BitTorrent has announced the “Discovery Fund:”
Over the next year, BitTorrent aims to partner with 25 creators by providing cash grants and promotional support to build impactful releases and discover new fans. We are looking for artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers and other creators working on uncompromised projects representing a diverse, original perspective seeking global distribution. This open, international initiative has a rolling call (so you can apply when your project is ready) and provides $2,500- $100,000 in marketing and distribution funding to use at your discretion.
Artists an apply here.
Rival Town have released their new video for “Better Luck Next Time.”
PUP sat down with the AV Club to do some dog food tasting. Nom.
Anthony Green’s new song “A Reason to Stay” can be streamed below.
Bon Iver will be debuting their new album at a live performance this Friday, August 12th, at Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Eaux Claires festival. A “22 days” mural has also appeared in Brooklyn, which matches posts from Bon Iver’s social media accounts.
The movie War Dogs is coming out next week and I finally sat down to read the Rolling Stone piece by Guy Lawson from 2011 about the story the movie is based on. A gripping read.
Packouz was baffled, stoned and way out of his league. “It was surreal,” he recalls. “Here I was dealing with matters of international security, and I was half-baked. I didn’t know anything about the situation in that part of the world. But I was a central player in the Afghan war — and if our delivery didn’t make it to Kabul, the entire strategy of building up the Afghanistan army was going to fail. It was totally killing my buzz. There were all these shadowy forces, and I didn’t know what their motives were. But I had to get my shit together and put my best arms-dealer face on.”
Chvrches have released a fully interactive 360° studio tour website.
Chris Farren has premiered his new song “Still Beating” over at Stereogum. You can stream that in the replies.
The final gallery from the Taste of Chaos tour is for Taking Back Sunday. The images come from their stop at the famous Red Rocks in Morrison, CO. You’ll find the photos below.
Ray-Bans have released a short film about Deafheaven. You can watch that below.
Young the Giant have released a new video for “Silvertongue.”
Imogen Heap has launched a new subscription service on SupaPass. The full press release explaining the service can be found below.
Riot Fest are running a contest where you can have one of the stages named after you. You can find out more information and how enter at these Chicago and Denver websites.
DJ Khaled has the number one on the Billboard charts this week, Drake moves to number two, and Twenty One Pilots are at number three.
The set earned 95,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 4, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 59,000 were in traditional album sales — DJ Khaled’s largest sales week since 2007.
Bob Dylan has announced new tour dates. You’ll find those below.
Frances Bean Cobain has posted a very short clip of her covering Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” on Instagram.
Rock Sound will be releasing a tribute album for My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade. The album will contain covers from the likes of Moose Blood, State Champs, Twenty One Pilots, and others. The album comes with every physical copy of the September 14th issue of the magazine.