Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner paid $250,000 in licensing fees to use the Beatles‘ Tomorrow Never Knows in the eighth episode of the fifth season of Mad Men, Lady Lazarus. Don Draper is told by his young wife Megan to play her copy of Revolver (1966), and is instructed to put on that song. The stodgy,…

Vinylradar has selected this week new releases for you. Enjoy! – Body/Head: The Switch Matador Their debut album together as Body/Head, Coming Apart, from 2013, was more of a rock record—heavy, emotional, cathartic, spellwork in shades of black and grey. The Switch is their second studio full-length, and it finds the duo working with a…

Paul Simon has announced a new album, In the Blue Light . Paul Simon will release his 14th studio album on September 7 via Legacy Recordings. Produced by Simon and Roy Halee, who have worked together since the 1960s, the album features a talented cast of musicians who have joined Simon to lend fresh perspectives…

Sub Pop and Adult Swim are releasing a 26 track soundtrack from the critically-acclaimed series Rick and Morty featuring music from the show’s composer Ryan Elder, and songs from Chaos Chaos, Blonde Redhead, Mazzy Star, and Belly, plus two brand new tunes from Chad VanGaalen and Clipping inspired by the show. Boy, you’re really gonna…

A new book, My Week Beats Your Year: Encounters with Lou Reed, collects over 30 interviews spanning Reed’s solo career. The book will be out in August via Hat & Beard Press. The book was edited by Pat Thomas and compiled by Michael Heath. NOW UP FOR PREORDER AT HATANDBEARD.COM 🎤 🎤 🎤 My Week Beats…

Paul Weller has announced a new album True Meanings. The album will be released on September 14th. We are excited to officially announce that Paul's new album 'True Meanings' will be released on September 14th! Paul's 26th studio album is a record unlike any he has ever made before, characterised by grandiose-yet-delicate, lush orchestration. pic.twitter.com/W9CTDiPawH…

American Treasure is the name of the box set full of previously unreleased Tom Petty music that will arrive on September 28, via Reprise. It will be released in four versions: a deluxe and expanded Super Deluxe 4xCD set featuring 60 tracks and extensive liner notes; a 6xLP vinyl edition; and a standard 2xCD collection…