Grateful Dead: Standing on the Moon

Grateful Dead's "Standing On The Moon," Moderat's "Bad Kingdom," The xx remixed and more in our weekly review of music

To celebrate Independence Day we dug deep into the archives of one of our favorite American bands, the Grateful Dead. This rare clip from 1992 features frontman Jerry Garcia reflecting on America’s place in the world at the now-defunct John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia. Garcia sings of the view of Earth from the moon—lonely but beautiful—as he gazes upon the glory and anguish of …

The xx: Tides (Dixon Remix)

Grateful Dead's "Standing On The Moon," Moderat's "Bad Kingdom," The xx remixed and more in our weekly review of music

London-based label Young Turks commissioned artists from their favorite label du jour, Berlin’s Innervisions, to remix three tracks from The xx’s last full-length release, Coexist. Berlin-based DJ Dixon re-imagines “Tides” as an uptempo club track without losing any of the the original’s dark beauty. A pulsating beat persists throughout, while The xx’s signature guitar riffs carry it through the breaks. In addition to a mesmerizing …

Bikini Kill: Rebel Girl

Bikini Kill, a new release from M.I.A., a playlist for pride and more in our recap of music we tweeted this week

The London-via-Sri Lanka female rapper is back with a high energy, club-ready new single and video with “Bring The Noize” in anticipation of her upcoming fourth album Matangi. Calling on longtime collaborator Switch and newcomer Surkin for beats, M.I.A.’s new track sounds like a culmination of her best efforts throughout her career with a contemporary UK house vibe. M.I.A.’s lyrics and visuals are no less …