Pharrell has found himself in a bit of trouble after he wore a Native American headdress on magazine cover. Shoulda stuck to the Arby's hat, pal. He has issued an apology: "I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture. I am genuinely sorry."
It's come to my attention that Weezer have been posting studio updates and mini webisodes every Wednesday on the band's Facebook page. Head to the replies to see some of the most recent ones, including clips of new songs called "Ain't Got Nobody" and "The Waste Land." If you remember, the band is currently recording with Ric Ocaresk.
The Bilinda Butchers have announced their debut full length HEAVEN will be out July 15th via Orchid Tapes. You can check out the first single, a fantastic bit of shoegazing pop, "Edo Method" along with the album art and information in the replies via the Fader.
Head to the replies to watch the latest Quiet Country Audio session with Buffalo, NY pop-punk act Head North. They play four tracks from their EP, Scrapbook Minds, which they self-released earlier this year. Give 'em try if you like The Wonder Years, Transit or The Story So Far.
Interpol will release their new album, El Pintor, on September 9th in North, South and Central America via Matador and September 8th in all other territories. Hit the replies to watch a short film of the band recording the album.
Tracklisting 01) All the Rage Back Home
02) My Desire
04) Same Town, New Story
05) My Blue Supreme
06) Everything is Wrong
07) Breaker 1
08) Ancient Ways
09) Tidal Wave
10) Twice as Hard
Adult Swim's fifth entry in its annual Single Series will begin June 9th with a contribution from disco legend Giorgio Moroder. Other contributors of new songs include Future, Deafheaven, Run the Jewels, and more. The series runs until September 22nd and you can check the whole schedule in the replies.
When we started the record, we thought we might call the record “Wasteland,” which is the first track. Really that’s where we were when we started out writing for the record. It was a pretty dark place for us as a band. We didn’t know the record was going to follow this path that it ended up taking. It took us more than a year to make the record, and a lot of the songs really follow the journey that the band was on. Obviously, we didn’t know where that journey was going to lead. The songs came out as the turns and changes happened to us.
The Sidekicks will launch their summer headline tour on July 31 in Lansing, MI. The tour runs through August 24th and features support from Richmond, VA's Sundials and Chicago, IL's Dowsing. Dates in the replies.
Billions of dollars in royalties are at stake, and the lobbying fight that is very likely to unfold would pit Silicon Valley giants like Pandora and Google against music companies and songwriter groups.
Why does this matter? As I’ll get to later in this series, it can seem weird that a team of college sophomores are specifically targeting preteens with substantially sexed-up songs. I’m not trying to pull off one of those ludicrous “we need to protect our children” crusades, but no matter how we slice it: Isn’t it slightly off-putting that this has become, for a significant number of artists, a reproducible business model?
Ryan Rockwell, best known as the frontman for pop-punk act Mixtapes, is excited to independently release a brand-new album today called I Hate How Normal I've Become. This release comes under the project name Youth Culture and is available right now on Bandcamp. Check the replies for the full press release.
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