Pop Culture

Lido Pimienta has shared a cover of Björk’s ‘Declare Independence’, from her 2007 album Volta. It’s part of the second annual Spotify Singles x Pride campaign, Pride 2021: Claim Your Space, which also comes with the release of an original song from Dua Saleh called ‘macrodosing’. Take a listen below.  “I chose this song mainly because of
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In the early months of 2020, I stumbled upon a YouTube channel called Modern Chinese Cultural Studies, run by literary and cultural historian Christopher Rea. I had developed a recent interest in Chinese silent movies and was delighted to find this YouTube channel chock full of such movies. Some I’d seen, others I’d only read
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Chloe Foy’s debut album, Where Shall We Begin, has been ten years in the making. The Gloucestershire-via-Manchester songwriter released her debut single, ‘In The Middle of the Night’, all the way back in 2013, followed by a series of tracks that found success on Spotify, including ‘Flaws’ and ‘Asylum’, several EPs, a tour with Jesca Hoop,
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Australia is often perceived as a sleepy country where not much happens. However, the ugly history of how (so-called) Australia became Australia is enough to feed generations of crime writers. From the Stolen Generation to mysterious disappearances in the infamous bushland or desert plains, dark material isn’t in short supply. The island’s harsh climate and
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The answer to a burning existential query. By Danielle Cohen June 10, 2021 Anastasia Karanikolaou, a.k.a. Stassie Baby, on March 12, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.OGUT/Star Max/GC Images Last night, a 24th birthday party in Hollywood so saturated with celebrities and influencers it practically birthed a third Knives Out movie left people wondering who exactly
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Lorde is back. The New Zealand pop star’s new song, ‘Solar Power’, was co-produced by Jack Antonoff and features backup vocals from Phoebe Bridgers and Clairo. Drummer Matt Chamberlain, who has recently performed on Bob Dylan’s Rough and Rowdy Ways, also contributes to the new single. Watch the song’s music video, directed by Joel Kefali
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It’s been a strange a year in music so far. This feels especially good to say, because using the word “strange” to refer to anything that happened in the first half of 2020 felt like a gross understatement. With many artists either laying dormant or using the past year to write and refine new material,
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Matthew Dear has shared a new track from his lost 2008 album Preacher’s Sigh & Potion: Lost Album, which arrives June 25 via Ghostly. Following previous singles ‘Muscle Beach’, ‘Supper Times’, and ‘Hikers Y’, today’s offering is called ‘Gutters and Beyond’ and you can listen to it below. Dear explained in a statement about the new
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There is a sense of motion bound up in the unique indie-rock-jazz blend of Rostam’s sophomore album, Changephobia – and yet there is also a curious placidity. Frenetic drums and rousing guitar melodies provide a near-constant stream of energy, but any sharp edges are softened by silky saxophone arrangements and honeyed vocals. The project unravels
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Wolf Alice’s new album sounds more or less exactly what you would expect the follow-up to 2017’s Mercury Prize-winning Visions of a Life to sound like. Intent on reconnecting with their roots while reinvigorating their already expansive sound, the north London group recruited producer Markus Dravs, whose work with the likes of Coldplay and Arcade
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The songwriter, super-producer, and Vampire Weekend alumnus talks about the music behind his new album Changephobia and shares a playlist. By Colin Groundwater June 8, 2021 Illustration by Simon Abranowicz Look back at the best music of the last decade, and you’ll see Rostam Batmanglij’s fingerprints everywhere as a member of Vampire Weekend and a
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Despite the recent cancellation of Jupiter’s Legacy, add to that the numerous questionable cancellations, Netflix has managed to maintain a large share of its subscriber base. Luckily for TV and film fanatics, Netflix is bringing out many new shows, including Sex/Life, a series created by Stacy Rukeyser. A provocative new look at female identity and
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Madeline Link had already been uploading tracks on Bandcamp for years before playing her first solo show in 2018. Raised in a musical household – her dad fronted the power pop trio The Shinolas, while she and her sister Eva formed a group of their own called Triples – the 24-year-old from Ottawa pursued PACKS
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Nashville Next Best of 3 features 27 Nashville singers of all walks of life that compete with only an acoustic guitar and most importantly their original songs. The top 9 will bring their songs to life with a full band and a big stage. Our music professionals will pick and guide the artist. Featuring Jerry Foster, legendary Country Hall of
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There are so many fascinating planets in the Star Wars universe and many that will remain in the great imagination of the creator George Lucas. However, some of them are more crucial than others when it comes to the saga of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and all the rest of the gang. So,
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