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Artists are not allowed to sell their Grammys even in the most dire of circumstances
Apr 17, 2015 1:45pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Not everyone keeps their Grammy in a shiny glass box for all the world to see. Just ask Kanye West, who stores his 21 gramophones in a sock drawer in his laundry room. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), the organization that hands out the awards, could pretty much care less what artists do with their respective trophies … that is, unless they try to sell them off.

Guitarist Dave Burgess is currently auctioning off a Grammy he and his ’60s rock ‘n’ roll outfit The Champs won back in 1959 for their hit song “Tequila”. And the NARAS is not pleased at all.

Burgess says he needs to sell the award because of financial problems. “I prefer not to sell my Grammy but there is an illness in my family and we have a lot of doctors bills.” The NARAS reached out to the musician, making it known that they oppose his selling of the trophy, even “hinting” that they may take legal action against him in the future.

As it stands right now, NARAS requires winners to sign a contract of sorts which forbids them to sell their prizes, though they may be passed on within the family when that particular artist dies. Still, it’s unclear when the policy was enacted. According to Burgess, he was never asked to agree to such terms when he won some nearly 50 years ago at the inaugural Grammy Awards, and believes this regulation came well after The Champs took home their trophy.

Courtney Love: Montage Of Heck Helped Frances Bean Heal In A Way That I Certainly Couldnt Do
Apr 17, 2015 1:44pm | StereoGum
Montage Of Heck, the recent documentary about Kurt Cobain's life, might be the most comprehensive, honest portrayal of the iconic Nirvana frontman that's ever been done. That's mostly due to the skillful hand of the film's director Brett Morgen, who Courtney Love specifically tapped. V Magazine published a conversation between the two of them … More »

Mad Decent Block Party 2015 lineups announced (Tyler the Creator, Diplo, Skrillex, T-Pain, Vic Mensa, Cut Copy & more)
Apr 17, 2015 1:32pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Mad Decent Block Party 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)

The Mad Decent Block Party tour returns this summer, and now initial lineups have been announced. Check the Block Party website for each city's specific lineup, but artists playing include Major Lazer, Diplo, Jack U, Skrillex, iLoveMakonnen, Tyler the Creator, Vic Mensa, T-Pain, Flosstradamus, Cashmere Cat, Die Antwoord, Cut Copy, Riff Raff, RL Grime, XXYYXX and more.

The NYC stops happen August 8 & 9 in Coney Island's MCU Park and have Cashmere Cat b2b Trippy Turtle, Die Antwoord, Gent & Jawns, Major Lazer, Vic Mensa and three more TBA on day 1; and CL, Grandtheft, Jack U, Party Favor, Tyler the Creator and What So Not on day 2.

Tickets for the whole tour are on sale now. All announced artists below.

Tyler the Creator's fourth album (counting Bastard) is out now. It's called Cherry Bomb and features Kanye West, Pharrell, Schoolboy Q, Lil Wayne and more. You can listen below.

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Listen: Ratboy - Sign On
Apr 17, 2015 1:30pm | The Line Of Best Fit
Building on the underground success he achieved with The Mixtape, Rat Boy has unleashed his debut single online.>

Spoon Inside Out (Demo)
Apr 17, 2015 1:11pm | StereoGum
Spoon are a great studio band, one that knows how to hold back. Their records often feel painstakingly assembled, stripped of everything the songs might not need. So it's fascinating to hear them at the barest possible level. Last August, Britt Daniel and Jim Eno appeared on the podcast Song Exploder to talk about … More »

Listen: Oh So Quiet - Rain At Night
Apr 17, 2015 1:11pm | The Line Of Best Fit
London via Buenos Aires quintet Oh So Quiet release a gorgeous slice of acoustic indie to wistfully soundtrack this journey from spring to summer.>

Watch A New Trailer For Dope, A$AP Rockys Feature Film Debut
Apr 17, 2015 1:10pm | StereoGum
We saw a brief trailer for Dope, A$AP Rocky's feature film debut, when it premiered at Sundance. Now a much longer, more detailed trailer has emerged, and it makes the movie look pretty awesome. The story revolves around Malcolm (Shameik Moore), a straight-A student from Inglewood, California who plays in a punk band and … More »

Justin Vernon covers Spoons Inside Out watch
Apr 17, 2015 12:45pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Over the last couple months, Justin Vernon has covered the likes of Bruce Springsteen and The White Stripes. This week, he turns his attention to Spoon, who, like Bon Iver, is set to perform at the inaugural Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival this summer.

From the dark depths of a forest, Vernon and his lonely piano tackle Spoon’s “Inside Out”, a highlight off one of 2014’s best albums They Want My Soul. It’s a sparse, haunting rendition done in true Bon Iver fashion, and a fine way to build up anticipation for the upcoming festival. Watch a video of the cover below.

Spoon has also shared its own piano demo of the track, which can be streamed here.

Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, which was curated by both Vernon and The National’s Bryce Dessner, takes place on July 17-18 in Vernon’s hometown of Eaux Claires, Wisconsin. Other acts scheduled to appear include The National, Sufjan Stevens, The Tallest Man on Earth, Poliça, Sturgill Simpson, and Sylvan Esso, among others.

Adventures, LVL UP and Palehound opening for Basement
Apr 17, 2015 12:40pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Adventures at Baby's earlier this month (more by Mimi Hong)

UK rockers Basement announced a US summer tour earlier this month, and today they revealed the openers for the East Coast leg (not counting the NJ show, which is co-headlining with Title Fight). They'll be joined by their punky Run for Cover labelmates Adventures, and two Exploding In Sound bands, LVL UP and Palehound. Here's what Basement said about the openers:

We are really excited to announce that ADVENTURES, LVL UP and PALEHOUND will be the support bands for the second leg of our USA tour this summer. The bands we get to support us are bands that we have chosen ourselves because we either love them as people, as a band or both. If you haven't heard of one of the bands don't just dismiss them because you haven't heard their music before, go check them out and listen to them. Excited to tour this summer with these awesome bands.
That leg of dates includes the NYC show happening August 17 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are still available. All dates are listed below.

Adventures were in NYC last week, and related band Code Orange returns to open for Poison the Well in May, and they'll be in the area this July on the Rockstar Mayhem Fest tour with Slayer, King Diamond and more.

LVL UP and Palehound also have a NYC show together this Saturday (4/18) at Silent...

Pattern is Movement breaking up after farewell tour (dates)
Apr 17, 2015 12:38pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Pattern is Movement recording their 'Shaking Through' session...

After 13 years playing together as Philadelphia art-pop duo Pattern is Movement, Andrew Thiboldeaux and Chris Ward are going their separate ways. Before disbanding, they'll head out on a farewell tour that hits NYC at Baby's All Right on June 18. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Pattern is Movement released their self-titled fourth LP last year via Hometapes and you can stream it below. The duo will also be featured on the upcoming season of web series Shaking Through where they were given two days to record a song. You can watch the raw footage of the first day of their session below and look for the finished product soon.

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Pattern Is Movement Announce Farewell Tour
Apr 17, 2015 12:38pm | StereoGum
Philadelphia experimental pop duo Pattern Is Movement will break up after a farewell tour this June. Andrew Thiboldeaux and Christopher Ward first met 22 years ago and played their first show 13 years ago. Since then Pattern Is Movement released four albums, including last year's excellent self-titled effort. They also released noteworthy covers of … More »

Paper Foxes (WCSF), Goodbye Party (WRGW) And More
Apr 17, 2015 12:29pm | CMJ

The Goodbye Party (via Facebook)

Each week the CMJ staff sifts through thousands of radio playlists that contribute to the weekly CMJ charts. In the Chart Discovery column, we highlight exciting artists, albums and songs brought to our attention by the charts of our reporting panel of college and non-commercial radio stations. This round’s picks come via WCSF in Joliet, IL, and WRGW in Washington D.C.

Paper Foxes on WCSF

How many bands with fox in their name can you think of? Id bet quite a few. While the popularity of foxes has slowed down a bit recently, it is far from obsolete, and Paper Foxes are here to throw their name on the list. Come to think of it, paper is another often used one. But this Phoenix-based group wants to stand out from the crowd. Their lo-fi garage-pop is loaded with fuzzy washed-out riffs and reverberating vocals.

Love & Schizophrenia by Paper Foxes

Goodbye Party on WRGW

The Goodbye Party is the gloomy, lo-fi, power-pop project of Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist Michael Cantor. He on tour opening for college radio favorite Waxahatchee, but we discovered the Goodbye Party on the playlist at WRGW.

Silver Blues by The Goodbye Party

From afrobeat to experimental fuzz rock to dark R&B, check out some of the other exciting artists we discovered on the charts this week: Waterstrider on KXRN, Strange Relations on Radio K, Abra...

Blur to celebrate Record Store Day with The Magic Whip ice cream truck
Apr 17, 2015 12:25pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Have you looked at the cover to Blurs forthcoming album The Magic Whip and thought, “Mmm, I could go for a sundae right about now”? Well, fans in the Los Angeles area are in luck. In celebration of Record Store Day, the band will have its very own Magic Whip ice cream truck perched outside select record shops in the LA area.

“Any fans who show their store receipt will get FREE ice cream!” notes a poster for the dessert-mobile. “And, if you use the secret code “THE MAGIC WHIP”, you will receive a collectable “Lonesome Street” flexi disc!” Whether or not you’ve got a sweet tooth, it’s admittedly a nice cherry on top of the comeback LP, Damon Albarn & co.’s first in 12 years.

The Magic Whip hits shelves on April 27th/28th. If a tasty cone isn’t incentive enough, consider the fact that the band may just schedule a North American tour if the album sells well.

Below, check out the ice cream truck poster for more details and revisit “Lonesome Street”.

After A Decade, Where Is Mike Jones?
Apr 17, 2015 12:17pm | StereoGum
In his industrious resolve to deliver Houston hip-hop to the widest possible market in the mid-2000s, rapper Mike Jones assumed the role of carnival barker. The carnival, though, was Mike Jones himself. He yapped his name on every track he could, usually prefaced by a "Who?", and doled out T-shirts emblazoned with his cell phone … More »

Keita Sano preps Holding New Cards for 1080p, flips Yeah! Woo! sample on its head with Onion Slice
Apr 17, 2015 12:13pm | Fact Magazine

The Japanese producer flips the classic ‘Yeah! Woo!” sample into a dazzlingly trippy techno burner.

Next month the always charismatic label 1080p will put out Holding The Cards, a new release from Keita Sano. Though he began his career in jazz music, Sano’s massive album finds him putting his own infectious, psychedelic take on techno and house for over 70 minutes. One of the best examples of that is ‘Onion Slice’, which finds Sano taking the iconic “Yeah! Woo!” sample best remembered from Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock’s ‘It Takes Two‘ and breaks it apart in constantly surprising ways and entertaining ways.

Listen to it below and grab Holding The Cards on cassette on May 5 through 1080p.

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