Daily Archives May 10, 2017

Trent Reznor, Tony Hawk Talk Depeche Mode Fandom

May 10, 2017 Music

In February, Depeche Mode asked fans to run their Facebook page while the group prepped their recent album, Spirit, and tour. Every day for a year, the band's Facebook page will feature a different fan taking over the social media reins. On Wednesday, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk manned DM's Facebook and he tapped another of his favorite artists, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, to contribute to his day's posts.

"Pretty Hate Machine changed my life. I knew immediately that NIN would play a pivotal role in the soundtrack of my life, " Hawk wrote. "I hoped that Trent would contribute anything to my effort.

"Without DM and NIN, I would have been lost in a sea of confusing electronica / industrial music during my formative years," he continued. "They both continue

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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke to Score ‘Suspiria’ Horror Film Remake

May 10, 2017 Music

Thom Yorke will make his film composer debut when the Radiohead singer contributes music to the upcoming Suspiria remake.

The film's director Luca Guadgnino confirmed that Yorke would provide the score for the film, a "reimagining" of Dario Argento's 1977 horror classic.

"Thom's art transcends the contemporary. To have the privilege of his music and sound for Suspiria is a dream come true," Guadgnino said in a statement.

"The depth of his creation and artistic vision is so unique that our Suspiria will sound groundbreaking and will deeply resonate with viewers. Our goal is to make a movie that will be a disturbing and transforming experience: for this ambition, we could not find a better partner than Thom."

Yorke, with Massive Attack's

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Hear Migos Rapper Quavo’s Boastful New Song ‘Paper Over Here’

May 10, 2017 Music

Quavo bashes haters and raps about diversifying his portfolio on new song "Paper Over Here." Anchored by producer OG Parker's booming sub-bass, the Migos rapper alternates between drowsy auto-tune and a sharp flow.

Quavo recently added cameo verses to new tracks including DJ Khaled's "I'm the One," Machine Gun Kelly's "Trap Paris" (along with Ty Dolla $ign) and The Fate of the Furious track "Go Off" (with Lil Uzi Vert and Travis Scott). 

Migos topped the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 with their second LP, Culture. That album featured hit single "Bad and Boujee," which the Georgia trio performed on Ellen and The Tonight Show (assisted by Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and office supplies). The group also joined YG and 21 Savage on producer

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Valerie June on Her Journey From Smashing Pumpkins Fan to Folk-Soul Star

May 10, 2017 Music

Valerie June discusses discovering the blues through Kurt Cobain, how she felt when Bob Dylan shouted her out and more. Andreas Laszlo Konrath

Even in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Valerie June stands out: star-studded sunglasses, a sparkly silver blouse and a plume of thick dreadlocks that sprout in all directions. At her favorite neighborhood bistro, she attracts the attention of a bald customer who approaches her table to hand her his business card. "Love your hair," he says flirtatiously. "Maybe you could give me some." "I might!" June replies with a laugh.

June, 35, smiles again when asked about another compliment she received recently. In an interview posted on his website, Bob Dylan said he'd been listening to June,

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Grateful Dead Doc Hitting Theaters for Special One-Night Screening

May 10, 2017 Music

Long Strange Trip, Amir Bar-Lev and Martin Scorsese's acclaimed Grateful Dead documentary, will screen throughout the U.S. on May 25th ahead of the film's official theatrical release. A list of participating theaters and ticket availability is available on its website.

The Amazon Studios doc will roll out in two formats: On May 26th, the film will begin screening for one week in New York City and L.A. theaters; on June 2nd, the movie will be available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The film chronicles the jam band act's winding history, utilizing previously unseen interviews, photos and video footage. The official soundtrack, featuring rare and unheard Grateful Dead recordings, is out May 26th via Rhino.

In April, Dead drummer Mickey Hart and guitarist

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See Mac DeMarco Perform Acoustic Songs While Strolling French Dog Park

May 10, 2017 Music

Mac DeMarco performed acoustic renditions of two This Old Dog songs for French web series "Take Away Shows." The indie-rock songwriter grinned and cheesed his way through the mini-set while aimlessly strolling through a park in Paris. 

The clip opens with DeMarco tuning his acoustic guitar, smoking a cigarette and beckoning viewers to "join in the dog park." Moments later, he explains how "Still Beating" was inspired by a Britpop classic. "I was listening to this band from the U.K. called the La's," he says. "They have that song, 'There She Goes.' I wanted to write a song like that, so I tried. It doesn't sound anything like that. But now I've got my own song."

During the two-song set, featuring "Still Beating" and "This Old Dog," DeMarco wanders

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Logic Talks Race and His Dense, Intense, 70-Minute Rap Opus ‘Everybody’

May 10, 2017 Music

Over the phone from Southern California, Logic, the 27-year-old MC who's released two Gold albums for Def Jam without a radio hit to speak of, reads a list of topics discussed on his third, Everybody: "mental health, domestic violence, mass shootings, drug abuse, racism, indigenous peoples, anxiety, depression, suicide, happiness, money, education, upper and middle and lower class, fear, hate, acceptance, fame, religion, childhood, individuality, peace, love and positivity."

Naturally, the album is a hefty, dense, immersive listening experience, a 70-minute concept opus told through different characters, featuring famous assists (Killer Mike, Alessia Cara, Black Thought, Chuck D, an unbilled appearance by J. Cole) and tied together with a surreal skits starring famed

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Trey Anastasio on Phish’s Epic Madison Square Garden Residency

May 10, 2017 Music

On July 14th, Phish open their 2017 summer tour with the first of three nights in Chicago. There are 21 shows on the itinerary – but only five cities. That is because a week after Chicago, singer-guitarist Trey Anastasio, bassist Mike Gordon, keyboard player Page McConnell and drummer Jon Fishman settle into New York's Madison Square Garden for "The Baker's Dozen": 13 concerts from July 21st to August 6th, the most nights Phish have played in a single room, in a row, since they graduated from clubs. For a band constantly reborn in performance, testing their repertoire and improvising nerve from city to city, "The Baker's Dozen" will be like going on the road – without going anywhere.

"Hopefully we'll go somewhere – somewhere spiritual," Anastasio counters cheerfully. "We think

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Watch Butch Vig Supergroup’s Video for Psychedelic Song ‘Gravity Rules’

May 10, 2017 Music

Garbage drummer/acclaimed rock producer Butch Vig's new supergroup, 5 Billion in Diamonds, released a psychedelic video for their debut track, "Gravity Rules." Former Soundtrack of Our Lives Singer Ebbot Lundberg appears in the song's equally trippy video, floating among the stars in a trance-like state.

5 Billion in Diamonds is a collaboration between Vig, DJ James Grillo and producer-keyboardist Andy Jenks. Their self-titled debut LP, out August 11th via 100% Records, also features guitarist Alex Lee (Goldfrapp, Suede), bassist Sean Cook (Spiritualized) and drummer Damon Reece (Spiritualized, Echo & the Bunnymen, Massive Attack), along with guest vocalists Helen White (Alpha), Sandra Dedrick (the Free Design) and David Schelzel (the Ocean Blue).

Vig produced iconic

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Hear Snoop Dogg’s Strip Club Adventure in New Song ‘Trash Bags’

May 10, 2017 Music

Snoop Dogg navigates the strip club with a "trash bag full of cash" in his minimalist new single, "Trash Bags." Atlanta rapper K Camp sings a hazy, auto-tuned hook over whirring synth and clattering trap beat, and Snoop rattles off currency synonyms ("dollas, money, paper") and strippers' names. 

"Trash Bags" will appear on Snoop's upcoming 15th LP, Neva Left, which he announced last month. The rapper recently released weed-themed lead single "Mount Kushmore," featuring Method Man, Redman and B-Real. That track is available as an instant download with pre-orders of the 16-track LP, out May 19th.

In a statement upon announcing the album, Snoop promised that Neva Left "reflects every phase" of his career and "highlights the evolution of the Dogg." It's

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