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Stream Krallice’s Surprise New Album Ygg Huur

Just two days ago, Black Market bro Doug Moore and I were chatting about Krallice — he’d seen them at Brooklyn’s Acheron a night earlier, where they’d played some new songs. Said Doug: “The new Krallice material is fucking awesome and real different from their older stuff…they floored me.” I totally believe it. Krallice are… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 30, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Titus Andronicus Cover Classic Rock Hits With Craig Finn And Ted Leo In Brooklyn

This week brings the release of Titus Andronicus’ outstanding new album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, and to celebrate, the band did a five-night stand at Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium — a run that ended last night, on frontman Patrick Stickles’ 30th birthday. The outsize ambition of the entire concert run was befitting of the album’s unabashed… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 29, 2015 - 10:22 am

Deafheaven Announce New Album New Bermuda

Yesterday, Deafheaven dropped a teaser video for their upcoming third album, and today, they release all the album’s details. The record will be called New Bermuda, it’ll be out on Anti- on October 2. That’s the cover art (by Allison Schulnik) above, and the five-song tracklist is below. The album was produced, engineered, mixed, and… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 28, 2015 - 10:14 am

Watch A Trailer For Deafheaven LP3

Deafheaven’s sophomore record, Sunbather, was my favorite album of 2013, and the follow-up is pretty high on my list of 2015’s most anticipated. The band have been promising LP3 will arrive later this year, and now, they’re sharing some actual music — and providing some actual details. First off, it looks like the record i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 27, 2015 - 2:26 pm

Blur’s Drum Tech Writes Their Setlists

I saw Blur this past May, when they did a secret show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg. That was a week after the release of their great new LP, The Magic Whip, and the setlist was pretty much a run-through of the album (sans “Ice Cream Man”), followed by a three-song encore of old… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 21, 2015 - 11:23 am

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Also just want to point out that Graham is now on record as being more of a conservative rockist than Noel Gallagher.

NOEL (2013): “[Yeezus] is fucking great. I really like it. Particularly [‘Black Skinhead’] – it’s fucking out there, do you know what I mean? It’s got a great low-fi, punk vibe to it.”

http://www.stereogum.com/1591172/noel-gallagher-slams-reflektor-praises-yeezus-in-2013-recap/wheres-the-beef/

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July 30, 2015 on Blur’s Graham Coxon Thinks Kanye West Is “A Big Fucking Idiot”

Yeah I can’t imagine Damon is reading this interview and thinking, “You said it, Graham!” Oh well, it was cool having Blur back for one album, anyway.

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July 30, 2015 on Blur’s Graham Coxon Thinks Kanye West Is “A Big Fucking Idiot”

You don’t have to pay to listen to Beats 1 — that’s free. You only have to pay for the on-demand library.

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July 28, 2015 on Tidal Not Dead Yet, Says Madonna

Oh nah, that was me trying to be funny — like I was imagining what Damon would say to dissatisfied showgoers, except my version of Damon was a sort of hamfisted caricature of a hapless middle manager, nothing like the real Damon. “Hey don’t blame me! Blame that guy! He wrote the set list!” But it was not funny — I see that now — and I apologize.

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July 22, 2015 on Blur’s Drum Tech Writes Their Setlists

“You guys wanted to hear ‘Tracy Jacks’? Hey, we wanted to play it. Don’t blame us, though. Talk to this guy.” — Damon

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July 21, 2015 on Blur’s Drum Tech Writes Their Setlists

Nice bit of sleuthing. Yes, Tom loved the Mac DeMarco record so much he couldn’t wait to share it with the world.

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July 10, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Yep. I’m eagerly awaiting Jonathan Davis’ country record (a Big & Rich collab!).

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July 10, 2015 on KoЯn Яemix Яihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money”

I thought the review Marc Hogan wrote for us was pretty thorough:

http://www.stereogum.com/1812584/first-impressions-of-apple-music/franchises/essay/

In my limited experience, the pure on-demand streaming functionality (and offline streaming) is pretty comparable if not identical across all these platforms (with the obvious exceptions of Apple-exclusive records like Taylor Swift and Thom Yorke). The added value of Apple Music is the radio/curated stuff as well as the way your MP3 library is integrated into their streaming library. That said, I have no idea if it’s buggy or anything, but if it is, I’d guess any bugs will be ironed out over time.

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July 8, 2015 on Facebook In Talks To Launch Yet Another Streaming Music Service

They still play it at every Yankees home game and it it is still the worst part of every Yankees home game.

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July 3, 2015 on The Week In Pop: How OMI’s 3-Year-Old “Cheerleader” Finally Made It In America