Now that it's finally here, what did media and web pundits think of Spotify ? The reaction was generally positive though some found flaws. Others focused on the impact Spotify will have on the U.S. music market: With support for multiple platforms, hooks into Facebook and wireless streaming playback in addition to offline music storage, Spotify plays all the right notes ... ( GigaOm ) There are flaws . Spotify’s recommendation engine, and its radio selections are pitiful....no sign of an iPad native version... In the end, [...]
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It's been a busy few months for husband and wife band leaders Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks as their Tedeschi Trucks Band project put out a sensational debut album in Revelator last month and have recently returned from a well-received European tour. On Sunday, the Tedeschi Trucks Band will kick off a lengthy tour of the States that brings them to such storied venues as the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, the Tower Theater in Philadelphia and the Beacon in NYC before it wraps up in September. [...]
'Jump Ship' marks the return of Si Schroeder . In 2006, his album Coping Mechanism was nominated for a Choice Music Award and took the premier position in both Nialler9 and Foggy Notions' Irish Albums of the Year poll. Holding Patterns is the long waited follow-up, and you'll have to wait a bit longer as it set for release later this year, but we do have a teaser. The LP is preceded by the lead single 'Jump Ship', a brooding experimental folk track, with strummed acoustic guitar, wistful vocals and [...]
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SOnance HOtel is the new work of Dublin musician and songwriter Brian Gallagher. Gallagher is probably better known to most as the drummer in Humanzi or for his work with The Mighty Stef. He is set to release his first solo album Don’t Look Behind You this Friday, July 15. The record was conceived in [...]
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Our boys at Streets Of Beige will be kicking off their one year anniversary with an album launch for Brooklyn's Machinedrum . The guys have hosted some serious shows in their first year, and I'm sure you'll be hearing a lot more from everyone associated with the party next week. You can listen to snippets of Machinedrum 's entire Planet Mu release right now , and purchase advance tickets to the show [...]
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There's a new midweek night starting in Glasgow called Idiosync where the premise is to showcase bands and electronica acts that maybe don't fit into the normal pigeonholes of genre classification. The first event is at the Captains Rest on the 13th July and we've managed to secure an exclusive clip of some new Magic Daddy material that he will be showcasing on the night. Magic Daddy - Dirty Mistletoe
Artist: Magic Daddy Title: Dirty Mistletoe File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Garage
Today stealth mode startup CHNL announced the addition of $1.2 million in funding from the Giantstep Angel Network and its first first public product in partnership with electronic music pioneers Thievery Corporation . V1 CHNL serves as a direct to fan "channel" for the June 28th release of the artist's "Culture Of Fear" album including free streaming, purchase, a subscription service, back catalog and videos. "CHNL enables us to have a much closer and constant relationship with our fans," states the Thievery Corporation co-founder [...]
Jawbone and Awdio team up for new Ibiza party 'JAWZ'...
Two days ago, we told you about the long-awaited U.S. launch of music streaming service Spotify. Now, further details are coming out regarding the launch, some promising and some not so much. On the latter front, sources are telling both Digital Music News and the L.A. Times that while Spotify has deals in place with most of the major labels, Warner Music Group continues to hold out. WMG includes artists from Green Day and Nickelback to Iron & Wine and Janelle Monae, meaning those artists' music would not appear on Spotify. As [...]
With the U.S. launch of Sweden based Spotify imminent, we asked one of that country's top music executives to share how the popular music service has changed music consumption and the industry there, and what we should expect. Johan Lagerlöf is the CEO, Co-Founder of X5 Music Group . The company recently expanded its U.S. operation adding a NYC office headed by former AmazonMP3 executive Scott Ambrose Reilly . What effect has Spotify had on the Scandinavian music [...]
World Unknown - Brixton - Friday 8th July 2011 After buying most of the back catalog from his Dissident label and finally catching a mind blowing set playing support to Chicago legend Marshall Jefferson at SOCIETY last Friday, we are relieved to hear it's only a week til we get to witness some more vinyl dance floor destruction courtesy of the one and only Andy Blake. This Friday sees the launch party for World Unknown, a new vinyl label attached to the monthly happening sharing its name. One of Brixton's best kept sonic secrets, [...]
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Don't even try to pick these up stateside. Primitive is opening a new store in Germany on Thursday, and to celebrate they have 24 pairs of these custom SB P-Rod Cali 2.5's. The shoes are super clean with "Primitive" etched on side, a green sole, and red/white body. Super dope. More pics below via Primitve .
Radiohead is expressly opposed to China's totalitarian tactics in the press and in Tibet, and yet Radiohead has set up a page on Sina Weibo, the media-censored country's most popular microblogging service. "Testing the Weibo" is what it reads, and while the band hasn't stepped forward on deadairspace or elsewhere to verify that account's authenticity, Sina officials claim certainty that it is Radiohead at the helm in an official statement: "The account is verified so it is true" (which sounds like circular logic, actually), "It's even recommended in our entertainment news feed." The Radiohead Weibo had 60,000 followers and 4,200 [...]
This month Redux are proud and honoured to host the launch of a new single from a living legend - ‘Congo Natty’ a.k.a ‘Rebel MC’. The track, titled ‘Get Ready’, features guest vocals from Daddy Freddy, Tenor Fly, and Nanci. Most importantly of all it also features vocals from Rebel himself. It’s been 15 years since he last stepped up to the mic and changed British music forever, so his return as a recording artist is definitely a landmark moment and one that Redux is more than happy to share with [...]
News New Jersey-based metallers MUTINY WITHIN have parted ways with vocalist Chris Clancy and are currently seeking a replacement.
Circa Survive has launched a remix contest for their songs "I Felt Free," "Dyed In The Wool" and "Glass Arrows." Visit http://remix.circasurvive.com to download stems and upload your remix. Circa Survive will choose three winners - one for each song - to win a personalized care package from the band and a free Pro account on SoundCloud. Blue Sky Noise available now at www.circasurvive.com Social Bookmarking
Shortly after the much awaited release of their debut album, UNREALITY on Suol, German boys, Yannick Labbe and Daniel Becker of TRICKSKI bring their launch party to a small, exclusive and as yet unused loft space in the heart of Spitalfields. Joining them is Slowpoke resident and founder, Brian Monaco along with Sonogram. Capacity really is limited and the venue really is pretty special. So special it isn't really a venue nor will it be playing host to this kind of party again. So if you ain't got anything planned for this weekend than [...]
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