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Kacey Musgraves Says Her New Album Golden Hour Is 'Trippy' Kacey Musgraves Says Her New Album Golden Hour Is 'Trippy'

The lovable stoner country queen Kacey Musgraves is readying her follow-up to 2015's Pageant Material and 2016's A Very Kacey Christmas, announcing that her new album—out early next year—is called Golden Hour.

Musician Caroline Polachek Drops Out of Moogfest Because 'Gender Is Not a Genre' [Updated] Musician Caroline Polachek Drops Out of Moogfest Because 'Gender Is Not a Genre' [Updated]

On Wednesday Moogfest, the Durham, North Carolina-based electronic music festival, announced that their 2018 line-up would be led by female, non-binary, and transgender artists.

Welp, Sufjan Stevens Just Released a Song About Tragic Cultural Icon Tonya Harding

Fresh off the release of his two gorgeous original songs for Call Me By Your Name, weepy music man Sufjan Stevens has released a brand new track for the film I, Tonya, and—hmm, wait...I’m receiving word that this song, entitled “Tonya Harding,” is not actually related to the film I, Tonya at all. Their shared release…

The Joint Jay-Z and Beyoncé Album Does Exist—But Lemonade Was "Further Along" So They Ran With That The Joint Jay-Z and Beyoncé Album Does Exist—But Lemonade Was "Further Along" So They Ran With That

The rumor that Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z were recording an album together, dates back a few years—when Billboard asked Detail about it in February 2015, it had already been swirling for months. Detail told the magazine, “When you think of Jay and Bey together, you think ‘album,’” and said he’d work to make it come…

No White Dude Artists Were Nominated for Grammy's 'Album of the Year' No White Dude Artists Were Nominated for Grammy's 'Album of the Year'

You might remember last year when Adele, crying and cradling her Grammy for Album of the Year at the end of the night, tearfully told audiences that Beyoncé actually deserved the award.

Taylor Swift Knows She Can Always Go Home Taylor Swift Knows She Can Always Go Home

When Taylor Swift released 1989, she had a very specific request for her label: none of this is meant for country radio. This was her big pop record, proof that she could make the full transition out of country, and she needed to focus on the pop charts.

Taylor Swift's Reputation Nabs Highest First-Week Sales of the Year Taylor Swift's Reputation Nabs Highest First-Week Sales of the Year

Put on your surprised faces: Taylor Swift’s sixth album, Reputation, sold 1.238 million equivalent album units (1.216 million of those were traditional album sales, as Reputation has yet to hit streaming services) its first week out, according to Billboard. It was previously reported that Rep moved 900,000 copies its…

R.I.P. Della Reese, singer and star of Touched By An Angel  R.I.P. Della Reese, singer and star of Touched By An Angel 

Della Reese, a Detriot native who started out as a gospel singer before transitioning into R&B, jazz, and pop and who ultimately became a household name as a TV actress, has died. Reese’s Touched By An Angel co-star Roma Downey confirmed Reese’s death in a statement, saying, “She was an incredible wife, mother,…

Liz Phair Is Writing a Memoir Liz Phair Is Writing a Memoir

It’s been seven years since Liz Phair released an album (the unfortunate Funstyle, which would get blown to pieces these days for cultural appropriation) and all I’ve ever wanted from her is to return to her early ’90s roots and put out a comeback record.

Prince Vault Recordings Damaged, Estate Reps Allege Prince Vault Recordings Damaged, Estate Reps Allege

One consolation prize for having to live in a world in which Prince’s body lay dead in the ground, it seemed for a time, is that he’d live on through his music like no pop star ever had. That’s because without its notoriously hawkish creator in the way, his famed vault of unreleased recordings seemed poised to be…

Warped Tour Is Ending  Warped Tour Is Ending 

Warped Tour, the traveling festival that has catered to pop-punk and Hot Topic enthusiasts since 1995, is finally ending.

Perhaps You'd Like to Hear an Album About 'Feminist and Queer Critical Rejections of Family Structures'? Perhaps You'd Like to Hear an Album About 'Feminist and Queer Critical Rejections of Family Structures'?

Terre Thaemlitz, also known as DJ Sprinkles, is a legend of house music who came up in the disenfranchised queer scenes of ’80s and ’90s New York City, and has grown to be one of the most vital, vibrant intellectual forces and queer theorists in electronic music.

Mariah Carey Among Nominees for Songwriters Hall of Fame

It seems like no matter how many times Mariah Carey says it, there are people who still believe that she doesn’t write her own songs. Or at least, she believes that there are people who believe this—many of her public discussions about her songwriting and how much that particular craft means to her are often…

Sam Smith's Joyless Thrill Sam Smith's Joyless Thrill

Sam Smith’s sophomore album is so damp with sadness that in the rare event something as traditionally joyful as a thrill is conjured, it’s only in service of retrospective melancholy. “I guess I got lost in the moment / I guess I got lost in the fall / I guess I got lost in your heartbeat / In the thrill of it all,”…

I Would Like to Blog in This Beyoncé Formation Tour Hat, Please I Would Like to Blog in This Beyoncé Formation Tour Hat, Please

A felt hat that Beyoncé wore on the “Formation” tour is being sold at auction. I would like to acquire it, even though I am not worthy.

Country Music Awards to Press: 'Don't Ask About Guns' [Updated] Country Music Awards to Press: 'Don't Ask About Guns' [Updated]

Journalists working the red carpet or press room at this year’s Country Music Awards on November 8 will have to follow a few rules: don’t ask questions about guns, the Las Vegas shooting, or “political affiliations.”

Rihanna Rihport: Rihzus Rapping Edition! MOMMY!

Rihanna is the most important millennial of our time. The Rihanna Rihport is where we chronicle the magnitude of her lived existence.

Musician Lido Pimienta Responds to Criticism After Asking Women of Color to Move to the Front at Festival Musician Lido Pimienta Responds to Criticism After Asking Women of Color to Move to the Front at Festival

While performing at the Halifax Pop Explosion festival on October 19, Lido Pimienta, musician and recent recipient of Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize, reportedly asked people of color to move to the front of the room and white people to move to the back.

It's Not Too Late to Be Björk's Vulva Forehead Album Cover for Halloween It's Not Too Late to Be Björk's Vulva Forehead Album Cover for Halloween

In a tweet, mother Björk hit us with the cover for her forthcoming album Utopia. Designed by the London-based artist Jesse Kanda, whose contemporary surrealism you may recognize via his collaborations with fka twigs and Arca.

Please Don't Sing On My Plane Please Don't Sing On My Plane

I would say I have a high tolerance for annoying airline behavior. I’m not the kind of person who is going to tweet at an airline’s account about customer service. I don’t recline my seat back on the person behind me. Crying babies are fine by me, I was once one too! But one thing I will not tolerate is live music on…

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