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MusicFLORENCE + THE MACHINE TO HEADLINE GLASTONBURY
Florence + the Machine will headline Glastonbury’s main stage on Friday, June 17. The announcement comes following Foo Fighters’ withdrawal from the festival due to an injury. “So sorry to hear that the Foo Fighters have had to pull out of Glastonbury, we met Dave Grohl a few years back and he was the nicest guy ever,” says frontwoman Florence Welch. “We are honored to have been asked to step in, and we hope we will be able to give you as good a Friday night as the Foos would have. Sending all our love and well wishes to Dave.”
MusicDIPLO’S MAJOR LAZER MAKES HIGHEST EVER DEBUT AT #12 WITH PEACE IS THE MISSION
Peace Is The Mission, the new album from Major Lazer, is out now on Mad Decent. Lead single “Lean On” featuring and DJ Snake is currently #1 on Spotify global charts, the first ever independent release to reach the chart’s top spot. Additionally, the track is approaching the top 30 at pop radio and certified double platinum in Australia, Denmark, Norway and Sweden; Platinum in the Netherlands and Gold in Finland, Italy and Spain.

MusicTHE ARCS DEBUT “OUTTA MY MIND” ON THEARCS.COM
The Arcs’ “Outta My Mind” debuts at thearcs.com and can now be heard/shared here: http://bit.ly/1GAf1ui. The song is from The Arcs’ upcoming debut album, Yours, Dreamily, which will be released Friday, September 4 on Nonesuch Records and is available for pre-order now on iTunes and at thearcs.com and nonesuch.com. Each pre-order provides a download of both album tracks “Outta My Mind” and “Stay in My Corner.” On July 10, the band will release a 7-inch single featuring “Outta My Mind” b/w an additional non-LP track entitled “My Mind”.
MusicTORY LANEZ RELEASES CRUEL INTENTIONS EP WITH WEDIDIT
Tory Lanez is releasing Cruel Intentions, a collaborative EP with cult LA label WEDIDIT today. Stream the EP, featuring productions from RL Grime, Baauer, Shlohmo and D33J in addition to one track produced by Lanez and Play Picasso, via The FADER here.
MusicFLUME’S “SOME MINDS” DEBUTS, FEATURING ANDREW WYATT
Pitchfork debuts acclaimed Australian artist/producer Flume’s new original track, “Some Minds” featuring Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow, today. Stream and watch the official music video here. The video, directed by Clemens Habicht (Tame Impala, Bloc Party, The Presets) and choreographed by Australian Ballet member Callum Linnane, is the first ever music video filmed inside the iconic Sydney Opera House. “Some Minds” is out tomorrow on all digital services via Mom + Pop Music.
MusicCHRIS STAPLETON’S “15 YEARS OF TRAVELLER” PREMIERES
Chris Stapleton’s “15 Years Of Traveller” video premiered today and can now be viewed/shared here. The piece chronicles the stories and experiences behind his highly acclaimed break-through album, Traveller, which recently debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. “It’s 15 years of effort,” Stapleton comments, “And this is what I came up with."
MusicRYN WEAVER’S DEBUT ALBUM THE FOOL OUT NOW
The Fool, the debut album from singer, songwriter and producer Ryn Weaver, is out now on Mad Love/Interscope Records. To celebrate the release, Weaver will debut her single “Promises” with a performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on June 19.
MusicAIR’S LOCALORE: FINDING AMERICA NOW ACCEPTING INDIE-CREATOR APPLICATIONS
AIR—an international network of independent entrepreneurial radio and television media makers—is accepting applicants from independent creative media makers for the public media initiative Localore: Finding America. Guidelines and application information may be found at www.finding-america.org.
MusicMETRIC UNVEILS NEW SINGLE, “THE SHADE”
Revealing the first official new music following their internationally celebrated and award-winning last album Synthetica (2012), Metric returns today with “The Shade”—available via iTunes HERE, on YouTube HERE and on Spotify HERE. More details on the band’s sixth album will be forthcoming including a pre-order starting on June 2. Metric is confirmed as Imagine Dragons’ very special guests on a run of North American dates starting next month.
MusicBENZEL SHARE “WAITING……” FEATURING BEN ABRAHAM
BenZel is sharing a new track, “Waiting……” featuring Australian singer/songwriter Ben Abraham. Stream the track via BenZel’s Soundcloud here.
MusicPASSION PIT TOURING THE U.S. THIS FALL
Passion Pit is set to tour the U.S. this fall, playing select dates including Los Angeles’ The Wiltern, the House of Blues in Dallas and New Orleans’ Joy Theater. Fan presale tickets will be available via http://www.kindredthealbum.com/live_dates beginning Wednesday, June 22 at 12:00 p.m. local time with general on sale Friday, June 26 at 12:00 p.m. local time.
Musicbjörk’s vulnicura out now on vinyl and cd
a note from björk: i am proud to announce finally the release of combined digital/cd and vinyl of vulnicura . it took us a while to gather all together into point after leak but here you are : i would like to thank all my team for their insane hard work and be up for some topsy turvy improv . 
MusicEMMYLOU HARRIS AND RODNEY CROWELL’S THE TRAVELING KIND OUT NOW ON NONESUCH
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell’s second duet album—The Traveling Kind, produced by Joe Henry—is out now on Nonesuch Records. In celebration of the release, Harris and Crowell were featured in a live on-air performance on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country, hosted by Elvis Costello. The duo is currently wrapping up a series of performances in the US before beginning their The Traveling Kind tour this fall, including dates in Alexandria, VA; New York; Toronto; and Boulder.
MusicSTURGILL SIMPSON CONFIRMS FALL TOUR
Sturgill Simpson will embark on a nationwide U.S. tour this fall, including newly announced shows at Philadelphia’s Tower Theatre, New York’s Beacon Theatre and DC’s Lincoln Theatre. Additional dates will be announced shortly. The fall tour follows Simpson’s extensive summer tour, which includes upcoming appearances at Firefly Music Festival, Big Barrel Country Music Festival, FarmBorough Festival, Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic, Forecastle, Newport Folk Festival and Lollapalooza among many others.
MusicSUFJAN STEVENS’ CARRIE & LOWELL DEBUTS IN TOP 10, HIGHEST TO DATE
Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell debuts at in the Top 10 this week on the Soundscan chart, selling 50,538 albums in its first week out and marking Stevens’ highest chart debut to date. Further, the album reached #1 on the Billboard Internet, Independent, Folk, Vinyl and Alternative Core charts, #2 on the Billboard Current Alternative chart and #5 on the Billboard Digital chart.
MusicTORO Y MOI TO TOUR NATIONWIDE THIS FALL
Continuing to celebrate the release of new album What For?, Toro y Moi will tour nationwide this fall. After a string of sold-out dates this spring and appearances this summer at Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Outside Lands, FYF Fest and more, the band will be back on the road playing two nights in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg; Portland, OR; Athens, GA; Denver, CO and many more. Presale begins June 3 at http://toroymoi.com/shows/ with general on sale Friday, June 5.
MusicJD MCPHERSON’S “HEAD OVER HEELS” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES VIA AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION
JD McPherson’s new music video for “Head Over Heels” recently premiered via the Americana Music Association—View/Share here: http://bit.ly/1B5zSd7. Produced by Delo Creative, the video presents the latest single from McPherson’s current, critically acclaimed album Let The Good Times Roll. Of the video, McPherson comments, “We set up our equipment in a roller rink in South Oklahoma City, invited a bunch of folks who skate there regularly, and tried to channel The Sonics. It was a fun shoot.”
TechKATY GRANNAN: THE NINETY NINE AND THE NINE AT SHERRICK & PAUL
Sherrick & Paul Gallery is pleased to present the Ninety Nine and the Nine, portraits by acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Katy Grannan. The exhibition opens March 5 and runs through April 25 marking the first major showing of her work in the south at large. The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular gallery hours.