The quintessential starting point for Springsteen is your dad’s favorite album, Born to Run. In his early days, Springsteen was very much a “DIY” type of artist – he and his band would play in and around New Jersey, go on small tours and generally jam a lot. Remember, this was the ’70s, and there was no true rapid-fire success to be found. Columbia Records signed Springsteen to an album deal in the hopes that it was signing the next Bob Dylan. But while Springsteen is majorly influenced by Dylan, he has never been content to restrict his art to just himself and an...
Jamie xx has his debut solo album In Colour out on June 1st via Young Turks, and he's shared yet another phenomenal track from the LP. "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" features Young Thug and dancehall artist Popcaan (who you might remember from his Yeezus appearance), and is definitely going to be a summer 2015 staple. Stream the song in the replies.
Kanye West's representatives have shared a statement about his overly censored Billboard Music Awards performance.
Kanye West was grossly over-censored at the Billboard Music Awards. Non-profane lyrics such as “with my leather black jeans on” were muted for over 30 second intervals. As a result, his voice and performance were seriously misrepresented. It is ridiculous that in 2015, unwarranted censorship is something that artists still have to fight against.
Although West was clearly set up to face elements beyond his control during the live broadcast, he would like to apologize to the television audience who were unable to enjoy the performance the way he envisioned.
Riot Fest is moving from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park.
Recently, as evidenced in the media, there were those who attempted to divide the Humboldt Park community with unfair and unjust tactics that in no way represent the overwhelming majority of the 26th Ward residents and businesses. And while Riot Fest supporters stressed that without question, Riot Fest has done nothing short of showing their unparalleled devotion to the city and the neighborhood they called home, Riot Fest partners, Michael Petryshyn and Sean McKeough made the ethical decision not to allow the festival to be used as a pawn and removed Riot Fest from the conversation regarding the ever-changing face of Humboldt Park
Recently we have been made aware of the statements made about our bassist, Austin Kerr. We are taking the situation seriously and have decided that the best thing for the band is to part ways with Austin. We send our deepest apologies to anyone who has ever been affected negatively by his actions. Our fans mean the absolute world to us and their safety and happiness will always be our top priority. We are so grateful for their ongoing support...
Today we're introducing you all to Caleb & Carolyn, an indie-folk act out of Buffalo who will release their debut EP, Give Me Anything, on June 2. The duo, who are married, will also hit the road in support of the EP. We're premiering the first single from their EP, titled "Soil," in the replies -- where you can find tour dates as well. You might like the track if you enjoy singer / songwriter vibes, and the male / female vocal harmonies are especially pleasant.
Spraynard have officially released their new 7" EP, the two-song Bench, which is available to stream and purchase on Bandcamp. Additionally, the Pennsylvania trio have announced Mable, a new full-length album that will drop on July 10 via Jade Tree. You can find the tracklist for the new LP below, along with the album art and some upcoming tour dates in the replies.
01) Applebee's Bar
07) Listen to Me
09) Out of Body
Our friends over at the SongExploder podcast have teamed up with Wired to release new episodes.
Each episode of the podcast, created and produced by Hrishikesh Hirway, features a musical guest discussing the ideas and decisions behind a single song by isolating the different pieces. Song Exploder invites the audience to change the way they listen to music by hearing a recording deconstructed to uncover hidden details in the sounds and the creative process.
Previous podcast guests include The Postal Service, Spoon, The National, Ghostface Killah, Toro y Moi and more.
The Verge breaks down the leaked contract Sony Music had with Spotify.
This contract — like every other contract involving a music label and a streaming service — has been secret until now. Given the myriad ways Sony Music came out as the winner, it’s worth asking who really should shoulder the blame for the lackluster streaming payments that artists like Swift have been complaining about — the labels or the streaming service?
All 150,000 U.S.-based Starbucks retail employees will receive a Spotify Premium account as part of the partnership, and the music service will also plug into the Starbucks rewards program. Starbucks employees, as well as customers who have signed up for the coffee chain’s rewards program, will be able to influence in-store music programming, according to the announcement. Starbucks rewards members will also have the opportunity to earn rewards points while using Spotify.
The Maccabeeswere recently in BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge and they performed a cover of Major Lazer's "Lean On" with the help of Radio 1's Greg James as their last minute stand-in, and enthusiastic, vocal effects member. Check out a video of the performance in the replies.
Telegraf recently worked with Marc McClusky (Ludo, William Beckett) on their upcoming debut EP, Lines. We are premering a new song and video today with "Do You Wanna." The song sits somewhere between the solo work of William Beckett vocally (expectedly) and the instrumentation found in The 1975's songs, where the guitar really helps propel the chorus. The EP uses direct quotes from actual conversations, making it a very personal insight. If you're looking to learn more about the band, you can also watch a short introductory documentary in the replies.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
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Copeland just released the official video for "I Can Make You Feel Young Again," which you can watch in the replies. Get comfortable and lose yourself in one of the most beautiful music videos we've seen in a while.
Wave & Rome started out in Nashville as a collaboration between Sam Tinnesz and co-writer/co-producer Josh Farro (formerly of Paramore). The band's upcoming EP, Across the Map, will release on June 2nd, but we are streaming a new song called "Wandering Wolf" today. The song shouldn't be a far cry for fans of bands like Augustana or Cary Brothers, being a piano-driven pop-rock song. Producer Matt Bronleewe, who has worked with Hayley Williams, also helped produce, and Chad Howatt (Paper Route) did the mixing. Howatt's work here should definitley please fans of Paper Route, as well. Give it a listen in the replies. If you're liking it, head to iTunes tomorrow to grab the song and pre-order...
Terror has premiered a brand new song off their upcoming record, The 25th Hour, which drops August 7th via Victory Records. You can check out "The Solution" via Noisey. The band has also been playing a couple of new songs on their current tour, supporting The Story So Far.
So it seems that Brandon Flowers of The Killers has been keeping a collection of his facial hair shavings since 2008. That's a little weird, right?
"I have a Ziploc bag full of hair", Flowers revealed to the newspaper's Radar magazine. "I'll grow five or six days growth, make sure that the sink is dry, use an electric razor, catch it in the sink, and then I'm able to just scoop it into the bag!"