What constitutes a boy band, anyway? One Direction certainly look and act the part. Ever since forming on The X Factor in 2010, they’ve filled a particular hole in the music industry, the one that requires 3-5 fresh-faced young lads with pretty voices and prettier haircuts to join forces and passionately emote for the hormonal… More »
Chance The Rapper has been trotting out his cover of the Arthur theme song during his live show for a while now and he’s finally posted a studio version of the track. It features a whole chorus of vocals from Wyclef Jean, Jessie Ware, Francis And The Lights, Elle Varner, Eryn Allen Kane, The O’my’s,… More »
The Swedish dance producer Avicii exists near the top of the EDM pyramid; he’s popular enough that he can play arenas and have things like this happen. But he’s also trying to figure out ways to reach outside the whole Electric Daisy Carnival scene. He’s had his biggest crossover success with “Wake Me Up,” a… More »
Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes.
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Wyclef Jean announced that he was running for president of Haiti at the beginning of the month. Since then a few problems have come up: there are questions about his Haitian residency (you have to have lived in the country for five years to run for president), his cousin (and Fugees member) Pras has endorsed… More »
This week’s Drop had a stringed, burlesqued, Gypsy-cum-Coloradan tune that came courtesy of Little Miss Sunshine soundtrackers and Siouxsie coverers DeVotchka. You can hear the rollicking “Transliterator” from the quartet’s forthcoming ANTI- debut A Mad and Faithful Telling, and read multi-tasking vocalist Nick Urata’s thoughts on the song, here. Also, because we like to remai… More »
Paul’s been popping up in our neck of the woods a bit recently — getting covered by Swedes like Lekman and P&B (noJ), paying his respects to Grizzly Bear, having respects paid by Vampire Weekend. Riding the welcomed wave of reappraisal and adoration for Paul, we took a listen to his collab with Wyclef, and… More »
Interesting to see developments within the Fugees tribe over a decade after The Score. Pras is making films and docs, Lauryn’s erratic as ever, and Wyclef is, well, still exuberant and indiscriminately inclusive (his forthcoming The Carnival II: Memoirs Of An Immigrant has guest spots by everyone from Akon to Serj Tankian to Paul Simon). More »
Last week a call went out over Craigslist…Seeking Bob Dylan Fans for his new music video
We are seeking 2 types of talent for this video?
– Men and women in their 20s-40s who are fans of Bob Dylan. Prefer people who embody the style of the 1960s, 70s or 80s (i.e. hippies, disco… More »