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Fire up Spotfiy because the set list for Awesome Mix Vol. 2 has arrived ahead of the official release this Friday, April 21st. David Hasselhoff is involved. Didn’t expect that. [click to continue…]

“Weird Al” Yankovic released his first album in 1983 and he’s released 14 studio albums in total. Now his entire body of work will be available with tons of bonus material in the Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic box set. You bet it’s shaped like an accordion. [click to continue…]

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Well, this is unexpected.

Hasbro Studios is releasing a limited edition, in-store only My Little Pony album this Friday, November 25th. It will be available at independent record stores across the country.

This My Little Pony album, called Explore Equestria Greatest Hits, is a collection of top songs from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and is available as an animated picture vinyl. Collectors will probably be very into it.

Check out more pics and all of the details in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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It’s been a little over a year now since we first heard of the Ned Flanders-themed metal band “Okilly Dokilly”. It’s been quiet since then, but now they have a music video for the song “White Wine Spritzer” which appears on their upcoming album Howdilly Doodilly (they could throw these references at you all day).

At any rate, It definitely isn’t quiet now. Watch the video below. [click to continue…]

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A New Wave Tarot deck exists and I absolutely love it. Amanda Lee Stillwell of Last Craft Designs has gone full ’80s here and has replaced the usual Cups, Wands, Disks, and Swords with tea cups, eyeliners, LP records (yay vinyl!), and microphones.

The Major Arcana cards, however, are the true stars here.

The Major Arcana is made up of New Wave idols like Siouxsie Sioux as the High Priestess, Grace Jones as Strength, Morrisey and Robert Smith as Judgement, plus cards for Nick Cave, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Marc Almond, and more. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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It’s always a good day when we get something from Player Piano. Crystal Dynamics teamed up with composer and pianist Sonya Belousova and director Tom Grey to create the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration Medley, which is described as “a musical adventure through twenty years of an icon” that explores four themes throughout the game series. Watch the video below. [click to continue…]

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Tegan and Sara’s Oscar-nominated tune Everything is Awesome from The LEGO Movie has been given a metal makeover by Norwegian musician Leo Moracchioli of Frog Leap Studios.

As you’ll see in the video below, the song includes all of the hallmarks of metal while retaining the original’s fun vibe. There are even smiles – which are especially unusual for the genre. [click to continue…]

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Here’s a recipe for amazing music—Danny Elfman’s theme from Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man trilogy performed by legendary violinist/cosplayer Lindsey Stirling and Lang Lang (one of the greatest concert pianists on earth). Even the black and white video directed by Joe Sill is gorgeous. Watch (and listen) below. [click to continue…]

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Geeks love two things: They love song mashups, and they love Doctor Who. Possibly they love other things as well, but science has yet to confirm that. Wonderful, then, that Doctor Who fan Ginger Ten has mashed Doctor Who with the Plain White T’s song “Hey There Delilah” to produce, of course, “Hey There, Rose Tyler”.

The inspiration behind Ginger Ten’s mashup was, no surprise, the series 2 finale “Doomsday” where Rose departs from the show, and she and the Doctor make their (as they believed) final farewells. Unfortunately their farewell is cut short before the Doctor gets to tell Rose how he feels.

“I think I cried for a good 15 minutes after having to see them attempt their goodbyes, only to have them cut short,” says Ginger Ten. “It was particularly devastating because of how much I empathize with Ten. The song is basically my way of expressing Ten’s need to say all those things he never got a chance to say at Bad Wolf Bay.”

The song has been given the “lyrics video” treatment by YouTubesmith The Broken Frozen Heart. You  can watch that video below. [click to continue…]

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Digital artist Steven Lear is a big fan of music and movies, both of which feature prominently in his mashups. You can tell he’s especially a fan of Star Wars, which he’s reworked as album covers with spectacular results. I’m especially pleased by his Bjork covers keeping it in the family. Check out more of our favorites below. [click to continue…]