Stream The Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir (Disc 1)

The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song MemoirThe Magnetic Fields’ new album 50 Song Memoir is an almost absurdly ambitious endeavor. Band mastermind Stephin Merritt is 50 years old, and the new album includes one song for every year that the man has been alive. The album spans five discs, and it covers just about every phase in Merritt’s life. He’s … More »

Snapchat Parent Is Now Worth More Than CBS, Viacom, Dish — and Analysts Say It’s Ridiculously Overvalued

Shares of Snap continued to climb in the Snapchat parent’s third day of public trading, opening up 4% Monday after an already huge run-up following its IPO on March 2. Investor gusto for the company isn’t vanishing at this point — despite the fact that no Wall Street analyst has issued a “buy” rating on the… Read more »

Neil Young – “Peace Trail” Video

Neil Young - Peace Trail videoLate last year, Neil Young released Peace Trail, the spare and thoughtful album that he recorded at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La studio. And today, he’s shared his video for the album’s lost, nostalgic title track. For the video, artists Darcy Prendergast and Mike Greaney have animated a series of paint-on-glass landscapes, both … More »

Bent Denim – “Miss You, Kid”

Bent Denim - Diamond JubileeWith 2015’s Romances You, the New Orleans duo Bent Denim perfected a woozy, weary, uniquely modern strand of indie-pop — sort of an electro-organic twee with a Southern sensibility. The music was gentle, understated, and pretty, with lyrics that weren’t afraid to get ugly in their depiction of unhealthy obsession with an object of … More »

CNN Pivots Strategy on CNNgo to Add Free Original Programming (EXCLUSIVE)

CNN three years ago launched CNNgo as a digital-streaming extension to its core TV service — available only to pay-TV subscribers. Now the Turner-owned news cabler is shfiting gears to expand CNNgo’s reach to “cord-nevers” with longer-form original productions that are free to anyone, whether or not they have a cable or satellite TV subscription…. Read more »