Andy Newman, writing at The New York Times:
On my first DoorDash shift, a lunch run in Brooklyn, I learned about the company’s interesting tipping policy.
DoorDash offers a guaranteed minimum for each job. For my first order, the guarantee was $6.85 and the customer, a woman in Boerum Hill who answered the door in a colorful bathrobe, tipped $3 via the app. But I still received only $6.85.
Here’s how it works: If the woman in the bathrobe had tipped zero, DoorDash would have paid me the whole $6.85. Because she tipped $3, DoorDash kicked in only $3.85. She was saving DoorDash $3, not tipping me.
Today’s video interview is with Dutty of Dirty Heads.
Dirty Heads are about to release their new album Super Moon on August 9th, but just because the band recorded the album in Nashville, doesn’t mean the band has suddenly gone country. Dutty explains how recording live to tape in the music city created a unique vibe. Enjoy this interview at the East Coast 25th Anniversary of Vans Warped Tour.
The notable artists on your television this week include: The Raconteurs (Kimmel; 7/25), Red Hearse (Fallon; 7/22), Midland (Fallon; 7/24), and The 1975 (Corden; 7/22).
Ed Sheeran has the number one album this week:
The set, which was released on July 12 via Atlantic Records, bows with 173,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending July 18, according to Nielsen Music. It marks the largest week of the year for a pop album by a male artist. Of that starting sum, 70,000 were in album sales.
Stereo Confidential’s latest podcast series is all about Hellogoodbye. I stopped by to guest on the latest episode about the classic, Would It Kill You? — all these years later I still think is the most shocking 180 turn I’ve ever done on a band in the span of one album. (Overcast link.)
Katie Dey has released a video for “Dissolving.”
The trailer for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood has been released.
A new trailer for The Watchmen has debuted.
Netflix has debuted the trailer for The Witcher.
Sturgill Simpson has announced an album will coincide with his new Netflix anime project Sound & Fury. A trailer for the film has been released.
Lana Del Rey announced at a festival in Spain that her new album will be out in August.
Slipknot have released a video for “Solway Firth.”
Roam have released the new song “Piranha.”
Bracket have shared a vide for “A Hot Comedy.”
Nothing, Nowhere and Grandson have announced some new tour dates together.
This week’s newsletter contains first impressions on the new Noah Gundersen album, lengthier thoughts on the new album from Sum 41, some brief views on the new album from Oso Oso, and random commentary about a bunch more music. There’s also my weekly media diet rundown, a playlist of ten songs I loved this week, and news and forum recaps. This week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.
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Hulu just surprise released season four of Veronica Mars.
Today’s video interview is with King Nun.
These British punk rockers just announced they will be joining The Struts on the band’s UK tour. In this interview from Bonnaroo, the duo talks about what influences their sound and much more.