Music

  • ‘Purple Rain’ Deluxe Expanded Edition Now Streaming

    ‘Purple Rain’ Deluxe Expanded Edition Now Streaming

    Covering something like the new Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition in a tonally appropriate way is difficult, since it’s more than likely true that if Prince were alive today, it wouldn’t exist, at least not in its present form. Music is music, though, and even if no one in their right mind would trade the […]

  • Group Playlists: Collaborative Spotify Playlists on Facebook Messenger

    Group Playlists: Collaborative Spotify Playlists on Facebook Messenger

    The best playlists represent the curator’s individual point of view, for a sequence of songs that reflect a single sensibility, that couldn’t be replicated by anyone else. There’s something to be said for committee efforts too, though, and those are a lot easier to make with the new Group Playlists feature in the Spotify Chat […]

  • “Overnight”: Daft Punk Collaborates with Australian Band Parcels (Audio)

    “Overnight”: Daft Punk Collaborates with Australian Band Parcels (Audio)

    Daft Punk tends to be pretty picky about who they collaborate with, which is why they surprised many by teaming up with a largely unknown Australian band called Parcels for a surprise single. It’s called “Overnight,” a nice electro-slink co-written and produced by Daft Punk. If you go back and listen to Parcels’ (slightly, they […]

  • JAY-Z: Rapper Has Adjusted His Name Format Again

    JAY-Z: Rapper Has Adjusted His Name Format Again

    Here’s a story for the “I’m not sure if this is notable or not” file. Rapper/business JAY-Z has apparently expressed his wish for his moniker to be formatted in all caps and with a returning hyphen, after a few years spent as the more minimalist Jay Z. The last name change came around the time […]

  • 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 […]