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  • Record Store Day Reveals 2020 Releases for “RSD Drops”

    Record Store Day Reveals 2020 Releases for “RSD Drops”

    Due to the coronavirus, Record Store Day initially postponed its annual April event to June. But with the pandemic still impacting communities across the country, organizers have again pushed back the event, this time splitting it up into three separate days: August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th. To ensure social distancing at each of […]

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  • Oh Sees’ John Dwyer Forms New Supergroup Bent Arcana, Shares New Song: Listen

    Oh Sees’ John Dwyer Forms New Supergroup Bent Arcana, Shares New Song: Listen

    Oh Sees mastermind John Dwyer has announced a new supergroup, Bent Arcana. The new band is “very much on the ECM / ’70s hard fusion / prog-kraut tip,” according to a statement from Dwyer. Joining Dwyer in Bent Arcana are: modular synthesist Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio), drummer, percussionist, and vocalist Ryan Sawyer, […]

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  • amazing live videos of Replacements, Frank Ocean & more to watch while every show is cancelled

    amazing live videos of Replacements, Frank Ocean & more to watch while every show is cancelled

    Basically no shows are happening due to the coronavirus outbreak (though some artists are doing livestreams instead), but if you’re already jonesing to see a show, or just need a brief distraction from the insanity of the world right now, thankfully there’s YouTube which has an amazing array of live footage from throughout the history of pop music, from clips from […]

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  • Watch Gunna’s LA Concert Benefitting George Floyd’s Family

    Watch Gunna’s LA Concert Benefitting George Floyd’s Family

    The Atlanta rapper Gunna is a bit of an unlikely activist. Lyrically, Gunna rarely gets political. A week and a half ago, Gunna released Wunna, an album of surprisingly pretty melodic excursions. It’s really good, but it’s not the type of music that might incite anyone to work to change an unjust system. This past […]

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  • Fiona Apple joined the Black Lives Matter protests this weekend (video)

    Fiona Apple joined the Black Lives Matter protests this weekend (video)

    There were protests all over the U.S. (and the world) this weekend demanding justice for George Floyd and an end to systematic racism and police brutality. In Santa Monica, among the protestors was Fiona Apple who carried a sign that read “COPS: DON’T BE WHITE CHAUVINISTS ARREST THE OTHER THREE!!!” Fiona’s housemate, filmmaker Zelda Hallman, took […]

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  • Dua Saleh, Minneapolis Artist and Activist, Shares New Song on Police Brutality

    Dua Saleh, Minneapolis Artist and Activist, Shares New Song on Police Brutality

    Minnesota-based singer-songwriter and activist Dua Saleh has released a new song about police brutality. Proceeds from “body cast” go to Black Visions Collective. In a statement, Dua Saleh said, “We must take action to ensure the safety of our community. We demand justice for the family of George Floyd and countless others who have had […]

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  • 12 best rap albums of May 2020

    12 best rap albums of May 2020

    So much rap music comes out all the time, and especially with frequent surprise releases, it can be hard to keep track of it all. So, as a way to help keep up with all of it, here’s a roundup of the ten rap albums from May 2020 that stood out to us most. Some […]

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  • JAY-Z Called Minnesota Governor To Demand Justice For George Floyd

    JAY-Z Called Minnesota Governor To Demand Justice For George Floyd

    Source: Kevork Djansezian / Getty As arguably the A1 rapper in the game and a business mogul, many have called for the JAY-Z to speak up in regards to the protests across the nation. Minnesota Governor Walz revealed that the “99 Problems” rapper gave him a phone call to discuss justice for George Floyd, who […]

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  • Infant Island releasing compilation to benefit Richmond Bail Fund, share first song

    Infant Island releasing compilation to benefit Richmond Bail Fund, share first song

    Fredericksburg, Virginia screamo band Infant Island, who released not one but two great records this year (Beneath and Sepulcher), are now putting out a compilation called Collections 1 featuring “extras, remixes, rarities, and demos from between 2016 and June 2020.” All proceeds “for the time being” will be donated to the Richmond Community Bail Fund. […]

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  • Kehlani, Tinashe Call Out Lana Del Rey For Posting Video Of People Looting

    Kehlani, Tinashe Call Out Lana Del Rey For Posting Video Of People Looting

    Lana Del Rey hasn’t exactly been endearing herself to her pop-star peers lately. Yesterday, Del Rey was out at one of the protests against police brutality, and she posted two Instagram videos. In one, a man — face clearly visible — stands on top of a destroyed car, holding a sign and a fist aloft. […]

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  • Watch Margaret Glaspy Cover Sade’s “By Your Side”

    Watch Margaret Glaspy Cover Sade’s “By Your Side”

    Earlier this year, Margaret Glaspy released her sophomore album, Devotion. A couple weeks ago, she shared a cover of Big Thief’s Capacity song “Mythological Beauty” and said that she’d be spending quarantine posting covers of songs that inspired the writing process of her latest album. So far, she’s also done songs by Ray Lamontagne and […]

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  • The Batman and Other UK-Based Productions to Resume Filming

    The Batman and Other UK-Based Productions to Resume Filming

    Robert Pattinson’s The Batman is back in action — among many other United Kingdom productions. According to The Guardian, the UK government and health bodies signed off on new coronavirus safety rules to get filming going again, and as early as July. The many guidelines drawn up by the British Film Commission and the British […]

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  • The National’s Aaron Dessner Denies Conspiracy-Theorist Claim That He’s Been Paying Protesters To Riot

    The National’s Aaron Dessner Denies Conspiracy-Theorist Claim That He’s Been Paying Protesters To Riot

    It’s been an absolutely insane weekend. Across the country and even the world, hordes of people have been out in the streets, protesting the murder of George Floyd and rampant police brutality in general. Police have responded with more violence and brutality. And right-wing conspiracy theorists have been looking for people to blame, going back […]

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