The Monday grind returns. There’s a metric shit-ton of new music on deck today, so pull it together. No stragglers. Let’s go.
- Holy Christ is that new At The Drive-In song fantastic. Listen to “Hostage Stamps”.
- Mastodon to Body Count, Bob Dylan to The Doors, here are 17 new albums you can check out in full right now. That new Goldfrapp is splendid, while Jamiroquai is elevator music for the ecstasy come-down.
- You can’t buy Congress’ web history, so let’s put that delicious fantasy to bed. For now.
- Ikutaro Kakehashi, the founder of Roland and creator of the 808, has died.
- This list of invisible band members is a batch of likely suspects. But maybe Taboo from Black Eyed Peas is better off that way.
- Podcasting is earning hundreds of millions of dollars. People love to hear other people talk about interesting stuff. Catch the latest AQ Podcast, btw?
- A kickstarter to make music by banging on random things, built from a ready-made programmable controller that you attach to all kinds of stuff.
- Eddie Vedder is acting goofy in a new Chicago Cubs TV spot.
- Killer Mike on Kanye meeting Trump: “Why wouldn’t you? Black people shouldn’t have permanent friends or enemies, they should have permanent interest”
- Oh, you thought a million was cool? Chance The Rapper just announced $2.2 million in funding for Chicago public schools.
- The Flaming Lips are selling “Everyone You Know, Someday, Will Die” fetus-shaped soap, with a book about “modern taboo subjects like having orgies and taking drugs”.
- “D-Metal” is a thing. Disney songs gone metal. There’s literally a metal version of “Under The Sea”. You think you can predict how astonishingly terrible it sounds until you listen to the clip of “Beauty and The Beast”.
- My 15 year old self got misty: The Undertaker has retired, at the end of the last Wrestlemania.
- Here’s your favorite candy melting backwards, which is oddly awesome.
Keep up with new music on the Firecloud’s Fresh Blood playlist on Spotify, updated damn near every day.
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