In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well—some inspired by a weekly theme and some not, but always songs worth hearing. This week, we’re asking our writers to talk about a song that always reminds themShow More Summary
The Association of Music Producers, New York, presented its first awards for music and sound. The Best of Show award was won by “Metamorphosis,” an animated short for Good Books, with music by Antfood, New York.
Releasing an album of sheet music is pretty awesome, but if you’re like us, you probably still curious wanted to hear Beck perform Song Reader. He finally performed two song – “Sorry” and “Heaven’s Ladder” – for the first time. Via Consequence...Show More Summary
Last year, Beck released Song Reader, an album that consisted only of sheet music. He then spent months declining all requests to play the songs on that album, so nobody knew for sure what Beck’s versions of those songs would sound like. But in July, Beck will play the whole album in London, with various [...]
(YouTube link) This musical interlude was produced from the sounds made in a laboratory during chemistry experiments. There are links to the individual experiments at the YouTube page, in case any of them intrigues you. -via Everlasting Blort
In a time of financial crisis in the world in general and in the music business in particular, the natural thing to do would be to cut down the number of releases and concentrate on safe and palatable productions that cater to a major audience with a predefined taste. Show More Summary
Don't be surprised if this week's Sound Sunday sounds slightly Spanish. You may also detect some Russian, Croatian, Latvian, and Japanese. This edition is entirely dedicated to foreign languages and a broad mix of genres. Note that name your price albums can be downloaded for free by entering 0 in the price field. Show More Summary
If you like to listen to music or audiobooks when you are going to bed, for instance to help you fall asleep or filter out background noise, you may have noticed that there is no option to turn off playback after a set amount of time. Android's default music player does not offer that feature, [...]Show More Summary
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Warpaint, Asobi Seksu, Best Coast Song: Shady Elders - In the Waves [download here] What's so good? I get a bunch of music submissions sent to me on a daily basis, and I try to comb through them all to find some gems. Show More Summary
Why does music make us feel happy or sad? Or angry or romantic? How can simple sound waves cause so much emotion? I went from my comfy chair to the streets of Austin to investigate how it might be written into our neuroscience and evolution. Modern neuroscience says our brains may be wired to pick [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Four Tet, Anthony Naples Song: Dark Sky - In Brackets [download here] What's so good? Dark Sky has been making various strains of house and techno music from a while now, leaning from their...Show More Summary
Drowned in Sound is very pleased to announce that we've taken over from The Guardian, as England's representative in a global network of bloggers who champion their country's local music scene known as the Music Alliance Pact (or MAP for short - see what they did there?). Read the full story on DrownedinSound.com
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Fat Freddy's Drop, Mala Song: Uncle Sam - Round The World Girls (Tes La Rok Remix) [download here] What's so good? Dubstep isn’t the first kind of music that summer would normally bring to...Show More Summary
Robin Daily is a Vancouver native but took Music Business & Production Emphasis in Nashville, Ten A Key. He made it quite clear with his first project that his sound was experimental and darker than the rest of the “Trap” that has been coming out in the past year. I personally wouldn’t completely call him “Trap” [...]
The recipient of the Silver Lion Award at the 54th Venice Biennale and the 2012 Daiwa Foundation Art Prize, Haroon Mirza is fascinated by the perceptual distinctions between noise, sound and music, and the possibility of the visual and acoustic as one singular aesthetic form. Show More Summary
Have you ever wondered what your drawings would sound like if someone was to ever dream up a way of making that possible? Well, researchers at Queen Mary, University of... Keep reading ?
Today Google unveiled Google Play Music All Access, a subscription music and internet radio service that opens the door to millions of tracks, all intermingled with the music you already own. Sounds great, and the price is competitive, but should you ditch your current streaming service for it? Let's take a look. Read more...
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Drake, G-Eazy, Asher Roth, Dizzy Wright Song: French Montana - Gifted (Ft. The Weeknd) [download here] What's so good? I think we might be about to encounter a spate of new music from The Weeknd’s camp. Show More Summary
Though it was commonplace to hear it around my house whenever I was a child and ranted too much about Pokemon, nowadays “hush” is a word with some squeaky clean pop associations. You can get a full serving of what I’m talking about when The Hush Sound come to U Street Music Hall, presented by the 9:30 [...] Advertise here with BSA
Via Bro Bible: As to why the EDM gang will probably not enjoy this project? Current dance music relies heavily on 'drops’, sampled sounds, and overtly flashy promotional schemes to get your attention, money, and some of your soul too. Show More Summary