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Death Grips are apparently working on new music with Shrek director Andrew Adamson

Death Grips are practically idolized for their enigmatic social media presence, sending fans into a frenzy with every rare, coded message. Their latest tweet, for example, seems to confirm that they’re working on new music, but it’s the unexpected collaborator featured in the accompanying image that’s really catching attention. According to the band, they’re currently in

Live Review: Lucy Dacus Debuts Historian at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg (3/2)

Setting the Stage: Friday saw Lucy Dacus release her sophomore album, Historian. The Richmond, Virginia, native faced a manner of pressure that’s become familiar for burgeoning singer-songwriters: After putting out a buzz-worthy bedroom debut (2016’s No Burden), the artist must prove they’re no fluke by delivering an impressive follow-up from within the constructs of the

What the Spotify IPO Means for the Future of Music

Love it or hate it — and some musicians truly, deeply hate it — Spotify has already joined the gramophone, Walkman, and iPod as one of the iconic listening tools in music history. The Swedish-born service wasn’t the first to bank on streaming as the future of music, but it was the first to propose

10 Years Ago: 'Rock Band' Changes the Music Video Game Industry

By 2007, Activision’s Guitar Hero franchise was a known quantity and a wild success in the video game industry. But with Rock Band, which arrived that December, MTV Games changed the game. At first blush, the titles seemed quite similar. Guitar Hero’s controller was modeled after a Gibson Les Paul. Rock Band used the Fender Stratocaster

How a 1995 Compilation Album with Kate Bush, David Bowie, and Queen Saved Christmas Music

Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Nina Corcoran looks back at The Edge of Christmas and how a collection of new wave songs changed the path of holiday music. Growing up, I never understood why people hated Christmas music. It’s

Stormzy freestyles over a Drake beat in the music video for “4PM IN LONDON”: Watch

Stormzy’s debut album Gang Signs & Prayer found itself on the shortlist for the U.K.’s Mercury Prize this summer, but you won’t find the English rapper resting on his laurels. Today finds the release of a fiery new freestyle, “4PM in London”, as well as an accompanying music video. Drake’s “4pm In Calabasas” provides the beat to

At Least 50 Dead, 200 Injured in Mass Shooting at Las Vegas Music Festival

Ethan Miller, Getty Images At least 50 people are dead, with more than 200 injured, after a mass shooting during a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada last night. According to CNN, Las Vegas police believe a lone gunman opened fire on the festival grounds from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay during