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  • Lindsey Stirling's PledgeMusic Campaign Takes "Shatter Me" To Billboard 200 Debut At #2

    May 8

    Lindsey Stirling has been a great example of what happens when you take your music direct to fans and cut out the gatekeepers who can't see past a product that doesn't fit their pop regimes. Stirling not only had great sales of her self-titled debut but has now gone on to leave sophomore slumps in the dust with a Billboard 200 debut at no. 2 for "Shatter Me." Her album is also the highest charting release for a PledgeMusic campaign plus it reveals Troy Carter's ability to move beyond Lady...

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  • Earl Sweatshirt Performs New Song Live in Atlanta

    May 8

    Earl Sweatshirt was in Atlanta on Tuesday night, where he performed what sounds like a new song. Watch a video below, via Miss Info. He's been working on the follow up to last year's Doris, and recently shared a pair of songs on Soundcloud.  Watch Earl on an episode of Pitchfork.tv's "Over/Under":

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  • Are young bands concerned with the wrong things?

    May 8

    Artistic integrity VERSUS pleasing “hip blogs” In a recent interview, NIN-frontman Trent Reznor said, “I get the sense that a lot of bands today are designing themselves to get a good review in the hip blogs and that is probably the safest and most cowardly thing you can do as an artist. If you have something […] The post Are young bands concerned with the wrong things? appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Klaxons Share New Song "Show Me a Miracle", Expand Tour

    May 8

    Klaxons have shared another single from their forthcoming album, Love Frequency. It's called "Show Me a Miracle", and follows the previously shared "There Is No Other Time" and "Children of the Sun". You can listen to it below. Love Frequency is out June 16 via Akashic Rekords/Sony. They've also expanded their tour in support of the album. Check out the full dates below. Klaxons: 05-12 Paris, France - La Maroquinerie 05-25 Glasgow, Scotland - Radio 1’s Big Weekend 05-27 Poole, England - Mr...

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  • Arca and Jesse Kanda Go Inside Someone's Mouth in Next Clip From Ongoing Film Trauma

    May 8

    Last year, Venezuelan-born producer Arca and London-based director Jesse Kanda premiered an ongoing film project called Trauma at MoMA PS1 (during an event co-presented by Pitchfork). It offered visual interpretations of Arca's &&&&&. After sharing the first scene online in March, they've now let go of another clip. This one features the &&&&& track "Harness" and hones in on the inside of someone's mouth. Watch the first scene:

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  • Neutral Milk Hotel Extend Tour Once Again

    May 8

    Neutral Milk Hotel has once again extended the reunion tour they began last year. In addition to their existing dates in Europe and North America—including a stop at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago—they've added a handful of fall U.S. dates in the Northeast, as well as the Hollywood Bowl. They'll also stop at the Ottawa Folk Festival. Check out their full itinerary below. Also below, watch Neutral Milk Hotel play "Oh Comely" in New York. Neutral Milk Hotel: 05-15 Belfast, Northern...

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  • Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence Tracklist Features "Fucked My Way Up to the Top", "Guns and Roses", and Other Amazing Titles

    May 8

    Lana Del Rey has shared more details about her new record, Ultraviolence. The follow-up to 2012's Born to Die is expected to arrive this year via Interscope, featuring collaborations with Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach. The singer has now revealed the tracklist on Facebook. It includes the single "West Coast" as well as some very Lana Del Rey-esque titles: "Fucked My Way Up to the Top", "Money Power Glory", "The Other Woman", etc. Watch her new "West Coast" video after the tracklist and...

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  • Bandzoogle Upgrades Music Websites With Unified Store and New Design Options

    May 8

    Bandzoogle continues to release new upgrades to their website building and hosting service for musicians. Having migrated to a totally new platform in recent months, users are now seeing the fruits of that labor. In particular, a unified ecommerce store is available and new design options are appearing to update the look of sites as well. If this keeps up Bandzoogle has a strong case for being the leading one-stop-shop for musicians' website needs. Bandzoogle's been on the renewal train for...

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  • Marc Maron Remembers Iggy Pop's Visit to His Garage on Pitchfork.tv's Animated "Frames"

    May 8

    Today, Pitchfork.tv presents a new installment of its animated series "Frames". The show highlights first-person storytelling brought to life by Pitchfork.tv's animators. This episode, produced in association with IFC, features comedian, podcaster, and star of his eponymous TV show, Marc Maron. He recalls the various musicians he's interviewed, including an especially noteworthy meeting with Iggy Pop in his garage. Subscribe to Pitchfork.tv on YouTube here.

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  • 8Tracks Shares New iOS App, Impressive User Growth and... Profitability

    May 8

    8Tracks today launched a new iPS app that should continue to propel impressive user growth for the free online music service.  With 8 million active monthly users, 8Tracks ranks as the 5th most popular online music service in the U.S. among 19-24 years olds, according to March ComScore mobile and PC data. That number falls to 6th among 18-34 years olds and 8th overall. But those are still impressive stats in a category dominated by deep pocketed players like Spotify, Pandora and...

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