by Jia Tolentino The Atlantic spotlights an awesome old project: In 2002, Richman, of Radio Diaries, and his colleagues, Emily Botein of WNYC and independent producer Ben Shapiro, decided to try and capture what remained of that era. They tracked down New Yorkers who were among the last—and in some cases, the very last—to hold jobs in industries that were dying. [...]Show More Summary
Tom Petty has openly criticized the Catholic Church in a new song. The song, titled “Playing Dumb,” is included as a bonus track on the Hypnotic Eye album. Petty’s lyrics are in no way ambiguous. The new song is a clear criticism of the Catholic Church’s handling of thousands of child sex abuse allegations. Although
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Two years ago, the young Brooklyn-based rock band Nude Beach released their album II, deeply enjoyable piece of classic-rock-informed punk. Every song aimed straight for the pleasure center and hit its target, and I fucked up badly when I didn’t give it Album Of The Week. (Seriously, in three years of writing that column, it’s [...]
Ryan Adams’ uneven 2003 LP, Rock N Roll, includes a song called “1974,” co-written with Alanis Morissette, named after the year both artists were born. Now, Adams is set to release a new 10-song 7? that will celebrate some of the music made a decade after Adams’ (and Morissette’s) birth. The 1984 EP “pays homage [...]
Ok, my "history" with this new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie has been an emotional roller coaster. First, I reviewed a script that had the Turtles as alien beings from Dimension X. It had a pretty good first act that I'd totally watch and love, but it ended with the Technodrome warping into Manhattan. Show More Summary
"You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying." - Lana Del Rey, who tells Complex she didn't fuck her way up to the top, as her song suggests. Read more...
These Canadian cuties are on FIREEE! MAGIC! has the certified song of the summer with Rude… But don't sleep on their follow up, No Way No, which they EXCLUSIVELY performed for us (above)! Just as catchy, with less of a mixed message! Unfortunately, Lena Dunham and Ingrid Michaelson won't be able to decode this one, but they WILL enjoy [...]
Every week, members of the Vulture staff will highlight their favorite new songs. They might be loud, quiet, long, short, dance-y, rawkin', hip, square, rap, punk, jazz, some sort of jazz-punk-rap fusion — whatever works for the given person in that given week. Read our picks below and please tell us... More »
Ever since the release of the popular ’90s cartoon, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were characterized as party guys. They were a wild bunch of teenagers who loved pizza and music, who just happened to be both ninjas and turtles. In 1991, the group was forever linked to pop rap thanks to Vanilla Ice. Show More Summary
Over at Very Small Array, an analysis of the obscurity of hit songs, i.e. which top ten songs from each year since 1900 have remained popular and which have been lost to the sands of time. Of the least popular hit songs: Don't cry for them. All they need is one Wes Anderson movie to get back in the game. (via waxy) Tags: music
Riffstation creates software that gives you the chords for any song and offers a variety of related features to help you learn to play. Now they've launched a web app, Riffstation Plus, focused on the single feature of identifying chords in songs on YouTube. Show More Summary
A friendly reminder to you all that my pals Paul & Storm have a new album out called Ball Pit, and it’s terrific and funny, and I’m not just saying that because it features two songs I commissioned from them (“Fuzzy Man” and “(The Shadow War of the Night) Dragons of the Night”), nor am […]
Dad London Johnson has great rhythm, cool dance moves, and a very talented 7-year-old daughter whose (living room) stage name is Lil' London. Here, the two perform her choreography to Ariana Grande's hit song, "Problem." Now, we've got one less problem because this video exists. (Hat tip: Mater Mea)
The fourth Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer just hit the Internet featuring the new song Shell Shocked. Music has plays a big part in this summer’s blockbuster movies and the TMNT production team looks to be continuing the trend. We’re quickly closing in on the August 8th release date for the reboot and I fins […]
Grab the minks, because Smoke DZA channeled The Nature Boy for his latest release, “LCR (Lights Camera Rugby).” Full of brazen boasts, embedded confidence and a triumphant flip of Ric Flair’s horn-heavy entrance music from The Audible Doctor, this rehashed theme is so strong we could actually see Naitch coming down to this on RAW. Hopefully, with DZA, by his side.
On its past albums, Connecticut’s Hostage Calm has pushed the limits of what politically charged punk rock can sound like, slowly shifting from melodic-hardcore to power-pop without losing site of its socially conscious lyrics along the way. Show More Summary
Al Capone: The name is as legendary, and infamous, as it ever was.It's an immediate go-to whenever the subject is mobsters, surely a reason for PBS' new documentary about the Chicago-based underworld legend. Airing Tuesday (July 22), "Al Capone: Icon" traces his life... Show More Summary
Billy Joel, the regular guy from Long Island who insists he’s not a very good piano player, will be next recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the U.S. Library of Congress announced this morning. He joins good company — the previous honorees are Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, Carol King and the […]
Blake Mills at the Cap in 2012 (more by David Andrako) Blake Mills, a frequent tourmate and collaborator of Fiona Apple, will release his new album, Heigh Ho, on September 16 via Verve/Record Collection. The album's single, "Don't Tell Our...