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Damon Albarn says music “needs” to be more political

Damon Albarn says music “needs” to be more political
  • Damon Albarn says music “needs” to be more political FWC: Damon Albarn says music “needs” to be more political

    Last November saw Damon Albarn and the rest of The Good, The Bad &The Queen finally release their long-awaited sophomore album, Merrie Land. As the band told Consequence of Sound in a Track By Track breakdown of the excellent record, the LP is chock-full of political references. “Written in the tumultuous wake of Brexit, the album may be the first to…

  • Four Tet continues release streak with ‘Teenage Birdsong’ FWC: Four Tet continues release streak with ‘Teenage Birdsong’

    Four Tet has had a big year. He unveiled new music to rave reviews at an Anna Liber Lewis exhibition, got the Nelly Furtado sample he needed cleared to finally release “Only Human,” and scored a top slot at Coachella‘s Mojave stage. Following up the triumphant arrival of “Only Human,” the Grammy-nominated artist dropped off a brand new ID fans…

  • Woodstock 50 ticket on-sale postponed, sparking fears of cancelation [Updated] FWC: Woodstock 50 ticket on-sale postponed, sparking fears of cancelation [Updated]

    Woodstock’s 2019 reincarnation already lost a headliner; now there’s word that the festival’s ticket on-sale has been postponed. Tickets for the festival were originally scheduled to go on sale Monday, April 22nd to coincide with Earth Day. However, according to Billboard, those plans have now been scrapped for undisclosed reasons. Booking agents were informed of the delay on Friday. “There…

  • You Can Now Add Music To Your Facebook Profile Like You Did On MySpace FWC: You Can Now Add Music To Your Facebook Profile Like You Did On MySpace

    One of the coolest things about MySpace was the ability to add a song to your profile that would auto-play when anyone visited your page. It was your own badge of singular identity, even though only a handful of songs were typically chosen to be represented and regularly went viral. In the modern age, Facebook reigns — and it’s quiet.…

  • Kanye West Performs Sunday Service At Coachella FWC: Kanye West Performs Sunday Service At Coachella

    Kanye West appeared at Coachella this morning for the first ever public Sunday Service and those in attendance were able to witness one of the most unique performances of the year. Bringing along Chance the Rapper, as well as DMX, for the performance, West conducted a diverse 28-song set that ranged from covers to originals. According to observers, West left…

  • Dave Grohl and Brandi Carlile busk together on the streets of Seattle: Watch FWC: Dave Grohl and Brandi Carlile busk together on the streets of Seattle: Watch

    It was a gorgeous day in Seattle yesterday, the low-60s temperatures perfect for strolling through the Emerald City streets. If you happened to wander into Pike Place Market during the afternoon, things got even better, as there’s a chance you stumbled upon two superstar rockers busking for the crowds. Dave Grohl and Brandi Carlile delivered a 15- to 20-minute acoustic set…

  • Kanye West Debuts New Song ‘Water’ at Coachella Sunday Service FWC: Kanye West Debuts New Song ‘Water’ at Coachella Sunday Service

    Yeezus rises again. Kanye West brought his Sunday Service to Weekend 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Easter morning (April 21). Thousands lined up starting at 6 a.m. for the spiritual-themed performance, which took place on a “mountain” in the camping area of the festival grounds in Indio, Calif. and was streamed live on YouTube. A…

  • BTS’ Map of the Soul : Persona debuts at No. 1 in the US FWC: BTS’ Map of the Soul : Persona debuts at No. 1 in the US

    As if we needed any further evidence of BTS’ American takeover, the K-pop group’s new album, Map of the Soul: Persona, has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. According to Billboard, Map of the Soul: Persona moved 230,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release, a career high for BTS. Of that number, 196,000 units came…

  • ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (SHAI HULUD) Hits The Studio For First Album In 15 Years FWC: ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (SHAI HULUD) Hits The Studio For First Album In 15 Years

    They’re also opening for Vio-lence. The post ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (SHAI HULUD) Hits The Studio For First Album In 15 Years appeared first on Metal Injection.

  • Egyptians appear likely to extend President Sisi’s rule in ongoing vote FWC: Egyptians appear likely to extend President Sisi’s rule in ongoing vote

    In three days of voting that ends Monday, Egyptian voters appear poised to approve a package of constitutional changes that would extend President Abdel Fattah Sisi’s rule to 2030 and enhance his power over the judiciary while adding to the military’s sway over political affairs. Opponents of Sisi…

  • Watch Kanye West’s Sunday Service Live From Coachella FWC: Watch Kanye West’s Sunday Service Live From Coachella

    Sunday Service starts now. Kanye West rose bright and early on Easter morning to bring his Sunday Service to Coachella during Weekend 2 of the festival in Indio, Calif. The gospel-inspired set will take place at the mountain in the camping area, and is open to all festivalgoers with a wristband. Those who are not in attendance can stream the…

  • Saved By the Bell cast reunites 25 years later FWC: Saved By the Bell cast reunites 25 years later

    Ready to feel old? It’s been a quarter of a century since Saved by the Bell signed off the air. Yet, all these later, the show’s cast remains close — and remarkably good looking. Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris), Mario Lopez (AC Slater), Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly Kapowski), and Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie Spano), along with their respective spouses, reunited for dinner at…