There is absolutely no way that we can generate any interest from record labels in the United Kingdom, therefore the imminent two nights at Hammersmith are likely to be our final ever UK shows. We are obsessively grateful for all interest and loyalty from our audience ... throughout 28 years ... but without new releases, there is no point in any additional touring. Thank you for so many absolutely incredible times. The pleasure and privilege is mine ...
In case you missed it, the video for Father John Misty's "The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment" is in the replies. It also appears that he is attempting to "cover Ryan Adams' cover of 1989 in the style of the Velvet Underground." He has already released takes on "Blank Space" and "Welcome to New York" today and those can also be found in the replies.
Spin is reporting that Kesha has pushed for a preliminary injunction in the ongoing legal battle against her alleged sexual abuser Dr. Luke.
Until this Court rules on the declaratory judgment claim, Kesha is at an impasse. She cannot work with music producers, publishers, or record labels to release new music. With no new music to perform, Kesha cannot tour. Off the radio and stage and out of the spotlight, Kesha cannot sell merchandise, receive sponsorships, or get media attention. Her brand value has fallen, and unless the Court issues this injunction, Kesha will suffer irreparable harm, plummeting her career past the point of no return.
Ryan Adams and Taylor Swifttalked with Zane Lowe today about 1989. During the interview Taylor admitted she's been listening to the album so much she's started singing his melodies instead of the originals by accident. Ryan also notes he's already finished his next album ... a double LP. Because he's a machine.
Rock band Bring Me the Horizon earns its highest charting album ever – and first Top 10 set – as That’s the Spirit bows at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The set moved 62,000 units, of which 55,000 are pure album sales. The latter sum makes it No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart, and gives the band its best sales week ever. Their previous biggest sales frame came when their last album, 2013’s Sempiternal, bowed at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 with 27,000 copies sold in its first week. (That album was also their highest-charting set until this week.)
Last week, we brought you a Live Session of The Spill Canvas performing One Fell Swoop in its entirety. When that show sold out, frontman Nick Thomas added a second show at the Middle East in Cambridge, MA on August 24th, in which he played (most of) the band's debut album, Sunsets and Car Crashes. You can watch the full set in the replies.
Drake and Future have dropped their collaborative mixtape What A Time To Be Alive. The eleven track project is available exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music for the next week before being made available elsewhere.
I really don't like getting into this shit publicly but I've been asked about this a great deal recently and have received twenty + related texts in the last couple days... I haven't played with Goldfinger in over two years and any upcoming shows are no exception. the ad that's been circulating uses a five-year-old photo. I love the guys and wish them the best but I will not be playing with them.
Earlier that week, the band sat down with a list of tech-inspired love stories submitted to them via Twitter, and in a matter of hours, turned portions of those submissions into a bonafide indie love song. Still, they only had a short amount of time to master their creation and make any last minute tweaks before performing it live.
We were coming up with ideas for the re-release, and we decided that we wanted to look into having a female singer re-record vocals on “Vicious Love” to make it a duet with Jordan, and Ian, our bass player, had really been pushing for us to try and get in contact with Kacey Musgraves, a country singer who is actually a NFG fan. I guess Hayley knows her or was going to be our way to get in contact with her, so Chad asked Hayley to help out, and upon hearing of our plans, Hayley asked why we weren’t asking her to sing on it, and that she wanted to do it herself. We hadn’t really thought of that idea, especially if it would...
While Sunbather was split between epics and interludes, New Bermuda sounds more relentless and intense even before taking into account Clarke’s newly harrowing narrative: “Not even in dreams could I imagine my escape,” he sings at a key moment. While Sunbather was often described as shoegaze or indie rock as a way of foregrounding its basic appeal, its lyrical themes actually involved classic hip-hop tropes: lower-class kids visualizing success as a self-fulfilling prophecy. That album’s eponymous central character embodied the crass ways of signifying a good life: the beautiful woman, the house,...
Update: Drake has shared what looks like the mixtape's cover on Instagram, and revealed the title to be What A Time To Be Alive, available on iTunes at 8 pm tomorrow following a special edition of his OVO Sound Radio featuring FreeBandz on Beats 1 at 6 pm.
Rumors have been flying for more than a week now about a potential collaborative mixtape between Drake and Future, and it appears that Drake confirmed the project exists last night and suggested it is coming Sunday at a performance in Atlanta.