The Week in OTW: Brooding over the goods

On repeat 

Arcade Fire’s just-released video for “We Exist” ft. a poignant Andrew Garfield in drag going back in time to Coachella.

Coldplay’s new album, Ghost Stories, was among new releases by Conor Oberst, Mac Miller, and The Roots that we had on permaloop

Show of the week

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In the heat of their North American tour, New Zealand brother and sister outfit Broods laid down a sizzling set in L.A. much to our delight. While the Kiwi duo are best known for their blissed-out R&B-informed beats and delicate synthpop offerings, the highlight of the show may have been Georgia Nott’s delicate piano ballad, showcasing the truly soft, broodier side of the team. 

Hang of the week

We got to hang with alt-pop band Echosmith last fall and this week, we revisited that interview for On Now mag.

We got to know Ones To Watch rapper Kid Ink a little more intimately when he chatted up his fans over Skype on the road. 

Feature of the week

Remember when musicians got saucy with their fans this year? We revisited some of our favorite pranks

Rant of the week

In defense of Solange, it ain’t easy being Beyonce’s sister and Jay Z’s sis-in-law AND building your own empire. Did you all know she had her own record label, Saint Records? Whether it was a business deal gone sour or friends name-dropping Jay-Z that caused the tiff, the Knowles-Carter clan seems to have resolved things in private, nothing to see here anymore, let’s move along.