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KYLE Releases And Streams Debut Album

California rapper KYLE has released his long-awaited debut album, Beautiful Loser, and his marketing plan is second-to-none.

Piracy is everywhere these days, and fight as we might it’s more than likely not going anywhere anytime soon. Some artists have learned to work with this problem, offering free music up front and hoping people will show support in time, but today Kyle is changing the game and trying something a bit different.

Early this morning, Kyle uploaded his debut album Beautiful Loser onto SoundCloud as a stream. And while he included links to buy the album from a number of digital retailers, the 20-something emcee also set the stream to include unlimited free downloads. He’s clearly hoping you will love the album enough to show support in the form of financial contributions, but, more importantly, he wants fans to hear his music, and understands that not everyone is able to buy music 24/7. You can experience Beautiful Loser, for free, on SoundCloud.

Thirty Seconds To Mars Stream ‘Love Lust Faith + Dreams’

Alternative rock act Thirty Seconds To Mars have released a stream of their forthcoming album, Love Lust Faith + Dreams.

A long-awaited release, the latest from Thirty Seconds To Mars finds the Jared Leto fronted band again pushing the boundaries of contemporary rock and roll. 30STM have never been a group to deliver something trendy, rather they prefer to set the trends, and with Love Lust Faith + Dreams they might just inspire a new wave a bands to arise from the grey of unsigned nothingness. You can stream the effort here (or at the end of this post).

Love Lust Faith + Dreams hits stores next week. Will you be picking it up? Continue reading ‘Thirty Seconds To Mars Stream ‘Love Lust Faith + Dreams’’

Lights Streams Acoustic Album

Canadian songstress Lights has released a full stream of her new album, Siberia Acoustic.

Posted to the CBC’s official website, Siberia Acoustic is not exactly the new music fans have been pining for, but it’s a worthwhile listening experience nonetheless. Her angelic voice pairs well with the stripped down sound, and it’s a nice departure from the electronica soaked indie pop she’s known for turning out. If you would like to give it a spin, click here.

Lights has reportedly been working on another full album, but until music appears we’re not holding our breath.

French Montana Debuts “Thrilla In Manilla” Video

After a few weeks on the road, French Montana is back in the studio and back on his internet grind. After debuting a handful of clips in support of his 2012 mixtape Mac And Cheese 3, Montana again dips into his recent mixtape effort for his latest single, “Thrilla In Manilla.”

Featuring Young Money megastar Tyga, who just so happens to have a new album he needs to promote entitled Hotel California, “Thrilla In Manilla” is classic French Montana. The beat hit hard, way hard, and the lyrics take a backseat to the overall production. The visuals are performance heavy, but then again so are 99.98% of urban videos made today. You can view the footage below. Continue reading ‘French Montana Debuts “Thrilla In Manilla” Video’

The Strokes To Release New Album In 2013

The Strokes

Finally one music rumor has been laid to rest. After a Seattle radio station announced that it had a brand new Strokes track titled “All The Time,” the Internet instantly came alive with speculation about a possible new album from the band. Now, we don’t like to encourage rumors or speculation (except most of the time), but as it turns out, they weren’t lying. The Strokes’ fifth studio album is set to be released later this year, and the aforementioned “All The Time” is indeed the first single.

“We have songs that you can tell are gonna be good ones (that) we’re all excited to play,” explained guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., speaking to Billboard in 2011, ”I don’t know if we’re the kind of band that would ever play something new before it came out, just the way the Internet works and people recording it. I think even if we had the whole record done, we wouldn’t play it ’til the album was out.”

If you like the Strokes check out OurStage artist The Black Rabbits.

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Multi-Part Album Releases: A New Trend?

These days, there is often debate over the value of an entire album. With all the illegal downloading of MP3s and the seemingly constant decrease in attention spans, some argue that the full-length album is becoming less and less substantial as a marketable product, while EPs and singles are increasing in value.

To combat this shift, many artists are taking the LP to new heights, giving it more value as a complete overall package and work of art. We’ve seen an increase in vinyl production, unique packaging, limited edition pre-orders, you name it. Now there seems to be another trend emerging: the sequential release of multi-part LPs. Continue reading ‘Multi-Part Album Releases: A New Trend?’

Ke$ha ‘Warrior’ Album Stream

Just the other day we brought you our thoughts on Ke$ha‘s latest album, Warrior. Now, the full album has been released for stream, ahead of its Dec. 4 release date. That’s right, no more late nights searching the web for leaks, or playing “Die Young” on repeat to hold you over. You can now bask in Ke$ha glory all you like. But as we warned you in our review, don’t expect to see a full album filled with radio-ready singles. Embrace the pop, embrace the rock. After all, Iggy Pop does join Ke$ha for “Dirty Love.” You can listen to it right now over at iTunes and let us know what you think!

If you like Ke$ha, check out OurStage artist Casey Desmond.

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Chief Keef Streams ‘Finally Rich’ Snippets

At this point it is probably safe to assume we will have at least one new Chief Keef story a week until the December 18 release of Finally Rich. Last week we were given the artwork and tracklist, as well as the throwaway track “Kobe,” and this week we’re starting strong with a preview of every song on the album. This is the first time anyone has been able to hear the majority of the record’s twelve tracks, and you can hear the sneak preview now by clicking on the video below.

If you need even more Keef to start your morning, click here to stream a non album song that popped up online over the weekend entitled, “They Know.”

If you enjoy Chief Keef, be sure to check out OS artist Rook!

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M83′s Anthony Gonzalez Offers To Write Katy Perry’s Next Album

Spin is reporting that M83‘s Anthony Gonzalez may write Katy Perry‘s next album. Apparently, the pop star was spotted attending an M83 concert and rocking out in the front row. That night, Gonzalez wrote on his Facebook:  ”I think I saw Katy Perry dancing on midnight city [sic] yesterday night. Katy, let me write your next album:)” This may be a blessing for Perry as she attempts to save face following the recent release of her video for “Part of Me,” which has been slammed as an attempt to glamorize warfare. M83 has also been recently battling political accusations due to the use of their song “Midnight City” by the right-wing French political party Le Font National.

Spotify Launches New ‘Play’ Button

According to NME, Spotify today launched a new ‘Play’ button that allows users to embed on other websites any track from the streaming service’s library. Users now have the opportunity to post a track of their choice online and stream it from Spotify. In addition to embedding tracks, users will also be able to offer up albums and playlists of their choice.

In partnership with a number of media outlets, Spotify aimed at getting the word out in a collaborative effort with online sources such as NME editor Luke Lewis said: “We’ve been creating Spotify playlists to enhance our blog posts for some time now, but we’ve never been able to embed them within the page itself. So this is a really cool new feature. It means that, from now on, when users read our album/track reviews, list features, or new band recommendations, they’ll be able to stream the tracks instantly via Spotify, within NME.COM – without firing up the application, or opening a new window.”

In regards to the app’s launch, Gustav Söderström, Chief Product Officer at Spotify said: “We’re hugely excited to be launching the Spotify Play Button today, in partnership with the brightest and best sites on the web, such as NME. From today, the Spotify Play Button gives sites the ability to share access to any song, album or playlist through Spotify, creating a personalised soundtrack to their website or blog. Spotify is lighting up the internet with music.”

NME reports that Spotify was recently valued at over $3.5 billion. In addition, NME stated Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster and one of Spotify’s key investors, claimed the service will overtake iTunes in two years.


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