Jay Z has a star-studded press conference, the Smashing Pumpkins make a new video, De La Soul start a Kickstarter, and Ludacris, Death Cab, Mountain Goats, and many others release new music.
Guess who’s coming over for a listening party? It’s Jay Z and he’s bringing Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Madonna, Daft Punk, and many many more. Definitely the most interesting music news this week will remain the relaunch of the artist-owned streaming music service Tidal. Not much was actually announced–if anything–but it put the music industry on notice.
It was a sad time for a lot of people when the Civil Wars called it quits. Luckily, one-half of the duo, Joy Williams, is back with a new song called “Woman (Oh Mama).”
Do you like Manchester Orchestra? Well, you’re probably going to love All Get Out. The band hasn’t put out new music in years, but that’s about to change with a new song from their upcoming EP.
The new Smashing Pumpkins album was very polarizing–some loved it and others hated it. Either way, the band’s new music video for “Drum + Fife” is worth checking out.
- De La Soul are Kickstarting a new album.
- Native Instruments is promoting a new audio format, called Stems, aimed at DJs. It will be backward-compatible to listen to, but when used with certain software, will easily break into multiple tracks on its own. Want to fade out the vocals or remix on the fly? Simple.
- Former Sunny Day Real Estate leader singer Jeremy Enigk has launched a PledgeMusic campaign for solo material.
- Tanlines have another new song, “Invisible Ways,” available to stream.
- iTunes is streaming Lord Huron‘s new album, Strange Trails
- NPR’s First Listen: Toro y Moi‘s new album, What For?
- NPR’s First Listen: the Mountain Goats‘ new album, Beat the Champ
- iTunes is streaming All Time Low‘s new album, Future Hearts
- Death Cab for Cutie – Kintsugi
- Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
- The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy
- The Staves – If I Was
- Three Days Grace – Human
- Wale – The Album About Nothing
- Ludacris – Ludaversal