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Exclusive Photo Gallery: Outside Lands 2014

The seventh annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival took over Golden Gate Park last weekend, blessing San Francisco with three days of heavenly sounds, sights, and tastes. Although your New York-based Flavorwire staff was stuck on the East Coast, photographer Scott Witt was on hand to capture the magic for us — and for you. Click through to see Haim shred, Arctic Monkeys vamp, and Death Cab for Cutie brood, then visit Witt’s website to see more of his wonderful work. … Read More

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What YouTube’s Indie Label Ban Actually Means for Music Fans

YouTube is sparring with a handful of independent record labels over licensing deals regarding the Google-owned video site’s forthcoming subscription service, the side effect of which will see a handful of indie artists’ music removed from YouTube imminently. Up until yesterday, when this news made the rounds in sensationalized form on tech blogs, there had been relatively little discussion of an issue that might have a dramatic effect on both labels and consumers. So what’s going on? … Read More

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The 5 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Banks, Braid, Michael Jackson

My brain is starting to feel like mush over all the Weezer I listened to this week. These songs were my solace. Not that one needs solace from the Blue Album. Oh you know what I mean! … Read More

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Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup Is Here: OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon

After teasing the headliners last week, Lollapalooza has made its full 2014 lineup announcement this morning. The… Read More

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. … Read More

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2013 Mercury Prize Shortlist

This year’s nominations for the prestigious Mercury Prize have been announced. There are few surprises:

Rudimental – Home
Foals – Holy… Read More

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10 Great Rock Albums Produced by Electronic Musicians

It’s nice to be pleasantly surprised once in a while, and Free Reign, the new album by UK band Clinic, has been on high rotation here at Flavorpill of late. We’ve always rather liked Clinic’s work, but we’ll be honest — we didn’t expect to enjoy this record nearly as much as we have been. Perhaps the most notable thing about Free Reign in comparison to Clinic’s other records is just how interesting its production and general sound is, which is perhaps not surprising since Oneohtrix Point Never assumed production duties. There have been plenty of examples of electronic artists producing songs for rock-inclined types over the years, everything from Giorgio Moroder working with Blondie on “Call Me” to Alec Empire collaborating with the John Spencer Blues Explosion and, um, Chris Cornell working with Timbaland on the ill-fated Scream. Here are some of our favorites. Did we miss any? … Read More

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10 Internet Music Sensations That Are Actually Worth Your Time

So, Kreayshawn’s debut album Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay was supposed to come out this week. But, what do you know, just last week it was pushed back to September 18th. This is no surprise, given that in the year since “Gucci Gucci” was released, she’s already experienced the entire cycle of rapid rise to fame/backlash/naked photos/post-fame slump into “whatever happened to Kreayshawn, anyway?” status, and the record almost feels like an afterthought. The whole thing is a salutary example of how hyper-accelerated and transitory Internet fame can be. Still, it doesn’t have to be that way — there have been some enduringly worthy musicians who got Famous On The Internet and/or have been responsible for bona fide internet sensations over the years. Here are ten of our favorite such artists — as ever, let us know if we’ve missed any. … Read More

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5 Albums to Stream for Free This Week: Alabama Shakes, Arctic Monkeys

Welcome back to another edition of our regular Monday stream-a-thon, wherein we hunt down the best and/or most notable records streaming for free over the Internet. There’s plenty of interesting music to be heard this week — first and foremost, there’s the arrival of the Alabama Shakes album, along with a bunch of b-sides and rarities from Arctic Monkeys, Robert Pollard’s bazillionth solo album, a collaboration between Quantic and Alice Russell, and the original cast recording of the Newsies musical. Click through and listen to your heart’s content! … Read More

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