NewsLana Del Rey Releases New Album: ListenChemtrails Over the Country Club has contributions from Weyes Blood, Jack Antonoff, and moreBy Matthew StraussMarch 19, 2021FacebookTwitterPhoto by Lana Del ReyFacebookTwitterNearly a year after revealing its title, Lana Del Rey has released her new studio album Chemtrails Over the Country Club. The record, which follows 2019’s Norman Fucking Rockwell! and last year’s Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass, includes the previously shared songs “Let Me Love You Like a Woman” and “Chemtrails Over the Country Club,” as well as the teased “Tulsa Jesus Freak.” The record closes with a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “For Free,” featuring Zella Day and Weyes Blood. Listen to Chemtrails Over the Country Club below. (Pitchfork earns a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site.)Frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff co-produced most of Chemtrails with Lana Del Rey. One of the tracks, “Yosemite,” was made with Rick Nowels. Another song, “Breaking Up Slowly,” features vocals from Nikki Lane, with whom Del Rey has performed live. Ahead of Chemtrails’ release, Lana Del Rey played “Let Me Love You Like a Woman” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.Check out Pitchfork’s “The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s,” featuring Norman Fucking Rockwell! at No. 19.All products featured on Pitchfork are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over the Country ClubBuy Now at Rough Trade$36 at Amazon
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NewsChucky73 and Eladio Carrion Share Video for New Song “Nube”: WatchThe Dominican-born, Bronx-based rapper and Puerto Rican MC join forcesBy Madison BloomMarch 19, 2021FacebookTwitterChucky73, Eladio Carrion (Still from “Nube” video).FacebookTwitterDominican-born, Bronx-based rapper, Chucky73 has teamed up with Puerto Rican MC Eladio Carrion for a new song. “Nube” is the first collaboration between Chucky73 and Carrion, and the track arrives with a colorful music video directed by Narx Filmz. Check it out below.Last year, Chucky73 dropped two projects: the Sie7etr3 EP with Fetti031, and his debut solo project De Chamaquito Siempre Cabezu. Both were released on Chucky73’s Caroline imprint Sie7etr3.Read “Meet Chucky73 and Sie7etr3, The Bronx Crew Bringing Latin Trap Home” over on the Pitch.
NewsMills College, Hub for Electronic and Experimental Music Study, Is ClosingIts Center for Contemporary Music was a professional and creative home to Pauline Oliveros, Robert Ashley, Holly Herndon, and moreBy Allison HusseyMarch 18, 2021FacebookTwitterFacebookTwitterMills College, a small private women’s university in Oakland, California, announced this week that it will end its degree programs. The school’s unique Center for Contemporary Music was a hub for artists and composers to experiment and develop their skills, a Bay Area support center for musicians that included titans like Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnick, Anthony Braxton, and more. The institution cited “the economic burdens of the COVID-19 pandemic, changes in higher education, and Mills’ declining enrollment and budget deficits” as its reasoning. It will stop admitting students after the fall 2021 term and will likely confer its final degrees in 2023, according to Mills’ official statement.Mills College established its revered Center for Contemporary Music in 1966—John Cage had floated a similar idea decades earlier during his time with Mills in the 1930s and 1940s, but there wasn’t a budget to make it happen. The Center for Contemporary Music was born out of the San Francisco Tape Music Center, which had been established independently by Mills associates Morton Subotnick and Ramon Sender five years earlier before finding a permanent home at Mills. It was also home to Don Buchla’s original Buchla 100 modular synthesizer, which the San Francisco Tape Center had commissioned from the inventor in its early days. Pauline Oliveros, who had worked with Sender and Subotnick as a peer in establishing the San Francisco Tape Music Center, served as the director of the new institution for its first year. She later returned to the college as a professor of composition for the last two decades of her life. Mills was also a professional and creative home to composer Robert Ashley, whose work changed the shape of opera in the 20th century. Other notable music faculty at Mills included Anthony Braxton, Dave Brubeck, Luciano Berio, Terry Riley, John Bischoff, and Roscoe Mitchell. The music program’s participants and graduates include Laurie Anderson, Steve Reich, the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh, Holly Herndon, Chuck Johnson, and Joanna Newsom (who had studied at Mills as an undergrad), among many others.
NewsJ Balvin Shares Video for New Song “Tu Veneno:” WatchThe second single from a forthcoming albumBy Allison HusseyMarch 18, 2021FacebookTwitterJ Balvin (Photo by @DIEGOLAREZ)FacebookTwitterJ Balvin has shared a new song called “Tu Veneno,” the second single from an as yet unannounced new album from the reggaetón star. Check out the video for the track below.Earlier this year, J Balvin released a new single titled “Ma’ G,” debuting it at the Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim boxing match in Miami. He’s also appeared on new tracks with Mr Eazi (“Lento”) and Eladio Carrión (“TATA”) in recent months.Following the success of his collaborative album OASIS with Bad Bunny in 2010, J Balvin issued his solo album Colores last March. Colores won Best Urban Music Album at the Latin Grammys last year, where J Balvin was nominated for 13 awards in all.