POINTS OF REFERENCE is a music news blog for people with actual lives and/or short attention spans: a weekly selection of topical, pop music talking points fit for bars and break rooms. It’s divided into three sections: NEWS (duh), ALBUM RELEASES (once more with feeling), and STUFF AND THINGS (random, music-related crap from the internet). So, I’m all finished up here. Scroll down, won’t you?
- Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme doesn’t particularly care for Imagine Dragons.
- Karen O will perform her Oscar-nominated track “The Moon Song” at the 86th Academy Awards. Also, this.
- Radiohead released an app.
- Download De La Soul’s entire catalog for free. Happy Valentine’s Day!
- Fight promoter Damon Feldman canceled DMX-George Zimmerman bout.
- Drake was “disgusted” that Rolling Stone put deceased actor, and actual once-in-a-generation talent, Philip Seymour Hoffman on the cover of its March issue. Apology not accepted.
- New Zealand banned Odd Future. Gasp.
ALBUM RELEASES, FEB. 11:
Sun Kil Moon, “Benji” (Caldo Verde).
STUFF & THINGS:
- The National put out a video for “I Need My Girl,” the fourth single off their acclaimed 2013 LP “Trouble Will Find Me” (4AD).
- “What Does P**** Riot Mean Now?”
- Vice remembered artist Buddy Esquire.