Music News Roundup: Video Music Awards, The Strokes, and New Flying Lotus
By Matt Grosinger on August 25, 2014
Ever feel lost in the deluge of awesomeness that is new music? Then we have we got great news for you: beginning today, the Nerdist is going to be gathering all the music news, from pop to metal to obscure indie, into one digestible daily dose of totally tubular news. Today’s edition includes a recap of the 2014 MTV VMA’s as well as some great new music from Ty Segall, Flying Lotus, and J Mascis. Enjoy the nuggets below, and see you tomorrow for another installment of Nerdist’s music news roundup!
-The VMAs were meh, partly because Miley BANGERZ Cyrus reTWired from her role as queen of twerking.
-Lorde won for Best Rock Video, eliciting disdain from some rock fans. We are happy for her; forget the haters.
-Miley won Video Of the Year, for which the Simpsons promptly and correctly took credit:
— Every.Simpsons.Ever (@EverySimpsons) August 25, 2014
-In lieu of an outlandish acceptance speech, Miley let a young homeless man address the issue of youth homelessness, and it was touching.
-Beyonce performed for 16 minutes, because Beyonce.
In Other News:
-Digital Music News made an amazing .gif of music consumption patterns from 1983 to 2013 and it is jarring.
-Oasis released an accoustic demo version of “She’s Electric”.
-The Strokes played FYF Fest in Los Angeles last night. Check out their set list.
-Stream new albums by J Mascis, Ty Segall, Blonde Redhead, and Sinkane over at NPR First Listen.
-Check out our most recent installment of Car Tunes and Cartoons.