Today’s video interview is with Flora Cash.
Flora Cash is the stylish duo Shpresa Lleshaj and Cole Randall that are making indie-pop waves around the world. In this interview from the Firefly Festival, the couple talks about their partnership and why it works so well.
Ariel View have signed with Epitaph Records.
Fall Out Boy now have some official merch on Amazon.
Part one of “Out in the Wild,” a video series documenting the origins, inspirations, and motivations behind William Ryan Key’s new music has been released. It was filmed during his first headlining tour in the US in early 2019.
Tegan and Sara have announced an acoustic tour.
Dami Lee, writing at The Verge:
Etsy, the e-commerce platform for handmade goods, is acquiring music gear marketplace Reverb for $275 million in cash. The site, which sells new, used, and vintage musical instruments and accessories, will continue to operate as a standalone business.
It looks like Taylor Swift will be releasing the new Jack Antonoff produced song, “The Archer,” sometime soon.
The 1975 performed “I Like America & America Likes Me” last night on James Corden.
If you send a text to 323-831-0182 you can hear a sneak preview of Blink-182’s new song, “Darkside,” which will be released this Friday.
Read Hearse performed “Half Love” last night on Jimmy Fallon.
Jeff Rosenstock has shared the new song “Monday at the Beach” for download.
The Early November have announced a new tour and shared a teaser video for their upcoming album, Lilac.
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 Duddy 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.)