Music

  • ‘This is Tom Waits’ Spotify Playlist Compiled by the Man Himself

    ‘This is Tom Waits’ Spotify Playlist Compiled by the Man Himself

    If you’re a Spotify user, you’re probably familiar with the streaming service’s series of This is… playlists, giving listeners an intensive primer on a given artist’s work. I don’t know how these playlists are usually compiled, but I have received word that the recently released playlist This is Tom Waits is reportedly curated by the artist himself. This is […]

  • ‘My Dear Melancholy': The Weeknd’s New Album Drops Tonight

    ‘My Dear Melancholy': The Weeknd’s New Album Drops Tonight

    It’s been over a year sinceThe Weeknd has put out a new studio album, but now we have the name of his next record: My Dear Melancholy. And the final product is dropping tonight at midnight, if a recent post straight from The Weeknd’s Instragram account is to be believed. Earlier today, The Weeknd posted a shot of the […]

  • “Pin-Ups: David Bowie Goes to the Movies” from TIFF

    “Pin-Ups: David Bowie Goes to the Movies” from TIFF

    The cool thing about being a David Bowie fan is that even if you’ve listened to all of his music (an impressive feat on its own), unless you’re an absolutely obsessive completist there are probably a few movies of his you haven’t seen yet. The Toronto International Film Festival, as part of its series of […]

  • Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra: An Orchestra of DJs (Video)

    Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra: An Orchestra of DJs (Video)

    70 years ago, a recording of Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto in E minor became the first LP ever released. Now, Panasonic is paying tribute to that occasion with a new rendition of that orchestral work, this one performed by an unlikely group: The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra. As Channel Panasonic on YouTube explains: “The world’s first ensemble performance using only […]

  • ‘Music for Installations': Brian Eno Announces Box Set of Rare Music

    ‘Music for Installations': Brian Eno Announces Box Set of Rare Music

    Ambient dimensional scientist Brian Eno has had one of the coolest careers in music, starting out as a glam alien rock star with Roxy Music and then on his own before becoming the music world’s Professor X, a cerebral researcher who divides his time between producing for the biggest acts in rock and releasing his […]

  • ‘Bible of Love': Snoop Dogg’s Gospel Album Now Streaming (Audio)

    ‘Bible of Love': Snoop Dogg’s Gospel Album Now Streaming (Audio)

    Snoop Dogg is known mostly for hanging out with Martha Stewart and smoking weed these days, but once upon a time it would have seemed inconceivable that he would do something as audaciously incongruous as release a gospel record. But even though those days are over, it still feel a little bit odd that Snoop Dogg […]

  • Charity Rules Everything Around Me: A Wu-Tang Clan “Charity IPO”

    Charity Rules Everything Around Me: A Wu-Tang Clan “Charity IPO”

    The Wu-Tang Clan are finally giving some ruckus back to the community, in collaboration with “stock market of things” StockX. Together they’ve whipped up what they’re calling a “Charity IPO” in which fans pay ten bucks a pop for chances to win various pieces of Wu-Tang memorabilia. The name for the project is, naturally, Charity Rules Everything […]

  • KLOS Ukulele Is Nearly Indestructible (Video)

    KLOS Ukulele Is Nearly Indestructible (Video)

    I’ve never been a ukulele owner or player, but it’s always struck me as a somewhat fragile instrument, liable to break in the face of a stiff wind. The people at KLOS Guitars have taken this as a challenge, evidently, since their newest product is a nearly indestructible ukulele, appropriately referred to as the KLOS […]

  • “Hold Unknown”: A New Adult Swim Single by Dinosaur, Jr.

    “Hold Unknown”: A New Adult Swim Single by Dinosaur, Jr.

    It’s been a while since I checked in with the Adult Swim Singles series, back in October of last year when Brian Eno and Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine put out a tasty number for the programming block’s music releasing arm. Now, Dinosaur, Jr. is doing the honors, with a new Adult Swim Single […]