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Speedy Ortiz My Dead Girl Video
Dec 1, 2015 1:13pm | StereoGum
Speedy Ortiz - We just named Speedy Ortiz's sophomore album, Foil Deer, one of the year's best, and today the band debuted a new video for the ominous song "My Dead Girl." Sadie Dupuis once said that she wrote the song when she felt physically threatened by a few guys who started knocking on her … More »

Joanna Newsom expands 2016 US tour
Dec 1, 2015 1:10pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Joanna Newsom has expanded her upcoming US tour in support of new album Divers. In addition to a show at New York’s Apollo Theatre in December, the schedule now includes a leg of West Coast dates for March and April. See the updated itinerary below.

Joanna Newsom 2015 Tour Dates:
12/06 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre ^
12/07 Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre ^
12/09 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
12/10 Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre ^
12/11 – New York, NY @ Apollo Theatre ^
12/12 Munhall, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall ^
12/13 Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall ^
12/14 Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre ^
12/15 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre ^
12/16 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre ^
12/17 St. Paul, MN @ The Fitzgerald Theater ^
12/18 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre ^
01/19 – Melbourne, AU @ Hamer Hall
01/21 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney Opera House
01/23 – Brisbane, AU @ QPAC Concert Hall
01/26 – Osaka, JP @ Osaka Club
01/27 – Tokyo, JP @ Christ Shinagawa Church Gloria Chapel
01/28 – Tokyo, JP @ Christ Shinagawa Church Gloria Chapel
03/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
03/27 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
03/28 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
03/29 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
03/30 – Vancou...

Morrissey Says TSA Stands For Thorough Sexual Assault, Is Worse Than ISIS
Dec 1, 2015 1:10pm | StereoGum
Kiss Us A LotMorrissey is continuing to protest his treatment at the hands of Transportation Security Administration officials at San Francisco International Airport. You may recall Moz's allegation that airport security officers groped his private parts during an unwarranted pat-down last July. The alleged sexual assault later came up in Morrissey's interview with Larry King, and … More »

Joanna Newsom Adds Tour Dates
Dec 1, 2015 1:04pm | CMJ

Given her waif-like image, Joanna Newsom obviously has giant-like energy. She already had announced a fairly packed winter tour schedule, and now she’s added a few more U.S. dates in response to some quick sell outs, and a few weeks over in Japan, Australia and back here on the west coast. Check out the dates […]

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Tupac biopic lines up new director with production deadline looming
Dec 1, 2015 1:00pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Production house Morgan Creek has been attempting to get a biopic about Tupac Shakur off the ground for some time now. The film originally had John Singleton attached as director, but he left because, in his words, “the people involved arent really respectful of the legacy of Tupac Amaru Shakur.” Singleton moved on to begin work on his own version of Tupac’s tale, while Carl Franklin stepped in for Morgan Creek’s production. Now, it appears Franklin has also quietly stepped away, and a third director is taking over the film.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story that Benny Boom has entered negotiations to helm the biopic. Boom is known primarily for his career in music videos, winning the BET Director of the Year award in 2009 and working with the likes of Nicki Minaj (“Beez in the Trap”, “High School”), Meek Mill (“All Eyes on You”, “Ima Boss”), and Lil Wayne (“Hustler Musik”). He has two feature films under his belt: the 2009 action comedy Next Day Air and 2011’s direct-to-video sequel S.W.A.T.: Firefight.

Boom comes onboard following Franklin’s exit from the project in late October when producers Randall Emmett and George Furla filed a $10 million lawsuit against Morgan Creek. The suit alleges that the company breached a co-production deal when it selec...

BJ The Chicago Kid Nothin But Love (Feat. Joey Bada$$) Video
Dec 1, 2015 12:50pm | StereoGum
BJ The Chicago Kid - Nothin But Love videoEarlier this year, the up-and-coming R&B singer BJ The Chicago Kid recruited the rapper Joey Bada$$ and the great comedian Hannibal Burress for his sunny, loping, Heavy D-interpolating "Nothin' But Love." Burress sadly isn't in BJ's new video for the song. Instead, the clip captures BJ and Bada$$ strutting down a sunny, tree-lined street. More »

Melvins, Napalm Death & Melt-Banana announce 2016 tour
Dec 1, 2015 12:48pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Napalm Death at Gramercy Theatre in February (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
Napalm Death

Two metal institutions, Melvins and Napalm Death, have announced a huge co-headlining tour in 2016 with killer support from Melt Banana.

The tour will stop in NYC for two shows, at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 14 and Webster Hall on April 15. Tickets for MHOW go on AmEx presale Wednesday (12/2) at noon and on sale to the general public Friday (12/4) at 10 AM, while tickets for Webster Hall go on sale Friday at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

Napalm Death released Apex Predator: Easy Meat earlier this year, and the Melvins have a new documentary about their 51 shows in 51 states tour.

Check out a Napalm Death live set from earlier this year, an interview with Buzzo where he discusses the 51 states tour, and all tour dates for the "Savage Imperial Death March Tour," below...

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Darksides Dave Harrington remixes Michael Jacksons Human Nature listen
Dec 1, 2015 12:45pm | Cosequence Of Sound

While most will celebrate “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with partridges in pear trees and five golden rings, Darksides Dave Harrington has other plans. The producer will celebrate the holiday season with a new remix series titled 12 Days of Remixes, in which he’ll release a new rework for each of the first 12 days of December. Harrington is expected to remix tracks from Beyoncé, Tyondai Braxton, and Empress Of, among others.

Our first peek at the festive collection comes today with a reworking of “Human Nature” by Michael Jackson, which Harrington notes is his favorite King of Pop cut. Stream/download the dreamy edit below.

On December 13th, Harrington will throw his second annual “Dave Harrington & Friends Holiday Spectacular”, a “pan-denominational holiday party concert” featuring Harrington, as well as members of Dirty Projectors, The War on Drugs, and more doing holiday classics. At least year’s installment, Harrington helped lead a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River”.

Public Enemy grab a ride with a fan to UK show when rappers' taxi left them stranded
Dec 1, 2015 12:42pm | Brooklyn Vegan

PE in fan/driver Kevin Wells' Ford Focus (via Wells)
Public Enemy

Sometimes you travel in style, sometimes you have to bum a ride in a Ford Focus. Case in point, Public Enemy are currently on tour in the UK and Europe with The Prodigy. The band had an in-store at Record Collector in Broomhill, UK ahead of that night's show in Sheffield but, when it was over, realized their taxis had left them stranded. Enter fan Kevin Wells who offered to drive them to the gig. Reports the BBC:

Mr Wells said they left the record store with about 45 minutes to spare, with their management calling the band in the back of the car asking them where they were.

"I know Sheffield pretty well, so we took a few back streets", he said.

...Bohemian Rhapsody came on his car stereo "and they all started head banging in the back like in the film Wayne's World".

Mr Wells said: "After getting to the arena car park, I told security that I had the band in the car. He just said, 'yeah, yeah', but the band then showed their AAA passes out of the window."

Wells got Chuck D, Flava Flav and the rest of PE to the show with 15 minutes to spare. As a thank you, he was guest-listed to the show.

Continue reading "Public Enemy grab a ride with a fan to UK show when rappers' taxi left them stranded" at brooklynvegan

Future Islands Side Project The Snails Share Snails Christmas (I Want A New Shell)
Dec 1, 2015 12:39pm | StereoGum
Future Islands Side Project The Snails Share Samuel T. Herring and William Cashion of Future Islands have a side project called the Snails, and they just released a Christmas song in anticipation of the coming holiday. "Snails Christmas (I Want A New Shell)" is highly tolerable as far as Christmas music goes, but that doesn't negate the fact that there are jingle … More »

Joanna Newsom Announces Apollo Show, West Coast Dates
Dec 1, 2015 12:36pm | StereoGum
Joanna Newsom Announces Apollo Show, West Coast DatesJoanna Newsom is about to embark on a tour in support of Divers -- which came in at #22 our best albums list -- and she's just announced a bunch of new dates on the West Coast, plus a show at the legendary Apollo Theatre in New York for next week. Check out … More »

AJ Tracey announces second EP Alex Moran, stream Bare Girls featuring Jammz
Dec 1, 2015 12:33pm | Fact Magazine

The West London MC’s second EP is out this Friday.

AJ Tracey broke through earlier this year with The Front, a six-track EP that featured anthems like ‘Red Bull’, and production from the likes of Sir Pixalot and Lolingo. He’s continued to release fire, following early tracks like ‘Swerve & Skid’ with the likes of ‘Trapsuit’ and ‘Selinki’.

‘Trapsuit’ doesn’t feature on Alex Moran, his much-delayed second EP, but ‘Naila’ and ‘Spirit Bomb’ – possibly his two biggest tracks yet – do, as well as ‘Bare Girls’, a collaboration with the equally-ascendant Jammz. Jammz is on production here too.

Check the full tracklist and stream ‘Bare Girls’ below. You can sign up to get Alex Moran first at AJ Tracey’s new website.

1. Spirit Bomb
2. Naila
3. Bare Girls ft. Jammz
4. Chalk ft. Merky Ace
5. AAA ft. Saint & Big Zuu

Here’s AJ on FACT Freestyles:

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Stream Brothertiger Out Of Touch
Dec 1, 2015 12:15pm | StereoGum
BrothertigerThe synth pop of Brooklyn-based artist Brothertiger is enchantingly warm and cottony, as if it's cloaked in a fuzzy aura. Sole operator John Jagos sings in a soft reverie above easy melodies and vibrant synth tones, like a more at-ease Tanlines. Out Of Touch is his third full-length, following 2013's, Future Splendors, and his … More »

download Jarvis Cocker's "Underwater at the Proms" concert
Dec 1, 2015 12:15pm | Brooklyn Vegan

You may remember that Jarvis Cocker performed a very special show at Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Philharmonic and the Manchester Chamber Choir, as part of the Beeb's fourth-annual "Underwater at the Proms." A literal live bed show, Jarvis held court from a big four-poster:

Accompanied by the BBC Philharmonic at this year's Proms, as Jarvis drifts off to sleep he soon finds himself on an underwater voyage down to the endless night of the ocean bed. En route, he meets psychoanalyst Carl Jung, two submariners called Roger trapped in a tiny submersible and a free-diver experiencing "the rapture of the deep".
In addition to stories and musings, Jarvis covered Echo & The Bunnymen's "Ocean Rain," Tim Buckley's "Song To The Siren," and The Beatles' "Good Night." There's also a whole lot of Debussy. The BBC has made the entire program available for free download. If you want more, the BBC has also made Jarvis' 2005 "Desert Island Discs" program available as a free download.

In other news, Jarvis was to have taken part in an concert tonight (12/1) in Bristol, UK celebrating the 50th anniversary of classic British kids adventure series Thunderbirds with Portishead's Adrian Utley, Goldfrapp's Will Gregory and the British Paraorchestra. Unfortunately, he fell ill and will not ...

Dec 1, 2015 12:11pm | Gorilla Vs Bear

We feel pretty confident proclaiming 2015 the best year for new music this decade, and we'd even go so far as to say it's been arguably our favorite year in the history of this site. So many stars seemed to serendipitously align this year our 10th as a blog for sounds that veered right into our own personal, sometimes insular little lane: the triumphant return of Grimes; the improbable meteoric rise of Leon Bridges from seemingly out of nowhere (i.e., right here in our own backyard); a sweet, thoroughly relatable, '90s-hip-hop-inspired record from Panda Bear (our favorite artist); two Beach House albums in the span of two months; D'Angelo with probably the best show we've seen since the last time he rolled through town 15 years ago; Grouper started a pop group; the summer of Jamie xx; and on and on. If 2015 had seen the release of Dear Tommy and new music from Shabazz Palaces or Burial (all still possible, I suppose), our blog might have imploded.

With all of that said, I still feel like we went as deep as ever this year, and as always, there were some genuinely incredible hidden gems to uncover if you spent a little time digging. Let us know how your year went as you check the full list of our 50 favorite records of the year, and lose yourself in our nearly 3-hour-long spotify playlis...

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