Radiohead’s New Album Drops May 8th, Here Is Their New Video For ‘Daydreaming’

Radiohead has been operating from a place of mystery leading up the release of their ninth studio album.
However, all mysteries must reveal themselves eventually, and Radiohead are no different. First, we finally heard a song (and saw the video) for the single “Burn The Witch.” Now, another song from the album has been unveiled, and perhaps most importantly, we have a release date for the album.

The rumors had been circulating that Radiohead’s follow up to 2011’s The King of Limbs would be coming out in June. It turns out that was not ambitious enough, as the album is being released digitally on Sunday, May 8, presumably as a gift to all the mothers of the United States. Physical copies of the still-untitled LP will drop on June 17.

We know when the album is coming out thanks to the release of the video for “Daydreaming” on Radiohead’s official YouTube channel. The video is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, known for films such as Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, and Inherent Vice. Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood often provides music for Anderson’s films, so it is only natural for him to return the favor by directing the clip.

Unlike the “Burn the Witch” video, which was a weird, trippy, animated clip, we actually get to see Thom Yorke in the video for “Daydreaming.” However, similar to “Burn the Witch,” this song is super good. Get excited for the new Radiohead album, people, and get ready for it to drop on May 8.

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WATCH: This Is Your Brain On Music

Doesn’t matter whether you love metal, classical, pop, or, erm, cat music, everyone’s brain responds to music in much the same way. Scans have shown that the regions in the brain most involved in processing music are associated with movement, attention, motor planning, and yep, the auditory cortex, and while that probably doesn’t sound so surprising to you, scientists don’t really know what to make of it.

Turns out, our brains respond to music entirely differently from other auditory stimuli. And that’s kinda weird, especially when you consider that at the peak emotional content of a particular song, your brain is likely to release dopamine- a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centres.

That puts music in the same pleasure-prompting category as food, sex, and drugs. What other sounds can achieve that?

As the video from Life Noggin below explains, music not only causes our bodies to release a chemical that makes us feel awesome and want more, it also makes us see the world differently.

Research has shown that depending on whether you’ve just been listening to happy or sad music, you’re likely to project some of those emotions onto someone else. One experiment found that when presented with a ‘neutral’ face, participants who had been listening to sad music perceived it as sadder than it was, and participants would had been listening to happy tunes interpreted it as being happier.

Not only can music mess with our emotions and ability to read others, it can also have some pretty fascinating effects on people with damaged brains.

Back in 2013, scientists studied patients who were experiencing a behavioural syndrome called unilateral neglect, which is a common side effect of a stroke that can cause you to be unaware of sensory stimuli on the side of the body opposite the brain lesion.

A team from the National Cheng Kung University of Taiwan exposed patients to either silence, white noise, or classical music, and found that classical music had the most positive effects when it came to restoring their attention to visual stimuli. Even white noise turned out to be more therapeutic for the patients than no music.

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After Prince Died, Everyone Went Crazy And Bought 3.5 Million Of His Albums And Songs

Where can you find Prince now?

He is not on Spotify. He is not on Apple Music. He’s not on YouTube or Vevo; he never posted his official videos on either platform. He released his last album exclusively on Tidal. And no one wants to subscribe to Tidal. Even Beyoncé knows that.

So fans hungering for the sweet, mostly-NSFW sounds of Prince’s phenomenal catalog had to get it the old-fashioned way: By buying the albums.

The Very Best of Prince, a greatest hits collection released in 2001, is sitting at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, with 179,000 copies downloaded, streamed and/or purchased on CD. In the number two spot: 1984’s Purple Rain. Making this already-impressive feat even more noteworthy is the fact that the Billboard 200, dated May 7, closed only hours after the news of Prince’s death became public. Since his death, Prince has sold almost 3.5 million albums and songs.

Way back when — in 1999 — after fulfilling his misery-inducing contract with Warner Brothers, Prince became one of the first artists to embrace online distribution models for his music, releasing his new work through his personal internet subscription service, NPGOnlineLtd.com, a site he later closed down. He launched a number of other sites, including LotusFlow3R.com in 2009, but shut them all down as well. In a 2013 Billboard story, Prince told a reporter that he employs “a team of female black lawyers who keep an eye on such transgressions,” seeking out and taking down Prince videos or performance footage posted online.

As he told the Daily Mirror at the time, “The internet’s completely over. I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it.” In July 2015, Prince pulled his music from all streaming services, save for Tidal, with no public explanation. His move coincided with the launch of Apple Music’s streaming service.

Though Prince is an exceptional case, access-wise, posthumous album sales spikes are fairly common among well-loved musicians. Some research indicates that a musician’s record sales can jump by more than 50 percent following their death. Whitney Houston hit a sales record after she died in February 2012, becoming the first woman to get three albums in the top 10 of the U.S. Billboard 200 charts simultaneously. In the week of Michael Jackson’s death in 2009, all three of the best-selling albums in the U.S. were his: Number Ones, The Essential Michael Jackson, and Thriller. The week after Kurt Cobain died in 1994, Nirvana album sales increased by over 150 percent. Notorious B.I.G. was killed in 1997, just before Life After Death was set to be released; the album went on to sell 689,000 copies in its first week.

Prince: 1958-2016

Legendary musician Prince died today at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota, according to a report first broken by TMZ. He was 57. The death has since been confirmed by Prince’s agent.

The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist had been battling health issues of late; last Friday, his jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Illinois and he was rushed to a hospital, though he appeared to have been recovering well.

Prince’s impact on popular music is incalculable. He became well-known for infusing his music with sexuality, at one point changing his name to the “Love Symbol,” and for melding elements of funk, dance, R&B and rock music to create masterful pop songs. His 1980s albums 1999 and Purple Rain are widely considered masterpieces.

We’ll have more for you as this story develops. Meanwhile, check out some live footage from a 1982 Prince concert at the top of this post—the man was renowned for his electrifying performances.

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David Bowie Is on Track to Earn His First No. 1 Album Ever in the U.S.

David Bowie’s Blackstar is on track to earn him his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, according to Billboard. Released on his 69th birthday (Jan. 8) and only a few days before his death, Bowie’s final release has since hit the No. 1 spot on both iTunes and Amazon. It’s estimated the album will sell about 130,000 units in the week ending Jan. 14, which would dethrone Adele‘s 25 from the top spot, according to industry forecasters. These numbers would secure a debut in the No. 1 spot on Billboard 200 and result in a long-overdue No. 1 album. Throughout his career, seven of Bowie’s albums charted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200.

Here’s the Full List of Winners for Last Night’s 2015 American Music Awards

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Luke Bryan
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
One Direction [WINNER]
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
Fetty Wap
Sam Hunt [WINNER]
Tove Lo
Walk The Moon
The Weeknd
​Maroon 5
Arianna Grande
Meghan Trainor
Sam Smith
Ed Sheeran

SONG OF THE YEAR
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space” [WINNER]
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Rihanna & Kanye West feat. Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk!”
Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber – “Where Are Ü Now” [WINNER]
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Nick Jonas
Ed Sheeran [WINNER]
Sam Smith

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Ariana Grande [WINNER]
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
Maroon 5
One Direction [WINNER]
Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Ed Sheeran – X
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
Taylor Swift – 1989 [WINNER]

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan [WINNER]
Sam Hunt

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood [WINNER]

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY  
Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line [WINNER]
Little Big Town

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt
Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes [WINNER]
Sam Hunt – Montevallo

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake
Fetty Wap
Nicki Minaj [WINNER]

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint [WINNER]

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
The Weeknd [WINNER]

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna [WINNER]

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown – X
D’Angelo and The Vanguard  – Black Messiah
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness [WINNER]

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Fall Out Boy [WINNER]
Hozier
Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift [WINNER]
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
Enrique Iglesias [WINNER]
Ricky Martin
Romeo Santos

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Casting Crowns [WINNER]
Hillsong United
MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Calvin Harris [WINNER]
David Guetta
Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK
Fifty Shades of Grey
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Pitch Perfect 2 [WINNER]

Research Shows Brain Waves Sync to the Music We’re Listening To

Many of us naturally tap our feet when we want to keep in time with a tricky piece of music. However, researchers at New York University have discovered that this physical technique is but one example of our how our bodies naturally interpret tunes. Deep inside our skulls we have two types of low-frequency brain waves, delta and theta, that automatically synchronise with the music we’re listening to. These cortical brain rhythms help us to process the piece — they perform a similar function in conversation, breaking down syllables, words and phrases so that we can understand what someone’s trying to tell us.

Researchers identified the musical synchronisation using magnetoencephalography, which measures tiny magnetic fields inside the brain. In a group that included both musicians and non-musicians, they noticed that the former were better at synchronising with unusually slow pieces of music. The difference, the team says, can be attributed to how these individuals are able to process tracks as both melodies and individual notes. They’re also better equipped than non-musicians to identify pitch distortions, which are then replicated and synced through these cortical brain rhythms. Researchers believe that our brains can, therefore, be taught to make better use of these innate and involuntary audio-detection systems. Maybe those classical piano lessons weren’t such a bad idea after all?

Kevin Gates Gives His Version Of Why He Kicked His Lakeland Female Fan On ‘The Truth’

Kevin Gates barks back at the recent blowback associated with the Florida fan assault incident on his newly released track “The Truth.” Even with a battery charge pending, Gates doesn’t shy away from putting his version of the events out there, contending that the young lady in question grabbed his d*ck after he had already warned her multiple times. “You should have respect for yourself, You a queen and you wasn’t respecting yourself,” he says in the song. Three sides to every story folks. Listen to Luca Brasi tell his below.

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A Petition Has Been Started To Ban Kevin Gates From Performing In Florida After He Kicked A Fan at Lakeland Club

When Florida considers you disgusting enough to ban you, you’re definitely doing something very wrong. That’s the predicament Kevin Gates finds himself in after recent video emerged of him kicking a fan at a show. Couple that incident with his song lyrics and comments about incest and you get a Change.org petition started to ban the rapper from performing in the state again.

Calling him a “disturbed rapper,” the petition claims the “Kno One” MC is “ruining the hip-hop culture and it’s strongly believed that his presence in the music industry will incite more violence.” By banning him from performing in the state, their hope is to show the world that Gates’ words and actions won’t be tolerated. The petition is seeking 2,500 signatures and has more than 1,700 at the moment with the plan being to submit their request to Florida Gov. Rick Scott and President Barack Obama. The comments section of the petition seems to be fed up with Gates, although I’m not 100 percent sure how many of them listen to his music.

“Kevin Gates is a lowlife despicable creature that needs to be in jail. His actions were horrid and he should be reprimanded immediately.”

“He has no music talent and is basically pointless. Teaches violence against women and incest.”

“It’s disgusting that someone could do that!! That is someone that likes your music and is a fan!!”

Whether you agree or not, we’re reaching a point of redefining what is and isn’t acceptable from rappers. Starting with Rick Ross’ rape lyrics to the lengthy discussion surrounding Dr. Dre’s abusive past, rap’s treatment of women seems to be undergoing a shift to change how women are treated within the music and culture.

I’m not a fan of Gates music, and a lot of his off-the-mic antics definitely make it hard to tolerate him. For a while there, he was on a straight path to being Plies with the incest talk and animal sex sh*t. Those were a little easier to overlook because he wasn’t harming anyone — at least not publicly, who knows what he did with the damn dog and a groupie in private. But seeing him kick a female fan for what looks like no reason leaves him on an island by himself to explain his actions because I can’t back buddy.

This Florida Guitar God Was Arrested For Shredding The National Anthem Too Hard

Only in Florida could someone get arrested for shredding the national anthem with such feeling. Local guitar god Lane Pittman pulled out his guitar on Independence Day to play the “Star Spangled Banner” for an assembled crowd. He tried to play in the street, but officers warned him an arrest was imminent. Lane moved his one-man show to the sidewalk.

Lane then put on a magnificent show, only to be detained by the same angry officers. He simply played his guitar too loud and needed to be taught a lesson. Lane — who has enough time on his hands to be a youth pastor and coach, as well as a guitar god — would like to clear the air:

I do not promote deliberately defying authority. I endorse good character and fun times within the system. I did not have a drop of alcohol in my system and was just trying to be as patriotic as I can, legally, on the day of our independence. So, before rumors spread, this is to clarify ANYTHING being said among the public. I have youth that I teach small groups at in church. I have youth that I coach. I would never, for a second, want them to think that intentionally rebelling against authority is something that I am for. Nor do I want the parents of those youth to think that. I am very thankful for the support of THE greatest family, friends, and fans in the entire world. I love all of ya’ll more than you can ever know. AMERICA!!

Lane requested that his charges be dropped, but police aren’t budging yet. It’s amazing how they zeroed in on this guy when, surely, there are so many other things worth busting in Florida.

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