NPR: Listen to Gossamer in its entirety. Quick review: less falsetto + more serious lyric topics = not quite Manners.
Stereogum: Highlights from Pitchfork Music Festival, including sets from A$AP Rocky and Purity Ring.
Slate: How Usher became a pop music mainstay (Hint: he took his shirt off alot).
Stoney Roads: Skrillex to contribute new music for Wreck It Ralph, the video game movie (and a match made in heaven).
CoS: Mumford & Sons announce new album, due out in September.
SPIN: Kendrick Lamar’s newest track, “Swimming Pools (Drank),” oozes with potential.
Et Musique: Check out Niia’s chilling cover of Jai Paul’s “BTSTU.”