Stream Carly Rae Jepsen’s E•MO•TION B-Sides Collection

Stream Carly Rae Jepsen's E•MO•TION B-Sides CollectionToday, just a few days after the one-year anniversary of E•MO•TION, Carly Rae Jepsen has gifted us with an E•MO•TION B-sides collection made up of 8 songs that didn’t make the cut on the album. Speaking as a true stan, it’s clear why some of these may have been left behind, but it’s … More »

Katy Perry – “Rise (Purity Ring Remix)”

Purity RingKaty Perry’s new single “Rise” already sounded weirdly similar to a Purity Ring song; it had that downbeat, suffocating synth sound to it. It’s pretty cool that somebody noticed. Today, Perry released a new EP of “Rise” remixes, and one of them comes from Purity Ring themselves. The songs fits beautifully into Purity Ring’s … More »

We Tested This South Park Fart-Smelling VR Device, and Now We Can Never Unsmell It

The inside of my nose smells like South Park, and I’m worried it will never go away.

If you weren’t following the Olympics—which saturated all media—too closely, by now you probably know about Nosulus Rift, a bizarre odor-VR product created for Ubisoft’s latest South Park game by Paris agency Buzzman and its product arm, Productman, which launched in June.

Some background: The game, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, will be released in December, so it’s deep in promotions period. Demos are already circulating at conferences like Paris Games Week and Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. 

In the story, all your favorite South Park characters have formed a superhero squad, and you’re the new kid, trying to fit in. You are also blessed with a unique superpower—magical farts, which enable you to fight enemies, piss off Cartman … and also travel in time.

Enter the Nosulus Rift, Productman’s first-ever product. 

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Watch Britney Spears In Carpool Karaoke And An Apple Music Commercial With Kevin Bacon

bspearskaraIn our Week In Pop column yesterday, we looked at the extended shelf life of the modern pop star by way of Britney Spears, and last night Spears demonstrated her staying power by participating in an episode of James Corden’s crazy popular Carpool Karaoke late-night segment. Corden and Spears drove around Los Angeles and … More »

Watch Car Seat Headrest Make TV Debut On Colbert

Car Seat Headrest on ColbertA year ago, Car Seat Headrest mastermind Will Toledo was a mysterious bedroom-popper throwing album after album up on Bandcamp. Things change. Just in the past couple of weeks, Car Seat Headrest — now a band rather than a one-man project — have been introduced onstage by Warren Buffet and made their late-night TV … More »

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “When The Truth Is…”

hamiltonrostamHamilton Leithauser and Rostam Batmanglij are putting out their first collaborative album, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine, next month, and today they’ve shared another song from it — this one’s a shuffling, yearning, oldies-inspired doo-wop number called “When The Truth Is…,” and it follows on the heels of “A 1000 Times,” … More »