Premature Evaluation: Caribou Suddenly

Dan Snaith still hasn’t quite learned how to sit still. "If you want to change it, you must break it/ Rip it up and something new will grow," he sings on "Sister," the opening track from his new album Suddenly. For the first half of his career, that's exactly how he continually reinvented himself. After … More »
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Plácido Domingo Starts Losing Engagements In Europe — And In His Birthplace, No Less

The continent had been resistant to the accusations of sexual harassment that ended Domingo’s U.S. career, but following the AGMA report, Spain’s Culture Ministry cancelled his invitation to perform in Luisa Fernanda at Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela in May, following which Domingo withdrew from La Traviata at the city’s Teatro Real the same month. (Meanwhile, news of the AGMA report has inspired another accuser to come forward publicly.) – Yahoo! (AP)
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Jaga Jazzist – “Spiral Era”

Jaga Jazzist, the beatwise and experimental Norwegian jazz eight-piece, have been making music since way back in the mid-'90s, and they've inspired a whole lot of adventurous music from all around the musical map. Today, Jaga Jazzist have announced a new album, their follow-up to 2015's Starfire, and they've shared a very cool … More »
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Ted Templeman Biography Casts a Wide, Deep Net

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Your 2020 Guide On What To Give Up For Lent

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, which will last until Thursday, April 9, 2020. Even if you don’t participate in it, you may have some idea about what it is — kids at school might have talked about giving up chocolate for 40 days, for instance. For many practicing Christians, the season is meant to be a time to commit to your faith by abstaining from something you consider a pleasure or a distraction. People observe Lent in different ways. But despite its reputation, the holi...
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How to distribute your beats

There are many platforms online that can help with advertising and selling licenses to your beats for other artists to use in there music. You can also benefit from distributing your beats to stores through RouteNote. Here’s how we can help you out. The following tips depending on the sort of license you’re handing out to artists. Be sure you know exactly what you’re promising artists in terms of how and where they can use and sell your music before implementing any of the below. Dist...
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Watch Noel Gallagher Cover Fleetwood Mac At Peter Green Tribute

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, the Who's Pete Townshend, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, and Oasis' Noel Gallagher united to perform an all-star tribute to founding Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green at the London Palladium last night. More »
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Milwaukee Molson Coors Shooter Regularly Carried Guns With Him & Spouted Conspiracy Theories

The city of Milwaukee was shocked by a tragic shooting that took place Wednesday (Feb. 27) at the Molson Coors brewery. Five workers were killed before the shooter took his own life, and now details are emerging on the killer and his possible motivations. The gunman, identified as 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill, had been an employee at that Molson Coors campus for 17 years, working as an electrician. During his tenure with the company that owns popular beer brands such as Coors Light, Miller Lite, ...
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Wedding Season 2020 Is DOOMED, According To Susan Miller

Over the past few months, you might have seen plenty of diamond rings, ear-to-ear smiles, and custom couple hashtags on the ‘gram as engagement season did its thing. Love is in the air! But we have some not-so-great news for everyone who’s starting their wedding countdown right now. According to astrologer Susan Miller of Astrology Zone, Venus and Mars will retrograde during peak wedding dates this year — Venus from May 13 to June 25, and Mars from September 9 to November 13— and that ...
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Arpeggio’s pocket sized sequencer & arpeggiator is as cool as it is cute

Sometimes beatmaking can’t wait and you need to lay out a beat in your mind or a melody you’re thinking of. Arpeggio fits in your pocket so you’re never caught short. There are very few instruments that I’d describe as cute, and the ones that come to mind I wouldn’t want to actually own. But Arpeggio looks both incredibly playable and sweet, sliding easily into your pocket and making for much more fun than a smartphone. It is at it’s essence a portable arpeggiator, hence the name, but ...
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Disclosure – “Etran” & “Get Close”

Another day, another Disclosure song. In 2018, the duo did this thing where they released five new songs over the course of five days. And now, it seems like they're doing it again this week. More »
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Stephen Malkmus – “Shadowbanned”

With the release of "Xian Man" last month, Stephen Malkmus announced his third album in three years. Whereas 2018's Jicks effort Sparkle Hard presented something close to the classic indie rock sound Malkmus made his name on and 2019's Groove Denied was an electronically inclined solo endeavor, this year's Traditional Techniques finds the … More »
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Disclosure – “Expressing What Matters”

As was speculated yesterday, it looks like Disclosure are up to one of their song-a-day tricks. Back in 2018, the duo released five new songs over the course of a week, and they're now officially halfway to that point again. We've gotten two tracks from them so far this week, "Ecstasy," … More »
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Jeet Thayil's Playlist for His Novel "Low"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Jeet Thayil's novel Low is dark, funny, and masterfully told book from one of the world's most talented storytellers. In his own words, here is Jeet Thayil's Book Notes music playl...
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Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - February 27, 2020

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Becoming Horses by Disa Wallander Disa Wallander is a Stockholm-based cartoonist and illustrator and Becoming Horses is her debut graphic with Drawn & Quarterly. It’s a dreamlike, non-narrative comic in which a handful of childlike characters explore ...
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Tiffany Tsao's Playlist for Her Novel "The Majesties"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Tiffany Tsao's novel The Majesties is a haunting literary page turner I couldn't put down. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "Tsao cannily pulls back the gilded surface from a w...
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A First Look At JW Anderson X Uniqlo’s Latest Collection

Designer Jonathan Anderson has got to be the busiest guy in the business. Just two weeks ago, the Northern-Irish designer was in London, presenting his “Nouveau chic” fall ‘20 collection for JW Anderson to the likes of Charli XCX, Billy Porter, and Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa on the final day of London Fashion Week. Tomorrow morning, he’ll take a bow at the end of the Loewe show in Paris. But even with two luxury collections on his plate, the 36-year-old designer still manages to find time...
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NYC Enlists Billy Idol For Anti-Idling Campaign

Billy Idol is the face of New York City's new anti-idling campaign. According to Spectrum News NY1, up to 11 percent of the fine particulate matter in NYC air is created by exhaust from motor vehicles, and the city is trying to curb that pollution by getting Billy Idol to yell at you. More »
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Bull Moose Jackson: Jazz Jump

A careful look at Tom Lord's online Jazz Discography always yields fascinating recordings. Back in the late 1940s, many jazz artists had their start in R&B and jump blues bands. The groups were often jazz-blues hybrids that provided touring experience, were smartly organized, well rehearsed and played tightly arranged charts. Bull Moose Jackson led one of these bands. A veteran of the Lucky Millinder Orchestra in the mid 1940s, Jackson formed his own band in 1947. [Photo above of Bull Moose Jac...
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How to design your next album artwork

Outside of technical requirements, your coverart needs to be eye catching and consistent with the music connected. While the industry standard program to jump to is Photoshop, there are plenty of free tools online to help you design something unique that stands-out with no graphic design experience. Canva have many dedicated templates for album covers. This can be great for designing your cover or promotional material for your social pages. Another useful site to checkout is Unsplash. Unsp...
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Smitty Bandz – “3” (Album)

Check out this new album by veteran Atlanta, GA based Hip Hop artist Smitty Bandz titled “3“. 
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AGMA Was Going To Keep Its Report On Plácido Domingo Quiet, And Domingo Was Going To Pay AGMA $500K. Now The Deal’s Off

“The deal they were working on — which called for the union, the American Guild of Musical Artists, to limit its public statements about the inquiry and for Mr. Domingo to pay the union $500,000 — fell apart on Tuesday after details of the investigation were leaked overnight.” – The New York Times
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Everything You Should Know About Amy Klobuchar’s Boyfriend Loophole Bill

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 19: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is interviewed on MSNBC inside the spin room at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino after the Democratic presidential primary debate on February 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Six candidates qualified for the third Democratic presidential primary debate of 2020, which comes just days before the Nevada caucuses on February 22. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) All eyes were on seven Democratic ca...
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The Latest Dunkin’ Donuts Menu Item Is An On-The-Go Bag Of “Snackable Bacon”

Can you feel it? That tingling sensation you get when you just know there’s going to be another amazing Dunkin’ Donuts menu item announced? Because that moment is now and this one is sure to be an instant cult classic. Meet the new Dunkin’ Donuts Snackin’ Bacon, the latest of their have-to-have-it-even-though-I-didn’t-know-I-wanted-it offerings on their constantly changing menu, fulfilling a much-needed afternoon snack void.  The new item hits DD stores nationwide starting February 26 a...
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England's Postwar Paranoia Creeps in the Shadows of Three Film-Noirs

Kino Lorber has been doing Region 1 a favor by licensing Blu-rays of classic British films from France's StudioCanal, which apparently owns everything in Europe. That's why we've been blessed with a bunch of Ealing Films and a set of early Hitchcocks. Now available are three stray postwar classics made in the four-year period from 1949 to 1953, two of them from London Films and one from Associated British Pictures. All are moody delights indulging noir-ish black and white, keying into the uncert...
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Love You Later Seriously "Making Plans" As an Artist to Embrace (premiere + interview)

FINAL ANSWERS: 3 MORE FOR LOVE YOU LATER 1. You're a Los Angeles-based musician who's also lived in Nashville. Where do you feel most comfortable making music and why? Love You Later: I adore Nashville's artist community and feel the most comfortable making music there because everyone is so supportive, inspiring, and talented. I just moved back to L.A. a few months ago, so I can't say I've fully gotten dialed into the artist/writer's scene here. But I do feel inspired just by my surroundin...
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How to keep track of your music and performance on Spotify for Artists

Spotify for Artists lets you easily see all of your music and track its performance. Here’s how to see all of your music and what it’s doing. Spotify for Artists gives you power over customising your profile, access to real-time statistics, insights into your audience and more. If you’ve not yet claimed your Spotify for Artists profile then head to We’re going to talk about the Music section here. This displays your catalog of songs and releases and helps you keep...
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Car Seat Headrest – “Can’t Cool Me Down”

Car Seat Headrest has long had its acolytes, but Will Toledo's project really took off upon the release of 2016's Teens Of Denial. Beyond being one of the best albums of the decade, it represented a whole new level of Toledo's songwriting and arranging after years of churning out music online. More »
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The Peanuts Gang Performs Pink Floyd’s Classic Rock Opera in the Mashup “Charlie Brown vs. The Wall“

YouTuber Garren Lazar has hit upon a brilliant idea—take clips from Charles M. Schulz’s universally beloved Peanuts cartoons and cut them together with universally beloved (more or less) popular anthems like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Freebird,” and “Stayin’ Alive.” The huge emotions of these songs suit the oversized feelings of the comic’s characters, who were, all of them, variations of Schulz himself. As Jeff Kinney writes in his introduction to Chip Kidd’s book, On...
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