Alcest to release new album Spiritual Instinct, share video for single “Protection”: Stream

French post-metal duo Alcest will return with their sixth album and Nuclear Blast debut, Spiritual Instinct, this fall. They’ve also shared the video for the first single, “Protection”. The new album, due out October 25th, was written intermittently around periods of touring in support of 2016’s Kodama. It was recorded at the French Drudenhaus Studios and sees the band expanding on their shoegazing black metal sound. “Protection” is as heavy a track as we’ve heard from Alcest in some time, but the band’s signature shimmering vocals and melodies remain, as soaring…

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D&B legend Equinox drops Amiga jungle anthology Early Works 93-94 (The Demos)

A bounty of unreleased jungle pressure from the golden era. Equinox (aka Marlon Sterling) kicked off his music career back in 1993, when he released The Brain Crew EP with Bizzy B; he was only 15 at the time. Now, 8205 Recordings has managed to convince Sterling to go back to his archive and dig up a slew of other tracks from the era and the result is Early Works 93-94 (The Demos). An anthology featuring eight unreleased tracks from 1993-94, the album was created just using a Commodore Amiga…

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Travis Scott announces Netflix documentary

Travis Scott has announced the release of a new documentary film called Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly. Coming to Netflix on Wednesday, August 28th, the film “straps viewers into a front row seat of Scott’s life leading up to the release of his Grammy-nominated album Astroworld and its aftermath in this exclusive look at one of music’s most dynamic superstars.” Yesterday, Scott teased the film’s release at a pop-up event in Houston. Fans who attended the event received an autographed copy of the documentary on VHS. Watch the…

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Big Scenic Nowhere Project Features Current and Former Members of Opeth, Queens of the Stone Age, Monolord, and More

It’s not shocking that the Palm Desert spawned its own popular music scene in the ’90s; after all, there’s nothing to do there except get baked and write riffs. In fact, I’d wager that’s why Gary Arce (Yawning Man) and Bob Balch (Fu Manchu) called their new project Big Scenic Nowhere. Just a hunch. In addition to Arce and Balch, Big Scenic Nowhere features an array of notable guest musicians, many of whom are also from the Palm Desert stoner rock scene: their debut EP, Dying on the Mountain, features…

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Charlie Puth Denies Being Hungies

Last year, Charlie Puth was on the cover of Billboard and in the accompanying feature, it was reported that when Puth wanted lunch he told his driver, “I’m hungies.” A detail like that is too good to pass up so, naturally, we here at Stereogum did a blog post about it, extrapolating from this encounter Puth’s general use of the term “hungies.” It resulted in an extremely popular tweet of ours. When Charlie Puth wants lunch, he tells his driver, “I’m hungies!” https://t.co/rFkRfJAXBB pic.twitter.com/yiNnhzxKEj — Stereogum (@stereogum) February 2, 2018…

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Robert Downey Jr. recalls getting arrested for smoking pot at Disneyland

Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. is an undeniable cinematic icon, thanks in no small part to his decade-long role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the actor went through a notorious rough patch before he found himself atop the A-list. While he’s thankfully left those troubled days behind him, he’s not above poking fun at his darker days. Like today at the D23 Expo’s Disney Legends Ceremony when Downey Jr. recalled the time he got caught smoking pot at Disneyland. Taking the…

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Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier Post New Song “Browning”

This whole Corpse Flower project Mike Patton and French composer Jean-Claude Vannier have been teasing since May is a tough one. On one hand, it’s some of the most inventive and, I’m guessing, most artistically satisfying work Mike Patton has put out in quite some time. On the other hand, Faith No More fans have mostly been giving it a collective shrug, from what I’ve seen. Not that Patton likely cares one way or the other what anyone else thinks. The latest track, “Browning,” is out now, and you can…

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Bailo Presents His Debut Album “The Insane Asylum” on Thrive Music

Many people might not be familiar with the name Bailo, but I can assure you that you’ve probably heard one of his productions. With millions of streams already between remixes for 12th Planet or collaborations with Riot Ten, the New York-raised producer is one you’ll want to keep an eye on moving into 2020. But 2019 isn’t over yet — and Bailo just dropped his debut album, The Insane Asylum. There are a lot of ways to approach an album, debut or otherwise. One way is to just drop a load…

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The Devil Wears Prada announce new album, unveil “Lines of Your Hands” single: Stream

The Devil Wears Prada will return this fall with a new album, The Act, and have unveiled the first single, “Lines of Your Hands”. The band’s seventh LP, and first for Solid State Records, will arrive on October 11th. The song “Lines of Your Hands” shows the band moving away from its metalcore roots, and embracing a more minimal sound. As frontman Mike Hranica told Alternative Press, “When I hear something like Billie Eilish, my mind goes straight to the sheer minimalism of it. I don’t see that in metal…

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Refused — Err, Samurai — Release New Song “Never Fade Away”

Refused have released a new song, “Never Fade Away,” which you can check out below. Only it’s not really a new Refused song. I mean, it is, but it’s Refused as ‘Samurai,’ which is a fictional band in the upcoming video game Cyberpunk 2077 that plays songs Refused wrote. So while it’s technically the third new Refused song we’ve heard this summer, after “Chippin’ In” and “Blood Red,” it’s actually only the second new Samurai song we’ve heard this summer (after “Chippin’ In”), and we’ve still only heard one new…

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