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Jenny Lewis The Voyager

Stream Jenny Lewis' New Album 'The Voyager' Before July 29 Release Date

Jul 2014 14:02PM EDT

Jenny Lewis' third studio album The Voyager isn't due in stores until July 29, but the new record from the former Rilo Kiley frontwoman is available for streaming starting today (July 21) in anticipation of the release date.READ MORE

Johnny Cash - "American Recordings" (1994)

8 Studio Albums That Feature A Live Track

Jul 2014 13:59PM EDT

One of the primary objectives for a record producer is to make sure all of the songs on an album sound sonically consistent, but some artists choose to do away with this consistency by incorporating a live recording into the otherwise studio recorded album. Here are eight studio albums that feature a live track.READ MORE

John Lennon

11 Songs Where The Artists Refers To Themselves By Name

Jul 2014 22:41PM EDT

It's common for an artist to write an autobiographical song, but some artists take it to another level by actually referring to themselves, or one of their bandmates, by name in the song lyrics. Here are eleven songs where the artist does just that.READ MORE

David Bowie - "Space Oddity" (1969)

9 Songs To Celebrate The Anniversary Of The Moon Landing

Jul 2014 17:12PM EDT

Today, July 20, marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and to celebrate, here are nine awesome songs that are about outer space and space travel.READ MORE

Iron Maiden - "Brave New World" (2000)

8 Album Titles Inspired By Literature

Jul 2014 17:09PM EDT

I've previously written about bands that named themselves after works of literature, but some artists have chosen to boast their literary credentials in other ways. Here are eight album titles that were inspired by literary works.READ MORE

Max Richter

[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] Composer Max Richter Talks Music To Film, HBO’s ‘The Leftovers,’ New Album & More!

Jul 2014 09:07AM EDT

In an exclusive interview with Max, we learned how he got into the world of music to film and scoring pictures, what he's working on next, and what advice he has for those trying to make it in the music world.READ MORE

Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe" (2011)

6 Great Songs Originally Done In Different Styles

Jul 2014 21:54PM EDT

Some chord progressions, lyrics, and melodies just lend themselves to a particular style of music, but sometimes an artist plays around with a few different styles before finding one that fits the song best. Here are six great songs that were originally done in different styles.READ MORE


8 Bands Where Every Member Writes Songs

Jul 2014 21:24PM EDT

A great number of bands are led by just one or two songwriters, with the rest of the members never really contributing anything compositionally. However, these eight bands moved beyond this dynamic by featuring songwriting contributions from each one of their members.READ MORE


6 Music Videos That Feature Imagery From The Album Cover

Jul 2014 19:24PM EDT

An album cover and music video are often separate entities with separate imagery. The artist might appear in both, but they're usually doing different things, or at least wearing different clothes. However, these six music videos ended up incorporating imagery directly from the album cover.READ MORE

Foo Fighters - "The Colour and the Shape" (1997)

9 Great Albums That Open With Very Brief Songs

Jul 2014 13:49PM EDT

Earlier this week I wrote an article about albums that open with their longest song, such as David Bowie's Station to Station. These nine albums, however, pulled a completely different trick by easing listeners in with songs that are under two minutes long.READ MORE

Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel

Stream: Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 Video Featuring Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Kendrick Lamar and More

Jul 2014 18:04PM EDT

Pitchfork Music Festival is well on its way. This weekend, July 18 through 20, Chicago will be taken over by the power of indie rock. Though Union Park is sure to be full of music lovers, not everybody can make it out to the windy city. If you're one of the unfortunate ones, worry not! There's a live stream of all three days rolling around on the Internet.READ MORE

Whitney Houston - "The Bodyguard" (1992)

9 Albums Where Most Of The Songs Were Singles

Jul 2014 16:42PM EDT

The main point of releasing a single is to convince audiences to go out and purchase the entire album, but some albums end up being so successful that most of the songs end up being released as singles. Here are nine albums that were mostly made-up of singles.READ MORE

Ice Cube, Director F. Gary Gray and Dr. Dre pose with the cast of "Straight Outta Compton," the N.W.A. biopic

N.W.A. Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Casting Call Controversy: Movie Being Called Out for Racist Descriptions

Jul 2014 16:22PM EDT

The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton may have already cast its leads in the form of Ice Cube's son Shea O'Jackson Jr. (playing his father), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E) and Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre) but it's still looking for some female cast members, and a leaked casting call is causing quite a bit of controversy, with many on the Internet calling racism.READ MORE

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire Tour Openers Will Be Devo And Television

Jul 2014 12:26PM EDT

Consequence of Sound reports that new wave legends Television and Devo will be opening for Arcade Fire on some upcoming dates of their Reflektor tour. Devo will open on July 30 in Mountain View, California, and again in Chicago on August 26 and 27. The New York-based Television will open at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on August 24.READ MORE

Blonde Redhead - "Dripping" (2014)

Blonde Redhead Announces North American Tour Dates, Shares New Song "Dripping" [LISTEN}

Jul 2014 20:10PM EDT

New York indie rock band Blonde Redhead has announced a string of North American tour dates, Pitchfork reports, in support of its upcoming album Barragan, which will be released on September 2. The North American leg of the tour will begin in November after the band's scheduled dates around Europe, which begin mid-September. In addition to this tour announcement, the band has also shared a new song, called "Dripping," which you can hear below.READ MORE

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