David Duchovny, best known for his starring roles in "The X-Files" and "Californication," has announced he's got a debut album on the way, the latest in a long line of actors to take the leap into music. Duchovny is something of a Renaissance man already, having published his debut novel, "Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale," last month. With time between the end of his run on "Californication" and the upcoming series "Atlantis" (plus a recently announced "X-Files" revival), he's now turned his attention to music, with the album "Hell or Highwater" due out May 12 from ThinkSay Records and a lead single now out on iTunes. Johansson released her debut album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," in 2008, offering up a collection of Tom Waits covers plus one original song.
The season's music festivals, starting with Coachella, are clearly influencing spring and summer ready-to-wear. After emerging a few years ago, the festival-inspired fashion trend is reaching a new level this season. Sheer fabrics, lace, embroidery, maxi dresses, short shorts, denim, animal prints, floral patterns, fringes and leather: these are some of the defining characteristics of the current festival-inspired fashion trend. The Swedish retail giant led the charge this year with H&M Loves Coachella, its first official collection co-branded with the celebrity-studded Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
NEW YORK (AP) — Since Apple shook up the music world with iTunes a little more than a decade ago, online music has exploded and become the central way many people enjoy and discover music. Internet services such as Pandora and Spotify have millions of users. Now, several high-profile musicians are behind what's being billed as the first artist-owned music-streaming service.
Our guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Run the Jewels, Built to Spill, and Passion Pit, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of Toro Y Moi, The Mountain Goats, Drenge, SBTRKT, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic
Music playback on PlayStation consoles gets a boost today with the arrival of PlayStation Music featuring Spotify, which replaces Sony's Music Unlimited service. The app is launching in 41 markets worldwide, allowing most of Spotify's 60 million users — three-fourths of whom use the ad-supported free version of the service — to stream music while they play games on their PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4. You can use PlayStation Music completely for free: It doesn't require a PlayStation Plus membership, and you can use it with a free Spotify account or Spotify Premium, which costs $9.99 per month. Representatives for Sony and Spotify told Polygon during a demo of the PS4 app last week that the two companies worked together closely on PlayStation Music, and it shows: "Seamless" is the best word we can think of to describe the experience.