Daily Round-Up For September 28, 2013
Hello music lovers! Welcome to the Daily Round-Up, redOrbitâ€™s one and only collection of all of the latest and greatest music news of the day! Letâ€™s jump into the headlines.
Alternative band The National somehow landed a guest spot on Foxâ€™s comedy The Mindy Project. While you eagerly await the episodeâ€™s premiere, you can check out a behind-the-scenes feature of the band in action. The link is back at Stereogum.
Spotifyâ€™s main competition, the music streaming app Rdio, announced some upgrades in their service this week. Rdioâ€™s music player now recommends albums, playlists, and radio stations based on a userâ€™s listening history. This will surely be a shot in the arm to Rdio and its users, and looks like it could be the start of a big push for the music company. The full story is back at The Verge.
The Killers are quietly at work prepping new music, including some new tracks included on a new Greatest Hits release. This week they released the music video for a new track of theirs entitled Shot At The Night. You can take a listen back at Stereogum.
Kanye West finally finished up releasing all four parts of his already-landmark interview with BBC Radio 1â€™s Zane Lowe. If you havenâ€™t caught any of this manâ€™s excited words over the past week, you should tune in for the last installment. At the very least youâ€™ll be quite entertained. The video is at 2dopeboyz.
That interview also inspired what may be some of the most interesting and entertaining news of the week. As the story goes, funnyman Jimmy Kimmel aired a spoof of Kanyeâ€™s interview wherein children played the roles of West and Lowe. It seemed innocuous enough, but Kanye got mad. Really mad. And the rest is history. You can see the latest chapter in the feud back at 2dopeboyz
The release for Tim Heckerâ€™s new LP Virgins is coming soon, but in the meantime the ambient producer has dropped a music video to tide us over. You can find the video for Black Refraction back at Stereogum.
And if you havenâ€™t seen Zach Galifianakis interview Justin Beiber for his program Between Two Ferns, you need to fix that. Topics discussed include Beiberâ€™s various haircuts, Beiberâ€™s resemblance to a child, and Beiberâ€™s recent behavior in the public spotlight. Start your weekend off right and check out the video back at The Line of Best Fit.
And that is all the news we have for today folks! Hope you have a great day! You can check out my other articles here. Have questions, comments, suggestions, or love?Â Or do you have an opinion on any of the music featured in todayâ€™s Round-Up? Iâ€™m dying to hear from you!Â As always, you can contact me through my email, or through Twitter @RobinCopple1. If you would like, I can include your message in a future edition of the Round-Up!
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