Music producer Steven Ellison, also known as Flying Lotus, has the kind of career that contemporary artists dream of. He's respected, acclaimed, constantly working, and seems to be having a great time. His wild fifth studio album, You're Dead!, explores the titular concept through boisterous jazz, leftfield hip-hop, blaxploitation throwback sounds, and smooth slow jams. Released this week, Ellison says it is "probably the most accessible record" yet.
Capital news for nerds of varied persuasions: An ambitious band has transformed the meandering, incomprehensible, jazz-like plot of Game of Thrones into actual (kicky) jazz.