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Rudy Giuliani Thought Beyoncés Super Bowl Performance Was An Attack On Police
Feb 8, 2016 12:02pm | StereoGum
Beyonce at Super BowlDuring last night's Super Bowl Halftime Show performance, Beyoncé debuted her new song "Formation" and generally kicked ass. She also put up the Black Power fist and dressed vaguely like a futuristic Black Panther. Her dancers, at one point, formed an X on the field. (Bey's husband Jay Z also recently pledged to … More »

Rick Rubin Curates Star Wars Headspace Comp Feat. Flying Lotus, Rustie, A-Trak, & More
Feb 8, 2016 11:59am | StereoGum
Rick Rubin Curates Star Wars Headspace Comp Feat. Flying Lotus, Rustie, A-Trak, & MoreRick Rubin has announced that he's curated and produced a new compilation, Star Wars Headspace, which features songs created using sound effects from the Star Wars films. It'll contain new tracks Flying Lotus, Rustie, Röyksopp, Baauer, and includes a solo Rubin track as well. "Shag Gava," one of the listed artist's on the compilation, is … More »

Listen: Dinner Turn Me On
Feb 8, 2016 11:58am | CMJ

Still lamenting you weren’t born early enough to party at a boho apartment in 1986? Then close your eyes whilst listening to the new single “Turn Me ON” from Dinner. Yes, that’s a difficult-to-Google band name, but makes sense when you get into the Morrissey-with-synths sound of this Danish producer (aka Anders Rhedin), as it’s […]

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Comedy Bang! Bang! on tour with Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus & more (BrooklynVegan presale for NYC shows)
Feb 8, 2016 11:57am | Brooklyn Vegan

Comedy Bang Bang

Scott Aukerman's very popular podcast Comedy Bang! Bang! just released its 400th episode, featuring guests Jason Mantzoukas (How Did This Get Made) and Andy Daily (Review). You can listen to that below.

You can witness the Comedy Bang! Bang! experience live when Aukerman takes the podcast on the road for live tapings this spring, and he's bringing Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, and Neil Campbell along with him. That includes a stop at NYC's Gramercy Theater on May 13 for an early (7 PM) and late (9:30 PM) show. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/12) at 10 AM but you can get them early via a BrooklynVegan presale which starts Tuesday (2/9) at 10 AM. Check back Tuesday morning for the password.

All dates are listed below...

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Flying Lotus and Rick Rubin are making a Star Wars album
Feb 8, 2016 11:46am | Fact Magazine

Star Wars Headspace is an album built from “the sounds of Star Wars.

Star Wars is truly back following the smash success of The Force Awakens, so if there was ever a time to create an album inspired by the galaxy far, far away it’s probably now. Rick Rubin has announced he will helm Star Wars Headspace a new album including Flying Lotus, Baauer, A-Trak, GTA, Kaskade, JJ Abrams, Rubin himself, and more due February 19.

Flying Lotus spoke about the album with Zane Lowe earlier today on Beats 1 Radio, describing it as an album of electronic music built from “the sounds of Star Wars”. He explains they were given the entire library of sound effects from the series and were given full creative control, provided they left John Williams’ score alone. He then debuted a new song titled ‘R2, Where Are You?”, which features sound effects from R2D2. Listen to that, alongside new tracks from Baauer and Rubin, below.

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FACT mix 535: Fatima Yahama
Feb 8, 2016 11:41am | Fact Magazine

Dance music loves a good story. 

Fatima Yamaha was the short-lived alias of Dutch producer Bas Bron. He released just the one record under that name, 2004’s A Girl Between Two Worlds on Dublin label D1. It closed on a track called ‘What’s A Girl To Do?’.

As Jackmaster – far from a famous DJ in 2004, and best known for working at Glasgow record store and distributor Rubadub – puts it, when he first heard ‘What’s A Girl To Do?’ he bought 200 copies for the store. Of course, “this was in the days when you could sell a record just by talking it up in a mailout,” as he remembers, and Simon Rigg from London store Phonica Records subsequently bought most of that 200 off him. The track slowly developed into a cult classic, championed not only by Jackmaster and his Numbers comrades but Hudson Mohawke, Midland and other DJs.

Bron quickly ditched the Fatima Yahama name, focusing on other aliases like Bastian, Gifted and, er, Seymour Bits. ‘What’s A Girl To Do?’ continued to grow, however, and it’s now been reissued twice: first through Magnetron and then last year by Dekmantel. Second time was the charm: it was inescapable last summer, closing the year as Resident Advisor’s best track of 2015. Not bad for a single from...

Watch: A Giant Dog Trailer For New Album
Feb 8, 2016 11:34am | CMJ

Well you’re not going to get too much of a sense of what the music will be like with this trailer for the upcoming A Giant Dog album. And it may make you want to lay off the weed for awhile after seeing it. The good news is that it turns out Tostitos might be […]

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Pixies tease new material with short trailer
Feb 8, 2016 11:23am | Fact Magazine

Pixies have put 20 seconds of distortion on the internet.

But it could well be an album trailer. The cryptic-ish short film features a slideshow of in-the-studio stills, rounded off with the dramatic words: “Pixies: COMING 2016, hinting that a new LP might be in the works for this year.

Since reforming in 2004, the band have released a series of EPs featuring new tracks and amalgamated these into the Indie Cindy album in 2014, their first full-length since 1991s Trompe le Monde.

The band are set to tour Europe later this summer, kicking off with a performance at the Portugese branch of Primavera, Nos on July 7, and taking in number of UK & Ire dates, including two sold-out shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton (July 11) and Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens (July 14) and Live at the Marquee in Cork on July 13.

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Arcade Fire perform Here Comes the Night Time in Haiti watch
Feb 8, 2016 11:20am | Cosequence Of Sound

Arcade Fires 2014 Reflektor tour featured plenty of highlights, including more than 35 (!) different live covers of artists like Prince, The Rolling Stones, Wolf Parade, and Boyz II Men. Another special moment on their global trek came during a stop in Haiti, a country whose music and culture served as a major influence on the band’s fourth studio album.

There, Win Butler & co. performed a stripped-down version of Reflektor highlight “Here Comes the Night Time”. Arcade Fire were joined by local musicians and folks dressed up in celebration of Haiti’s Carnival season.

Below, watch pro-shot footage of the performance courtesy of Jacmel’s Artists Institute.

Arcade Fire are currently in New Orleans working on album No. 5. The indie rockers are expected to return to the stage later this month for a benefit show in Montreal; they’re also confirmed to appear at two European festivals this summer.

WhoSampled integrates iOS app with Spotify
Feb 8, 2016 11:20am | Fact Magazine

The online sample database is now even easier to use on mobile.

WhoSampled is already the go-to resource if you want to know what music your favourite tracks have sampled, but a new partnership with Spotify should make it even more useful.

The online sample database’s iOS app now lets you to connect with your Spotify account, accessing your playlists and saved music and making information on your own library instantly accessible.

As well as revealing the sampled music behind your music, the app can also add the original tracks to your Spotify library and even let you stream the tracks in the WhoSampled app.

The features are currently limited to the iOS app, but WhoSampled promises that the Spotify integration will be brought to the Android app later this year.

In May 2015 WhoSampled added film and TV samples to its database, making it possible to identify which episode of Seinfeld that mystery line of dialogue is from. [via VentureBeat]

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Slugdge Slave Goo World
Feb 8, 2016 11:09am | StereoGum
slugdgeBritish melodic death metallers Slugdge represent something of a Platonic ideal for efficiency in the low-overhead world of underground metal. While most bands still trudge through the conventional industry motions of label contracts, pre-release press cycles, and extensive touring, Slugdge have stripped down their operation to the bare minimum: They don't work with a label … More »

Watch The Harlem Globetrotters Interrupt Tweedys Adele Cover
Feb 8, 2016 11:08am | StereoGum
Harlem Globetrotters Jeff TweedyThe Harlem Globetrotters have been doing their thing for almost 100 years now. There aren't too many places where a visit from the team would be met with disappointment or annoyance -- including the El Gato Melendez and Slick Willie Shaw accepted an invite to take over the A.V. Club offices for a couple of … More »

Chairlift add matinee before sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg show (updated tour dates)
Feb 8, 2016 11:01am | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Chairlift at National Sawdust in January (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Chairlift's upcoming tour wraps up at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday, April 10. That show is sold out, but they've added a matinee show (4 PM doors) earlier that same day. Tickets for that matinee go on sale Friday (2/12) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/10) at noon.

Updated dates, and the video for "Romeo" (from new LP Moth), below...

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The Great Refusal: Mark Fisher on The Pop Groups enduring radicalism
Feb 8, 2016 10:56am | Fact Magazine

We were cannibal kids finding love amongst the ruins of Thatchers slash and burn agenda, says singer Mark Stewart of The Pop Group.

The Bristol band’s extraordinary album For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? is about to get a long overdue re-release. Listening to it now is like unearthing a time capsule buried in 1980. It teems with all the antagonisms and urgencies of a fraught year: Thatcher just elected, Cold War tensions heightening, the far right resurgent, Northern Ireland simmering, authoritarian police cracking down on dissent. Its murky funk, free jazz squalls, dub diffraction, howls and shrieks are the sound of a society falling apart. Track titles read like placard demands or slogans from situationist pamphlets. The album package, with its posters, lyric sheets and images cut out of newspapers, feels like a samizdat publication in its own right.

The Pop Group retained fidelity to the countercultures demands for a total transformation of the world. They were still part of what Herbert Marcuse called the Great Refusal: the refusal of that which is. Punks preferred stance of demystificatory cynicism masked an ambivalent emotional response: anger at countercultural naivety mixed with disappointment that the countercultures optimism was no longer possible. But The Pop Group belonged to that strain of post-punk which wanted to make good the promises that even the most successful 60s music failed to deliver ...

Lupe Fiasco played BB King's (pics)
Feb 8, 2016 10:54am | Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Nick Karp

Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco recently revealed that he plans to release three albums in 2016, Drogas, Skulls and Roy, and that they would be his last. At the moment, he's on tour continuing to support last year's very good Tetsuo & Youth, and he just hit NYC on Friday (2/5) at BB King's. He kicked off the show with that album's highlight, the nine-minute "Mural," and played old favorites like "Kick Push" and "Superstar" too.

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