Music

  • “Electric Intercourse”: Stream a Previously Unreleased Prince Song

    “Electric Intercourse”: Stream a Previously Unreleased Prince Song

    One June 23rd, fans of the late Prince will get something they’ve been dreaming about for decades; a deluxe reissue of Purple Rain, loaded with previously unreleased bonus tracks, some of which haven’t ever been heard before in any form, bootleg or otherwise. Today, a single off of that reissue was released by Warner Bros., […]

  • Rock Out Loud: Marvel and Doritos Collaborate on a Music-Playing Bag

    Rock Out Loud: Marvel and Doritos Collaborate on a Music-Playing Bag

    Evidently, according to my sources, Marvel and Doritos have teamed up to promote Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 by developing a cassette player replica Doritos bag that actually plays music, as part of the “Rock Out Loud” campaign. Look, I dunno, OK? I didn’t make this up, it came across my desk and I […]

  • Gorillaz App: Band Releases Mixed Reality App in Advance of Album (Video)

    Gorillaz App: Band Releases Mixed Reality App in Advance of Album (Video)

    Gorillaz has a new album coming out, but you still have a couple weeks to wait until it actually gets released. In the meantime, you can occupy yourself with the band’s remastered videos, its singles (and their accompanying videos), and even a “new multimedia story.” And now we have one more piece of the Gorillaz […]

  • Jay Z Has Pulled Most of His Albums Off Spotify and Apple Music

    Jay Z Has Pulled Most of His Albums Off Spotify and Apple Music

    For a while at least, it appeared that Jay Z was not interested in playing hardball with the streaming services that stand in opposition to his own service Tidal. But fans have recently noticed that much of the artist’s work is nowhere to be found on both Spotify and Apple Music. As I write this, […]

  • FedEx SoundTrack: “Experience a Package’s Journey Through Sound”

    FedEx SoundTrack: “Experience a Package’s Journey Through Sound”

    Watch your back, Domino’s Pizza Tracker: There’s a new online delivery tracker in town, and it makes your little cartoon chef look like a pathetic little bore. It’s FedEx SoundTrack, which purportedly allows users to do no less than “experience a package’s journey through sound.” That lofty description refers to FedEx SoundTrack’s function of creating […]

  • ‘INORI': Music Video Uses Face-Tracking Projection Tech (Video)

    ‘INORI': Music Video Uses Face-Tracking Projection Tech (Video)

    A Japanese dance duo called AyaBambi are exploring some nifty advanced technology with assists from studio WOW and Technical and Creative Director Nobumichi Asai in a new video entitled INORI, the Japanese word for “Prayer.” The technology in question is face-tracking projection, which allows photorealistic images to be projected onto the performer’s faces for increasingly […]

  • ‘The Adventures of a Little Girl': A MIDI Drawing (Video)

    ‘The Adventures of a Little Girl': A MIDI Drawing (Video)

    Mari Lesteberg is an artist that specializes in her own art form, which she calls MIDI Drawing. The trick of MIDI Drawing is that it uses MIDI digital music as both an audio AND a visual component, in a way that I wouldn’t have imagined possible before I saw it for myself. Her latest work […]