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
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 »
Lorde's health is forcing the 17-year-old to take a little break from dominating the music scene and postpone her upcoming Australian tour. Yesterday (April 21), the "Team" singer announced that because of a chest infection, she'll have to return to her home country of New Zealand and recover as soon as possible.Read more »
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 more »
When the radio juggernaut that is iHeartRadio does an awards show, it does it big. After enlisting musical juggernauts like Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis as nominees for its inaugural show, today (April 21), iHeartRadio announced its lineup of performers, and it's pretty big.Read more »
Last month, rising girl group Little Mix teased its first-ever headlining North American tour with a paltry three dates. But now, the Salute Tour has come to full fruition. Today (April 21), Little Mix announced 16 tour dates for fall 2014.Read more »