Morning Music Notes – A Ruff Week for a Forgotten Rapper

The Weeknd is slowly releasing some tracks from his upcoming album, Kiss Land. He also had time to partake in an excellent remix with Kavinsky.

The Weeknd - Kiss Land
The latest track is called Love in the Sky, which I’m assuming is about astronauts or flight stewardesses or maybe even Superman. The track has a bit of a rock feel to it, with strings punctuating parts of it, with Abel Tesfaye laying his silky smooth vocals on top of it all. Kiss Land is out at the end of August.

Morning Music Notes

The Decemberists don’t have anything new to announce, but their singer Colin Meloy does. He is doing his first solo tour in 5 years, and as a bonus at the merch table, he’ll be selling an EP full of cover songs. No Canadian dates are scheduled. (via Consequence of Sound)

Are you going to Osheaga or sitting at home with your cat and not attending Lollapalooza this weekend? Well, good news – you can catch Nine Inch Nails and others from the comfort of your underwear. Check out the webcast schedule.

Facebook might get a bit crappier as they are now introducing video ads directly into your newsfeed. I just want to see baby pictures and pictures of my friends’ food though! (via All Things D)

In this week’s rap edition “Where are you now?”, DMX is filing for bankruptcy. This is just a few days after he was arrested for drinking and driving. What a fine week for the outstanding citizen (via Hollywood Reporter)

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