Music

  • Bushmills x Lowden Guitars Made from Whiskey Barrels (Video)

    Bushmills x Lowden Guitars Made from Whiskey Barrels (Video)

    I don’t know if this is symptomatic of late capitalism or what, but there definitely seems to be an obsession with using whiskey barrels to do things other than age whiskey as of late. The freshest example is a collaborative project between Lowden Guitars and Bushmills Irish Whiskey: Bushmills x Lowden guitars. Bushmills x Lowden […]

  • ‘Bey-Z': Beyoncé / Jay Z Mashup Album from amorphous (Video)

    ‘Bey-Z': Beyoncé / Jay Z Mashup Album from amorphous (Video)

    An Orlando, FL artist who goes by the handle amorphous has created a mashup album combining two artists who are, as it happens, already married. I’ll give you one guess as to which artists they might be after I give you the name of the album: Bey-Z. The usual formula for mashups is to combine […]

  • Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Coming to Harlem

    Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Coming to Harlem

    One can only guess at why it took so long for this to happen, but plans have finally been approved for a genuine Hip-Hop Hall of Fame, coming next year to Harlem, NY. The organization heading up the project have placed the winning bid for a 125th Street building that will become the Hall’s home. […]

  • “Thong Song”: Remix by JCY Has New Vocals from Sisqo (Audio)

    “Thong Song”: Remix by JCY Has New Vocals from Sisqo (Audio)

    DJ act and electronic music trio JCY remixed Sisqo’s 1999 jam “Thong Song” out of some mix of nostalgia and prankishness, but their efforts got the attention of none other than Sisqo himself, who took the time out of his busy schedule to provide brand new vocals for an official reissue of the song. You […]

  • Nutella Unica: 7 Million Unique Jars of Hazelnut Spread (Video)

    Nutella Unica: 7 Million Unique Jars of Hazelnut Spread (Video)

    Nutella recently sold 7 million jars of its addictive hazelnut spread in Italy, but unlike most of their sales these 7 million jars were different. I mean that literally, because every jar in this special edition are visually unique, created using an algorithm that ensured no two jars could be alike, for a project called […]

  • “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 […]