Prince Removes Music From All Streaming Services Except Tidal

By Peter Helman / July 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm

Apple finally launched their much-discussed streaming service Apple Music this week, and they’ve managed to snag some fairly impressive exclusives like Thom Yorke, Dr. Dre, and Taylor Swift. But Jay-Z’s Tidal also had a win today, as Pitchfork reports that Prince has removed his entire catalog from all streaming services except Tidal. A note o… More »

The Libertines Announce New Album Anthems For Doomed Youth

By Peter Helman / July 1, 2015 - 9:33 pm

The Libertines reunited last year and said that they’d be releasing a new album for the first time in 11 years. Pete Doherty, Carl Barât, and co. have been playing songs from the new record live at festivals over the past month, and now they’ve officially announced the details of the comeback LP: It’s called… More »

Watch Killer Mike Talk Rap And Racism On Tavis Smiley

By Peter Helman / July 1, 2015 - 9:01 pm

Killer Mike is an amazing human being, and his well-articulated opinions about pretty much anything are always worth hearing. Last night, the rapper and activist appeared on The Tavis Smiley Show to discuss rap, race relations in America, Nina Simone, and more. He also directly confronted the stupid idea — most recently spewed by GeraldoMore »

Q-Tip Gets Beck — And Maybe Fiona Apple & Kanye — For New Album Last Zulu

By Peter Helman / July 1, 2015 - 8:28 pm

Rap legend Q-Tip hasn’t released an official solo album since 2009 — although he has been keeping himself busy — but it looks like the long-awaited Last Zulu is almost here. In a new interview with Billboard, he says that the album is almost done and mentions a few exciting collaborators:

Yeah man,… More »

Morrissey Laments “Zero Label Interest” Despite “Fantastic” MSG Show

By Peter Helman / July 1, 2015 - 7:45 pm

Morrissey had some sort of falling out with Harvest Records last year, which led to his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business getting pulled from online stores after three weeks. Ever since then, he’s been shopping around for a new label to re-release World Peace and put out his new album, withoutMore »

The New Wrens Album Is Done! (Again!)

By Peter Helman / July 1, 2015 - 7:07 pm

Fans have been awaiting the follow-up to the Wrens’ 2003 masterpiece The Meadowlands for 12 years now — which is over half of my lifetime (yes, I’m young). Last year, the band finally announced that the new album was completely done. Then, a couple of months ago, they announced that it was completely done agai… More »

Watch Stephen Colbert Interview Eminem On A Michigan Public Access Show

By Peter Helman / July 1, 2015 - 6:42 pm

Stephen Colbert ended his nine-year run on The Colbert Report back in December, and he’s not taking over The Late Show until this coming September. So to keep his hosting skills in tip-top shape during the interim, he apparently decided to drop by Monroe, Michigan to guest-host the public access talk show Only In Monroe. More »

Blood Orange – “Do You See My Skin Through The Flames?”

By James Rettig / July 1, 2015 - 5:17 pm

Dev Hynes has shared a new one-off Blood Orange track called “Do You See My Skin Through The Flames?,” which he says is not part of his upcoming album and is “just some things on [his] mind.” It’s a 11-minute suite of stitched together ideas: freeform jazz, voicemails, field recordings, a long musing from Hyne… More »

Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique – “Love Is Free” (Todd Terry Remix)

By Lisa Brown / July 1, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Last month, Robyn debuted “Love Is Free,” the first single from her new project La Bagatelle Magique — which features her touring keyboardist Markus Jägerstedt and her late collaborator Christian Falk, who passed away last year. Now the dance track has one serious house remix from the legendary DJ and producer Todd Terry. The nearly… More »

Amoeba Is Selling Its Most Expensive Record Ever

By James Rettig / July 1, 2015 - 4:39 pm

Last month, California’s famous record chain Amoeba Music acquired a large collection of vinyl from an “iconic industry family” located in New Jersey. One of the records in that collection turned out to be a test pressing of Bob Dylan’s 1975 classic Blood On The Tracks — one of five they say is in existence… More »

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