Latest Indie News

  • Duck Sauce Get Zapped in "NRG" Video Starring "Kroll Show"'s Jon C. Daly

    Apr 23

    Duck Sauce just released their debut LP, Quack. Now, they've shared the video for "NRG". Directed by Dugan O'Neal, it shows A-Trak and Armand Van Helden—the two DJs who make up Duck Sauce—watching a late night infomercial hosted by Jon C. Daly ("Kroll Show") that gets progressively more intense, as late night infomercials do. Watch it below via Buzzfeed. Read our interview with Duck Sauce.

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Little Dragon Play "Paris" on "Queen Latifah"

    Apr 23

    Sweden's Little Dragon have a new record out next month, titled Nabuma Rubberband. Today they performed the Nabuma track "Paris" on "The Queen Latifah Show" amid a swarm of bubbles. Watch below. Nabuma Rubberband is out May 13 in the U.S. on Loma Vista Recordings and May 12 in the UK via Because Music. The new single "Let Go" was released yesterday.

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Neneh Cherry Dances and Dances in "Everything" Video

    Apr 23

    Neneh Cherry has shared the video for "Everything", from this year's Blank Project, her album produced by Four Tet and recorded with RocketNumberNine. It's directed by legendary French photographer/director Jean-Baptiste Mondino, marking their fifth collaboration together, and shows a single take of Cherry dancing up a storm. Watch it below, via i-D. "Everything" will be paired a remixes by Villalobos and Loderbaur and released as a digital single on June 17. The remixes will also be available...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Band Of Drones: Flying Robots Make Impressive Musical Debut [VIDEO]

    Apr 23

    KMel Robotics has created a team of flying robots called hexrotors that play music in a unusual ways: playing a custom single string guitar hooked up to an electric guitar amp, drums hit using a deconstructed piano action, and there are bells. Lots of bells. The Verge aptly dubbed them The Band Of Drones. 

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Canadian Fisheries Minister Calls Morrissey "Ignorant" Over Criticism of Seal Hunt

    Apr 23

    Morrissey's continued animal rights activism recently directed him towards Canada once again. On April 19, he posted an essay on True to You protesting the annual Canadian seal hunt. "Canada's sorry image is due entirely to its seal slaughter—which is greedy and barbaric," Moz wrote. "Sound reason tells us that only those of the thinnest intellect wear animal fur." He called Canada "regrettably fashionably dead. He challenged Gail Shea, Canada's Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on her claims...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • How To Get Gigs That Make You Money

    Apr 23

    Getting and performing gigs is a critical part of any musicians career. Live shows gives you a unique opportunity to interact with your fans and share your music with new audiences. Good faith gigs are great, but paying gigs are better. How do you get the gigs that make you money? Shaun Letang cracks the code on MusicThinkTank.com. Join the conversation. Learn when to play free gigs, three alternative ways to make money from gigging, what gigs earn best, and how to get them. "Some gig...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Are You Psychologically Suited For Success In The Music Industry?

    Apr 23

    A recurring theme of business writers is the topic of personal psychology and success. Often this comes in the form of looking at an aggregate sample of successful entrepreneurs, figuring out top psychological traits and saying you need to be this or that personality type to succeed. Yet research into entrepreneurship has repeatedly shown that successful business people have all sorts of personality types. A recent post at Diy Music Biz looks instead at what musicians must do to succeed leaving...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Stream New Albums From Dirty Projectors' Nat Baldwin and Olga Bell, Survival Knife, Ex-Cult, Wovenhand, and Howlin' Rain via Advance

    Apr 23

    Dirty Projectors bassist Nat Baldwin returns to solo work with In the Hollows, his first full-length since 2011's People Changes. The new album, which arrives April 29 via Western Vinyl, follows last year's demo compilation, Dome Branches: The MVP Demos.  It's available to stream now via Pitchfork Advance, our immersive music streaming platform designed to emulate the classic album experience. Listen here until April 29. Elsewhere on the Dirty Projectors front, we have Krai, the new album...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Kelis Plays "Jerk Ribs" on "Letterman"

    Apr 23

    R&B singer Kelis was on "Late Show With David Letterman" last night to play "Jerk Ribs", off her new album Food. The record was produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek and released this week on Ninja Tune. She performed the track with a 12-piece band. Watch below.

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • St. Vincent, The Black Keys to Play "Saturday Night Live"

    Apr 23

    Photo by Tina Tyrell St. Vincent and the Black Keys will both be musical guests on "Saturday Night Live" in May. The Black Keys will play the May 10 episode, marking their third "SNL" appearance. That episode will be hosted by Charlize Theron. St. Vincent will make her "SNL" debut a week later on the May 17 season finale, which is hosted by Andy Samberg. (Here's hoping they team up for a rousing rendition of "I'm on A Boat".) They joined previously announced musical guest Coldplay, who will...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)