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Discharge postpone tour until August
May 27, 2016 5:08pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Wildly influential hardcore band Discharge were supposed to play Maryland Deathfest on Saturday (5/28) and then tour with Eyehategod and Toxic Holocaust, but the tour has unfortunately been postponed until August due to visa issues.

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Diplo Weighs In On White Hinterland V. Bieber & Skrillex Lawsuit
May 27, 2016 4:23pm | StereoGum
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 21: Diplo attends Prive on May 21, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)Yesterday we learned that Casey Dienel, who records under the name White Hinterland, is suing Justin Bieber and Skrillex over claims that the mega hit "Sorry" contains "unique characteristics of the female vocal riff" from her 2014 song "Ring The Bell." Today, an astute TMZ paparazzo asked Diplo wh...

Classixx releasing guest-filled new LP, pay homage to The Smiths with "Whatever I Want" video ft. T-Pain
May 27, 2016 4:17pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Stop us if you've seen this one before. The LP also features Passion Pit, How to Dress Well, Alex Frankel (Holy Ghost!), and more.

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Feist covers Tragically Hips Flamenco in tribute to Gord Downie listen
May 27, 2016 4:17pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Sad news broke earlier this week when The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Despite the news, the band is still set to head out on tour this summer in support of what is to be their last release, Man Machine Poem.

That record, due out June 17th, was produced by Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene. Now, Drew’s former bandmate and Downie’s dear friend, one Leslie Feist, has paid tribute to the ailing Canadian alt-rock icon. Feist uploaded a moving cover of Tragically Hip’s “Flamenco” off 1996’s Trouble at the Henhouse. “For Gord,” she wrote on the song’s description. “Well all be there this summer to see you bring out the new songs with your singular guts and panache…. and the golden oldies that are so golden. All my respect, admiration and love, Leslie.”

Feist’s version is a raw acoustic take, and features all the background noise of a home recording. You can hear her every breath, even a clearing of the throat before the final bridge. It’s a hauntingly sweet rendition, and you can listen in above.

In a statement to The New York Times, Feist said, “My feelings are big for Gord, as they have been since I first met him 20 years ago,. Hes always been a teacher to me for how to fight for the true view in a song and inhabit them with conviction. I admire hi...

Big Thief's debut album 'Masterpiece' out now (stream it ++ updated tour dates)
May 27, 2016 4:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Brooklyn's Big Thief released their debut album Masterpiece today via Saddle Creek. On it, frontwoman Adrianne Lenker opens up about dealing with both failed relationships and death...

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Boston Calling this weekend, but next year in Allston (and no more September version)
May 27, 2016 3:57pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Allson Calling

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Jay Som I Think Youre Alright
May 27, 2016 3:53pm | StereoGum
Jay SomJay Som is the project of San Francisco-based 22-year-old Melina Duterte. She's been putting out music since 2012, the mos...

John Tejada, Posthuman, The Hacker and more appear on 137-track Touched Bass charity compilation
May 27, 2016 3:53pm | Fact Magazine

Electronic music for a good cause.

The label Touched are known for their gargantuan compilations that raise money to support cancer patients and today they’ve released their latest. Touched Bass follows last year’s Touched Two Remixes and provides another epic marathon of IDM and techno stretching to 137 tracks in total.

The roster is too big to mention everyone, but just at a glance you’ll find tracks from Posthuman, The Hacker, Si Begg and veteran DJ John Tejada (who delivered FACT mix 24!)

You can stream the release in full for free, but if you buy the digital download all proceeds go straight to Macmillan Cancer Support, an organization dedicated to helping people diagnosed with cancer by provided support, information and resources.

Listen to Touched Bass below and head to the label’s Bandcamp page to buy it.

Touched Bass by touched

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Phantogram Tease You Dont Get Me High Anymore
May 27, 2016 3:51pm | StereoGum
PhantogramThe Phantogram duo have been busy lately as two thirds of Big Grams alongside ATLien Big Boi. They've been touring with that...

Four Tet celebrates one million SoundCloud followers with new song listen
May 27, 2016 3:50pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Lately, producer Keiran Hebden, aka Four Tet, has been in the business of remixing other artists’ work, including material by Oneohtrix Point Never (Sticky Drama), Jamie xx (Seesaw), and Shura (Touch). In March, he also had the honors of premiering Madlib and Sam Herring’s collaborative track “Rings in the Coffee”.

Today, Hebden turns the attention back onto his own solo output. In honor of reaching one million (!) followers on his SoundCloud account, he’s shared a new song called TrackIveBeenPlayingOnRadio+StuffSeemsNiceThing2DropBecause

And exhale. It’s an entrancing cut peppered with what sounds like a bevy of Asian string instruments. Stream/download it for free below.

it's telling me I've got over 1 million followers on soundcloud now. boom.

— Four Tet (@FourTet) May 27, 2016

hang on… going to upload something in celebration

— Four Tet (@FourTet) May 27, 2016

Four Tet has been on the road all season. Find his latest tour dates here.

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
May 27, 2016 3:40pm | StereoGum
The 5 Best Songs Of The WeekSummer's finally here, and we aren't mad about it! New York's iced coffee game is going strong, and we're just about midway through the year wondering how it's possible that so many highly anticipated albums dropped within a few weeks of one another. We got Rihanna, Kanye, Beyoncé, Chance, freakin' Radiohead, all in the first … More »

Rosa Salazar to lead Robert Rodriguez and James Camerons Alita: Battle Angel
May 27, 2016 3:34pm | Cosequence Of Sound

James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez have found their leading lady for Alita: Battle Angel. The Maze Runner and Divergent star Rosa Salazar will play the amnesiac cyborg in the manga adaptation.

Cameron, who was originally slated to direct the film, penned the screenplay which follows the titular hero who’s uncovered by a scientist in a dump and brought back to life. She remembers nothing about her past and opts for the bounty hunter life.

Rodriguez hopped on to direct the film last October, leaving Cameron to his 24 Avatar films and a giant “What if?” for cinephiles to debate in the decades to come. Still, Rodriguez needs a solid hit, and having Cameron as a producer only helps.

There’s no release date right now, but Twentieth Century Fox will distribute.

[Source: Collider]

Report: Miles Morales to swing onto big screen in animated Spider-Man film
May 27, 2016 3:28pm | Cosequence Of Sound

When news first broke of the deal between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios that would bring Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a vocal contingent of fans were hoping that it could be an oppurtunity for a non-white Spidey to web up the big screen. In fact, there were even reports that a diversified Peter Parker was considered by Kevin Feige. Of course, the role ultimately went to Tom Holland, whose debut in Captain American: Civil War has been well received.

However, it now appears those calling for a silver screen Spider-Man of a different race may actually get their wish. A report from Heroic Hollywood has it that the animated Spider-Man feature in the works at Sony will indeed put the spotlight on the Miles Morales “Ultimate” version of the character.

For the non-geeks out there, the Ultimate line was a series of comics set in an alternate universe from the central Marvel one. It featured “grittier” re-imaginings of classic characters, and a one point saw the death of Peter Parker. After his passing, a chain of complicated, comic-y events leads to a young half-black, half-Puerto Rican boy named Miles Morales being bitten by a genetically engineered spider. Gaining similar powers to Parker, Morales ends up taking on the mantle of Spider-Man.

The character’s 2011 introduction was not without controversy, but many applauded Marvel’s willing...

Arthur Russell archive acquired by NY Public Library
May 27, 2016 3:28pm | Brooklyn Vegan

The NYPL plans on digitizing unearthed tapes, photos and more, and making it available to the public.

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A Canadian drone mega mix from the founder of Drone Day
May 27, 2016 3:24pm | Chart Attack

Do you hear that? It's the sound of Canada, droning together as one.

Saturday, May 28 is the third annual Drone Day, with celebrations now taking place in every province and territory of Canada (plus Germany, Bulgaria, Latvia, and England, for good measure). Marie LeBlanc Flanagan, Executive Director of Weird Canada, says the idea was conceived over soup while complaining about the lack of specific days for community celebration.

Drone, more than almost any other style of music, promotes collaboration, inclusivity, and spontaneous celebrations (drones). It's therapeutic and can encourage mental health. It represents oneness, a frequency you can tune into across the country. Here's a short list of events, in record stores and churches, rooftops and alleys. Expect some renegade drones in parks and kitchens, maybe even a few of serendipitous drones at airports and construction sites.

We corresponded with Flanagan about what appeals to her about drone, what it means to her, and then she made us a giant playlist of Canadian music that incorporates drone. Jump in somewhere and ride it out.

Waterloo rooftop drone

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