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  • Oneohtrix Point Never Shares "I Bite Through It"

    Sep 3

    Photo by Andrew Strasser Daniel Lopatin, aka Oneohtrix Point Never, has spent recent weeks teeing up his Garden of Delete LP with a series of video teasers. Now, he's shared a full track. It's called "I Bite Through It", and you can hear it below via Rolling Stone. Lopatin has also shared the album art and tracklist over at his website. Find those below, too.  Garden of Delete is out November 13 via Warp.  Garden of Delete: 01 Intro 02...

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  • StubHub Drops All In Pricing As Promised "Ticketing Revolution" Fails To Materialize

    Sep 3

    When Michael Rapino took over Live Nation, he promised a revolution in ticketing; and when he acquired Ticketmaster, one almost believed that it would happen.  Along the way, a group of digital ticketing upstarts also promised to change the system.  But it appears that in ticketing, old habits die hard. _________________________________ Less than two years after Stubhub embraced the 'all-in' pricing structure, the ticket resale service has dropped price transparency, switching back to the...

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  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra Explore "Modern Sicknesses" in "Can't Keep Checking My Phone" Video

    Sep 3

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra have shared the video for "Can't Keep Checking My Phone", from this year's Multi-Love. Directed by Dimitri Basil, it cycles through a list of "strange modern sicknesses and phenomena," according to the band, such as Capgras syndrome (the delusion that a loved one has been replaced by an identical-looking imposter), Stendhal syndrome (a feeling of dizziness brought on by looking at a piece of art), and more. Check it out below. Read "Love Is Strange", our feature...

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  • Why Profit Isn't An Issue For Apple Music

    Sep 3

    Apple Music may not be showing much of a profit, but Apple has always primarily been a hardware company, and has a history of operating many of its services, like iTunes, at a loss. Here we look at Apple's long-term strategy, and why it works for them. ______________________________________ Guest Post by Mark Mulligan on Music Industry Blog Apple has only ever been in the music business in order to sell more devices.  Apple does not need to make money from music nor has it ever needed to....

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  • If Your Fans Were Honest, This is What They’d Say

    Sep 3

    1. Don’t Direct Message Me on Facebook Don’t send me a “personal message” on Facebook asking me to donate to your Kickstarter. We’ve never even talked before. This “personal message” feels a little awkward and uncomfortable. If we actually really new each other, then this exchange would be alot less weird. See 2. Give Me the Facts…All […]

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  • Garbage Announce Debut Album 20th Anniversary Reissue, Tour Playing LP in Full

    Sep 2

    Photo by Joseph Cultice Garbage are reissuing their self-titled debut album to mark its 20th anniversary. Re-mastered from the original analog tapes, the reissue features remixes and previously unreleased alternate versions, which they're calling "G-sides". CD and digital versions of the album arrive October 2, and on double vinyl LP on October 30 in Europe.  The reissue will be released in a variety of configurations, including a 3 LP box-set packaged with a fan-created zine and an...

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  • Panasonic to Relaunch Technics Turntable Line

    Sep 2

    Panasonic has announced plans to revive its Technics turntable line, which was discontinued in 2010 after a multi-decade run DJs' go-to choice. The announcement was made during a press conference at IFA, a trade show in Berlin focused on consumer electronics, as Wired reports. That's a prototype of the re-designed turntable above. It'll be available between April 2016 and March 2017, as the Wall Street Journal reports. Last year, Panasonic re-launched the Technics brand name with a series of...

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  • Kelela Shares "Rewind", Reschedules Hallucinogen EP Release Date

    Sep 2

    Photo by Tim Saccenti Kelela has shared "Rewind", a new song from her upcoming Hallucinogen EP, a six-track offering bridging her debut mixtape Cut 4 Me and her forthcoming debut LP. The song, which premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show, can be checked out below. The EP was originally due May 5, but it's been rescheduled for an October 9 release via Kelela's Cherry Coffee imprint/Warp. In addition to "Rewind", Hallucinogen features "A Message", co-written with Arca. Watch the video...

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  • Empress Of Shares "How Do You Do It" Video, Covers Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold"

    Sep 2

    Empress Of, aka Lorely Rodriguez, will release her debut album Me on September 11 via Terrible. Today, she shared the music video for "How Do You Do It", which she says is a video that captures the life of a touring musician. "On tour, I spend 23 hours of my day driving, flying, shaving my legs in gross venue bathrooms, sleeping on floors or in motels…to get to that one hour of bliss on stage," she said in a statement of the Molly Hawkins-directed video. "I wanted to make a video about this...

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  • Chromatics Cover Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" For Ad Starring Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne

    Sep 3

    MANGO have launched their fall/winter 2015 line with an ad featuring Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. The soundtrack is Chromatics covering Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". Watch it below. Chromatics' album Dear Tommy is due this year; no release date has been announced. Read our feature "Into The Black: Johnny Jewel's Dark Disco Empire". "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" appears on Pitchfork's 200 Best Songs of the 1980s list.

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