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Perera Elsewhere Announces New Album Home, Shares New Song “Hold Tite”: Listen

The Berlin via London pop enigma Perera Elsewhere has announced her new album: Home is out September 30 via Friends of Friends. The album features the lead single “Hold Tite,” which Sasha Perera described in a statement: “It’s like a boxer getting mentally focused before going into the ring… an anthem to keep your demons in check… a clear message to the things that you fear the most.” Listen to it below. Home follows Perera’s 2017 album All of This and a string of EPs. Read Pitchfork’s Rising interview “Perera Elsewhere Makes Mysterious Pop Music for Realistic Escapists.” Content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. Home: 01 Delete02 Hold Tite03 Who I Am04 Stranger05 Like This06 Heatwave07 Early08 HKW09 Travel Lite10 Der Wurm 111 Der Wurm 212 Translate Optimiser

Bob Dylan Re-Records “Blowin’ in the Wind” for Christie’s Auction

Bob Dylan has re-recorded his early 1960s classic “Blowin’ in the Wind,” which originally appeared on The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. The updated track is the debut Ionic Original—a new analog format developed by longtime Dylan collaborator T Bone Burnett. The one-of-a-kind disc will be auctioned by Christie’s in London on July 7. The recording will go for an estimated bidding price of £600,000-1,000,000. The new rendition of “Blowin’ in the Wind” marks the first time Dylan has recorded the song since tracking the original 60 years ago. The Bard cut the new version last year with Burnett, who produced the single. Only one copy of this new recording of “Blowin’ in the Wind” will be offered as an Ionic Original disc. Burnett announced Ionic Originals last month. The new, high-quality audio techn...

DJ Python Announces Luis EP, Shares New Song: Listen

New York producer Brian Piñeyro is releasing new music under his Luis alias. The new 057 (Schwyn) EP is out June 17 via AD 93. The EP opens with the new songs “Timmy Chalamet” and “Or Anyone Said It,” which you can hear below. The 057 (Schwyn) EP was mastered by Ruy Mariné. In a statement, Piñeyro said, “Missen and loven. Schwyn and I go into each other’s lives here and there quiet and present. Always missen and loven. To know he is on the Earth is to know that it is beautiful.” The EP is dedicated to former Pitchfork editor Matthew Schnipper. Brian Piñeyro has released music as Deejay Xanax, DJ Wey, and, most notably, DJ Python. His last release as Luis was 2016’s Dreamt Takes. Read the 2020 Rising interview “DJ Python Will Make You Feel Good.” Content This content can also be viewed on t...

Empress Of Announces New EP, Shares Video for New Song “Dance for You”: Watch

Empress Of has announced Save Me, a new five-song EP that’s out June 24. In addition to the previously shared title track, the EP features a new single called “Dance for You.” Watch the Alexis Gómez–directed video below. “I love the lyrics on this song,” Empress Of said in a statement. “I made this in Minneapolis with BJ Burton. It was freezing outside. I was in a cave-like studio in the snow literally dancing as I wrote this. ‘Surrender to me like this’ is a touching lyric for me because I’m not hurt over this person anymore. I’ve come out the other side.” Lorely Rodriguez’s last Empress Of album was 2020’s I’m Your Empress Of. Content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. Save Me EP: 01 Save Me02 Dance for You03 Turn the Table04 Kept Up05 Cry for Help

19 Children Massacred In Texas Elementary School, Black Twitter Says Shove Your Thoughts & Prayers

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: ALLISON DINNER / Getty A gunman killed 21 people at a Texas elementary school. Nineteen of those victims were children, and Black Twitter is already bracing itself for, and calling out, the pending “thoughts & prayers” jig from politicians who will give all the lip service, and not deliver any feasible gun legislation. The massacre occurred at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde County, Texas. Reports the New York Times: A gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, killing 14 children and a teacher, in the deadliest shooting at an elementary school since the devastating attack at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in 2012. Police officers are believed to have killed the gunman, Gov. Greg Abbott said at a news con...

Twitter Blasts NRA & Others In Wake Of Uvalde Shooting Tragedy

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: ALLISON DINNER / Getty The school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 children dead is still sending shockwaves of outrage throughout the nation. As typical of these tragedies, the NRA found itself trending and many on Twitter are blasting the association. The NRA Endures More Criticism The victims of the Uvalde shooting had their names published in several news outlets, cementing the tragedy. We learned through the various reports that the lone gunman attended Uvalde High School, and purchased two assault rifles just after turning 18. Much like the Buffalo Tops shooter, the gunman faced little resistance in obtaining high-powered weaponry. In both cases, nothing ahead of the purchases alerted the retailers who sold the weapons. The NRA, which st...

Megan Thee Stallion Set for Australia’s Festival X

BRISBANE, Australia — Megan Thee Stallion is heading to Australia with Festival X for what will be her first-ever performances in these parts. Announced Wednesday (May 25), the Texas rapper headlines the five-date touring summer fest alongside Scottish EDM star Calvin Harris, and rapper/singer Don Toliver, also from the Lone Star State. Also confirmed to the festival lineup is MaRLo, Green Velvet, Nina Kraviz, Boys Noize, Nora En Pure and many others. Following a break due to the pandemic, the hip-hop and electronic dance music fest returns with an ambitious coast-to-coast route. Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news The 2022 edition kicks off Nov. 26 at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse, then moves to open-air venues on the Gold Coast, Adelaide and ...

Australia’s Music Biz Welcomes Fresh Start With New Prime Minister, Government

BRISBANE, Australia — The Australian Labor Party’s victory in the federal election has been welcomed by the nation’s music industry as a fresh start, and as “great news” for a community that felt abandoned by the previous leadership during the most treacherous months of the pandemic. Prime Minister elect Anthony Albanese was sworn in Monday (May 23) as Australia’s 31st prime minister at Government House in Canberra, the capital. Four senior frontbenchers were also officially sworn in. After nine years in opposition, the new PM got to work immediately. Later on Monday, he visited Japan for a meeting with the leaders of the Quad — the United States, India and Japan. The music industry is also keen to get down to work with the ALP, the major center-left political party, and Albanese, who, wit...

After Uvalde School Massacre, Texas Native Selena Gomez Says, ‘If Children Aren’t Safe at School Where Are They Safe?’

Grand Prairie, Texas native Selena Gomez urged politicians to take decisive action in the wake of the horrific grade school shooting massacre in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday (May 24) in which an armed 18-year-old allegedly killed 19 children and 2 adults. “Today in my home state of Texas 18 innocent students were killed while simply trying to get an education. A teacher killed doing her job; an invaluable yet sadly under appreciated job. If children aren’t safe at school where are they safe?” Gomez wrote. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news In a follow up tweet, the singer expressed what many Americans were feeling in response to the 27th school shooting of 2022, which has also seen 212 mass shootings in 145 days so far. “It’s so frustrating an...

Olivia Rodrigo ‘So Heartbroken’ About Uvalde Elementary School Shooting Massacre

Olivia Rodrigo took time out during her concert at Los Angeles’ Greek Theater on Tuesday night (May 24) to make a plea for common sense gun legislation in response to the horrific mass shooting at a Texas elementary school earlier in the day that killed 19 children and 2 adults. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news “I wish we would never have to worry about our safety or our lives at places that are dedicated to our learning and growing,” Rodrigo said while telling the crowd she was “so devastated” about the latest shooting at a U.S. school, which CNN reported was at least the 38th at K-12, colleges and universities so far this year. “And I’m so heartbroken that this is the reality that we’re living in — and we need stricter gun control laws...

Spotify Brings Back Political Ads After Suspending Them in 2020

In 2020, Spotify suspended all political ads from the platform surrounding that year’s election cycle amid widespread criticism of the online spread of misinformation. At the time, Spotify released a statement promising to put a better vetting process into place before they bring political ads back. The company confirmed this week that political ads are slowly returning to the digital streaming platform, Protocol reports.  “Following our pause of political ads in early 2020, we have spent the past two years strengthening and enhancing our processes, systems and tools to responsibly validate and review this content,” a Spotify spokesperson said in a statement. “We are now beginning to sell select political advertisements in opted-in third-party podcasts via the Spotify Audience Network...

‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II’ Releases In October, Artwork Revealed Via Cargo Ship

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Activision / Activision Modern Warfare II is the next release in the Call Of Duty franchise, and it will be released in October. The reveal of its artwork was delivered via a massive cargo ship, literally. Source: Activision / Activision Reportedly over 24 hours, the Call Of Duty team maneuvered cargo ship that featured a 90,000 square foot Modern Warfare II wrap also features COD character Simon “Ghost” Riley. The Port of Long Beach dock (CA) also features artwork that once the cargo ship was in place linked up to reveal the full Modern Warfare II visual. Related Stories Of course, this is 2022 so if it isn’t recorded it didn’t happen, and drones were used to capture everything. Also filmed was the imagery of game’s new squad  of operators call...