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Deerhunter Drops New Single

Songcraft can be a beautiful thing and Atlanta’s Deerhunter is capable of crafting and carrying a tune to surprising places. Their new single, “Death In Midsummer”, from their forthcoming album Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? on 4AD, drives this point home.

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Bandcamp Daily: Julia Holter

I’ve been a fan of Julia Holter’s work since 2012’s Ekstasis. She has a new record coming tomorrow, Aviary on Domino, so Bandcamp spent some time talking to and about Julia. It’s worth the read.

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MusicAnswers Celebrates Improvements to the MMA

The News: the Music Modernization Act (“MMA”) has passed the Senate and looks like it’s a green light for approval. You can read all about MMA but in brief, the Bill creates a new entity, the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), which will be responsible for managing the flow of revenue from streaming services to songwriters […]

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SiriusXM vs. Everyone

We know that technological progress can outpace the law. The music industry is one such poster child where existing copyright law is as old as the hills, with some legislation dating back to 1909. The last major re-visit occurred in 1998, which is still B.S. (Before Streaming), so we are long overdue for a big […]

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Marc Ribot and Tom Waits Team Up Against Fascism

Tom Waits has been quiet these past few years. Thanks to Marc Ribot, Waits has broken his 2-year song silence by appearing on Songs of Resistance 1948 – 2018, Ribot’s new album of protest songs. “Bella Ciao”  is as Italian anti-Fascist folk ballad and Waits brings his best gravel to the mix.

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Pitchfork’s 200 Best Albums of the 1980s

Music lists, you gotta love ’em. Pitchfork has just posted their picks for the 200 best albums of the 1980s, in descending bestest order. And it goes a little something like this:

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Free Music: Cecilia “Charity Whore”

“Cecilia is the dissociative metamorphosis of dj/producer BABI AUDI (NYC, Montreal) known for unsettling yet cinematic Club Dead LTD (Hoss Records), Mommy Dust (self-released), 6 page letter ( DIS magazine). Her new EP “Charity Whore” is out now on the new Imprint GROOMING Label. “Charity Whore” is a continuous 21 minute recording which progresses through […]

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The Nurse With Wound List: An Outstanding Resource for ‘Other’ Music

The infamous Nurse With Wound list is the band’s guide to their musical influences, originally included in their first record Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella from 1979 (whose title comes from the madly mad and lovingly long prose poem “Les Chants de Maldoror” by Comte de Lautréamont […]

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Zola Jesus Meets Circuit des Yeux

Talkhouse has put together another sweet podcast featuring Nika Danilova (Zola Jesus) and Haley Fohr (Circuit des Yeux) talking and laughing about life, music, record forums—”But we were anomalies in a way being young women…” said Fohr, “Not being like 45 year-old men living in their parent’s basement.” Danilova finishes—and more. Listen here…

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RIP: Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul has passed. Aretha Louise Franklin, March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018. May she rest in peace while we are blessed with her music forever.

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