Streaming service TIDAL officially launched

After busy teasing in the course of the past hours JAY Z‘s new streaming service TIDAL is officially launched. According to the press release it’s the first ever streaming service owned by the artists. On a big press conference earlier this evening plenty of artists like ARCADE FIRE, COLDPLAY‘s Chris Martin, JACK WHITE, KANYE WEST, DAFT PUNK, MADONNA and many others announced what the press statement claims to be ‘a commitment to a new direction for the music industry from both a creative and business perspective.’

The service itself offers lossless CD-quality audio and video. Currently around 25 Million songs and 75.000 music videos are available to watch. According to TIDAL there will be no free or an ad-supported plan. You can get your monthly subscriptions for $19.95 when it comes to high quality streaming. The standard quality cost $9.95. Time will tell if the new service will provide real competition to Spotify and Co. and will be the form of ‘revolution’ it claims to be. Find out more about it on the homepage and see a star-packed trailer right here.

Future Islands record new music at Abbey Road Studios

Ever since the release and success of last year’s longplayer Singles it feels as if American synthpop trio FUTURE ISLANDS rides on a constant triumphant wave. Now the band once again expanded its ongoing world tour in the form of new US dates (including a final one at the end of September with GRACE JONES at the Hollywood Bowl). You can find the full list of dates right here. And maybe we’re getting also new music by then? As the band now posted via Instagram they attended the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. No words yet on what to expect from that visit but we’ll keep you updated.

Very exciting happenings on the horizon with @future_islands at @abbeyroadstudios

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 Interpol unveil Panda Bear rework of ‘All The Rage Back Home’

Interpol - 2014 American post-punk heroes INTERPOL have unleashed an interesting new remix for one of their tracks. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE mastermind PANDA BEAR got his hands on All The Rage Back Home, the lead single off last year’s El Pintor record and delivered a wild and furious piece of psychedelic power pop. Definitely an interesting take which you can stream right here in its entire crazyness. Don’t forget to check out our recent interview with PANDA BEAR as well.  



Memory Tapes presents new song ‘House On Fire’

Memory Tapes 2015 Dayve Hawk aka MEMORY TAPES shared the song part of his forthcoming double single. House on Fire follows the previously released track Fallout. Both songs will be released as a single tomorrow, following the 2013 record Grace/Confusion. Stream the new piece right here.



Diplo and Robert Plant collaborate together

Almighty producer DIPLO has already worked with plenty of musicians from MADONNA to . Now a new collaboration is about to happen and its a spectacular one, that much is for sure. As the freshly posted photo on Instagram implies legendary LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant is currently in the studio with DIPLO, working on a collaboration. We don’t know yet what exactly this means but we are definitely excited for it.

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SBTRKT shares more previously unreleased tracks

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British producer Aaron Jerome and his alter ego SBTRKT are in the mood for cleaning out their closet, it seems. Last week the masked musician already unveiled the previously unreleased track FLAREtWO. Now he continues with more new material that wasn’t featured on last year’s album Wonder Where We Land. You can stream the two new pieces – nO less and Roulette – below. No words yet from SBTRKT if we can expect a new release soon but we’ll keep you updated on this.

Nils Frahm releases new LP ‘Solo’ for free Download

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As some of you might remember acclaimed composer NILS FRAHM recently declared March 29 to be international Piano Day. It’s a day to worship this wonderful instrument that means so much, not just to him. And to celebrate the birth of that new holiday FRAHM  surprise released a new album called Solo, featuring eight new tracks by the gifted musician, including the previously released Walls which you can enjoy once again below. Just head over to to download it for free.

And if you buy the record you can also help piano builder builder David Klavins to build his latest model, the Klavins M450. The new NILS FRAHM record was recorded with a first prototype. Besides that you can still donate here and buy the Solo album here as well. Happy Piano Day, everybody!