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Kristoffer Borgli Featured in Latest Episode of Pitchfork.tv and Canal 180's "Director ID" Series

24 Novembre, 2014 - 22:04

Pitchfork.tv recently launched "Director ID", a collaboration with Portuguese music and arts television network Canal 180 that profiles some of the best directors working in music videos today. This week's episode features Kristoffer Borgli, the Norwegian mastermind behind clips for Todd Terje, Serena-Maneesh, Casiokids, Young Dreams, and others. 

In this episode, Borgli talks about translating his personal experiences into stark, evocative clips. Watch below.

The last episode of "Director ID" featured special effects wizard David Wilson. Past episodes have also included Focus Creeps' Aaron BrownDaniel BreretonIsaiah Seret, and Hiro Murai

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Arcade Fire's Will Butler Shares "Take My Side"

24 Novembre, 2014 - 21:50

Earlier today, Arcade Fire's Will Butler shared a new trailer for his debut solo album Policy, which is out March 10 via Merge (and March 16 in Europe). Now, Zane Lowe premiered a track from the album on his BBC Radio 1 show. Listen to "Take My Side" above. 

Here's the trailer:

Watch Butler perform "Take My Side" at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn:

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Stream Songs: Ohia's <i>Didn't It Rain</i> Deluxe Reissue Via Pitchfork Advance

24 Novembre, 2014 - 21:30

Following a singles compilation and Magnolia Electric Co.Secretly Canadian move on to the latest installment in their Songs: Ohia reissue campaign. The 2002 album Didn't It Rain will be reissued on December 2, and it comes packed with a bonus disc of Jason Molina demos.

From now until December 1, the Didn't It Rain reissue, including the bonus demos, will be streaming in full via Pitchfork Advance, our online streaming platform designed to emulate the album listening experience.  

This week, Pitchfork Advance is also streaming Mogwai's  Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. EP, Diplo's Florida reissue, and Trash Kit's Confidence.

Pitchfork Advance showcases an interactive listening environment featuring pre-release albums streams with dynamic graphics and a host of tools that allows fans to engage with album art, lyrics, credits, track listings, artist info, and more while they listen.

Read our Afterword on Molina here. Check out the tracklist for the reissue below.

LP1 (Original Album):

01 Didn't It Rain
02 Steve Albini's Blues
03 Ring the Bell
04 Cross the Moon, Molina
05 Blue Factory Flame
06 Two Blue Lights
07 Blue Chicago Moon

LP2 (Demos):

01 Didn't It Rain
02 Ring the Bell, Working Title: Depression No. 42
03 Cross the Road, Molina, Working Title: Chicago City Moon
04 Blue Factory Flame
05 Two Blue Lights
06  Blue Chicago Moon
07 The Gray Tour, Working Title: Waiting It's Whole Life (Later Re-Recorded for The Grey Tower 7")
08 Spectral Alphabet (Later Re-Recorded for Pyramid Electric Co.)

Watch Molina perform "Steve Albini's Blues" in 2002: 

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The Kills' Alison Mosshart Sings "Bad Blood" for "The Walking Dead"

24 Novembre, 2014 - 20:54

On a recent episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead", the show premiered a new song from their official soundtrack. It's called "Bad Blood", and it's a collaboration between Alison Mosshart (the Kills, the Dead Weather) and Nashville songwriter Eric Arjes. Listen below, via Spin.

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Stream Mogwai's <i>Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1.</i> EP Via Pitchfork Advance

24 Novembre, 2014 - 18:44

On December 1, Mogwai will release Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1., an EP containing new songs from the sessions for Rave Tapes, plus remixes. The remixes come from Blanck MassPye Corner Audio, and Nils Frahm.

Beginning today, the EP is available for streaming via Pitchfork Advance, our our online streaming platform designed to emulate the album listening experience. It will be available until December 1.

This week, Pitchfork Advance is also hosting a stream of Songs: Ohia's Didn't It Rain deluxe reissue, Diplo's Florida reissue, and Trash Kit's Confidence.

Pitchfork Advance showcases an interactive listening environment featuring pre-release albums streams with dynamic graphics and a host of tools that allows fans to engage with album art, lyrics, credits, track listings, artist info, and more while they listen.

Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1.:

01 Teenage Exorcists
02 History Day
03 HMP Shaun William Ryder
04 Re-Remurdered (Blanck Mass Remix)
05 No Medicine For Regret (Pye Corner Audio Mix)
06 The Lord is Out of Control (Nils Frahm Remix)

Watch Mogwai perform at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival Paris:

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The Decemberists Perform on a Fake German TV Show Hosted by Nick Offerman in the "Make You Better" Video

24 Novembre, 2014 - 18:02

As previously teased, the Decemberists have shared the video for "Make You Better" that features Nick Offerman of "Parks and Recreation". The clip, directed by Bill Fishman, takes place on the set of a "Between Two Ferns"-esque fake TV show called "The Old Blue Rock Palace Show". Offerman plays a German interviewer who asks Colin Meloy some silly, uncomfortable questions without regard for the answer, before the Decemberists deliver an awkward performance of the song while wearing hilarious outfits. There's also a romantic subplot involving Offerman and one of the show's producers.

The Decemberists' What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is out January 20 on Capitol and January 19 on Rough Trade in the UK and Europe.

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Stream the <i>Beyoncé</i> Platinum Edition, Featuring All the Bonus Tracks

24 Novembre, 2014 - 16:55

The "Platinum Edition" of Beyoncé's self-titled album from last year is out today. Includes new songs "7/11" and "Ring Off", plus remixes of Beyoncé tracks featuring Kanye WestNicki MinajPharrell, and Mr. Vegas. (Not to mention all the videos from the album, performance videos from the Mrs. Carter Show world tour, photo books, and a 2015 Beyoncé calendar.) Now, you can stream the entire record, with bonus tracks, via Spotify, below. 

Watch Beyoncé's video for "7/11" below:

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Serengeti Shares Lo-Fi Video for "No Beginner"

24 Novembre, 2014 - 16:36

Serengeti has shared a video for "No Beginner" from his recent album Kenny Dennis III. In it, Serengeti stars as his alter ego, the Chicago bro Kenny Dennis, breaking it down for a small crowd. Watch the VHS-looking video, directed by Jeremy Liesen, below via Pitchfork.tv.

Earlier this year, Serengeti teamed with Sufjan Stevens and Son Lux to release a self-titled album as Sisyphus.

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The Notwist Share Full Set Video From Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

24 Novembre, 2014 - 16:07

Photo by Matt Lief Anderson 

The Notwist were one of the many acts at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival Paris. Below, watch video of the German electronic rock outfit's performance, which featured cuts from this year's album Close to the Glass and more.

All video was filmed by La Blogothèque for Pitchfork.tv. Check out photos from the fest here and here. Watch more videos from Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2014 here.

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Hannah Diamond Shares "Every Night"

24 Novembre, 2014 - 15:22

Photo by Diamond Wright

This morning, PC Music's pop-minded entity Hannah Diamond shared a new song called "Every Night" via PC Music's website. Hear it above.

Read Philip Sherburne's primer on PC Music here. Listen to the PC Music episode of the Pitchfork Podcast here.

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Will Butler Shares Goofy Trailer for New Album <i>Policy</i>, Featuring New Music

24 Novembre, 2014 - 15:00

Arcade Fire's Will Butler recently revealed that his debut solo album, Policy, would arrive on March 10 via Merge. (It's also out March 16 in Europe). Today, the album has a goofy new trailer—watch it below. The song "Take My Side" is set to premiere later today on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show.

A press release notes that the album was recorded in Jimi Hendrix's old living room at Electric Lady Studios in New York. It was made in two weeks and features Arcade Fire's Jeremy Gara on drums. Aside from a few supporting players on woodwinds and backing vocals, everything else was recorded by Butler.

It also reads: "Policy is American music—in the tradition of the Violent Femmes, the Breeders, the Modern Lovers, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, the Magnetic Fields, Ghostface Killah. And John Lennon (which counts)."

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Lorde, Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky and Sam Smith, Charli XCX, and Others Perform at the AMAs

24 Novembre, 2014 - 04:49

The 2014 American Music Awards aired tonight. Among the evening's many performances, Charli XCX performed a medley of "Boom Clap", "Sucker" and "Break The Rules". Sam Smith and A$AP Rocky did a duet rendition of "I'm Not The Only One". Lorde performed "Yellow Flicker Beat" from inside a greenscreen box and smeared lipstick across her face at the end. Nicki Minaj performed "Bed of Lies" with Skylar Grey piano-side. Ariana Grande did a jazz medley of "Problem", "Break Free", and "Love Me Harder" (for which she brought out the Weeknd). Lil Wayne also performed a new song called "Start A Fire", which features Christina Milian. 

Watch video of all the performances below.

Charli Clap - "Bloom Clap", "Sucker", and "Break The Rules":

Sam Smith and A$AP Rocky - "I'm Not The Only One":

Lorde - "Yellow Flicker Beat":

Ariana Grande - "Problem", "Break Free", and "Love Me Harder (ft. The Weeknd)":

Nicki Minaj ft. Skylar Grey - "Bed of Lies":

Lil Wayne ft. Christina Milian - "Start A Fire":

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Killer Mike Drops Mixtape of 2008 Freestyles <i>Sunday Morning Massacres</i>

23 Novembre, 2014 - 22:25

Around 2008, Killer Mike did a regular series of freestyles dubbed "Sunday Morning Massacres". Today, Greg Street rounded those up and dropped the 18-track Sunday Morning Massacres mixtape. Hear it below and download it here.

Watch Killer Mike and El-P on "Over/Under":

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James Blake Says New Album Out in "About Five Months", Might Feature Kanye West

23 Novembre, 2014 - 17:44

James Blake has revealed in a new interview with the Miami New Times (via CoS) that his new album, the follow-up to Overgrown, is "seventy percent done" and is set for release in "about five months." He also said that the new album will likely feature Kanye West: "It looks like we should be able to get something done. I know that there’s a specific song I would like him to be on, and if he can do that by the time my record comes out, that would be fantastic."

He said of the new album:

“I'm working hard and doing my best—I'm aware that people want to hear this record, so I'm not being complacent. I should hope that [the new album] will be a step on, as much as the second one was to the first. I guess I’ve taken a focus on the songwriting again, even more closely, and I’m dabbling in some different production techniques, things I’ve developed.

“A lot of things have changed in my life since the last record, and overall for the better, so I’m in a good place, I think. I’m in a good place to write in general, and I have been for quite a while.”

Blake has shared a handful of new songs recently, including "200 Press" and "Building It Still".

Watch Blake perform at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival Paris:

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John Cale and Liam Young's Drone Orchestra Detailed in New Documentary

22 Novembre, 2014 - 19:05

Back in September, the Velvet Underground's John Cale teamed with architect Liam Young to create a performance called "LOOP>>60Hz: Transmissions from the Drone Orchestra". It took place at the Barbican in London and utilized flying drones as musical instruments. The Creators Project have shared a short documentary about how the performance came together. Watch it below.

Some drones carried speakers, which brought Cale's voice to different areas of the venue. Other drones were equipped with speakers to amplify the hum of their motors. They also wore elaborate costumes.

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Lil B Lectures, Freestyles at MIT

22 Novembre, 2014 - 18:05

Back in 2012, Lil B gave a lecture at New York University where he dropped nuggets of wisdom such as "let's stop fracking" and "every single person you meet, look at them like a golden million dollar baby." Yesterday, he returned to the lecture circuit when he gave a talk at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—aka MIT. "If I could get a water on stage, because this will be intense and I will be speaking from the heart," he opened.

The Fader have a full transcript of the lecture. Video of his talk and of his rare freestyle have also surfaced (below). 

During the talk, he revealed that he's developing an app for a vegan company called Follow Your Heart and is "working with YouTube". He also discussed his mother's health struggles, race, Ferguson, being comforting instead of focusing purely on profit, his song "No Black Person Is Ugly", and so much more. Here are a few choice highlights from the transcript:

  • "I want to say, to answer your question: yes, I do love Kevin Durant, and I appreciate him, and I appreciate the NBA."
  • "If Kevin Durant came to D.C., would I lift the curse? Well, does Boston love D.C.?"
  • "Me and Kevin got a game to play."
  • "I want to give a shout out to all the engineers and scientists, and all the people in here, swag. Everybody that's dealing with math, you know what I'm saying? Salute man."
  • "I appreciate the Black Student Union for making this happen. Everybody should be in the Black Student Union, because we're all black, remember that."
  • "Tinder is a new company, but you see with technology, how this is transcending. From Tinder to creating cars. Tinder might be making that next car. I'm so excited about the technology."
  • "Maybe Tinder wasn't the right example."
  • "Make sure you comfort everybody, because you have so much power."
  • "I am here to comfort you. I chose my job to be a healer, you know what I'm saying?"
  • [When asked about recurring dreams] "Who had the bathroom stall dream where if you pee in the stall, you pee on yourself?" [Applause] "I ain't alone baby! That's the worst dream to have."
  • [When asked if he identifies as a feminist] "Hell yeah. I push for the women so hard."
  • "Give the person your all when you're listening. ... That's a huge thing, understanding empathy."
  • "The main thing I'm trying to press here with everybody is that I love you."

Read the entire transcript.


On his mom:

On KD:

Watch part of his NYU lecture via Pitchfork.tv:

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TV on the Radio Perform "Happy Idiot" on "Letterman"

22 Novembre, 2014 - 16:34

TV on the Radio swung by "Late Show With David Letterman" last night. They performed the single "Happy Idiot" off their new album Seeds. "Yeah! All the way from Brooklyn," Dave shouted at the end of the performance.

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Jon Hopkins Shares Unreleased Material in BBC Essential Mix

22 Novembre, 2014 - 15:56

Photo by Steve Gullick

Jon Hopkins is the latest artist to share an Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1. The two-hour mix features an unreleased Hopkins song called "Interlude", plus material from Dan Deacon, Clark, Panda Bear, Boddika & Joy Orbison, and others. Find the tracklist below, and listen here.

Hopkins has also shared a batch of world tour dates, including a just-announced show tonight at Glasslands in Brooklyn.

He said of the mix:

"It feels amazing to be part of a mix series that has been going for 20 years, and to join a line up that has included so many people whose music i admire. I put a lot of work into this, trying to showcase the tracks that have influenced my recent album and live shows, and trying to build a real musical structure and journey over the 2 hours. I really hope everyone enjoys it."

Caribou, Joy Orbison, and Duck Sauce have recently shared entries in the Essential Mix series. 

Read our Guest List interview with Hopkins.


Bvdub & Loscil - Moirai (Glacial Movements)
Rapoon - Alchiva (Robin Storey)
Barker & Baumecker - Spur (Clark Remix) (Warp)
Jon Hopkins - Interlude (unreleased)
Seefeel - Industrious (Too Pure)
Jon Hopkins - Abandon Window (Moderat Remix) (Domino)
Recondite - The Fade (Ghostly)
Dan Deacon - Surprise Stefani (Luke Abbott Remix) (Carpark)
Untold - Just for You (Hotflush)
Skudge - Mobius (Indigo Aera)
Agoria & Francesco Tristano - Kick the Peace Part 1 (Different)
Fairmont - 3 Cities (Traum Shallpatten)
Daniel Avery - Naive Response (Phantasy)
I Break Horses - Faith (The Field Remix) (Bella Union)
Gary Beck - Algoreal (Soma Quality Recordings)
James Holden - The Illuminations (12" version) (Border Community)
Wesley Matsell - Bismuth (Cambria Instruments)
Jon Hopkins - Collider (Pangaea Remix) (Domino)
Clark - Growls Garden (Nathan Fake Remix) (Warp)
Mux Mool - Crackers (Ghostly)
Boddika & Joy Orbison - In Here (Sunklo)
Mogg & Naudascher - Moon Unit Part 2 (Supersoul)
Panda Bear - Drone (Paw Tracks)

Jon Hopkins:

11-22 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
12-04 Brighton, England - Brighton Dome
12-12 Manchester, England - The Warehouse Project
12-16 Cape Town, South Africa - Sónar Cape Town
01-26 Auckland, New Zealand - Laneway Festival
01-31 Brisbane, Australia - Laneway Festival
02-01 Sydney, Australia - Laneway Festival
02-06 Adelaide, Australia - Laneway Festival
02-07 Melbourne, Australia - Laneway Festival
02-08 Freemantle, Australia - Laneway Festival
04-24 London, England - Brixton Academy

Watch his "Open Eye Signal" video:

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Beyoncé Dances Around The House In New Video for "7/11"

22 Novembre, 2014 - 02:16

Yesterday Beyoncé released two new songs-- "7/11" and "Ring Off"-- that will appear on the forthcoming remaster of her surprise 2013 album, Beyoncé. Now, she's dropped a video for "7/11", in which she dances for a fisheyed camera on a balcony before taking the party inside. She begins the video wearing knee pads and a sweatshirt that simply says "Kale", and it only gets more interesting from there. Watch the video below.

Beyoncé will release the deluxe edition of last year's self-titled album on November 24.


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