It's Friday!!! Which means I have officially made it through my first week as the new music editor of New Times
What tickles you, what moves you, what important, fascinating, or mundane internet curiosities make it across your device screens day in and day out? In short, I want us to be part of your daily digest of useful tidbits — to be shared with friends via group chats or, even better, the old-fashioned way — over drinks after a long week.
In that spirit, I bring you the "Week in Music" each Friday afternoon, a roundup of music-related miscellany compiled throughout the week for you to pore over as your brains commence their slow meltdowns into weekend mode. So, in case you missed
Wheel of Musical Impressions with Ariana Grande
Our homegrown mini-diva has had her share of semi-controversies (see: doughnut-licking) over the past few weeks, so it's a nice change of pace when we see her doing what she does best — belting out pop bangers — and making us proud on national TV. Her "musical impressions" of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Celine Dion on Tuesday night on The Tonight Show were hilariously spot-on. (via)
Ghostface Killah and DOOM Share New DOOMSTARKS Track "Lively Hood"
On Monday, Ghostface Killah and DOOM dropped a new track, "Lively Hood," as part of the Adult Swim Singles program. The duo will perform together next month at Miami's III Points music festival. Listen, above, and don't forget to snag the free download. (via)
Losing Our Edge: 2005, The Year The Mainstream Hijacked Indie Rock
Writer Lizzy Goodman offers an in-depth feature on the moment in music history when
The "Why You Always Lying?" Vine Has an Even Longer Video to Obsess Over
The viral Vine that exploded two weeks ago and has since been quoted by Wiz Khalifa and casually dropped into DJ sets now has a full-length video. You're welcome. (via)
Download Migos Back to the Bando Mixtape
Plus, new mixtapes from Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan, fresh for yer weekend turn-up. Check them out, and scoop the free downloads. (via)
Morrissey Says His Next Two Shows Will Be His Last in the U.K.
Life isn't fair. How do we know this? The singer released a sad statement this week in which he explains why these upcoming U.K. tour dates will be his last:
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There is absolutely no way that we can generate any interest from record labels in the United Kingdom, therefore the imminent two nights at Hammersmith are likely to be our final ever UK shows. We are obsessively grateful for all interest and loyalty from our audience... throughout 28 years... but without new releases, there is no point in any additional touring.
Here's hoping he still makes it across the pond. (via)
Now go forward into your weekends, readers, and let this meme set to Fetty Wap's "679" be all of you.