Friday, April 18, 2014 Thursday, April 17, 2014
pitchfork:

From YouTube, to Pandora, to Spotify, streaming music is piloting our listening habits in fascinating new ways that both upend old hierarchies and recall innovations of previous eras. Eric Harvey explores how these developments are affecting ideas of taste, access, and ownership today—and what this shift means for fans and artists alike—in our latest Cover Story.

pitchfork:

From YouTube, to Pandora, to Spotify, streaming music is piloting our listening habits in fascinating new ways that both upend old hierarchies and recall innovations of previous eras. Eric Harvey explores how these developments are affecting ideas of taste, access, and ownership today—and what this shift means for fans and artists alike—in our latest Cover Story.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

amajor7:

look at what came in the mail today! via hypem

We only printed one copy of the book, but all the illustrations of the most-blogged artists of 2013 are here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Album premiere: Prins Thomas’s III. Space disco from one of Norway’s most influential producers. 
Hear it on Hype Machine

Album premiere: Prins Thomas’s III. Space disco from one of Norway’s most influential producers. 

Hear it on Hype Machine

Monday, April 14, 2014 Friday, April 11, 2014
852 plays

jacob:

Caught a really great subway performer the other day.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
b4-16:

Left: Detail of "The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence," oil on wood, by Masters of the Acts of Mercy (Austrian, Salzburg, c. 1465) Right: ASAP Ferg

b4-16:

Left: Detail of "The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence," oil on wood, by Masters of the Acts of Mercy (Austrian, Salzburg, c. 1465) Right: ASAP Ferg

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
fac-abc:

M is for Martin Hannett
One of the original partners in Factory Records, Martin Hannett was the label’s best-known and most recognizable record producer.  Known for giving Joy Division (and later New Order) their hollow, spacious sound, he also produced many other early Factory bands as well as Manchester acts like the Buzzcocks and John Cooper Clarke.  He even taught Pete Hook and Barney Sumner to use a mixing board, thereby springboarding their own production careers.  He remains the proud possessor of one of Factory’s more unusual catalogue numbers, FAC 61 (a lawsuit over financial matters), and his headstone declares him the creator of “the Manchester sound,” which, believe it or not, is a very real thing.

fac-abc:

M is for Martin Hannett

One of the original partners in Factory Records, Martin Hannett was the label’s best-known and most recognizable record producer.  Known for giving Joy Division (and later New Order) their hollow, spacious sound, he also produced many other early Factory bands as well as Manchester acts like the Buzzcocks and John Cooper Clarke.  He even taught Pete Hook and Barney Sumner to use a mixing board, thereby springboarding their own production careers.  He remains the proud possessor of one of Factory’s more unusual catalogue numbers, FAC 61 (a lawsuit over financial matters), and his headstone declares him the creator of “the Manchester sound,” which, believe it or not, is a very real thing.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Album premiere: Horse Thief’s Fear In Bliss
Hear it on Hype Machine

Album premiere: Horse Thief’s Fear In Bliss

Hear it on Hype Machine

Monday, April 7, 2014
zoya:

Walt Jabsco, 2 Tone Records mascot, looks like a guy smashing the glass at a Jewish wedding

zoya:

Walt Jabsco, 2 Tone Records mascot, looks like a guy smashing the glass at a Jewish wedding

Friday, April 4, 2014

undone-music:

Todd Terje - Inspector Norse

It’s been well over a year since this track dropped and it is still a malicious ear worm. The video is also one of those rare instances where the visuals not only compliment the sounds spectacularly but it also resonates on a whole new level that the song alone couldn’t have. Fuck you Todd. I wish I made this.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Premiere: Young & Sick’s debut album
Hear it on Hype Machine

Premiere: Young & Sick’s debut album

Hear it on Hype Machine