The upcoming album will be their first new album in four years
2017 seems to be the comeback year the indie rock bands of the early 2010's. On May 7th MGMT announced, after a four year hiatus, that they will be releasing an upcoming album titled Little Dark Age. The band released a teaser video on their Instagram page, writing:
"We want you to be excited. Here's a "making of" teaser video by @avidmacnutt to wet your whistles with audio visual scraps from the germination of the forthcoming album LITTLE DARK AGE"
The music and video are more experimental than earlier MGMT. The music in the teaser - all of which is instrumental - alternates from dancey electronic music to soft and distorted guitar chords. The video alternates between various images - through a filter which makes them appear as though shot on film - including fire works, children playing, cats, and people walking on the beach.
MGMT will be going on tour this year (the dates of which are available on their website), and they have shared that they will be playing new music at these shows.
Aside from MGMT, both Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes (both of whom haven't released new music in several years) have upcoming 2017 albums, and Vampire Weekend has announced that they are currently working on new music.
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Breaking down the bias of comfort films.
With the constant onslaught of complicated news that 2020 has brought, sometimes you just want to be able to shut off your brain, relax, and feel happy.
Enter comfort films. These are the feel-good movies that feel like a warm hug when you finish them, the ones that allow you to escape for a short while. We often turn to these types of films in times of trouble or extreme stress, and when we're not sure what films of this nature we should watch, we turn to the Internet for options.
25 years ago, pop stars and rappers were were expected to stay in their respective lanes. But Mariah Carey proved that hip-hop and pop were a match made in heaven—changing popular music as we know it.
Hip-Hop is pop—not in sound, but rather in terms of influence and authority.
Certainly pure pop—pasteurized and whipped into its ultimate peak in the early 2010s—is still breathing, though despite its name, the genre's reign as the chieftain of popular music has ended.
Drake and Bad Bunny are as much of pop stars in 2020 as Carly Rae Jepsen and Kesha were in 2012. Spotify reports that, at this very moment, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" is the most-streamed song in the United States. Immediately following that is trap-pop cut "Mood," a TikTok-famous summer bop by 24kGoldn and Iann Dior, two of many rising zoomer rappers who have embraced Hip-Hop's guidance in most melodic forms, like trap-pop, emo rap, alternative hip-hop, and pop-rap. And if that's not enough to give Hip-Hop a throne, Nielsen Music has confirmed that eight of the top 10 artists of 2020 so far are, of course, rappers.