Posts by: Patrick Boyle

The Stranger Things Mixtape

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If you haven’t been watching Stranger Things, you’re probably being chased by a monster in “the upside down.” The show’s soundtrack is a mashup of synth-laden soundscape themes and ’80s throwbacks that’ll have Gen Xers’ hearts yearning for that simpler, cellphone-free era. And while you can check out the Austin-based band, Survive, behind the Stranger Things theme, we think the pinnacle […]

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Fifteen Theories on Boys Don’t Cry

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Between the mysterious live stream on Ocean’s website and the release date that came and went, no one is really sure what Frank Ocean has planned for his new album Boys Don’t Cry. But the good people at okayplayer. have some the thoughts: [W]e got the team together and had countless meetings, contemplated deeply, we’ve solved complex mathematical […]

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“Hello”: An Adele News Roundup

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Since the release of 25, Adele has—unsurprisingly—dominated music news. The singer has been breaking records all month. First her single “Hello” smashed record views on Youtube and, at release, the album sold over 900,000 copies on iTunes in its first day, and 2.5 million in its first week. Billboard projects the sales of 25 to […]

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This Week In Posivibes: Killer Mike at FSU

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While it isn’t unusual to find Killer Mike speaking about race and politics (see his past lecture at MIT on Pitchfork), Render appeared at Florida State University last week to lecture again on racism and civil rights. “Step out of your comfort zone and engage another human being as a fair and honest equal,” he […]

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Get to Know Benjamin Clementine

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Who is Benjamin Clementine? It’s a fair question to ask, considering this relatively unfamiliar artist was recently awarded the Mercury Prize (the UK’s parallel to the Grammy’s “Album of the Year”) for his album At Least For Now. The London artist, chosen over names like Aphex Twin and Florence + the Machine, dedicated his award […]

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Ryan Adams Finishes Cover of 1989 Album

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Ryan Adams recently announced he planned on covering Taylor Swift’s full album 1989. While fans were excited to see alternative versions of hits “Blank Space” and “Style,” many didn’t believe Adams would really finish covering the whole thing. Well… he did! While there isn’t word on when the album will hit the public, for a more comprehensive […]

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Danger Mouse Launches 30th Century Records

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Known to many for his work on the Grey Album and as one half of Gnarls Barkley, and also for his production work with The Black Keys, Gorillaz, Norah Jones, and many others, producer Danger Mouse is officially launching his own record label. As explained on Pitchfork: …the label will be an imprint in collaboration with Columbia. […]

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The International Song of Mystery

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While the upcoming James Bond film Spectre, potentially Daniel Craig’s penultimate appearance as Bond, has fans wondering who will play the franchise’s lead role next, fans are equally awaiting news on the production of Spectre’s theme song. In fact, they’re betting on it. One anonymous better reportedly placed a £15,000 wager on it being produced […]

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This Week in Posivibes: Don’t Call it a Comeback

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Though after a short year-long reunion (and a 48-year history), we’re officially losing Pink Floyd, this summer has been overrun with bands getting back together! Gregg Allman was joined on stage by Jaimoe and Warren Haynes at Peach Fest, and has recently said there is potential for a full Allman Brothers reunion. Culture Club is officially touring […]

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Frankie Knuckles Collection Joining Stony Island Arts Bank

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Legendary Chicago DJ Frankie Knuckles passed away in March of 2014, leaving behind a legacy as “the Godfather of house music” and a massive vinyl collection to match it. Recently announced, his library will be installed in the new Stony Island Arts Bank, developed by local artist Theaster Gates. The installation is reported to open […]

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El-P and Ninja Collaboration “Coming Soon”

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A post on Instagram from El-P (@thereallyrealelp) of Run The Jewels with Die Antwoord’s Ninja says only “Coming soon…” which Ninja (@zef_alien) also shared with the caption “EL-P vs NINJA.” Some believe this alludes to a coming collaboration between these two artists, but it’s unclear how or when this mysterious collab will manifest, considering both Run The Jewels […]

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A Look at Meek Mill vs. Drake through T.S. Eliot’s Writing

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Rappers Meek Mill and Drake have been come to blows lately, since Mill claimed Drake doesn’t write his own raps. This also launched a series of Meek Mill memes which Drake projected on stage at OVO Fest while he performed. All of this takes into question originality in art, and over at The Quietus, writer Karl Smith […]

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Music Industry Sets Global Record Release Day

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In an effort to curb piracy, record companies around the world represented by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), will be dropping their old release date model of many release dates for different regions, and adopting one worldwide release date. New Music Fridays will launch officially on July 10th, affecting 1300 record companies […]

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