Tears For Fears’ 1983 hit “Mad World” is one of the few songs from the synthpop era that has completely escaped from its original context. A lot of that has to do with the haunted, stripped-down version of “Mad World” that Gary Jules and Michael Andrews recorded for the Donny Darko soundtrack in 2001. (The … More »
Back in May, we sat down with British pop star Lily Allen. She opened up about her dissatisfaction with her last album and her exciting new one, raising children and losing a child, and overcoming challenges in the music industry and her personal life. Today, she had another candid conversation on the Australian … More »
In a candid new interview with The Guardian, Lily Allen said she was assaulted by an unnamed record executive at a party in Los Angeles. Allen addresses the incident in her forthcoming memoir, My Thoughts Exactly, which will be released 9/20 in the U.K. and 12/20 in the United States. The singer told … More »
Next week, Lily Allen is releasing her first new album since 2014, No Shame. We recently had a brutally candid conversation with the English musician, where she talked about her difficult journey since her last full-length, Sheezus, and where she’s at now. Music-wise, we’ve heard three songs from the album already — “Trigger … More »
Lily Allen didn’t like her last album. She says this and squeaks out a burst of nervous rat-a-tat-tat laughter. She does this a lot in conversation, touching on a topic that most people like to avoid, both in interviews and in real life, from dealing with stalkers to music industry machinations to her own feelings … More »
Austin City Limits is one massive annual event that every devout festival goer ought to check off their festival bucket list at least once. The two weekend Texas throw-down wrangles a staggering herd of talent year after year that brings the best of electronic, pop/rock, and hip-hop to Zilker Park, ACL’s host venue on the banks of the Colorado River with scenic skyline views of downtown Austin. Sitting atop this year’s festival billing is the legendary Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, ODESZA, and The National.
Running from October 5–7 and October 12–14, ACL’s expansive 2018 lineup features over 140 live acts, providing a truly cross-genre, mega-festival experience. From Khalid and Shawn Mendez, to Deftones and St. Vincent, and Lily Allen, Børns, and Sylvan Esso in between, the C3 Presents-produced event delivers the full sonic spectrum to satisfy a range of musical tastes. With live performances by Marian Hill, Sophie Tucker, and synth pop rockers CHVRCHES, along with key electronic acts in Justice, Illenium, Rezz, San Holo, and Gryffin, Austin City Limits continues to be at the pinnacle of festival curation.
Tickets are now on sale for both weekends here.
Featured image courtesy of ACL.
It’s been four years since the UK pop star Lily Allen released Sheezus, her last album. But in a couple of months, she’s coming back with the new one No Shame. Last month, she shared a couple of new singles, one of which, “Three,” is a sort of personalized “Cats In The Cradle,” a … More »
Notes on this week’s releases:
- Vera Blue‘s Lady Powers seems to be out again, in as much as anything can ever really be out again in the streaming era. (It now has a guest spot from Kodie Shane.) We had this song at the top of the playlist when it first appeared last summer, put it in our Top 45 Singles Of 2017 list and are choosing it again as this week’s Song Of The Week partly because it means we can re-use last year’s header graphic, thus saving ourselves approximately four minutes. Great song though, right?
- When we interviewed Troye Sivan recently there was some chat about how crap “I’m a parent isn’t that fascinating in and of itself” pop songs tend to be but Lily Allen‘s knocked it out of the park with Three because that’s just the sort of thing Lily Allen does.
- Years & Years are back with an understated new song that’s accompanied by a not-exactly-understated new video.
- The Dada Life single is sort of basic but it’s hard to argue with a load of gratuitously-thrown-in acid house squelches.
- DONKEYBOY ARE BACK.
- Hey you’ll never guess what, Sia‘s contributed a song to a film soundtrack!
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