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www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

It's a hallucinatory experience!': musicians on the awesome creative power of motherhood

Motherhood inspired Bat for Lashes' new album 'The Dream of Delphi' with a multi-textured sound and reflection on the transformative experience of parenting. [ more ]
Consequence
2 months ago
Music

Mr. Big announce new album Ten, release lead single "Good Luck Trying": Stream

Mr. Big's upcoming 10th studio album 'Ten' features new raw blues-rock material, paying tribute to late band member Pat Torpey. [ more ]
Pitchfork
2 months ago
Music

Horse Jumper of Love Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song "Wink"

Horse Jumper of Love announced their new album Disaster Trick, featuring track 'Wink' and inspired by Russian author Dmitry Bakin's short story 'Leaves'. [ more ]
Consequence
2 months ago
Music

Beth Gibbons unveils debut solo album Lives Outgrown

Lives Outgrown is Beth Gibbons' introspective and personal debut album in 16 years, exploring themes of nature, destruction, hope, and dread. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Music

Beabadoobee: I don't have time for death threats. I've got a mortgage to pay'

Beabadoobee embraced ballet for self-improvement amid touring and prioritized physical well-being, culminating in her new album reflecting personal growth and confidence. [ more ]
BrooklynVegan
2 months ago
Music

The Chameleons prep first album in 20+ years, releasing 'Where Are You?' EP this month

The Chameleons are releasing a three-song EP 'Where Are You?' - their first studio recordings in over 20 years, and gearing up for a new album and tour. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

It's a hallucinatory experience!': musicians on the awesome creative power of motherhood

Motherhood inspired Bat for Lashes' new album 'The Dream of Delphi' with a multi-textured sound and reflection on the transformative experience of parenting. [ more ]
Consequence
2 months ago
Music

Mr. Big announce new album Ten, release lead single "Good Luck Trying": Stream

Mr. Big's upcoming 10th studio album 'Ten' features new raw blues-rock material, paying tribute to late band member Pat Torpey. [ more ]
Pitchfork
2 months ago
Music

Horse Jumper of Love Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song "Wink"

Horse Jumper of Love announced their new album Disaster Trick, featuring track 'Wink' and inspired by Russian author Dmitry Bakin's short story 'Leaves'. [ more ]
Consequence
2 months ago
Music

Beth Gibbons unveils debut solo album Lives Outgrown

Lives Outgrown is Beth Gibbons' introspective and personal debut album in 16 years, exploring themes of nature, destruction, hope, and dread. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Music

Beabadoobee: I don't have time for death threats. I've got a mortgage to pay'

Beabadoobee embraced ballet for self-improvement amid touring and prioritized physical well-being, culminating in her new album reflecting personal growth and confidence. [ more ]
BrooklynVegan
2 months ago
Music

The Chameleons prep first album in 20+ years, releasing 'Where Are You?' EP this month

The Chameleons are releasing a three-song EP 'Where Are You?' - their first studio recordings in over 20 years, and gearing up for a new album and tour. [ more ]
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Bustle
2 months ago
Writing

Billie Eilish's New Song Reminds Me Of 'Baby Reindeer'

Billie Eilish's album delves into personal experiences including stalking. [ more ]
#tour
BrooklynVegan
2 months ago
Chicago

Mdou Moctar announce openers for tour, add Bowery Ballroom show

Mdou Moctar's new album Funeral for Justice tour details. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Music

Taylor Swift hits 1bn Spotify streams in a week with Tortured Poets Department

Taylor Swift's album The Tortured Poets Department made history by reaching 1 billion Spotify streams in a week. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Music

Jennifer Lopez disappointed' by 'embarrassing' concert sales but vows to move on

Jennifer Lopez faces setbacks with album and tour but remains focused on next project. [ more ]
Pitchfork
5 months ago
Music

Usher to Follow 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show With North American Tour

Usher will perform at the halftime show of Super Bowl LVIII.
Usher has announced a North American tour called the Past Present Future Tour starting in August. [ more ]
Pitchfork
7 months ago
Chicago

Bleachers Announce 2024 U.S. Tour Dates

Bleachers is going on tour in support of their new album.
The album will be released on March 8. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
8 months ago
Music

The Rolling Stones announce 2024 North American tour that features a stop in L.A.

The Rolling Stones are going on a tour across the United States and Canada in 2024, named the Hackney Diamonds tour.
Tickets for the tour go on sale on Dec. 1, 2023 at 10 a.m. local time for each venue.
The tour will mark the band's first romp across the States since the No Filter tour of 2021. [ more ]
BrooklynVegan
2 months ago
Chicago

Mdou Moctar announce openers for tour, add Bowery Ballroom show

Mdou Moctar's new album Funeral for Justice tour details. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Music

Taylor Swift hits 1bn Spotify streams in a week with Tortured Poets Department

Taylor Swift's album The Tortured Poets Department made history by reaching 1 billion Spotify streams in a week. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Music

Jennifer Lopez disappointed' by 'embarrassing' concert sales but vows to move on

Jennifer Lopez faces setbacks with album and tour but remains focused on next project. [ more ]
Pitchfork
5 months ago
Music

Usher to Follow 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show With North American Tour

Usher will perform at the halftime show of Super Bowl LVIII.
Usher has announced a North American tour called the Past Present Future Tour starting in August. [ more ]
Pitchfork
7 months ago
Chicago

Bleachers Announce 2024 U.S. Tour Dates

Bleachers is going on tour in support of their new album.
The album will be released on March 8. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
8 months ago
Music

The Rolling Stones announce 2024 North American tour that features a stop in L.A.

The Rolling Stones are going on a tour across the United States and Canada in 2024, named the Hackney Diamonds tour.
Tickets for the tour go on sale on Dec. 1, 2023 at 10 a.m. local time for each venue.
The tour will mark the band's first romp across the States since the No Filter tour of 2021. [ more ]
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Consequence
2 months ago
Music

Kittie announce first new album in 13 Years, unveil single "Vultures"

Kittie announced first album in 13 years titled 'Fire' to be released on June 21st via Sumerian Records. [ more ]
#taylor-swift
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Music

Taylor Swift's new album becomes Spotify's most-streamed in a day

Taylor Swift's album 'The Tortured Poets Department' broke Spotify records with most streams and most-streamed artist in a day. [ more ]
Independent
3 months ago
Music

Saoirse Hanley: I'm a huge Swiftie but I refuse to analyse her every move to death any more - I just enjoy the music instead

Taylor Swift's new album The Tortured Poets Department is sparking speculation about her personal life post-breakup, but some fans are tired of overanalyzing. [ more ]
New York Post
3 months ago
Music

Stevie Nicks writes moving poem about heartbreak for Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets Department': 'For T and me'

Stevie Nicks collaborated with Taylor Swift on her album, 'The Tortured Poets Department', contributing a heartfelt poem about heartbreak. [ more ]
New York Post
3 months ago
Music

Poetic justice - Taylor Swift spills bad blood on 'The Tortured Poets Department': review

Taylor Swift's newest album features raw, honest lyrics showcasing her 'IDGAF' era, with specific references likely aimed at her exes. [ more ]
Bustle
5 months ago
Music

Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets' Tracklist Has Fans Convinced It's About Joe Alwyn

Fans speculate that Taylor Swift's upcoming album is about her ex-boyfriend Joe Alwyn.
The album's tracklist contains references to their relationship. [ more ]
Pitchfork
5 months ago
Music

Taylor Swift Unveils Tracklist for The Tortured Poets Department

Taylor Swift has unveiled the tracklist for her upcoming album The Tortured Poets Department, which includes 16 songs and one bonus track.
The album features guest appearances from Post Malone and Florence and the Machine. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Music

Taylor Swift's new album becomes Spotify's most-streamed in a day

Taylor Swift's album 'The Tortured Poets Department' broke Spotify records with most streams and most-streamed artist in a day. [ more ]
Independent
3 months ago
Music

Saoirse Hanley: I'm a huge Swiftie but I refuse to analyse her every move to death any more - I just enjoy the music instead

Taylor Swift's new album The Tortured Poets Department is sparking speculation about her personal life post-breakup, but some fans are tired of overanalyzing. [ more ]
New York Post
3 months ago
Music

Stevie Nicks writes moving poem about heartbreak for Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets Department': 'For T and me'

Stevie Nicks collaborated with Taylor Swift on her album, 'The Tortured Poets Department', contributing a heartfelt poem about heartbreak. [ more ]
New York Post
3 months ago
Music

Poetic justice - Taylor Swift spills bad blood on 'The Tortured Poets Department': review

Taylor Swift's newest album features raw, honest lyrics showcasing her 'IDGAF' era, with specific references likely aimed at her exes. [ more ]
Bustle
5 months ago
Music

Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets' Tracklist Has Fans Convinced It's About Joe Alwyn

Fans speculate that Taylor Swift's upcoming album is about her ex-boyfriend Joe Alwyn.
The album's tracklist contains references to their relationship. [ more ]
Pitchfork
5 months ago
Music

Taylor Swift Unveils Tracklist for The Tortured Poets Department

Taylor Swift has unveiled the tracklist for her upcoming album The Tortured Poets Department, which includes 16 songs and one bonus track.
The album features guest appearances from Post Malone and Florence and the Machine. [ more ]
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Consequence
3 months ago
Music

J. Cole responds to Kendrick Lamar on surprise new album, Might Delete Later

J. Cole released surprise album 'Might Delete Later'
Closing track includes response to Kendrick Lamar's diss [ more ]
#beyonce
Consequence
3 months ago
Music

Beyonce's Cowboy Carter was inspired by western films from Tarantino, Scorsese

Each song in Beyoncé's new album, Cowboy Country, is inspired by a specific Western film.
The album features collaborations with big names like Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, and Dolly Parton. [ more ]
Pitchfork
3 months ago
Music

Beyonce Releases New Album Cowboy Carter: Listen and Read the Full Credits

Rootsy era with Cowboy Carter album
Diverse collaborations and covers in the album [ more ]
Secret NYC
5 months ago
Music

Here's Everything We Know So Far About Beyonce's New Album

Beyoncé's new album is called Act II.
The album will be country-inspired.
The release date is set for March 29, 2024. [ more ]
Kqed
5 months ago
Music

Beyonce Releases Two New Songs During the Super Bowl, Teasing More to Come

Beyoncé releases teaser video for 'act ii' on March 29
Two new songs, 'Texas Hold 'Em' and '16 carriages,' are announced [ more ]
Consequence
3 months ago
Music

Beyonce's Cowboy Carter was inspired by western films from Tarantino, Scorsese

Each song in Beyoncé's new album, Cowboy Country, is inspired by a specific Western film.
The album features collaborations with big names like Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, and Dolly Parton. [ more ]
Pitchfork
3 months ago
Music

Beyonce Releases New Album Cowboy Carter: Listen and Read the Full Credits

Rootsy era with Cowboy Carter album
Diverse collaborations and covers in the album [ more ]
Secret NYC
5 months ago
Music

Here's Everything We Know So Far About Beyonce's New Album

Beyoncé's new album is called Act II.
The album will be country-inspired.
The release date is set for March 29, 2024. [ more ]
Kqed
5 months ago
Music

Beyonce Releases Two New Songs During the Super Bowl, Teasing More to Come

Beyoncé releases teaser video for 'act ii' on March 29
Two new songs, 'Texas Hold 'Em' and '16 carriages,' are announced [ more ]
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#classical-music
Consequence
4 months ago
Music

Hauser on Why Classical Music Still Resonates: "Now Everything Is Just Fast-Forward, Jump-Forward, Junk Music"

Hauser discusses his new album Classic II, a sequel to his 2020 project reinterpreting classical songs.
He highlights the enduring appeal of classical music and the importance of preserving it amidst today's music landscape. [ more ]
London Jazz News
6 months ago
London music

Rob Cope - 'Gemini'

Rob Cope's second album on the Ubuntu Music label features a talented band including Andy Scott, Paul Clarvis, and Liam Noble.
The line-up's classical/jazz roots are deeply entwined, with the musicians having extensive experience in both genres. [ more ]
Consequence
4 months ago
Music

Hauser on Why Classical Music Still Resonates: "Now Everything Is Just Fast-Forward, Jump-Forward, Junk Music"

Hauser discusses his new album Classic II, a sequel to his 2020 project reinterpreting classical songs.
He highlights the enduring appeal of classical music and the importance of preserving it amidst today's music landscape. [ more ]
London Jazz News
6 months ago
London music

Rob Cope - 'Gemini'

Rob Cope's second album on the Ubuntu Music label features a talented band including Andy Scott, Paul Clarvis, and Liam Noble.
The line-up's classical/jazz roots are deeply entwined, with the musicians having extensive experience in both genres. [ more ]
moreclassical-music
Vulture
5 months ago
Music

Laura Jane Grace on the Most Painful and Surprising Music of Her Career

Laura Jane Grace discusses her recent car accident and her feelings about her time in St. Louis
She talks about her latest album and her relationship with her bandmates in Against Me! [ more ]
New York Post
5 months ago
Music

This is... what? Jennifer Lopez's 'This Is Me... Now' proves that sometimes art and amor just don't mix

Jennifer Lopez's new album, 'This Is Me... Now,' focuses on her romance with Ben Affleck.
The album is considered a weaker sequel to her previous album, 'This Is Me... Then.' [ more ]
Pitchfork
5 months ago
Music

Madi Diaz: Weird Faith

Weird Faith is Madi Diaz's new album that explores the paradoxes of falling in love.
Diaz's career took off after the release of her previous album History of a Feeling. [ more ]
Consequence
5 months ago
Music

Declan McKenna Breaks Down New Album What Happened to the Beach? Track by Track: Exclusive

What Happened to the Beach? is Declan McKenna's new album, following Zeroes.
The album showcases McKenna's development of a more relaxed and joyful style. [ more ]
www.amny.com
5 months ago
Music

Chelsea Wolfe says witchcraft and sobriety informed her latest album | amNewYork

Chelsea Wolfe's album explores themes of witchcraft and spirituality, but the process of making it was a time of healing and relinquishing control.
Wolfe's songwriting process for her album involved embracing different genres, such as trip-hop, and working with a producer who transformed her rock-sounding songs. [ more ]
Consequence
5 months ago
Music

Lil Jon will finally turn it down, release guided meditation album

Lil Jon plans to release a guided meditation album on February 16th.
The album is described as being truthful to Lil Jon's personal life and his focus on fitness and wellness. [ more ]
Consequence
5 months ago
Music

Adele says she will tour again

Adele has indicated that she will tour again after her Las Vegas residency.
She mentioned that the tour will follow the release of her next album. [ more ]
BrooklynVegan
5 months ago
Music

Justice announce new album 'Hyperdrama,' team with Tame Impala for new song

Justice have announced their first album in nearly eight years called Hyperdrama.
The album includes a disco-infused collaboration with Tame Impala as well as a techno-inspired track. [ more ]
London Jazz News
6 months ago
London music

Mondays with Morgan: Dave Stryker and Bob Mintzer - new album 'Groove Street'

Stryker and Mintzer discuss their collaboration on the album Groove Street
The album features their cover of Wayne Shorter's 'Infant Eyes' [ more ]
#collaborations
Pitchfork
6 months ago
Music

Listen to Ariana Grande's New Song "Yes, And?"

Ariana Grande has released her new song 'Yes, And?' which is her first solo single since 2020.
The single's artwork will be one of the cover variants for her forthcoming album. [ more ]
Consequence
8 months ago
Music

Lee "Scratch" Perry's final album, King Perry, to be posthumously released

Lee "Scratch" Perry's final album, King Perry, will be released posthumously on February 2nd, 2024.
The album was the result of Perry's collaboration with UK-based producer Daniel Boyle and features collaborations with artists like Greentea Peng and Shaun Ryder.
The lead single, "100lbs of Summer," and a remix of the track by Tricky have been released as a preview. [ more ]
Pitchfork
6 months ago
Music

Listen to Ariana Grande's New Song "Yes, And?"

Ariana Grande has released her new song 'Yes, And?' which is her first solo single since 2020.
The single's artwork will be one of the cover variants for her forthcoming album. [ more ]
Consequence
8 months ago
Music

Lee "Scratch" Perry's final album, King Perry, to be posthumously released

Lee "Scratch" Perry's final album, King Perry, will be released posthumously on February 2nd, 2024.
The album was the result of Perry's collaboration with UK-based producer Daniel Boyle and features collaborations with artists like Greentea Peng and Shaun Ryder.
The lead single, "100lbs of Summer," and a remix of the track by Tricky have been released as a preview. [ more ]
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#metal
BrooklynVegan
6 months ago
Music

43 Metal Albums We're Anticipating in 2024

Metal Blade-signed band 200 Stab Wounds confirmed their sophomore album will be released in 2024.
Alcest is working on a new album, recording drums in the same room as their previous album sessions. [ more ]
Consequence
8 months ago
Music

Judas Priest unleash new song "Trial by Fire": Stream

Judas Priest is releasing a new album called Invincible Shield on March 8th.
The band has released their second single from the album, titled "Trial by Fire".
The new album has a '70s Priest influence but still sounds like Priest in 2023, with a progressive musical structure. [ more ]
BrooklynVegan
6 months ago
Music

43 Metal Albums We're Anticipating in 2024

Metal Blade-signed band 200 Stab Wounds confirmed their sophomore album will be released in 2024.
Alcest is working on a new album, recording drums in the same room as their previous album sessions. [ more ]
Consequence
8 months ago
Music

Judas Priest unleash new song "Trial by Fire": Stream

Judas Priest is releasing a new album called Invincible Shield on March 8th.
The band has released their second single from the album, titled "Trial by Fire".
The new album has a '70s Priest influence but still sounds like Priest in 2023, with a progressive musical structure. [ more ]
moremetal
HuffPost
6 months ago
Music

Kelly Clarkson Unexpectedly Helps Marry Couple On New Year's Eve

Kelly Clarkson officiated a gay couple's wedding during her Las Vegas residency concert.
The wedding ceremony was impromptu and took place in the middle of Clarkson's performance. [ more ]
Page Six
6 months ago
Music

Taylor Swift's year in numbers: over 100 award nominations, 66 tour dates, 8 Chiefs games and more

2023 (Taylor's Version).
...
Although Taylor Swift was already one of the biggest names in the music industry, she somehow took her career to new heights in 2023.
The Atlantic
6 months ago
Books

The Year's Best Movies, TV Shows, and Books

The Atlantic's Culture team compiled lists of the best movies, TV shows, albums, books, and podcasts of 2023.
The music industry faced concerns about market saturation, but great albums of the year showcased more melodies, breakthroughs, and art. [ more ]
WIRED
6 months ago
Music

The 10 Best Albums of 2023

The best albums of 2023 were actually released in 2022.Taylor Swift and Beyoncé dominated the year through global stadium tours, blockbuster movies, and countless digital column inches.
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
NYC music

Los mejores discos de 2023

Jon Pareles Mis albumes mas memorables de 2023 estan llenos de reflexiones personales, no de grandiosas declaraciones.
London Jazz News
7 months ago
London music

Mondays with Morgan: Steve Davis (new album 'Steve Davis Meets Hank Jones, Volume 1)

Trombonist Steve Davis recounts his experience recording with pianist Hank Jones in his new album
The album, titled 'Steve Davis Meets Hank Jones', finally sees the light of day after being recorded in 2008 [ more ]
Consequence
7 months ago
Music

Sonic Youth announce reissue of Walls Have Ears bootleg, reveal early "Expressway To Yr Skull" recording

Sonic Youth is reissuing their lost bootleg, Walls Have Ears, on February 9th, 2024.
The album features recordings of three live performances by the band, showcasing their experimental and artful style. [ more ]
#Album
BrooklynVegan
7 months ago
Music

Listen to Lana Del Rey's gorgeous "Take Me Home, Country Roads" cover

Lana Del Rey has released a cover of 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' with producer Zachary Dawes.
Her cover maintains the charm of the original while adding a Lana twist.
Lana Del Rey's album 'Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd' has received critical acclaim and is nominated for multiple Grammys. [ more ]
Consequence
7 months ago
Music

Dolly Parton's Rockstar is her highest-charting album ever

Dolly Parton's latest album, Rockstar, has debuted at No. 3 on the charts, making it her highest-charting album to date.
Rockstar features appearances from a multitude of rock icons including Paul McCartney, Elton John, Stevie Nicks, and many more.
The album's commercial success can be attributed to its physical sales, with various CD and vinyl formats available. [ more ]
BrooklynVegan
7 months ago
Music

Listen to Lana Del Rey's gorgeous "Take Me Home, Country Roads" cover

Lana Del Rey has released a cover of 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' with producer Zachary Dawes.
Her cover maintains the charm of the original while adding a Lana twist.
Lana Del Rey's album 'Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd' has received critical acclaim and is nominated for multiple Grammys. [ more ]
Consequence
7 months ago
Music

Dolly Parton's Rockstar is her highest-charting album ever

Dolly Parton's latest album, Rockstar, has debuted at No. 3 on the charts, making it her highest-charting album to date.
Rockstar features appearances from a multitude of rock icons including Paul McCartney, Elton John, Stevie Nicks, and many more.
The album's commercial success can be attributed to its physical sales, with various CD and vinyl formats available. [ more ]
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Pitchfork
7 months ago
Music

Yard Act Share Video for New Song "Petroleum"

Leeds rock band Yard Act has released a new track called "Petroleum" along with a music video.
The video features New Zealand comedian Rose Matafeo and continues the storyline from previous videos.
Yard Act's new album, Where's My Utopia?, will be released on March 1. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
7 months ago
Music

Jennifer Lopez's album 'This Is Me ... Now' gets 2024 release - and a companion movie

Jennifer Lopez will release a new album and accompanying film called 'This Is Me ... Now: The Film' in February.
The film is described as a 'visual reimagining' of Lopez's love life and a tribute to self-healing and the belief in fairy tale endings. [ more ]
www.npr.org
8 months ago
Music

What's Making Us Happy: A guide to your weekend viewing and listening

Matt Rogers released a Christmas album with a comedic song about the character from How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Goosebumps has a new TV series that interweaves different high schooler's stories and monsters of the week.
Andre 3000 of Outcast is releasing a new album with no rapping or singing. [ more ]
BrooklynVegan
8 months ago
Music

Birthmark (Nate Kinsella) announces new album 'Birth of Omni,' shares "Rodney"

Birthmark, the solo project of Nate Kinsella, has announced a new album called Birth of Omni.
The album features ASMR readings, sampled voicemails, and contributions from various artists.
Kinsella explores his own sexuality and the challenges of fitting into societal expectations of masculinity. [ more ]
BrooklynVegan
8 months ago
Music

Heriot sign to Century Media, release new song "Soul Chasm"

UK band Heriot signs to Century Media and releases new single "Soul Chasm".
Their music is futuristic, genre-bending metalcore that fans of Code Orange and Vein will enjoy. [ more ]
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