1. Susanne Sundfør, 'White Foxes' (Big Black Delta mix): First Listen

    June 25, 2013 12:26 PM EDT The eerie-voiced M83 collaborator gets a droning makeover. Susanne Sundfør is an uneasy artist. Her latest album “The Silicone Veil” is leftfield pop, a thrilling effort that has hit No. 1 in her native Norway. It’s icy, gothic, and strange, with moments of intentional dissonance. Her…

  2. Vampire Weekend Rocks 'Diane Young,' 'Unbelievers' as Kristen Wiig Returns to 'SNL'

    May 12, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Kristen Wiig's return to the "Saturday Night Live" stage may have stolen a bit of the band's thunder, but Vampire Weekend came out swinging last night (May 11) on the newest episode of "SNL" Fresh off the release of "Modern Vampires of the City," the…

  3. Pop Shop Picks: Vampire Weekend, Little Mix, Florrie & More

    April 05, 2013 5:16 PM EDT Each Friday, Pop Shop will showcase a handful of tracks that have been burning up its speakers over the past week. These can include a brand-new song or a track that's been simmering for a minute; the only rule is that it's worth space in the Pop Shop! VAMPIRE WEEKEND "Diane…

  4. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  5. Gotye Creates 'Somebody That I Used to Know' YouTube Mashup

    August 15, 2012 10:10 AM EDT This is Gotye's answer to all of those Jedi masters, disillusioned Obama voters and aspiring musicians who have taken a stab at "Somebody That I Used to Know." The Belgian-born Australian musician painstakingly remixed dozens of covers of his most popular song into "…

  6. Battles, "Gloss Drop"

    June 17, 2011 10:00 AM EDT This well-pedigreed avant-rock outfit-featuring former members of Helmet, Lynx and Don Caballero-lost an important leavening agent last year when frontman Tyondai Braxton quit the group to pursue his solo work.Although the lack of Braxton's pitch-shifted vocal antics creates an…

  7. 'Third' Time's A Charm

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sandwiched in the fertile years that separated grunge from the Spice Girls was Portishead, a band that didn't change, start or inspire much of anything. Sandwiched in the fertile years that separated grunge from the Spice Girls was Portishead, a band that didn't change, start or…

  8. Bill Frisell Quintet / April 19, 2006 / New York (Village Vanguard)

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT When the Bill Frisell Quintet sauntered onto the hallowed stage of New York City's Village Vanguard and tuned up, their throat-clearing squeaks and strums oozed slowly into music without a pause to de When the Bill Frisell Quintet sauntered onto the hallowed stage of New York City's…

  9. King Crimson Slates March Album Release

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Legendary rock outfit King Crimson has set March 4 as the release date for its latest studio album, "The Power To Believe." The follow-up to the 2000 "ConstruKtion of Light" (Virgin), the album will b Legendary rock outfit King Crimson has set March 4 as the release date…

  10. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, Who/Vedder, Motortrax, T. Hip

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, Who/Vedder, Motortrax, T. Hip The 15th Farm Aid benefit concert is set for Sept. 21 at the Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa., just outside of Pittsburgh. The lineup will include Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young, plus new board member…