Music

ST. VINCENT TO TRY HER HAND AT A HORROR FILM

The ever-evolving creative force that Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, is to write and direct a horror film as part of an anthology call XX. A teaser poster (which you can see below) describes the film as “four deadly tales,” all directed by and starring women.

Clark, whose last album was 2014’s St. Vincent, is joined on the project by directors Karyn Kusama, Jennifer Lynch, and Jovanka Vuckovic, with Clark’s segment co-written and produced by Roxanne... read more

NEW GRIMES RECORD IS ALREADY “HALFWAY DONE”

Less than six months since releasing her full-length pop masterpiece Art Angels, Canadian singer songwriter Grimes has revealed that she’s already “halfway done with another record.”

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Grimes let slip that she’s been “making a bit of new music… more chill vibes, downtempos, synth-y shit.”

She also... read more

BONO TELLS CONGRESS TO SEND AMY SCHUMER & CHRIS ROCK TO FIGHT ISIS

Given all his global charity work, it’s no surprise U2 frontman Bono was allowed to speak at a recent US senate hearing about the role of foreign assistance in combating violent extremist groups like ISIS. What is a surprise, though, is his suggested tactic: letting some of the world’s most popular comedians lead the charge.

“It’s like, you speak violence, you speak their language. But you laugh at them when they are goose-stepping down the street and it takes away... read more

NOTORIOUS B.I.G. TO BE RESURRECTED AS HOLOGRAM FOR WIDOW’S VIDEO

Deceased rapper Notorious BIG is set to appear as a hologram in a video by his widow, singer Faith Evans, with the possibility that the digital version of Biggie could also go on tour.

The video in question is for Evans’ forthcoming album of duets, The King & I, while she has dubbed the hologram of her late husband, who was gunned down in 1997 at the age of 25, as a “humagram” (human hologram). Rene Bharti, the company that will create the hologram, has also suggested... read more

A NEW ALBUM FROM THE AVALANCHES COULD BE IMMINENT

Holy shit. Holy shit! The Avalanches – that Melbourne electronic crew that gave the world a record of unfathomably great proportions 16 years ago, did some touring, and then descended into a recording studio for what has seemed like an eternity – might be teasing their long-awaited follow-up.

Early this morning, the group’s entire online presence got a visual makeover – they’ve got a new website; they’ve... read more

KANYE’S ‘THE LIFE OF PABLO’ MAKES HISTORY, TOPS CHARTS THROUGH STREAMING

Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo has become the first album to top the US Billboard charts primarily through music streaming services.

This being the seventh consecutive time West has planted his flag atop the coveted list, the achievement is historic for more reasons than one. As Billboard was quick to point out, “The Life Of Pablo is the first No. 1 on Billboard 200 where the majority (70 percent, in fact) of its units were generated by streaming equivalent albums”... read more

M.I.A. CELEBRATES RECYCLING WITH NEW VIDEO & TRACK ‘REWEAR IT’

British-Sri Lankan rapper MIA has released a video in partnership with clothing brand H&M to promote World Recycle Week. The video for the track ‘Rewear It’ sees the 40-year-old Londoner dancing amid a cityscape atop what appears to be a tower of fabric, interspersed with scenes of various beautiful people from across the globe similarly cavorting around, all in the name of making recycling cool. The ever-socially-conscious... read more

DRAKE SHARES ‘VIEWS FROM THE 6’ RELEASE DATE AND ALBUM TEASER

Drake’s new album, Views From the 6, will be available from 29 April, exclusively on Apple Music.

Drizzy announced the release date of his highly anticipated fourth studio album on his Beats 1 OVO Sound Radio show yesterday. Shortly thereafter, he dropped a teaser trailer for the album on Twitter and Instagram: a thirty-second, ‘this is your life’-style insight into the many faces... read more

VAMPIRE WEEKEND TURNED DOWN THE CHANCE TO PERFORM ON A ‘SHREK’ SOUNDTRACK, LIVED TO REGRET IT

Early this morning, Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig took to Twitter to make a bizarre admission: he and his bandmates were previously presented a once-in-a-lifetime chance to contribute music to a Shrek soundtrack. Sadly, they turned it down and Koenig has regretted the choice ever since.

The deeply confusing scenario happened in the lead-up to the release of the fourth and final film in the franchise (excluding spin-offs), Shrek Forever After. Weezer were slated... read more

WATCH: MS MR DROP VIDEO FOR ‘WRONG VICTORY’

When we caught up with MS MR’s Lizzy Plapinger last month, she mentioned she was hard at work on a new music video – one she called her “favourite video that [she and bandmate Max Hershenow have] made to date.” Today, that clip is finally here to coincide with the release of the duo’s new single, ‘Wrong Victory.’

Despite not... read more