Lana Del Rey has released a short video titled Tropico, which combines a few tracks from her latest album Born To Die. She has also revealed the title of her next album. Find out below. And Jay Z announced that he’s changing up his diet for his upcoming birthday (this is relevant for some reason). We also have news on Band of Horses‘ new acoustic album. All that and more below.
- Jay Z Goes Vegan: Jay Z is about to turn 44, and he’s celebrating his birthday by going vegan. We don’t really know why his diet is so mega-important, but people can’t seem to stop talking about it. Here’s what he wrote on his Life + Times blog earlier this week: “On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!!” Jay Z wrote, citing a theory of psychology that it takes someone 21 days to form or break a habit. “This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a ‘plant-based breakfast’ everyday. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought… There’s something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas day. It just feels right!” Wanna join him in his challenge?
- Band Of Horses Heading On Acoustic Tour: Band of Horses has announced that they will release an all acoustic-record titled Acoustic at The Ryman. The 10-song live album will feature selections from two shows recorded in April 2013 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. It hits stores and digital platforms on February 11. The band will also go on an acoustic tour. The dates are below.
Band of Horses Acoustic Tour:
02-11 Los Angeles, CA – Wilshire Ebell Theatre
02-14 San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
02-16 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
02-17 Vancouver, British Columbia – Vogue Theater
02-19 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
02-21 Toronto, Ontario – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
02-22 Ithaca, NY – State Theatre
02-23 Albany, NY – The Egg
02-25 Somerville, MA – Somerville Theatre
02-27 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theater
02-28 New York, NY – Town Hall
03-01 Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater
03-05 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
- David Bowie Releases New Video: David Bowie has released a music video for “I’d Rather Be High (Venetian Mix).” Check it out:
- Lana Del Rey Releases Short Film: Lana Del Rey, who just revealed the title of her next record (it’ll be called Ultra-Violence), has released a 30-minute short film titled Tropico. The video revolves around three tracks from Del Rey’s Born To Die – Paradise Edition. Directed by Anthony Mandler, Tropico stars Del Rel and model Shaun Moss. The clip starts off with the story of Adam and Eve, but soon turns into a Garden of Eden party with famous people like John Wayne, Elvis Presley, Jesus and Marilyn Monroe. Check it out:
Hope you’re all caught up now. Check in next week for another music news roundup, and don’t forget to keep coming back to BeatCrave for more industry news, and details on the latest bands.
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