent, Beck (finally), Wu-Tang, and more albums to expect this October

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

YouTube changes filter policy after Tegan And Sara, other LGBT artists say it censored them

Earlier this week, Pitchfork reported that YouTube’s Restricted Mode—which is used to filter content deemed inappropriate for someone under 18—was blocking LGBT content for seemingly no other reason than that it was LGBT-created or -themed. Indie pop duo Tegan And Sara said their videos were blocked whenever…

Tegan and Sara make a point in a new, Clea DuVall-directed video

The latest Tegan and Sara video for their song “BWU” answers the question, who wouldn’t accept a proposal of any kind from Sara Quin? It turns out there are a lot of jerks out there who don’t want to spend the rest of their lives with her just because she doesn’t “need a white wedding.” Don’t worry, though, there’s a…

From Paul Simon to Tegan And Sara, here’s what’s coming to record stores and streaming services in June

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to reviews sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

This mesmerizing dog-based Instagram inspired Tegan and Sara’s new video

Indie pop twins Tegan And Sara released a new video last week, in advance of their upcoming album, Love You To Death. Instagram fans (or, as they’re popularly known, “Instagrammas”) might already recognize the setting for “100x,” which features little more than brave, beautifully coiffed puppies staring into a blowing…

The Flaming Lips enlist Miley Cyrus, Maynard James Keenan for Beatles covers album

News and details about The Flaming Lips’ collab-heavy redo of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band have been floating around for a while, but now the world finally has a track list, thus revealing exactly which acts have chosen to hop on board the Lips’ psychedelic crazy train. A lot of the contributors—like Lips pal…

What’s your favorite song of the year so far?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…