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Do You Have What It Takes to be the Next Artist Released on the Legendary Stones Throw Records?

Do you think you have what it takes to be released on Stones Throw Records? Well here’s your chance. In an interesting twist stemming from a recent headphone collaboration, Stones Throw and AIAIAI are teaming up to... Read more »

Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Wrote the Music For a Broadway Play Starring Michael Cera

Fresh off the release of his album, Michael Cera is moving right on to another project. This time, he’ll be taking his talents to Broadway. The play he’s starring in is called This Is Our Youth,... Read more »

Earl Sweatshirt on Taylor Swift’s New Video: “It’s inherently offensive”

Yesterday, Taylor Swift released “Shake it Off,” the first single from her upcoming album 1989. The accompanying video showcases a variety of dance styles, from ballet to twerking. In the twerking scene, the accompanying dancers appear to be mostly black.... Read more »

Did Tame Impala Unintentionally Rip Off an Argentinian Pop Song From the ’80s?

A Chilean site has called out Australian band Tame Impala for plagiarizing on their 2012 song, “Feels Like We’re Only Going Backwards.” We listed the song as one of the top songs of the year, but... Read more »

UPDATE: Aphex Twin Just Announced His New Album “SYRO” and Its Tracklist

Earlier today, reports started circling of an Aphex Twin-branded blimp flying over East London’s Oval Space venue. “2014″ can be seen on one side of the green blimp, and the classic Aphex Twin logo can be... Read more »

SOPHIE and A.G. Cook Join Forces as QT

There are collaborations that make sense, and then there are collaborations that simply need to happen. The pairing of London-based producers SOPHIE and A.G. Cook has been a long time coming, but it looks like we... Read more »

Grimes: “I want people to know that I hate hard drugs”

In a 2012 interview with CMJ, Grimes said of the making of her album Visions: “I blacked out the windows and did tons of amphetamines and stayed up for three weeks and didn’t eat anything. I... Read more »

The Week on Twitter with FKA Twigs, A-Trak, and Earl Sweatshirt

This week on Twitter: - FKA Twigs clarifies some things - A-Trak needs some emoji statistics - Earl Sweatshirt discusses social media Here is the week on Twitter. And a GIF of a fox licking a... Read more »

Watch Beyoncé Sing Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” to Jay Z

On September 20, HBO will air the On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z concert special, which will feature live footage from the tour’s September 12 and 13 shows in Paris. The latest trailer for the HBO... Read more »

Darkside Announce Final Show, Share Two B-Sides from “Psychic”

Darkside, the collaborative project between Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington, is coming to an end. The pair announced on Twitter that they’ll be playing their final show in Brooklyn on September 12, and you can buy tickets... Read more »

Awesome Outkast-Inspired Artwork, Cosigned by Outkast Themselves

We’ve seen terrible Jay Z fan art and awful Eminem fan art, but what about when it all goes right? Like a breath of fresh air, Outkast has been sharing a bunch of amazing Outkast-inspired artwork via... Read more »

This is What 30 Years of Changing Music Sales Looks Like

Using data for US music sales supplied by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Digital Music News has charted the huge changes in how people consume and interact with music over the last 30 years. Starting in 1983, when cassettes... Read more »

Sam Smith: “I want to be the biggest-selling male pop star in the entire world”

Sam Smith’s new album In The Lonely Hour reached No. 1 on the UK album charts and No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and he’s currently sitting at No. 2 on the Hot 100 thanks to... Read more »

“I wanna be a white rapper” – Childish Gambino

Last night, Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) shared some thoughts on Twitter about race, people’s perceptions of him, and more. He tweeted all this after hearing a friend sobbing and talking to his mom and clarified this morning that... Read more »

The Role of a Music Blog During a Time Like This

In an email thread earlier this week, the Pigeons & Planes staff discussed how to handle what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri right now. Do we cover it? Do we only cover it as it relates to... Read more »