ICYMI | January 28, 2015
Catch Up: January 28th, 2015


Passion Pit Communicates From the Future (Interstellar Style).

Earlier today, Passion Pit tweeted a Morse code follow-up to their Tuesday album teaser, the message revealing what seems to be a lyric: “I put my hands in the air and my knees to the ground.” Tuesday’s revelation was simply the word “Kindred,” hinting at the name of the album itself, or maybe one of its leading tracks. Who’s to know? But if they continue to do this, we’re going to have to find ourselves a telegraph. Or Matthew McConaughey.



What About…

“This sick beat” is one of the many phrases from TSwift’s latest album that are in the process of being trademarked. As in, Taylor has taken legal action to ensure that those three words will not make their way onto anything from sweepstakes headlines to bath soaps. Other lines that Taylor has taken under her wing include “party like it’s 1989,” and “nice to meet you, where you been?” At this rate, we’ll be paying her 5 cents every time we say “insane.” Which, with this news, might be often. (h/t Vox)


Stars Singing at Awards Show

Hot Tub Time Machine, Please?

Today is the 30th anniversary of the recording of “We Are the World,” the biggest charity single of all time. Imagine this day in 1985 –Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Springsteen, Hall and Oates, Tina Turner, the Jacksons and more than 40 other artists were all performing together in the same room. That is magical. Read 12 fun facts about the process and the production here. (h/t USA Today)