Neil Young Sues Donald Trump

Donald Trump has been using Neil Young songs at his campaign rallies for years now -- he literally first announced his candidacy to "Rockin' In The Free World" -- and Neil Young has been annoyed at Donald Trump for using Neil Young songs at his campaign rallies for about as long. Just last … More »
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Notre-Dame’s Organ Is Being Taken Apart Piece By Piece To Get The Lead Out

Miraculously, the enormous instrument suffered no structural damage from the April 15, 2019 fire at the medieval Paris cathedral. But the 8,000 pipes, five keyboards, and intricate mechanisms were covered and filled with toxic lead dust from the destroyed roof and spire. Disassembly will take until the end of this year and the cleaning will take more than three years; after the organ is all back together, it will take six months to tune and voice it. – Yahoo! (AP)
Tags: Art, Music, Paris, 08.03.20

Kelly Lee Owens – “Corner Of My Sky” (Feat. John Cale)

We're finally only a few weeks away from the release of Kelly Lee Owens' sophomore album, Inner Song, after it was announced way back in February. Owens has shared a handful of tracks in that time -- "Melt!," "Night," and "On" -- and today she's back with another song, … More »
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Watch Phoebe Bridgers & Courtney Barnett Cover Gillian Welch’s Streaming-Era Anthem “Everything Is Free”

This past weekend was supposed to be the weekend of the Newport Folk Festival, the historic event that started up in Rhode Island in 1959. Back in April, though, the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals were cancelled because of the pandemic. Instead, Newport staged a virtual festival this past weekend. Phoebe Bridgers, who'd … More »
Tags: Music, News, Rhode Island, Courtney Barnett, Phoebe Bridgers, Gillian Welch, Newport Folk Festival, Newport Folk, Instead Newport

Taylor Swift’s folklore Posts Biggest #1 Debut Of 2020

Taylor Swift's new album folklore has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart with 846,000 equivalent album units. It's the biggest debut for an album since her previous album, last year's Lover, which started out with 867,000 units. Naturally, that also makes it the biggest album debut of 2020 … More »
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Stream The Paul Institute’s Summer 2020 EP

The Paul Institute, the musical project spearheaded by brothers Jai and A.K. Paul, has released a new batch of recordings today. Dubbed the Summer 2020 EP, it's more of a mixtape featuring a range of Paul affiliates. It's not the massive outpouring Paul fans have been hoping for since Jai made his comeback … More »
Tags: Music, PAUL, Pino Palladino, Jai Paul, Ruthven, Jai, Hira, Alt-J, A.K. Paul, Paul Institute, Pen Pals, Asim Chaudhry, Chabuddy G, Fabiana Palladino, REINEN

645AR – “Sum Bout You” (Feat. FKA Twigs)

645AR is the Bronx-born, Southern-raised rapper with the aerated voice that has made him go viral a few different times over the last year. FKA Twigs is, well, you know, FKA Twigs. Today, the two of them have released a new track together called "Sum Bout You," which pairs 645AR's squeaking voice against … More »
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Medieval Remixes of Star Wars Themes Are Music to Thine Ears

When Darth Vader said “What is thy bidding, master?” apparently he was onto something. The phrase had a certain dated quality. Medieval even. And now, after hearing actual medieval remixes of popular Star Wars themes, those two things definitely go hand in hand.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Music, Science, Disney, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, This Is Awesome, John Williams, Ludwig Goransson, Samuel Kim, Jake Bartok

Young Jesus – “Magicians”

Two years ago, we named Young Jesus a Band To Watch on the strength of their album The Whole Thing Is Just There. So it was exciting news when, last month, the group announced a followup, Welcome To Conceptual Beach. Along the way, the band has shared "Root And Crown" and … More »
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King Of The Beach Turns 10

As proclamations of supremacy go, it's not quite Jesus walking into the temple and declaring himself the messiah, but for an indie rocker in the summer of 2010, anointing yourself king of the beach was an act of extreme confidence. Lo-fi guitar bands like Beach Fossils, Best Coast, and Real Estate had helped to steer … More »
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Ryan Hemsworth – “Keep Touch” (Feat. Leland Whitty)

At the end of the month, Ryan Hemsworth is putting out a new EP called Pout, the latest in a string of releases from the Canadian producer this year that have included the Defend + Defund mix and April's two-track single. Today, he's shared a very pretty new track called "Keep … More »
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Washed Out Drops NSFW Video For New Song “Paralyzed”

Later this week, original chillwaver Ernest Greene, better known as Washed Out, will follow up his 2017 album Mister Mellow with a new LP called Purple Noon. Greene has already shared the early singles "Too Late" and "Time To Walk Away," and today, he shares a new track called … More »
Tags: Music, Washed Out, Ernest Greene, Caroline Koning, Purple Noon Greene, Time To Walk Away

Beyoncé’s Black Is King Celebrates The Black Diaspora By Reinventing The Lion King

Imagine what you think of blackness. Then reimagine it, again and again, until it is true, until it is righteous, until it is real. That is Beyoncé’s new goal. More »
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The Dream Of The Late ’90s Is Alive With Dominic Fike

Dominic Fike was born at the end of 1995, and so was his musical aesthetic. Fike, a singer, guitarist, and rapper from Naples, Florida, looks like a hypermodern rap-adjacent pop star -- he has an Apple logo tattooed on his face where many people put a teardrop, rocks a loosely androgynous style highlighted by a … More »
Tags: Apple, Music, Taylor Swift, Logic, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Bastille, Sam Smith, Britney Spears, Drake, Tyga, Garth Brooks, Graham Coxon, Bon Iver, Ludacris, Bts

Neighbors Performing Music For Neighbors Hasn’t Stopped

And, in the U.S., it may be just getting started. A cellist in Pasadena who performs weekly with his wife, a pianist, says, “We thought with so much suffering, and so much anxiety, this is something very small that we can try to do to help.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, Pasadena, 08.01.20

Big Joanie – “Cranes In The Sky” (Solange Cover)

A couple years ago, the British trio Big Joanie released their debut album, Sistahs, a formidable and impressive album that came about after a few years of the band gestating in the underground. They're working on their follow-up to it now -- set to come out on the punk institution Kill Rock Stars … More »
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Trump Demands Microsoft Pay Off the U.S. Treasury to Secure TikTok Deal

Donald Trump is demanding the U.S. government somehow get a juicy cut of any deal for Microsoft to buy Chinese-owned video app TikTok—or else.Read more...
Tags: Security, Apps, Music, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, China, Espionage, Donald Trump, U S Treasury, Bytedance, Tiktok, Trump Demands Microsoft

Q&A With Montreal, Québec Based Hip Hop Artist GunDei

Congratulations on your latest Album release “The Place of the Skull”. We checked it out and we really enjoyed the fresh new sound & perspective on new Hip Hop coming out of Montreal, Québec. What motivated you to create this style of music. And how did you come up with your MC name GunDei? Much appreciated, I’ve been doing music professionally for the last 20 years but been into music since youth. I started singing at church in Jersey at the New Jersey mass choir. My name GunDei is pronounced ...
Tags: Usa, New Jersey, Jazz, Miami, Jesus, Montreal, BLM, Jersey, Montreal Canada, Gandhi, Montreal Quebec, Q&A Interviews, GunDei, NWA Lauryn Hill Kool G Rap King Tee

Free The Artist – “Things That Matter” (EP Review)

  Free The Artist is an upcoming who was raised in Compton, CA and caught a buzz with his latest EP release titled “Things That Matter” which introduces us to 7 amazing and influential tracks revolving stories about the atmosphere of violence, killings, and this world wide pandemic we are all facing today.  Backed by a strong local fanbase, Free The Artist unveils a high talent level and clearly separates himself for the ever-hungry West-Coast underground scene.  We also recognize and respect t...
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10 More Artists Join Save Stereogum: An ’00s Covers Comp

Save Stereogum, the crowdfunding campaign to help our newly independent business stay afloat In These Uncertain Times, ends later this month. It’s going really well! But we did promise additional contributions to our massive ‘00s covers compilation and today we’re ready to reveal them. If you’ve been on the fence about buying … More »
Tags: Music, Twin Peaks, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Moses Sumney, Lucy Dacus, Greg Dulli, The Afghan Whigs, Samantha Urbani, Tomberlin, Titus Andronicus, Mary Lattimore, Gordi, OHMME, The Natvral, Original Albums

Cults – “No Risk”

Next month, Cults will release a new album, Host, the follow-up to 2017's Offering. They've shared two solid tracks from it so far, "Spit You Out" and "Trials," and today they're back with a third. "No Risk" is catchy and shuffling, building from Madeline Follin's whispered incantations to something … More »
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Musicians Blast Spotify CEO For Comments On Royalties

The CEO ― whose net worth is estimated at over $4 billion ― argued in an interview with Music Ally published Thursday that there was a “narrative fallacy” around claims that Spotify’s royalties were too low, saying: “Some artists that used to do well in the past may not do well in this future landscape, where you can’t record music once every three to four years and think that’s going to be enough.” – HuffPost
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music, 08.01.20

Black Sabbath Cover Band Rehearsal – “Sweet Leaf” (Black Sabbath Cover)

It is, of course, not uncommon for musicians to cover each other. It's perhaps a bit more unexpected when established indie musicians go and form a full-blown cover band. That is, however, what has happened with Black Sabbath Cover Band Rehearsal. As you might be able to tell from the name, it's not exactly your … More »
Tags: Music, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, Black Sabbath, Krallice, Greg Fox, Mick Barr, Nick Zinner, Angel Deradoorian, Deradoorian, Ocrilim, Brad Truax, Black Sabbath Cover Band Rehearsal

Hear Bill Callahan’s New Version Of Smog’s Classic “Let’s Move To The Country” From Gold Record

Smog's 1999 masterwork Knock Knock -- which turned 20 years old last year and happens to be this week's Sunday Review over at Pitchfork -- begins with a spare, tense, flickering ballad called "Let's Move To The Country," presumably inspired by Bill Callahan's residence in a South Carolina farmhouse … More »
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That Time A Research Librarian Discovered His Library Owned A First Edition Of Beethoven’s Sixth

At the Moravian Music Foundation, librarian David Blum “was doing a routine cataloging of material that the foundation has owned for years, [when] he noticed the plate number of the printing was 1809, his first clue that he was onto a first edition. He thought that would be great — but unlikely.” And yet. – Winston-Salem Journal
Tags: Art, Music, David Blum, 08.01.20, Moravian Music Foundation

Stream Whitest Boy Alive Members’ Album Quarantine At El Ganzo

Last year, the German/Norwegian group the Whitest Boy Alive reunited following their break-up in 2014. In March, they put out a new song called "Serious" and they were scheduled to play a handful of festivals this year. Obviously that is no longer happening, but before the pandemic caused shutdowns worldwide, the … More »
Tags: Music, El Ganzo, Erlend Øye, The Whitest Boy Alive, Sebastian Maschat, Whitest Boy Alive

Black Sabbath Cover Band Rehearsal – “Sweat Leaf” (Black Sabbath Cover)

It is, of course, not uncommon for musicians to cover each other. It's perhaps a bit more unexpected when established indie musicians go and form a full-blown cover band. That is, however, what has happened with Black Sabbath Cover Band Rehearsal. As you might be able to tell from the name, it's not exactly your … More »
Tags: Music, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, Black Sabbath, Krallice, Greg Fox, Mick Barr, Nick Zinner, Angel Deradoorian, Deradoorian, Ocrilim, Brad Truax, Black Sabbath Cover Band Rehearsal

Medicine Man – “Time Keeps On” (Video)

San Diego, CA based Hip Hop veteran Medicine Man releases his new single/music video titled “Time Keeps On” featuring Main Flow and produced by Chopzilla.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, San Diego CA, Medicine Man

UnLearn The World – “Let There Be Light” (Video)

Rising San Francisco based underground Hip Hop artist UnLearn The World releases his latest music video titled “Let There Be Light“, off his new album “Light Years“.  Follow him on Instagram @unlearntheworld.
Tags: Videos, San Francisco, Jazz, UnLearn The World

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