Music Forum: Classic artist of the week — The Supremes.
The trailer for season two of Mr. Robot has been released. The show, which was my favorite of last year, returns on July 13th.
Modern Chemistry have released their new video for “Part Three.”
Drake topped the charts yet again this week with Beyoncé coming in at number two. Radiohead debuted at number three.
Views earned another 313,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 12, according to Nielsen Music (with 175,000 of that in pure album sales), as A Moon Shaped Pool launches with 181,000 units (173,000 in sales)
A documentary called Supersonic, detailing the story of Oasis, will be released this fall.
The film is understood to chart the journey from the moment in 1991 when Noel joined his brother Liam’s Manchester-based band. Three years later Oasis would release their first album ‘Definitely Maybe’ – becoming the fastest-selling debut album in British history to date.
Adam Pfahler of Jawbreaker did a Q&A with Giant Robot last month to talk about the band and even hinted at the possibility of a reunion someday (around the 41 minute mark).
Relient K and Switchfoot are heading out on a co-headlining tour. Dates can be found below and pre-sale for the tour starts tomorrow.
iTunes received an update today. They’ve refreshed the look a little bit and fixed some bugs. Overall it looks pretty good, but I’m already annoyed I can only view my “recently added” screen in the “album format.” I liked the list view.
OS X 10.11.5 is likely to be the last major point update to El Capitan. All versions of OS X since Apple switched to a yearly release model have gotten five major point updates followed by a couple years of security-only updates. Work on major new features and improvements at this point has presumably shifted to the next version of OS X, which Apple will demo publicly at WWDC next month
M.G. Siegler, writing on Medium, about the release of Radiohead’s new album and the idea of “up-selling” to your die-hard fans:
But the Radiohead release points to another way forward. One I’m far more excited about as a fan. Distribute broadly, upsell deeply.
That is, put your album out there for all (or most) to hear, but then pull in your truly die-hard fans to buy exclusive content at a premium. That is a natural extension of what Radiohead did in 2007 with In Rainbows. You know, the “pay-what-you-want” album. The clever call out to a soon-to-be-dying model was even more ingenious in hindsight. Now this reality is here.
Trash Boat have released their new video for “How Selfish I Seem.”
Tegan and Sara premiered their new song “Stop Desire” on Zane Lowe this morning.
Coldplay have shared their new video for “Up&Up.”
Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace burned her birth certificate on stage in North Carolina over the weekend. This act of protest was over North Carolina’s dangerous “bathroom law.”
Hmm, it looks like Further Seems Forever are in the studio recording.
Blink-182’s “Bored to Death” has jumped into the top five at alternative radio, coming in at number four this week.
Every Frame a Painting: How does an editor think and feel?
Justin Timberlake performed “Can’t Stop the Feeling” at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ frontman, Anthony Kiedis, was hospitalized yesterday before the band was set to play KROQ’s Weenie Roast.
Blink-182 played KROQ’s Weenie Roast last night. They performed “Bored to Death” live for the first time along with “Brohemian Rhapsody.” You’ll also find a video interview with the band below.
Last night Aaron Gillespie announced at his exclusive straight to vinyl acoustic performance that he will be releasing a new solo album in August.