Tyler, the Creator releases new single, “LUMBERJACK” for his upcoming record

Tyler, the Creator Shares New Song “Lumberjack”: Listen | Pitchfork

Tyler, the Creator released his new single “LUMBERJACK” along with an accompanying music video Wednesday morning in anticipation for his upcoming record.

At just over two minutes, “LUMBERJACK” is the first single Tyler has dropped since his most recent collaboration with Coca-Cola.

The track marks a major return to the rappers roots opting for a much hip-hop oriented sound, contrasting the pop influence he had for his last studio record IGOR. The music video is directed by Tyler under his Wolf Haley alias and primarily features a wintery atmosphere along with cozy-cabin imagery.

Much like teaser he released to his Instagram two days prior, the video ends abruptly with a small jingle chanting the name of his forthcoming record; CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST.

Speaking of the title, the official album website, callmeifyougetlost.com, was also recently updated to reflect the new album teaser and single.

Calling the number listed on the website leads to a 20 second snippet of a track likely to appear on the album.

There is no word on an official release date for the album but it’s unlike Tyler to keep fans waiting too long.

Listen to “LUMBERJACK” here:

Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and Tyler, the Creator set to headline Day N Vegas

Day N Vegas released the official lineup for their upcoming 2021 festival on Monday morning, featuring major names headlining all three days.

After taking a year off due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Day N Vegas is coming back with a bang securing three of the heaviest hitters in Hip-Hop for center stage.

The official post on their social media revealing the lineup simply stated, “we back.”

While concerts have returned in some states like Florida, Day N Vegas marks a hard push for the return of live festivals. For many artists this will be their first official return to live performances as a whole.

Kendrick Lamar, who has not performed since 2018, will be kicking off the festival on Nov. 12. For Day N Vegas, it seems he will be performing songs all the way “from Section.80 to DAMN.” as the byline states. Travis Scott and Tyler, the Creator will be headlining the following 13 and 14 respectively.

Other notable performers include the likes of fellow TDE member Isiah Rashad, SZA, Thundercat, Lil Baby, Dababy, Doja Cat, Earl Sweatshirt, Ari Lennox, Freddie Gibbs and many more.

Nevada began vaccination rollout in Dec. 2020 and since then has delivered over a million vaccinations have been administered in Clark County alone. Furthermore, fully-vaccinated individuals in Nevada have not been required to wear a mask in most indoor and outdoor locations since May.

With that being said, Nevada is rated moderate in terms of risk and remains at tier 3, which allows some businesses to open with modifications.

Regardless, tickets for Day N Vegas will be available for pre-sale Friday, Jun 18 at 12 o’clock PT.

Release Roundup: Japanese Breakfast’s Jubilee

Japanese Breakfast: Jubilee Album Review | Pitchfork

Japanese Breakfast, the solo musical project of Michelle Zauner, released her third studio album Jubilee this Friday.

Jubilee features a lot of the same quirks found on Zauner’s previous record, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, while still featuring enough small departures that mange to make it still feel fresh and exciting.

As the title would suggest the record is meant to have a more happy celebratory tone. If that wasn’t enough in a tweet announcing the record Zauner herself said the album was about “joy.”

Japanese Breakfast is known for her self-directed visuals, the music video for her track “Boyish” gaining a ton of traction following its release.

So it’s no surprise this record would come with a shmorgishborg of its own music videos all of which are once again directed and written by Zauner herself.

As if the singer couldn’t keep anymore busy, just a few months before the release of Jubilee, Zauner released her first book Crying in H Mart: A Memoir. A book named after a viral essay the multifaceted singer wrote in 2018 for the New Yorker.

Jubilee is now available for streaming:

My Bloody Valentine brings nearly all unreleased work to streaming services

The Story of My Bloody Valentine 'Loveless' | Classic Album Sundays

My bloody valentine’s previously unreleased works like the feed me with your kiss and you made me realise EP have officially been brought to streaming services for fans to appreciate.

It’s been over 2 months since my bloody valentine broke their long silence and brought their main records Loveless and m b v to streaming services. Along with that, a slew of vinyl and CD reissues became available for pre-order thanks to their new label Domino.

Since then my bloody valentine has been consistently rolling out new content. Such as remastered versions of their previously released music videos and unique visualizers for various cuts off their other records. They’ve also been re-entering the public eye appearing on various magazine covers and giving plenty of interviews.

One interview involved front man Kevin Shields giving details as to when new my bloody valentine music would release. Shields going as far to say that fans could expect it as early as this year.

Along with both EP’s a full complication of their earlier EP’s from 1988-1991 and rare tracks was also released allowing fans to have a reliable way to stream them.

2021 is the best time to be a my bloody valentine fan and they only seem to make it better with each coming week.

Release Roundup: St. Vincent’s Daddy’s Home

St. Vincent – 'Daddy's Home' review: this '70s funk pastiche is her warmest  album yet

Daddy’s Home is the newest release from Annie Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent.

It’s St. Vincent’s sixth studio album and also her most stylized. Since she announced the record St. Vincent has completely dedicated herself to her 70’s theme. Complete with a full overhaul of her musical style and physical appearance she never appears without.

The title of the record has many meanings to the eclectic singer. In a sense it’s literal as the release of the album coincides with the release of her father from prison, where he’d served almost a decade due to his role in a stock manipulation scheme. However, St. Vincent maintains the meaning of the record is still up for interpretation.

“I wanted to make sure that even if anybody didn’t know my personal autobiography that it would be open to interpretation as to whether Daddy is a father or Daddy is a boyfriend or Daddy is a pimp- I wanted that to be ambiguous” she said to Apple Music.

Daddy’s Home is available for streaming everywhere.

3 years of Turn off the Bright Lights

About three years ago I decided it was time to make a change in my life. I knew I needed to do something with my time that would benefit me in the long run. I wasn’t sure how long I would do it for, most projects I do are fleeting, but I knew I had to do it. I started this website in one night and in a few days published pieces I had already written. Over time this website has become far more than just a hobby. In a sense, its become my duty. Right now, this website is one of the most important things I have done.

I want to thank all of you reading this for being here. I don’t have many followers but I really don’t care about all that. I’m just glad I have this small community of people that read this website. I appreciate the few comments I get and the viewers I reach. I appreciate the time all of you spend reading what I make.

Four months ago I made the decision to write here more than once a month. I’ve tried keeping the most consistent schedule I possibly can even when there’s slow news. I want to make as much content here as I possibly can. With everyone’s support and love I have somehow been able to do that. Turn off the Bright Lights will not end. It’s my portfolio without being my portfolio.

Usually there’s some sort of an announcement with these posts. The only thing I have to really say is that I’m considering buying the domain fulltime and making this website a dot com. I’ve kind of always hated this being a blog type and I’ve been trying to take it more seriously. I completely overhauled the way this website looks and functions so why not take it to the next level.

With that out of the way, I think that’s all I have to say for this yearly post. I appreciate all of you for reading. Thank you, and once again, please turn off the bright lights.