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Stream Art Week 2016 Compilation Feat. Owen Pallett, Teen Suicide, Katie Dey, & More
Feb 12, 2016 1:05pm | StereoGum
Stream Art Week 2016 Compilation Feat. Owen Pallett, Teen Suicide, Katie Dey, & MoreArt Week 2016 is a new compilation put together by Sam Ray, a follow-up a similar collection from 2012. It features original tracks from a huge swath of great musicians, including Owen Pallett, Teen Suicide, Ricky Eat Acid, Foxes In Fiction, Alex G (as Alan J), Katie Dey, … More »

Film School reunited, released new EP (listen), playing Noise Pop Fest & other shows
Feb 12, 2016 1:05pm | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Film School

Fronted by Greg Bertens, San Francisco's Film School made four albums -- a couple for Beggars -- of superior shoegazy indie rock inspired by a variety of '80s sounds. (Bunnymen, Cure, MBV, etc.). They called it quits in 2011 but reformed with their prime, cira-2006 lineup for a one-off show in 2014. The band are now back for reals and released a new EP, June, today. You can stream the whole thing right now, via The Big Takeover, below.

Film School have a couple California shows this month: The Echo in Los Angeles on February 19, and they'll play February 27 at SF's Bottom of the Hill as part of Noise Pop Fest.

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Skeletonwitch have a new singer, Anvil touring, Despise You playing NYC before MDF, & more heavy news
Feb 12, 2016 12:55pm | Brooklyn Vegan

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: La Misma at Death By Audio in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
La Misma

As always, there's a ton of metal and hardcore stuff happening in the NYC area. Here's a roundup of some of the latest.

As we get ready for the annual giant Decibel tour that this year features Abbath, High On Fire, Tribulation and Skeletonwitch, we recently found out that, following the sad departure of longtime Skeletonwitch frontman Chance Garnette, the new vocalist on this tour and beyond will be Adam Clemans of the great Wolvhammer. As we wait to see whether he can fill those shoes, here are some recently-announced shows you might be interested in.

'80s dudes Anvil are touring a ton in in 2016, including a show in NYC at Black Bear on May 14 and in Long Branch, NJ at Brighton Bar on May 13. Tickets for Black Bear are on sale now, while you can get the NJ tickets at the door.

Local punks Crazy Spirit and Warthog have a show coming up at Palisades on March 12 with Sadist, Savageheads, Mommy, Nandas, Murderer and Spitehouse. Tickets are on sale now.

Also at Palisades, hardcore band La Misma will be playing with Sadist, Green Beret, Pure Disgust and Blood Pressure on April 15, and tickets

Dr. Dre Starring In First Original Apple Series Vital Signs
Feb 12, 2016 12:50pm | StereoGum
DreThe marriage between Dr. Dre and Apple continues on merrily. It seems the returns from that $3 billion Beats deal just keep rolling in. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dre will star in the tech giant's first ever original television series Vital Signs (which, of course, has a medical-themed title). The 50-year-old West … More »

Hinds Bamboo Video
Feb 12, 2016 12:42pm | StereoGum
Hinds - Hinds, the Spanish four-piece who released their debut Leave Me Alone last month, have shared a video for album track "Bamboo." It's a charming slice-of-life portrait that features the two lead singers dancing around to the song. "We only had one day of shooting and as we needed more we started to shoot what … More »

Dr. Dre rumored to star in Apples first TV series
Feb 12, 2016 12:40pm | Fact Magazine

It features “at least one orgy scene.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dr. Dre has been taped to star in and executive produce their first scripted series, the 6-episode Vital Signs. The show being touted as a “dark, semi-autobiographical drama” that will “[focus] on a different emotion and how Dres character deals with it.” Sam Rockwell is also reportedly attached to the project.

Apple Music has already found success with streaming video via Taylor Swift’s 1989 tour documentary and the exclusive release of Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ video. Dre has been linked to the company since their purchase of Beats Audio in 2014. Last year, he premiered his album Compton exclusively through the streaming platform. More as this story develops.

Read more: A Tale of Two Comptons: Will the real Dr. Dre please stand up?

[via The Hollywood Reporter]

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Dr. Dre to star in Apples first TV series, Vital Signs
Feb 12, 2016 12:34pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Dr. Dre looks set to join N.W.A. group mate Ice Cube as a card-carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the legendary rapper-producer will star in Vital Signs, the first-ever episodic series from Apple.

Spanning six half-hour episodes, the show is billed as a semi-autobiographic dark drama. Each episode focuses on a different human emotion and how Dr. Dres character deals with it.

The Hollywood Reporter adds that there’s “no shortage of violence and sex” in Vital Signs. An episode filmed this week features an extended orgy scene.

In addition to Dr. Dre, the cast includes Sam Rockwell and Mo McCrae. Veteran music video director Paul Hunter is helming the project.

A release date has not been set, but The Hollywood Reporter notes that the show will likely be released all at once through Apple Music and related platforms.

Dr. Dre previously starred in the 2001 buddy comedy The Wash, and also had a small part in Training Day, but this marks his first time on camera in 15 years. His ongoing relationship with Apple, stemming from the 2014 sale of Beats Electronics, no doubt helped him land the role.

Listen: Two Tens Dreams
Feb 12, 2016 12:34pm | CMJ

On this new single, this brand spankin’ L.A. duo takes a White Stripes vibe up to the Hollywood sign via some bright sonic swing. Produced by Bruce Duff (Prima Donna, Streetwalkin Cheetahs) and mixed by longtime garage rock maestro Jim Diamond (Dirtbombs, White Stripes), and wrapped up in cover art from Stephen Blickenstaff (the Cramps’ […]

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Stream Davey Harms frenetic Hausu Mountain debut Cables
Feb 12, 2016 12:11pm | Fact Magazine

The Providence producer blends noise and techno to gleeful results.

Some may know Davey Harms from his retired moniker Mincemeat Or Tenspeed — a project that saw the producer tying searing noise textures to rigid techno structures. On albums like 2009’s Strange Gods he pushed that combination to energetic and colorful extremes. Though he shed the moniker after 2014’s Waiting For The Surfin’ Bird, Harms has worked under his own name lately and he couldn’t have chosen a better place to release his new album.

Chicago’s Hausu Mountain stole our hearts last year by perfecting that blend of experimental music and fun, releasing one of our top 10 records of the year and coming in as runner up for our favorite label of 2015. Harms immediately fits in and from the propulsive, stomping opener ‘Trapped In The Grid’, Cables finds the label kicking 2016 off to a great start. Stream it below and grab the album on cassette from Hausu’s website.

Cables by Davey Harms

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Watch The Cheesy New Trailer For Showtimes Roadies
Feb 12, 2016 12:07pm | StereoGum
Watch The Cheesy New Trailer For Showtime's RoadiesRoadies is the latest in a long line of music-themed TV shows (Vinyl premieres this weekend, have you heard of Empire?), and it looks like it could potentially be the worst one yet! It was created by Cameron Crowe -- the journalist-turned-movie maker who also helmed Singles and Almost Famous -- and … More »

SXSW 2016 Adds Sun Kil Moon, Faust, Empress Of, Anderson .Paak, & More
Feb 12, 2016 11:57am | StereoGum
SXSW 2016SXSW is fast-approaching, and the festival already announced the 2016 lineup in three separate tiers. According to a release, Sun Kil Moon, Faust, Empress Of, Anderson .Paak, Flatbush Zombies, Faust, Børns, and more were added to the lineup today. SXSW's music week takes place 3/15-20 in Austin, TX. We'll be down … More »

The Soft Moon streaming remix comp, add third Brooklyn show to tour (updated dates)
Feb 12, 2016 11:55am | Brooklyn Vegan

(photo by Vincent Arbelet)
The Soft Moon

The Soft Moon will be in NYC this weekend for shows at Market Hotel and Saint Vitus, both of which are now sold out. If you want more, you're in luck: The Soft Moon have just added another show, playing Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on Thursday, February 18. That's a late show (midnight doors) and tickets are on sale now.

On the minus side: the band's van was broken into in Oakland, CA a couple weeks back, and thieves made off with synths, guitars, merch and other stuff. There's a Go-Fund-Me set up if you'd like to help out.

Updated tour dates are listed, along with a stream of their upcoming remix LP, below...

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David Byrne pens essay on the unexpected, terrifying political rise of Donald Trump
Feb 12, 2016 11:45am | Cosequence Of Sound

Donald Trump won big at the New Hampshire primary this month, and nearly overtook Ted Cruz in Iowa, much to the fear of Democrats and Republicans alike. In South Carolina, whose primary is set for February 20th, the businessman turned pseudo politician is again leading in the polls and looks to be on his way to a back-to-back victory.

In a lengthy new essay, David Byrne examines Trump’s incredible and unexpected political rise, specifically tackling the question that’s likely on many Americans’ minds: “How are Trump supporters so seemingly unaware of his lies and bullshit, and the ridiculousness of many of his positions and ideas?”

The Talking Heads frontman, who previously broke down the “unknown finances of music streaming,” pointed to a few specific factors that have led to the success of Trump’s presidential campaign: Americans’ distrust in the government; middle-class Americans’ belief that the American dream is no longer attainable; and the popularity of social media, which Byrne says fosters insularity and makes it impossible for Trump proponents to be exposed to criticism and differing opinions.

Below are a few choice excerpts which highlight his points.

On Americans’ belief that Congress answers to corporations, not the people:

“Congress is beholden to the money of special interests and consequently the voice of the people...

Arabot releasing 'The Gospel' (stream a new track, "I Run")
Feb 12, 2016 11:44am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher


Norwegian noise rockers Arabrot will follow last year's You Bunch of Idiots EP with their first full length since 2013's self-titled, The Gospel, on February 26 via Fysisk Format. So far they've released two songs, and we've now got the premiere of a third, "I Run." It's got vocal angst that's almost Nirvana-ish, but with sinister piano parts that make it much more than grunge revival. Listen, with the other two songs, below.

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The weeks best mixes: Boy Better Know, DJ Marfox and Ennio Morricone
Feb 12, 2016 11:32am | Fact Magazine

Each week, FACT trawls through the untamed world of free mixes, radio specials and live blends so you dont have to.

This week’s list has it all: grime from Boy Better Know’s debut Radar Radio show, kuduro from Portuguese artist DJ Marfox and an Egyptian-themed visual mix from World Unknown’s Andy Blake. For something a little more subdued, there’s also a primer to the career of Ennio Morricone from London create-digger Cherrystones.

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