Feist Announces First Album in Six Years
Rumours of Leslie Feist’s new album have become official as it has been announced that the Canadian songwriter will be releasing her fifth solo LP, titled Pleasure, on April 28th. The album will be her first since 2011’s Metals. So far, no new music has been released, but an 11-song track list is available to check out. Feist will be performing in Toronto’s Field Trip Music Festival on June 3-4.
Trump Takes to Twitter to do Battle with Snoop over “Lavender” Music Video
Much has been made of Snoop Dogg’s music video for his new song “Lavender”, in which the rapper pulls a gun on a clown-version of the president. Earlier this week, we had Republicans Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, decry the video as an invitation for an actual assassination of the president and calling for Snoop to apologize. Now Trump himself has taken to Twitter to voice his displeasure with the video, posting a ridiculous hypothetical:
“Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!”
Kristen Stewart is Working with Chvrches to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood
Actress Kristen Stewart has announced that she is working on a musical project of some kind with Scottish synth rockers Chvrches. The project remains vague in what exactly it will entail, but the goal is to raise money for Planned Parenthood, a cause Stewart and Chvrches lead singer Lauren Mayberry have been very vocal in supporting, especially amidst Trump’s attempts to cut funding to the organization. St. Vincent, John Legend, and Zach Galifinakis are all also related to the project in some manner.
Depeche Mode Denounce alt-right Leader Richard Spencer as a “Cunt”
Last month, leader of the alt-right and generally terrible human being, Richard Spencer announced that Depeche Mode are the official band of the movement to which lead singer Dave Gahan responded by telling him to “fuck off”. AVClub has the full story.
Now Gahan has taken this message a step further as he sat down for a recent interview with Billboard to discuss the band’s new album, Spirits. When prompted with the Richard Spencer issue, Gahan did not hold anything back: “What’s dangerous about someone like Richard Spencer is, first of all, he’s a c–t — and he’s a very educated c–t, and that’s the scariest kind of all.”
Richard Spencer will now have to deal with the fact that his favourite band thinks very little of him.