The Exploding Hearts

  • James Taylor debuts song about Red Sox-Yankees at Fenway

    James Taylor inherited his love for the Boston Red Sox from his father and grandmother, and his newest song follows his fandom through three generations from the sale of Babe Ruth to the team's cathartic 2004 World Series title. The Boston troubadour was back at Fenway Park on Sunday night to debut…

    The Associated Press
  • What to see on closing day of New Orleans' Jazz Fest

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wraps up its last of seven days of music, food and culture on Sunday. The festival, a celebration of Louisiana's heritage, features music stages dotted around the city's fairgrounds and booths selling food.

    Associated Press
  • Britain's Blur claim sixth number one album with 'The Magic Whip'

    British band Blur hit the top of the UK album chart on Sunday with "The Magic Whip", the group's first number one album in 12 years, the Official Charts Company said. Nearly 24 years since their debut album, Blur saw off Taylor Swift's "1989" and James Bay's "Chaos and the Calm", which placed…

    Reuters
  • Artist Spotlight With Music Producer and Performer, MartyParty

    Veteran producer Martin Folb, more famously known as MartyParty, has been traversing sonic landscapes on an endless quest to create what he calls "purple music." Hailing from South Africa, but finding a home in Miami, Florida, MartyParty has lived multiple lives, all of them working together in…

    Huffington Post
  • De La Soul raises over $600,000 on Kickstarter for first new album in a decade

    Last month, hip-hop masterminds De La Soul announced they were funding their first studio LP in 11 years on Kickstarter.

    The Verge
  • 'Transitory' Orphan, New Girl's 'Slow Southern Style' and More TV Tunes

    We may not have that new religion that’ll bring you to your knees, but we do have an all new TVLine Mixtape! What follows is an array of songs recently featured on your favorite shows, including artist and album information in case you want to add them to your personal collection. Spoilers…

    TVLine.com
  • Minnesota Music!

    Minnesota has a long and storied history of music making. From the Hutchinson Family Singers during the Civil War to the Andrews Sisters in World War II to Bob Dylan, Prince, funk, punk, and beyond, the creation and enjoyment of music is central to our cultural life. Currently on display in the…

    Huffington Post
  • Zac Brown Band Take Chances at Jekyll + Hyde Tour Opener

    Zac Brown and his band of nimble-fingered shredders never shy away from taking risks and don't back down from broadening an already exceedingly eclectic sonic palette. And Friday night in Nashville, where — following a warm-up show Wednesday night in Tupelo, Mississippi — the band officially opened…

    Rolling Stone
  • Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John rock the New Orleans Jazz Fest

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With thousands of people packing the infield at the Fair Grounds Race Track, hundreds more ignored "No Chair Zone" and "Standing Room Only" signs, setting up chairs 15 and 20 deep on the dirt track to hear Jerry Lee Lewis and Elton John on Saturday at the New Orleans Jazz and…

    Associated Press
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    Bedingungslos

    Music video by Kate, Ben performing Bedingungslos. (C) 2007 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (GERMANY) GmbH

    VEVO
  • Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea's Song 'Pretty Girls' Leaked

    Pretty girls make pretty music -- and sometimes, that music gets stolen. Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears' collab "Pretty Girls" was leaked early Saturday morning. The song, which will be featured on Britney's upcoming ninth studio album, has already made it to the airwaves on a few radio stations.…

    ETonline
  • Kanye West Just Changed The Title Of His Next Album

    So help us God, Kanye West has changed the title of his upcoming album.The rapper took to Twitter on Sunday to announce the new name of his follow-up to 2013's "Yeezus." The previously titled "So Help Me God" has now been renamed "SWISH." But don't get too comfortable with the new name.

    Huffington Post
  • Roger Waters Slams Silicon Valley's 'Rogues and Thieves'

    Roger Waters is the latest artist to slam streaming music as the Pink Floyd great accused Silicon Valley execs of being "rogues and thieves" for the way they have reshaped the music industry. In a new interview, Waters talks about how difficult it is for an artist to thrive in an age where...

    Rolling Stone
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hear Elle King Flawlessly Cover Tom Petty's 'American Girl' for 'Hot Pursuit'

    Elle King is putting her sultry spin on an American classic. The 25-year-old rocker covers Tom Petty's "American Girl" (as only she can) on the Hot Pursuit soundtrack, and ET has your first listen before the song hits iTunes on Monday. Listen below. WATCH: Elle King's Secrets to Success: Going…

    ETonline
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    Monkey on Your Back

    Music video by Aldo Nova performing Monkey on Your Back. (C) 1983 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

    VEVO
  • A New Kurt Cobain Album Is Reportedly On The Way

    Smells like new music!According to "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" director Brett Morgen, an album of unreleased Kurt Cobain songs is coming soon. In an interview with Bedford + Bowery, Morgen said the new album should be out this summer, and it won't be what you expect: will feel like you’re kind…

    Huffington Post
  • ​Alabama Shakes: Fearless and free

    Growing up, Brittany Howard knew no limits - and now fronts the band at the top of the Billboard charts

    CBS News
  • Why Spotify should ditch its free music option

    Commentary: It's time that Spotify re-examines its streaming strategy. And the first thing it needs to do is drop the free music tier.

    CNET
  • The 5 best songs of April 2015

    Carly Rae Jepsen is as sugar-sweet as pop stars come. It has almost the same rhythm and tone as Britney Spears' 1999 "Sometimes," which is to say it's lyrically pretty weak but sonically sticky.

    Vox.com