Daily Top 5 News Countdown: Thee Oh Sees Announce Long Hiatus + More
Music, like politics, is now subject to the 24-hour news cycle. As a result, it’s damn near impossible to keep abreast of the day’s myriad rock ‘n’ roll tidbits. But fear not: In the spirit of simplification and efficiency, we’ve collected today's top 5 items and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.
When Ye said Jews have stronger "connections" than blacks, he apparently meant it as an "ignorant compliment." It's like saying black dudes have big wangs, he adds in a radio interview, probably not helping his case... [Pitchfork]
We're partial to Dwarves leader Blag Dahlia's 'Drinking Up Xmas.' Who else is thirsty? [Contact Music]
The piece in question looks at the merits of crowdsourcing to raise money, and Hynes -- who lost all of his possessions, as well as his dog -- thought it "disgusting." [Contact Music]
If that doesn't make you feel all warm and fuzzy, nothing will. (Well, maybe a Smiths reunion.) [NME]
Singer John Dwyer's upcoming move to L.A. is one reason the psych-rock greats are taking a breather, but their manager insists it's not "completely over." [Consequence of Sound]