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The Lonely Island Bring Comedy to Artist of the Week

This week, self-described “frappers” The Lonely Island release their second album of what can best be described as “comedy-rap”. Akiva, Jorma, and Andy have produced an album as crass, taboo, and hilarious as you might imagine- featuring songs like “Diaper Money”, “Spring Break Anthem”, “YOLO”- which was featured as a digital short on SNL, and […]

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Queens of the Stone Age – Slacker’s Artist of the Week.

At this point, Queens of the Stone Age is a project of Josh Homme and friends. From his stoner-rock beginnings in California’s Mojave Desert to his current status as a swaggering rock icon and sought-after guest star on numerous other projects, the Queens remain his most consistent outlet and output. This week, Queens of the Stone […]

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Artist of the Week Demi Lovato Grows Up

Demi Lovato is one of those artists that is frequently referred to as an “old soul”. From her beginnings as a Disney princess, her public battles with an eating disorder, her recovery–and now with the release of her new album “Demi”—her redemption. At only 20 years old, she has made a remarkably candid, emotional, and […]

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Michael Jackson is Slacker’s Artist of the Week

It was 30 years ago that a 26-year old Michael Jackson surprised and delighted the world when he first publicly performed his” Moonwalk” dance move on the Motown 25 anniversary television special. At the time, “Thriller” was his latest record, and it was on the way to becoming the all-time classic that we know it […]

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Vampire Weekend is Slacker’s Artist of the Week.

Vampire Weekend have been the subject of so much hype and critical attention- both positive and negative- that it’s hard to believe that their new album “Modern Vampires of the City” is only their 3rd effort. While they will always be the poster boys for a culture of Wes Anderson films and prep-school kids discovering afro-pop […]

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New Artist of the Week: Snoop Lion is “Reincarnated”

Snoop Lion is Slacker’s new Artist of the Week. Last summer, Snoop Dogg took a trip to Jamaica with Diplo, where he says he was given the name Snoop Lion by a Rastafarian priest. He released a documentary this year about his experience, spiritual awakening, and name change. And this week, he released his new […]

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