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No Doubt Members Made An Album With AFIs Singer
Feb 11, 2016 1:31pm | StereoGum
No Doubt Members Made An Album With AFI SingerTom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young of No Doubt formed a new band with AFI's Davey Havok. In keeping with the theme of "Things I Liked In Middle School," Green Day's manager Pat Magnarella is managing this new project. No word yet on what the band will be called, but apparently they've already recorded … More »

Santigold unveils colorful new song Banshee listen
Feb 11, 2016 1:30pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Photo by Joshua Mellin

In about two weeks, Santigold will let loose her long-awaited new album, 99¢. The LP collects 12 tracks, some of which we’ve already heard: lead single Cant Get Enough of Myself, the iLoveMakonnen-aided Who Be Lovin Me, and the soaring “Chasing Shadows”.

Today, she’s back with another preview in tow, “Banshee”. A colorful and bubbly pop anthem that’ll have you wishing the weekend was already here, it features rousing shouts of “C’mon!” and snappy handclaps.

The song was premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 program and can be heard below.

99¢, the follow-up to 2012’s Master of My Make-Believe, hits shelves on February 26th through Atlantic Records. In support of the record, Santigold has a North American tour set to kick off in March; find the dates here.

99¢ Tracklist:
01. Cant Get Enough of Myself (feat. B.C.)
02. Big Boss Big Time Business
03. Banshee
04. Chasing Shadows
05. Walking in a Circle
06. Who Be Lovin Me (feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN)
07. Rendezvous Girl
08. Before the Fire
09. All I Got
10. Outside the War
11.Run the Races
12. Who I Thought You Were

Grant-Lee Phillips readies 'The Narrows' (listen to "Cry Cry"), will be back as 'Gilmore Girls' town troubadour
Feb 11, 2016 1:26pm | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Grant-Lee Phillips

News of casting for Netflix's Gilmore Girls revival have been flying as the show's dialogue ever since the official announcement came two weeks ago. Most pertinent to this blog is Grant-Lee Phillips will return as the town troubadour (who was last seen leaving Stars Hollow to tour with Neil Young at the end of Season 6). He talked with Salon about the show's impact:

When I first started appearing on that show, I couldn't really get a sense of how it would impact my notoriety, my profile. But what I have experienced is there's a younger crowd especially--and this exists all over the world where I tour--they have discovered me through the "Gilmore Girls." They show up to my gig in Hamburg with their "Gilmore" DVDs. I think it's quite amazing. I don't know how else they would have discovered me otherwise, because this particular generation would've been too young to have seen the videos on MTV or heard the band on the radio. I mean, they might hear me on the radio now, but I feel like my career kind of exists despite the state of radio. It's not really what it's all about for me, these days. I'm very grateful for "Gilmore Girls," and the fact it's turned on a whole new generation to my stuff.
Watch a compilation of Grant-Lee Phillips' appearances on Gilmore Girls...

River Tiber No Talk Video
Feb 11, 2016 1:24pm | StereoGum
River Tiber - Toronto electronic musician River Tiber's "No Talk" is best-known for being sampled on Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late highlight "No Tellin'," but the song is perfectly great on its own, and it now has a gloomy video to go along with it. Crisp black-and-white cinematography highlights Tommy Paxton-Beesley's home base, … More »

Feb 11, 2016 1:11pm | StereoGum
AMTHSTDroop-E is a relentlessly inventive Bay Area rapper and producer, and he's also the son of rap legend E-40. Nite Jewel is a hazy gloom-pop singer-songwriter from Los Angeles. They aren't the most obvious pairing, but they make really cool music together. Together, they've formed a duo called AMTHST, combining sleek, dark pop with raucous … More »

Ghostface and MF DOOM may have revealed the cover to their joint album
Feb 11, 2016 1:10pm | Fact Magazine

DOOMSTARKS appears to finally be happening.

We’ve been hearing about Ghostface Killah and MF Doom’s collaborative album for years at this point, but recently the pair have given us good reason to expect it soon.

Late last year, Ghostface confirmed that he and Doom plan to release the album — referred to as DOOMSTARKS — in February. Now that we’re in the promised month, Ghostface appears to be making good on the promise by posting this teasing artwork (designed by Digital Death & Grime) to his Facebook page. Take a look at it below and revisit our Essential Guide on MF Doom.


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Jeff Buckley I Know Its Over (The Smiths Cover) Video
Feb 11, 2016 1:05pm | StereoGum
Jeff Buckley - A new posthumous collection of Jeff Buckley rarities is coming out next month, and today a video has been revealed for his cover of the Smiths' "I Know It's Over." It was directed by Amanda Demme, and follows a mother and son in a dusty, old-timey house. "When I first heard Jeff, he gave … More »

Kanye shares lyrics for T.L.O.P. track Father Stretch My Hands
Feb 11, 2016 1:02pm | Fact Magazine

West gives a closer look into his album before its release.

The Life of Pablo-mania is in full swing, with Kanye West set to debut it in its entirety later today (February 11) at the Yeezy Season 3 presentation, which will be streaming on TIDAL. But before we hear it, West has previewed the lyrics to song ‘Father Stretch My Hands’ via Twitter.

Check them out below.

Father Stretch My Hands…. I cried writing this.  I love my Dad

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 11, 2016

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Flying Lotus pays tribute to J Dilla with hour-long mix listen
Feb 11, 2016 1:00pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Photo by Philip Cosores

J Dilla passed away on February 10, 2006, just three days after celebrating both his 32nd birthday and the release of his seminal record, Donuts. As a tribute to the acclaimed producer, Flying Lotus spun a special live mix that same day on the non-profit online radio station dublab.

Now, ten years later, and in honor of Dilla, dublab has released the mix in full, as Pitchfork notes. In addition to Dilla’s own original material, the 60-minute collection includes tracks that Dilla himself sampled throughout his discography.

In an interview with Westword a few years ago, FlyLo talked about the deep connection he has with Dilla’s work, saying:

“I think my connection with J Dilla’s music really justified a lot of the experiences I was having in music. When I heard it, it sounded like someone was having spiritual experiences in the process of making it. I felt like, wow, it’s okay to have that experience and you can still be funky and you could still be searching within yourself and you could still be sounding big.

It could be so many things and still be deep and heartfelt. A lot of his music you can hear, and be like, ‘Damn!’ and connect with something that almost makes you close your eyes to hear it. He didn’t need any voices on top, and he didn’t need any rappers for that feeling. I think he set a standard and an aesthet...

listen to Somos' new song "Reminded/Weighed Down"
Feb 11, 2016 1:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher


Somos already revealed two songs off their new album First Day Back, which is due out next week (2/19) via Hopeless (pre-order), and we've got the premiere of a third. Like the first two, "Reminded/Weighed Down" is more proof that this album is gonna top everything they've done. It's a very dynamic song, going from delicate verses to a chorus that veers into "epic" territory, with lots of subtle changes in between. It's got welcome remnants of radio rock (ca. '97 - '03) but there's a modern twist here for sure. Check it out below.

The band's tour with Petal and The Superweaks hits NYC on March 5 at The Studio at Webster Hall with local support from Adult Mom. Tickets for that show are still available. All dates are listed below.

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Royal Thunder playing NYC after The Sword tour (dates)
Feb 11, 2016 12:59pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Royal Thunder at MHOW in 2012 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
Royal Thunder

Atlanta heavy rockers Royal Thunder are touring with The Sword in March and April. While they won't be on The Sword's NYC show at Brooklyn Bowl on May 17, they'll be playing a headlining show in NYC at Saint Vitus on April 16. Tickets for that are on sale now.

Royal Thunder released their latest LP Crooked Doors back in 2015. Stream that, and check out all tour dates, below...

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Woodstock Organizers Exploring 50th Anniversary Concert
Feb 11, 2016 12:47pm | StereoGum
Jefferson AirplaneWoodstock turns 50 in the summer of 2019, and one of the festival's original organizers says that there's been discussion of staging an anniversary concert in celebration. The Poughkeepsie Journal spoke to promoter Michael Lang, who reports that discussions are underway to stage commemorative concerts in various locations. The original Woodstock took place in … More »

Justin Vernon: Bon Iver Is No Longer Winding Down
Feb 11, 2016 12:47pm | StereoGum
Justin Vernon: Bon Iver Is Perhaps a foregone conclusion considering the new music, new tour dates, and uncovered rarities that have popped up over the last year, but Justin Vernon has confirmed that he has indeed starting working on new music. In a new interview with Billboard in which he talks about the just-announced lineup … More »

Listen: Com Truise Diffraction
Feb 11, 2016 12:39pm | CMJ

While this new Com Truise single could double as a sales demo for a MIDI, it’s sheer retro grooves and sparkly synths soon pull you in, like you got up off the music store stool and went strutting outside to track down your friendly neighborhood coke dealer. “Diffraction” comes from the new Silicon Tare EP, […]

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The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die release new song "Katamari Duquette" (listen)
Feb 11, 2016 12:36pm | Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

photo: TWIABP at Toad's Place in 2015 (more by Nick Karp)

The always-prolific The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die put out a career-best album with last year's Harmlessness, and they're already back with two new songs. The Long Live Happy Birthday 7" comes out March 25 via Topshelf (pre-order), and "Katamari Duquette" off of that is streaming now. It's not a million miles away from what they were doing on Harmlessness, but this is no throwaway b-side. It opens up sounding like clean slowcore and it ends with something that borders on metal. They build up and back down and up again in between those two bookends, and even when they're structuring songs like a post-rock band they're lyrical as ever. Listen below (via NPR).

The band will soon be touring with Into It. Over It., The Sidekicks and Pinegrove. That tour hit NYC on April 22 at Irving Plaza (tickets).

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