This weird medieval instrument sounds like a badass electric guitar

I didn't know a medieval instrument could sound so cool until I saw this video. French musician Guilhem Desq electrified his hurdy gurdy and connected it to a sampler to create these amazing sounds that seem to come straight out from Tom Morello's guitar. Go to the two minutes mark to see what I mean. » 12/17/14 8:49pm Yesterday 8:49pm

The Best Bluetooth Headphones For Every Discerning Ear

I love headphones, always have. That's probably because for most of my life, I was hearing impaired. Headphones were the only way for me to hear music the way it was supposed to be heard—the treble, the bass, and everything in between. But I don't want to be tethered to my laptop and phone: I want to do it wirelessly. » 12/16/14 5:30pm Tuesday 5:30pm

SoundCloud Just Made It Way Easier To Find Good Music

SoundCloud has always been great for finding new music, but its manner of organization and discovery has kind of sucked. Until now! Today the site is introducing a new page called collection, where you can find all the stuff you've liked and reposted, as well as the stuff the other people you're following are posting,… » 12/15/14 3:08pm Monday 3:08pm

Listen to Music Phone-Free with Android Wear

Google's latest update for its Android Wear software features one very useful upgrade: The option to listen to music from your smartwatch, no phone required. It's a bonus for travelers, joggers and anyone else who doesn't want to carry their mobile with them at all times. Here's how to set it up. » 12/10/14 12:13pm 12/10/14 12:13pm

​Shazam Now Has a Built-In Music Player Powered by Spotify and Rdio

Today the Shazam apps for iOS and Android are getting a big update that could completely change how you use the sound ID service. Don't worry, you'll still be able to Shazam songs on the fly as before, but now, you'll also be able to browse and play music the way you do in other music services as well. » 12/10/14 8:00am 12/10/14 8:00am

Watch a 3D Printer Play a Mean Imperial March Cover

YouTube is full of videos of defunct and outdated computer hardware that's been hacked and turned into musical instruments. Everything from disk drives to dot-matrix printers has been given a symphonic second life, and despite being a relatively new technology, even 3D printers have now been taught to play Star Wars'… » 12/09/14 11:15am 12/09/14 11:15am

Cameron Crowe's Coming-of-Age Film Is Good Life Advice

Sometimes, you just happen to see the right movie at the right moment in your life. Pretty much everything in the world was up in the air for me in late 2000—from where I'd move, to what I'd do with myself once I got there. And then I saw Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe's semi-autographical film about becoming a… » 12/03/14 8:15pm 12/03/14 8:15pm

Share Your 2014 Spotify Year In Review With Us Here

57,546. That's how many minutes I spent listening to Spotify this year, according to the personalized Year in Review data that the app released today. You can check out your own stats right here—and if you're not shamed by sharing the fact that 57,500 of those minutes were spent listening to Calvin Harris's "Summer,"… » 12/03/14 9:15am 12/03/14 9:15am

How Many of These Old Cassette Tape Designs Do You Remember?

It's hard to remember a time where our musical picks weren't contained in a Spotify playlist. But just a few years ago, we were still preserving our audio masterpieces on cassette tapes. Tapedeck.org is a project of a German graffiti artist named Neck, who has been collecting images of these analog gems from another… » 12/03/14 9:00am 12/03/14 9:00am

Seth MacFarlane Made a Christmas Album And It's Actually Very Good

Technically, right now is the exact moment when the few of us who genuinely love Christmas music can flip the switch on the carols, firing up the jingle jangle jingle with reckless abandon. Should you be one of those people, I have an album all ready for you to blast at top volume. And the dude who made it? Also… » 11/27/14 9:00pm 11/27/14 9:00pm