Music

  • ‘Everything Is Love’ by The Carters is Now Streaming on All Platforms

    ‘Everything Is Love’ by The Carters is Now Streaming on All Platforms

    I know a lot of people out there are annoyed by the concept of Tidal exclusives, but personally they only bother me when they remain Tidal exclusives, indefinitely (see: the last Prince album). The Carters, aka Beyoncé and Jay Z, have opted for a different approach, launching their first joint album Everything Is Love on Tidal but today making it […]

  • ‘Kids See Ghosts’ by Kid Cudi and Kanye West Out Now

    ‘Kids See Ghosts’ by Kid Cudi and Kanye West Out Now

    There’s a lot of baggage associated with being a Kanye fan in 2018, but there may still be something to be said for putting baggage aside and trying to appreciate music, art, and entertainment for what it is: A brief respite from a relentlessly tortuous and cruel world (too much?). And so, it’s my sincere […]

  • ‘Piano & A Microphone': Unreleased Prince Album Gets Release Date

    ‘Piano & A Microphone': Unreleased Prince Album Gets Release Date

    We live in a an exciting/creepy new era in which whenever a major artist dies, they merely begin the next phase of their output. That’s especially true of Prince, who is believed to have had enough material locked away in his vault to power three or four music careers, and the latest announcement from The […]

  • ‘Elvis’ 1968 TV Special Coming to Theaters

    ‘Elvis’ 1968 TV Special Coming to Theaters

    Yet another 50th anniversary being observed this year is the 1968 comeback special broadcast by Elvis Presley on television. Even if you’re not a fan of the King, you’re probably familiar with certain aspects of the special’s visual presentation, like his black leather stage costume. And even if not, you’ll soon have the chance to […]

  • ‘ye': New Kanye Album Out Now (Audio)

    ‘ye': New Kanye Album Out Now (Audio)

    It seems like every artist at the top level releases albums by surprise these days, and now Kanye West is (kind of) getting in on the trend with the sort-of-surprise, sort-of-not release of his latest studio album, a lean and mean minimalist affair simply titled ye.  ye was famously recorded in the wilds of Wyoming, and was […]

  • World’s Largest Paradise Cocktail Mixed by Snoop Dogg

    World’s Largest Paradise Cocktail Mixed by Snoop Dogg

    How was your Memorial Day weekend? Mine, unfortunately, was fairly uneventful. And now I feel even worse about that now that I know that Snoop Dogg was busy whipping up the official world’s largest Paradise Cocktail as per Guinness World Records. Chefs Hubert Keller and Michael Voltaggio helped Snoop unveil the world’s largest Paradise Cocktail at the Bottlerock Napa […]

  • ‘This is Trojan 50′ Box Set Coming from Trojan Records

    ‘This is Trojan 50′ Box Set Coming from Trojan Records

    Everyone owns at least one album of Jamaican music, and unless you’ve passed beyond that level there’s a good chance it’s Legend by Bob Marley. But there’s a whole exciting world out there, and UK imprint Trojan Records is one of the best companies to introducing listeners to that world. Now, the label is celebrating 50 years […]

  • “Black Walls”: A New Track from Chromatics (Video)

    “Black Walls”: A New Track from Chromatics (Video)

    Dream pop band Chromatics broke new ground in the field of autodestructive art when they announced that they were destroying all copies of their long-in-the-works album Dear Tommy and re-recording it. Now, the album appears to actually be on the way, with the release of a new single and accompanying video: “Black Walls.” If you’re familiar with the […]