It’s the start of a new week and there’s a lot of music news to catch up on. Apple held a press conference where they unveiled a new streaming service. The big news? Kanye West may release a surprise album straight to your iTunes. Adult Swim posted their epic free Singles lineup, Disclosure announced their new album, J Mascis and Kim Gordon teamed up for a free single, N.W.A. are reuniting, and NPR’s First Listen is full of blissful albums to hear. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Adult Swim is one of the best parts of summer, and it has nothing to do with water like the name implies. The media program is once again putting out a whole series of free music for their Singles Series. Starting Monday, June 8, they’re releasing a song each week all the way through October. This year’s roster boasts big names like Owen Pallett, Danny Brown, Skrillex, Sia, Chromatics, Flying Lotus, Run the Jewels, and more. Head here to obsess a little more with us. [Nerdist]
Dance lovers, rejoice! Disclosure have finally announced their sophomore LP. The album, titled Caracal, drops September 25 via Island Records. Look out for collaborations with Nao, Lion Babe, Kwabs, and more. If those names don’t get you psyched, just remember that the guests on their last album–Sam Smith, Jessie Ware, AlunaGeorge–were relatively unknown at the time of its release. The English band know how to pick ’em. Not everyone is happy about it, though. British electronic musician SBTRKT is convinced the duo have ripped him off more than once. Ruh-roh. [Pitchfork]
Mondays aren’t so bad when two of rock music’s biggest names collaborate. Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis have joined forces on “Slow Boy”, a new song from the forthcoming third volume of Converse’s CONS EP series. Prepare your ears for fuzz-centric lo-fi punk. The best part? It’s 100% free. [Converse Music]
Wipe your eyes and open your ears; what you’re about to take in is hard to believe. For the first time in 26 years, the remaining members of N.W.A. will reunite to perform live together again. In celebration of their new biopic Straight Outta Compton dropping this year, the rap group are performing on June 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as a part of this year’s BET Experience. Ice Cube, DJ Yella, and MC Ren have agreed to show up, but Ice Cube thinks it’s not far-fetched to expect Dr. Dre, too. [Consequence of Sound]
Remember when we all woke up with U2‘s new album in our iTunes library last year? Those glory days are ready for part two.
Apple has announced their own streaming music platform during a music conference this Monday, June 8, similar to Spotify. The variety of exclusive content, curated playlists, and album premieres might include the release of Kanye West‘s SWISH.
The rapper’s seventh solo album has been hyped for quite some time now, and sources have stayed low about any details surrounding it. The name change alone was a huge deal. Do note that the Yeezus follow-up isn’t confirmed yet by sources. If this is true, Kanye is in for some major awkward conversations given he’s a co-owner of TIDAL. He and Jay Z certainly won’t be laughing it up in convertibles anymore. [Consequence of Sound]
NPR’s First Listen has uploaded several new albums for you to stream in advance of their release. Australian rockers Alpine turn up on the charm on their sugary sophomore LP Yuck, Walk Off the Earth go beyond YouTube covers on Sing It All Away, and High On Fire craft perfect heavy metal 17 years into their career on Luminiferous. Hear them all in their entirety now. [NPR]
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