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SUPER TUESDAY: New Album Releases (April 29)

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Nerf Herder, IV (left)
That’s right, I put their album cover as the image on this week’s Super Tuesday posting–I figured they could use the press more than Madonna. Possibly the funniest band in rock–so glad to see they’re back.

Madonna, Hard Candy
With the full-length out now, Madonna has almost an hour to save the world.

The Roots, Rising Down
There’s some irresistible wet-and-grimy bass lines on this album. I’m lovin’ the track “Get Busy.”

Portishead, Third
I still can’t believe we had to wait 11 years for this album.

Mudcrutch, Mudcrutch
Tom Petty puttin’ out an album with his very first band.

New Found Glory/International Superheroes of Hardcore, Tip of the Iceberg/Takin’ It Ova!
Two discs. On one, New Found Glory fires off some catchy new songs, on the other, their hardcore alter-egos pound out some hilarious, yet pretty infectious hardcore anthems. I almost hate to say it, but at the moment I’m leaning more towards their alter egos, especially with song titles like, “Captain Straightedge” and “Madball’s Got Our Back.”

Robyn, Robyn
Every time Robyn’s name is brought up, people always ask me, “Remember Robyn.” Of course I remember Robyn–quit askin’ me that.

Def Leppard, Songs From The Sparkle Lounge
One thing you should always expect from a Def Leppard album: Production so sweet it will almost give you a toothache.

Jamie Lidell, Jim
Throwback and indie-hip at the same time–he was carrying this title around long before Amy Winehouse.

Santogold, Santogold
Maybe my pick of the week. In the same musical ball field as M.I.A.

Awesome Color, Electric Aborigines
Some sleazy rock from a band off of Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label.

South, You Are Here
If you like the following adjectives–dreamy, acoustic, indie–to describe your music, you will love South’s latest offering.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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