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  1. Lorde Says Max Martin’s “Incorrect Songwriting” Comment Was About “Royals” and Not “

    06.19 / 21:20 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    There's a story about master pop songwriter Max Martin's critique of Lorde's song "Green Light," the opening track on her fantastic new album Melodrama. Although it's only a couple months old, it has already grown into Lorde lore—blogged as news, mentioned in reviews. But is it true? According to Jonah Weiner's profile of Lorde in April's New York Times Magazine (which, like many others, we posted about……
  2. Super Furry Animals – “The Boy With The Thorn In His Side” (The Smiths Cover)

    06.19 / 21:20 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    Super Furry Animals’ sophomore album, Radiator, turns 20 later this year and the band are putting out a remastered deluxe edition of the album to commemorate its release. It includes a few B-sides, alternate versions, and unreleased demos, and one of those is an unreleased cover of The Smiths’ "The Boy With The Thorn In&…
  3. Billboard Changes Rule To Prevent Various Artist Playlists From Dominating Album Chart

    06.19 / 21:20 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    In addition to announcing a #1 debut for Katy Perry’s Witness, Billboard’s report on this week’s Billboard 200 albums chart contains some news about a welcome policy change: As of this week, streaming data and individual track sales for various artist compilations will not count toward those compilations’ chart standing. The move comes&#…
  4. 1 Dead, 1,000 Seek Medical Treatment at Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival

    06.19 / 21:20 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    A 34-year-old man died at the Las Vegas-area venue of the Electric Daisy Carnival over the weekend. The Clark County coroner's office on Monday (June 19) said 34-year-old Michael Adam Morse died Saturday morning at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His cause and manner of death have not been determined, and Morse's…
  5. Donald Trump’s Lawyer Plays in a Crappy Republican Rock Band With the Ex-Singer of Kansas

    06.19 / 20:24 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    Some days, it's like you can't even toss a copy of Cat Scratch Fever into the garbage without accidentally hitting some famous and powerful Republican who likes to cosplay as a rock'n'roll hero on the weekends. You already have Joe Scarborough's Morning Joe Music, James Dolan's JD & The Straight Shot, and Mike Huckabee's Capitol Offense. Now, after a&#…
  6. Review: 2 Chainz’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Could Only Have Been Made By Him

    06.19 / 20:24 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    The summer of 2012 saw a mainstream revival of Southern rap that helped give French Montana his biggest hit via a 2 Live Crew sample, provided Juicy J with a third wind, and knighted the rapper formerly known as Tity Boi. At the time, you would have thought that 2 Chainz—then 34, well past the typical hip-hop shelf life—probably had the least̷…
  7. Fischerspooner Return With “Have Fun Tonight,” Produced and Co-Written by Michael Stipe and Boots

    06.19 / 20:24 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    New York electro-pop duo Fischerspooner are back with their first new music in eight years. They've released a new single, "Have Fun Tonight," which is the first release toward their upcoming album SIR, due out September 22 on Ultra Records. Michael Stipe is producing the album, and has a co-writing credit on "Have Fun Tonight" …
  8. The Unsatisfying All Eyez on Me Offers a SparkNotes Summary of Tupac Shakur’s Rich Life

    06.19 / 19:26 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    The only thing that inspires less confidence than a Tupac Shakur biopic made by the director behind "Dilemma" is the subtitle "the Untold Story of." There’s a certain brazenness a studio must have to suggest it has something new to say about one of pop culture’s most canonized and analyzed figures. In fac…
  9. Why Was a Real Life Rapper Cast as Tupac’s Shooter in All Eyez on Me?

    06.19 / 19:26 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    The new Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me is so messy that at times it feels like the filmmakers took measures to sabotage their own production. Danai Gurira's Afeni Shakur, for instance, is only notable for how many woke platitudes she manages to spew ("Your body is in prison, not your mind!"). The Biggie movie Notorious was also not…
  10. Video: 2 Chainz – “Blue Cheese” ft. Migos

    06.19 / 18:20 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    On Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, 2 Chainz brings Migos in for the woozy late album highlight "Blue Cheese." He also recruited the trio's frequent collaborator DAPS to make the song's accompanying video. The concept is fairly simple: They're outside a trap house that just happens to have a model runway near it. Watch below. …
  11. New Yorker Profile Reminds Us That Father John Misty Is Obsessed With His Press

    06.19 / 17:15 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    And so are you, apparently, but here we are. Father John Misty is profiled in the new issue of the New Yorker (congrats to him), exploring some aspects of Josh Tillman you likely were likely already aware of: He dropped out of evangelical college, he likes to microdose LSD, he moved from Los Angeles to New Orleans and back. The scene where Tillman sings in…
  12. Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview Was Good for 1 Thing: Making Him Self-Conscious About How Sweaty He Is

    06.19 / 17:15 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    Last night, after what felt like an endless lead-up of promotion and handwringing from media critics, Megyn Kelly interviewed Alex Jones on her new show Sunday Night. The naysayers had good reason to doubt whether it was such a good idea for the NBC-via-Fox News star to bring America's most influential conspiracy theorist on as the f…
  13. Third Man Records Announces Deluxe Reissue Box Set of The White Stripes’ Icky Thump

    06.19 / 17:15 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    Jack White's Third Man Records is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the White Stripes and the tenth anniversary of their most ambitious album, 2007's Icky Thump, with a deluxe reissue called Icky Thump X. The colored double-LP set, released as part of the label's Vault subscription series, will come with 12" reissues of the album's …
  14. Watch Paramore Cover Drake’s “Passionfruit”

    06.19 / 15:21 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    Paramore released their excellent album After Laughter—which was #6 on our mid-year review—last month. Recently, they headed to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to perform their lead single "Hard Times" and a sweet cover of Drake's "Passionfruit." The band stick pretty closely to the original arrangement, but it feels a little lighter and jazzier. Check out videos…
  15. A Perfect Circle Announce Fall Tour

    06.19 / 15:21 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    A Perfect Circle finished up their spring tour last month, but there's still more 2017 concerts to come for the supergroup. The band has announced a new line of tour dates that will take place throughout the fall. Like their last run, this trek will stick to North American venues, this time with gigs…
  16. David Crosby Trolls Chance the Rapper in New Twitter Ad

    06.19 / 14:24 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    Is Twitter struggling enough that it actually needs ads? Or is it just throwing money at a bit of good, clean fun? You decide, viewer: Twitter has premiered a new ad today where users users all over the globe recommend songs that Chance the Rapper should play at his shows. Mostly, the answers ("Angels," "Cocoa Butter K…
  17. Video: Baio – “PHILOSOPHY!”

    06.19 / 14:24 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    While we wait for Mitsubishi Macchiato or whatever the next Vampire Weekend album is called, bassist Chris Baio is preparing to release his sophomore solo album Man of the World on June 30. He's got a new video for peppy lead single "PHILOSOPHY!," where he riffs on the academic theme with help from some globe and skeleton props. …
  18. Jay Z Announces New Album 4:44, Teases New Song “Adnis”

    06.19 / 13:26 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    Jay Z's new album is on its way. It's called 4:44, and it's a part of Tidal's recent, mysterious ad campaign for a project by the same name, which was previously announced as a film starring Mahershala Ali, Lupita Nyong'o, and Danny Glover. 4:44 will be available on June 30 as a Tidal exclusive, per a partnership wi…
  19. LCD Soundsystem Announce New Album American Dream, World Tour

    06.19 / 13:26 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    LCD Soundsystem have formally announced American Dream, their comeback album and first since 2010's This Is Happening. It's out September 1 via Columbia/DFA. They've also announced a massive world tour beginning this September in Europe, before coming to North America in October through the rest of the year. American Dream contains previously released songs like "American Dream" and "Ca…
  20. Migos Say Culture 2 “Dropping Soon”

    06.18 / 21:23 www.spin.com Spin.com -Music
    It would appear that a follow-up to Migos' platinum-selling Culture, one of the best albums of the year so far, is already about to drop. Migos--who, since the release of the record, have been on songs with not only Katy Perry but also Sean Paul--performed recently on Future's "Nobody Safe Tour." As t…