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The Beatles’ White Album Gets 50th Anniversary Box Set

In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Beatles’ iconic self-titled LP (best known as the White Album) is getting a special anniversary release. The box set <i>The Beatles (White Album)</i> is available November 9 via Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe. The double album’s 30 tracks were mixed by producer Giles …

Paul McCartney

Watch Frances Bean Cobain Perform New Song

Earlier this year, Frances Bean Cobain shared a video of her singing an original song—the first clip of her performing original music. The video was released on the anniversary of her father Kurt Cobain’s death. Yesterday, she shared a clip on Instagram of a performance of another original song. …

New Singles

Label That Dropped Zex Retracts Sexual Assault Allegations Against Guitarist

In September 2017, the Canadian punk band Zex were dropped from Magic Bullet Records after the label came forward claiming to have received multiple allegations accusing guitarist Jo Capitalcide of sexual assault. The next month, Capitalcide denied the allegations and revealed he was filing a …

Music

Frog Eyes Announce Live Album of Final Show, Share New Song: Listen

Frog Eyes called it quits back in March, announcing their final studio album and a last run of live shows. Those concerts included a performance at the Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles on July 3. Now, the band have announced a new live album, captured that night and described by themselves as a …

New Singles

Zoë Kravitz to Star in New “High Fidelity” TV Series: Report

Zoë Kravitz will star in and executive produce Disney’s forthcoming female-led TV series based on the 2000 film <i>High Fidelity</i>, Deadline and <i>Variety</i> report. Kravitz, whose mother Lisa Bonet starred in the original, will reportedly play the protagonist—a music-and-pop-culture-obsessed record store …

Vinyl Records

Apple Plans to Make Shazam Ad-Free “Soon”

Apple has finalized its deal to acquire the music identification app Shazam, <i>The Verge</i> reports. According to <i>Recode</i>, the deal values Shazam at approximately $400 million. In a press release, Apple stated its intentions to make Shazam ad-free “soon.” In addition, according to <i>The Verge</i>, Apple will …

Anadolu Agency

Firework Flies Into Odesza Crowd at Life Is Beautiful Fest

A stray firework flew into the crowd during Odesza’s Life Is Beautiful set in Las Vegas last night (September 23), TMZ reports. The electronic music duo was concluding its show when the firework shot loose during a pyrotechnic display, footage shows. In videos from the festival, audience members …

PJ Harvey to Score New All About Eve Play

PJ Harvey is scoring a new stage adaption of the 1950 film <i>All About Eve</i>, she announced today (September 24) on her website. The play, directed by Ivo Van Hove, will star Gillian Anderson (as Margo Channing) and Lily James (as Eve Harrington). The play is set to premiere on February 2 at Noël Coward …

Music Festivals

Ryley Walker Announces Full Album of Dave Matthews Band Covers

Chicago-based singer-songwriter Ryley Walker released a new album earlier this year called <i>Deafman Glance</i>. Today, he has announced its follow-up, but it’s not a new album of original material. <i>The Lillywhite Sessions</i> is a full-album cover of Dave Matthews Band’s famous bootleg. Walker’s version was …

Dave Matthews

Beastie Boys Book Tour to Feature Music, Exhibits, and More

Beastie Boys have announced a tour in support of their forthcoming memoir. The “Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct” events will feature readings, as well as a Q&A session with Mike D, Ad-Rock, and a guest moderator. In addition, there will be a live score by Mix Master Mike, a new Beasties exhibit …

Beastie Boys

Spotify Teams With Ancestry to Make Playlists Based on Your DNA

Spotify has teamed with Ancestry.com to offer users playlists based on their own DNA. By signing up through the genealogy company, you can trace your family history and input results to Spotify. It’ll then generate a playlist based on your family tree and listening habits. The program will …

Genealogy

Dr. Dre TV Show Dropped by Apple Due to Violence, Sex: Report

Apple has reportedly rejected “Vital Signs,” an in-the-works TV show starring and executive-produced by Dr. Dre that was being made for its streaming service, after CEO Tim Cook deemed its content too graphic and violent, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports.<p>The semi-autobiographical, six-episode show …

Wall Street

Weezer’s New “Africa” Video Stars “Weird Al”: Watch

Back in May, Weezer released a cover of Toto’s 1982 single “Africa” to fulfill a fan request. It became Weezer’s first top 100 hit of the decade. Now, the band has shared the video for their “Africa” cover, directed by Brendan Walter and Jade Ehlers. It stars “Weird Al” Yankovic, who dresses like …

Weezer

SiriusXM to Buy Pandora

SiriusXM has agreed to buy the online music streaming service Pandora Media, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. According to a press release from SiriusXM, Pandora is valued at $3.5 billion. The press release also states, “The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019.”<p>SiriusXM has over …

North America

Jeff Tweedy Announces New Album WARM, Shares Song “Some Birds”: Listen

Jeff Tweedy has announced a new solo album. <i>WARM</i> is out November 30 via dBpm. It was produced and recorded entirely by Tweedy at his Chicago studio, the Loft, with his usual collaborators: his son Spencer Tweedy, Glenn Kotche, and Tom Schick. Tweedy has shared the project’s first single “Some …

New Albums

Young Thug Drops New EP On the Rvn: Listen

Young Thug has released his latest EP <i>On the Rvn</i> across major streaming platforms. Check it out below. The 6-track project features Elton John, Jaden Smith, 6lack, and more. Young Thug teased the EP’s release on his Twitter account on September 9.<p><i>On the Rvn</i> closely follows Thug’s previous LP, <i>Slime</i> …

Young Thug

Travis Scott Pays Tribute to Mac Miller: Watch

During last night’s concert in Las Vegas, Travis Scott paid tribute to the late Mac Miller with a freestyle between songs. “Malcom that’s my boy/Mac Miller I love you, always be my boy,” he said. Watch the video below.<p>Since his death, many artists have paid homage to the late Pittsburgh rapper, …

Kendrick Lamar

Aretha Franklin Exhibit Coming to Detroit

An exhibit celebrating the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin is coming to her hometown of Detroit. “Think: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul” premieres at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday, the <i>Detroit Free Press</i> reports. It’s set to feature photos and video of …

Aretha Franklin

Ozzy Osbourne Drops AEG Lawsuit After Company Ends Block-Booking Policy

Ozzy Osbourne’s case against AEG has been dismissed, <i>Billboard</i> reports. Earlier this year, Osbourne filed a class action antitrust lawsuit against AEG over their conditional booking tactics. The lawsuit alleged that the powerhouse entertainment promoter was illegally tying the booking of its London …

Los Angeles

Watch Beto O’Rourke Reference the Clash During Ted Cruz Debate

Beto O’Rourke—the Democratic Senate candidate who is running against incumbent Ted Cruz in the state of Texas—made reference to the Clash last night during a debate with Senator Cruz at Southern Methodist University. “We’re not giving away to corporations and special interests. That’s what Senator …

Ted Cruz

New Joy Division Book Announced

A new book collecting the oral history of Joy Division has been announced. <i>This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else: Joy Division - The Oral History</i> by Jon Savage is out March 7 (UK) and April 23 (USA) via Faber & Faber. It features over three decades worth of interviews with pivotal members …

Faber

Listen to Petite Noir and Danny Brown’s New Song “Beach”

On October 5, Petite Noir is set to release a new mini-album, <i>La Maison Noir / The Black House</i>. Today, he’s shared the second single from the project, featuring Danny Brown and Nukubi Nukubi. Listen to “Beach” below. The track follows the previously released single “Blame Fire.”<p>Petite Noir and Danny …

New Singles

Listen to Grimes’ Theme Song for New Netflix Animated Series Hilda

Grimes has written the theme song to the new animated series <i>Hilda</i>, which premiered on Netflix today. Check out the title sequence below. <i>Hilda</i> is based on the comic of the same name by illustrator Luke Pearson and animated by Mercury Filmworks. The series follows the adventures of a fearless …

New Singles

“Breaking Bad” 10th Anniversary Soundtrack Box Set Announced

This year marks 10 years since the debut of beloved crime drama “Breaking Bad.” To celebrate the anniversary, the show’s soundtrack is getting a 5xLP box set. The package is out November 30 via Music On Vinyl/At The Movies in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television. It features music by …

Sony Pictures

J. Cole Reschedules Dreamville Festival

J. Cole has announced the rescheduled date for his inaugural Dreamville Festival. Initially scheduled for September 15 at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina, the fest was postponed due to the landfall of Hurricane Florence. Now, it has been announced the fest will be held April 6 in the …

J. Cole

Jonathan Richman Announces New Album SA

Jonathan Richman (The Modern Lovers has announced his next solo album. It’s titled <i>SA</i>, and is named after the first root note of the Indian raga. It arrives October 1 via Blue Arrow Records, with a vinyl and cassette tape release to follow in February 2019.<p>Richman co-produced the record alongside …

New Albums

Ella Mai Announces Debut Album

Breakout British R&B singer-songwriter Ella Mai has announced her self-titled debut studio album. <i>Ella Mai</i> arrives October 12 via 10 Summers/Interscope Records, and it features her smash hit “Boo’d Up” as well as the singles “Trip” and “Naked.” The new album was executive-produced by DJ …

Ella Mai

Mount Eerie Remixed by Wolves in the Throne Room on New 7" Picture Disc

Mount Eerie has announced a new 7" vinyl picture disc featuring two songs from 2009’s <i>Wind’s Poem</i> remixed by black metal band Wolves in the Throne Room. The release is limited to 1,000 copies and is for sale via P.W. Elverum and Sun, with digital copies available September 28 at Bandcamp. Check out …

Yaeji Remixes Charli XCX’s “Focus”: Listen

Yaeji is back with a new remix of Charli XCX’s recent single “Focus.” It marks the first new track from the Korean-American producer since last year’s <i>EP2</i>. Take a listen below. Yaeji has spent much of this year on the road, touring behind that release. In addition to “Focus,” Charli has been …

Remixes

7 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: Christine and the Queens, Prince, BROCKHAMPTON, More

<i>With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums from Christine and the Queens, Prince, BROCKHAMPTON,</i> …

New Albums