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Tierra Whack Gives Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic” A Quarantine Remake

Tierra Whack, like pretty much everyone else right now, is stuck in quarantine. Tierra Whack, like pretty much every other musician right now, is spending…
Peter Helman | March 28, 2020 - 8:02 pm

Frank Ocean – “Dear April” & “Cayendo”

After his first PrEP+ club night in New York, Frank Ocean began listing pre-orders for 7" singles of two new songs, "Dear April" and "Cayendo,"
Peter Helman | March 28, 2020 - 7:46 pm

David Byrne Pens Essay On Coronavirus: “The World Is Changing — So Can We”

David Byrne has penned an essay on coronavirus and how we should be responding to it for Reasons To Be Cheerful, the online magazine he…
Peter Helman | March 28, 2020 - 5:19 pm

Fiona Apple Tells Others Artists To Approve All Sync Requests And Give The Money To Charity

Fiona Apple is encouraging artists to approve all sync requests right now and give the money to those who need it. In a video shared…
Peter Helman | March 28, 2020 - 4:50 pm

Albums Just Had Their Worst US Sales Week Ever

All non-essential businesses, including record stores, are closed due to COVID-19. Everyone is staying at home in quarantine. And now, albums have had their worst…
Peter Helman | March 28, 2020 - 3:41 pm

William Tyler – “Time Indefinite”

Southern guitar virtuoso William Tyler released the album Goes West last year and recently scored the film First Cow. And now, he's shared a lovely…
Peter Helman | March 28, 2020 - 11:38 am

Jeremy Renner’s Debut EP Is Here To “Unite People In A Pure Way”

These are dark times indeed. But even in the darkest of times, one can find a beacon of light and hope to keep the darkness…
Peter Helman | March 28, 2020 - 11:23 am

Watch Britt Daniel Play Spoon Rarity “The Agony of Laffitte” To Benefit Austin Workers

Last night, Austin City Limits, the long-running live music show (and radio station, and festival) hosted a two-hour fundraiser to benefit the music and service…
Peter Helman | March 27, 2020 - 4:37 pm

Margo Price Pushes Back Album Release, Shares John Lennon Cover

Margo Price has joined not one but two exclusive coronavirus clubs today: artists who have delayed their album due to the pandemic and artists who
Peter Helman | March 27, 2020 - 12:13 pm

CHAI – “No More Cake”

The Japanese band CHAI, who are both pop and punk and yet decidedly not pop-punk, are back with a new song. Like much of their…
Peter Helman | March 27, 2020 - 10:51 am

Watch Neil Young Play More Rarities In His Latest Fireside Session

Like many others, Neil Young is helping us get through this trying time with a little music and the magic of the internet. Last week,…
Peter Helman | March 26, 2020 - 5:39 pm

Governors Ball Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

Governors Ball 2020 has officially been cancelled. The festival, which was set to take place 6/5-7 on New York's Randall’s Island Park, would've featured performances…
Peter Helman | March 26, 2020 - 2:02 pm

Ariana Grande Is Quietly Venmoing Fans Who Lost Work Because Of Coronavirus

While our government continues to dick around, Ariana Grande is stepping up to the plate. TMZ reports that the pop star has been communicating regularly…
Peter Helman | March 26, 2020 - 11:39 am

Craig Finn – “All These Perfect Crosses”

For Record Store Day, which has been postponed from April to June thanks to the pandemic, the Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn is releasing All
Peter Helman | March 26, 2020 - 10:17 am

Trace Mountains – “Me & May”

Since his old band LVL UP broke up, Dave Benton has shifted his focus towards his solo project Trace Mountains. His new album Lost In
Peter Helman | March 26, 2020 - 10:17 am

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Early reports put them at 2.6 million
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March 28, 2020 on Albums Just Had Their Worst US Sales Week Ever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdqgXYeWLRA
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February 13, 2020 on Eerie Gaits – “What’s Eating You”
The Utopia soundtrack is so good! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JKH5Ep1vj8
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October 29, 2019 on The 13 Best Horror Scores Of The ’10s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwarhzl76D8
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April 17, 2019 on Four Tet – “Teenage Birdsong”
Yes, we are a democracy now!
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April 2, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Weyes Blood Titanic Rising
Paris' biological father was Dr Arnold Klein, celebrity dermatologist. Prince & Paris carry the DNA of Debbie Rowe, & her long time boss & lover, who was Dr Klein. Prince & Paris thankfully carry no DNA by MJ.
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March 22, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
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March 15, 2019 on Artist Portraits From Stereogum Range Life 2019
I pitched "Respect Motherfucking Craft Beer"
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March 8, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
To be fair, it did originally say "one of the best thing that either of them has ever done." I added an S.
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February 20, 2019 on Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Flat Tummy Tea”
I said *one of* the best things that either of them has ever done!
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February 20, 2019 on Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Flat Tummy Tea”
All band names should be Metal Gear Solid references
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February 19, 2019 on Album Of The Week: SPELLLING Mazy Fly
He had to prepare them for The Age Of Adz somehow!
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February 15, 2019 on Dark Was The Night Turns 10