“I can’t even tell y’all what’s real/ I got an iTouch, but I can’t feel.”—Just one the many groan-worthy, technophobic lines from Jay-Z’s newly unearthed collaborative track with Daft Punk, "Computerized".
“I think that for young sad girls on the internet to hear another sad girl their own age being really productive and making songs is a positive influence. Instead of just being depressed, do something with that depression. I hope people hear my songs and realize that writing music is kind of easy. Or that taking your sadness and turning it into a beautiful song is worthwhile.”—Prodigious 19-year-old singer/songwriter Greta Kline—aka Frankie Cosmos—is our latest Rising act. Read Jenn Pelly’s interview.
“Most of my company is run by women. There’s a certain sensitivity to what I want to express and how I want to express it, so that’s what I want around me. I’m not saying it’s doomed or impossible to work with men [in my business], but it’s not what I prefer.”—The inimitable Pharrell Williams talks to Carrie Battan about his new solo record G I R L, the alleged sexism of “Blurred Lines”, and the prospects of a new Clipse album in our latest Update interview.
“Kids these days, they’re all goth—or into house music. I don’t even know what you’d call the kind of music that kids are into. When I was younger, guitar music was still the thing and had been forever, so I’m happy when people say that we’re the band that still plays guitar music.”—Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney in Larry Fitzmaurice's new feature on the band, "Suburban Dreams".
Andy Betabreaks down the best disco edits and remixes from Norwegian producer Todd Terje—including this gloriously endless take on Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It”—in the latest edition of our Starter feature.