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London label Blackest Ever Black has announced it is shutting down. Its final release is the ten-track compilation A short illness from which he never recovered, which features several artists from the label’s nine-year history. Check out the comp’s opening track, Scythe’s “Flower Drop,” below. Blackest Ever Black was founded in London in 2010 by
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Yo La Tengo have shared a new Hanukkah song, “Eight Candles,” from the forthcoming holiday compilation Hanukkah+. Listen below (via BrooklynVegan). “Eight Candles” was written by Sam Elwitt. Hanukkah+ is out November 22 via Verve Forecast. It features songs by The Flaming Lips, Adam Green, Jack Black, Loudon Wainwright III, Craig Wedren, Alex Frankel (Holy
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Grimes appeared on the podcast Mindscape with the theoretical physicist Sean Carroll, discussing artificial intelligence, virtual personae, her production process, and more. Listen to the episode below. “I feel like we’re in the end of art, human art,” she tells Carroll. “Once there’s actually AGI (Artificial General Intelligence), they’re gonna be so much better at
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Last night (November 18), Jack White’s the Raconteurs performed in Mexico City as they continue to play shows in support of their comeback record Help Us Stranger. During the concert, Julian Casablancas joined the band to sing the Strokes’ “The Modern Age,” as Stereogum points out. Watch footage below. The Strokes last released their Future
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HAIM have shared another new song. This one’s titled “Hallelujah” and it arrives with a music video directed by frequent collaborator and family friend Paul Thomas Anderson. The band co-wrote the song with Tobias Jesso Jr. It’s produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, Rostam Batmanglij, and Danielle Haim. Watch the “Hallelujah” visual below. Prior to the release
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Kanye West has announced his first-ever opera, Nebuchadnezzar. West took to Twitter earlier today to post artwork of a golden program featuring an engraving of the titular Babylonian king. The opera is directed by Italian performance artist Vanessa Beecroft and will take place at the Hollywood Bowl on November 24. The event will also feature
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Rapper Tay-K has been indicted on a capital murder charge in Bexar County, Texas, as San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT News reports. The charge stems from a 2017 incident, in which Tay-K allegedly shot and killed a 23-year-old photographer named Mark Anthony Saldivar during a robbery. The incident occurred on April 23, 2017, when Tay-K,
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Kodak Black is facing additional legal trouble in Florida related to weapons charges he faced earlier this year. According to the Miami Herald, state prosecutors have charged the rapper with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Each charge carries up to a 30-year prison sentence. Pitchfork has contacted the rapper’s
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If you’ve been following the American hip-hop underground in the last couple of years, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve already caught wind of some of B Fhukken Have’s music, but with his new single “Babyfood” getting ready to drop, it’s awfully hard to ignore the buzz that his work has been attracting in
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J Balvin has shared a new single and its corresponding music video. Check out the Colin Tilley-directed video for “Blanco” below. It features the urbano star in some futuristic-looking environments. There are cute cats and cool sunglasses galore. Earlier tonight, J Balvin’s collaboration with Rosalía, “Con Altura,” won Best Urban Song at the 2019 Latin
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Taylor Swift has published a lengthy statement on her social media accounts, where she claims that her ex-label boss Scott Borchetta and music manager Scooter Braun—who purchased the master recording rights to Swift’s pre-Lover material in June—are preventing her from performing any of her early material during the upcoming American Music Awards, where she is
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The latest edition of the long-running Jimmy Kimmel Live! segment “Mean Tweets” returned tonight with a new all-musician installment. It featured Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Chance the Rapper, Green Day, Perry Farrell, Leon Bridges, John Mayer, and more reading insulting comments from Twitter. If you want to see Alice Cooper bemusedly read about how
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The U.S. Snowboard Team have released a video that explores the boundaries of logic featuring Run the Jewels, Tim Robinson, and Shaquille O’Neal announcing Volcom as its official apparel partner through the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games. Watch the deeply absurd video below. The video—scripted by comedian and musician Emily Panic—features El-P and Killer Mike
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Chicago rapper Lil Reese is in critical condition after being shot, ABC 7 Chicago reports. The shooting allegedly took place around 2:30 p.m. Central, in Country Club Hills—a suburb south of Chicago. Hospital officials identified the shooting victim as Reese (real name Tavares Taylor), telling ABC 7 that the rapper is in critical condition. Pitchfork
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