Pixies: Indie Cindy

The Weeknd preview, Pixies' surprise EP, the "Rappin Duke" and more in the songs we tweeted this week

Perhaps a nod to the years during their reign, the video for Pixies’ “Indie Cindy”—a preview track from their surprising forthcoming EP—is bound by a VHS aesthetic. While the legendary Boston-based band is now sadly operating sans bassist and vocalist Kim Deal (also of Breeders fame), all the sounds that made fans fall in love nearly two decades ago are still there, and Francis Black’s …

The Weeknd: Kiss Land

The Weeknd preview, Pixies' surprise EP, the "Rappin Duke" and more in the songs we tweeted this week

NPR gave the internet a first crack at The Weeknd’s upcoming album Kiss Land this week, which they describe as Abel Tesfaye’s “manifesto against seeking fame and living your dreams.” Since dropping the mixtape House of Balloons in 2010, the unique crooning Canadian singer has received much critical acclaim—even a comparison to the indelible Michael Jackson. Deeply introspective, emotional and beautifully composed, Kiss Land shows …

Shawn Brown: Rappin’ Duke

The Weeknd preview, Pixies' surprise EP, the "Rappin Duke" and more in the songs we tweeted this week

Kool Keith, the self-proclaimed inventor of horrorcore, offered up this week’s #Private Jam and the legendary and slightly insane hip-hop artist did not disappoint, choosing the obscure 1983 track “Rappin’ Duke” (a cultural parody of the times hinting at everyone from John Wayne to Ronald Reagan). Explains Keith, “I think I secretly liked Shawn Brown’s ‘Rappin Duke‘ song. I thought I hated it but found …