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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

Kelly Clarkson Announces KELLYOKE EP, Shares Cover of Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever”: Stream

Popstar-turned-daytime television ray of sunshine Kelly Clarkson regularly performs covers of songs new and old on her eponymous talk show. Now, she’s bringing KELLYOKE to tape with her new EP. The six-song covers project is out June 9th via Atlantic, and as a preview, Clarkson has shared her rendition of Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever.” Clarkson and her band have covered over 500 songs since The Kelly Clarkson Show premiered in 2019, and while the television performances have long charmed the internet, KELLYOKE offers new studio recordings of a few choice tracks, from Eilish’s 2021 single to a Radiohead classic to a song from Linda Ronstadt. The singer explained the origins of the EP in a statement, noting, “Music is in the DNA of everything I do, so when The Kelly Clar...

Over 1,000 Musicians Pay Tribute to Taylor Hawkins with Cover of “My Hero”: Watch

Over 1,000 musicians from 25 countries convened at Stade de France in Paris this past weekend for the latest staging of the Rockin’1000 concert. Initially launched as an elaborate plan to lure Foo Fighters to the small town of Cesena, Italy, Rockin’1000 has since evolved into a live celebration of rock music, in which hundreds of singers, guitarists, bassists, and drummers congregate in one single setting and rock the fuck out together. Due to the pandemic, Saturday marked the first staging of Rockin’1000 in nearly three years. With a crowd of 50,000 people looking on, the collective performed a 21-song set that included covers of The Who, Rage Against the Machine, Pink Floyd, The White Stripes, and Guns N’ Roses. Notably, Rockin’1000 also paid tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor H...

NoSo Shares Origins of New Song “Parasites”: Exclusive

Our recurring new music series Origins is an exclusive platform where musicians can offer insight into their latest release. Today, NoSo shares “Parasites.” LA-based musician NoSo (real name Abby Hwong) has a preternatural ability to convey the complexities of accepting one’s identity in its entirety. Ahead of their upcoming debut album, Stay Proud of Me, NoSo shares a piece of themselves in the hauntingly mesmerizing single “Parasites.” Capturing feelings of isolation, “Parasites” manages to find solace in feeling small in an infinitely large universe. NoSo’s journey to finding a space free from judgment is reflected in the music video for the opening track of Stay Proud of Me, and they explore the challenges of finding oneself while navigating an intricate range of emotion...

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...

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...