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This synth is not a bomb

This synth is not a bomb

Hopes&Fears talks with touring electronic musicians about flying with gear, where they’ve had the biggest issues, and what you need to do to catch your flight.

Into the future with YACHT's Claire Evans and Jona Bechtolt
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Into the future with YACHT's Claire Evans and Jona Bechtolt

YACHT is not just a band. They're an idea and a belief system long concerned with philosophical inquiry. Hopes&Fears spoke with Claire Evans about the latest chapter in YACHT’s journey of discovery.

CAN's Damo Suzuki on busking across Europe in the late 60s
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CAN's Damo Suzuki on busking across Europe in the late 60s

The former krautrock frontman and improvisation advocate talks about his life before CAN, when he was a spiritual traveler and homeless drifter, remembering what it truly meant to be free.

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Philly band Nothing wants to leave label backed by drug price-gouger Martin Shkreli

Philly band Nothing wants to leave label backed by drug price-gouger Martin Shkreli

Hopes&Fears talked to Nothing's lead singer, Dominic Palermo about the band's predicament and his plans going forward.

"It's not enough": A roundtable discussion on music venue accessibility
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"It's not enough": A roundtable discussion on music venue accessibility

Hopes & Fears assembled four advocates for music venue accessibility to discuss the complex issues people with disabilities face in the realm of live music, and what we can do to create change.

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Hip-hop historian Dan Charnas hopes "gangsta rap doesn't come back"

Hip-hop historian Dan Charnas hopes "gangsta rap doesn't come back"

We spoke to the author of 'The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-hop' about moguls, the culture of the 90s and how now it's "the activists who are doing the work, not the rappers."

  • Quote of the day

Michel'le, Dr. Dre's former girlfriend, speaks on his abuse

Michel'le, Dr. Dre's former girlfriend, speaks on his abuse

R&B singer Michel'le and others reignite allegations against the rapper in light of his new film.

"Don't start a record label." An interview with Stones Throw's Peanut Butter Wolf
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"Don't start a record label." An interview with Stones Throw's Peanut Butter Wolf

The producer and Stones Throw label head gives us the lowdown on his favorite summer jams and his advice for aspiring record moguls.

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Listen to Deerhunter's "Snakeskin" off upcoming album 'Fading Frontier'

Listen to Deerhunter's "Snakeskin" off upcoming album 'Fading Frontier'

Deerhunter have announced the follow-up to 2013's Monomania, Fading Frontier, which will be out October 14th on 4AD.

  • Music video of the day

Willow Smith gives a shout out to "indigo kids" in her latest video

Willow Smith gives a shout out to "indigo kids" in her latest video

The 14-year-old artist just released a new video for "Wit A Indigo" featuring production credits from Crystal Mec, Tru, and Tyler Cole, who together are known as DIASPORA.

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This radio station is playing Drake 24/7

This radio station is playing Drake 24/7

The local radio station 92.7 FM has been playing only Drake songs for the past 24 hours.

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J.J. Fad, the girl group cut out of the 'Straight Outta Compton' story

J.J. Fad, the girl group cut out of the 'Straight Outta Compton' story

The group's frontwoman discusses the new NWA biopic.

  • Music video of the day

This music video is a screencaptured break-up you can watch on your phone

This music video is a screencaptured break-up you can watch on your phone

Awkwaaard.

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FKA Twigs' M3LL155X is a surreal exploration of the artist's "personal feminine energy"

FKA Twigs' M3LL155X is a surreal exploration of the artist's "personal feminine energy"

FKA Twigs has released a new EP featuring 5 tracks, 4 of which are beautifully depicted in a self-directed 16-minute long video piece entitled M3LL155X, or "Mellissa."

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Kurt Cobain solo album to be released in November

Kurt Cobain solo album to be released in November

Universal Music is putting out an album of previously unreleased music from Kurt Cobain.

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Up the irons, Iron Maiden just released "Speed of Light," their first new single in 5 years

Up the irons, Iron Maiden just released "Speed of Light," their first new single in 5 years

We've gotta hand to them, it shreds and is totally worth missing out on several hours of sleep.

  • Video of the day

Watch Kendrick Lamar interview N.W.A.

Watch Kendrick Lamar interview N.W.A.

In advance of the premiere of 'Straight Outta Compton', Lamar interviewed the group for Billboard.

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Hey-diddly-ho neighborinos, Okilly Dokilly is the world's first Ned Flanders-themed metal band

Hey-diddly-ho neighborinos, Okilly Dokilly is the world's first Ned Flanders-themed metal band

Stupid sexy Flanders.

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Watch Billy Corgan (dressed as a nun) and Marilyn Manson sing 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun'

Watch Billy Corgan (dressed as a nun) and Marilyn Manson sing 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun'

Well, actually, "Nuns Just Wanna Have Fun."

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Mail-order giant Columbia House files for bankruptcy

Mail-order giant Columbia House files for bankruptcy

Nostalgia junkies will remember Columbia House fondly for its CD club, which sold a stack of CDs for a penny.