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  • Diplo Announces New Compilation Random White Dude Be Everywhere

    Jun 24

    Diplo is readying a compilation called Random White Dude Be Everywhere. (It's apparently named for a YouTube comment found on one of the producer's videos.) It's out July 29 via his label Mad Decent, and it features some previously released singles ("Express Yourself", "Revolution") plus new tracks and remixes featuring Waka Flocka Flame and others. The comp will be available digitally, on CD, and in a seven-track vinyl package with a digital download of all 12 tracks. Check out the Danny...

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  • Broken Bells Extend Tour

    Jun 24

    The Shins' James Mercer and Danger Mouse have added a bunch of dates to their Broken Bells tour itinerary. Their new North American shows surround their appearances at Austin City Limits and include supporting sets from Hamilton Leithauser, Phantogram, and Austra. Broken Bells: 07-31 Chicago, IL – House of Blues 08-01 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza 08-03 Minneapolis, Manitoba – State Theatre 08-04 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Burton Cummings Theatre 08-06 Calgary, Alberta – Jack Singer Concert Hall 08-07...

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  • The Weeknd Shares New Track "Often"

    Jun 24

    Photo by Erez Avissar Aside from a couple remixes, Abel Tesfaye hasn't shared a lot of material in the months since Kiss Land. Tonight, he dropped a new Weeknd track called "Often" (above). "I usually love sleepin' all alone," he sings at the start of the track. So yeah, it's definitely a Weeknd song. Watch the video for Tesfaye's collaboration with Wiz Khalifa, "Remember You":

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  • School of Seven Bells Share Final Song, Joey Ramone Cover “I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)”

    Jun 24

    In December, School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis passed away after a battle with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Now, Curtis' bandmate, Alejandra Deheza, has released their final recording: a cover of Joey Ramone's "I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)". You can listen to it above via The Line of Best Fit. The song was recorded entirely on Curtis' laptop from his hospital bed at New York City's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Ramone also passed away due to lymphoma. Deheza talked...

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  • Radiohead Drummer Philip Selway Shares New Song "Coming Up For Air"

    Jun 24

    Photo by Deirdre O' Callaghan Radiohead drummer Philip Selway has shared a new song, "Coming Up for Air". It's the lead track from his forthcoming solo album, Weatherhouse, which is out October 7 via Bella Union. Listen to it above. In a press release, Selway talked about the song. "It's very much about taking stock of my life. I wanted to convey a sense of release and affirmation," he said. "This was the first song that we recorded. Immediately it felt in a very different space from...

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  • Facebook fading: where will musicians migrate now?

    Jun 24

    Time to look towards what’s next – away from Facebook. [This article was written by Greta Gothard of The Gothard Sisters. It originally appeared on the band's website and is addressed to their fans. I thought it'd be valuable to repost here as Greta does a great job summarizing the frustrations many independent musicians feel regarding Facebook. She […] The post Facebook fading: where will musicians migrate now? appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Local/regional Acoustic, Pop, Rock, S/S acts needed for 8/22 at Across The Street at Mueller in #SanDiego...

    Jun 24

    Local/regional Acoustic, Pop, Rock, S/S acts needed for 8/22 at Across The Street at Mueller in #SanDiego CA: http://ow.ly/yp6EO #DIY

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  • Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks Announce Tour

    Jun 24

    Photo by Atiba Jefferson Animal Collective member Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks have announced a West Coast tour in support of the recently released Enter the Slasher House. After beginning their tour at our Pitchfork Music Festival in July, they'll head west in August. Check out the full schedule below.  Read our interview with Avey Tare.  Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks: 07-18 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival 07-19 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival 07-22 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny...

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  • 7 Top Tips For Creating Highly Clickable YouTube Video Thumbnails

    Jun 24

    Matt Gielen of Frederator Studios shares their tips for creating "thumbnails that will be clicked." Interestingly enough, they apply the same principles to videos featuring humans as they do to animated videos: draw attention, get the audience excited and accurately portray the video's content. That last one? It's about developing a relationship rather than head-faking for a cheap click. Matt Gielen's guide to YouTube video thumbnails is well worth a look though it's not relevant to all...

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  • Amnesty International Apologizes to Iggy Pop for Justin Bieber Torture Ad

    Jun 24

    Last week, we wrote about an anti-torture Amnesty International ad that featured a beaten up Iggy Pop "praising" Justin Bieber as "the future of rock n roll." (Because he'd been tortured into doing so, implying that torture is ineffective.) Now, it turns out that the ad wasn't made with Iggy Pop's permission. On Twitter, Iggy's account linked to an apology on Amnesty International's website: To generate awareness about our campaign against torture, Amnesty International Belgium French...

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