Violent Femmes – “Love Love Love Love Love”

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 4, 2015
It's been 15 years since the Violent Femmes released their last record, Freak Magnet in 2000, but today it was announced that the band will release a brand new four-song EP titled Happy New Year for Record Store Day. "Love Love Love Love Love" is the first single, and it was recorded on New Year'… More »


Meet The Man Who’ll Play Rivers Cuomo In The Rivers Cuomo Sitcom

By Tom Breihan / March 4, 2015
Last year, we learned that Fox was putting together Detour, a sitcom based on the life story of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. In the mid-'90s, when Weezer first went on hiatus, Cuomo left his band to attend Harvard University, and the show will take that loose premise and run with it. And now we… More »


Blink-182’s Travis Barker Says Tom DeLonge Is Not A True Punk And Should Just “Man Up And Quit” Already

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 4, 2015
The Blink-182 beef has been going on for much longer than anyone has patience for. I thought that it was time to move past it once Tom DeLonge claimed to have been abducted by aliens or whatever. Regardless of whether or not this is true, it's pretty much universally accepted now that DeLonge must… More »


Animal Collective Will Record A New Album This Year

By Chris DeVille / March 4, 2015
Panda Bear sat down with BBC6's Lauren Laverne today and confirmed what Animal Collective fans have been hoping for: The band will hit the studio this year to record a new album, the follow-up to 2012's Centipede Hz. Here's how "Mr. Noah" Lennox described the buildup:… More »


Stereogum & Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015 Details

By Scott Lapatine / March 4, 2015
This month Stereogum returns to SXSW for the 10th year, and we're throwing a party with Exploding In Sound to celebrate. Last year's Stereogum event in Austin never happened, so this year we're hosting almost three times as many bands on two stages. Stereogum & Exploding In Sound's Austi… More »


Viet Cong Address Name Controversy At Portland Show

By Stereogum / March 4, 2015
Last night Canadian post-punkers Viet Cong played their first concert since the announcement that Oberlin College cancelled a forthcoming show by the band due to its name. The controversy was addressed a few times during the set at Portland's Mississippi Studios when Viet Cong reiterated previous sentiments that they're not aiming to offend… More »


Amanda Palmer Takes Her Crowdfunding Talents To Patreon

By Chris DeVille / March 4, 2015
Amanda Palmer's history with crowdfunding is long and storied? The former Dresden Doll drew criticism for soliciting volunteer musicians and asking fans to let her crash at their homes for free after raising $1.2 million on Kickstarter; she later started paying the volunteers and offered to help Morrissey with any prospective crowdfunding… More »


Tanlines – “Slipping Away”

By Caitlin White / March 4, 2015
We haven't heard from Tanlines since their debut full-length, 2012's Mixed Emotions, but Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm are back in full force this year. "Slipping Away," the lead single from the Brooklyn duo's new album Highlights, builds on the tropical, wistful vibes of their previous work while pushing farther into traditional guitars-and-drums territory. But… More »


Robin Thicke Trial Reveals Extraordinary “Blurred Lines” Financials

By Caitlin White / March 4, 2015
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are currently embroiled in a legal battle with Marvin Gaye's estate over the similarities between "Blurred Lines" and Gaye's "Got To Give It Up," and it just keeps getting juicier. Yesterday, the financial information about "Blurred Lines" was revealed, and the total revenue comes to $16,675,690. More »


The Week In Rap: Kanye West Murders The Brits

By Tom Breihan / March 4, 2015
Last week, for the third time ever, a rapper won an Oscar. And for the first of those three times, it didn't feel like a fluke. The first rapper to win was Eminem, who would've taken home the trophy for "Lose Yourself" in 2003 if he'd bothered to show up. That was the Academy acknowledging… More »


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