Rhye – “Black Rain”

Michael Milosh must be making up for lost time. After a big five year stretch between Rhye's debut album, 2013's Woman, and its sophomore outing, 2018's Blood, Milosh has been pretty busy. A piano-led collection, Spirit, appeared last year. An odd song or two trickled out along the way. And now, everyone's favorite purveyors of … More »
Tags: Music, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Milosh, Rhye, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Milosh

Bill Callahan & Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “Wish You Were Gay” (Billie Eilish Cover)

Bill Callahan has blessed us this year. All summer, every Monday, the artist formerly known as Smog released a new song, compiling them all into a stellar new collection called Gold Record once Labor Day rolled around. Then, without announcing or explaining himself, he's spent the fall dropping weekly covers in tandem with … More »
Tags: Music, Billy, Bonnie Prince Billy, Sean O'Hagan, Bonnie, Billie Eilish, Bill Callahan

Misfit Soto – “Lost Angel” (Album Review)

On his latest project “Lost Angel“, SKM member rapper Misfit Soto reflects on his Los Angeles raised battle scars and expressing his consistent growth in the West Coast underground Hip Hop scene.  Known for his incredible producer skills and working with dozens of artist from all spectrums of Hip Hop, he is really putting out a brand driven by complete ambition and consistency.  The LA underground Hip Hop scene is super over-saturated, but for Misfit Soto, he has been able to completely pivot a...
Tags: Reviews, La, Los Angeles, Albums, Jazz, West Coast, Snoop Dogg, Soto, Yung, Misfit Soto, John Rifleman

EELS – “Anything For Boo”

Last month, following a couple of singles over the summer, veteran studio-pop depressive Mark Oliver Everett finally announced a new Eels album. Earth To Dora, the project's first full-length since 2018's The Deconstruction, will be out at the end of this week. We've already heard "Are We Alright Again" in addition … More »
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Watch Elvis Costello Sing “Hey Clockface” And Be Extremely Charming On Colbert

Tomorrow, the great Elvis Costello will release Hey Clockface a new album that he recorded with a small jazz ensemble in Helsinki just before the pandemic. With the new LP imminent, Costello showed up remotely on last night's episode of Stephen Colbert's Late Show, and he seriously brought the charm. That guy is just fun … More »
Tags: Music, News, Stephen Colbert, Colbert, Elvis Costello, Helsinki, Jon Batiste

What Will The Opus 3/San Francisco Conservatory Deal Mean For Classical Music?

Any such acquisition would be without precedent, but the size and history of Opus 3 makes the announcement headline news not only in the world of music and art but also among business executives and attorneys. Few details are contained in the original announcement and the source of financing what must be a multimillion-dollar acquisition remains confidential — at least for the time being. – San Francisco Classical Voice
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, Opus, 10.20.20

Myd – “Moving Men” (Feat. Mac DeMarco)

Mac DeMarco is generous when it comes to guest spots. Since last year's Here Comes The Cowboy, indie's melancholic goofball has lent his voice to tracks by the Garden, Samantha Urbani, Yellow Days, and Benny Sings. He adds another to the pile today, a team-up … More »
Tags: Music, Mac Demarco, Samantha Urbani, Benny, Alexandre Nart, Myd

Danny Elfman Shares First Solo Music In 36 Years, A Creepy Song He Wrote For Coachella

Iconic film composer and former Oingo Boingo leader Danny Elfman was supposed to play a special career-spanning set at Coachella this year. Obviously, that didn't happen. But today, Elfman has announced that he's signed to ANTI-/Epitaph to release his first solo music in 36 years, a creepy new single called "Happy," which he wrote for … More »
Tags: Music, Coachella, Oingo Boingo, Danny Elfman, Elfman, Aron Johnson

RINSE – “Back Into Your Arms” (Feat. Hatchie)

Joe Agius is the lead guitarist in Hatchie and collaborates with Hariette Pillbeam on her songs. It's no surprise, then, that his own project RINSE lives in the same blown-out dream-pop universe. He's put out a handful of singles this year already and today he's announcing his debut EP, Wherever I … More »
Tags: Music, Rinse, Hatchie, Joe Agius, Hariette Pillbeam

Grimes Releases AI Lullaby To Help You Sleep Or Relax

Remember when Grimes got into a big Twitter debate about the future of AI in music? Well, now she's collaborating with an actual AI on some music. Specifically, she's partnered with Endel, the app that procedurally generates "personalized sound environments" to help users sleep or relax -- and the first algorithm … More »
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Céline Dion To Make Film Acting Debut In Text For You

Céline Dion's signature hit is associated with one of the biggest movies of all time, but she has never taken an acting role herself. Or at least she hadn't until now. EW reports that Dion has been cast in the romance movie Text For You, possibly as herself. More »
Tags: Music, News, Priyanka Chopra, Dion, Celine Dion

Khruangbin – “Summer Madness” (Kool & The Gang Cover)

Khruangbin are the latest artist to curate their own installment of the long-running Late Night Tales compilation series. Khruangbin got their first big break when Bonobo included their song "A Calf Born In Winter" on his own Late Night Tales mix in 2013, so this is a bit of a full-circle moment for them. The … More »
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De La Soul – “Remove 45″ (Feat. Styles P, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Mysonne, & Chuck D)

De La Soul have shared a new anti-Trump song, just in time for the election. "Remove 45" also features Styles P, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Mysonne, and Chuck D. "When it comes to this president and his administration we need to exercise our right to vote and REMOVE him from office," says De La Soul's … More »
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Watch Bruce Hornsby & Polo G Perform “Waiting On A Hero” Together

A few months ago, the soulful and intense young Chicago rapper Polo G ended his sophomore album The Goat with "Wishing For A Hero," a track that samples Bruce Hornsby & The Range's florid, thoughtful 1986 chart-topper "The Way It Is." "The Way It Is" is a song that's had a long resonance … More »
Tags: Music, News, Chicago, Bruce Hornsby, Polo G

Nico Muhly’s New Piece For San Francisco Symphony Would Be Impossible To Perform Live

With no live concerts since March and no prospect of restarting them soon, the orchestra commissioned Muhly to write a work specifically for virtual performance. The result is Throughline, “a piece of big-girl music that has big-girl stuff in it” (as Muhly put it) that involves the orchestra and all eight of the creative partners Esa-Pekka Salonen engaged when he was appointed SFS music director. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Nico Muhly, Esa Pekka Salonen, San Francisco Symphony, Muhly, 10.28.20

3 Butternut-Kürbis-Rezepte, die den Herbst in deine Küche bringen

Im letzten halben Jahr dürftest du eine ganze Menge Zeit in deinen eigenen vier Wänden verbracht haben. Anstatt dich mehrmals die Woche mit Freund*innen in Restaurants, Bars oder Kneipen treffen zu können, musstest du 2020 vermutlich selbst kulinarisch kreativ werden – vielleicht sogar zum ersten Mal. Schließlich nagt es auf Dauer ganz schön am Portemonnaie, wenn du dir die Küchen-Mühe sparst und dich stattdessen auf den Lieferservice deines Vertrauens verlässt.  Während die Tage aber allmählich...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kate, Zucker, Ganz, Wie, Rolle, Blech, Ober, Freund, Knoblauch, Dann, Immer, Pfeffer, Kase, GIB

Billie Eilish Is “Destroying Our Country And Everything We Care About” According To Leaked Trump Admin Doc

It appears that the Trump administration recently made politically motivated changes to a planned $250 million advertising campaign that was intended to "defeat despair and inspire hope" amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The campaign was set to feature various celebrities, but The Washington Post reports that Trump's Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Michael Caputo … More »
Tags: Music, News, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Billie Eilish, Michael Caputo

Music Exec Is Buying Up Distressed Music Venues Across The Country To “Save” Them

Marc Geiger, the former global music chief of the giant talent agency WME, has quietly amassed a war chest to fortify empty clubs during the pandemic and help them grow once they reopen. One of the most charismatic figures behind the scenes of the music industry — a motormouth futurist who helped create Lollapalooza and was an early proponent of how the internet could help musicians — Geiger portrays his latest venture as a kind of personal crusade. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Geiger, Marc Geiger, 10.29.20

Jay Som & Chastity Belt’s Annie Truscott Team Up As Routine: Hear “Cady Road”

I'm sensing a pattern here. A routine, even. Jay Som, aka Bay Area indie-pop singer-songwriter Melina Duterte, filled up the space between her 2017 breakout Everybody Works and last year's Anak Ko by releasing an EP with her friend Justus Proffit. Now, as we await news of her Anak … More »
Tags: Music, Routine, Bay Area, Justus Proffit, Melina Duterte, Jay Som, Chastity Belt, Anak Ko, Annie Truscott Team

Autechre Just Released Another New Album PLUS

Autechre released a new album, SIGN, just a couple weeks ago. It was the beloved English electronic duo's first "proper" album in seven years. They've wasted no time on a follow-up. Today, they're back with another whole new full-length album called PLUS, which features nine new tracks, and judging by the similar album … More »
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Karen O & Willie Nelson Release a New Cover Bowie & Queen’s “Under Pressure” Today, Karen O and Willie Nelson unveiled their cover of the iconic David Bowie and Queen classic “Under Pressure.” Thematically, it’s a song for our pressure-filled times. But this version will keep you centered and calm. Put it on endless loop through next Tuesday. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It’s hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue p...
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#TrackoftheDay: “Dead”

The PoetsUK (1958) This song might possibly hold the record for name checking the largest number of monsters in just over two minutes. I’m sure that might have been broken in recent years because we just have more monsters to name. Although once you adjust for monster inflation, The Poets might still reign supreme.
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The Number Ones: Ready For The World’s “Oh Sheila”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
Tags: Music, World, The Number Ones, Ready For The World

SUSS – “Winter Light”

SUSS is an ambient group based out of New York that shares a member with the instrumental trio numün, who put out a very good debut not too long ago. SUSS have a couple albums to their name already, including 2018's Ghost Box and last year's High Line, and … More »
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Black Country, New Road – “Science Fair”

Black Country, New Road is one of the bands to come out of this recent Speedy Wunderground universe of young English rock bands pushing the limits of the form. Like their compatriots in Black Midi, Black Country built up early buzz based on their roiling, shape-shifting live shows. In those early days, there was something … More »
Tags: Music, Bart Price, Black Country New Road, Black Midi Black Country

Lavender Diamond – “In The Garden”

Lavender Diamond, the orchestral art-pop trio led by Becky Stark, are coming back with their first new album in eight years. We've already heard two songs from the forthcoming Now Is The Time, "Look Through The Window" and "This Is How We Rise." Today, they're sharing a third, "In The Garden," … More »
Tags: Music, Lavender Diamond, Becky Stark, Nathaniel Walcott

Sage Vaughn's illustrated interview with Sam i about his new film "Heaven"

A Boing Boing exclusive: Sage Vaughn interviewed Grammy-nominated DJ, music producer, composer and music/film director Sam i (formerly known as Sam Spiegel)'s new self- directed short film "Heaven." A note from Sam i: "To Whom It May Concern" feat Ceelo Green, Theophilus London, and Alex Ebert is the longest time from conception to completion that it's ever taken me to create a song. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, London, News, Film, Sam, Alex Ebert, Sam Spiegel, Sage Vaughn

Mogwai – “Dry Fantasy”

It's now been more than 23 years since the Scottish post-rock greats Mogwai released their debut album Young Team, but Mogwai are nowhere near finished. Today, the band has announced that they've got a new studio album, their eleventh, coming out early next year. The new LP is called As The Love Continues, and it's … More »
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Billy Joe Shaver Dead At 81

The Texan outlaw country singer and songwriter Billy Joe Shaver has died. Rolling Stone reports that Shaver died today in Waco, Texas after suffering a stroke. Shaver was 81. More »
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Martha Skye Murphy – “Self Tape”

Earlier this month, Martha Skye Murphy announced she'd be following this summer's Heal EP with a new one called Yours Truly. So far we've heard the EP's title track, and today Murphy's back with another single called "Self Tape." … More »
Tags: Music, Murphy, Martha Skye Murphy, Waterbaby

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