summer 2020

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 +2 Forever Altered the Course of Gaming and Music

Revisiting THPS 1 + 2 at the end of the summer when the remake arrives will serve valuable nostalgia to gamers, skaters, and music nerds.
summer 2020

Tame Impala Made the Perfect Summer Album. Then Summer Got Canceled.

How the famed one-man band is handling these months of isolation.
influences

Björk, Hairspray, and 6 More Things That Influenced Perfume Genius’ New Album

“I could feel it when I was a kid and watching Hairspray: This makes sense to me.”
  1. health
    Queen’s Brian May Says He ‘Could Have Died’ After Suffering Heart AttackThis guy cannot catch a break.
  2. music
    SZA Crowdsources A New Project: All of Her Previously Unreleased Songs“So like a music dump .. similar to a photo dump but not an album .. this concept make sense to anyone?”
  3. stan culture
    Eminem Gives a Gift to His ‘Stans,’ Tweets Out Phone NumberWill the real Slim Shady text you back?
  4. extremely online
    One, True Agent of Chaos Azealia Banks Finally Speaks, Criticizes Nicki Minaj“I’m just very disappointed in you.”
  5. timelines
    A Timeline of Lady Gaga’s Messy Chromatica Rollout, From Pregnancy to Birth“Rumors I’m pregnant? Yeah, I’m pregnant with #LG6.”
  6. controversies
    Doja Cat Issues Statement Addressing Allegations of Racism“I shouldn’t have been on some of those chat room sites, but I personally have never been involved in any racist conversations.”
  7. at-home concerts
    The Yeah Yeah Yeahs! Live From Karen O’s Closet!If you own a fog machine, the world is your sold-out venue.
  8. spoken word
    Lana Del Rey Drops Her New Spoken-Word Piece ‘Patent Leather Do-Over’As always, shout out to Sylvia Plath.
  9. coronavirus
    All the Live Events, Movie Releases, and Productions Affected by the CoronavirusA long list of broken dreams.
  10. extremely online
    Lana Del Rey Defends Controversial Post, Is a Harbinger of ‘New Wave’ Feminism“Making it about race says so much more about you than it does about me.”
  11. quarantuning
    Watch These Livestreamed Concerts During Your Social DistancingDJ D-Nice, Miley Cyrus, Ben Gibbard, and a lot of Diplo.
  12. song review
    Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s ‘Rain on Me’ Is a Win for EveryoneThis song will be huge not just because it’s Gaga in peak dance-pop form with chart assassin Ariana Grande in tow.
  13. notes on a quintessential song
    ‘Nothing Revealed / Everything Denied’ Is The 1975 Summed Up in One SongMatty Healy was bound to rap at some point.
  14. summer 2020
    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 +2 Forever Altered the Course of Gaming and MusicRevisiting THPS 1 + 2 at the end of the summer when the remake arrives will serve valuable nostalgia to gamers, skaters, and music nerds.
  15. right click
    Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande Rain Down Excellence in ‘Rain on Me’ VideoWe were lost in the desert, but now there’s rain.
  16. radio vulture
    Country Music Was Designed for a Bad Year Like ThisLucinda Williams, the Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell, and Steve Earle have each released albums that speak to the stress of being alive right now.
  17. last night on late night
    Haim Debut New Song ‘Don’t Wanna’ From Separate Homes on The Late Late ShowAnd Este is losing it in quarantine.
  18. mixtapes
    Suga From BTS Drops a New Mixtape As His Alter Ego, Agust DAnd a killer music video for the track “Daechwita.”
  19. schoolin' life
    Congratulate New High-School Graduate Quavo by Listening to His Song ‘Need It’He took graduation photos and everything.
  20. my single is dropping
    Let Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s Collab ‘Rain on Me’ Wash Over YouMaybe the first element of the Chromatica rollout to not be cursed in some way.
  21. extremely online
    Please Do Not Show These Memes to Lana Del ReyLizzy Grant would not find these funny, but you will.
  22. quar goss
    Lana Del Rey Announces New Album by Starting a Stan WarLizzie with the good hair has responded to her haters, bro.
  23. you deserve this
    Carly Rae Jepsen Releases Dedicated Side B for Your Living-Room Dancing Pleasure“I hope it makes it yah dance your pants off!” she wrote.
  24. my remix is dropping
    The Weeknd and Doja Cat Team Up for ‘In Your Eyes’ RemixA chart-topper helps out an aspiring comedy writer.
  25. right click
    Look Who’s Starring in Machine Gun Kelly’s New Music VideoMegan Fox is his “Bloody Valentine.”
  26. quarantine hobbies
    Jason Derulo’s TikTok Presence Has Gotten Out of ControlIt takes time, effort, and talent to be this corny.
  27. last night on late night
    Gorillaz, Both Animated and Not, Perform Together for the First TimeThe two sang “Aries” from their separate homes.
  28. summer 2020
    Tame Impala Made the Perfect Summer Album. Then Summer Got Canceled.How the famed one-man band is handling these months of isolation.
  29. l to the og
    Kendall’s Succession Rap Finally Got an Official ReleaseJeremy Strong and Nicholas Britell (a.k.a. DJ Squiggle) talk us through the collab.
  30. bless the lorde
    Lorde Is Back and She Has UpdatesHer new music is “so fucking good.”
  31. worth it?
    Here’s What Happened at Arkansas’s Socially Distanced ConcertIncluding temperature checks, bathroom capacities, and an Audioslave cover.
  32. respect the classics
    David Gilmour Kicked Roger Waters Out of Pink Floyd’s WebsiteAnd now they’re feuding.
  33. chart wars
    Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s Billboard No. 1 Sparks Tekashi 6ix9ine FeudAri to Tekashi: “I ask u to take a moment to humble yourself.”
  34. soundtracks
    Will Ferrell Takes His (Key)Board to the Fjord In Eurovision ‘Volcano Man’ VideoGet ready for your heart to melt, then immediately refreeze. It is Iceland, after all.
  35. bliss
    Come Get Your ‘Watermelon Sugar’ GIFs, ThirstiesBeaches! Touching! Outside!
  36. it's so... metaphorical
    Why Is Brian Austin Green Posting About Butterflies on Instagram?And how are he and Megan Fox doing?
  37. music videos
    Harry Styles’s ‘Watermelon Sugar’ Video Is the Wet, Hot Summer We Deserved“Just wanna taste it …”
  38. diplomacy
    Bruce Springsteen, Dropkick Murphys to Unite East Coast With Livestream ConcertComing to you from Fenway Park.
  39. roll clip!
    Try Not to Tear Up As Dolly Parton Serenades You RemotelyAs part of an online Covenant House fundraiser.
  40. stupid leaks
    Lady Gaga’s Legal Docs Have Leaked As Part of a Celebrity Law Firm HackThe hackers also claim to have material related to Trump.
  41. at the drive-in (concert)
    Quarantine’s Hottest Secret Show Is Keith Urban’s Drive-in ConcertSomewhere in your car.
  42. influences
    Björk, Hairspray, and 6 More Things That Influenced Perfume Genius’ New Album“I could feel it when I was a kid and watching Hairspray: This makes sense to me.”
  43. quar amor
    Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas Continue to Be That CoupleWho invited them to the new Residente music video?
  44. my singles are dropping
    The Jonas Brothers Overachieve and Drop Two New SongsCall it bonus Jonas.
  45. a long talk
    El-P Has Made Peace With His PastThe rapper and producer on bringing his Def Jux solo classics to streaming for the first time.
  46. the videodome
    Watch a Pregnant Katy Perry Frolic in a Field of ‘Daisies’ in New Music VideoShe also poses nude by a babbling brook.
  47. new music
    Future Has Given Birth to His Eighth … Studio Album, High Off LifeHe can’t stop creating … music.
  48. my album is dropping
    Charli XCX’s Quarantine Album, how i’m feeling now, Has DroppedXCX + DIY = OMG.
  49. no music
    Bad Bunny’s ‘Safaera’ Has Been Taken Off Spotify and the Stans Are PissedThe stans are revolting.
  50. the party don't stop
    Kesha, the Original TiK ToK Star, Re-creates Single Cover on TikTokDon’t stop, make it pop.
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