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Glasses Malone – “Thuggin'” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Like Kendrick Lamar, Glasses Malone grew up in and around the gang life of Compton, California. And like Kendrick's To Pimp A Butterfly, Malone's new single "Thuggin'" is visited by the ghost of Tupac Shakur. It's also visited by Kendrick himself, and the end result is an excellent rap song. Both MCs deliver tough, raspy… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 20, 2015 - 4:04 pm

88-Keys Details Mumford & Sons’ “Dope As Fuck” Hip-Hop Project, Won’t Rule Out Marcus Mumford Rapping

Earlier today we heard Mumford & Sons' latest attempt to go electric, and now we've also received news on Marcus Mumford's forthcoming plunge into hip-hop. NME spoke with 88-Keys, the rap producer teaching Mumford how to "chop up beats," who is certain that the project will be "dope as fuck."… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 20, 2015 - 2:43 pm

Norway Will Be The First Country To Shut Off FM Radio

Several countries throughout Europe and Southeast Asia are in the process of switching from analog FM radio to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), which NBC describes as "free, over-the-air digital service that requires only a special receiver attachment on the listener's end." Now, as Ars Technica points out, after becoming the first country to adopt DAB… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 20, 2015 - 12:29 pm

Twin Shadow Share Statement About Bus Crash

Twin Shadow's tour bus was involved in a multi-vehicle crash Friday on I-70 near Denver. The band shared a statement about the crash today indicating that bus driver John Crawford and drummer Andy Bauer remained hospitalized in serious condition and frontman George Lewis Jr. will undergo reconstructive surgery on his hand this week. The band'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 20, 2015 - 12:09 pm

Today In Black Sabbath’s Facebook Feud

A quick update on Black Sabbath's public infighting this week: First, drummer Bill Ward posted to Facebook that he wouldn't play with Sabbath again until Ozzy Osbourne apologized to him for saying he was too fat and out of shape to participate in recording sessions for 2013 album 13 and the accompanying world tour. Ward… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 17, 2015 - 4:16 pm

Comments from chris deville

Just wanted to add that there's a human/logistical factor to all this. In the case of Arular we had two different writers flake out on us, which was a bummer, but I guess we'll catch that one in 2025 ;)
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April 14, 2015 on Alligator Turns 10
This was my experience last year.
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April 13, 2015 on The 8 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Saturday
That part in Slow Century when they play "Grounded" >>>>>>
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April 10, 2015 on Wowee Zowee Turns 20
Brighten The Corners is a solid record, but some days I actually like Terror Twilight better. "Carrot Rope" is such a jam.
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April 10, 2015 on Wowee Zowee Turns 20
You're right, and the Billboard piece I linked to even said so. Thanks for the correction!
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April 10, 2015 on The Week In Pop: What Wale Can Learn From J. Cole
You guys are right. My bad!
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April 8, 2015 on Sharon Van Etten Announces I Don’t Want To Let You Down EP
Agreed! Just came here to express that sentiment. Let It Come Down is so underrated.
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April 2, 2015 on Iron & Wine And Ben Bridwell Announce Covers Album Sing Into My Mouth
Thanks, that's corrected.
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April 2, 2015 on Speedy Ortiz – “Puffer”
OK, you got me to smile pretty big on that one. :)
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March 31, 2015 on Justin Bieber Is Working With Kanye West And Rick Rubin On His New Album