Zola Jesus – “Bound”

We were big fans of Zola Jesus' 2017 release Okovi -- like, so big that we called it one of the year's best albums and interviewed her at the Basilica Soundscape festival. Today she's reminding us why we like her so much with a fresh addition to the Adult Swim Singles Series. More »
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Composer Julius Eastman Finally Gets A Publishing Deal (Too Bad He Died In 1990)

The rediscovery of the distinctive Minimalist composer Julius Eastman ... took a major step forward on Wednesday, when the publisher G. Schirmer announced it would restore, reconstruct, publish and promote his music. The publishing deal will ensure that the recent Eastman renaissance - spearheaded by a dedicated group of former colleagues, scholars and family members […]
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Mastersystem – “Notes On A Life Not Quite Lived”

After Frightened Rabbit's great 2013 album Pedestrian Verse, there was a sense that whatever came next had to be something a little different. Pedestrian Verse boasted some of the group's best songs, and, in many ways, that release felt like a logical endpoint, the final realization of Frightened Rabbit's initial style of emotive, anthemic, … More »
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Sufjan Stevens To Release Call Me By Your Name Songs On 10-Inch Vinyl For Record Store Day

Fans of Sufjan Stevens and the film Call Me By Your Name, rejoice: The three songs Stevens contributed to the critically acclaimed film -- including the Academy Award-nominated “Mystery of Love” -- will be released on 10-inch translucent vinyl for Record Store Day (4/21). The three-track Mystery Of Love project will be limited to 10,000 … More »
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ListenUp: Janelle Monáe: Make Me Feel

Today Janelle Monáe shared two tracks from her forthcoming album Dirty Computer, her first LP in five years. Both are accompanied by vivid narrative videos, the first of which is "Make Me Feel." Beyond visually stunning, the videos are part of a larger...... Continue Reading...
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LA Chamber Orchestra Gets A New Music Director

Principal flute of the Royal Philharmonic and London Philharmonic orchestras and of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Jaime Martín turned to conducting full-time five years ago. He is principal conductor of Sweden's Gävle Symphony and chief conductor of the Cadaqués Orchestra, a chamber ensemble in Spain.
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Porches – “Goodbye” Video

At the end of last month, Aaron Maine released a new Porches album, The House, and he's currently in the midst of a North American tour in support of it. Today, he's sharing a video for one of the tracks off it, "Goodbye," and it continues his collaboration with director Nick Harwood. The … More »
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Gibson Guitars respond to rumours they are facing bankruptcy

Gibson Guitars are reportedly teetering on the edge of closure after over 120 years of defining guitars, but Gibson have something to say about these rumours. Last week reports circulated that suggested Gibson are in some serious debt troubles and could be facing bankruptcy if they don’t pay them by July 23rd. The famous guitar makers have become a household name in instruments so this news was a shock to many, but Gibson have now made a statement regarding the rumours. According to their stat...
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13 Healing Crystals For The Total Beginner

Although you may associate them with a grade-school science experience (or, less flatteringly, with Spencer Pratt), crystals are actually having a rather fashionable moment. Nowadays, you’re just as likely to see them on a statement necklace as in your nearest New Age shop. That said, many people still believe certain crystals have healing properties — and you don’t need to go replacing all your doors with beaded curtains to feel those effects.We spoke with Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, t...
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The Weeknd Helped Oprah Avoid An Awkward Conversation With Leonardo DiCaprio

If you've consumed online media in the last week, chances are you've seen pictures from Ellen DeGeneres' star-studded birthday party. What's missing from its coverage, however, are images of Oprah dancing on tables, which I have no doubt exist after listening to her event recap this morning on Ellen. The multi-millionaire talkshow host speaks breathlessly … More »
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Oprah Is Donating Half A Million To Florida Students' March For Our Lives

Oprah may have swiftly shut down the rumors that she's running for president in 2020 once and for all, but she's using her money and influence to make a difference in the fight against gun violence.On Tuesday, the mogul announced that she will donate $500,000 to the March for Our Lives, which will be held on March 24 to call for an end to gun violence after a 19-year-old killed 17 students and faculty with an AR-15 rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.Oprah seemed to be...
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The Breeders – “Nervous Mary”

Next week, the Breeders return with All Nerve, their first album in 10 years (since 2008's Mountain Battles and the first with the classic lineup of Kim and Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson since 1993's Last Splash. We've heard two songs from it so far, "Wait In The Car" and the More »
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Water-Gel Skin Care Is Almost As Essential As Actual Water

Water — maybe you've heard of it? — is vital for all known forms of life here on earth (which, by the way, is 71% water in and of itself), and yet we use its derivatives as a synonym for weak. Nobody ever asks for a watery cocktail or cup of coffee, and a "watered-down" version of something is just a gentle, passive-aggressive way of saying it's the same thing, but worse. But if it's run-of-the-mill moisturizers you find too strong for your liking — too rich, too heavy, too creamy — forget your...
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See-Through Bags Have Taken Over The Streets

I see London, I see France, I see a lot of tangled headphones and wallets in everyone's street style bags. From New York to London to Milan and, we're assuming, eventually Paris, the clear bag trend is elbowing its way to the forefront of items we'll need come spring. We told you plastic was in. But before you pull out your mom's battered and bruised PVC beach tote, it's worth noting this trend is a tad more refined than that (although power to you if you can make it work). Between stacked bags...
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Stream Dog In The Snow Consume Me:Re EP

Dog In The Snow is the project of Helen Ganya Brown, a Brighton-based musician who's also played with Fear Of Men and Lost Horizons, the recent project from Bella Union head/former Cocteau Twin Simon Raymonde. Last year, Brown released her debut LP under the moniker, Consume Me, a collection of wintry, synth-driven art-pop that … More »
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GALAKTIKON: Nightmare 7:43 The world of Brendon Small's GALAKTIKON has just gotten a little bigger with the debut of the high stakes, live action, intergalactic metal short film GALAKTIKON: Nightmare. The film was produced by creator Brendon Small (Metalocalypse, Dethklok) and Funny Or Die. Submitted by: Funny Or Die Regular Keywords: Galaktikon Brendon Small Metal Heavy Metal Live Action Intergalactic Retro Space Sci Fi Music Video Short Film Me...
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Lost Donizetti Opera To Have World Premiere, 180 Years Late

"L'Ange de Nisida (The Angel of Nisida) - composed in the late 1830s after [Donizetti] moved to work in Paris - never saw the light of day. It was written for the city's Théâtre de la Renaissance, but the company went bankrupt before it was premiered. The opera was thought to have been lost until […]
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Stream Haley Heynderickx I Need To Start A Garden

The Portland, Oregon singer-songwriter Haley Heynderickx makes stark, intimate, unflinching music. Her sound comes from acoustic folk music, but it seems too personal and insular to fit within that genre. And as both a singer and a guitarist, Heynderickx is the sort of virtuoso who puts her gifts toward making richer, more intricate, more deeply … More »
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Exclusive: Paris Jackson Lands Her First Calvin Klein Campaign

You knew it was coming.For the latest installment of Calvin Klein Jeans' ongoing #MyCalvins campaign, chief creative officer Raf Simons looked inwards, casting three integral members of the brand's 'family:' Paris Jackson (who was rumored to have landed a deal with the company last May after attending the Met Gala in custom Calvin Klein By Appointment), actress Millie Bobby Brown (who fronted Simons' first-ever advertorial for the label), and Lulu Tenney (who Dazed describes as the designer's "...
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Snapchat Market Value Drops $1.3B After Single Tweet, CEO Earned $638M Last Year

If you live by social media, you die by social media. Just ask any musician who spent countless hours building an audience on MySpace audience (and now there are signs that Facebook is next). Today, the market value of Snapchat parent Snap Inc. fell $1.3 billion after a single tweet from a well known user. _________________________________  sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me... ugh this is so sad. — Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) February 21, 2018 Jenner...
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The 100 most sampled tracks in music history

Sampling music is an art-form in it’s own right and it’s everywhere nowadays. This Spotify playlist features all of the most used songs in sampling history. Samples are used everywhere in music today: in Hip-Hop, dance music, pop, even rock music will make use of other musical works. Whilst there’s no boundaries (except legal ones) to what can be chopped, screwed, and manipulated in a new way – there are a number of tracks that appear across hundreds of tracks thanks to a unique drum line or ...
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High Sunn – “Those Last Words”

Last we heard from the now 18-year-old San Fran musician Justin Cheromiah was when he was putting out his umpteenth EP as High Sunn, Hopeless Romantic. Now we’re getting a look into his upcoming full-length debut, Missed Connections, with "Those Last Words." The jangly guitar -- and more so the urgency in … More »
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This Celeb Trick Makes Dark Lipstick Look So Much Better

People always say that everything's better in moderation — alcohol, ice cream, episodes of This Is Us. It might be hard to say no in the moment, but you'll thank yourself when you don't wake up with a killer hangover, or sleep in late for work after hitting "still watching" 14 times.Another place where moderation will serve you well? Makeup. It's what separates the pros from the amateurs — especially when it comes to deep lipstick. You might be tempted to pair a vampy winter lip with matte skin...
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Speedy Ortiz – “Lucky 88″ Video

It's been a bit since Speedy Ortiz's last album, 2015's excellent Foil Deer, but they've kept busy in the interim. Sadie Dupuis launched her Sad13 synth-pop side project and the band released a companion EP and enough one-offs and covers and demos to tide us over until their next … More »
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Worship Interludes: Restoration [Episode 66, February 22, 2018]

Yesterday I was talking to some friends about the word “Restore” and “Restoration”.   This is a word that I’m focusing on in 2018.   There have been some things I’ve lost – that I’ve let slip in my life – and I am hoping to see them restored. In the end, restoration is beautiful.   Most things that are restored are more strong and beautiful than before – many times, even better than the original condition.   When we see something restored we are in awe. But we lose sight of the reality that the...
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Massive Archive of 78RPM Records Now Digitized & Put Online: Stream 78,000 Early 20th Century Records from Around the World

Last summer we checked in with the Internet Archive’s Great 78 Project, a volunteer effort to digitize thousands of 78rpm records—the oldest mass-produced recording medium. Drawing on the expertise and vast holdings of preservation company George Blood, L.P., the ARChive of Contemporary Music, and over 20 more institutions from around the world, the project aims to save the recorded sounds of the past, and not only those that have come down to us through the efforts of highly selective curators...
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John Mayer Knows A Thing Or Two About Self-Care — & Baths

There's been more than one occasion in which I've used a Lush bath bomb. But there's been even more instances in which I've imagined John Mayer sitting next to me in a bath of Lush products. Up until now, that idea existed only in my mind. Then, Mayer posted to Instagram his latest beauty tip — no, not that loneliness wards off wrinkles — and my favorite dream became a reality.Mayer, a 40-year-old musician who spends most of his time vlogging or playing with Dead & Company, just shared a go-to ...
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How Gugu Mbatha-Raw Is Shattering Hollywood’s Glass Ceilings

In Hollywood, Black female actresses have been typecast since the beginning. There’s the sassy sidekick, the around-the-way girl, and of course, the mammie, usually found in a period drama set during slavery or the Civil Rights era. It’s a dynamic that’s only recently started to change, thanks to a renaissance in Black television (Shondaland shows, Insecure, Atlanta) and social media movements like #OscarsSoWhite calling out a lack of diversity in film.But somehow, during a period when the ente...
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AM BRIEF: Facebook Inks ICE EU Deal • Execs Keep Control In Spotify DPO • Spotify, FB Speakers • More

WEDNESDAY 2.21.1​8​ Music Business News From Around The Web   Updated continuously under our More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
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Indianapolis Symphony Hires New CEO

"James M. Johnson, who will begin his term April 30, comes from the Omaha Symphony Association, where he is the president and CEO. ... Before Omaha, Johnson spent a decade as CEO of the New York Pops, director of operations for the Orchestra of St. Luke's and general manager of the Martha Graham Dance Company."
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