Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and The National's Aaron Dessner have put together the Eaux Claires music festival. The greatest festival of all time will take place this July 17th and 18th in Eau Claire, WI. Some bands on the bill include both curators aforementioned bands, Sufjan Stevens, Spoon, Doomtree, and many more.
In this final couplet, Kendrick Lamar employs a rhetorical move akin to—and in its way even more devastating than—Common’s move in the last line of “I Used to Love H.E.R.”: snapping an entire lyric into place with a surprise revelation of something hitherto left unspoken. In “H.E.R.”, Common reveals the identity of the song’s “her”—hip hop itself—forcing the listener to re-evaluate the entire meaning and intent of the song. Here, Kendrick Lamar reveals the nature of the enigmatic hypocrisy that the speaker has previously confessed to three times in the song without elaborating: that he grieved...
Ending one of the most venerable and trusted careers in making a complete mockery of the news, Jon Stewart has announced that he is stepping down as host of The Daily Show. According to sources who were there (some of whom are already passing word along on social media), Stewart let the news slip at the taping of today’s episode, telling those in the audience that he’s retiring.
The object of the Brit Awards is to create the impression of national consensus as they award pop artists of untested stature or value with bogus awards that, it is slyly implied, have been dictated by you, the objective listener. The Brit Awards do not ask the public who they would like to see receive awards - for that would be to risk too much, yet the fierce insistence is that artists are rewarded for their prominence in the previous twelve months because, after all, "it's what everybody wants." Thus, for 2015, we have MacDonna, who had a quiet 2014 (but who is quite usefully about to release her new album!), yet here she is...
Jon Bird, operations manager at The National Association for People Abused in Childhood, said it was "disturbing that there are serious sex offenders who are able to mix with their own kind". Mr Bird added there was a "real concern" about whether Watkins was co-operating fully with his sex offenders treatment and had admitted to the seriousness of his crimes.
Hello everyone! Hope everyone reading this is doing very well. I should have posted this a little while ago, but here it is for those who don't know. I am/will no longer be a member of the musical act know as letlive. Thank you to all the fans, soulpunx and friends that have made the past, 8years of this journey . I've also had the privilege to tour with some amazing bands and artists. It's been a great journey. Thank you
A planned Kanye says, “I want to be like Andy Warhol.” But how could you possibly want that version of Kanye? If you are genuinely holding out any hope that our biggest and brightest can also be our most honest and flawed, you have to want, “I am Warhol.” You have to. He wants respect, but even more than that, repeatedly, wants the people he respects to get respect. It’s not a foreign concept. But because he’s Kanye, it’s different. Because it lacks the grace that society has deemed necessary to make such demands.
And blockbusters are what the music industry is all about, or used to be about, or occasionally still thinks it’s about, or tries to be about, but is actually not really about. And maybe that’s why the Grammy’s weren’t so good this year. It’s an old show built on an old formula that celebrates old metrics of success that just don’t hold up these days. This is not the fault of Grammy Awards, this is just reality.
Hopeless Records has signed a band called Dryjacket from New Jersey, which is a band you've probably never heard before, but we can fix that! A music video for their song "Jefferson's Shadow" is in the replies, and their EP Lights, Locks, & Faucets is available for pre-order here (comes out April 14). Recommended if you like You Blew It!, Into It. Over It., other bands with not-super-necessary punctuation in their names, plus a bit of Copeland's pop sensibility. Listen.
All Get Out will be re-pressing their wonderful 2011 album The Season through Favorite Gentlemen and Bad Timing Records on vinyl. You can pick it up starting tomorrow at 2pm EST, in two different variants, and more information is available here. Favorite Gentlemen and Bad Timing will also be releasing a new EP from the band this spring.
sadly, Ryan "Legs" Leger is no longer with us. he's not dead, he has just voluntarily ended his involvement with ETID in order to spend more time with his family and hopefully one day earn that coveted #1 Dad mug he's heard so much about. we wish him nothing but the best and we will all miss him dearly. but the show must go off. enter Daniel Davison.
see you soon.
According to Billboard, Beck's Morning Phase was the lowest-selling LP of this year's album of the year nominees and the lowest-selling album to win AOTY since 2008.
For comparison, six out of the last 10 LPs to win album of the year have sold more than a million copies before nabbing the honor. And all but three have moved more than half a million copies before winning album of the year (Arcade Fire's The Suburbs was also shy of that milestone).
Everything Ever are gearing up to release their new album Solid Ground on March 10th via Secret Audio Club. We are streaming a new song called "Big Ideas" - it's in the replies. The song is a fast-paced pop-punk tune, but the interesting part is that it incorporates some of the more theatrical type vocals of bands like Panic! at the Disco. The vocals contrast a lot with the heavily palm-muted guitars at times, while speeding up tenfold at other moments. For only three minutes, the track has a fun hook that gets your foot tapping, a slowed-down drawn-out bridge, and rapid paced singing in between it all - it's a doozy. The band has announced a slew of tour dates, which include stops with...
Update: A video, which features new music, titled "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" has now been released and can be seen in the replies.
Florence + The Machine hosted a listening party for the new album in a London restaurant last night. Songs such as "Ship To Wreck", "Caught", "Delilah" and "What Kind Of Man" were premiered to a crowd of family and friends and following a few announced slots of European festivals this summer the group is also one of the favourites to headline this year's Glastonbury.
A brand new festival which takes place in East London's Victoria Park titled "Citadel" will debut this year on July 19th. The festival will be headlined and co-curated by Ben Howard with Bombay Bicycle Club co-headlining. Full line up announced soon. See you there.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
How many times has Kanye tried to give away his awards to artists he felt deserved them more? Fader has collected video of Yeezy doing that here, plus an added bonus where he talks about how he doesn't keep any of them.
Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low was one of many whofound it odd that Chris Brown was in the audience at the Grammys last night ... especially after President Obama's video in support of the "It's On Us" campaign aired. Chris Brown then responded to Alex on Twitter in a since deleted message.