El- and Killer Mike’s keep-it-real hip-hip collaboration Run the Jewels recently hit its Kickstarter goal of $40,000, making the bonkers idea of "Meow the Jewels" -- their new album remixed entirely via cat noises -- a reality. In that spirit, El-P headed down to Brooklyn’s Bark Animal Shelter to audition some real cats for spots on the album.
Gwen Stefani is back with a new single, “Baby Don’t Lie,” that updates the elastic pop sound of her first two solo albums. After being previewed on last night’s episode of The Voice, the official music video for “Baby Don’t Lie” has arrived, with a whole lot of funky shapes and loud colors.
In the 10 months that have followed, artists like U2, Thom Yorke, Skrillex and Kid Cudi have attempted to duplicate the thrill of an out-of-nowhere album release in various forms and fashions. Taylor Swift, who releases 1989 next week, has not. That is not Taylor Swift’s style.