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Lil Wayne Releases <i>The Free Weezy Album</i>

pitchfork - il y a 9 heures 5 min

Lil Wayne has released The Free Weezy Album, his new mixtape. It's out exclusively through Tidal; you can check it out here

The release follows Wayne's recent mixtape, Sorry 4 the Wait 2. It also follows his legal drama with Cash Money, with whom he's engaged in a contentious lawsuit over the delayed release of his latest proper solo album, Tha Carter V. 

It includes the previously shared "Glory", the album's first single, which was also released as a Tidal exclusive. 

Listen to "Glory":

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The Chemical Brothers Share "EML Ritual"

pitchfork - il y a 14 heures 6 min

Later this month, The Chemical Brothers will release Born in the Echoes, their first studio album since 2010's Further. We've already heard "Sometimes I Feel So Deserted", a Q-Tip collaboration called "Go", and the St. Vincent collaboration "Under Neon Lights", and now we have another. "EML Ritual" features Ali Love and it premiered tonight on Pete Tong's BBC Radio 1 show. Listen to it below.

Born in the Echoes comes out July 17 via Astralwerks/Virgin EMI. Guests include St. Vincent, Beck, Q-Tip, Cate Le Bon, and Ali Love. Listen to "Under Neon Lights" below.

"EML Ritual":

 "Under Neon Lights":

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Kim Gordon Talks Nirvana, Bikini Kill, Yoko Ono, More on BBC 6 Music Show

pitchfork - 3 Juillet, 2015 - 22:10

Photo via Kim Gordon's Instagram

This March, Iggy Pop secured a permanent slot on BBC 6 Music, hosting a weekly Friday night radio show. Since Iggy couldn't make it tonight, Kim Gordon sat in–see above for a vintage pic of the pair together. Gordon, who's promoting her memoir Girl in a Band, discussed growing up in the "police state" of Los Angeles, before falling in love with the city's punk and hardcore scene, then New York no wave, Seattle grunge, the Carpenters, riot grrrl, Yoko Ono, and plenty more. Hear the full show here.

Read our interview with Gordon, "Unconventional Idol".

Listen to Kim Gordon in conversation with Carrie Brownstein earlier this year:

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Chicago Levies "Cloud Tax" on Spotify, Netflix, Other Streaming Services

pitchfork - 3 Juillet, 2015 - 19:58

Starting this September, users of streaming services such as Spotify and Netflix in Chicago will be subject to a 9 percent "cloud tax," the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The city voted on Wednesday to extend its amusement tax, which taxes entertainment industries such as cinema and sports, to digital services, and expects the tax to bring in $12 million a year.

In a statement quoted by the Sun-Times, mayoral spokeswoman Elizabeth Langsdorf said: “In an environment in which technologies and emerging industries evolve quickly, the city periodically issues rulings that clarify the application of existing laws to these technologies and industries. These two rulings are consistent with the city’s current tax laws and are not an expansion of the laws. These ensure that city taxation is uniformly and fairly applied and that businesses are given clear guidance on the applicability of the city’s tax laws to their operations, and they clarify that the amusement tax and personal property lease tax apply to digital services.”

Opponents argue that the city should have drafted new laws, rather than extending the old ones.

Head to the Chicago Sun-Times for the story.

Read "Station to Station", our cover story on the history of streaming music.

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Run the Jewels Announce Weekly Beats 1 Radio Show, "WRTJ"

pitchfork - 3 Juillet, 2015 - 17:21

Beats 1, the in-house radio station for Apple Music, just got a new pair of hosts. Every Friday at 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, Run the Jewels will present their very own show, "WRTJ". It follows El-P and Killer Mike as they complete the ongoing RTJ world tour. El-P previewed tonight's show via Instagram, with a clip in which the pair discuss the merits of unicorns vs. dragons. Hear it below.

#WRTJ

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Watch Killer Mike and El-P on Pitchfork.tv's "Over/Under":

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Father John Misty Discusses His Cover of Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs"

pitchfork - 3 Juillet, 2015 - 16:41

 Earlier this week, Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) dropped by CBC Music to perform a cover of Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs". Now, in a video interview with NME, he's given some background on how the cover came about.

Tillman says he was reluctant to play a cover at all, but management insisted. "On the Internet it gets spun into, like, I just fucking love doing these covers, I've got so many under my belt," he says. "[As if] I just love whipping them out at a moment's notice, and regaling the Internet with reappropriated music... but I do love that song." Watch the interview below.

Read "How to Make Love", our feature on Father John Misty.

Watch the cover:

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Eminem Turns Action Hero and Meets John Malkovich in Epic "Phenomenal" Video

pitchfork - 3 Juillet, 2015 - 15:57

Eminem has executive produced the soundtrack to Southpaw, director Antoine Fuqua's new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer and 50 Cent as his manager. Last week Eminem shared "Phenomenal", one of four tracks he wrote for the soundtrack. Now, that song has a stunt-heavy, seven-minute video, which sees the rapper perform martial arts, fend off pursuants with a fish, and attempt to scope out John Malkovich in a mysterious spoken interlude. It's available as an Apple Music exclusive–head there to watch it.

As well as "Phenomenal", Eminem contributes two songs to the Southpaw soundtrack as part of Bad Meets Evil, his collaboration with Royce Da 5'9", plus one with Gwen Stefani, "Kings Never Die". Listen to the latter below. Update: The stream has been taken down.

The soundtrack and movie are both out July 24. Eminem's Shady Records will release the album in conjunction with Interscope.

Watch a trailer for Southpaw

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Eminem Turns Action Hero and Meets John Malkovich in Epic "Phenomenal" Video, Shares Gwen Stefani Collaboration

pitchfork - 3 Juillet, 2015 - 15:57

Eminem has executive produced the soundtrack to Southpaw, director Antoine Fuqua's new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer and 50 Cent as his manager. Last week Eminem shared "Phenomenal", one of four tracks he wrote for the soundtrack. Now, that song has a stunt-heavy, seven-minute video, which sees the rapper perform martial arts, fend off pursuants with a fish, and attempt to scope out John Malkovich in a mysterious spoken interlude. It's available as an Apple Music exclusive–head there to watch it.

As well as "Phenomenal", Eminem contributes two songs to the Southpaw soundtrack as part of Bad Meets Evil, his collaboration with Royce Da 5'9", plus one with Gwen Stefani, "Kings Never Die". Listen to the latter below.

The soundtrack and movie are both out July 24. Eminem's Shady Records will release the album in conjunction with Interscope.

Watch a trailer for Southpaw

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