Noah Kahan at The Rooftop at Pier 17 NYC. October 20, 2022

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Noah Kahan has reinvented autumn - it’s a Vermont state of mind and no one is mad about it. Welcome to Stick Season.

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Courtesy of Drew Perez, Instagram: @d.r.e.w.b.y

Image courtesy of Drew Perez, Instagram: @d.r.e.w.b.y

On August 8th and 9th, Glass Animals took over Brooklyn Mirage and Popdust had the chance to catch it for you.

So, we all know “Heat Waves” right? Released in June of 2020, Glass Animals released the song-of-the-summer that we had no idea would never end. Flash forward to 2022, the chart topping track has not only stayed relevant but has been remixed by artists like Diplo, Sonny Fodera, and Iann Dior.

However, the Glass Animals tour is far more than one song and their two night-run at Brooklyn Mirage for Dreamland.irl proves just that. Now, you all know, if it's at Mirage - I’m there. Unlike other nights, this English indie rock band invaded the venue from the moment you step through the door.

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Live at Lorem: Remi Wolf on Frank Ocean, 70’s Funk, Going on Tour, and Gen Z's Favorite Spotify Playlist

We spoke to Remi Wolf at Spotify’s Lorem & Friends event in Los Angeles. TL;DR: Remi really is the coolest in the game and if you’re not listening to Lorem, you should be.

Remi Wolf and Norah Jones at Spotify's Lorem & Friends event in LA

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If you know, you know.

There’s nothing like the feeling of being in the know, in the club. Especially when there’s no barrier to entry but good taste. And as Gen Z carves out their identity, both individually and as a generation, they’re creating digital communities by the minute.

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Music Features

"The Life of Pablo" Was the Beginning of the End of Kanye West

The Life of Pablo was a turning point for Kanye West in music, fashion, and life

Kanye West

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Kanye's music has always reflected his inner thoughts.

When Kanye released his seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo, on February 14th in 2016, we should have known things were about to take a turn for the worse.

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Japanese Breakfast

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Japanese Breakfast's third album, Jubilee, breaks open with a bang.

The first song, "Paprika," is one of the artist's biggest, brightest songs. It rolls in with a giant crescendo about 30 seconds in, and from there it rides on a buoyant, trumpet-laden beat that marks a stark contrast to the more meditative qualities of the artist's earlier works.

The song, and the album that follows, were created to be a celebration of ecstasy, happiness, and the brighter sides of life. (Ahead of its release, the artist literally tweeted, "This is an album about joy.")

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Addison Rae and the Worst Songs by Social Media Stars

Addison Rae's embarrassing new single "Obsessed" proves she should stick to lip syncing

Addison Rae in "Obsessed" Video

The inevitable has happened: Addison Rae, TikTok's highest earner, has released her first single. Equally inevitable: it's really, really bad.

Rae, who is also working on a gender-swapped remake of 90s classic She's All That which no one wants or asked for, released "Obsessed" alongside a video showing off her signature, cringeworthy TikTok dance moves. The song is a generic pop effort, with a lot of autotune in action in an attempt to disguise that the semi-melodic whispering Rae is doing is not in fact singing (a method that has carried the career of Selena Gomez).

Addison Rae - Obsessed (Official Music Video)

The lyrics Rae is "singing" leave much to be desired. The chorus of "I'm obsessed with me-e-e as much as you" makes me almost wish for the soaring, though empty, teen-pop of "Drivers License." At least Olivia Rodrigo can sing. This song's general cadence is reminiscent of the early-2000s viral video "Hot Problems," but at least that was rightly mocked in its day — and hilarious. Rae's "Obsessed" doesn't even offer any humor, just second-hand embarrassment.

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