Pocket, the read-it-later service, has been purchased by Mozilla:
Pocket will continue on as a wholly-owned, independent subsidiary of Mozilla Corporation. We’ll be staying in our office, and our name will still be on the wall. Our team isn’t changing and our existing roadmap has been reinforced and is clearer than ever. In fact, we have a few major updates up our sleeves that we are really excited to get into your hands in the coming months.
The notable artists on your television this week include: Depeche Mode (Fallon; 3/1), The Flaming Lips (Colbert; 3/2), Panic! at the Disco (Meyers; 3/1), and Future (Ellen; 3/2).
Future has the number one album in the country this week:
As for Future’s current No. 1, more than half of its units were powered by streaming activity: 73,000 units (equaling 109 million streams of the album’s songs during the tracking frame). The rest of its units were comprised of traditional album sales (60,000) and track equivalent album units (7,000).
Dale Earnhardt Jr. likes The Dangerous Summer.
Many consider Junior the poster boy for old-school NASCAR. He’s actually not. He’s far more of a hipster than good old boy. His music taste? There’s Lord Huron, of course, and The Dangerous Summer, a rock band so obscure they broke up in 2014. Then there’s Matthew Good, a Canadian rocker, and Twenty One Pilots, semi-Emo rock band. While he says he’ll listen to any good song, from Taylor Swift to Barry Manilow, one genre is noticeably absent: country music.
Day at the Fair will release their new album, Epilogue, on March 3rd.
Two unreleased Beck songs have appeared online. One is titled “Curfew” and the other is an untitled instrumental.
Eugune Wei, writing on his blog, about the “Magic iPod”:
How such work is received by a human audience is about more than its intrinsic qualities, however. In an objective competition like a game of Go, or when considering a mashup which is simply the synthesis of existing creative works, I suspect humans will be comfortable with acknowledging the achievements of an algorithm.
With original creative works, however, like music, novels, movies, I suspect humans will recoil from even intrinsically appealing creation if it was written by a computer program. Call it some variant of the uncanny valley effect.
We have a romantic attachment to human creation, and it may take a generation of people passing on before we overcome that cultural aversion.
Juliet Simms has released a video for “Trouble Finds You.”
Joseph Bernstein, writing for BuzzFeed:
But it’s on YouTube where he really goes to work. Since Nov. 4, four days before the election, Seaman has uploaded 136 videos, more than one a day. Of those, at least 42 are about Pizzagate. The videos, which tend to run about eight to fifteen minutes, typically consist of Seaman, a young, brown-haired man with glasses and a short beard, speaking directly into a camera in front of a white wall. He doesn’t equivocate: Recent videos are titled “Pizzagate Will Dominate 2017, Because It Is Real” and “#PizzaGate New Info 12/6/16: Link To Pagan God of Pedophilia/Rape.”
Seaman has more than 150,000 subscribers. His videos, usually preceded by preroll ads for major brands like Quaker Oats and Uber, have been watched almost 18 million times, which is roughly the number of people who tuned in to last year’s season finale of NCIS, the most popular show on television.
Rancid will be opening up for Green Day on their upcoming European Tour. The dates can be found below.
Soundgarden has announced some new tour dates.
Get Out had a great opening weekend at the box office:
Blumhouse’s Get Out, the Jordan Peele horror/comedy/social commentary, parlayed its glowing critical reception for a stunning $30.5 million Oscar weekend in 2,781 theaters and a very respectable $10,976 per-screen average.
Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco has had to move houses after being harassed by fans. You can read the full message from Brendon below.
Northlane’s frontman, Marcus Bridge, has posted up a cover of PVRIS’ “Holy.”
Lorde debuted a new ad last night on New Zealand TV teasing new music and March 2nd.
It looks like Metro Station are planning an anniversary tour.
The Huffington Post is reporting that Feist will release a new album in April:
Feist has been largely off the radar since the 2011 release of her award-winning album “Metals” and since the album’s subsequent tour came to a close the end of the following year. (Fans can expect her long-awaited follow-up in April as well as her vocals on the upcoming Broken Social Scene record.)
Terror will release their new EP, The Walls Will Fall, on April 28th.
Ariana Grande has released a video for “Everyday.”
Ryan Adams covered Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets Of Philadelphia” for BBC Radio 6.