Category Archives: Music News

Wednesday Music News

Malik Taylor, aka Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, passed away yesterday at the age of 45, as a result of complications due to diabetes. Taylor formed A Tribe Called Quest with his childhood best friends in 1985, releasing their now-legendary debut People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm in 1990. His familyRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Enjoy a “short” film about The “Tallest” Man on Earth: Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson presents an eight-minute behind-the-scenes clip on the making of his latest album Dark Bird Is Home. Directors Dan Huiting and Lauren Josephine show Matsson at home and in the studio, and the musician narrates the piece in both Swedish and English.Read more…

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Monday Music News

Despite keeping busy with his Run the Jewels project, Atlanta MC Killer Mike shares a previously unreleased track “Saks Fifth” which you can stream below. Stereogum points out, it’s mostly likely an older track as Mike shouts out his old Grind Time Rap Gang crew and his short-lived Grand Hustle label affiliation, but beggars can’tRead more…

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Friday Music News

Folk rockers The Mountain Goats have dropped a new song called “Going Back to California.” According to frontman John Darnielle, the song is “about about the plane crash that killed [Ozzy Osbourne guitarist] Randy Rhoads, which happened right in the middle of a tour.” The track belongs to a larger collection of songs the bandRead more…

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Thursday Music News

OMG, it’s new M.I.A! The eccentric artist shares two tracks on her Soundcloud: the single “MIA OLA,” which was originally composed for the Fall 2016 Stella McCartney fashion show, and “Foreign Friend,” a banger on issues of immigration. “MIA OLA” features a sample from “Circle of Life” from The Lion King soundtrack, and in herRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Electropop pioneers New Order stopped by the Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night in support of their most recent release, Music Complete — their first new release in over a decade, and their first without founding bassist Peter Hook. Watch them perform the single “Singularity” below, complete with visuals from the music video projectedRead more…

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Monday Music News

Check out two new videos from EL VY — the stellar collaboration of The National’s Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf of Ramona Falls (and formerly Menomena). The clip for “Sad Case/Happiness, Missouri” is a NSFW affair, filmed by Michael Brown and Ben Krall, and edited by Kelly Lyon. Matt’s brother Tom (director of Mistaken forRead more…

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Friday Music News

Rostam Batmanglij, who announced his departure from Vampire Weekend in January, has shared a new solo single called “Gravity Don’t Pull Me.” He’s giving his name the Cher treatment and is releasing his music as Rostam. He’s also unveiled the song’s music video, which he directed along with Josh Goleman. [Pitchfork]

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Thursday Music News

Following a sold out show at The Moore Theatre last week, and a stunning benefit show for KEXP’s New Home, José González shares a video for the single “With the Ink of a Ghost” off his most recent Mute Records release, Vestiges & Claws. The stunning clip, directed by Malin Ingrid Johansson, stars dancer YaredRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

More sad news from the world of music: producer and manager George Martin passed away peacefully in his London home last night at the age of 90. Martin is often referred to as “The Fifth Beatle,” as he was the one who discovered The Beatles, signing the young band to Parlophone Records in 1962, andRead more…

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