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    Ads are coming to SoundCloud. The free music-streaming platform's effort to monetize its content — which has been anticipated since the start of summer — arrived in a sort of beta version Thursday.

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    Watch Tori Amos Wail on Radiohead's 'Creep'

    Search YouTube for Radiohead's 1992 classic "Creep" and you're liable to find about a million cover versions of the track. (We've previously ranked our favorite versions of the track, ranging from Kelly Clarkson to Korn.) But, as Consequence of Sound points out, you won't find one from Thom Yorke and Co. any more recent than a half-decade ago. So, since Radiohead refuses to play the song in concert any longer, these remakes are sort of all we have to help supplement our appetite for that particular recipe of alt-angst — each one both redundant and so fucking special in its own way.Now Tori Amos, no stranger to alt-angst herself, has thrown her hat into the ring, giving the track an impassioned go at a Wednesday night concert in New York City while on tour supporting her Unrepentant Geraldines album.

  • No Cameras Allowed MTV Sneaking In to Festivals Trailer Video

    Guy Fakes Way Into Every Major Festival, Makes Awesome Movie About It

    How does someone sneak into every major festival, join Mumford & Sons on tour as their personal photographer, and get his documentary aired on MTV? From the looks of the trailer for Marcus Haney's No Cameras Allowed ... the guy just went for it.After screening at The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles last month, Haney's film is now getting a premiere on MTV August 29 at 10 p.m. PT/ET. Viewers will witness his journey, which primarily revolves around sneaking into more than 50 music festivals and events here and abroad, as Consequence of Sound reports, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Ultra, Glastonbury, and, yup, the Grammys.In all, Haney hitchhiked America, created fake wristbands, jumped fences, and sneaked past security to gain access to music's biggest parties.

  • Captain Murphy Flying Lotus Cosplay Adult Swim Stream

    Flying Lotus Gets Kinky on Captain Murphy's 'Cosplay' Single

    The Captain's back. So we learned yesterday with the reveal of the cartoon rapper's origin-story video, and today Murphy's return is officially restated with the first new work we've heard from Flying Lotus' alter-ego since he teamed up with MF Doom, Earl Sweatshirt, and Thundercat a year ago. Like that track, "Between Villains," this too is for Adult Swim's singles series but the villain's taking big swings on his own this time. Heard below, "Cosplay," opens with a sensual sample telling the legend of Murphy's superhuman prowess as the god of "raw creativity," before building into a swaggering two-minute ode to his geeky sex queen: "Cosplay like she nerdy / Cosplay like she dirty / Cunning she's so worthy / Prefer it when she hurt me," Captain Murphy raps in a dark chant, kinky and compelling.

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    Harry Potter Wants to Be Iggy Pop Now

    It's been a while since the Harry Potter film saga ended, so excuse any misinterpretations, but the young wizard was a bit of a punk, no? His style was a little off-kilter but influential and he was always telling his teachers to go suck an egg, pranking his mates, getting wastoids off butterbeer, and forever rocking a badass face tat. And actor Daniel Radcliffe managed to make that part his own, so how about a turn as the original punk, Iggy Pop, next?Sure, there's no Stooges movie currently in production, but the 25-year-old Radcliffe told KCRW DJ Eric J. Lawrence he could envision himself playing the part someday. The 25-year-old English star was joining the LA radio station for its "Guest DJ Project," and picked a punk-heavy five-song playlist to share that included Lou Reed, the Sex Pistols, the Libertines, Pixies, and Perfume Genius.

  • Skrillex OWSLA Label Third Birthday Free Compilation Download Stream

    Skrillex Wants You to Have All of This Free OWSLA Music

    Skrillex's consistently on-point OWSLA label just let loose a massive cache of free stuff. In honor of the imprint's third birthday on September 13, the EDM heavy-hitter is partnering with BitTorrent to deliver a 20-track compilation of the crew's most notable releases of past and present. The set, streaming below, includes work by Zedd, Seven Lions, Jack Beats, What So Not (Flume and Emoh), Dillon Francis, Alex Metric, Hundred Waters, and of course the label-head himself Skrillex.

  • AC/DC Manager Crispin Dye Murder Reward

    $100K Reward Offered in 20-Year-Old AC/DC Murder Mystery

    Police in Sydney are taking new measures to solve the 20-year-old case of the death of former AC/DC manager and singer-songwriter Crispin Dye.In December 1993, a 41-year-old Dye was mugged and assaulted on the street after a night out celebrating the release of his debut record. The attack left him with major head injuries, which he later succumbed to. His attackers were never brought to justice. Now, without explanation, the New South Wales government has offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to solving the crime 21 years later."By all accounts, Crispin Dye was a fun-loving, friendly, and decent man, who was robbed of his life far too soon," Detective Superintendent Mick Willing said in a statement, Rolling Stone reports. "There are people out there who know those responsible for Mr. Dye's death and we're hoping this reward may prompt them to get in touch with police.

  • PARTYNEXTDOOR Drake Recognize Video OVO

    See Kendall and Kylie 'Recognize' Drake and PARTYNEXTDOOR's Music for Some Reason

    In PARTYNEXTDOOR's single "Recognize," the Canadian singer teams with his OVO label boss Drake to tell their baes, basically, in less PG terms, "I got my girl friends, you got your guy friends, and that's cool, but I recognize that you're the one for me." But in the track's new video, it's not just ladies that these fellas have — they've a pretty sweet clubhouse too. From the looks of it, the OVO digs are pretty sweet, stocked with arcade games, pool tables, and a basketball court in the back. Meanwhile Kylie and Kendall Jenner cruise the streets of Los Angeles, listening to the song in their car because, you know, it's a good song and they like this kind of music. Or something like that. There's a boat too where PARTYNEXTDOOR chills out with some models and maybe stripper.

  • Captain Murphy Flying Lotus Cartoon Rap Villain Adult Swim Origin Video

    Flying Lotus and Adult Swim Reveal Captain Murphy's Origin Story

    Flying Lotus is on his game right now. With anticipation for his October album, You're Dead!, building via word of features by Kendrick Lamar, Herbie Hancock, and Snoop Dogg — not to mention the insane Shintaro Kago-illustrated trailer that dropped yesterday — the Los Angeles electronica guru pulls our attention again today, this time to his animated rapper alter ego Captain Murphy.With help from his friends and collaborators at Adult Swim, we get an origin story committed to melting your mind. It opens in the wasteland of Val Verde, Los Angeles (the Valley town where the man born Steven Ellison grew up), with a young FlyLo obsessively doodling images of Captain Murphy."I don't know where he came from, he just sort of popped in my brain one day and I just couldn't stop drawing pictures of him," he says.

  • The New Pornographers New Song Dancehall Domine Video

    Watch New Pornographers' Tear Through 'Dancehall Domine' at Secret Show

    The New Pornographers kickstarted our summer with word of a new album and a stream of the title track, "Brill Bruisers." Soon after, they followed up with an action-filled video for the first single, "War on the East Coast." And now the Canadian superband's delivered "Dancehall Domine" via a secret (and Neko Case-less) show in Vancouver shot for CBC Music. Experience that song and its raucous chorus above.Before the set, leader A.C. Newman chatted about the new record, as Pitchfork reports, telling the interviewer, "I think the voices melded together much more seamlessly than ever before. I think this record is closest to what I always wanted us to be, where it doesn't really matter who's singing ... I never wanted us to be a band where we were taking turns singing ... I always wanted it to sound like a band.

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