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Shut in sounds: Gary Numan signing and playing guitar from his den

So many artists are now playing music online from home. For many, it shows a different, more vulnerable side to them.

This is definitely the case in this set with the great Gary Numan. From his den, he plays guitar and sings, something he says he rarely does.

In the intro and the patter between songs, he ...

Support a new documentary about vaporwave music

In 2009, musician Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) released a track called “Nobody Here” followed by the album “Chuck Person's Eccojams Vol.1” less than a year later. Now, that track is considered the first vaporwave song, and "Eccojams" the first vaporwave album, with one of the original 100 cassettes going for $2,000 on Discogs. ...

Curt Smith from Tears for Fears plays “Mad World” with his daughter Diva

There are few songs that can lay me out quicker than Tears for Fears' 1982 hit, "Mad World." Like many, I will forever associate it with the cult classic film, Donnie Darko, and Michael Andrews and Gary Jules' achingly sad cover for that soundtrack.

In this video, recorded at home, Tears for Fears' Curt Smith performs ...

Harry Potter Theme played on drinking glasses [VIDEO]

This music video is delightful. Wait for the surprise ending.

“The Harry Potter Theme but it's Played on Drinking Glasses,” by Fin Draper Music on Instagram. March 7, 2020.

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down’s wonderful new Zoom music video

The wonderful weird alt.folk noise pop band Thao & The Get Down Stay Down released a new music video today shot entirely using Zoom videoconferencing. It's a radically creative clip for an equally rad tune, "Phenom."

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's new album Temple is out next month. Read ...

Shut-in sounds: 33 of the best industrial albums

Here's another musical round-up to keep you occupied while holed up in your pandemic command bunker. The Pitchfork title of this piece is "The 33 Best Industrial Albums of All Time," but ***** don't play that horse race. Your mileage may vary. My mileage varies. What would you add to this list?

27 Chris and Cosey Heartbeat 1981 “Industrial ...

Soul legend Bill Withers, singer of “Lean on Me” and “Lovely Day,” RIP

The great soul singer-songwriter Bill Withers has died of heart complications. The three-time Grammy winner was 81. Withers is best known for his hits “Lean on Me,” "Lovely Day," “Ain’t No Sunshine,” and “Just the Two of Us" but he has penned and sung dozens of masterpieces. In 1985, after a miserable album recording and ...