Music

  • “Everything Now”: New Arcade Fire Single and Video Drops (Video)

    “Everything Now”: New Arcade Fire Single and Video Drops (Video)

    Arcade Fire is whipping up another album and tour, and it appears to be some kind of multimedia promotional effort that I don’t have the mental energy to unpack right now. But the band has gone the traditional route in at least one way, with the release of a new single entitled “Everything Now,” and […]

  • ‘Songs of Summer 2017′: Spotify Celebrates the Beginning of Summer Vacation

    ‘Songs of Summer 2017′: Spotify Celebrates the Beginning of Summer Vacation

    Every summer features music pundits both amateur and professional declaring various pop hits “the song of the summer,” followed by contrarian counter-programming, then the cycle repeats itself. Spotify has gotten a head start on the competition with their Songs of Summer 2017 playlist. And if you’ve got a Spotify account, you can go ahead and […]

  • “Big Boys”: Chuck Berry’s First Ever Official Music Video

    “Big Boys”: Chuck Berry’s First Ever Official Music Video

    Believe it or not, rock and roll godfather Chuck Berry never made an official music video for any of his songs over the course of his 60-year career. Virtually all of his most important work predates the music video era (and, indeed, the video in general), and he never got around to making one once […]

  • ‘Rap ABC: The Rap Alphabet’ – Child’s First Guide to Rap

    ‘Rap ABC: The Rap Alphabet’ – Child’s First Guide to Rap

    No one wants to have a child who doesn’t know Run DMC from The Pharcyde. Now, there’s an upcoming children’s book that seeks to educate the upcoming generations on the legends of rap. It’s called Rap ABC: The Rap Alphabet, and I’m pretty sure there are some full-grown adults who could benefit from its wisdom […]

  • “Starboy” Video Has 1 Billion YouTube Hits

    “Starboy” Video Has 1 Billion YouTube Hits

    It’s tempting to want to leave behind everything that happened in 2016 for good. But evidently the public isn’t quite ready to get rid of “Starboy.” The video for The Weeknd and Daft Punk‘s title track off of the former’s hit record just hit a rare milestone: 1 billion YouTube views. In racking up a […]

  • ‘Songs To Test Headphones With': A New Spotify Playlist

    ‘Songs To Test Headphones With': A New Spotify Playlist

    It might sound like a long-lost Brian Eno album, but actually Songs To Test Headphones With is of a more recent vintage, a new playlist from the people at Spotify nominally engineered for the purpose of testing your headphones. But since it also presents an unbelievably wide range of musical genres and artists, it’s worth […]