Daily Round-Up For January 28, 2014
Hello beautiful people! Welcome, one and all, to redOrbit’s Daily Round-Up. Here you can find an extensive recap of all the best music news of the day. We are coming off a long lay-off, but the Round-Up is back and better than ever. Let’s get started!
The biggest news of the past day concerned the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, which aired Sunday evening. The night was marked by inventive and entertaining collaborations between music’s biggest stars (such as Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons, Robin Thicke with Chicago, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Madonna), and (depending on who you are) some pretty surprising award results.
Highlights of the night included Trent Reznor getting cut off and then getting angry about it, Macklemore performing while 34 couples got married and then texting Kendrick Lamar to apologize for winning Best Rap Album, Kendrick Lamar losing his mind with Imagine Dragons, and Lorde performing her Song of the Year, Royals.
Daft Punk were also a quiet but powerful presence at the Grammys, not uttering a word but managing to take home five awards in the evening. The night also saw much-deserved first wins by Zedd and Cedric Gervais. Those stories can be found at NPR Music and Dancing Astronaut.
Video of all the performances and acceptances should be all over the Internet, but if you would like a complete list of all the award winners, you can find it at Consequence of Sound.
Elsewhere in the world, alternative act Swans announced an upcoming album that will feature St. Vincent and other well-known names. The album, entitled To Be Kind, was financed by Kickstarter donations last year, and the team at Swans are kicking around ideas for packaging that include releasing it as a double CD, a deluxe double with a DVD, on a USB thumb drive, or, most intriguingly, as a triple vinyl. Look for it when it debuts on May 13th. Story is at Consequence of Sound.
The National stopped by CBS This Morning late last week. On top of an interview, they also played Don’t Swallow The Cap and I Need My Girl. You can find all the video back at The Line of Best Fit.
Finally, SoundCloud just finished up a round of fundraising, and has officially confirmed a $700 million evaluation of their business. This monumental news can be found in more detailed and technical terms at Dancing Astronaut.
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