The gents from Milky Chance are slowly but surely climbing the Billboard Hot 100 with rising hit “Stolen Dance”. (It’s currently sitting at number 66). The infectious folk-pop anthem conquered the charts across Europe before wreaking similar havoc in Australia and New Zealand, so expect to see the unlikely earworm climb a lot higher before... More »
After years of setbacks (a drawn-out label dispute, an indie-phase & now a new deal with Sony), The Veronicas will return with new music later this week. The Aussie twins, who are best-known stateside for their surprise 2009 hit “Untouched”, announced their comeback with a tweet that simply stated “3 days…”. Commence crying and shaking... More »
When Aguirre Records reissued Joel Van Droogenbroeck’s debut of library music, Biomechanoid, the world collectively said, “Thanks.” That album’s brand of dark ambient electronics showed a new side of the well-respected Brainticket flutist’s repertoire. Show More Summary
The latest mix from LEEIII (a.k.a. Lee Three) is titled “a1b3d0 dJ :: ANGELIC CLUB ::,” and no, it’s not just Julianna Barwick samples. LEEIII creates a universe where angels aren’t nice white people with wings, but creatures fully affected and hardened by violence and technology. Show More Summary
Cut from the upcoming reissue of Adore.
Following the June release of their collaborative album Death Drive (check the Chocolate Grinder), super-duper-indie rapper Sole and super-duper-platinum producer DJ Pain 1 recently released an EP called Pattern of Life. It’s available...Show More Summary
A great tragedy that you may or may not know: At the premiere of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, a man named Alex North (who previously scored A Streetcar Named Desire and would go on to score Good Morning Vietnam ; read his bio here) sat in the audience, horrified. Show More Summary
A straightforward yet rocking rendition for A.V. Club's Undercover series.
No one gets away with cheating on our Brit Brit. Last week, the “Work Bitch” superstar revealed (quite candidly) that she is now single on Twitter (“Ahhh the single life!”), which led to a string of TMZ stories (and a hilarious Instagram) detailing the break-up: Reportedly, ex David Lucado cheated on B, and there’s a... More »
New Order & Mute's Daniel Miller clink glasses, sign contract... Mute Records have signed New Order and will release the band's next album. Says label head Daniel Miller:This is an exciting new chapter for both Mute and New Order an...
Reports say that the RCA Studio A building, bought last month by Bravo Development, is in poor shape, requiring a new HVAC system, “substantial reinforcement” of the walls, and reconfiguration of various structural elements in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Show More Summary
The ultimate wedding present.
:: One Direction‘s Harry Styles showed his support for Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted to the NFL, by wearing his St. Louis Rams jersey during an August 27 concert. Ironically, Sam was just cut from the team, but he may end up on its practice squad. [Twitter] :: Will the... More »
The band's fifth album also gets a release date, tracklist, and artwork.
[photo by faith silva] Not sure where this video comes from, but here’s a last minute contender for your late-night jam of the summer: an all new & improved, Don Bolles-produced version of an older Ariel Pink track called “Shower Me With Lipstick“, very possibly taken from his just-finished forthcoming LP for 4AD: [vid removed [...]
Calvin Harris, hitmaking dance producer, and John Newman, rising soul singer, have released yet another snippet of its collaboration “Blame,” available Sept. 7. While last month’s preview seemed to reveal the song’s intro, the new teaser appears to pick up right where that left off. Newton’s distinctive vocals heard over a spare synth melody and... More »
...if you want more, the music can meet you where you are. It can instruct on the meaning of music itself, on its history, on its cross-cultural possibilities.
Arcade Fire played the last show of their 74-date Reflektor tour in their hometown of Montreal. Throughout the tour, the band played over thirty different covers and performed them with people like David Byrne, Marky Ramone, Mavis Staples, and Ian McCulloch. The band’s final cover was of Wolf Parade’s “I’ll Believe In Anything” from their [...]