11 Surefire Ways to Create Special Moments This Christmas

Christmas is coming soon! But it isn’t your first; neither would it be your last. The one great thing you could do is to make this one outstanding! Christmas is a time that comes with a unique spirit of its own. It’s a time to reflect on the journey so far, be grateful for your life, work, friends, and family, and look forward to the following year. Christmas is a time to celebrate with loved ones. And as such, there’s every reason to create beautiful moments with them. But you may have been c...
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Ric Wilson & Yellow Days – “Life’s Been Good To Me”

Chicago rapper Ric Wilson has teamed up with Yellow Days (London’s George Van Den Broek) for a collaborative EP, Disco Ric In London Town. Today, the pair released the EP’s funky lead single, “Life’s Been Good To Me.”
Tags: Music, London, Chicago, New Music, Ric Wilson, George van den Broek, Yellow days

Wendy Eisenberg – “Evening Song”

Last month, Wendy Eisenberg announced their new album Bent Ring with “Analogies,” which landed on our best songs of the week list. Today, we’re getting another single from the album, “Evening Song.” And just like the first was about the futility of creativity during end times, “Evening Song” is also about making art, in a way, especially in its opening lines as Eisenberg tries to stave off inspiration: “Aye, melody! Don’t come to me at night/ I’m trying to relax! I’m tired!/ And I can’t withstan...
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Bedouine – “The Solitude”

Los Angeles folkie Azniv Korkejian, who performs as Bedouine, is prepping the release of her third album Waysides come early November. So far, the Artist To Watch has released “It Wasn’t Me” (not a Shaggy cover) and “The Wave.” Now, Korkejian has shared “The Solitude,” which comes with a video co-directed with Dre Babinski (aka Steady Holiday).
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, New Music, Dre Babinski, Bedouine, Korkejian, Azniv Korkejian

Richard Dawson & Circle – “Methuselah”

Last month, the idiosyncratic British folk musician Richard Dawson announced a new collaborative LP with the Finnish band Circle. It’s called Henki — a word that loosely translates to “spirit” — and it’s described as “flora-themed,” inspired by various famous plants. So far we’ve heard one single, “Lily.” Today, they’re back with another one.
Tags: Music, Circle, New Music, Richard Dawson, Henki

Deserta – “I’m So Tired”

Former Saxon Shore/Midnight Faces member Matthew Doty has announced a new album, Every Moment, Everything You Need. It’s the sophomore outing for his solo moniker Deserta, quick on the heels of the project’s debut last year. So far, he’s already shared one song from it, “Lost In The Weight.” Today, he’s back with another.
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Report: One-Third Of UK Music Jobs Were Lost During Pandemic

The research said there were 69,000 fewer jobs in music in 2020 than in 2019 – a drop of 35% – due to the “devastating impact” of coronavirus. – BBC
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Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Blue Banisters

You don’t envision yourself spending the apocalypse on the couch. You assume that when the end comes, the fire or the flood, you’ll brave the torrent. You’ll save someone, do something. But for many of us the End Times have brought a dispersed, diluted disaster: little horrors everywhere, push alerts with images of burning hills, pleas to stop breathing the same air. We’ve lived in a state of apocalypse for so long now that it’s mashed into the mundane; we keep a death toll in one browser tab, a...
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, End Times, Premature Evaluation

Beverly Glenn-Copeland – “Ever New (Re-Worked By Bon Iver & Flock of Dimes)”

Canadian-American singer, composer, and trans activist Beverly Glenn-Copeland is celebrating the legacy of his pioneering 1986 album Keyboard Fantasies with the forthcoming Keyboard Fantasies Reimagined, a collection of remixes and covers from artists like Arca and Julia Holter. We’ve already heard collaborations with Blood Orange, Kelsey Lu, and Ana Roxanne, and today, we’re getting a gorgeous new rework of “Ever New” from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Wye Oak/Flock Of Dimes’ Jenn Wasner.
Tags: Music, Bon Iver, Arca, Julia Holter, New Music, Justin Vernon, Kelsey Lu, Flock of Dimes, Jenn Wasner, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Ana Roxanne

Why The Dallas Symphony Is Making Significant Investments On Digital Content

“Audiences who were very reticent or uninterested in digital content became interested. I believe we cannot turn back from that whole process.” – Dallas Morning News
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Beirut – “Fisher Island Sound”

Beirut, the globetrotting indie-pop band that began as the solo project of Zach Condon, has announced Artifacts, a double-album collection of unreleased tracks, EPs, and B-sides tracing Beirut’s evolution all the way back to a 14-year-old Condon’s earliest recordings. “When the decision came to re-release this collection, I found myself digging through hard drives looking for something extra to add to the compilation,” Condon explains. “What started as a few extra unreleased tracks from my forma...
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JennyLee – “Newtopia”

Warpaint bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg, who records her own music under the name JennyLee, has shared her first new solo single since her 2015 debut Right On!. “Newtopia” is the first installment of the new JennyLee Singles Club, through which she will release a series of limited edition 7-inch singles featuring her own abstract paintings as the cover artwork.
Tags: Music, Jennylee, Jenny Lee Lindberg, New Music, Newtopia, JennyLee Singles Club

Beauty Pill – “You Need A Better Mind”

Almost exactly a year ago today, the Washington, DC band Beauty Pill put out “Instant Night” as a one-off single right before the election. Now they’ve returned with news of an EP also called Instant Night, featuring two other tracks and a remix, which will be out in December. New single “You Need A Better Mind” is shadowy and gliding and, as the group’s Chad Clark explains in a statement, was made using an old Roland TB-303 synth. He continues:
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Mastodon – “Sickle And Peace”

Mastodon are releasing a new album, Hushed And Grim, at the end of next week. The band has shared “Pushing The Tides” and “Teardrinker” from it so far, and today they’re back with one more single, the busy and howling “Sickle And Peace.” Check it out below.
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Duran Duran – “Give It All Up” (Feat. Tove Lo)

UK synth-pop greats Duran Duran are releasing the new album Future Past, their first in six years, on Friday. We’ve already heard a few tracks from it, including the CHAI collab “MORE JOY!,” “Anniversary,” and the Giorgio Moroder-produced “TONIGHT UNITED.” Today they’re sharing one more single, “Give It All Up,” which features Swedish pop libertine Tove Lo.
Tags: Music, UK, Giorgio Moroder, Duran Duran, Tove Lo, New Music

Camp Trash – “Weird Florida”

The emo-rooted power-pop band Camp Trash impressed with this year’s debut EP Downtiming, and they’ve got another extremely catchy single out today. “Weird Florida” is, I guess, a sequel of sorts to Downtiming highlight “Weird Carolina.” It’s urgent and abundantly melodic, with a number of profane lyrics that seem like they would be very fun to shout along with at a show. The chorus, for instance: “I know she won’t be picking up the fucking phone/ When I call from my car explaining why I’m not at...
Tags: Music, Florida, New Music, Florida Listen, Camp Trash, Weird Carolina

SXSW 2022 Announces First 243 Artists Including Geese, Horsegirl, Maxo Kream, Enumclaw, & CHAII (Not CHAI)

Last year, SXSW 2021 went virtual. The year before that, the Austin-based fest was cancelled outright due to COVID-19. For 2022’s event, SXSW will be back and in-person from March 14 through 20.
Tags: Music, News, Austin, Sxsw, Enumclaw, Geese, MAXO KREAM, Maxo Kream Enumclaw

Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin Sold To Cryptocurrency Collective

Over the summer, we found out that Wu-Tang Clan’s one-of-a-kind album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin had been sold by the United States government to pay off a portion of Martin Shkreli’s $7.4 million monetary judgement in relation to his conviction for securities fraud. At the time, the US Attorney’s Office did not disclose who bought the album or how much it sold for. But as The New York Times reports today, it was purchased by a cryptocurrency collective known as PleasrDAO.
Tags: Music, News, Office, US, United States, Wu Tang, The New York Times, Wu-tang Clan, Martin Shkreli

Mozart Sonatas Can Help Treat Epilepsy: A New Study from Dartmouth

Many and bold are the claims made for the power of classical music: not just that it can enrich your aesthetic sensibility, but that it can do everything from deter juvenile delinquency to boost infant intelligence. Making claims for the latter are CDs with titles like Baby Mozart: Music to Stimulate Your Baby’s Brain, a case of trading on the name of one of the most beloved composers in music history. Alas, the proposition that classical music in general can make anyone smarter has yet ...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, Neuroscience, Dartmouth, Seoul, Mozart, Wagner, Antonio Salieri, Colin Marshall, My Modern Met, 21st Century Los Angeles, Film Square, Baby Mozart, Dartmouth College 's Bregman Music, Mozart K448 Effect

Animal Collective – “Prester John”

It’s been five long years since we got a new Animal Collective album, but that’s about to change. Today, the experimental pop noisemakers have announced the follow-up to 2016’s Painting With. Titled Time Skiffs, the new one will be out February 4 via Domino. There’s also a vibey lead single, “Prester John,” which comes with a video. Hear “Prester John” below.
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Premature Evaluation: Parquet Courts Sympathy For Life

From the moment they had their breakthrough in the early ’10s, Parquet Courts had a winning formula. Their musical DNA drew from punk, ’90s indie, and a bit of classic rock — punchy and wiry and infectious all at once while carrying lyrics that could be cerebral but also wry and conversational. That formula fueled several albums through the decade as Parquet Courts established themselves as one of the best indie bands of their time. Then, in 2018, they started to mix it up: Making the surprising...
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Bloodshot Records Shuts Down Amidst Ownership Feud & Claims Of Unpaid Royalties

Bloodshot Records, the influential Chicago-based alt-country indie label that started up in 1993, is shutting down. In a statement on the label’s website, co-founder Rob Miller writes, “It is time for this phase of Bloodshot Records to come to an end. I will no longer be a part of the label I started over 25 years ago as an impossibly ill-conceived hobby. It’s not the path myself, the staff or the artists wanted, but few get to write their final chapter.” A notice across the top of the site clar...
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SeeYouSpaceCowboy – “The End To A Brief Moment Of Lasting Intimacy”

Next month, the chaotic and theatrical San Diego post-hardcore band SeeYouSpaceCowboy will release The Romance Of Affliction, their latest twisty pileup of screams and riffs and hooks. Isaac Gale, from Knocked Loose and Inclination, produced the album, and, it’s got guest appearances from people like Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley and Underoath’s Aaron Gillespie. We’ve already posted the early singles “Misinterpreting Constellations” and “Intersecting Storylines To The Same Tragedy.” Today, we...
Tags: Music, San Diego, New Music, Underoath, Aaron Gillespie, Keith Buckley, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Isaac Gale, Cameron Nunez

Hiss Golden Messenger Announces Holiday Album O Come All Ye Faithful, Out This Week

Hiss Golden Messenger is releasing a holiday album this week. O Come All Ye Faithful will be out in just two days, featuring an assortment of Christmas traditionals, M.C. Taylor originals, and covers of songs by Spiritualized, Woody Guthrie, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. It features the North Carolina folk-rock band’s usual assortment of players plus guest appearances from Aoife O’Donovan, Nathaniel Rateliff, Erin Rae, and Buddy Miller. There’s also a 2xLP version of the album available incl...
Tags: Music, North Carolina, Taylor, New Music, Ye, Buddy Miller, Ye Faithful, Hiss Golden Messenger, Spiritualized Woody Guthrie, Aoife O Donovan Nathaniel Rateliff Erin Rae

Wet – “Bound” (Feat. Blood Orange)

In a couple of weeks, the R&B-pop trio Wet will return with their new album Letter Blue. For the past few months, Wet have shared a bunch of that album’s tracks as singles: “On Your Side,” “Larabar,” “Clementine,” “Far Cry.” And while Letter Blue includes songwriting contributions from peers like Toro Y Moi and Buddy Ross, there’s only one featured guest on the whole album. That guest is Blood Orange mastermind Dev Hynes, who co-wrote the song “Bound” with Wet leader Kelly Zutrau. Today, we get ...
Tags: Music, Gia Coppola, New Music, Blood Orange, Toro Y Moi, Wet, Dev Hynes, Kelly Zutrau, Buddy Ross, Letter Blue

Young Thug Finds A New Galaxy

One day in the fall of 2018, Young Thug posted a series of short Instagram-story videos of himself smoking a blunt and deeply enjoying “Some Nights,” the 2012 song from the band Fun. There were a lot of those videos. Some were in color, some in black-and-white. The clips would pick up at different parts of “Some Nights,” which suggested that Thug was just playing the song over and over. In some videos, he sang along. In some, he lip-synced. In others, he stayed silent and just held up his jewelr...
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Sei schnell! Die besten Beauty-Adventskalender für Weihnachten 2021

Wir haben noch nicht mal Halloween, und Weihnachten liegt für dich vermutlich noch in weiter Ferne – aber wie du sicher schon beim Supermarkt-Besuch bemerkt haben dürftest, rückt das große Fest langsam in greifbare Nähe. Immer direkt mit dabei: Adventskalender. Die Schoko-Version kannst du getrost erst in ein paar Wochen besorgen, doch in Sachen Beauty ist ein bisschen mehr Eile gefragt: Alle Jahre wieder sind die beliebtesten Beauty-Adventskalender oft schon im Oktober ausverkauft.  Die großen ...
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Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40, & Too Short Release “Big Subwoofer,” The Debut Single From Their Supergroup Mount Westmore

Earlier this year, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40, and Too Short — arguably the four most important living rappers in California history — announced that they’d formed a new supergroup called Mount Westmore. The four of them gave their debut performance this past April at the Triller Fight Club event headlined by a Jake Paul/Ben Askren boxing match. Today happens to be Snoop Dogg’s 50th birthday, and to mark the occasion, Mount Westmore have released their first single.
Tags: Music, California, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, New Music, E-40, Too Short, Triller Fight Club, Jake Paul Ben Askren, Mount Westmore

Ovlov, The Indie Band Fans Treasure Like An Inside Joke

Steve Hartlett is very disappointed to hear that I broke my foot at his gig. I am speaking with the Ovlov frontman after a cancelled visit to his New Haven home and half a week of phone tag, discussing the band’s first show back — and also mine — at The Broadway in Brooklyn in early August. He laughs upon being reminded that at one point that night he played guitar with a dustbin: “I’m so anxious leading up to and while we’re playing that it’s a bit of a blur.” But he takes on a more concerned ...
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Nation Of Language – “The Grey Commute”

Nation Of Language are a few weeks out from releasing their sophomore effort, A Way Forward. So far, we’ve heard “Across That Fine Line,” “Wounds Of Love,” “This Fractured Mind,” and “A Word And A Wave.” Now, the Brooklyn synthpop outfit has shared the upbeat yet poignant “The Grey Commute,” which also gets a music video.
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, New Music, Nation of Language

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