What We’re Doing In December


Bring it on, holiday season.

Listen: Cage the Elephant “Tell Me I’m Pretty”

The fourth album from Cage the Elephant is slated to be released on December 18. It was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, which lends itself to some easy comparisons. Impressively, most of the album’s 10 songs were recorded on first take.



Watch: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

You can nonchalantly let your girlfriend control the remote on December 8. Chances are she’s just as interested in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, with performances by The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, and Selena Gomez, and—oh yeah—scantily clad supermodels.


Download: Soon

It’ll help track the book recs Uncle Charlie mentions at the holiday party and the new Netflix series you’re going to start as soon as you have free time. Think of it as a more actionable Notes app—keeping all of your random thoughts organized by category.


Read: “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

On the heels of yet another race-related tragedy in Chicago, Coates’s take on what it means to be a black man today is as relevant as ever. The book is written as a letter to his son and won Coates the National Book Award for nonfiction last month.



Celebrate: Holidays

No matter which one you’re celebrating, there’s a tie for the occasion.




Photo credit: ImamsOnline.com, EW.com, CageTheElephant.com