Why Vinyl Is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music

On any given Tuesday in the 90s, I would hustle to the record store after school to gawk at the new releases. Occasionally, I would take a CD home, greedily tear it open, pop it into my boombox, and listen while I pretended to do my homework. This wonderful experience has no value any more. It's obsolete. » 4/19/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

Samsung's "Free and Ad-Free" Music Service Will Actually Cost $4 Monthly

Last month, Samsung introduced a Milk Music, a beautiful streaming radio service that it said would come free and ad-free with your new Samsung Galaxy phone. So it wasn't just slick—it offered you a cheaper better option to competitors like Spotify and Pandora. Awesome! Except it's not going to be free and ad-free at… » 4/18/14 11:14am Yesterday 11:14am

How Aphex Twin Fans Discovered—And Released—A Lost Album

Disquiet's Marc Weidenbaum caught up with Joyrex, who recently helped lead the way in discovering—and releasing—a lost Aphex Twin album from the 1990s. Available commercially now for the first time ever, the album was produced the same year as Selected Ambient Works Vol. II. In this interview, Joyrex discusses the… » 4/11/14 10:59am 4/11/14 10:59am

The A-Z of dancing: A dance style for each letter of the alphabet

Here's an unofficial guide to the ABC's of dancing. Watch incredibly toned and tanned people more beautiful than your most beautiful friend perform different dance moves for each letter of the alphabet. Basically, all the moves you think you can do in your head but look completely foolish trying in real life. T is for… » 4/07/14 9:16pm 4/07/14 9:16pm

Seeing this dad's Saturday mornings will convince you to not have kids

Enjoy peace and quiet? Like it when you get to unwind? Maybe you look forward to a weekend filled with nothingness. If you have kids, all that alone time gets replaced with blaring pop music wondering what certain animals sound like and dolls getting smashed on your shoulder. Every damn day. What a wonderful trade off! » 4/07/14 7:48pm 4/07/14 7:48pm

These Scarves Are Woven Music, Made With Patterns From Organ Punchcards

Did you know that the same kind of punched cards control both the jaunty tunes of old timey organs and the warp and weft of a certain kind of textile loom? Glithero, aka British designer Tim Simpson and Dutch designer Sarah van Gameren, bridged the gap for a cool a medium mash-up—and managed to weave music. » 4/07/14 10:20am 4/07/14 10:20am

Spooky Art Installation Puts Mesmerizing Video on Moving Sculpture

Artist Robert Seidel loves to play at the fuzzy border between sculpture, still images, and art in motion. He's at it again with "grapheme," projecting piercingly bizarre video images on delicate suspended shapes that defy the conventions of a stationary, rectangular screen. » 4/02/14 6:40pm 4/02/14 6:40pm

Listen to the awesome cast of The Lion King start singing on a plane

This is either the best flight ever—if it wasn't delayed and you managed to eat and rest beforehand—or the worst flight ever—if you're trying to catch up on sleep and are stuck next to an oversized mouth breather. Still, I'd like to think that most people with a working heart that pumps blood would have a good time… » 4/01/14 11:14pm 4/01/14 11:14pm

Moog Spent Three Years Building a $90,000 Copy of Keith Emerson's Synth

Keith Emerson's massive modular synthesizer was the centerpiece of his persona as the virtuoso keyboard player in progressive rock super group Emerson, Lake, & Palmer. The custom rig was his throne. Moog just spent three years reverse engineering the thing. Who's got $90,000 lying around to buy it? » 4/01/14 10:01am 4/01/14 10:01am

Listen to John Frusciante's Latest Album Right Now via Satellite

With the traditional music industry floundering, some acts have embraced the rapidly changing musical landscape more than others. While the Wu-Tang Clan is hawking just a single copy of its upcoming double album, John Frusciante is letting anyone on Earth listen to his for free—at least for as long as the satellite… » 3/31/14 12:40pm 3/31/14 12:40pm

Watch Magnetic Tape Fall Like Water In This Hypnotic Video

Japanese artist Ei Wada, who was born in 1987, belongs to a generation that spent middle school feverishly poring over cassettes to make mix tapes—until, of course, they were quickly outmoded by CDs, and then MP3s. Now, Ei makes art using the outmoded technologies he grew up with. » 3/30/14 12:00pm 3/30/14 12:00pm

Neat trick instantly turns happy songs into sad songs and vice versa

Here's a fun little musical experiment from The Gregory Brothers. They flipped major and minor keys in popular songs to transform previously happy songs into sad ones and turn old depressing sad songs into happy ones. It sends your brain in a tizzy when you hear the words of songs you recognize but see them in a whole… » 3/26/14 11:02pm 3/26/14 11:02pm

Thanks to Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Will Sell Just One Copy of Its Secret Album

You've heard of rare records before, but what Wu-Tang Clan is planning for its stealthy double album, The Wu–Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, is unprecedented. The legendary rap group will sell only one copy, encased in an engraved silver and nickel box. It will be very, very expensive. » 3/26/14 2:50pm 3/26/14 2:50pm