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The Range Remixes Empress Of's "Icon": Listen

25 Mai, 2016 - 22:02

Empress Of has shared The Range's remix of her song "Icon," off her latest album Meout on Terrible Records. The remix is available on a limited edition cassette, which includes the album as well as the singles "Woman Is A Word" and "Agua Agua." The tape is available on her current tour. Find the tour dates and a stream of the remix below. 

Read our feature "The Range Journeys to the End of Youtube"

Empress Of: 

06-01 Barcelona, Spain - Barts
06-02 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival
06-05 Berlin, Germany - Berghain Kantine *
06-07 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique *
06-08 Paris, France - Pop Up du Label *
06-10 Porto, Portugal - Primavera Festival
06-12 London, England - Field Day
06-13 Manchester, England - Guilvers ^
06-14-15 London, England - Moth Club ^
06-16 Amsterdam, Netherlands - De School *
07-17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-30 New York, NY - Central Park SummerStage ~

* with Olga
^ with Throwing Shade
~ with Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Here's the original video for "Icon":

Watch the Range perform "Jamie" at Pitchfork Music Festival:

Catégories: News

BJ the Chicago Kid Duets With Marvin Gaye (Posthumously)

25 Mai, 2016 - 21:25

Earlier this year, BJ the Chicago Kid released his new record In My Mind on Motown Records. On June 24, he will honor his Motown forebear Marvin Gaye with a posthumous duet on the singer’s “What’s Going On,” which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. It will be released as part of a 10” vinyl EP as one of two “Motown: Re-imagined” versions of the song. The What’s Going On EP (out on Motown) also includes original 7” mono single versions of “What’s Going On” and “God Is Love,” as well as a “Coffeehouse Mix” of the title track.

In a press release, BJ said “Marvin Gaye is a huge inspiration to me.” He added, “The music he graced us with gave the world a little more beauty, and a lot more soul.” BJ is also heading out in a world tour. See his schedule below.

What’s Going On EP:

01 What’s Going On (original 7” mono single version)
02 God Is Love (original 7” mono single version)
03 What’s Going On [ft. BJ the Chicago Kid]
04 What’s Going On (coffeehouse mix)

Watch BJ the Chicago Kid’s new video for In My Mind’s “Woman’s World”:

Revisit Marvin Gaye’s classic “What’s Going On”:

BJ the Chicago Kid:

06-05 Washington, DC - The Kennedy Center
06-11 Osaka, Japan - Billboard Live
06-13 Tokyo, Japan - Billboard Live
07-03 New Orleans, LA - Essence Festival
07-11 Montreal, Quebec - Le Belmont
07-12 Toronto, Ontario - Velvet Underground
07-14 Detroit, MI - El Club
07-15 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues/Cambridge Room
07-16 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival
07-20 New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
07-21 Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
07-22 Philadelphia, PA - Foundry
07-23 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
07-27 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Alexander
07-28 Portland, OR - Star Theatre
07-29 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
08-01 Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s
08-02 Oakland, CA - New Parish
08-03 Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium
08-05 Las Vegas, NV - Vinyl
08-06 Phoenix, AZ - Pub Rocks/Monarch
08-07 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
08-09 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
08-13 Seoul, Korea - Seoul Soul Festival
08-14 Seoul, Korea - Seoul Soul Festival
08-19 Jackson, MS - Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival
09-10 Atlanta, GA - One Music Festival
10-02 London, England - The Jazz Cafe
10-03 Paris, France - Trabendo
10-04 Munich, Germany - Ampere
10-06 Cologne, Germany - CBE
10-07 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
10-08 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
10-09 Frankfurt, Germany - Gibson
10-10 Berlin, Germany - Gretchin
10-12 Hamburg, Germany - Mojo
10-13 Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
10-14 Oslo, Norway - John Dee
10-15 Stockholm, Sweden - Sodra Teatern
10-16 Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia

Catégories: News

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Share New Song “First World Problem”: Listen

25 Mai, 2016 - 21:06

Unknown Mortal Orchestra have released a new song called “First World Problem.” It’s the band's first song since last year’s Multi-Love. Stream it below. “I think ‘First World Problem’ is about modern love in a crumbling empire,” UMO’s Ruban Nielson said in a press release. “The feeling that you’re trying to build your life and get what you need while a decadent world falls apart around you.”

The band are set to perform their cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street,” which appeared on Day of the Dead, on the June 7 episode of “Conan.” Find the band's upcoming tour dates below.

Read “Love Is Strange: The Multitudes of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Ruban Nielson.” 

Unknown Mortal Orchestra:

05-25 Calgary, Alberta - Commonwealth #
05-27 George, WA - Sasquatch Festival
05-27-29 Boston, MA - Boston Calling
06-17-19 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret Festival
06-17-19 Aarhus, Denmark - Northside Festival
06-20 Paris, France - Trabendo ^
06-21 Cambridge, England - Junction ^
06-22 Liverpool, England - East Village Arts Club ^
06-22-26 Somerset, England - Glastonbury Festival
06-28 Istanbul, Turkey - KüçükÇiftlik Park $
06-29 Zurich, Switzerland - Mascotte
07-01 Vilanova I La Geltru, Spain - Vida Festival
07-02 Marmande, France - Garorock Festival
07-03 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
07-15 Quebec City, Quebec - Festival D'Été De Québec
07-17 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
07-18 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird Nightclub
07-19 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
07-20 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
07-22 Oro-Medonte, Ontario - WayHome Music & Arts Festival
07-23 Ottawa, Ontario - Ritual Nightclub
07-24 Burlington, VA - Signal Kitchen
07-25 Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
07-27 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
07-28 Providence, RI - Fete Ballroom
07-30 New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage
08-12-13 Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires Festival
08-17 Paredes De Coura, Portugal - Paredes de Coura
08-18-21 Brecon, Wales - Green Man Festival
08-19-21 Hamburg, Germany - Dockville
08-28 Portland, OR - MusicFest NW (Project Pabst)
08-30 Petaluma, CA - Lagunitas Brewing Company
09-01 Santa Monica, CA - Santa Monica Pier
09-02-03 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley !

# with Whitney
! with Tame Impala
^ Alex Cameron
$ with CHIC

Watch Unknown Mortal Orchestra perform “Can't Keep Checking My Phone” at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris:

Catégories: News

Listen to Flume and Beck’s New Song “Tiny Cities”

25 Mai, 2016 - 20:22

Recently, Australian producer Flume previewed songs from his upcoming album Skin–out May 27. Now, “Tiny Cities,” which features Beck, has premiered in full on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, along with a brief interview with the artists. Hear the song and interview, and see Flume’s upcoming tour schedule below.

“Tiny Cities” follows the previously shared “Never Be Like You,” “Smoke and Retribution,” “Wall Fuck,” and “Say It.”

Flume:

07-19 Dunedin, New Zealand -Forsyth Eastern Pad
07-20 Christchurch, New Zealand - Horncastle
07-22 Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
08-04 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater
08-07 Vancouver, British Columbia - PNE Amhpitheatre
08-11 Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall
08-14 San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
08-16 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
08-18 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks
08-20 Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
08-22 Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple
08-23 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
08-25 Columbus, OH - Express Live!
08-27 New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium
08-29 Boston, MA - House of Blues
08-31 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
09-04 Charlottesville, VA - nTelos Wireless Pavilion
09-07 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
09-08 Orlando, FL - House of Blues
09-10 Miami, FL -The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
09-11 Tampa, FL - Jannus Live
09-14 New Orleans, LA - The Orpheum Theater
09-16 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
09-17 Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre The Midland
09-23 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
09-27 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
11-04 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
11-05 Brussels, Belgium - Forest National
11-07 Copenhagen, Denmark - Falconer Salen
11-09 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
11-12 Munich, Germany - Tonhalle
11-13 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
11-14 Strasbourg, France - Zenith
11-16 Paris, France - Zenith
11-17 London, England - Alexandra Palace
11-18 Manchester, England - The Warehouse Project
11-25 Perth, Australia - Perth Arena
12-01 Brisbane, Australia - Riverstage
12-9 Sydney, Australia - Qudos Bank Arena
12-15 Melbourne, Australia - Myer Music Bowl
12-17 Adelaide, Australia - Entertainment Centre

Catégories: News

Watch The Last Shadow Puppets Perform "Sweet Dreams, TN" on "Jools Holland"

25 Mai, 2016 - 19:22

Last night, the Last Shadow Puppets performed "Sweet Dreams, TN" off their latest album, Everything You've Come to Expecton BBC Two's music show "Later...With Jools Holland." Watch the full performance below. They performed "Miracle Aligner" on the "The Late Late Show With James Corden" and "Bad Habits" on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" earlier this year. 

Catégories: News

Kristin Kontrol (Dee Dee From Dum Dum Girls) Announces Tour

25 Mai, 2016 - 18:02

Kristin Welchez, formerly Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls, has announced a set of tour dates for her solo project Kristin Kontrol. She'll headline shows on an East Coast tour starting in June, and will support Garbage on their American tour through August. Her debut album, X-Communicatecomes out this Friday (May 27) on Sub Pop. You can find a full stream of the album and the itinerary for her tour below: 

Read our 5-10-15-20 feature with Welchez and check out our review of the album's title track

Kristin Kontrol:

06-15 Kingston, NY - BSP Kingston
06-16 Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace
06-17 Boston, MA - Middle East (Upstairs)
06-18 Pawtucket, RI - The Met
06-22 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
07-07 Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre *
07-08 Omaha, NE - SumTur Amphitheatre *
07-10 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
07-12 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant *
07-13 Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater - Z104.5 The Edge 21st Birthday Bash *
07-15 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room *
07-16 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore *
07-19 Knoxville, TN - The Mill and the Mine *
07-20 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *
07-22 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle *
07-23 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte *
07-25 Richmond, VA - The National *
07-27 Sayerville, NJ - Starland Ballroom *
07-28 Boston, MA - House of Blues *
07-30 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore *
07-31 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live! *
08-01 New York, NY - SummerStage *
08-03 Washington, DC - The Lincoln Theater *

* with Garbage

Watch Welchez perform "Season In Hell" with Dum Dum Girls for Pitchfork.tv's +1: 

Catégories: News

Thee Oh Sees Announce New Album <i>A Weird Exits</i>, Share “Plastic Plant”: Listen

25 Mai, 2016 - 18:00

Thee Oh Sees recently announced their Live in San Francisco double LP and concert film, out July 1. Today, the band have announced their next proper studio album to follow up last year’s Mutilator Defeated at LastA Weird Exits is out August 12 via Castle Face. It’s the band’s first studio album where John Dwyer is accompanied by drummers Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon as well as bassist Tim Hellman. Along with the announcement, they’ve shared the album track “Plastic Plant.” Find that song, the album’s artwork by Robert Beatty (Tame Impala, Neon Indian, Real Estate), the tracklist, and the band’s forthcoming tour dates below.

Read Pitchfork’s “5-10-15-20” interview with Dwyer.

A Weird Exits:

01 Dead Man’s Gun
02 Ticklish Warrior
03 Jammed Entrance
04 Plastic Plant
05 Gelatinous Cube
06 Unwrap the Fiend Pt. 2
07 Crawl Out From the Fall Out
08 The Axis

Thee Oh Sees:

06-02 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
06-04 Houston, TX - Eleanor Tinsley Park
06-18 Vancouver, British Columbia - Levitation Vancouver
06-25 Oakland, CA - Burger Boogaloo
07-01-03 Keflavík, Iceland - ATP Festival, Ásbrú
07-30 Denver, CO - Underground Music Showcase
08-05 Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon Festival
08-06 Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon Festival
08-07 Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon Festival
08-14 Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival
08-16 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
08-18 Paredes, Portugal - Paredes de Coura Festival
08-19 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop
08-20 Berlin, Germany - Columbia Theatre
08-21 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Low Land Festival
08-23 Praha, Czech Republic - Futurum Music Bar
08-24 Zurich, Czech Republic - Mascotte*
08-25 Geneva, Switzerland - Palp Festival *
08-26 Asolo, Italy - Amo Festival
08-27 Ravenna, Italy - Hana-Bi
08-31 Tel Aviv, Israel - Arena
09-02 London, United Kingdom - Coronet !*
09-3 Leeds, United Kingdom - University Stylus !*
09-04 Dorset, United Kingdom - End of the Road Festival
09-06 Biarritz, France - Atabal *
09-08 Valada, Portugal - Reverence Festival
09-09 Granada, Spain - Planta Benja
09-10 Benidorm, Spain - Fuzzville
09-12 Barcelona, Spain - Apolo *
09-13 Toulouse, France - Bikini *
09-14 Paris, France - La Cigale *
09-15 Lille, France - Aeronef *
10-08 Miami, FL - III Points Festival
10-14 Joshua Tree, CA - Desert Daze 2016
10-15 Joshua Tree, CA - Desert Daze 2016
10-16 Joshua Tree, CA - Desert Daze 2016
11-01 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
11-02 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
11-05 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack’s #
11-06 Memphis, TN - The Hi Tone Cafe #
11-07 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge #
11-09 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall #
11-10 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts ^
11-11 New York, Ny - Bowery Ballroom
11-13 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw ^
11-15 Providence, RI - Aurora ^
11-16 Montreal, Quebec - La Tulipe
11-17 Toronto, Ontario - Danforth Theater
11-18 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
11-19 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
11-23 Missoula, MT - Stage 112
11-25 Seattle, WA - Neumos %

# Amplified Heat
^ Straight Arrows
% Alex Cameron
* Magnetix
! Blind Shake

Watch Thee Oh Sees perform “The Dream” at Pitchfork Music Festival 2012:

Catégories: News

Arcade Fire, Nas, RZA Appear in the Lonely Island's <i>Popstar</i> Movie

25 Mai, 2016 - 17:26

In the Lonely Island's new film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Andy Samberg plays an internationally famous pop star named Conner4Real. The film features several musicians, including Joanna Newsom, DJ Khaled, Questlove, Snoop Dogg, Usher, Adam Levine, Seal. Ahead of its June 3rd release, it's been revealed that Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Régine Chassagne appear in the film, as well as Nas, RZA, Mariah Carey, A$AP Rocky (which the group discussed in an interview with Sway), Justin Timberlake, Danger Mouse, Ringo Starr, P!nk, and more. Below, watch a trailer. 

The Lonely Island recently detailed the Popstar soundtrack. It features Akon, Seal, P!nk, Emma Stone, and more. It also includes the previously shared “I’m So Humble” (featuring Adam Levine), “Mona Lisa,” and “Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song).”

Catégories: News

The Lonely Island Say They Passed on RZA, J Dilla Beats: Watch

25 Mai, 2016 - 17:11

The Lonely Island–the comedy trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone–have a new film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping that hits theaters June 3. To promote the Judd Apatow-produced movie, Samberg and Schaffer recently stopped by “Sway in the Morning” for an interview, as Okayplayer points out.

During their conversation, they discuss getting beats from high-profile producers. Samberg says, “We once got sent beats from RZA, which was crazy.” He explains, “They were super, like, experimental. They were very, like, atonal and weird, and we were like, ‘We don’t know how to make this funny, but it’s dope.” Schaffer then reveals, “They sent us a Dilla beat, and we were like, ‘Oh my God, we can’t ruin a Dilla beat!’” He acknowledes, “people will hate us if we do that.”

Later, they discuss their history of working with real rappers and singers, as well as what they enjoy listening to. Samberg even throws in what his wife, Joanna Newsom, likes to hear. He says, “My wife will listen to the new Kanye and stuff like that. She loves Kendrick. We’ve been bumping that ‘New Level’ A$AP Ferg a lot.” Sway compliments Newsom, telling Samberg, “Your wife is gangster, bro! She’s a revolutionary.” Watch the whole interview–where they also reveal A$AP Rocky makes a Popstar cameo–below.

The Lonely Island recently detailed the Popstar soundtrack. It features Akon, Seal, P!nk, Emma Stone, and more. It also includes the previously shared “I’m So Humble” (featuring Adam Levine), “Mona Lisa,” and “Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song).”

Revisit the Popstar trailer:

Watch the Lonely Island on Pitchfork.tv’s “Over/Under”:

Catégories: News

Gone Is Gone (Mastodon, QOTSA, At the Drive-In) Share New Track “Starlight”: Listen

25 Mai, 2016 - 17:01

Members of Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, and At the Drive-In have formed a supergroup called Gone Is Gone.  Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Troy Van Leeuwen (QOTSA), Tony Hajjar (At the Drive-In), and Mike Zarin have shared another new song from their debut self-titled EP, which is out July 8. “Starlight” follows “Violescent.” The song was premiered on “Start Making Sense,” the Beats 1 show hosted by Savages’ Jehnny Beth. Van Leeuwen also sat down for an interview, where he discussed the band's formation, process, and busy schedules. “We’re still trying to have it be something that’s cinematic more than a rock band,” he said of the Gone Is Gone's aesthetic. Listen below via Apple Music.

The band also recently shared video of the recording sessions for “Violescent”:

Catégories: News

Real Estate Part Ways With Matt Mondanile

25 Mai, 2016 - 16:40

Matt Mondanile is no longer a member of Real Estate. In a statement, the band said he is “focusing on his own Ducktails project.” Real Estate will continue their current tour with new member and guitarist Julian Lynch. They also say that they will begin recording the follow-up to their 2014 album Atlas after the tour. It’s currently scheduled for an early 2017 release. See their full statement and upcoming schedule below. Update 12:38 p.m.: Ducktails also has dates coming up. Find his schedule below.

A founding Real Estate member and guitarist, Mondanile was part of all of the band’s releases, most recently playing on Atlas. He has put out many Ducktails releases, the latest being St. Catherine in 2015.

Read our feature on Real Estate, “Suburban Dreams.”

Real Estate's statement:

Having previously announced a short run of shows in California and a show at Red Rocks Amphitheater with The National, Real Estate expand on this by adding two further California dates. This limited run of dates is a prelude to the recording of their next album, tentatively slated for early 2017. These upcoming shows will be the first with new member and fellow scion of Ridgewood, NJ, guitarist Julian Lynch. Lynch takes the place vacated by the departing Matt Mondanile, who is focusing on his own Ducktails project, a musical endeavor that predates his involvement in Real Estate. The band will commence recording their follow-up to Atlas this summer.

Real Estate:

05-25 Tel Aviv, Israel - Barby Club
05-28 Lisbon, Portugal - Rock In Rio Lisboa
06-25 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory ^
06-26 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom ^
06-27 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel *
06-28 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel #
06-29 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
06-30 Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery
07-31 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre $

$ with The National
^ with Chris Cohen
* with Terry Malts
# with Emotional

Ducktails:

06-23 Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell *
07-08 Seattle, WA - Barboza
07-09 Vancouver, British Columbia - Cobalt
07-10 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
07-12 Oakland, CA - Starline Social
07-13 Felton, CA - Don Quixote's
07-14 San Francisco, CA - Nightlife @ CAS
07-15 Los Angeles, CA - Highland Park Ebell
07-16 San Diego, CA - The Hideout
07-17 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room

* with Alvvays and Big Thief

Watch Ducktails perform at their Flower Lane release show via Pitchfork.tv:

Watch Real Estate's full set from Pitchfork Music Festival 2014:

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story mistakenly named Real Estate's tour, based on incorrect information provided by the band's PR. 

Catégories: News

Flume Previews New Album <i>Skin</i>, Explains Every Track: Listen

25 Mai, 2016 - 15:55

Australian beatmaker Flume will release his new album, Skin, on Friday. He's already shared several tracks from the record, such as "Never Be Like You," "Smoke and Retribution," "Wall Fuck," and "Say It." In the last few days, he's previewed all of the songs on his Instagram account, including several unreleased tracks, and shared stories about their development. (If you go to his Instagram page, the previews form a mosaic of the cover art.) Here's how he explained "Wall Fuck": "My goal with this song was to create sounds that sound like the fabric of the universe tearing." Find the previews below. Skin features Raekwon, Vince Staples, Vic Mensa, Little Dragon, AlunaGeorge, Allan Kingdom, and more. Update (12:59 p.m.): Vince Staples (who is on "Smoke and Retribution") has announced that Flume's album will premiere on Facebook live today at 4:30 Eastern. See his tweet below.

1 - Helix I started the first half of this song in Venice Beach and finished the last half in Mexico, a year later. It took me a long time to make it work. I still think of it as Helix pt.I and Helix pt.II

A video posted by Flume (@flumemusic) on May 22, 2016 at 2:02pm PDT

2 - Never Be Like You (feat. @listentokai) Kai has an amazing voice and a great ear for melody. Thanks for all the support on this one, it means a lot!

A video posted by Flume (@flumemusic) on May 22, 2016 at 5:00pm PDT

3 - Lose It (feat. @VicMensa) I thought the weird sound at the start of the track sounded like electronic whale calls, so before Vic got on it, this track was called Electro Whale Symphony.

A video posted by Flume (@flumemusic) on May 22, 2016 at 7:59pm PDT

4 - Numb and Getting Colder (feat. @iamkucka) The concept behind this song was figuring out a way to combine sounds from experimental music and pop, then have it make sense. I pitched & sped up Kučka's vocals to make her sound like an alien babe from the future. It sounded kind of wrong, but also kind of right. This is the track I'm most proud of on the record. Kučka killed it!

A video posted by Flume (@flumemusic) on May 22, 2016 at 11:16pm PDT

5 - Say It (feat. @ToveLo) I heard a Tove Lo track playing at a bar in LA, I didn't know who it was so I shazamed it. A few days later we were in the studio together, it all came about so quickly! Tove was awesome to work with, she's such a pro.

A video posted by Flume (@flumemusic) on May 23, 2016 at 4:10am PDT

6 - Wall Fuck My goal with this song was to create sounds that sound like the fabric of the universe tearing. Then turn them into a song. Lots of distortion here.

A video posted by Flume (@flumemusic) on May 23, 2016 at 9:00am PDT

7 - Pika I went on a solo mission to Mexico to get out of my comfort zone and write. That's how this track came about. In this track I was experimenting with using heavy distortion on delicate, beautiful sounds. I love the contrast.

A video posted by Flume (@flumemusic) on May 23, 2016 at 5:59pm PDT

8 - Smoke & Retribution (feat. @VinceStaples & @iamKucka) I started this beat in the back of a van on the way to Vegas. Usually, I start the beat first, and then the rapper gets involved. This time it was different, I had Vince's vocal first, and wrote the music around it. I enjoyed working this way because it allowed me to customize the music around the rhythm of the rap. I love the masculine/feminine contrast of Vince & Kučka's vocals together.

A video posted by Flume (@flumemusic) on May 23, 2016 at 8:59pm PDT

Track 9 - "3" This is one of the few songs on the record that I sing on. I recorded the vocal through my laptop mic. I was going to re-record it, but then i grew to love the shittyness of it.

A video posted by Flume (@flumemusic) on May 24, 2016 at 2:01am PDT

10 - When Everything Was New I wanted to create a feeling of nostalgia. The wonder/fear/excitement a child feels when going to a carnival or the fair for the first time. As an adult I often miss the feeling of experiencing things for the first time.

A video posted by Flume (@flumemusic) on May 24, 2016 at 9:59am PDT

11 - You Know (feat. Allan Kingdom & Raekwon) @iamallankingdom and @raekwon absolutely nailed this one. DARK CINEMATIC HIP-HOP

A video posted by Flume (@flumemusic) on May 24, 2016 at 3:57pm PDT

12 - Take A Chance (feat. Little Dragon) I'm a huge fan of @littledragonflicks and have been for a while now. Having the oppurtunity to work with them was a dream come true. Yukimi has such a unnique tone & sense of melody.

A video posted by Flume (@flumemusic) on May 24, 2016 at 6:47pm PDT

13 - Innocence (feat. @AlunaGeorge) I wanted to do somthing that had more of a progressive feel to it. Something that takes you on a journey, less of a verse/chorus feel. I started playing around with the vocal sample from Aluna, then we finishd the song in the studio together. Really happy with how turned out.

A video posted by Flume (@flumemusic) on May 24, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT

14 - Like Water (feat. @MNDR_official) This was one of the first songs I wrote for the record. Amanda's vocal has some kind of otherworldly quality to it which I love.

A video posted by Flume (@flumemusic) on May 24, 2016 at 11:57pm PDT

15 - Free I was going a little crazy trying to write music in my studio at home in Sydney. I had writers block for months, to the point where I thought I may never be able to write music again. So I bought a one-way ticket to Tasmania, found a log cabin in the woods, and isolated myself from the world for 10 days. This is the moment I broke free from my creative block.

A video posted by Flume (@flumemusic) on May 25, 2016 at 6:04am PDT

Today. pic.twitter.com/07AVPin1TC

— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) May 25, 2016

Flume:

07-19 Dunedin, New Zealand -Forsyth Eastern Pad
07-20 Christchurch, New Zealand - Horncastle
07-22 Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
08-04 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater
08-07 Vancouver, British Columbia - PNE Amhpitheatre
08-11 Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall
08-14 San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
08-16 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
08-18 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks
08-20 Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
08-22 Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple
08-23 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
08-25 Columbus, OH - Express Live!
08-27 New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium
08-29 Boston, MA - House of Blues
08-31 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
09-04 Charlottesville, VA - nTelos Wireless Pavilion
09-07 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
09-08 Orlando, FL - House of Blues
09-10 Miami, FL -The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
09-11 Tampa, FL - Jannus Live
09-14 New Orleans, LA - The Orpheum Theater
09-16 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
09-17 Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre The Midland
09-23 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
09-27 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
11-04 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
11-05 Brussels, Belgium - Forest National
11-07 Copenhagen, Denmark - Falconer Salen
11-09 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
11-12 Munich, Germany - Tonhalle
11-13 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
11-14 Strasbourg, France - Zenith
11-16 Paris, France - Zenith
11-17 London, England - Alexandra Palace
11-18 Manchester, England - The Warehouse Project
11-25 Perth, Australia - Perth Arena
12-01 Brisbane, Australia - Riverstage
12-9 Sydney, Australia - Qudos Bank Arena
12-15 Melbourne, Australia - Myer Music Bowl
12-17 Adelaide, Australia - Entertainment Centre

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Jenny Hval Announces New Album <i>Blood Bitch</i>, Shares “Female Vampire”: Listen

25 Mai, 2016 - 15:00

Last year, Jenny Hval released a new album called Apocalypse, girl. She’s following it up this year with Blood Bitch. It’s out September 30 via Sacred Bones, and it features the below track, “Female Vampire.” In a statement, Hval called the album “an investigation of blood.” She elaborated that the album is specifically about “the purest and most powerful, yet most trivial, and most terrifying blood: Menstruation. The white and red toilet roll chain which ties together the virgins, the whores, the mothers, the witches, the dreamers, and the lovers.” Find the rest of her statement below along with the album's artwork. Hval has also announced a series of tour dates; she’s playing this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival on July 16. 

Read “Jenny Hval's Soft Dick Rock.”

Blood Bitch is also a fictitious story, fed by characters and images from horror and exploitation films of the '70s. With that language, rather than smart, modern social commentary, I found I could tell a different story about myself and my own time: a poetic diary of modern transience and transcendence.

There is a character in this story that is a vampire Orlando, traveling through time and space. But there is also a story here of a 35-year old artist stuck in a touring loop, and wearing a black wig. She is always up at night, jet lagged, playing late night shows - and by day she is quietly resting over an Arp Odyssey synthesizer while a black van drives her around Europe and America.

So this is my most fictional and most personal album. It’s also the first album where I’ve started reconnecting with the goth and metal scene I started out playing in many years ago, by remembering the drony qualities of Norwegian Black Metal. It’s an album of vampires, lunar cycles, sticky choruses, and the smell of warm leaves and winter.

Blood Bitch:

01 Ritual Awakening
02 Female Vampire
03 In the Red
04 Conceptual Romance
05 Untamed Region
06 The Great Undressing
07 Period Piece
08 The Plague
09 Secret Touch
10 Lorna

Jenny Hval:

06-03 Dudingen, Switzerland - Kilbi Festival
06-04 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
07-16 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival
08-05 Katowice, Poland - Off Festival
09-01-04 Wiltshire, England - End of the Road
09-30 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
10-17 Glasgow, Scotland - Stereo
10-18 Manchester, England - Soup Kitchen
10-19 London, England - Oslo
10-21 Brussels, Belgium - AB
10-22 Paris, France - Point Ephemere
10-24 Luzern, Switzerland - Suedpol
10-26 Berlin, Germany - Kantine am Berghain
10-27 Amsterdam, Netherlands - De School
10-28 Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel
10-29 Copenhagen, Denmark - Jazzhouse
11-11 Los Angeles, CA - Resident

Watch the video for “Innocence Is Kinky” via Pitchfork.tv:

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Fozzie Bear Jokes About Beyoncé and Jay Z on “@Midnight”: Watch

25 Mai, 2016 - 14:35

@Midnight” is Chris Hardwick's Comedy Central game show where comedians compete to see who can make the best joke on a given topic. Last night's episode opened with the three comedians being asked to joke about May 23 being named Beyoncé Day in Minnesota. After Kristen Schaal and John Hodgman offered their takes, stand-up comedy legend Fozzie Bear put forward his routine for celebrating the holiday. “I hang the lights on the Beyoncé tree,” said the Muppet. “And I leave out cookies and lemonade out for Jay Z.” Watch a clip below. Yesterday, Jay referenced Lemonade in a new verse.

Read "The Muppets' Best Musical Moments" on the Pitch.

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Hillary Clinton Is a Beyoncé <i>Lemonade</i> Fan

25 Mai, 2016 - 13:58

Hillary Clinton was taping an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” yesterday, as Vulture points out. Clinton answered questions posed by viewers and celebrities, including one from Taylor Swift, who asked, “Have you seen Lemonade and do you like it?” Clinton's answer: “I have seen parts of it, and I do like it. It's great.” Below, watch the show’s livestream from yesterday’s taping; the Beyoncé question comes up at 2:10.

The pair’s apparently mutual respect is well-documented. This March, Clinton reportedly visited a Bey video shoot in L.A. Back in December, Clinton was asked if she would rather be president or Beyoncé. “I want to be as good a president as Beyoncé is a performer,” Clinton replied. Beyoncé attended a Clinton fundraiser last May, according to Bloomberg.

Read "Breaking Down Beyoncé's Lemonade Samples" on the Pitch.

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