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M.I.A. "AIM" Out Today On Interscope Records

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1. M.I.A. - Borders 04:11
2. M.I.A. - Go Off 03:04
3. M.I.A. - Bird Song (Blaqstarr Remix) 03:01
4. M.I.A. - Jump In 02:23
5. M.I.A. - Freedun (feat. ZAYN) 04:42
6. M.I.A. - Foreign Friend (feat. Dexta Daps) 04:23
7. M.I.A. - Finally 03:00
8. M.I.A. - A.M.P (All My People) 03:21
9. M.I.A. - Ali r u ok? 03:29
10. M.I.A. - Visa 02:51
11. M.I.A. - Fly Pirate 02:25
12. M.I.A. - Survivor 02:59

AIM Out Today – September 9th

Survivors of war, conflict and genocide live on as IDPs and refugees, dispersed across their homelands and the globe. They embody the violence that has displaced them into the unknown, into uncertainty and into camps and council estates. Survivors crossed countless continents, countries and borders, leaving behind their homes, lives and dead: only to be rendered invisible, silent and forgotten in exile; only to be told that their bodies might have tr! avelled but their stories have not. Their narratives are construed as exchangeable, mutable and nuisance while their bodies are considered collateral damage. Survivors are treated as a surplus people whose very presence destabilizes the status quo, whose voices unsettle the known.

As border-crossers, modern day nomads, governments worldwide have tried to clamp down on their movements by criminalizing them and locking them up into camps and into poverty. The demobilization of survivors led to the creation of new states for the stateless, separate and legally distinct f! rom the territory they sought asylum in. BORDERLANDS. Borderlands are places doomed as hopeless, lifeless and futureless, where joy can never be traced, where dreams cannot be woven, where the everyday is thought to be absent. They are places where new global orders are created, where new encounters occur, where new cultures are formed, where new people are

born: REFUGEES.

British Tamil! artist M.I.A., a survivor of Sri Lanka’s decades-old genocide against Tamils, is one of Borderlands’ many people. Surviving a war that has killed hundreds of thousands of Tamils, she arrived in London in the mid 1980s as part of the first wave of Tamil refugees. Following her displacement, she was raised in a women-led household in South London’s impoverished peripheries. Life in a council estate exposed her to a patchwork of marginalized peoples and cultures, which later came to influence her art practices and created her unique refugee sound.

M.I.A. is driven b! y the idea of rendering the nightmare of becoming a refugee into a dream. Though placed at the margins, M.I.A. learnt to speak against power and its complex technological arms with the humble tools available to her. She mastered the art of creating music out of nothing, of rendering disenfranchisement into a powerful catalyst for resistance. Album after album, from Arular, Kala, Maya to Matangi, she returned with power and raised her refugee voice to create a global sound for those deprived of a voice. She taught others that she is broader than a border.

With her fifth studio album, AIM, M.I.A. returns to her own roots as a Londoner of Tamil refugee heritage. She provides a future template for today’s refugees to narrate their own lives beyond the many deceased and beyond catastrophe. By centering the living, she forces us to look beyond the sensationalist news headlines and question what happens when refugees get out of their tents and become our foreign friends. She encourages us to think about the struggles in our very backyards, spaces that are kept in order by overworked and underpaid shadow workforces made up of refugees who ought to be void of stories.

AIM gives us the tools to finally move from abstraction into a clear vision for a world where the refugee is no more an anomaly, but makes up a powerful majority. It aims to overthrow categories that she, as other refugees, do not fit into anymore and envision a world where the sky isn’t synonymous for death anymore, where the sea is no more the home of nameless cemeteries. AIM is not just any ordinary album; it’s the climax of a musical journey which has taken us through a geography of exile to bring us right back into the backstreets of London, where survivors meet the living.

LANA DEL REY GOES CAMPING WITH MARFA JOURNAL

LANA DEL REY COVERS MARFA JOURNAL, ISSUE 4

The cover was shot at Jean Harlow’s house in Beverley Hills, California and the creative direction was in collaboration between Lana and Alexandra Gordienko.

Lana Del Rey released her new album ‘Honeymoon’ last month, the album was recorded between Los Angeles and New York.

RECAP :: DIGGY SIMMONS PERFORMS AT THE WHITE HOUSE!!

Earlier today Diggy Simmons had the honor of performing  at the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll hosted by the First Family.  

Having been around since 1878, The Easter Egg Roll has been one of the longest-standing American Traditions at the White House

This year’s egg roll theme was #GIMMIEFIVE in occasion to the fifth anniversary of Michelle Obama’s campaign to get kids to eat healthy and exercise.

More than 35,000 people gathered on the South Lawn and took part in different activities including fitness zones, cooking demonstrations and the traditional egg roll.

Queen + Adam Lambert Get Rave Reviews

One of the world’s great vocalists” - Telegraph  ”Lambert has brought dazzling showmanship and style back to the band”- TelegraphLambert is the ideal gift” - Daily StarA Triumph”- Evening StandardAdam Lambert reigns supreme” - The SunLambert gets the Mercury Rising” - Metro   “A star is born”. - The Guardian“This guy leaves pretty much everyone in the dust. Seriously. He’s that good” - Daily Record“Lambert makes a spectacular frontman” - Sunday Mail“Delivering some seriously impressive vocal operatics…adding some male diva melisma to the package” - Scotsman“The start of an even bigger future for the frontman” - Entertainment Wise“Adam Lambert is a revelation, dancing, strutting and grinding his way through a note perfect performance” - Evening Times"Lambert has a vocal range, a stage presence and a sense of the theatrical that is second to none” - Gigwise
PENTATONIX DAZZLES AS THEY JOINED BAZ LUHRMANN AND BARNEY'S NEW YORK FOR THE UNVEILING OF THE 2014 HOLIDAY WINDOWS

PENTATONIX

DAZZLES AS THEY JOINED

BAZ LUHRMANN AND BARNEY’S NEW YORK

FOR THE UNVEILING OF THE 2014 BAZ DAZZLED HOLIDAY WINDOWS!

PENTATONIX ARRANGED AND CREATED THE MUSIC FOR THE PERFORMANCE AS WELL AS THE 4 HOLIDAY WINDOWS! THE SPECIALLY CUSTOM ARRANGED SONGS WILL BE PLAYED IN THE WINDOWS WITH CREDIT GIVEN TO THEM ON THE WINDOWS

JACK WHITE NOMINATED FOR FOUR GRAMMY® AWARDS

JACK WHITE NOMINATED FOR FOUR GRAMMY® AWARDS

LAZARETTO UP FOR BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM, TITLE TRACK FOR BEST ROCK SONG & BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE

WHITE ALSO NOMINATED FOR BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE AS ART DIRECTOR FOR THIRD MAN RECORDS & REVENANT RECORDS' THE RISE & FALL OF PARAMOUNT RECORDS, VOLUME 1 (1917-27)

THIRD MAN RECORDS RECOGNIZED FOR SIX GRAMMY® AWARDS

Jack White has tallied another four nominations to his already staggering GRAMMY® legacy including: Best Alternative Album for Lazaretto, as well as Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance, both for the album’s title track. 

Additionally, Jack has been nominated for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package as art director for the Third Man & Revenant Records-released The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-27)

These nominations bring Jack’s career total to 29—of which he was won nine.

Jack’s Third Man Records label was also recognized in six total categories, including the four aforementioned nominations for Jack himself, as well as Best Album Notes for The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-27) andBest Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package for the vinyl box set release of Neil Young's A Letter Home.

Adam Lambert reveals title of his new album: 'The Original High'
ADAM LAMBERT CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY BY REVEALING THE TITLE OF HIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED THIRD ALBUM‘THE ORIGINAL HIGH’EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY MAX MARTIN AND SHELLBACK

  Adam Lambert celebrated his birthday today by announcing that his third album will be titled 'The Original High’. He revealed the news on social media, where he also shared a brand new picture, writing:   “Thank you for all the birthday love! Thrilled to announce the title of my upcoming album: The Original High. The album is executive produced by Max Martin and Shellback, with 1st single out in April.” Within minutes ’#theoriginalhigh’ was trending worldwide on Twitter.   Earlier this month, Adam confirmed that he had signed with Warner Bros, with Max Martin and Shellback as executive producers on his upcoming release.    The new year got off to an incredible start when Queen + Adam Lambert welcomed in 2015 watched by over 13 million people on BBC One, with the pop superstar appearing as the most searched term on Google for 3 full days after.    Queen + Adam Lambert are now in the middle of a critically-acclaimed UK and European tour, which included two massive shows at London’s O2 Arena and an additionally sold out performance at Wembley Arena.     Adam will release his first single from 'The Original High’ in April.