Wye Oak :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

On The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, Wye Oak synthesizes the disparate strands that have run through its discography over the last decade into one solid form. Synthesizers hum, electronics whirl, guitars mutate into fantastical shapes. All of this happens without ever losing the human elements of multi-instrumentalists Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack….

John Maus: Addendum

John Maus doesn’t want you to mistake his smarts for being pretentious. Sure, the cultishly adored synth-pop performer holds a Ph.D. in political philosophy and he isn’t afraid to expound on subjects like Freud, the Enlightenment, and Michel Foucault’s Theatrum Philosophicum in interviews that often read like thesis excerpts. But he also loves cartoons, preaches…

Alexis Taylor: Beautiful Thing

Alexis Taylor’s new album, Beautiful Thing, begins with a slightly muffled, boompty beat, part throbbing of the heart and part pounding of a speaker heard through a bathroom door. “I’m dreaming another life,” Taylor sings, his voice quavering sweetly. “Won’t you meet me out of your mind?” Taylor has spent the last 15 years or…

2018 Coachella Weekend 1 Highlights and Weekend 2 Preview

by: Jeff Zeller Apr 19, 2018 As a regular attendee of Coachella for the last 7 years, I’ve seen plenty of changes at the festival. 2018 was no different. The last few years have seen the festival transition from something big to something enormous. With this growth and scale some plenty of improvements, as well…

Flatbush Zombies – “Vacation” (Feat. Joey Badass) Video

Although they might chafe under the reductive “drug-rap” label, it’s pretty clear that Brooklyn rap trio Flatbush Zombies are into drugs. They named their debut mixtape D.R.U.G.S. and their debut album 3001: A Laced Odyssey. They’ve put out a music video exactly at 4:20 before. And since tomorrow is international stoner holiday 4/20, you’d ……

Kanye West Announces Album, Joint Project with KiD CuDi

Kanye West is officially back in action. Earlier this week, West reactivated his Twitter account and proceeded to bless the internets with a stream of consciousness that touched on everything from living in the moment to parenthood. This morning, Ye used the platform to drop a bomb on the hip hop world. On top of…

ASCAP Paid Songwriters, Music Publishers More Than $1B For First Time In 2017

ASCAP announced record revenues and distributions of $1.14 billion in 2017. After 11% operating expenses this marks the first time that the 660,000 members of the performing rights organization have split revenue in excess of $1 billion. ASCAP is distributing $1.007 billion to its songwriter, composer and music publisher members. Total ASCAP revenues increased by…

Vivendi Is Exploring A Universal Music IPO, says CEO

Universal, the world’s largest music group, may soon be spun off via a public stock offering, the CEO of parent company Vivendi has confirmed.  “We have started work that will allow us to present the benefits of a potential listing of UMG to the supervisory board,” CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine told Vivendi’s annual general meeting in…

Yuno – Why For

Taken from Yuno‘s Sub Pop debut Moodie, out June 15th. Video directed by Yuno: Continue reading… Source: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/yuno-why-for/

Robert Glasper & Kaytranada: The ArtScience Remixes EP

You can trust Robert Glasper to honor your favorite throwback sounds. He’s the cool custodian of old-school grooves who, with his band, the Robert Glasper Experiment, has built a flourishing career out of reinterpreting African-American music history, bridging jazz, soul, R&B, and hip-hop. The two installments of his guest-heavy Black Radio series in 2012-2013 and…

Lena Willikens: Selectors 005

Dekmantel’s Selectors series is an unusual proposition. Though a DJ helms each installment, they are compilations, not mixes. The theme varies according to the selector. Germany’s Motor City Drum Ensemble summed up his soulful predilections by licensing a bunch of decades-old, out-of-print house music; the Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann highlighted his industrial roots with tracks…

Exclusive: Vera Blue – Lady Powers (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

by: Josh Hymo Apr 18, 2018 Australia singer/songwriter Vera Blue has seen tremendous success following the release of her 12-track album, Perennial. A standout selection from the LP, “Lady Powers,” is now slated for its very own remix EP, which includes a late night house interpretation of the track from the legendary Maya Jane Coles. The…

Upcoming Spotify changes give free-tier users more accessibility

by: Kassi Chrys Apr 18, 2018 Although Spotify has declined to comment, there have been reports of forthcoming changes to the music platform’s free user membership involving an updated user interface to select listeners. These UI changes include the option to stream songs on demand in playlists, which would amp up the free membership’s features,…

Turtlenecked – “To-Day” Video

Last month, Turtlenecked — the Portland-based project of Harrison Smith — shared “Underwear,” the first single from his upcoming new High Scores Of The Heart EP, the follow-up to last year’s Vulture. Today, he’s back with another song from it, “To-Day,” a revved-up synth-pop song about carpe diem-ing all over the place. It … More…

J. Cole Reveals ‘K.O.D.’ Album Artwork, Tracklist

With less than a day and a half until its release, J. Cole took to social media to reveal the artwork and tracklist for his fifth album, KOD, which we found out holds a triple meaning: Kids On Drugs, King Overdosed, and Killing Our Demons. Standing at 12 tracks long, an artist named kiLL edward appears on two tracks. However, with…