Daily Archives May 3, 2017

Hear Haim Express Regretful Side on New Song ‘Want You Back’

May 3, 2017 Music

Haim offered up another preview of their much anticipated sophomore album Something to Tell You with the regretful "Want You Back."

"I know I ran you down / So you ran away with your heart / But just know I want you back," Danielle Haim sings on the Ariel Rechtshaid-produced track. "I'll take the fall and fault in this / I'll give you all the loving I never gave before I left you."

"Want You Back" leans heavily on Haim's Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac influences, while hitmaker Rechtshaid, who previously worked on Haim's 2013 debut LP Days Are Gone, gives the track a Hot 100-ready sheen.

"Want You Back" follows the Haim's Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video for "Right Now."

Speaking to Rolling Stone about the personal nature of tracks

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Fyre Festival Disaster: Industry Vets Weigh in

May 3, 2017 Music

Like everybody else who watched the wreckage of Fyre Festival, the "luxury" event last weekend in the Bahamas marred by shoddy housing, questionable meals and overall substandard conditions, veteran managers, agents and others in the concert business tell Rolling Stone they couldn't believe organizers neglected to supply attendees with basic food, water and lodging. Billy McFarland, who created the event with rapper Ja Rule, lamented to Rolling Stone last week that "we tried building a city out of nothing" — but those who put on Bonnaroo, Coachella and other music festivals do such a thing every year. One concert-business source called the festival "completely ass-backwards." Another said it was "a complete disaster and a lot of people fell for it."

"Their

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Hear At the Drive-In’s Pummeling New Song ‘Pendulum in a Peasant Dress’

May 3, 2017 Music

At the Drive-In detonate a pulverizing punk attack with "Pendulum in a Peasant Dress," their latest sample from upcoming LP in • ter a • li • a. Singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala pauses his trademark onslaught of surrealistic wordplay on the pogoing chorus ("One shot delivers us from what the heart don't want/ But the heart is broken"), shouting over Omar Rodriguez-Lopez's torrent of whirring guitar effects.

in • ter a • li • a, the experimental post-hardcore band's fourth LP and first since 2000's Relationship of Command, is out Friday, May 5th. In December, At the Drive-In issued the blistering lead single "Governed By Contagions." They followed in February with "Incurably Innocent" and "Hostage Stamps," pairing the latter with

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Halsey Sets Headlining ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’ Tour

May 3, 2017 Music

Halsey has scheduled an autumn trek in support of her upcoming album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.

The eight-week headlining arena tour begins September 29th at Uncasville, Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Arena and navigates North America before ending November 22nd in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour also includes a October 13th stop to Brooklyn's Barclays Center and a November 3rd visit to Los Angeles' the Forum.

Charli XCX and PartyNextDoor will serve as supporting acts for the jaunt.

A pre-sale for the tour starts May 8th, with the general on-sale to follow on May 12th. Each fan that purchases a pair of tickets online will receive a physical copy of Hopeless Fountain Kingdom when that album arrives June 2nd. The singer has

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Hear Paramore’s Funky, Sleek New Song ‘Told You So’

May 3, 2017 Music

Paramore explores polyrhythmic funk-pop on their new single, "Told You So." Over Zac Farro's New Wave drum groove and Taylor York's spidery guitars, singer Hayley Williams alludes to a combative relationship: "I know you like/ When I admit that I was wrong and you were right."

In the song's stylish video, directed by Farro and Aaron Joseph, the trio cruise around in a car wearing red berets. York performs his riffs in the backseat, while Farro endangers their lives by playing tambourine behind the wheel.

"Told You So," the second single from the band's upcoming fifth LP, After Laughter, premiered Wednesday via Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show. In an interview promoting the track, Williams told Lowe she struggled to craft the lyrics.

"That was one of the first

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Erykah Badu Plots Badu Vs. Everythang Tour

May 3, 2017 Music

Erykah Badu has announced a globe-spanning summer trek dubbed the Badu Vs. Everythang Tour.

The jaunt kicks off May 6th in Birmingham, Alabama with Badu's first of two Funk Fest headlining spots; two weeks later, the soul singer will perform at the Atlanta offshoot.

After gigs in Houston and New Orleans, Badu will embark on a European tour before returning July 20th for a stretch of U.S. dates. After that run concludes September 23rd in Chicago, Badu has then lined up a handful of dates in Japan.

As Brooklyn Vegan notes, Badu is the second artist to confirm for the second annual Meadows Festival in Queens, New York this September, following Gorillaz.

Erykah Badu Tour Dates

May 6 – Birmingham, AL @ Funk FestMay 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Funk FestMay 27 –

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Watch Alex Ebert’s Kaleidoscopic Video for New Song ‘Broken Record’

May 3, 2017 Music

Alex Ebert, leader of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, released a psychedelic new solo single, "Broken Record." Throughout the track, Ebert croons over fuzzy synths, crackling percussion and wailing saxophone.

The singer-songwriter debuted "Broken Record" Wednesday via Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show. He also issued a kaleidoscopic video, directed by Kevin Circosta; in a series of disjointed visual loops, he stands against a wall of graffiti, blows a kiss and examines the grooves of an LP.

In a statement about the track, Ebert noted that "Broken Record" is intended to be part of an unspecified new "adventure" – but not an album.

"Once in a while enough heartache piles up, and you get that tender electric," he said. "And that wide open space is that terribly

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Thurston Moore on ‘Beatific’ New LP, Solange, Life After Sonic Youth

May 3, 2017 Music

For the past five summers, former Sonic Youth singer-guitarist Thurston Moore has taught a writing workshop at Boulder, Colorado's Naropa University. The school is fully accredited, but it notably teaches Buddhist principles along with its academics, and one is the idea of mental awareness or, in Buddhist terms, consciousness. Although Moore is disinterested in religious coaching ("I feel too old for that," the 58-year-old says), he found himself questioning his sense of connection to the universe in recent years and then had a revelation. "I realized my consciousness is in rock & roll music," he says. "It's the connection I feel when I'm in second-hand record stores and bookstores. I always have a moment of visceral contemplation there. It's really vibrational."

That insight

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J.I.D.: Meet the J. Cole-Signed Rapper Against ‘Happy Trappers’

May 3, 2017 Music

In February, after having contributed vocals to "Jermaine's Interlude" on DJ Khaled's Grammy-nominated Major Key, Atlanta rapper J.I.D. became the latest artist to sign to J. Cole's Dreamville. His debut on the imprint, The Never Story tells a single tale: Before J.I.D. started rapping, he never had shit, least of all hope for the future. Like Gucci Mane, he claims the same East Atlanta street, Bouldercrest Road, as one-time stomping grounds, but he's a world removed from the trap star, opting for a boom-bap revival inspired by Sly and the Family Stone, D'Angelo, Wu-Tang Clan and Little Dragon. Rolling Stone caught up with J.I.D. in between tour dates with Jazz Cartier, to learn more about how he isn't

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Watch Fat Joe, Remy Ma Host Lavish Party in ‘Heartbreak’ Video

May 3, 2017 Music

Fat Joe and Remy Ma host a wild Miami party in their "Heartbreak" video. The Terror Squad rappers perform at a villa filled with breakdancing, liquor and pool lounging.

On "Heartbreak," Joe and Remy exchange verses about their love interests over Vindata's dancehall beat – the kind of influential, Carribean-flavored groove that continues to dominate pop radio. "Let's go to Paris/ Let's go to Rome," Remy raps. "I'm so all into you/ I can't contain it now." The-Dream pops in for the chorus, wistfully crooning, "They say nothing lasts forever, but forever's always wrong."

"Heartbreak" appears on Fat Joe and Remy Ma's recently released collaborative LP, Plata o Plomo. The album also features surprise 2016 hit "All the Way Up," which earned Grammy nominations

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