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Ten great, groundbreaking avant garde records
I hate the horse-racing of art. I could never bring myself to declare "THE" ten most groundbreaking of anything. And especially something as subjective as avant garde art and music. I look at this list and immediately think "What, no Glenn Branca? Magma? The …
I hate the horse-racing of art. I could never bring myself to declare "THE" ten most groundbreaking of anything. And especially something as subjective as avant garde art and music. I look at this list and immediately think "What, no Glenn Branca? Magma? The… [+2152 chars]
Gareth Branwyn
2020-02-06 21:56:08




Kesha, Lil Wayne, and Albums That Don't Need a Viral Hit
Great songs gain popularity on social media. Great albums stand on their own.
Nothing exists in pop culture without a mutation. Artists have borrowed (or happily stolen) from their contemporaries for centuries, but with the way meme culture raucously spreads online, every bit of todays pop artrap songs, Marvel characters, memorable sce… [+3577 chars]
Jason Parham
2020-02-14 13:00:00




Marvelous mix of chill-out, ambient, and experimental sounds from DF Tram
My old friend and favorite DJ, DF Tram, pulls threads from from far-out jazz, psych, experimental ambient, spoken word, downtempo EDM, and avant-garde classical to create transgenre ambient mixes. A crate digger of the highest order, he has turned me on to co…
My old friend and favorite DJ, DF Tram, pulls threads from from far-out jazz, psych, experimental ambient, spoken word, downtempo EDM, and avant-garde classical to create transgenre ambient mixes. A crate digger of the highest order, he has turned me on to co… [+2406 chars]
David Pescovitz
2020-02-13 17:14:39




Stellar lineup for 1980s music festival: Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen...
On May 2, 2020, Carson, California will be host to an incredible 1980s music revival. The Cruel World Festival lineup includes Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, Violet Femmes, The Church, English Beat, Public Image Ltd., Gary …
On May 2, 2020, Carson, California will be host to an incredible 1980s music revival. The Cruel World Festival lineup includes Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, Violet Femmes, The Church, English Beat, Public Image Ltd., G… [+2233 chars]
David Pescovitz
2020-02-12 18:45:26




Thrill to the avant-garde music of this cat snoring into an Echo microphone
In the past, we’ve explored the kind of music that cats and dogs might enjoy listening to, but there haven’t been many opportunities to discuss what sort of tunes our furry pals like to create for themselves. As it turns out, cat music is as wide-ranging as o…
In the past, weve explored the kind of music that cats and dogs might enjoy listening to, but there havent been many opportunities to discuss what sort of tunes our furry pals like to create for themselves. As it turns out, cat music is as wide-ranging as our… [+1468 chars]
Reid McCarter on News, shared by Reid McCarter to The A.V. Club
2020-02-07 15:52:00




Fifty of the most drug-drenched albums of all time
Here is another fabulous list of important records, this one organized around the theme of "most drug-addled." As with the avant-garde list, this author's choices are ripe for debate. The writing on the entries is also fun. RAMPANT MADNESS, cheap powder, and …
Here is another fabulous list of important records, this one organized around the theme of "most drug-addled." As with the avant-garde list, this author's choices are ripe for debate. The writing on the entries is also fun. RAMPANT MADNESS, cheap powder, and… [+4812 chars]
Gareth Branwyn
2020-02-12 17:57:59




Smoking video for Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen and The Kin's Isaac Koren's sexy, simmering, and brilliant Nat King Cole cover
For the last couple years, my dear friend Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco, Quindar) and Isaac Koren (The Kin, Bråves) have been exploring their shared passion for the great American songbook and electronic music. They call their act Expandards and have been making th…
For the last couple years, my dear friend Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco, Quindar) and Isaac Koren (The Kin, Bråves) have been exploring their shared passion for the great American songbook and electronic music. They call their act Expandards and have been making th… [+2360 chars]
David Pescovitz
2020-02-15 15:46:45




Amazon Music VS Apple Music : comparatif et différences
Si Apple Music a la volonté de concurrencer le leader du marché Spotify, Amazon Music n'est pas en reste et dispose de quelques qualités loin d'être négligeable. Voici notre comparatif entre les deux services de streaming.
Bibliothèque musicale d’Amazon Music et Apple Music Notre comparatif entre Amazon Music et Apple Music commence nécessairement par un petit tour d’horizon rapide des deux services de streaming musicaux. Comme son nom l’indique, le premier a été lancé par le … [+8592 chars]
Louise Millon
2020-02-05 15:13:18




‘There’s a Wide-Open Horizon of Possibility.’ Musicians Are Using AI to Create Otherwise Impossible New Songs
In November, the musician Grimes made a bold prediction. “I feel like we’re in the end of art, human art,” she said on Sean Carroll’s Mindscape podcast. “Once there’s actually AGI (Artificial General Intelligence), they’re gonna be so much better at making ar…
In November, the musician Grimes made a bold prediction. “I feel like we’re in the end of art, human art,” she said on Sean Carroll’s Mindscapepodcast. “Once there’s actually AGI (Artificial General Intelligence), they’re gonna be so much better at making art… [+13115 chars]
Andrew R. Chow
2020-02-05 19:02:52




Optical Poems by Oskar Fischinger, the Avant-Garde Animator Despised by Hitler, Dissed by Disney
At a time when much of animation was consumed with little anthropomorphized animals sporting white gloves, Oskar Fischinger went in a completely different direction. His work is all about dancing geometric shapes and abstract forms spinning around a flat feat…
At a time when much of animation was consumed with little anthropomorphized animals sporting white gloves, Oskar Fischinger went in a completely different direction. His work is all about dancing geometric shapes and abstract forms spinning around a flat feat… [+4045 chars]
Jonathan Crow
2020-01-23 15:00:18




Watch the new Green Day video starring Stranger Things' Gaten Matarazzo
A couple years ago, my son was watching an an online live chat with Gaten Matarazzo and asked the Stranger Things star if he digs Green Day. Matarazzo answered with an enthusiastic hell yes. Today is the release of Green Day's new album Father Of All Motherfu…
Los Angeles streetwear brand Pleasures celebrated the 40th anniversary of Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” album with a licensed line of apparel including this puffer jacket. The clothing, including hats and t-shirts, feature a plot of radio frequencies of … [+1718 chars]
David Pescovitz
2020-02-07 17:44:31




Inside the Strange, Insular World of Cheerleading Music
For the soundtrack to America's most dangerous sport, artists and former athletes are creating bangers that make 'Jock Jams' sound sleepy.
If the Netflix docuseries Cheer is any indication, there's a sense of acceleration to almost everything about cheerleading these days: physical risk, technical skill, personal celebrity, and financial reward. And the music is no exception. Gone are the chaste… [+15440 chars]
Duncan Cooper, Leslie Horn
2020-02-21 13:00:00




Listen Up
Spoken-word, space jazz, '90s-style R&B and more new music Kate Tempest: Unholy Elixir In June 2019, British spoken-word artist Kate Tempest released The Book Of Traps and Lessons, an album featuring the sharp, powerful single “Holy Elixir.” After extensive t…
Kate Tempest: Unholy Elixir In June 2019, British spoken-word artist Kate Tempest released The Book Of Traps and Lessons, an album featuring the sharp, powerful single “Holy Elixir.” After extensive touring, Tempest returns with “Unholy Elixir,” an even more… [+3117 chars]
CH Editors
2020-02-02 14:03:48




Justin Bieber's Struggle to Hit No. 1 Proves Roddy Ricch Is a New Kind of Pop Star
The barriers separating rap music and the mainstream have been obliterated, and the sun is setting on a certain generation of pop star.
As a devout Christian, Justin Bieber is used to praying, and so he began 2020 with a plea: not for forgiveness, but for his fans to continuously stream his new single, "Yummy," at low volume while they slept. He was trying to ensure that "Yummy," his first ne… [+6217 chars]
Jordan Sargent, Leslie Horn
2020-01-22 19:12:30




Block Out an Hour for Arca’s New Song
Venezuelan avant-gardist drops 62-minute song, "@@@@@," plus North American tour dates
She’s back — and she’s terrible for SEO. The Venezuelan artist-producer Arca premiered her near hour-long song, “@@@@@,” now available for listening via Diva Experimental FM, a special collaboration with NTS Radio. It’s Arca’s first new music since releasing… [+2344 chars]
Suzy Exposito
2020-02-19 22:34:12




The 27-song playlist that Lou Reed made just before he died
The UK's Far Out Magazine has posted the playlists of 27 songs that Lou Reed was listening to when he died in 2013 of liver disease. Reed continually kept his finger on the pulse of contemporary and popular music. Taking a hands-on approach to the developing …
The UK's Far Out Magazinehas posted the playlists of 27 songs that Lou Reed was listening to when he died in 2013 of liver disease. Reed continually kept his finger on the pulse of contemporary and popular music. Taking a hands-on approach to the developing … [+2647 chars]
Gareth Branwyn
2020-02-15 00:11:46




Billie Eilish and the New Musical Consensus at the Grammys
The Academy has tried for a spiritual makeover, honoring younger and more diverse nominees like Billie Eilish, but this year’s award ceremony, hosted by Alicia Keys and featuring performances by Lizzo and Lil Nas X, was mostly lackluster.
On Sunday, just hours after the news of Kobe Bryants tragic death, the 62nd Grammy Awards began at Staples Center, the building where Bryant forged his legacy. Were literally standing here, heartbroken in the house that Kobe built, Alicia Keys, who was hostin… [+5427 chars]
Carrie Battan
2020-01-27 20:37:49




Celebrate Valentine's Day with this playlist of love songs that other songwriters wish they wrote
Just in time for Valentine's Day, NPR's All Songs Considered spoke with a bunch of celebrated songwriters such as Phoebe Bridgers and M. Ward and asked them about the love songs that they wish they'd written — the masterful melodies and heartfelt turns of phr…
Just in time for Valentine's Day, NPR's All Songs Considered spoke with a bunch of celebrated songwriters such as Phoebe Bridgers and M. Ward and asked them about the love songs that they wish they'd written the masterful melodies and heartfelt turns of phras… [+2343 chars]
Thom Dunn
2020-02-13 16:15:46




Watch Billie Eilish interviewed by an A.I.
Creative technologist Nicole He modified OpenAI's GPT-2 language model to generate questions for happy mutant pop star Billie Eilish and also write Eilish-esque lyrics. Vogue Magazine published Eilish's answers to the AI's wonderfully odd questions like: "Who…
Creative technologist Nicole He modified OpenAI's GPT-2 language model to generate questions for happy mutant pop star Billie Eilish and also write Eilish-esque lyrics. Vogue Magazine published Eilish's answers to the AI's wonderfully odd questions like: "Who… [+2601 chars]
David Pescovitz
2020-02-14 17:37:56




Boing Boing is 20 (or 33) years old today
Today is the twentieth anniversary of Boing Boing in its current incarnation. It looked like this in 2000. Here's a brief history of Boing Boing, which actually goes back 33 years. Carla and I conceived of it as a print zine in 1987. The first issue of bOING …
Today is the twentieth anniversary of Boing Boing in its current incarnation. It looked like this in 2000. Here's a brief history of Boing Boing, which actually goes back 33 years. Carla and I conceived of it as a print zine in 1987. The first issue of bOIN… [+4981 chars]
Mark Frauenfelder
2020-01-21 20:21:06
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