Happy Body Slow Brain have a great live mash-up of Drake's "Hold On We're Going Home" and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" - it's in the replies, along with clips of new songs "This Is Your Future" and "Cool My Mind."
Our old friends in We Are Voices have released their version of "O Come, O Come, Emanuel," along with a video that can be seen in the replies. You can also download the track on the band's website for pay-what-you-want and the band will give all proceeds to Toys For Tots.
While Seahaven won't release their new full-length, Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only, until Spring 2014, they are tiding fans over with a 3-song 7-inch release on January 21st. You can hear the first song from that release, "Silhouette (Latin Skin)", on The AV Club.
The next release from Jeremy Bolm's (Touché Amoré) imprint label Secret Voice (and in association with Vitriol Records) will be a new 7" from the fantastic hardcore outfit, Dangers, titled Five O’Clock Shadows at the Edge of the Western World. Pre-order will be announced soon but you can listen to the title track in the replies.
You can stream The Hotelier's (formerly The Hotel Year) new song "Scope Of All Of This Rebuilding" in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming (and might I add excellent) album, Home Like No Place Is There, which will be available February 18th, 2014 and can be pre-ordered via Tiny Engines.
Head to the replies to listen to a new acoustic demo from Daly's Gone Wrong called "Damn it, Jeff! You Couldn’t Help Yourself." The final version of song will appear on the band's upcoming album, Finding Your Heart Again, which is due out on March 14, 2014.
Spotify's mobile app has "gone free," but the only way to listen to your music sure sounds awful.
The smartphone app, however, doesn't work exactly like the PC service. Users can access their playlists and music albums, but they have to scroll through their lists randomly using a "Shuffle Play" button. Users can't pick the exact song they want to play right away, and will have to shuffle through their playlists.
Coming just over a week after its surprise announcement, enigmatic UK dubstep producer Burial's new EP Rival Dealer is streaming in the replies. There's been a lot of confusion about the EPs release day, but you can purchase it via Hyperdub now.
Hit the replies to hear a new St. Vincent song called "Birth In Reverse," off her upcoming self-titled album due out February 25th. You can download the song for free by signing up for her mailing list.
Yesterday we brought you Reggie and the Full Effect covering He is Legend. Another one of James Dewees' perks for his Kickstarter was to play on a fan's demo/recordings. James ended up playing on an AP.net user's entire album, and as explained by the fan, "it's one of those things I had dreamed about as teenager when I first started writing music." The resulting album is up on Bandcamp in its entirety.
Spotify has posted a nice little "Year In Review" app, which will calculate some stats on your personal streaming. Check it out, and post your Top 10 songs in the replies, so we know how many times you listened to "Get Lucky."
Head to the replies to hear Nothing But Thieves' new EP If You Don't Believe, It Can't Hurt You. It's available on iTunes. It's for fans of Muse, Radiohead, and The 1975. The band will be on tour in the UK with Anthony Green and The Dear Hunter this February and March.
You can stream a new You Blew It! song titled "Award of the Year Award" in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming Topshelf Records release, Keep Doing What You're Doing, which will hit stores January 14th. The album was produced by Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.) and it's fantastic. You can pre-order the record (highly recommended) via Topshelf.
1) Match & Tinder
2) Award of the Year Award
3) Strong Island
4) Regional Dialect
5) House Address
6) A Different Kind of Kindling
7) Rock Springs
8) You & Me & Me
9) Grey Matter
10) Better to Best
Spotify for Artists is an effort to engage artists and calm fears that streaming services are bad for musicians (fears personified by high-profile names like Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke). The biggest news is a real-time analytics dashboard that tracks how often an artist's music is being listened to and which songs are most popular. In addition to these basic metrics, the dashboard also offers up demographical insights, letting artists check up on their fans' age, gender, and location. It's like Google...