Samsung is shutting down the music service that I forgot they had:
As Variety reported earlier, Samsung will shutter Milk Music on Sept. 22. It joins Samsung’s Milk Video in the Graveyard For Samsung Media Services No One Wanted Except Samsung Executives.
Matt Novak, writing for Gizmodo:
EpiPen, the life-saving allergy product, is now a $1 billion a year business for Mylan, a drug company that’s currently enduring a wave of bad publicity over the extraordinary surge in EpiPen pricing. In 2007, an EpiPen cost about $57. Today that price has skyrocketed to over $600 — all for about $1 worth of injectable medicine.
EpiPen is an emergency medication that’s stabbed into a person experiencing anaphylactic shock, a life-threatening allergic reaction that can be triggered by anything from bee stings to food. I’ve never used an EpiPen, but as someone with a peanut allergy who once made his own trip to the ER after a particularly unfortunate restaurant experience (“these Chinese beans sure are crunchy…”) I can tell you that anaphylactic shock is really no fun.
This is such bullshit.
Entertainment Forum: A focus on Kevin Smith.
Copeland have announced some fall tour dates. VIP bundles for the dates are on sale now.
Emo Nite LA is hitting the road this fall. The monthly event, which is typically held in Los Angeles, will be taking over venues in Baltimore, Seattle, Santa Ana, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix, Atlanta, and Denver. All the dates can be found below.
Bad Suns have shared their new song “Heartbreaker.”
Death Cab for Cutie’s bassist, Nick Harmer, is on this week’s episode of The Guestlist podcast.
Tiger Lou have released their new single “Undertow.” It can be streamed below and comes from the band’s upcoming album, The Wound Dresser.
Survive, the band responsible for the soundtrack to Netflix’s Stranger Things, has released their new song “Wardenclyffe.” You can stream that below.
HAIM and producer Ariel Rechtshaid are the latest guests on Laura Marling’s podcast Reversal of the Muse.
Touché Amoré have released their video for “Skyscraper” (feat. Julien Baker).
One thing I’ve come to respect about Bayside is they’ve always known who they are. They’ve never felt the need to reinvent themselves, and they’ve spent the last 16 years working to perfect a sound that’s entirely their own.
The band’s latest effort, Vacancy, is no exception. It is a growling collection of songs that feels familiar on first listen, a true continuation in Bayside’s story and sound.
A pretty great recording of Thursday’s set from Wrecking Ball can be found below.
The higher quality version of Steve Aoki’s remix of Blink-182’s “Bored To Death” has appeared on YouTube.
LANY have released a video for “youarefire.”
Peter Kafka, writing for Recode, on Amazon’s hope to launch an unlimited, ad-free, $4-$5 a month, “Echo only” music streaming service:
Amazon wants to launch a music subscription service that would work the same way services from Apple, Spotify and many others work: $10 a month, for all the music you can stream, anywhere you want to stream it.
But Amazon is also working on a second service that would differ in two significant ways from industry rivals: It would cost half the price, and it would only work on Amazon’s Echo hardware.
Carly Rae Jepsen will be releasing Emotion: Side B on August 26th.
Taking Back Sunday have released their new song “You Can’t Look Back” on Apple Music.