Top Musical.ly Stars are Bailing on the Platform

Frustrating and silencing its top creators, Musical.ly’s shift to TikTok has proven its death knell. Late last year, Beijing-based Bytedance Technology Co. made a surprise announcement. The company, which owns popular Chinese news aggregator app Toutiao, would pay between $800 million and $1 billion to acquire Musical.ly. The purchase, at first glance, made sense for […]

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Troye Sivan reveals new album, Bloom: Stream

Australian pop prodigy and YouTube personality Troye Sivan has released his new album, Bloom. Stream it in full below via Apple Music or Spotify. Due out through Capitol Records, Bloom marks the 23-year-old artist’s sophomore LP following 2015’s Blue Neighbourhood. It spans a total of 10 tracks, most of which were produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, Carly Rae […]

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Big Red Machine, the collaborative project led by Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner, shares self-titled debut: Stream

Today marks the release of the self-titled debut album from Big Red Machine, a project born from 2009’s Dark Was the Night benefit record, largely improvised sets at festivals like Eaux Claires, and the formation of the online PEOPLE collective. Subscribers of Spotify and Apple Music can stream it below. Headed by The National’s Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Big Red Machine […]

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Paul McCartney announces 2019 U.S. tour dates

Next week, Paul McCartney will return with his new solo album, Egypt Station, which he’ll support by embarking on his “Freshen Up Tour.” Already, Macca’s mapped out dates in Canada, Japan, the UK, and Europe for later this year. He’s also scheduled to headline Austin City Limits in October. Now, McCartney has confirmed a leg of U.S. tour […]

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The Best of What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2018

September is the Monday of the warmer months. Gone are abbreviated work hours, nine p.m. sunsets, and the lack of need for a jacket (well, depending on where you live). Though September wakes us from the dreamy daze that summer exists within, Netflix’s new additions this month gives viewers plenty of vehicles for cinematic escapism. […]

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Tash Sultana premieres dazzling debut album, Flow State: Stream

Promising Melbourne songwriter Tash Sultana has released their debut album, Flow State, via Mom + Pop/Lonely Lands Records. Stream it in full below via Apple Music or Spotify. An accomplished musician (and our latest Artist of the Month), Sultana played all 15 instruments on the record, including saxophone, pan flute, and grand piano. They also wrote, produced, and arranged […]

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Kweku Collins lets loose new song “ET”: Stream

Kweku Collins resurfaced last month with a single called “Sisko Kasidy”. Today, the Closed Sessions rapper is back with the gift of another tune, “ET”. Whereas his previous Star Trek-referencing track lived in a space of hazy arrangements, this new song finds Collins calmly rap-singing over a gentle acoustic guitar. It’s an emotive listen, and […]

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Muse announce new album, Simulation Theory, unveil “The Dark Side”: Stream

Muse have announced the title, tracklist, and release date of their eighth studio album: Simulation Theory, spanning 11 tracks, is due out November 9th through Warner Bros. Records. Serving as the follow-up to 2015’s Drones, Simulation Theory was produced by the band alongside Rich Costey, Mike Elizondo, Shellback, and… Timbaland. Of the 11 songs found […]

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The Primals bring the fuzz in new song “Pity City”: Stream

The Primals have an impressive pedigree, boasting a lineup consisting of current and former members of Darkest Hour, The Explosion and Dead to Fall, and they’re set to unveil their debut album, All Love Is True Love, on September 7th via Southern Lord. Leading up to the release, the band has teamed up with Heavy […]

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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper announce A Star Is Born soundtrack

Bradley Cooper’s remake of A Star Is Born, starring Lady Gaga, is set to hit theaters on October 5th. That same day will bring the release of the film’s accompanying soundtrack, featuring 19 original songs sung by Gaga and Cooper. The soundtrack also boasts contributions from Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell, Mark Ronson, and Andrew Wyatt of […]

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