The Deadmen recently premiered a new single from their upcoming EP, which is slated for a March release, on My Old Kentucky Blog. Head to the replies to stream "Let Your Fingers Rule" and keep an eye out for more updates in the coming weeks.
Kristina Esfandiari, the former vocalist of Whirr, has started a new band called Miserable. Their new EP, Halloween Dream, will release on February 18th via Native Sound. You can stream the title track on Spin. If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order it, which gives you an immediate download of the title track.
Someone online showed this to me (and I forgot your username, I'm sorry), and it's pretty interesting -- it's all of the new releases on Rdio each week placed into genres.
This is an algorithmically-generated categorization of Rdio new releases by genre. The categorization is artist-based, and cheerfully optimisitic, so releases are listed in any genre where some data from somewhere suggests they might conceivably be relevant. Sometimes this will be laughably wrong. Laugh, and move on. Single-song releases are shown with quoted song names; multiple-song releases are shown with italicized release titles.
The Weaks have signed to Lame-O Records and announced plans to release their debut EP, The World Is A Terrible Place And I Hate Myself And Want To Die, on February 11. Stream a new song called "Nietzche’s Harvest Song" over at PropertyOfZack and preorder the release here. We'll have a new song premiere as well next week.
1. Nightswimming At The Full Moon Party
2. Nietzche’s Harvest Song
3. Instantaneous Vertical Speed
4. To Thine Own Self Be True
5. How To Put An Audience To Sleep In Under Two Minutes
6. Dunce Pageant
Hailey, It Happens (the musical endeavor of AP.net's very own cshadows2887) announced that they will release their new EP Under the Brilliant Lights on January 28th. They have also put their previous albums up for pay-what-you-want on their bandcamp for those who want to play catch-up. You can stream a brand new song entitled "Cuernavaca" in the replies.
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Today we've got an exclusive stream from Bad Things (Shaun White's band) new self-titled album. Check the replies to hear "Say It Again." The band's upcoming album, recorded with producer Rob Schnapf, will be out on January 21st.
Ex-Unicorns and Clues founder Alden Penner has released a new song called “Word” via MTV. It's off his his upcoming debut album, EXEGESIS, which releases February 4th. He has also announced some Canadian dates around Toronto and Montreal, with additional North American tour dates coming soon. Dates and track listing are below.
2) Louis XIV
3) A Beautiful Dream
4) Disney Waltz
5) Losing My Head
6) Lost The Skin
7) Beauty Of The Lamb
9) I, Icarus
10) We Seek
11) No Peace
Rdio has decided to make their streaming service on the web -- free.
If you love something, set it free. Well, we couldn't agree more. So starting today Rdio is free in the U.S. on the web. That means you can listen to 20 million songs plus all the albums, playlists, and stations you love anywhere there’s a computer. Absolutely free. Our ad-free option, Rdio Unlimited, will still be available for $9.99 a month for mobile and web access. If you’re already an Rdio Unlimited subscriber, your listening experience will stay exactly the same.
Most companies that use a so-called "freemium" model report that the longer a person uses their service, the more likely they are to pay for that service at some point. That's one reason that Spotify has millions more users than any other on-demand music streaming service: its free offerings have always been significantly more generous than its peers. Eliminating the caps on free listening will cost the company more money in the short run — but it may also help the company pull away from its competition even faster.
It seems the Man In Black recorded an album called Out Among The Stars with "countrypolitan" producer Billy Sherrill in the mid-’80s, but Columbia dropped him soon afterwards and the album never came out. Cash’s son John Carter Cash found the master tapes in 2012, and it’s getting a proper release this March. “She Used To Love Me A Lot” was handpicked by John as the lead single.
More information on the upcoming Beats streaming music service has been unveiled. The service will launch on January 21st.
The service, originally known as Daisy, uses a combination of algorithms and human curation to suggest songs, claiming to have a staff of music experts "hand-selecting your playlists while you stream." The company's betting that curation will set Beats Music apart from the music streaming competition, like Spotify and Rdio.