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Sky Ferreira Performs New Song "Guardian" Live

il y a 3 heures 14 min

Photo by Tonje Thilesen

Sky Ferreira has been playing a new song live while on tour in North America. It's called "Guardian". Listen to fan-recorded audio below.

Ferreira is currently working on the followup to Night Time, My Time, reportedly with Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes. Watch her and Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV cover Hole's "Asking For It" after the jump.

Read our interview with Ferreira here.


"Asking For It" cover:

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Wu-Tang Clan Share <i>A Better Tomorrow</i> Album Stream

il y a 4 heures 19 min

Wu-Tang Clan have shared a stream of their new album A Better Tomorrow ahead of its December 2 release. The band has previously shared the tracks "A Better Tomorrow", "Necklace", "Ruckus in B Minor""Ron O'Neal", and "Keep Watch". Stream the new album below.

Wu-Tang's other album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, will be released in a (very) limited edition of just one copy.

A Better Tomorrow:

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Frank Ocean Shares Hint of New Song, Plus Lyrics

il y a 4 heures 46 min

Photo by Erez Avissar

Frank Ocean has shared a snippet of a new song on his tumblr, with no word yet as to whether it will appear on his forthcoming album. He's also shared some lyrics. Listen to "Memrise" above and check out the words below.

I memorized the wayward expressions
Never look down
Never let you see me down
I memorized the way no directions
Can I come over now
I’d like to stay a little while
I memorized your body exposed
I could fuck you all night long
From a memory alone

I never forget a face
Don’t go plastic on me
Nothing’s set in stone
You’re not dipped in gold
Dipped in gold
You can’t breathe if you’re dipped in gold
You are not on paper
You are not a copy
You’re so, you’re so..so thick, so thick

The title of Frank Ocean's next album hasn't yet been announced, but some details have emerged: Ocean is in the studio with Hit-Boy ("Niggas in Paris", Drake, Nicki Minaj) and Rodney Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Destiny's Child), according to Billboard. Back in June, Hit-Boy shared a snippet of "No Such Thing As Black Jesus", a Nas song featuring Ocean's vocals.

Watch Frank Ocean's video for "Pyramids":

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Run the Jewels Postpone Montreal Show After Merch Trailer Catches Fire

27 Novembre, 2014 - 16:32

Run the Jewels were scheduled for a show at Montreal's Club Soda tonight, but Killer Mike and El-P have been forced to postpone, Exclaim reports. The duo's bus broke down following their Detroit show and their merch trailer caught fire. Both men posted video of the fire on their respective Instagram accounts (below).

The duo were plagued by bus problems prior to their St. Louis show. They flew to Toronto last night and played the show there, but El-P writes that cancelling Montreal show "couldn't be helped".

ever since before St. Louis our tour bus has been broken. last 24 hours @despotroast ,@RatKing and more friends have been trapped on it.

— el-p (@therealelp) November 26, 2014

the trailer also caught on fire. photo by @despotroast pic.twitter.com/jFQ5vApIGt

— el-p (@therealelp) November 26, 2014

hi you've reached my phone. i have no voice, my bus is dead, merch trailer caught fire and I'm flying to toronto. call back tomorrow.

— el-p (@therealelp) November 26, 2014

we will work hard to reschedule a montreal show for as soon as we can.

— el-p (@therealelp) November 26, 2014

we are sorry to announce that our Montreal show in postponed until further notice. we will make it up to you. couldn't be helped.

A video posted by thereallyrealelp (@thereallyrealelp) onNov 11, 2014 at 11:45am PST

Setting the world on fire, baby! #RTJ2 #WorldTour

A video posted by Killer Mike (@killermikegto) onNov 11, 2014 at 1:23pm PST

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Smashing Pumpkins Sell "Fuck You Anderson Cooper" T-Shirts Featuring Cats in Bowties

27 Novembre, 2014 - 15:52

Photo via Twitter

Last month, Anderson Cooper dedicated a segment of his show "Anderson Cooper 360" to mocking the Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan for posing with cats on the cover of PAWS Chicago Magazine (the magazine for the no-kill animal shelter PAWS Chicago). Corgan initially came back with a pair of angry tweets, but since this is a musician beef in 2014, it's not official until someone responds by making a T-shirt about it.

At their hometown show at Chicago's Thalia Hall last night, the Smashing Pumpkins sold shirts featuring two cats wearing bowties and the words "Fuck you Anderson Cooper". (Actually, since the band's logo is included, it says, "Fuck you the Smashing Pumpkins Anderson Cooper", but that's probably not what they meant.)

The new Smashing Pumpkins album Monuments to an Elegy is out December 9.

Watch Cooper's segment here:

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Julian Casablancas and The Voidz Perform the Strokes' "You Only Live Once" With Devonté Hynes At New York Show

26 Novembre, 2014 - 23:10

Julian Casablancas and the Voidz are currently on tour in support of their recent album Tyranny. Last night, they performed at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, and Casablancas brought out Blood Orange's Devonté Hynes (who opened for the band) to do the Strokes' "You Only Live Once". Watch footage of the performance below, via We All Want Someone To Shout For.

According to We All Want Someone To Shout For, Casablancas also brought out fellow openers, Seattle rap collective Shabazz Palaces, to perform Tyranny cut "Father Electricity". Footage of that performance has yet to surface.

Casablancas and Hynes have teamed up several times recently - most recently on Know-Wave radio, as well as for a secret show at Shea Stadium.

"You Only Live Once" (with Devonté Hynes):

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The Pop Group Announce <i>Citizen Zombie</i>, First Album in 35 Years, Share Title Track

26 Novembre, 2014 - 21:03


Photo by Chaira Meattelli and Dominic Lee

After reissuing the miscellania collection We Are Time and dropping the new compilation Cabinet of Curiosities earlier this year, post-punk pioneers the Pop Group have announced Citizen Zombie, their first new long-play in 35 years.

Produced by Paul Epworth (Coldplay, Adele, Florence & the Machine) the album - which follows 1980's For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? - will be released on February 24, 2015 via Freaks R Us (an imprint of Kartel/Amped). Additionally, the band have shared the title track from the record on Soundcloud and revealed the LP's tracklisting. They've also announced a world tour that kicks off this March. Listen to "Citizen Zombie" above, and below, check out the tracklisting and a full list of tour dates.

Citizen Zombie:

01 Citizen Zombie
02 Mad Truth
03 Nowhere Girl
04 Shadow Child
05 The Immaculate Deception
06 s.o.p.h.i.a.
07 Box 9
08 Nations
09 St. Outrageous
10 Age of Miracles
11 Echelon

The Pop Group:

03-01-15 Tokyo, Japan - Liquid Rooms
03-05 Adelaide, Australia - Adelaide Festival
03-06 Sydney, Australia - The Factory Theatre
03-07 Melbourne, Australia - The Corner Hotel
03-10 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
03-11 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
03-12 Seattle, WA - Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
03-13 Chicago, IL - TBA
03-14 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
03-16 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
03-17 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
03-19-22 Austin, TX - SXSW

Watch the Pop Group's video for "She's Beyond Good and Evil":

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Cat Power Performs New Song at Istanbul Concert

26 Novembre, 2014 - 20:20

Cat Power, aka Chan Marshall, is currently wrapping up the latest leg of her world tour. Recently, she did a two-night stint at Babylon, in Istanbul, Turkey (Marshall's most recent album, Sun, was released in 2012). During the show, Marshall performed a previously-unheard, as-of-yet untitled song, arranged modestly so as to include only voice and piano. Watch the performance below, via CoS.

Revisit our Cover Story with Cat Power.

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James Blake Remixes Gorillaz's "Feel Good Inc." as Harmonimix

26 Novembre, 2014 - 19:47

Photo by Tom Spray

From time to time, James Blake remixes songs by popular artists as Harmonimix. In the past, he's released reinterpretations of D'Angelo, Mala, Destiny's Child, and more. Now, as FACT reports, another Harmonimix remix has surfaced: a reworking of Gorillaz's 2005 hit "Feel Good Inc." The track appeared in Rich Reason's FABRICLIVE x Hit & Run Mix, and may be streamed below.

Blake's new album, the follow-up to Overgrown, is "seventy percent done" and will be released in "about five months". Reportedly, it will include collaborations with Kanye West.

Watch Blake perform at Pitchfork Festival Paris:

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Wu-Tang Clan Share "A Better Tomorrow"

26 Novembre, 2014 - 19:22

Right on the heels of their "Letterman" performanceWu-Tang Clan have shared the title track from their forthcoming album A Better TomorrowPreviously, the group shared "Ron O'Neal""Keep Watch""Ruckus in B Minor", and "Necklace". Listen above.

A Better Tomorrow will be released on December 1 via Warner Bros., Wu-Tang Clan's new home.

Wu-Tang's other album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, will be released in a (very) limited edition of just one copy. 

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Coldplay Share Interactive "Ink" Video

26 Novembre, 2014 - 17:45

Coldplay have shared an animated interactive video for their Ghost Stories track "Ink". Written, directed and animated by Blind, it's a Choose Your Own Adventure-styled project chronicling one man's journey across the globe in search of his lost love. Viewers can control the story by making decisions at certain intervals – which paths to take, which animals to embody, and even whether or not to get drunk. All in all, there are 300 possible outcomes, depending on what you click and when. See for yourself over on Coldplay's website.

Check out Coldplay's "True Love" video, which details a similar romance - with inflatable body suits:

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Lorde Performs "Yellow Flicker Beat", Chats on "The Tonight Show"

26 Novembre, 2014 - 17:04

Last night, "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" welcomed Lorde. In addition to performing her Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1 single "Yellow Flicker Beat", she sat down for an interview with Jimmy. 

She talked about the early days of her career when she was told that her music wasn't going to work on the radio, which spurred her decision to post her stuff on SoundCloud. Naturally, she also discussed the two-month process of putting together the Hunger Games soundtrack. Her friendship with Taylor Swift is also discussed.

Worth noting: Lorde shook hands with Bill O'Reilly. Her interview begins around the thirty minute mark.

"Yellow Flicker Beat":

Interview (starts at 30:00):

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Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Performs with the London Contemporary Orchestra

26 Novembre, 2014 - 16:39

Last month, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood held a concert with the London Contemporary Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in Manchester, England. In addition to performing selections from his film scores (including, most recently, Inherent Vice), Greenwood performed new music, as well as songs by other musicans selected in tandem with the orchestra.

For the next 72 hours, Boiler Room will be airing the entire concert on a constant loop. Watch below.

Greenwood's show with the London Contemporary Orchestra differed from typical classical music performances in several ways. Instead of sitting in assigned seats, the audience was free to move about the space as they wished, and during his composition "Self Portrait with Seven Fingers", attendees could participate in the performance using their mobile phones (that multimedia approach is explained in depth here).

In an interview with journalist Chris Woolfrey for Boiler Room, Greenwood expressed his thoughts on the project:

I felt really high afterwards. Lots of things just seemed to work. Not necessarily the pieces, but the idea of playing them like that. What was good – all these little four or five minutes pieces, and all this faffing around in between, it allowed the audience to talk to each other. There are things that people don’t like, and I find it really interesting that you can have that sort of reaction straight away, with certain things not going down well.

Greenwood's next performance with the London Contemporary Orchestra will take place on February 21 at St John the Evangelist in Oxford, England.

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How To Dress Well Shares New Mixtape <i>You and I Are the Same</i>

26 Novembre, 2014 - 16:22

How to Dress Well has shared a fifty-three minute mixtape entitled You and I Are the Same. It contains reworked versions of tracks by FKA twigs, Default Genders (formerly Elite Gymnastics), Sia, Phillip Glass, Akron/Family, the Microphones, Majical Cloudz, and many, many more. Listen to the whole thing above, and below, check out the tracklisting poster included with the mixtape.

Read our interview with How to Dress Well here.

Watch How to Dress Well perform "Precious Love" (from his recent album "What Is This Heart?") on Pitchfork.tv's "City of Music":

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Four Tet, Jamie xx, John Talabot, Koreless Compose Music for Art Film Project

26 Novembre, 2014 - 15:29

"Continuum" is a film project by Sofia Mattioli. The filmmaker created a two-minute silent, abstract short with her iPhone. Then, she asked Four TetJamie xxJohn Talabot, and Koreless to each compose a two-minute piece of music for the film. Now, the film has been released; check it out here via Nowness and listen to the full-length soundtrack, containing each artist's contributions, above. Additionally, all of the songs can be downloaded via the film's Soundcloud

"While the silent video plays, what I want everyone to do is go into their own space in their own head, and imagine the piece of music they would put with it," Mattioli said.

Watch Four Tet's full set from Pitchfork Music Festival Paris:

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Wu-Tang Clan Perform "Ruckus in B Minor" on "Letterman"

26 Novembre, 2014 - 07:33

Wu-Tang Clan's A Better Tomorrow is out December 2, and to mark the occasion, they stopped by "Late Show With David Letterman" tonight. Unlike their "Daily Show" appearance, a handful of key members were notably missing. Watch them do their single "Ruckus in B Minor" below.

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Chance the Rapper Shares Social Experiment Track "Sunday Candy"

26 Novembre, 2014 - 01:22

Chance the Rapper's new album Surf, recorded with his band the Social Experiment, is on the way. Today, he's shared a new track from the record via The Fader. That's "Sunday Candy" above.

The Acid Rap follow-up is credited to Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment. The band features Chance, Donnie Trumpet (real name: Nico Segal), Peter Cottontale, and Nate Fox. "Sunday Candy" features vocals from Jamila Woods.

In a Billboard interview, Chance called Surf "the first Social Experiment project" rather than a proper Chance the Rapper release. It's set to feature contributions from Francis Starlite of Francis and the Lights.

Segal discussed the new song with The Fader, emphasizing that Surf is primarily his project (as the artwork above suggests):

"We're working on all this music together, but this project in particular is a Donnie Trumpet project. My music, with their influence and ideas, plus us all coming up with crazy shit to do. But at the end of the day, it's my directing.

"This song specifically is a great representation of [The Social Experiment's] collaborative efforts. It's my curation, but then bringing it to the table with all these beautiful people and including them in their own way. Jamila sang on that hook, then I brought it to the collective. Peter added some great layers of texture and helped produce, Nate added a bunch of drums, tons of our friends from Chicago played instruments and added their ideas."

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EMA Meets Her Cyborg Counterpart in Her "3Jane" Video

26 Novembre, 2014 - 01:04

Erika M. Anderson, better known as EMA, has shared the video for her Future's Void single "3Jane". The clip, directed by Y2K, shows Anderson confronting her cyborg doppelganger as surveillance drones fly overhead. Watch it below via Dazed.

The director detailed the video, telling Dazed:

Somewhere between the prediction of a fully realized human-android and the watchful eye of surveillance technology, lies a conception of the reality we intended to create in “3Jane”. Depicted therein are the dichotomies between the persona of the artist and her branded image, the human and the automata, the watched and the watcher, the real versus the ideal, and the merger of these dualities. Presented is a dream-like narrative scenario that touches on the inevitable union of humanity and technology. The concept for “3Jane” is part of a larger narrative we’re currently developing in a feature film titled Uncanny Valley.

Read our interview with EMA here.

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Prince Deletes Facebook and Twitter Accounts, Yanks Music from YouTube

25 Novembre, 2014 - 21:56

Though Prince's irregular social media activity was a relatively new thing, today he shuttered his @3rdEyeGirl Twitter account and his 3rdEyeGirl and Prince Facebook pages, while also removing many of his more recent videos from his YouTube account, according to the Star Tribune.

Prince's recent relationship with social media had been a rocky one. A Facebook Q&A ended after several hours with Prince only answering one question. A Yahoo! simulcast commemorating his new albums—Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrumalso turned out to be a wash, with fans waiting for hours for only three songs. (At least one was with Kendrick Lamar.) Fans in Toronto were disappointed when a rumored show at Massey Hall hinted at on the 3rdEyeGirl Twitter account turned out to not be true.

Watch the "Breakfast Can Wait" video (which has't been removed from YouTube), and check out our interview with the video's director.

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James Blake Announces "200 Press" Single, Shares Preview

25 Novembre, 2014 - 21:12

Over the summer, during on of his BBC Radio 1 residency shows, James Blake played a new song called "200 Press". When asked about the song's title, he said it was "cause only 200 are going to be pressed up". Now, the single's details have been announced. It's out digitally on December 8, with 12" and double 7" releases coming via Blake's imprint 1-800-Dinosaur. Hear a preview of the track, above.

The single also contains two new tracks–one of which was described by Dummy as a "techno-y tune"—and a poem written by Blake called "Words That We Both Know". As Dummy points out, the poem was previously included in Blake's Essential Mix.

Watch Blake perform at Pitchfork Festival Paris:

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