It's no longer freezing in New York after months of snow and gloomy weather. Could the members of Incan Abraham have brought some Los Angeles warmth with them? As they sit on a bench outside of The Brooklyn Bowl, they speak of their upcoming album, Tolerance, as a "tombstone" of sorts. It's the band's debut LP, but they describe it as quite literally a record of the years they've worked leading up to this point.
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When talking about his songwriting, Kurt Cobain was once said “music comes first and lyrics come second.” Most songwriters and music fans place the importance of a song’s music over its lyrical content, but there are some singers whose lyrics are actually the best parts of their songs. Here are five artists whose lyrics are better than their music.
The lead-up to Easter weekend didn't bring much new music to the Digital Downloads charts, but it did greatly improve the sales of tracks by those who were already there. Nearly every performer in the Top 10 saw a boost in downloads. Read this
It's finally warming up in our little corner of New York, but the album sales climate remains Frozen. Read this
Austin City Limits, the last of the American mega festivals to release its lineup for the 2014 season, has finally dropped its lineup for both weekends of the event, which will go down between October 3 and 5, plus between October 10 and 12. Read this
Tell us if you've heard this one before: Internet radio and music streaming services are looking for ways to avoid paying royalties. Turns out that Pandora is a little more hardcore than its competition and isn't paying for anything recorded pre-1972. The service argues that records from that era aren't subject to federal copyright laws, and therefore Pandora's in the right. Various recording labels are coming together to sue the internet radio service in the New York State Supreme Court. Read this
The most recent rumor to come out regarding the lineup for next season of NBC's competition is that Gwen Stefani will be replacing current judge Christina Aguilera. Read this
Jay Z and Roc-A-Fella Records thought that they had lost four years worth of master tapes a decade ago, but it turns out they lucked out: The tapes were actually stolen by an idiot. Chauncey Mahan, a producer who had worked with Jay at the time, made off with the recordings and recently made a less-than-skillful attempt to extort the rapper.Read more »
Damon Albarn's highly anticipated debut solo album, Everyday Robots, is streaming in its entirety one week ahead of its official release date, April 29 via Warner Bros. Records.Read more »
El-P and Killer Mike shared a short teaser clip on Instagram yesterday of the follow-up to Run the Jewels, promised for 2014. Now, they've shared a few photos from inside their studio sessions.Read more »
Katy Perry is getting ready to throw a "Birthday" party, but it's going to get a little weird. Her fourth Prism single will be getting the official music video treatment on Thursday, April 24, but leading up to that release, today (April 22), Perry released a two-minute teaser video on her Twitter featuring some of the colorful birthday party entertainers that will be featured in the official, full-length visual.Read more »
Kings Of Leon may have just wrapped up one leg of its Mechanical Bull Tour on April 11, but the "Temple" rockers are already planning ahead. Yesterday (April 21), KOL announced an extensive international tour for this summer and fall, including over 30 dates in North America following its headlining set at Lollapalooza this August.Read more »