Music

  • Fortune Cookie Flows Have Rap Lyrics Inside

    Fortune Cookie Flows Have Rap Lyrics Inside

    Fortune cookies are great, but how useful are the little missives found inside? Not as useful as a really good rap lyric, you say? Well then Fortune Cookie Flows have you covered, replacing the usual faux Confucian jive with iconic lyrics from across the history of hip hop. The only rapper known to be represented […]

  • ‘Show Posters: The Art and Practice of Making Gig Posters’

    ‘Show Posters: The Art and Practice of Making Gig Posters’

    Fewer and fewer people are buying albums these days, so a 21st century band that wants to make a visual impression has to do so beyond the boundaries of traditional album art. One way to do that is through the gig poster, the art of which is the subject of Show Posters: The Art and […]

  • ‘Watch the Stove': The Hamburger Helper Glove Releases Mixtape (Audio)

    ‘Watch the Stove': The Hamburger Helper Glove Releases Mixtape (Audio)

    The Hamburger Helper Glove has survived decades of being one of the least-loved advertising mascots in the world, but its hour of redemption finally arrived on April 1st, when the somehow-not-an-April-Fool’s-Day-joke mixtape Watch the Stove was released to the delight of everyone who listened to it. That’s not a joke.  The Hamburger Helper mixtape is […]

  • ‘The Life of Pablo’ is Now Available on Spotify and Other Services

    ‘The Life of Pablo’ is Now Available on Spotify and Other Services

    Kanye West‘s original concept for his newest (for lack of a better word) album seemed to be a work that was only accessible through Tidal, and constantly subject to tweaks and changes by the artist. But now, The Life of Pablo is eliminating at least one of those elements, since it’s now available on myriad […]

  • Ice Music: Ice Sculptor Tim Linhart Makes Instruments Out of Ice (Video)

    Ice Music: Ice Sculptor Tim Linhart Makes Instruments Out of Ice (Video)

    Ice sculpture is usually thought of as something you look at without it filling any functional purpose (the occasional Ice Hotel notwithstanding), but ice sculptor Tim Linhart specializes in pieces that do a lot more than just sit and take up space. He made musical instruments out of ice for an endeavor he called Ice 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 […]