Music

  • And Vinyly: Turn Your Mortal Remains Into a Playable Record

    And Vinyly: Turn Your Mortal Remains Into a Playable Record

    What to do, what to do, what to do with your final remains after you ascend to the great record store in the sky? If that metaphor for the afterlife pleases you, consider And Vinyly (say it out loud if you don’t get it), which presses the cremated ashes of the deceased into real, playable […]

  • “Crown”: Run The Jewels Releases Virtual Reality Music Video

    “Crown”: Run The Jewels Releases Virtual Reality Music Video

    It was only a matter of time before virtual reality music videos became the norm, at least for a little while, and who better to get in on the action early than Run The Jewels? Interestingly, they’ve paired up with The New York Times to do just that for their track “Crown.” Unfortunately, to see […]

  • Google Chrome Music Lab is Bad News for Productivity

    Google Chrome Music Lab is Bad News for Productivity

    Music is a surprisingly complex subject, should you choose to study it thoroughly. And unless your job involves that kind of study, the new Google Chrome Music Lab is probably going to serve as an addictive distraction from whatever it is you’re supposed to be doing with your time. Ostensibly designed for the purpose of […]

  • ‘untitled unmastered': Surprise Kendrick Lamar Album Now Streaming

    ‘untitled unmastered': Surprise Kendrick Lamar Album Now Streaming

    Last night, the world was treated to that increasingly commonplace special treat: A surprise album release from a major artist. This time it’s Kendrick Lamar, and the record is called untitled unmastered, and that’s not a misnomer. The purposefully unpolished sound of untitled unmastered is a far cry from the dense, layered production of To […]

  • Marble Machine: Band Creates Instrument Using Thousands of Marbles (Video)

    Marble Machine: Band Creates Instrument Using Thousands of Marbles (Video)

    Swedish band Wintergatan may seem at first to have lost their marbles, but a closer look will demonstrate that the exact opposite is true. Band member Martin Molin has built a machine that makes music using the perpetual motion of 2,000 marbles in various permutations, and it’s called the Marble Machine. The Marble Machine boasts […]

  • Flight of the Conchords Announces American Tour

    Flight of the Conchords Announces American Tour

    Could New Zealand‘s fourth-most popular folk hip-hop duo make it in America after all? That appears to be the optimism behind the recent announcement of a Flight of the Conchords United States tour, made via the band’s website (and, presumably, a flier on the bulletin board in the New Zealand Consulate lobby). The Flight of […]

  • ‘UNBOUND: A ★ InstaMiniSeries’ Teaser (Video)

    ‘UNBOUND: A ★ InstaMiniSeries’ Teaser (Video)

    Before his death last month, David Bowie was a perpetual innovator, changing and creating art forms the way most of us make sandwiches. Now, it has been revealed that months before he died he approved an “InstaMiniSeries” (short for “Instagram miniseries”) inspired by his album Blackstar. It’s called UNBOUND: A ★ InstaMiniSeries. What exactly an […]

  • “Formation”: Beyoncé’s New Orleans Tribute (Video)

    “Formation”: Beyoncé’s New Orleans Tribute (Video)

    Beyoncé tends to approach fame in the same manner as Stanley Kubrick or D’Angelo: We don’t hear much for years, then all of a sudden she’s everywhere. Last night she performed in the Super Bowl halftime show, and around the same time she was releasing a single/video/short film: “Formation,” a previously Tidal-exclusive track that has now […]

  • ‘Star Wars Headspace': ‘Star Wars’-Themed Album Coming Soon

    ‘Star Wars Headspace': ‘Star Wars’-Themed Album Coming Soon

    One cool part about a pop culture phenomenon like Star Wars isn’t just the thing itself, but the other things it inspires, some of them more than a little unlikely on paper. Take, for example, the upcoming album from super-producer Rick Rubin entitled Star Wars Headspace. For Star Wars Headspace, Rubin has enlisted a wretched […]