Devo Bring 40+ Years Of Devolution To Desert Daze 2019

Desert Daze is, predominantly, a psych fest — it’s in the name, location, and in their primary booking. But every year, the festival returns — now situated on Lake Perris, in California — to bend the meaning of that word or genre, including music on a broad spectrum from metal to noise to electronic, suggesting there’s transcendence possible across different forms of music. So, on one hand, the presence of Devo at the festival’s 2019 installment was a unique tangent, but on another it fit right in with their general…

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Fortnite Explodes & Goes Dark, Signaling Rumored New Map

Fortnite live events are never predictable, and today’s event, “The End,” was exactly that. The game has been rumored to be getting a new map for a while now, but none of the details surrounding the update had ever been revealed. With “The End” and indications from plenty of pro gamers, it’s all but confirmed that this special event is leading to a new map. All the same, Twitter is going absolutely ballistic with people saying Fortnite is dead and over. It’s hard to tell who’s feeding into the troll…

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Iceland will pay 25% of artists’ expenses if they record there

“Because of our glorious isolation, Iceland has nurtured quite a unique music culture,” Iceland Music managing director Sigtryggur Baldursson explains, according to Billboard. “But as well as developing a nation of poets and musicians, we also have a network of first-class recording studios, each with their own idiosyncrasies.” Of course, not everyone can just hop on a plane, record for a week, and get reimbursed. The recorded music must clock in at more 30 minutes and get released within 18 months of recording, with receipts submitted by the project’s producer. The…

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Caravan Palace Explore New Sounds In Fourth Studio Album, “Chronologic” [Interview]

For me, Caravan Palace and electroswing have always been interchangeable, synonymous. The French musical group set a standard for the genre with their debut, self-titled album in 2008 and doubled down on it in 2012 with Panic. However, seeing the plateau ahead of them, the group began to tinker with new sounds and styles on their last album, 2015’s <I°_°I>. Now, they’re back with their fourth studio album, Chronologic, and it’s more diverse than ever — and all the better for it. Make no mistake, every track on the album is still born…

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Tracklist For Gryffin’s New Album “Gravity” Revealed

It’s long been known that Gravity Pt 1 from Gryffin was only the first part in a full album due out this year, and now that album is close to being here, October 24. For those waiting with anticipation, the full tracklist has now been revealed and there are loads of goodies waiting for you. Apart from the six tracks on Pt 1, as well as new singles “All You Need To Know,” “Hurt People,” “OMG,” and “Baggage,” there are an additional five songs plus an intro on the album. Better yet, “Need…

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Ween Serve Their Gloriously Demented Chocolate And Cheese To Desert Daze

Behold the insane power of Ween’s enduring, dedicated following. On Saturday at Desert Daze, the band used most of their two-hour set time to perform an ostensibly 55-minute album in its entirety, 1994’s demented alt-rock bouillabaisse, Chocolate And Cheese. The deepest cut on the 16-track LP might be the dub-noise pastiche “Candi,” a song the band has never performed live until tonight. The band was unprepared to perform this loping, watery outlier, but no one seemed to mind. Gene Ween: “Who sings this?” Dean Ween: “You do. [Laughs.] We talked…

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Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres For Hanging Out With George Bush

Remember when Ellen DeGeneres had to go on her show and explain why she was hanging out and having fun with former president George W. Bush at a baseball game? Feels like it happened decades ago, but it did in fact happen just last week, and celebrities are still rushing to DeGeneres’ defense. The latest to do so is fellow gay celebrity Elton John. In an interview with NPR, when asked about the situation, John had this to say: “I admire Ellen for standing up and saying what she said.…

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Listen to TNGHT’s new BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix featuring JPEGMAFIA and more

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Chance The Rapper Will Host And Perform On SNL In 2 Weeks

Chance The Rapper will be Saturday Night Live’s next host and musical guest when the show returns in a couple of weeks on 10/26. Chance has both hosted (in November 2017) and been the musical guest (in December 2016) in the past, but this will be his first time pulling double duty. Earlier this year, Chance released a new album, The Big Day — one of its songs, “We Go High,” recently got a music video, which you can watch below Chance will be this season of SNL’s fourth musical…

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Watch Camila Cabello Perform “Cry For Me” & “Easy” On SNL

Camila Cabello is gearing up to release a new album, Romance. It’s expected to come out later this year, though a release date hasn’t been announced yet. She has shared four singles from it, though: “Liar,” “Shameless,” “Cry For Me,” and “Easy,” and last night she was on Saturday Night Live to perform two of them, more specifically the two most recent singles, “Cry For Me” and “Easy.” For the performance of the former, she and a group of backup dancers were made up like old-school Parisians. It might be…

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