Catch up on new releases out today.
The first single from <i>Negro Swan</i> is a funky, emotional gem.
Two days of music and commentary streaming this weekend.
On Wednesday night in Minnesota, a police officer shot and killed Philando Castile, a 32-year-old black man, during a traffic stop. The officer shot Castile as he reached for his wallet when prompted to show ID. His girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, captured the shooting on camera, and the video has since been widespread on news and […]
Today’s another new release Friday, and one that comes before we in the U.S. get a long weekend to sleep in, maybe have a barbecue with friends or family, and celebrate our nation’s founding. And what better way to say “hooray America!” than to spend some cash at your local record shop. The list of […]
Blood Orange’s third album, Freetown Sound, opens in jarring fashion on “By Ourselves.” A sampled snatch of random conversation builds into a three-part harmony over an interpolated Mingus piano line, before transitioning into impassioned, yearning feminist verse by poet Ashlee Haze, “For Colored Girls (The Missy Elliot Poem).” It’s a preemptive reality check before the […]
Dev Hynes has released the third album under his R&B/electronica moniker Blood Orange. Freetown Sound was scheduled to drop the LP Friday, July 1, but Hynes surprised everyone with an official leak just after midnight Tuesday. The album—named after the capital of Sierra Leone, where his father grew up—features contributions from Debbie Harry, Nelly Furtado, […]
Yesterday, the UK voted to separate from the European Union, and a lot of British musicians are not happy about it. The “Brexit,” as it’s been called, would have detrimental effects on the music industry in Britain, making touring more difficult for bands as well as copyright issues and the logistics of selling and manufacturing […]