Last night, Kanye West took to Twitter to announce that he has decided to change the name of his upcoming album from Swish to Waves. This, of course, is very big news, because as the uncharacteristically boastful artists said on Twitter earlier this week, it is “the best album of all time.” Because the hip-hop artist is not typically known for such brazen proclamations of hubris, we should probably just accept this as an objective fact: “This is not album of the year. This is album of the life.” Waves' release date, aka the most important music-related event of this or any lifetime, is on Feb. 11.
Even though we’ve now seen it performed using classroom instruments and as an ode to snow days, Walk Off the Earth has just released the most creative version of Adele’s “Hello” on YouTube. The group is known of using non-traditional “instruments” in their viral video covers, but this one—utilizing a surfboard and a jump kick—is a minimalist masterpiece. Discuss
This week on the RELEVANT Podcast, MUTEMATH comes on the show to walk us through a few of their favorite tracks from their critically acclaimed new album “Vitals”. Also, we have an enlightening conversation with Michelle Higgins about the #blacklivesmatter movement and Jeremiah finally gets the surprise birthday he’s never dreamed of having. Read More
This year’s Bonnaroo music festival will be like going back to the early 2000s. Along with headliners Pearl Jam and LCD Soundsystem, the lineup features old school alt-rock names including Death Cab for Cutie, Band of Horses, Ween and even Third Eye Blind. The festival isn’t all millennial nostalgia though. J. Cole, Ellie Goulding, Father John Misty, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Leon Bridges, Vince Staples, Haim, Misterwives and a ton of other artists will be performing at the four-day Tennessee concert. You can go here to see the full lineup. Discuss