Grizzly Bear announce new album Painted Ruins and tour

It also features new track ‘Three Rings’. Grizzly Bear have announced their first album in five years Painted Ruins slated for release this summer RCA. A follow-up to 2012’s Shields, the album features last week’s ‘Three Rings’ and a brand new one dropped today called ‘Mourning Sound’. The album was produced by band member Chris Taylor. The group has also […]

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Jeremih releases surprise Cinco de Mayo EP

Another holiday surprise. Jeremih has surprise released a new EP in honor Cinco de Mayo, Pitchfork reports. The release is titled Cinco De MihYo and follows Jeremih’s surprise Christmas mixtape with Chance The Rapper. “I was inspired by the holiday and put this project together in the last 24 hours,” he explained in a statement. “I walked in the studio […]

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Chromatics' Johnny Jewel destroyed all copies of Dear Tommy album after "near-death experience"

Now we know why the album is so long overdue. Johnny Jewel’s manager has shared the reason why Chromatics’ Dear Tommy album has not yet been released, despite being announced way back in December 2014. Explaining on Twitter why the Dear Tommy-era Chromatics tracks had been pulled from YouTube and Spotify, Alexis Rivera said that the album had been finished, but Jewel destroyed every copy in […]

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A staggering amount of vinyl was sold on Record Store Day 2017

Originally posted by The Vinyl Factory 547,000 albums sold on vinyl in a week. Nielsen Music has released data Billboard from this year’s 10th anniversary Record Store Day event, which shows the annual celebration going from strength to strength. For the week Record Store Day (ending April 27), album sales at independent shops jumped 197% compared to the previous week, […]

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A staggering amount of vinyl was sold on Record Store Day 2017

Originally posted by The Vinyl Factory 547,000 albums sold on vinyl in a week. Nielsen Music has released data Billboard from this year’s 10th anniversary Record Store Day event, which shows the annual celebration going from strength to strength. For the week Record Store Day (ending April 27), album sales at independent shops jumped 197% compared to the previous week, […]

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Bill Murray is releasing a classical album

Mass hysteria! Bill Murray is turning his attention to music again with a classical album due to arrive in August. As The New York Times reports, the iconic actor is working with cellist Jan Vogler on a new project titled New Worlds, in which he sings and performs literary readings over chamber music performed by an ensemble that also includes Murray’s […]

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Santa Claus Is A Gay Black Man In New Children’s Book

Many movies and books have defined Santa Claus as a White man who gives out gifts for Christmas, then returns home to Mrs. Santa Claus and his helper elves. Well, this folklore is about to be disrupted thanks to comedy writer Daniel Kibblesmith. Kibblesmith is producing a new children’s book with Harper Design that will star a Black gay Santa Claus […]

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Troy Ave Calls Himself The ‘NewPac’ & The Internet Responds

This morning, Troy Ave hit up The Breakfast Club for a 90-minute chat that covered the Irving Plaza shooting, the Brooklyn shooting on Christmas 2016 and “street sh*t.” The part that most shocked the Internet, however, was when he called himself the new Tupac and said his career amounted to “the second coming” the late legend. Troy Ave told the […]

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Five Cocktail Recipes to Pair with Your Favorite Holiday Meals

Grandma will likely scf at sipping a cocktail instead wine with your holiday ham—but what’s Christmas without some family drama? We all love holiday traditions, but unbeknownst to most, cocktails can actually complement your favorite dishes. Hard alcohols highlight essential flavors while undoubtedly brightening spirits. So why not (quite literally) mix it up this season, and impress the folks with […]

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