A Song That Sounds Like Vacation

Vacations are funny things: You pour so much time, energy, and daydreaming into them that, in the end, the reality rarely lives up to what you imagined as you refreshed Travelocity all those months. But if that imaginary perfect trip had a perfect sound, it would be the Portland-and NYC-based Akron/Family's Island. » 8/27/14 7:00pm 8/27/14 7:00pm

The Best Streaming Music Services You Aren't Using (But Should)

Streaming music apps and discovery services are a dime a dozen, but even the best ones have a hard time competing with the names everyone already knows. Even so, getting out of your comfort zone a little bit and trying a new service will only reward you with tons of great new music. Here are a few services we love… » 7/31/14 11:31am 7/31/14 11:31am

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

Four-year-old adorably starts crying because of a beautifully sad song

Watch Jackson, an awesome four-year-old kid, become overwhelmed by a beautifully sad song while riding in his Dad's car. He tries to fight off the tears but he can't help it. He starts crying because the music is so touching but he doesn't want to change the song. He can't. He takes off his glasses to feel the hurt… » 2/04/14 12:31am 2/04/14 12:31am

Listen to the fascinating history of sampling songs in music

New music is often just old music put together in different ways. There's only so many notes you can play, tunes you can sing, words you can string, you know? It's just how it works, music sampling happens whether it's acknowledged or not. For an entertaining look at the history of sampling, watch the video above.… » 1/29/14 8:36pm 1/29/14 8:36pm

How Daft Punk made One More Time from a sample they say they never used

One more time. Even if you wear earplugs, turn off the radio and stay away from noisy clubs, you know Daft Punk's song 'One More Time'. It's one of those songs that seems to be inserted into the memory of every human who has existed since the year 2000. Here, EDM producer Sadowick Production reveals how Daft Punk made… » 1/03/14 12:04am 1/03/14 12:04am

Watch a Delightful iPad App Cover of Cee-Lo's 'F You'

Ben Powell, the talented young musician who changed everything by showing us just how closely the Cat Piano iPad app could resemble Katy Perry's voice, is back with another enjoyable, if not quite as revelatory, iPad app-only cover. Here he takes on Cee-Lo Green's ubiquitous hit "F You" and this time around some… » 4/04/11 1:20pm 4/04/11 1:20pm