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Film, TV, and music producer Hal Willner has died at the age of 64, a representative tells Pitchfork. A formal cause of death has not been established, but Willner experienced symptoms consistent with COVID-19, according to the representative. Willner, born in Philadelphia, produced records for Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull, Laurie Anderson, Lucinda Williams, and more.
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Lady Gaga recently postponed her new album Chromatica, which was originally scheduled to arrive on April 10. A new release date hasn’t been confirmed just yet, but today she’s shared the album’s artwork. Check it out below. https://twitter.com/ladygaga/status/1246905802952077312 Chromatica is the follow-up to Joanne and her A Star Is Born soundtrack. The record includes her
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Marianne Faithfull has been hospitalized in London due to coronavirus (COVID-19). She is “stable and responding to treatment,” according to her manager François Ravard. Faithfull’s longtime friend Penny Arcade told Rolling Stone that Faithfull had checked herself into a hospital on Monday (March 30) following a few days of symptoms. She told the outlet that
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Justin Vernon performed a new Bon Iver song during Bernie Sanders’ virtual town hall about the COVID-19 pandemic Saturday night. It’s called “Things Behind Things Behind Things.” Vernon also performed “Towers,” and “Blood Bank,” and a cover of Bob Dylan’s “With God on Our Side” during the broadcast. Watch it all below—Soccer Mommy performs “Circle
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Panamanian singer Sech has shared a brand new track called “Relación.” The single arrives with a colorful music video that centers on a woman leaving a toxic relationship. Watch the visual below. “Relación” was produced by Dímelo Flow and Slow Mike (Miguel Andrés Martínez Perea). It marks Sech’s first solo single of 2020, following his
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Octo Octa, the Brooklyn-based house producer Maya Bouldry-Morrison, has released a new hour-long mix on T4T LUV NRG’s SoundCloud page. Listen to the mix in full below. While the mix is available to stream for free on SoundCloud, T4T LUV NRG (Octo Octa’s label with Eris Drew) is also selling copies of it on their
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P!nk has revealed that she recently tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The singer broke the news in a statement posted on her Twitter account. “Two weeks ago my three-year-old son, Jameson, and I were showing symptoms of COVID-19,” she wrote. “Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive.” P!nk wrote
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There is a new release date for Wes Anderson’s forthcoming film The French Dispatch. The movie was scheduled to arrive July 24, but will now hit theaters on October 16. The French Dispatch stars Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Benicio del Toro, Owen Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, Adrien Brody, Timothée Chalamet, and more. Revisit the
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SiriusXM has announced that it is making its subscription-based radio programming free until May 15. Howard Stern shared the news in a Thursday night broadcast of his long-running eponymous talk show. No credit card is required to access the platform’s music, sports, and talk programming, though it’s limited to phones and at-home devices. See more
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YNW Melly has tested positive for COVID-19 while in a Florida jail, the Florida rapper’s official Instagram account claims. He’s currently awaiting trial in a Broward County jail after being charged with two counts of first-degree murder. The rapper’s team announced plans to file a motion for restricted release. Pitchfork has reached out to YNW
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Paramore’s Hayley Williams is releasing her new album PETALS FOR ARMOR on May 8. She’s already shared the first part of the album and a new song called “Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris” (featuring backing vocals from boygenius). Today (April 2), she’s back with another new track. Listen to “Over Yet” below. PETALS FOR ARMOR is the first solo
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Ellis Marsalis, the New Orleans jazz pianist and patriarch of an accomplished family of musicians, has died. The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music confirmed his death to NBC News. Branford Marsalis said his father died of COVID-19 complications. He was 85. Marsalis was the father of renowned musicians Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason Marsalis; his
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Cristina, the new wave singer best known for the music she released on ZE Records, has died. ZE Records co-founder Michael Esteban confirmed the news on Facebook. People close to Cristina say she died of COVID-19 complications. She was 61. Cristina Monet-Palaci grew up spending time between the U.S., Italy, France, and England. After studying
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Australian pop artist Troye Sivan is back with a new single, “Take Yourself Home.” Sivan co-wrote the song with Leland, Tayla Parx, Oscar Görres, who also produced the track. (Görres previously produced Sivan’s “My My My!” from 2018’s Bloom.) Watch the lyric video for “Take Yourself Home” below. “‘Take Yourself Home’ is one of my
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Courtney Barnett and her Milk! labelmate Evelyn Ida Morris have signed on to write the music for an upcoming documentary called Brazen Hussies, a film exploring Australia’s Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1960s and ’70s. The film, directed by Catherine Dwyer, curates a selection of archival footage, photographs and personal accounts from Australian women’s rights
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Moses Sumney’s single “Cut Me” has a new music video, directed and written by Sumney, who also stars in the visual alongside Emara Neymour-Jackson and Malachi Middleton. It begins with Sumney in the back of an ambulance as Neymour-Jackson and Middleton play trombones. The pair then judges and scores a dance routine from Sumney. The
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Inventions—the duo of Matthew Robert Cooper (aka Eluvium) and Explosions in the Sky’s Mark T. Smith—have announced their next album. Continuous Portrait arrives digitally May 29 via Temporary Residence Ltd. Inventions have also shared the LP’s “Outlook for the Future.” Hear the song below and scroll down to find the tracklist and a preview of
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The Weeknd has shared three new songs on the deluxe edition of After Hours. “Nothing Compares,” “Missed You,” and “Final Lullaby” have been added to the LP as bonus tracks. Hear them below. After Hours arrived March 20, marking the Weeknd’s follow-up to My Dear Melancholy, and Starboy. The Weeknd has released multiple music videos
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Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and co-host Jake Longstreth have started running weekly episodes of their Beats 1 show Time Crisis via FaceTime. During this week’s episode, regular TC guest Cazzie David called in to the show. During her call, her father Larry David—the icon behind Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld—barged into his daughter’s room, told
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Tierra Whack has shared a new song dedicated to those stuck inside during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s called “Stuck,” and Whack puts a stay-at-home spin on Lisa Loeb’s 1994 hit “Stay (I Missed You).” Watch her in a Loeb-inspired look below. Tierra Whack released her debut album Whack World in 2018. Since then, the Philadelphia
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