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Noisey Debuts First Episode of “Hot Sugar’s Cold World,” featuring Jim Jarmusch, Kool A.D., and more…

Today, Noisey is excited to debut the first part of Hot Sugar’s Cold World, a new documentary on visionary producer Nick Koenig, aka Hot Sugar. In the first episode, Noisey follows Nick as he ventures out into the city and records the sounds around him, posing the question, “why do we need instruments anymore?”

On his adventure, Hot Sugar surreptitiously samples a $90,000 grand piano while posing as an interested buyer, records legendary filmmaker and musician Jim Jarmusch, and raps with Kool A.D. (formerly of Das Racist).

From executive producers David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, and Jody Hill, Hot Sugar’s Cold World follows Nick Koenig as he creates one-of-a-kind music made entirely out of sounds from the world around him. In upcoming episodes, Hot Sugar embarks on an existentialist journey to Paris to hunt for increasingly unique and exotic sounds, buys illegal fireworks with Silicon Valley’s Martin Starr, visits Heems’ family home, and even links up with none other than Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

ABOUT NOISEY
VICE started Noisey back in 2011, criss-crossing the globe documenting the year in music from heavy-hitters to tiny garage bands who usually play for their girlfriends and moms. Since then, it has grown into one of the most unique and successful video-driven music sites on the planet. In 2012, Noisey teamed with YouTube as a premium content provider, and built out a series of shows that take a completely fresh take on the world of music. As an editorial resource, Noisey.com reaches millions of people a month, and has become a go-to source for weird music news, artist-sourced content, and VICE’s signature offbeat coverage. Noisey throws parties and shows worldwide, hosts innovative online listening parties for new records, and produces videos for the best artists in the world, like MIA, Die Antwoord, A$AP Rocky, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Noisey is more than just a music site—music is the lens with which we explore youth culture all over the world.

Keith Richards Trades Stories and Licks with Noisey in New Episode of “Guitar Moves”

NEW YORK, NY (October 22, 2015) – Today, Noisey is excited the unveil the season premiere of Guitar Moves, featuring none other than rock ‘n’ roll royalty, Keith Richards. Hosted by Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Zwan), the two dive deep into the art of playing guitar, trading riffs and the stories that come with them.

The two cover the 71-year-old’s expansive career, going all the way back to the first song Keith learned from his grandfather (“Malagueña,” as it turns out). Keith describes the endless hours he spent learning to play as a teen, “I would spend all practicing. I should’ve been trying to get laid, but I was playing guitar,” as Keith eloquently puts it.

Keith also looks back on his own personal guitar heroes, figures like like Jimmy Reed and Ry Cooder who Richards learned from and emulated. He even recounts teaching Ike Turner how to play in his famous five-string, Open G style — showing Matt Sweeny how it’s done in the process.

Guitar Moves, hosted by Matt Sweeney, is Noisey’s show where the viewer gets an opportunity to sit in on a private, interesting, and hilarious conversation about guitars, music, life, and craft. Previous episodes have featured figures like James Williamson of the Stooges and St. Vincent. Later this season, Noisey will sit down with everyone from Lemmy from Mötorhead to the Geto Boys’ Scarface.

ABOUT NOISEY
VICE started Noisey back in 2011, criss-crossing the globe documenting the year in music from heavy-hitters to tiny garage bands who usually play for their girlfriends and moms. Since then, it has grown into one of the most unique and successful video-driven music sites on the planet. In 2012, Noisey teamed with YouTube as a premium content provider, and built out a series of shows that take a completely fresh take on the world of music. As an editorial resource, Noisey.com reaches millions of people a month, and has become a go-to source for weird music news, artist-sourced content, and VICE’s signature offbeat coverage. Noisey throws parties and shows worldwide, hosts innovative online listening parties for new records, and produces videos for the best artists in the world, like MIA, Die Antwoord, A$AP Rocky, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Noisey is more than just a music site—music is the lens with which we explore youth culture all over the world.

Robert Christgau Brings His Long-Running “Expert Witness” Column to Noisey

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NEW YORK, NY (August 14, 2015) – Today, Noisey is excited to announce that the one-and-only Robert Christgau has signed on to be a weekly columnist for Noisey, VICE’s music and culture site. The self-proclaimed “Dean of American Rock Critics” will be continuing his long-running Expert Witness column on the site, reviewing notable albums for the site every Friday.

His reviews have long been the gold standard for American music criticism, inspiring countless writers and critics to follow in his footsteps. Since starting as a columnist for Esquire in 1967, Chrstgau has written over 14,000 reviews and listened to thousands of hours of music.

His reviews have occasionally earned him the ire of his subjects; Lou Reed famously slandered him on stage after a bad review, and Sonic Youth once wrote a song about killing him. Writing in his column for Noisey, Christgau says, “It’s only my opinion, but it’s an exceptionally well informed and, I hope, pungent and idea-filled opinion.”

Read Robert Christgau’s first column for Noisey, including his thoughts on Miguel, Sam Smith, and more here: noisey.vice.com/blog/expert-witness-with-robert-christgau-1

“We’re extremely honored to be the new home for Expert Witness,” says Managing Editor Eric Sunderman. “Noisey is a publication that prides itself on taking risks by tackling the strange corners of the music world, and Christgau’s addition is just another way we’ll continue doing that. I just hope Thurston Moore doesn’t subtweet us.”

Christgau’s column first appeared in The Village Voice in 1969, originally appearing as The Consumer Guide. In 2010 Christgau brought his column to MSN where he renamed it “Expert Witness,” and until recently the column found its home at Cuepoint/Medium.

Look forward to new installments of “Expert Witness,” every Friday only on Noisey.

ABOUT NOISEY
VICE started Noisey back in 2011, criss-crossing the globe documenting the year in music from heavy-hitters to tiny garage bands who usually play for their girlfriends and moms. Since then, it has grown into one of the most unique and successful video-driven music sites on the planet. In 2012, Noisey teamed with YouTube as a premium content provider, and built out a series of shows that take a completely fresh take on the world of music. As an editorial resource, Noisey.com reaches millions of people a month, and has become a go-to source for weird music news, artist-sourced content, and VICE’s signature offbeat coverage. Noisey throws parties and shows worldwide, hosts innovative online listening parties for new records, and produces videos for the best artists in the world, like MIA, Die Antwoord, A$AP Rocky, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Noisey is more than just a music site—music is the lens with which we explore youth culture all over the world.

Gunplay Takes Noisey on a Tour of His Miami Neighborhood in New Episode of Noisey Raps

NEW YORK, NY (August 11, 2015) – Today, Noisey Raps returns for their latest episode, this time profiling the one-and-only Gunplay. With a relentless style and realist portrayal of Miami’s streets, Gunplay has become a one of the breakout success stories from the city. And despite enjoying great success as a part of Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, Gunplay remains a loyal and inspirational figure to the Carol City streets from which he came.

In today’s episode of Noisey Raps, Gunplay meets up with Noisey’s own Zach Goldbaum and takes him on a tour of Carol City. Along the way, Gunplay introduces Zach to some of the area’s up-and-coming talent, who discuss what it’s like growing up in the the neighborhood they’ve termed “Murder Gardens” and the importance of coming up together with your squad.

Last season, Noisey Raps left an indelible mark on the rap game, scoring insane access to some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Drake, A$AP Rocky, Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane, Schoolboy Q, and more. The new season of Noisey Raps picks up where Season One left off, joining artists like Fetty Wap, Vince Staples, Redman, Method Man, and more as they make their way around the world. To kick off the new season in style, Noisey traveled across the pond to join Migos on their recent European tour.

ABOUT NOISEY
VICE started Noisey back in 2011, criss-crossing the globe documenting the year in music from heavy-hitters to tiny garage bands who usually play for their girlfriends and moms. Since then, it has grown into one of the most unique and successful video-driven music sites on the planet. In 2012, Noisey teamed with YouTube as a premium content provider, and built out a series of shows that take a completely fresh take on the world of music. As an editorial resource, Noisey.com reaches millions of people a month, and has become a go-to source for weird music news, artist-sourced content, and VICE’s signature offbeat coverage. Noisey throws parties and shows worldwide, hosts innovative online listening parties for new records, and produces videos for the best artists in the world, like MIA, Die Antwoord, A$AP Rocky, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Noisey is more than just a music site—music is the lens with which we explore youth culture all over the world.

Joey Bada$$ and Statik Selektah Talk Music Critics, Jay-Z, and Misconsceptions in New Episode of Noisey’s Back and Forth

NEW YORK, NY (July 27, 2015) – Noisey today presents the latest episode of its critically acclaimed series Back and Forth. In this installment, Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$ talks with producer and frequent collaborator Statik Selektah at Fresh Island Festival In Croatia. In a wide-ranging conversation, Joey and Statik discuss everything from their mutual animosity for music critics and the first time they ever met Jay-Z. (Spoiler Alert: his office is massive.)

The two also talk in depth about how they first linked up and started collaborating, and why it’s so special that they can finish a track in one take. Watch the episode below.

ABOUT NOISEY
VICE started Noisey back in 2011, criss-crossing the globe documenting the year in music from heavy-hitters to tiny garage bands who usually play for their girlfriends and moms. Since then, it has grown into one of the most unique and successful video-driven music sites on the planet. In 2012, Noisey teamed with YouTube as a premium content provider, and built out a series of shows that take a completely fresh take on the world of music. As an editorial resource, Noisey.com reaches millions of people a month, and has become a go-to source for weird music news, artist-sourced content, and VICE’s signature offbeat coverage. Noisey throws parties and shows worldwide, hosts innovative online listening parties for new records, and produces videos for the best artists in the world, like MIA, Die Antwoord, A$AP Rocky, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Noisey is more than just a music site—music is the lens with which we explore youth culture all over the world.

Noisey Premieres Brand-New Video for Gunplay’s “Wuzhanidoe” feat. YG

NEW YORK, NY (July 1, 2015) – Noisey is thrilled to premiere the music video for Gunplay’s “Wuzhanidoe,” featuring Compton’s YG, ahead of the release of the Florida wildman rapper’s long-awaited debut album Living Legend on July 31st.

The visual for the ferocious track — produced by DJ Mustard — follows Gunplay and YG around south Los Angeles. It’s intense, in your face, and everything we’ve come to love about Gunplay. Purchase the track here and stream it on Spotify here.

ABOUT NOISEY
VICE started Noisey back in 2011, criss-crossing the globe documenting the year in music from heavy-hitters to tiny garage bands who usually play for their girlfriends and moms. Since then, it has grown into one of the most unique and successful video-driven music sites on the planet. In 2012, Noisey teamed with YouTube as a premium content provider, and built out a series of shows that take a completely fresh take on the world of music. As an editorial resource, Noisey.com reaches millions of people a month, and has become a go-to source for weird music news, artist-sourced content, and VICE’s signature offbeat coverage. Noisey throws parties and shows worldwide, hosts innovative online listening parties for new records, and produces videos for the best artists in the world, like MIA, Die Antwoord, A$AP Rocky, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Noisey is more than just a music site—music is the lens with which we explore youth culture all over the world.

Noisey Premieres Wise Blood’s New, Surreal Music Video for “Cretin’s Club”

NEW YORK, NY (June 24, 2015) – Noisey, VICE’s music and culture channel, is thrilled to premiere the new video for Wise Blood’s “Cretin’s Club.” Directed by Keith Musil, the surreal, yet playful video follows the ups-and-downs that come from finding a surly, disembodied head in a trash bag.

Drawn from the Pittsburgh experimentalist’s recently released EP Babyland, out now on Hope Sick Cola, the track features Priscilla Sharp, whose vocals served as the inspiration for the video. “The audio filtration on Priscilla Sharp’s voice prompted the severed head concept.” says Musil. “I thought, ‘This is totally what a severed head would sound like if it could sing.'” Paired with the song’s sinister, pulsing electronics, the video serves as another wildly inventive new entry from Wise Blood.

ABOUT NOISEY
VICE started Noisey back in 2011, criss-crossing the globe documenting the year in music from heavy-hitters to tiny garage bands who usually play for their girlfriends and moms. Since then, it has grown into one of the most unique and successful video-driven music sites on the planet. In 2012, Noisey teamed with YouTube as a premium content provider, and built out a series of shows that take a completely fresh take on the world of music. As an editorial resource, Noisey.com reaches millions of people a month, and has become a go-to source for weird music news, artist-sourced content, and VICE’s signature offbeat coverage. Noisey throws parties and shows worldwide, hosts innovative online listening parties for new records, and produces videos for the best artists in the world, like MIA, Die Antwoord, A$AP Rocky, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Noisey is more than just a music site—music is the lens with which we explore youth culture all over the world.

Viv Albertine (The Slits) Discusses Punk, Femininity, Male Gaze, and More with Noisey in New Episode of British Masters

NEW YORK, NY (June 16, 2015) – In a brand-new episode of the British Masters series — where Noisey meet the most influential figures from British popular music — Noisey sits down with one of the founding members of British punk band, The Slits; Viv Albertine.

Noisey and Viv discuss her shocking and beautifully written autobiography, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys and what it truly meant to be a punk woman in the 1970s.

Plus Viv sheds light on:
• The Slits band member Ari Up – “For an uptight, ‘trying to be pretty but still trying to be a punk girl,’ like me, she was that bridge.”
• The band’s Iconic album cover Cut – “For the first time, we wanted to say, look there’s nothing wrong with our naked bodies but we want to take them back.”
• Contemporary rock and roll – “Rock and roll has become just entertainment…you can’t be a rebel in that medium anymore.”
ABOUT NOISEY
VICE started Noisey back in 2011, criss-crossing the globe documenting the year in music from heavy-hitters to tiny garage bands who usually play for their girlfriends and moms. Since then, it has grown into one of the most unique and successful video-driven music sites on the planet. In 2012, Noisey teamed with YouTube as a premium content provider, and built out a series of shows that take a completely fresh take on the world of music. As an editorial resource, Noisey.com reaches millions of people a month, and has become a go-to source for weird music news, artist-sourced content, and VICE’s signature offbeat coverage. Noisey throws parties and shows worldwide, hosts innovative online listening parties for new records, and produces videos for the best artists in the world, like MIA, Die Antwoord, A$AP Rocky, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Noisey is more than just a music site—music is the lens with which we explore youth culture all over the world.

Rich Homie Quan and Artist Niall McClelland Discuss Visual Art in First Episode of Noisey’s “Forced Exposure”

NEW YORK, NY (June 1, 2015) – Noisey, VICE’s music and culture channel, is excited to debut the first episode from its brand-new series, Forced Exposure. In the first installment, Noisey takes Atlanta rap superstar Rich Homie Quan to Toronto’s Clint Roenisch Gallery to meet visual artist Niall McClelland. Quan checks out Niall’s newest exhibit, and talks with the visual artist about how he turns the garbage that he finds in his own neighborhood into art.

Forced Exposure is a new series where Noisey take musicians to meet other artists from a completely different medium. Together the two artists learn more about each other’s artistic process and share insights unique to their works.

ABOUT NOISEY
VICE started Noisey back in 2011, criss-crossing the globe documenting the year in music from heavy-hitters to tiny garage bands who usually play for their girlfriends and moms. Since then, it has grown into one of the most unique and successful video-driven music sites on the planet. In 2012, Noisey teamed with YouTube as a premium content provider, and built out a series of shows that take a completely fresh take on the world of music. As an editorial resource, Noisey.com reaches millions of people a month, and has become a go-to source for weird music news, artist-sourced content, and VICE’s signature offbeat coverage. Noisey throws parties and shows worldwide, hosts innovative online listening parties for new records, and produces videos for the best artists in the world, like MIA, Die Antwoord, A$AP Rocky, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Noisey is more than just a music site—music is the lens with which we explore youth culture all over the world.