There was always a new Mac Miller song. The Pittsburgh rapper, who died Friday at the age of 26, amassed a voluminous catalogue in his tragically brief career, releasing five studio albums, eleven mixtapes, and contributing scores of verses — and beats — to the songs of his peers. The credits of his projects read […]

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Will there ever be another band like Animal Collective? The question may sound trite, but it’s impossible to overstate the temporal singularity of what Noah Lennox (Panda Bear), Brian Weitz (Geologist), Dave Portner (Avey Tare), and Josh Dibb (Deakin) have accomplished over the last 20 years of their career. Since emerging from the more outré […]

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This spring, the North American leg of Lorde’s Melodrama World Tour delivered one of modern pop music’s most devilish feats of programming, as teens who arrived early to venues ready to shout along to “Royals” and “Green Light” ran headlong into the nihilist boom bap of the New York–Atlanta rap duo Run the Jewels and […]

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Seattle’s Spirit Award are gearing up for the release of their new album Muted Crowd, the follow-up to 2017’s Neverending. In advance of the album, the band has released their new official video for the single “Supreme Truth” – a weird, creepy depiction of cult-culture, very reminiscent of the recent Netflix documentary Wild, Wild Country. […]

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Summer 2018 has been kind to Griselda rapper Westside Gunn. Just last month he released Supreme Blientele, which is slated to be his final indie project before he begins work on his Shady Records debut. Now, it appears that he’s collaborating with international lifestyle brand New Era to release a collection of hats. “Today a […]

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When the public turns on you, it can be subtle, or it can be swift. We’ve seen a lot of sudden turns, politicians exposed in lurid sex scandals, celebrity drug and alcohol arrests, and worse. These stories all involve someone screwing up and suffering the attendant backlash. In media, the slight turn is more disorienting. […]

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Actor Idris Elba has just made another huge step in his music career. Billboard reports that Elba, who produces and DJs, has launched a new record label called 7Wallace Music. The label’s first signing is French artist James BKS. “James is a rare find,” the man who played Stringer Bell on The Wire told Billboard. “His hip-hop […]

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Hip-hop’s greatest duos are wonders of chemistry and complementary strengths. Chuck D was Public Enemy’s politically charged brain, and Flavor Flav provided comic relief. Outkast’s Big Boi anchored Andre 3000’s offbeat creativity with solid hooks and bars. Pusha-T and Malice mixed a malevolent id and a haunted conscience as the Clipse. Kid Cudi and Kanye […]

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Montreal, Canada – In terms of legendary turntablists, Kid Koala is among the elite. From his work with the Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School and Deltron 3030 to touring with Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow on The Hardsell Tour, his career is continuously fruitful. Kid Koala’s most recent venture, the Floor Kids: Original Video Game Soundtrack, finds the Montreal-based DJ […]

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Maybach Music Group’s Wale is making sure there’s no misunderstanding about what team he’s riding with in 2018. The hip-hop veteran has lit up social media to remind fans he’s officially with Warner Bros. Records. Ralph Folarin went to his social media pages Wednesday (May 16) to flex his new record label ties. #NewProfilePic pic.twitter.com/ajyevYNhTF […]

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Scott Hutchison, front man of the Scottish indie-rock band Frightened Rabbit, has been found dead at 36, NPR reports. Hutchison disappeared from Edinburgh’s Dakota Hotel Tuesday night after posting two cryptic tweets, spurring a search campaign on social media from fans and bandmates. His body was found Thursday night in Port Edgar, 45 minutes outside […]

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San Francisco, CA – The powerhouse that is EMPIRE Distribution just keeps growing with each passing music quarter. For the latest blockbuster business deal, the San Francisco-based indie music hub has reached a non-exclusive, multi-year deal with Universal Music Group. The newly inked partnership is yet another clear indication of the music industry’s ever-changing parameters. […]

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While promoting his new documentary series AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction on Saturday morning, James Cameron expressed that he hopes people will finally get tired of Avengers movies so they can start getting tired of Avatar sequels. “I’m hoping we’re going to start getting Avenger fatigue,” the Academy Award winning director said. “Not that […]

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After the Tribeca Film Festival’s 35th anniversary Scarface screening Thursday night, members of the cast reunited to talk about the gangster movie’s history and impact. Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brian De Palma, and Steven Bauer sat onstage at the Beacon Theatre, in conversation with moderator Jesse Kornbluth. Kornbluth’s question for Scarface’s leading lady: How much […]

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The long weekend ahead gives you ample time to check out the latest music.  Like a frenzied, skipping Easter bunny with a basket full of goods, we’re excited to bring you a range of delights to get your teeth into… Febueder – “Paramount Tether” Infectious, trippy indie disco from this UK duo, “Paramount Tether” has […]

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