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Audioface: Music News, Reviews, & Culture

How come no one talks about the way music shapes culture around us? On Audioface, sometimes-friends and music critics Sean and Dan deliver a no-B.S. look at the week in music news, music culture, politics,...more

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May 20, 2018

#49 - Marian Hill, Music Recommendations #11

On the forty-ninth episode of Audioface: New album: Marian Hill's "Unusual". Disclosure and Phantogram have new singles this week. Details about sexual harassment allegations against a member of Dave Matthews Band. A member of Migos in a car accident. Tidal is in deep trouble. The Unusual Review. Google's new-ish music streaming service launches next week. Is Pop music getting more sad? The best music festivals for flings, and Dan and Sean return with Music Recommendations #11 featuring: Kali Uchis, No Regular Play, 1 Trait Danger (on Soundcloud), SOPHIE, and the Amadeus film. Support independent music commentary at no charge! Subscribe or rate Audioface in your podcast app and follow @audiofacepod on Twitter and Instagram. Thank you for listening with us. ...

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May 14, 2018

#48 - Arctic Monkeys, Beach House

On the forty-eighth episode of Audioface: New albums: Arctic Monkeys' "Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino", and Beach House's "7". Mac Demarco, Homeshake, and part of DIIV got together and made our best new singles list. Grimes and Elon Musk are dating. Spotify is targeting misbehaving artists on its platform. RIP Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchinson. The Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino review. Ticketmaster wants to scan your face. Jay Z's Tidal is being accused of inflating streaming numbers, and speaking of Jigga, he's getting Prince's unreleased songs on Tidal. The 7 review. Post Malone is breaking eardrums and records, J. Cole tries to be a nice guy, and how a country tried to pay Ice Cube to get access to Trump. Support independent music commentary at no charge! Subscribe or rate Audioface in your podcast app and follow @audiofacepod on Twitter and Instagram. Thank you for listening with us. ...

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May 10, 2018

#47 BONUS! The 35 Minute Arctic Monkeys Primer

On a special bonus episode of Audioface, Sean and Dan talk about the Arctic Monkeys' discography. Their newest album, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino comes out this week, and will be reviewed in Audioface 48. Support independent music commentary at no charge! Subscribe or rate Audioface in your podcast app and follow @audiofacepod on Twitter and Instagram. Thank you for listening with us. ...

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May 06, 2018

#47 - Rae Sremmurd, Jon Hopkins

On the forty-seventh episode of Audioface: New albums: Rae Sremmurd's "SR3MM", and Jon Hopkins' "Singularity". New singles from Future and Childish Gambino. Billboard is changing its ranking formula. 6ix9ine lost a $5 million headphone deal and that's the least of his worries. The SR3MM review. Pill-testing is coming to an Australian music festival. The Singularity review. The media is covering Avicii horribly, and Drake gets told the cold hard truth. Support independent music commentary at no charge! Subscribe or rate Audioface in your podcast app and follow @audiofacepod on Twitter and Instagram. Thank you for listening with us. ...

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April 29, 2018

#46 - Janelle Monáe, Post Malone, ZHU

On the forty-sixth episode of Audioface: New albums/EPs: Janelle Monáe's "Dirty Computer", Post Malone's "beerbongs and bentleys", and ZHU's "RINGOS DESERT PT.1" . The Arctic Monkeys aren't releasing any new singles for their upcoming album, and that's the point. RIP Schoolhouse Rock composer Bob Dorough, and an update on the sudden death of Avicii. Kanye West, Meek Mill, and J. Cole in NO CHILL ISLAND VII. The Dirty Computer review. J. Cole has his own festival. Kendrick saw a sales bump. The beerbongs and bentleys review. Drama with Cardi B's manager. Google's "new" music service. Lastly, the RINGOS DESERT PT.1 review. Support independent music commentary at no charge! Subscribe or rate Audioface in your podcast app and follow @audiofacepod on Twitter and Instagram. Thank you for listening with us. ...

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April 23, 2018

#45 - J. Cole, Lord Huron, A Perfect Circle

On the forty-fifth episode of Audioface: New albums: J. Cole's "KOD", Lord Huron's "Vide Noir", and A Perfect Circle's "Eat The Elephant". Sean and Dan are back to break down a big week in music. SOPHIE and a member of the Horrors collab on a track, and Ariana Grande releases her first single since the Manchester terror attack. #Beychella happened. Vince Staples may have ended R. Kelly's career, while Kendrick Lamar may have the best rap career of all time. J. Cole has many opinions, and some rap fans are very angry about them. Guitar Center is going out of business, EDM star Avicii dies at 28, and Prince apparently didn't know he was taking the drug that killed him. Kanye plays Twitter like a fiddle to promote new albums from himself, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, and Kids See Ghost -- a new duo of himself and Kid Cudi. Lord Huron's latest rock alternative LP was released this week, as well as hard rock (?) supergroup A Perfect Circle's first album in more than a decade. Dan revisits his stance on #FreeMeekMill. And one repetitive producer brings another repetitive producer out of retirement. Support independent music commentary at no charge! Subscribe or rate Audioface in your podcast app and follow @audiofacepod on Twitter and Instagram. Thanks for listening with us. ...

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