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...
Hear a new The Republic of Wolves song titled “Pioneers” on PropertyOfZack. The band will be playing a series of upcoming New York performances to preview the new release, including a November 30th appearance with Robbers at Brooklyn's Rock Shop and their official record release show taking place December 13th at Fat Baby in New York. Also, the band will be hosting an exclusive CD listening party and acoustic set on December 17th at Idle Hands Bar also in New York, beginning at 8PM. Their upcoming album, No Matter How Narrow, releases on December 17th.
The service's final day of operation will be December 2nd, when Turntable promises to throw one final party. "If we also want to give Turntable Live a real shot, we need to fully focus on it," Turntable writes. So far, it's happy with the response. The streaming shows — all of which are hosted from Turntable's SoHo studio — try to recreate the live concert experience, straight down to asking fans to buy tickets ahead of time. Eleven shows have been run so far, with the last one bringing in $670 from 170 total viewers. While recreating the feel of a concert may be an exciting goal, Turntable.fm's users will likely...
Brothers Joeseph and Michael Pepe contributed production and writing to one of the standout tracks from Deniro Farrar's The Patriarch from earlier this year. Now, their new band Cairo Fire has premiered their first track titled "Bold & Beautiful," which you can stream in the replies. If you're into indie pop-rock, do not pass this up.
Rdio is laying off employees today to "improve its cost structure and ensure a scalable business model for the long-term."
Rdio isn't revealing any specific numbers to counteract the bad news, but the company insists things are looking up. "Since the end of last year, we’ve tripled our number of new users," a spokesperson told TechCrunch. Rdio also says that 90 percent of users now subscribe to its $9.99 unlimited streaming plan, a healthy conversion rate by any standard.