Song Created By 50,000 Without Use Of Language

Man, I love music.

Especially music that is created by thousands of people at once because it just feels very human, even in this instance where zero language is used. Watch below as Bobby McFerrin starts off the song.

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AFI – ‘Halloween’

I felt that this Misfits cover by AFI was appropriate for today. Enjoy it, and tonight if you’re dressing up have a blast!

Savages Deploy ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ Inspired Music Video

The punk band, Savages, has released the music video for the song ‘Marshal Dear’ and the music video is heavily inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s classic Slaughterhouse-Five (also one of my favorite books). It’s a bleak music video, but it’s still grimly beautiful in a way. The song itself is very dark as well, but paired with this music video I was put in a well of despair; don’t worry it didn’t last too long!

Please enjoy the music video and read more about the music video at SPIN Magazine.


Check out the artist behind the animation (Gergely Wootsch) right here!

October 30th: Music News

Here is your daily supplement of music news!

Alternative Press: A Lot Like Birds – No Place (Album Review)

Alternative Press: Justin Yost, formerly of Everyone Dies In Utah, releases solo song

Buzzfeed: Nothing.

Highlight Magazine: Skytown Riot Stream New Song

Kerrang!: Who’s heard the new track by one of the most unlikely musical pairings of the year?

Music Connection: “You want the music to not be musical wallpaper. You have an obligation to move things forward.”

NME: Arcade Fire dub themselves the ‘black sheep’ of the music industry

NME: 20 songs you really should hear this week, featuring Warpaint, Loom, Kurt Vile, Sky Ferreira and Mogwai

NME: Should big gig venues introduce free wi-fi?

My Answer: Yes, but it likely will cause fans to be on their devices more than enjoying the show.

Rolling Stone: Lou Reed record sales and airplay have spiked since his death

Rolling Stone: Chris Brown has checked in to rehab, just days after his latest run-in with the law

Though his actions have been deplorable, I hope he gets help.

SPIN Magazine: Hear Grizzly Bear’s ‘Shields’ B-side “Listen and Wait” simmer like an A-side

SPIN Magazine: See Best Coast host a skater-punk party in “I Don’t Know How” video

Here’s a picture of Miley Cyrus wearing a wig. She looks much better with long hair. Some women can pull off the short hair look, but alas Miley cannot. Crap, I posted about Miley Cyrus again.

As always, if you have any pertinent music news, or want us to post more about a certain artist/band/genre/magazine, let us know in the comments section!

Here’s some Phoenix to make your day better.

Infographic: Grammy Winners For Album Of The Year By Genre

Below is a nifty infographic that I made using this website. I believe it is worth a look-see at the different genres that have won Album of the Year; granted the Grammy Awards normally neglect ‘good’ music (which is a very subjective term when describing anything) for more mainstream music, but there are several ‘good’ albums that have won Album of the year before. Click here to see the list of winners in it’s entirety.

This is a 'stacked' bar graph illustrating the Grammy winners of Album of the Year by their genres. The 1950s only has one winner because 1959 was the first year of the Grammy Awards; the 2010s only have four winners because it is only 2013.

This is a ‘stacked’ bar graph illustrating the Grammy winners of Album of the Year by their genres. The 1950s only has one winner because 1959 was the first year of the Grammy Awards; the 2010s only have four winners because it is only 2013. (Source for data)

I never would have guessed that Comedy of all genres would win an Album of the Year award, let alone two of them! I had a hard time deciding whether to conjoin Hip-hop/Rap, but I decided again it because each genre has separate qualities to it. It is also interesting to note the shift of music from the 1960s to now, as well as the  growing variety of genres for each decade of winners. If you have any questions about this infographic please let me know!

Note: Rap, Folk, and Rock have nearly the same identifying color in the above infographic, but Rap has won a total of 0 Album of the Year Award. I just placed Rap in this graph to show the breadth of music genres (and the above aren’t even all of them).

Note 2: In the 2010s, I selected the Taylor Swift album Fearless as being ‘Pop’ instead of ‘Country’; it could be argued that the album deserves one genre over the other, I apologize for not making that clearer in the original post.

October 29th: Music News

Here is your daily pile of steaming music news!

Alternative Press: Rumored My Chemical Romance 2014 release is a “Greatest Hits” compilation, says Gerard Way

Alternative Press: Sleeping With Sirens debut “Congratulations” video featuring Matty Mullins

Buzzfeed: Nothing… Guess Beyoncé, Britney Spears, or Miley Cyrus didn’t do anything “interesting” today.

Highlight Magazine: The Mast Announces New Album

Kerrang!: Have you heard Green Day frontman Billie Joe’s new musical project yet? Listen here

Music Connection: Expert advice: Recording Tips For The Indie Artist

NME: We had some ear-splitting responses when we asked you about the loudest gigs you’ve seen. The best suggestions here.

NME: Lady Gaga’s ‘X Factor’ performance receives 260 complaints

NME: Jonas Brothers announce split

Rolling Stone: Stevie Wonder is gearing up to perform all of ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ live for the first time.

Rolling Stone: Thirty Seconds to Mars talk fame and LA with Kanye West and Lindsay Lohan in a new short film

SPIN Magazine: Dear world, please stop confusing Lou Bega with Lou Reed. It hurts our souls

Oh my word. This hurts my soul as well.

SPIN Magazine: With Halloween on the horizon, we gathered first-hand stories about monsters of rock: music’s scariest frontmen

As always, if you have any pertinent music news, or want us to post more about a certain artist/band/genre/magazine, let us know in the comments section!

Here’s some My Chemical Romance, since they have announced a ‘Greatest Hits’ album due out in January:

The Ohio State Marching Band Is Amazing

Here is Ohio State’s marching band. They’re amazing.

What makes them amazing, is not necessarily the music (it’s not bad though!), but rather their formations while performing! Last year they did a video game tribute, the first home game of this year they did a Disney themed tribute, last week they did a Michael Jackson tribute, and this week they did a ‘blockbuster’ tribute with many famous movies involved! The band even takes a shot at arch-rival Michigan. It’s really enjoyable, even if you’re not a fan of Ohio State, or football in general.

Enjoy: