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Netflix Confirms Elliot Page for The Umbrella Academy Season 3, Updates Credits


Elliot Page will return as Vanya Hargreeves in the third season of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. The streaming giant confirmed the news hours after Page announced he is a non-binary transgender person on Tuesday morning.

“So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT! Can’t wait to see you return in season 3!” Netflix’s official Twitter account wrote in support of Page.

In the series, which wrapped up its second season this past summer, Vanya is a cisgender woman with superhero powers. Insiders tell Variety that there are no are no plans to change the character’s gender as of now.

On that topic, Nick Adams, director of transgender media at GLAAD, told Variety: “Trans actors can and do play both trans and cisgender characters. I’m sure Elliot will continue to be brilliant in Umbrella Academy and many different types of roles in the future.”

In related news, Netflix has already edited the credits on all of Page’s work to reflect his proper name. According to The Wrap, altered titles so far include The Umbrella Academy, Something in the Water, Tallulah, and Tales of the City.



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Niiko x SWAE Drop Groovy House Track, “Blah Blah Blah” with Mougleta


“Blah Blah Blah” isn’t usually a phrase you associate with a positive conversation, but Niiko x SWAE’s latest single with Mougleta is full of good vibes and positive sounds.

Bouncy house beats and deep house synths merge with Mougleta’s fresh vocals and upbeat production for a thrilling and always exciting tune. It’s the sort of track that would get played at the Ultra main stage early in the day or sunset that would get the crowd absolutely jumping for joy.

Niiko x SWAE reveal the track is about, “Tuning out the bad so you can focus on the best aspects of your life, whether it’s the people around you or just living in the moment. When the song was created, the world was going through a hell of a rough time, so we wanted this song to have a deeper, subliminal meaning. Mougleta came in and was able to paint that lyrical picture perfectly while adding her own creative vibe to the track!”

Mougleta adds, “It’s that feeling when you lose yourself on the dance floor and give in to the night, but you’re still carrying that pain that haunts you on your way back home. Feeling nostalgic and longing for new love, yet holding on to what hurts the most, trying to let go.”

Check out the track below via Hexagon!



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Casanova Facing Federal Racketeering Charges


Brooklyn rapper Casanova is facing multiple felony charges, the New York division of the FBI and the Department of Justice have announced. In a press release, it was revealed that Casanova, whose real name is Caswell Senior, was charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Casanova was named along with 17 other alleged members of the “Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation” by the FBI earlier today (December 1). The 18 alleged members were hit with a variety of charges, including murder, narcotics, firearms, and fraud offenses. The Department of Justice listed the full charges here.

According to the Department of Justice’s release, each of Casanova’s charges could lead to a maximum sentence of life in prison. 17 of the 18 defendants are currently in custody, however the FBI recently tweeted that they are still looking for Casanova.

Pitchfork has reached out to Casanova’s representatives for further comment.



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NBA YoungBoy and Drea Symone Welcome Baby Girl


YoungBoy Never Broke Again is a father again.

The Top rapper has reportedly welcomed a baby with Drea Symone. The actress gave birth to the couple’s second child together, a baby girl, on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26). On Monday, she shared the first photo of their newborn, named Kodi Capri.

“November 26th 2020, on Thanksgiving Day, I was given a 7.5lb reason to become more thankful,” Drea wrote alongside a pic of her holding her baby’s hand. “I’ve been caught up cherishing the days after… it’s safe to say my heart is completely full!! Kodi Capri.”

The 21-year-old MC has not acknowledged his new daughter on social media, but this is reportedly his sixth child including four sons (one who is not biologically his) and a daughter, who he also shares with Drea.

And his family is about to get even bigger. Yaya Mayweather is pregnant with YoungBoy’s seventh child, a baby boy. Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s daughter celebrated her baby shower in Houston last month.



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What So Not, Golden Features Announced as Headliners of Wildlands Weekender 2021 – EDM.com


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on, but event organizers and promoters are looking at 2021 through rose-colored glasses. As the dumpster fire that is 2020 nears its conclusion, many have announced festivals and shows for next year, including the organizers behind Wildlands Weekender

They have announced the dates for the 2021 edition of the Brisbane music fest, which features an all-Australian lineup. Electronic music is well-represented, with What So Not and Golden Features billed as headliners and closing each of the festival’s days. Joining them will be Lastlings, Luude, Torren Foot, Sophiegrophy, and Cosmo’s Midnight, among others.



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Bad Religion Announce Four-Part “Decades” Streaming Series


Bad Religion were hoping to tour in celebration of their 40th anniversary this year. Instead, the punk-rock veterans will mark the milestone with a four-part streaming performance series dubbed “Decades”.

“Decades” will be divided into four episodes, one for each decade of the band’s existence: “The ’80s”, “The ’90s, “The ’00s”, “The ’10s”. Each episode will feature footage from a new set filmed at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles. In addition to the new performances of songs from each era, the episodes will include exclusive interviews, archival footage from each decade, and more. The band will also participate in a live chat as each episode premieres.

“I can speak for the whole band when I say that we were so disappointed to not be able to tour this year,” said singer Greg Graffin in a press release. “It is our fans and all those concerts we play each year that provide the life-force of Bad Religion. “‘Decades’ allows new fans as well as those who were there at the beginning to get a rich overview of our entire career and witness the changes in songwriting and performance styles at each stage of our evolution.”

The streaming episodes are priced at $15 each, with the full four-part series available for $40. Tickets are available via NoCap Shows, where fans will also be able to purchase era-specific merchandise for each episode.

Earlier this fall, Bad Religion shared the new song “What Are We Standing For”, a previously unreleased outtake from their 2019 album, Age of Unreason.

See the full “Decades” schedule and poster below.

Bad Religion “Decades” Streaming Episodes (all premiere at 2:00 p.m. PT):
12/12: The ’80s
12/19: The ’90s
12/26: The ’00s
01/02: The ’10s

 



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Flume Drops Unexpected TripleXL Mini-Mix for triple j [LISTEN]


If you need some listening material, Flume‘s TripleXL mini-mix for triple j just dropped, made its way onto MixCloud, and it’s a damn mood.

The mini-mix is hip hop centric, including music from Roddy Ricch, Tyler, The Creator, Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo, and more. He also works in some of his own productions including his “Blue” remix for Eiffel 65 and original track “Rushing Back” featuring Vera Blue.

Running just over 20 minutes and spanning nine total tracks, the producer works in plenty of eclectic selects and finds his flow in a short time. It’s always great to hear where Flume’s head is at and we’re here for this.

Listen below — and to hear even more Flume favorites, check out his new Spotify playlist.

Flume TripleXL Mini-Mix

 

Photo: Matsu



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Watch the Strokes’ New Video for “The Adults Are Talking”


The Strokes have shared a new video for their The New Abnormal track “The Adults Are Talking.” In the visual, the band faces off against a team of robots in a baseball game. The Strokes lose 56-1 but celebrate like they’ve won the World Series. Watch the Strokes’ video, directed by Roman Coppola, below.

Roman Coppola directed several videos from the Strokes’ Is This It: “Last Nite,” “The Modern Age,” “Someday,” and “Hard to Explain,” which he co-directed with Johannes Gamble and Julian Casablancas. Coppola also directed the video for Room on Fire’s “12:51.”

The Strokes released The New Abnormal—their sixth album and first in seven years—in April. They were musical guests on Saturday Night Live earlier this month, performing “The Adults Are Talking” and “Bad Decisions.” They released the video for The New Abnormal track “Ode to the Mets” this summer.

Read “The Urban Malaise of The Strokes’ Is This It, 15 Years On” on the Pitch.



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Drake Releases Candle That Smells Like Himself


Now you too can smell like Drake.

Just in time for the holidays, the Toronto rapper has launched his own line of scented candles, Better World Fragrance House, including one featuring his own signature smell. According to InStyle, Drake has teamed up with Swiss fragrance house Givaudan and perfumer Michael Carby on the five ultra-luxe scents, with names like Sweeter Tings, Williamsburg Sleepover, Good Thoughts, and Muskoka.

The candles, packaged in navy blue with gold handwriting, retail for $48 except for Drake’s signature scent, Carby Musk. Inspired by the Certified Lover Boy, the $80 candle features a smooth musk fragrance with notes of musk, ambers, cashmere, suede, and velvet.

The description on Revolve reads, “Actually smells like Drake — it’s the personal fragrance he wears, which inspired BWFH.”

The candles are currently sold out but more are expected to arrive this holiday season. Drake has been gifting his candles to friends including Kehlani, Steph and Ayesha Curry, Snoh Aalegra, and Toronto Raptors players Norm Powell, Fred Van Fleet, Kyle Lowry, and Stanley Johnson.

Drake is not the only one with his signature scent. This week, Travis Scott dropped his limited edition Space Rage candle in collaboration with BYREDO. The $95 candle is already sold out online.



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Streaming Symmetry: See the Countries Where Apple Music is Cheaper Than Spotify—and Vice Versa – EDM.com


CashNetUSA‘s personal finance blog SavingSpot recently published a study that highlights the difference in the cost of an Apple Music subscription between countries. Their data shows both the actual cost of the monthly subscription and also the relative cost which computes the subscription price as a percentage of the country’s average monthly income.

As shown in the infographic below, India, China, and Turkey have the cheapest monthly subscription costs while listeners in Denmark, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom have the highest costs.



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