Come October 17th, funky wonders Vulfpeck will release their newest full-length LP, The Beautiful Game. With the band just wrapping up a four-night run through New York from Wednesday – Saturday, fans have been dying to know what music will be featured on the new LP. Today, that changes, as the band has released both the full tracklisting and an excerpt of liner notes from the new album.The band did play one new song – titled “Cory Wong” – from the new album during their SummerStage performance, but have been tight-lipped about everything else thusfar. They also said, on Saturday night, that their performance of “Conscious Club” would be the last time it was played as an instrumental in America, leading us to believe that the version that appears in the new tracklisting has a fresh set of lyrics. This wouldn’t be the first time that Vulfpeck added lyrics to one of their older songs, as “Christmas In L.A.” made its debut as an instrumental on the 2014 album Fugue State before being lyricized for the 2015 album Thrill Of The Arts.In all, the new album has ten songs, eight of which are completely unfamiliar. It’s interesting that the band chose not to play any of them during their Brooklyn Bowl run, but the reward will come when listening to these new songs through fresh ears. The liner notes also indicate a number of featured guests on the album.Check out the tracklisting and liners below, courtesy of the Vulfpeck. You can also find more about the album on the band’s Kickstarter page.You can see the liner notes for the album below:
Supporters of the police have already launched a #boycottstarbucks campaign on Twitter.However, critics of that boycott effort say the campaign ignores alleged racist police behavior and police brutality that have recently made some people feel unsafe around officers. Starbucks is apologizing, after an employee at one of its stores in Tempe, Arizona, reportedly asked six police officers to leave or to change their location in the store when another customer reported feeling unsafe.In a statement, the company says it has “deep respect for the Tempe Police Department” and was apologizing “for any misunderstanding or inappropriate behavior that may have taken place” during the incident, which took place July 4.According to the Tempe Officers’ Association, the officers had purchased their drinks and were standing together, when the barista made the request on behalf of the other customer.Association President Rob Ferraro said in a tweet, “This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening. While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive. Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”Don’t appreciate @Starbucks asking our #Tempe cops to leave your establishment on the #4thofjuly2019. Several of those cops are #veterans who fought for this country! #ZeroRespect pic.twitter.com/oGaDKhlYX3— Tempe Officers Association (@ToaAz) July 5, 2019
London: British sports minister Mims Davies has said she plans to meet with football authorities following recent incidents of racist chanting and abuse at major matches. Davies, speaking in the House of Commons on Monday, said she planned to hold talks in the coming weeks with England’s governing Football Association, Premier League and English Football League.Campaign groups including Kick it Out and Stonewall will also be invited to discuss what else can be done to clamp down on racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic abuse at matches.In December, Chelsea suspended four people from their Stamford Bridge ground in west London pending a police investigation into alleged racial abuse of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling during City’s 2-0 defeat in a Premier League match.The same month saw a Tottenham Hotspur fan fined by a court for throwing a banana skin at Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Meanwhile, the FA are investigating alleged racist chanting by some Millwall supporters during their 3-2 victory over Everton in the FA Cup last month.”Those involved in abuse are not football fans, they are using football as a cloak for discriminatory, and often criminal, behaviour, and they are not welcome in our stadiums,” said Davies.”Together we must find a way to tackle this. I will be bringing together the football authorities and other organisations with an interest, in the coming weeks, to agree what action must be taken to stamp out all forms of discrimination at sports events.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.