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This is Wait, What?, a column that explains the seemingly incomprehensible. Just as the sun must rise and set, just as the tides must ebb and flow, so too must YouTube enfant terrible Jake Paul be embroiled in a new controversy. This time, however, the consequences may be more severe than merely getting fired from
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Filipino-British indie artist beabadoobee has revealed that her debut album Fake It Flowers will arrive on October 16th through Dirty Hit. The 12-track LP will include the previously released single ‘Care’ and the newly unveiled ‘Sorry’, which comes with a brooding visual directed by longtime collaborators bedroom. Check it out below, and scroll for the album’s
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I wasn’t sure about the new Perry Mason, a reboot of the classic series about a masterful defense lawyer who could get anyone to confess on the stand. I wasn’t sure, when I saw the trailer, if it would end up leaning too heavily on the noir signifiers. (You call legs “gams,” we get it!)
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Mush, a magnificent post-punk band out of Leeds, has released their latest song Dead Beat. The song comes after the release of their debut album 3D Routine, which was released earlier this year. The album included arguably their most successful song Revising My Fee. Mush will also be following up with a five-track EP named Great Artisanal
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Kelly Lee Lee Owens has shared a new song featuring the Velvet Underground’s John Cale, titled ‘Corner of My Sky’. It’s taken from her upcoming album Inner Song, out August 28 via Smalltown Supersound. Check it out below. The two Welsh artists first met in London while collaborating on one of Cale’s songs, and decided to record
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Matilda Mann is a 20-year-old singer hailing from London. Earlier this year, she put out an EP called If That Makes Sense – a lovely, often beguiling indie folk project with a unique jazz flair punctuated by hypnotic rhythms, ethereal vocals, and enchanting lyrics – and she’s already gearing up for the release of another
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“That’s why representation matters, man…I didn’t realize you could be black and gay and, like, fly and shit,” Sam Jay says in her new Netflix special ‘3 In The Morning,’ which is available today. Jay grew up not seeing herself in the world (“I’m from Boston, bro. We didn’t have Black dykes”) which is one
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When Logic announced his retirement, it was hard not to be at least a little bit sceptical – rappers make these sort of statements all the time only to make a grand comeback just a few years later. But the Maryland rapper sounded both serious and determined: having recently become a dad, he wanted to
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We don’t usually cover a lot of punk rock on this segment, but this changes today – The Unfit’s ferocious, no-frills approach to the genre, infused with just the right amount of indie and noise rock influences, makes for the perfect antidote to today’s turbulent climate. The band – consisting of Seattle musicians and old
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WARNING: This article contains descriptions of assault some readers might find upsetting. Last week, allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse were made against several acts and employees associated with California garage rock label and record store Burger Records, which has now entirely shut down, including The Growlers. Frontman Brooks Nielsen responded to allegations against the
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The extensive measures taken by the NBA to create a secure, coronavirus-free bubble in which to conclude its season have been well-documented and, so far, remarkably successful. But the process the league went through to build enough courts to host 22 teams, and make them safe, was in some ways just as complex a challenge.
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Paweł Franik, a gifted photographer out of Warsaw, Poland, has presented a superb, individualistic series named On His Own. In this series, Franik draws attention to being content while being alone with oneself; it observes loneliness as a positive rather than a negative. Writing about the series Franik stated “I show this loneliness as something
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WASHINGTON D.C. — The announcement came on the last Sunday of 2019. “I have been in some kind of fight—for freedom, equality, basic human rights—for nearly my entire life,” John Lewis said on December 29, revealing his stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis. “I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now.”
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