Coming just over a week after its surprise announcement, enigmatic UK dubstep producer Burial's new EP Rival Dealer is streaming in the replies. There's been a lot of confusion about the EPs release day, but you can purchase it via Hyperdub now.
Hit the replies to hear a new St. Vincent song called "Birth In Reverse," off her upcoming self-titled album due out February 25th. You can download the song for free by signing up for her mailing list.
Yesterday we brought you Reggie and the Full Effect covering He is Legend. Another one of James Dewees' perks for his Kickstarter was to play on a fan's demo/recordings. James ended up playing on an AP.net user's entire album, and as explained by the fan, "it's one of those things I had dreamed about as teenager when I first started writing music." The resulting album is up on Bandcamp in its entirety.
Spotify has posted a nice little "Year In Review" app, which will calculate some stats on your personal streaming. Check it out, and post your Top 10 songs in the replies, so we know how many times you listened to "Get Lucky."
Head to the replies to hear Nothing But Thieves' new EP If You Don't Believe, It Can't Hurt You. It's available on iTunes. It's for fans of Muse, Radiohead, and The 1975. The band will be on tour in the UK with Anthony Green and The Dear Hunter this February and March.
You can stream a new You Blew It! song titled "Award of the Year Award" in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming Topshelf Records release, Keep Doing What You're Doing, which will hit stores January 14th. The album was produced by Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.) and it's fantastic. You can pre-order the record (highly recommended) via Topshelf.
1) Match & Tinder
2) Award of the Year Award
3) Strong Island
4) Regional Dialect
5) House Address
6) A Different Kind of Kindling
7) Rock Springs
8) You & Me & Me
9) Grey Matter
10) Better to Best
Spotify for Artists is an effort to engage artists and calm fears that streaming services are bad for musicians (fears personified by high-profile names like Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke). The biggest news is a real-time analytics dashboard that tracks how often an artist's music is being listened to and which songs are most popular. In addition to these basic metrics, the dashboard also offers up demographical insights, letting artists check up on their fans' age, gender, and location. It's like Google...