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Dirty Projectors are the latest group to perform a set as part of NPR’s “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” series. With Felicia Douglass and Maia Friedman singing, Mike Johnson playing knickknacks, Kristin Slipp on keytar, and Dave Longstreth on various other instruments. Watch them perform “Lose Your Love,” “Overlord,” “Inner World,” and “Search for Life” below.
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Dave Chappelle threw a socially-distanced music festival in his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio during the July 4 weekend, as Spin and Cincinnati’s CityBeat point out. Guest performers included Erykah Badu, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Michelle Wolf, Tiffany Haddish, Michael Che, Jon Hamm, and Chappelle himself. According to Spin, Chappelle covered Radiohead’s “Creep,” Badu did
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Elton John has been honored with his very own official UK coin. The Royal Mint announced the accolade, marking the second installment of their “Music Legends” collection (the first coin was minted in honor of Queen). “It really is a fabulous honour to be recognised in this way,” Elton John said in a press release.
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Today (July 3), Bandcamp is once again waiving its share of revenue and giving all proceeds to artists and labels. To celebrate the occasion, a wide variety of independent labels and artists have announced new music, special merch, and other releases. Among the participating labels are Merge, Sub Pop, Father/Daughter, No Quarter, Fat Possum, and
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Ian Isiah has shared a video for the new song “Loose Truth,” from his upcoming Chromeo-produced project AUNTIE. The video was directed by Thuan Tran and follows Isiah interacting with “essential workers, first responders, business owners, activists, artists, friends and family members” throughout Brooklyn. Check it out below, and scroll down for Isiah’s statement on
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ML Buch has released her debut album, Skinned. The Danish singer, producer, and composer of baroque synth symphonies and dream-pop nuggets announced the album early last year, before quietly delaying its release and receding from the public eye. Now, as suddenly as she vanished, Buch is back: the 10-track LP is now streaming on Bandcamp,
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Chicago singer and multi-instrumentalist NNAMADÏ has released a new album. KRAZY KARL follows his previous 2020 releases: April’s full-length BRAT and June’s Black Plight EP. In a press release, NNAMADÏ describes the sound of the record as “untethered,” “deranged modern compositions,” and “when your brain tries to leave your skull, but you keep mashing it
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New York black metal artist Liturgy and avant-garde pop duo LEYA have shared a new collaborative track. It’s called “Antigone.” The single was originally shared in an interview the artists did with Paper magazine. Listen to “Antigone” below, and read the full interview here. “Antigone” marks the first new release from Liturgy since Hunter Hunt-Hendrix
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boygenius have announced that they’ll share some demos from their 2018 EP as a one-day fundraiser for social justice causes. The tracks—voice-memo recordings of “Stay Down,” “Me & My Dog,” and “Bite the Hand”—will be available just for the duration of Bandcamp’s next fee-free sales day for artists on Friday (July 3). The demos will
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The late John Prine, who died earlier this year of COVID-19, has received an unprecedented posthumous honor. He’s the first person to be named Illinois’ honorary poet laureate. “John Prine leaves behind an unparalleled musical legacy and was beloved by family and millions of fans who hope that in Heaven he finds Paradise waitin’ just
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Summer Walker has announced a new EP: Life on Earth is out July 10 via LVRN/Interscope. Check out the EP cover below. At last night’s BET Awards, Summer Walker performed “Session 32” and “Come Thru” with Usher, who stayed socially distant. Walker was also nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop and Best New Artist at the
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Marc Orleans, the prolific guitarist and pedal steel player who was a member of the long-running experimental Boston collective Sunburned Hand of the Man, has died. Tom Carter, the Charalambides guitarist who made music with Orleans in the group Eleven Twenty-Nine, confirmed the news in a statement. Some of Orleans’ earliest recording came as a
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James Blake is performing a set on Instagram Live today (June 27). Tune in via his official account. During his improvisational piano concert, viewers will have the option to donate to Rachel Cargle’s Loveland Foundation, which provides opportunity, access, and therapy for Black women and girls. James Blake’s most recent studio album Assume Form came
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