Lana Del Rey: BBM Baby

With each passing day it becomes clearer just how many people loved BlackBerry Messenger. Included in that list happens to be Lana Del Rey, and a recent leak of her 2011 demo “BBM Baby” makes clear the ease and joy of sexting through the service. The track, produced by Penguin Prison, is definitely a sign of the times during which it was made. But that …

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A weirdly hypnotic Vine compilation music video, St Vincent's Golden Girls dirge, AG Cook uplifts us all and more new tracks

AG Cook: Superstar PC Music fans have been waiting for the official version of “Superstar” to release since RBMA Festival New York last May, when subversive pop producer AG Cook performed it live—on a grand piano. Originally written as a top-line pitch (aka melody and lyrics) for Zedd, the uplifting song veers away from maximal, over-dramatic EDM and surprisingly reveals an unusually intimate AG Cook. …

Sufjan Stevens: Chicago (Demo)

More than a decade after the release of Illinois, an album that would embed the name Sufjan Stevens into the brains of indie music fans, the multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter has revealed an official demo version of “Chicago,” the LP’s most successful track. More than a throwback to a wildly popular song that came to represent the early 2000s for some, the demo offers insight into Stevens’ …