Ray Davies Knighted For Services to the Arts

The Kinks’ Ray Davies has been awarded knighthood, officially making him Sir Raymond Douglas Davies. The 72-year-old was knighted during a ceremony by Prince Charles earlier today, which he called “quite moving with the music and the theatrics,” the Telegraph reports. He was initially awarded the CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order...

Alt-J Announce New Album Relaxer, Share New Song “3WW”: Listen

Alt-J have announced a new album called Relaxer, which is out June 9 via Canvasback Music. Relaxer is the follow-up to the band’s 2014 album, This Is All Yours. The announcement is accompanied by a new track called “3WW.” Check it out below. Their third album follows a string of successes surrounding their previous releases. Their...

Watch Elza Soares’ New “Mulher do Fim do Mundo” Video

Elza Soares has shared a new video for the title track of her album, A Mulher do Fim do Mundo (The Woman at the End of the World). This is the first visual from the album since its release last summer. Directed by Paula Gaitán, the clip features a mournful Soares and samba dancers draped in neon light; watch below. The legendary Brazilian...

Father John Misty Performs “Pure Comedy” on “SNL”: Watch

Father John Misty was the musical guest on last night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live,” which was hosted by Octavia Spencer. In addition to performing his new single “Total Entertainment Forever,” he played the title track off Pure Comedy. Watch that performance below. Pure Comedy arrives April 7 via Sub Pop/Bella Union...