Tencent Music Cuts IPO In Half [REPORT]

Tencent Music Entertainment Group, China’s most popular music streamer, now hopes to raise about $2 billion in a U.S. IPO, down from an original ask of $4 billion. The music subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings filed confidentially with the U.S. SEC earlier this month, three people with knowledge of the filing told Reuters….

Helena Deland – Lean On You

At the risk of sounding extremely biased, which, as a blog, I definitely am: if we’re being honest, the 9 songs that make up the four collective volumes of Helena Deland‘s From The Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied”, while not technically intended to exist as a cohesive full-length album, is easily one of the best…

Noname: Room 25

If Noname’s 2016 debut Telefone was the musings of a young woman trying to write her way into a sense of place and self, then Room 25 is the blazing soliloquy that spills out after putting the pen down to live a life. Almost immediately, we’re met with one of the greatest lines of the…

Emma Louise: Lilac Everything

Emma Louise’s enchanting new album Lilac Everything is the product of a handful of successful gambles. The Australian singer-songwriter tried to break herself out of a funk by booking an impulsive flight from Melbourne to Mexico, where she found the inspiration she needed to write most of Lilac Everything. She sent a cold pitch with…

Aziz Ansari keeps announcing shows, CT included

As previously discussed (controversy included), Aziz Ansari is slowly/quickly making his return to the stage to work out new material. Now even more shows have been announced and are on sale (and selling out quick). They’re all listed below. More info and tickets at his site. Aziz Ansari — 2018 Tour Dates9/25/18 College Street Music…

NGHTMRE and SLANDER unveil New Record Label and First Release

Photo by Koury Angelo Bass music giants and frequent collaborators NGHTMRE and SLANDER have just announced a new record label under the name Gud Vibrations. This comes after the three recently hosted a monster Gud Vibrations show at the legendary Red Rocks venue in Colorado featuring support from JOYRYDE, Noisia, Yehme2, Whipped Cream, and PawS….

Ryo Kawasaki :: Hawaiian Caravan

Prior to finally landing a physical copy last year, Japanese guitarist Ryo Kawasaki’s 1982 cosmic funk lp, Ryo: Concierto De Aranjuez, lived solely in my car and on my headphones – effectively and perfectly soundtracking all manner of nocturnal Los Angeles activity. A sonic missive from the future, the set proved itself wayyy ahead of…

Music Modernization Act Passes U.S. Senate

[UPDATED] The Music Modernization Act passed the U.S. Senate today on a unanimous voice vote. The bill now goes back to the House Of Representatives, where a very similar bill has already passed a committee vote.  The 185 page Music Modernization Act had been cosponsored by more than 80 Senators and updates the music licensing…

HEYZ casts more dark magic with new mau5trap single, ‘Schedule 4’

by: Asher Norris Sep 18, 2018 Any techno heads not currently aware of the consistent heat coming from HEYZ won’t be able to ignore the North Carolina-based producer for much longer. Although his 2017 debut offering on mau5trap‘s Foar Moar Vol. 3 compilation was a track titled “Quietly,” the arrival of HEYZ to the darker…

What is Aphex Twin plotting in London tonight?

by: Chris Stack Sep 18, 2018 Aphex Twin released his Collapse EP last week and is now teasing something at four different locations in London on Aug. 18. In an Instagram post from his label, Warp Records, a gray map of London appears, stretching from the West End to the edge of Shoreditch. Four locations are marked with Aphex…

This TV Series Is About A Vinyl Record THAT KILLS PEOPLE

Everyone knows vinyl records don’t kill people. What this TV show presupposes is … maybe they do. Deadwax, an upcoming original short-form series from the horror-specific streaming service Shudder, takes its name from the space between the last track and the label on a vinyl record and its inspiration from the urban myths surrounding “backmasking,”…

MUNYA – If I’m Gone Tomorrow (It’s Because of Aliens)

Saguenay, Quebec’s Josianne Boivin aka MUNYA continues to regale us with her endlessly charming and dreamy “new synth folk” on “If I’m Gone Tomorrow (It’s Because of Aliens)”, her first release sung in English… Continue reading… Source: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/munya-if-im-gone-tomorrow-its-because-of-aliens/

Killswitch Engage Have Tracked 21 Songs for Next Album

The countdown to “Did Adam D. write a different riff this time?” begins! Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach, who interrupted sessions for the band’s first album with Metal Blade Records earlier this year to have vocal cord surgery (the audacity!), posted on Instagram yesterday that he’s back at, having tracked vocals on roughly half of the…

Kate Teague – Gilly

Oxford’s Kate Teague shares the third achingly pretty and wistful single from her forthcoming record, due sometime next year on Muscle Beach Records. “Gilly” is a warm and tender letter that Kate wrote to console her sister when she was dealing with tough times… Continue reading… Source: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/kate-teague-gilly/

Jóhann Jóhannsson: Mandy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Film composers don’t always get to decide what their final score will be, whether it will constitute a career-capping classic or just another paycheck. While Bernard Herrmann finished the mournful saxophone score for Taxi Driver just hours before his death, the last entry in Henry Mancini’s mighty filmography is the best-forgotten Son of Pink Panther….

The Goon Sax: We’re Not Talking

Speak-singing is the enemy of strict choirmasters and the refuge of wannabe frontpersons too nervous to sing for real. Formally known as sprechgesang, a German word coined in the 1900s to describe the expressionist vocal technique used in operas, speak-singing has since shown up in practically every genre of popular music. And no matter how…

Watch Emmys’ Opening Song With John Legend, Ricky Martin, Andy Samberg, & More

Tonight is the 70th annual Emmy Awards. The opening number, “We Solved It,” featured Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, Kristen Bell, Sterling K. Brown, John Legend, Ricky Martin, Andy Samberg, RuPaul, and others. Thompson and McKinnon begin the song, “We solved it. We’ve gotten with the times,” joking that “diversity is no longer…

Kanye West & Chance The Rapper Announce Collaborative LP, ‘Good Ass Job’

Kanye West finally went home. Earlier tonight (Sept. 17th) at Chance The Rapper‘s monthly Open Mike Chicago showcase, ‘Ye appeared on stage with Chano as his special guest. It was there that he is “moving back to Chicago, and never leaving again.” @chancetherapper just brought out @kanyewest at @OpenMikeChicago and he announced he’s moving back…

Burning Man By The Numbers: Arrests, A Car Jacking, and One Dead

Like any other year, this year’s Burning Man challenged its attendees physically, mentally, and emotional. However, unlike past years, police presence was at an all-time high in 2018 with BLM calling it nearly unconstitutional. That being said, police provide a much needed service on the playa. This year, 44 individuals were arrested, the majority of…

2018 Emmys Winners list (‘Mrs Maisel,’ ‘Barry,’ more)

Ayyyyy! The 70th Primetime Emmy awards are tonight in Hollywood, with hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che (of SNL‘s ‘Weekend Update’). The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which really swept things this year, won Best Comedy. SNL’s Kate McKinnon and Keenan Thompson opened the show with musical number “We Solved It” that addressed nominee diversity that also…

Men I Trust – Poplar Tree

Just a couple weeks after gracing us with their new single “Seven“, Montreal’s Men I Trust share a beautifully fleeting and autumnal unfinished song: Continue reading… Source: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/men-i-trust-poplar-tree/

Bart B More releases two-track ‘Lights Out’ EP

by: Steph Evans Sep 17, 2018 Martin Garrix and tech house might seem like an unlikely coupling. But the two camps have linked up on Bart B More‘s second release on Garrix’s imprint STMPD RCRDS. Following the release of Street EP earlier this year, More has joined the label again for a two-track release entitled Lights Out. Bart…