Commonweather Release New EP; Debut New Video

Commonweather released their new EP, Nausea, last Friday. The EP was produced by Sam Pura of the Panda Studios (The Story So Far, Basement, State Champs) and the band’s sound is described as 90’s grunge meets early 00’s emo with a slight pop edge that is perfect for fans of bands like Turnover, Balance and Composure, and Trophy Eyes. You can check out the music on iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp.

The music video for the first single “Reverie” is now up on YouTube.

Lorde Tops the Charts

Lorde has the number one album in the country this week:

The set, which was released on June 16 through Lava/Republic Records, earned 109,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 22, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 82,000 were in traditional album sales.

Reports: Pandora CEO Tim Westergren Plans to Step Down

Peter Kafka, writing for Recode:

Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren plans to step down as the streaming music company’s leader, according to people familiar with the company’s plans.

Pandora hasn’t selected a replacement for Westergren, sources say; he will likely stay on at the company he founded 17 years ago until a new CEO is in place.


The Killers Talk With Entertainment Weekly

The Killers sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk about their new album, Wonderful Wonderful:

While the band was trying to push their sound forward, they also started looking back. In the fall of 2016, they celebrated the 10th anniversary of their second album, Sam’s Town, with a pair of shows. “Playing those gigs, I realized how cohesive an idea [Sam’s Town] was,” Flowers says. “That reminded us that we really want to make a record here, not just slap a bunch of songs together…. I think we’ve done it again on this album. It’s the closest thing we’ve done to Sam’s Town.”

Tesla Is Talking to the Music Labels About Creating Its Own Streaming Service

Peter Kafka, writing at Recode:

Music industry sources say the carmaker has had talks with all of the major labels about licensing a proprietary music service that would come bundled with its cars, which already come equipped with a high-tech dashboard and internet connectivity.

Label sources aren’t clear about the full scope of Tesla’s ambitions, but believe it is interested in offering multiple tiers of service, starting with a Pandora-like web radio offering.