Noted women’s rights activist and ex-Curly Girl Justin Timberlake has released the full single off the forthcoming second half of the 20/20 Experience. Having teased us on Wednesday with a brief 30 second snippet of his poorly titled single “Take Back The Night,” Timberlake unleashed the full version of the new single, which meanders along nicely, with Michael Jackson-inspired synths, a spoken word interlude and lots of upper-register pleading to “take back the night!” Is this Justin’ coming out as an ally? Not quite! It seems JT was just informed of the internationally-known sexual assault awareness campaign the same name, and released the following statement: Keep reading »
Finally, research proves I’m not an unhappy person! For years, my friends have constantly criticized my choice of sad Vanessa Carlton tunes, always encouraging me to listen to happier, more uplifting music, but I have consistently declined. But according to a new study, listening to sad music can actually make you happy!
The study, conducted by scientists at the Tokyo University of the Arts and the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, claims that listening to sad music may trigger the opposite feeling it is meant to evoke. Researchers were curious to figure out why humans continued to listen to sad music if it only bummed them out. Keep reading »
This week, Pearl Jam, my favorite band ever, announced that they are embarking on 24-date tour — five of which I will be attending if I get my way — and released their new single, “Mind Your Manners,” off their 10th studio album, Lightning Bolt (out October 15). You can listen to the frenetic, guitar-heavy song above. I’m screaming like a 13-year-old wearing flannel, naturally. [YouTube]
Just in case it’s not enough to listen to “Get Lucky” on repeat while you get down to business in the bedroom, it appears that you can now protect yourself from pregnancy and STDs with Daft Punk-themed condoms. These boxes of “Get Lucky” condoms were produced by Durex UK and apparently sent out as a gift to some prominent DJs. No word on whether they’ll ever be available to the public, but in any case, it’s a good reminder that whenever you’re up all night to get some, use protection! [Laughing Squid]
The Black Keys are probs best known for being the cool dude band who won three Grammys at the 2013 Grammy Awards, effectively stealing the thunder from Justin Bieber. Since then, the bespeckled and be-bearded have gone on to piss off Van Halen fans and Justin Bieber’s Beliebers. Because I am an old person and an indie rock snob,
the only song of theirs I like is “Hippie Hippie Hoorah.” I’m not really a fan.
For all their spirited anti-Justin Bieber proselytizing, it turns out the Keys really do love the kids. Which is why they’ve decided to sponsor a Little League baseball team in West Akron, Ohio. Drummer Patrick Carney grew up with the team’s coach Steve Milkovich, and both he and Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach played in the league as kids. The band shelled out the team’s $300 sponsorship fee, which is I guess the equivalent of 30 digital downloads of El Camino or something.
“They’ve asked for nothing,” said league president Mike Dies. “They just did it and didn’t ask for any publicity or anything. It’s good for them because they did a good thing for us.”
Check out a video of the adorable Little Leaguers, decked in their Black Keys gear, after the jump. [Masslive] Keep reading »
Welcome to a new semi-regular feature on The Frisky in which we comb through all the new releases in books and music, and present you with our top picks. We’re calling it “Like This, Love That” — think of it as a human “Amazon Recommends,” or that friend of yours who’s always on top of the newest and the latest. Check out our picks for this week — including Jay-Z’s latest (finally available to non Samsung users) and Denis Lehane-endorsed literary mystery — after the jump! Keep reading »