Category Archives: Music News

Thursday Music News

As far as I’m concerned, it’s the most important music news of the day: Iggy Pop has started an Instagram account for his pet cockatoo, Biggy Pop! Watch Biggy give Iggy a “Flintstone shave,” watch them chillin’ on the couch listening to Iggy’s 1993 single “Wild America,” and (below) watch them dance together to theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Hugger-extraordinaire Charles Bradley shares a clip today for the track “Ain’t It a Sin,” a single off his brand new album Changes, which hit stores last week. Directed by Poull Brien, the video features the Screaming Eagle of Soul dancing in a warehouse with his band The Extraordinaires. See him dance in person when theyRead more…

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R.I.P. Merle Haggard

As Country/Western icon Merle Haggard turned 79 years old today, he also sadly passed away this morning at home near Redding, CA. Haggard’s manager confirms the Grammy Award-winning artist had been battling double pneumonia, and had spent 11 days at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage earlier this year. The celebrated singer/songwriter burst ontoRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Fleet Foxes are getting back together. The Seattle indie band went on hiatus five years ago after they released their sophomore album, Helplessness Blues. At the time, frontman Robin Pecknold had decided to go back to Columbia University to earn his degree. Now it seems the hiatus is coming to an end. According to guitaristRead more…

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Monday Music News

Mark your calendars: Icelandic icons Sigur Rós just announced dates for their North American tour, including a Tuesday, September 20th stop at the Paramount Theatre. A press release declares there will be no opening acts, nor additional musicians. “The shows will give the group a chance to road test new music, the first time sinceRead more…

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Friday Music News

Seattle’s own Tacocat pay tribute to a ’90s feminist icon with “Dana Katherine Scully,” a track out today in both video form and on their latest full-length Lost Time. In an interview with Rookie, frontwoman Emily Nokes explains, “I’d been watching a ton of old school X-Files around the time that we were writing theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Need to chill? Moby‘s got you covered with this four hour mix titled Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep. He explains, “it’s really quiet: no drums, no vocals, just very slow calm pretty chords and sounds and things for sleeping and yoga and etc.” Hey, if it works for a busy dude like Moby…! Download itRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Since R.E.M.‘s 2011 break-up, we haven’t seen much of frontman Michael Stipe. But, last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he returned to the spotlight for a haunting performance of David Bowie‘s “The Man Who Sold the World.” He’ll likely reprise his cover, or perhaps do a different one, for the Music ofRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

case/lang/veirs — the super-group of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs — share a track from their forthcoming self-titled debut. Stream the single “Best Kept Secret” below, which premiered on Lena Dunham’s website Lenny Letter. case told Dunham, “It was done in one or two takes, and it went down super-fast. We were allRead more…

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, The Posies announced that bass player Joe Skyward, aka Joe Bass, sadly passed away. In 2014, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer that, according to the L.A. Weekly, had metastasized and spread to his skeletal and lymphatic systems. Though Skyward left Seattle for the clear California skies, he was well-known and belovedRead more…

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