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Music Review: Yung Lean - Unknown Memory

Yung Lean Unknown Memory [Self-Released; 2014] by Sheldon Pearce Rating: Yung Lean (formerly Yung Lean Doer) is a Sad Boy. That isn’t so much a literal or definitive label — a representation of his mood or psyche — as it is a magnificent bit of branding. Show More Summary

Eddie Vedder’s Cover Of ‘Imagine’ Is Now Available On iTunes For A Good Cause

BackinJuly,PearlJamfrontmanEddieVeddertreatedthecrowdathisshowinPortugaltoacoverofJohnLennon’s“Imagine,” whichhecalledthe“mostpowerfulsongeverwritten.”Hewentontosharehisthoughtsonwhatitmeanstobeanti-war,inthatitdoesn’tmeanyou’repro-eithersideinthebattle,butinstead“pro-peace,pro-human,pro-evolution,”andmanymorepositivepro-terms.

Bush’s “The Only Way Out” May Be One Of The 17 Best Backwards Videos Of All Time

12 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Bush are releasing Man On The Run later this month, their second album since they reunited back in 2011. They just released a music video for lead single “The Only Way Out” and it’s one of those backwards music videos: the first part is played in reverse and then they pressed the digital fast-forward button [...]

Great Job, Internet!: “Weird Al” pays thoughtful, sincere tribute to his favorite comedy LPs

“Weird Al” Yankovic may be associated with one particular species of recorded humor, but he has a deep and abiding love for LPs of stand-up and sketch comedy, too, as he ably demonstrated during a recent visit to Late Night With Seth Meyers. Show More Summary

Let's Hear it For Hurray for the Riff Raff

Alynda Lee Segarra has never been vague about her intended audience. When we reviewed her newest album earlier this year, the force behind the band Hurray for the Riff Raff said her songs were intended for “people who feel down and out...Show More Summary

Over 15 Years Later And Diddy’s Still Hungry For J. Lo’s Cakes

BeforeJayandBeyonceandlongbeforeKimandKanye,the“it”industrycouplewasPuffyandJenniferLopez.Thetwoeventuallypartedwaysfollowingtheinfamous1999clubshooting thatleftonewomaninjuredandShyneupthecreekwithoutapaddleintermsoflegalrepresentation.Thatstilldoesn’tmeanPuffdoesn’tthinkhighlyofJenniferandherbackside.

Is Aphex Twin A 9/11 Truther?

16 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Aphex Twin may be the visionary who changed dance music and who released one of the year’s best albums. But he is also a socially awkward white man who owns lots of computer equipment. And as such, maybe it’s not a surprise that he “absolutely” believes the 9/11 attacks were an inside job. As Gigwise [...]

Hip-Hop Cash Kings 2014: Aftermath & Analysis

Last week for the eighth consecutive year, FORBES released its Hip-Hop Cash Kings package, listing rap's top earners over the past 12 months. It came as little surprise that Dr. Dre was number one, but many observers were still amazed at his total: $620 million.

Great Job, Internet!: This remarkably handy feature allows graphing of words used in rap songs

“Where Brooklyn at?” is no longer simply a phrase to garner automatic applause at live hip hop shows in the New York area. It’s a genuine cause of concern, as the use of the word “Brooklyn” in rap lyrics has dramatically decreased since peaking in 1992 and 1993. Show More Summary

Restorations – “Tiny Prayers”

19 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

There are lots of punk, indie, and heartland rock reference points to toss around when you’re describing Philly rockers Restorations. New single “Tiny Prayers,” though, reminds me of one band in particular, and that band is the recently reunited Constantines. “Tiny Prayers” surges like that band’s signature track “Young Lions” as refracted through the bleeding-hearted [...]

Check Out: Communions – “So Long Sun”

Listen to the Copenhagen band serve up some surrogate sunshine just in time for your long winter. Read more articles like "Check Out: Communions – “So Long Sun”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Check Out: Communions – “So Long Sun” appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

? Listen: Slugabed - LEMME TEK U 4 A RIDE

The best part of this track is in a shoe commercial. Normally, this wouldn’t be that big of a deal, but Slugabed can have a song on television and play Creamcake with A.G. Cook and Hannah Diamond in the same month. “LEMME TAKE U 4 A RIDE” lives in a world of actual consumerism and played-at consumerism. Show More Summary

Feature: Book Review: “The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs” by Greil Marcus

by Jody Beth • October 2014 “Ghost” is a word that pops up a fair amount in Greil Marcus’s new The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs, describing those factors in music’s fundamental appeal that common logic can’t explain away. It’s...Show More Summary

Owen releasing a covers album, shares Smoking Popes cover; American Football "wouldn't rule out" new material

by Andrew Sacher American Football's secret Chicago show in August (more by Jeff Ryan) As you might have heard, American Football are reunited this year (and they just added four New Year's shows in Chicago), but singer Mike Kinsella is...

Queen – “Love Kills” (The Ballad)

In 1984, Queen singer Freddie Mercury released a solo single called “Love Kills.” The tune, a Giorgio Moroder-produced rippling-synth disco track, was somewhat poorly received at the time; it was nominated for Worst Song at the Razzies after Moroder included it in his soundtrack for the reissued 1927 silent film Metropolis. But “Love Kills” has [...]

Hayley Williams Accuses One Direction Of Ripping Off New Found Glory Riff That Rips Off Journey

To the ears of Paramore’s Hayley Williams, the opening piano riff on One Direction’s new single “Steal My Girl” so smacked of New Found Glory’s 2006 single “It’s Not Your Fault” that a Twitter dismissal was in order. Williams, who has been dating New Found Glory singer Chad Gilbert since 2008 (that’s them together at [...]

Newswire: Eugene Mirman goes channel surfing in the new clip from Tigers And Monkeys

Loud, trashy, and loose, Tigers And Monkeys unleashed their latest album, The Animals Will Forgive Us Again, onto the world earlier this year. Fronted by feminist musician turned comedian Shonali Bhowmik, the group blends gritty guitar...Show More Summary

KISS Associate Busted For Child Pornography

Guitarist Stephen Coronel, who once played with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley in KISS precursor Wicked Lester, has been arrested and accused of uploading child pornography from his home, according to the Charlotte Observer. Coronel was charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor by South Carolina’s Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. WJCL reports [...]

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