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GUM (Tame Impala's Jay Watson) Shares "Anesthetized Lesson" Video

il y a 1 heure 36 min

Tame Impala and Pond multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson has a side-project called GUM. Today, he's shared a new music video for a track off his album Glamorous Damage. Check out the awesome Jason Galea-directed video for "Anesthetized Lesson", which features Watson in a cape, below.

GUM will also accompany Mac DeMarco on a string of Australian tour dates early next year. Find those dates below the clip.


01-03 Melbourne, Australia - 170 Russell *
01-04 Melbourne, Australia - 170 Russell *
01-05 Melbourne, Australia - 170 Russell *
01-06 Sydney, Australia - Enmore Theatre *#

* with Mac DeMarco
# with Kirin J. Callinan

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Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman Share <i>Lice</i>

il y a 2 heures 32 min

Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman just released a free five-song EP called Lice. It features production from DJ Spinna, Optiks, Blockhead, and Alex “Apex” Gale. That ridiculous artwork up there is by Jeremy Fish. Download it here and listen below.

Physical copies will be available on tour in the coming year. Since it's currently a free release, they recommend donating to City Harvest and Prep for Prep.


01 Vertigo
02 Katz
03 Environmental Studies
04 So Strange Here
05 Get a Dog

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Coldplay and Beyoncé Share "Hymn for the Weekend"

il y a 3 heures 57 min

Coldplay have shared a few tracks from A Head Full of Dreams, which is out December 4, and recently previewed each song from the album. Today, they shared "Hymn for the Weekend", which is the track that features Beyoncé. It debuted on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show—listen to the song and an interview with Coldplay's Guy Berryman below.

Berryman talked about how Chris Martin decided to write it as a "party song." He said that Beyoncé came in, "she did her thing," and recorded her part within five minutes.

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The National Won't Release New Album Next Year, Matt Berninger Says

il y a 4 heures 12 min

EL VY—the collaborative project of the National's Matt Berninger and Menomena/Ramona Falls' Brent Knopf—released their album Return to the Moon this past October, and they're on the road now. Today, Beringer sat down for a Facebook Q&A from his hotel in Copenhagen. He gave an update on the National's next album. While he said that they plan to play new songs live, the album isn't coming in 2016.

The band recently offered an update on the new album, with Berninger calling 15 of their new songs "fucking amazing".

Elsewhere in the Q&A, Beringer revealed that the National will never perform the Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers track "Cardinal Song" in full ("it's too depressing"). Also, the National did indeed record a new "Bob's Burgers" song, but it was pulled due to the tragic events in Paris. "It was a goofy song about Thanksgiving and how Europe doesn't have Thanksgiving," he said. "Maybe it'll come out next year, it's really funny."

He also discussed his favorite lyricists (Spoon's Britt Daniel, Kim Deal, and Nick Cave, to name a few), meeting Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry, whether his wife actually "drove into the vines", and much more.

Watch the first part of the Q&A below, and watch the rest here and here.


Copenhagen Q&A

Posted by EL VY on Monday, November 30, 2015

Watch the National on Pitchfork.tv's "Over/Under":

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ANOHNI (F.K.A. Antony) Shares New Song "4 Degrees"

il y a 4 heures 36 min

Photo by Inez & Vinoodh 

Antony Hegarty's album under the name ANOHNI—which she co-produced with Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never—is HOPELESSNESS. Today, she's shared "4 Degrees", the album's debut single.

She shared the song with the following note:

In solidarity with the climate conference in Paris,
giving myself a good hard look,
not my aspirations but my behaviors,
revealing my insidious complicity.
It's a whole new world.

Let’s be brave and tell the truth as much as we can.

Anohni x

ANOHNI has performed "4 Degrees" at recent performances and discussed the song in a recent interview. "I have grown tired of grieving for humanity, and I also thought I was not being entirely honest by pretending that I am not a part of the problem," she said. "'4 Degrees' is kind of a brutal attempt to hold myself accountable, not just valorize my intentions but also reflect on the true impact of my behaviors."

Watch the video for Antony and the Johnsons' "You Are My Sister":

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Talib Kweli Says He Was Physically Attacked by "Bigots" in Copenhagen

30 Novembre, 2015 - 20:27

Photo via Talib Kweli's Instagram

On November 26, Talib Kweli performed at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen, Denmark. While in Copenhagen, he claims he was the victim of a racially-motivated attack, as he wrote in an Instagram post (via Pigeons and Planes).

"I was attacked by two bigots last night saying they "hate me" and they didn't even know who I was, they just didn't like the color of my skin," he wrote. "It wasn't an Internet attack, it was physical. I was hit and kicked."

Kweli says that he escaped the situation and went on to perform his show as scheduled. "It goes to show you that racism and hate doesn't stop for ppl with money or 'celebrity' whatever that means," he wrote.

Check out the Instagram post below. 

Me and @nikohigh walking into Christiania Copenhagen last night. One of my favorite places in the world until last night. I've been hearing about Danish racism on the rise. I witnessed it firsthand. I was attacked by two bigots last night saying they "hate me" and they didn't even know who I was, they just didn't like the color of my skin. It wasn't an Internet attack, it was physical. I was hit and kicked. Thank you to @nikohigh for helping me get out of there. It goes to show you that racism and hate doesn't stop for ppl with money or "celebrity" whatever that means. They stop nothing tho. The show still went on, Copenhagen was a great crowd. Even tho I will never see Christiania the same, a place I once wrote about for a travel blog as utopian, I will always love my fans in Denmark. Your love last night, especially while I was away from family during holiday, only made me stronger.

A photo posted by Talib Kweli (@talibkweli) onNov 27, 2015 at 3:33am PST

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Marvel Releasing Free Comic Book Compiling Hip-Hop Variant Covers

30 Novembre, 2015 - 19:57

Over the past few months, Marvel Comics have been paying homage to hip-hop through a series of variant covers inspired by beloved albums from Run the Jewels, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill, De La Soul, DOOM, Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, Tyler the Creator, Jay Z, Missy Elliott, 2Pac, Eminem, and many, many more.

Today, the company has announced a free, 32-page book featuring reprints of 14 of these covers, the New York Times reports. “The hip-hop variants were a really special initiative that caught fire in the outside world,” Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso told the Times. “We thought this was a great opportunity to highlight that and make it available to fans for free.” The comic will be available in participating stores January 6.

Below, check out a selection of Marvel's tribute covers:



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Skrillex Talks About the Making of His Sci-Fi Psychological Thriller "Red Lips" Video

30 Novembre, 2015 - 18:49

There’s a moment in my conversation with Sonny Moore, aka Skrillex, when the line goes silent and I can’t tell whether he’s mulling his point or telling me to move on. (Moore is a voluble speaker, and there have been several times when I’ll think he’s finished his answer, only to hear a stream of words pour forth the moment I open my mouth.) Then, he talks: “You still there?” A second before, he’d described a music video he was very excited about, but couldn’t remember the title of. Now, he’s Googling for it, but he wants me to keep talking.

In other words: Sonny Moore is multi-tasking, which is no surprise given his antic work as Skrillex. Today, Moore has released a grand, theatrical music video for his remix of “Red Lips”, a track by Miami duo GTA. Last week, we chatted with him about the clip, which was directed by Grant Singer and co-written by Skrillex and Singer. It was made in collaboration with Apple Music.

(Before we hung up, he remembered the video he was thinking about: “Acid Rain” by Lorn.)

Pitchfork: I wanted to hear it straight from your mouth: What exactly is going on in this video?

Skrillex: I came up with it with Grant. The first thing that went through my head when I heard the song is that it starts out kind of pretty, but still dark. It feels almost schizophrenic. The way Sam Bruno, the vocalist, delivers the song, it feels like she’s afraid of something. The idea was, what if this girl was sitting here by herself, and when the key changes in the song, the sky just went black and these creatures come out from behind and it’s this nightmare she’s running from? It’s this girl in your head, and this is what she’s seeing.

Pitchfork: Why did you choose to work with Grant on this project?

Skrillex: To be honest, I’ve worked with a lot of great directors, but I feel Grant is someone that I am able to communicate with. It’s strange—some directors are really talented but they can be so precious when it comes to letting you be a part of it. Grant and I mesh so well on a creative level that we just came up with the concepts together, all the treatment and all the art direction that I brought to him: movies like The Cell and The Neverending Story and old science fiction films. He was just so happy to work side-by-side together, where some other people would rather do their own thing. Obviously he’s never done a bad video and he really has an awesome vision and like I said he just let me be super creative in this process. Same with "Burial", so that’s why I chose him.

Pitchfork: Why did it take six months to make?

Skrillex: A lot of it was just treatment. Fantasy is so hard to do when it comes to making it look good compared to something that’s a documentary or hyper-realism. When you only have a certain amount of money, shit’s gonna look really corny. Going back and forth from the budget, what we had and pulling favors—there’s a lot in that process, and it comes with factoring in your resources.

It didn’t start out as a fantasy at first. It started out a little bit more like The Shining; a woman running from someone through a house. It kept morphing and morphing, and we kept sitting on it. I think that’s what makes it special. We didn’t have a deadline where we had to put it out in a week. Sometimes a song can take up to a year to write, and because I waited that year and waited to work on it that day, it came up that extra 50 percent. We treated it like it was just an art piece that we took our time doing, and it really felt right on the treatment. If we would’ve done it back then we would have settled for what we first had and it wouldn’t have been as spectacular.

Pitchfork: Traditionally, you don’t appear in your videos. Why is that?

Skrillex: When you hear the song, it’s so dramatic. In my head, it needed something as dramatic, and I think I would just distract from that in this case. Whenever I am in my videos, it’s rare. A lot of it is, they feel more live and hyper-realist, like I was saying before, rather than fantasy. People would just be like, “Oh, Skrillex is acting in this video,” and it wouldn’t work as well.

Pitchfork: To me, the track is immediately identifiable as a Skrillex remix. At this point in your career, do you feel the pressure to push yourself in different directions?

Skrillex: It’s cool, because I've been working with Bieber and doing Jack Ü which departs from the roots of Skrillex for a little bit. The one thing that differentiates this, to me, is that a lot of my stuff has a lot of humor in it. My music had a lot, like “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”, and stuff that was a little more satirical. But “Red Lips” is more honest and dramatic, and even over-dramatic, rather than having that sort of snottiness that some of my older music came from. If you go back and reference my productions that are, like, these traditional Skrillex sounds, it never had this seriousness before.

Pitchfork: There are some predictions that EDM is on its way out, and yet you’re very optimistic about the future of computer music. How do you reconcile those views?

Skrillex: I totally see that sort of scene declining, because it’s in a bubble. But there are artists that are using computers in all genres—Kendrick Lamar’s music is electronic-made, and Taylor Swift is the same thing. There's a lot of pop music, underground music, and music for films made with computers. In that sense, it’s not going to go away.

But as far as EDM goes—I'm talking about DJs—there's been a wave right now and you can ride on it. But a platform is really arbitrary when it comes to an artist. An artist creates songs and timeless moments that are reflections that impact culture, and you can do that in any way—with guitars, ukelele, a computer. So, that will never die. It’s always the artist behind the computer, not the computer. You just told me yourself you can tell it’s a Skrillex remix, but there is a lot of music out there that you can play side by side and you can’t hear the personality—that has a timeline on it, for sure.

There will still be the big room house EDM songs, big hits—you’ll still have that here and there. But the copying to make a trend, that will always goes in cycles in all kinds of music. If I look at what I play, 99% of the sets that I play on aren’t EDM events. I haven’t played EDC since 2011. Normally, my sound fits a little bit better in mixed festivals.

There's this famous EDM festival called Tomorrowland in Belgium that has gone on for ten years. It's massive, with one hundred thousand people a day, and that's the sound of Belgium. When you go into a normal fucking bar, they're playing big room house, and they love that shit. And I played the main stage, and people don't get my type of music there. You see what I'm saying? It’s also a cultural thing. It goes back to who's pushing music in whatever genre. It always comes back to the individual and the attention in how you can connect with the music, you know?

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Massive Attack's 3D Collaborates With Darren Aronofsky on Paris Climate Change Project

30 Novembre, 2015 - 18:40

Photo via The Standing March

Massive Attack's 3D, aka Robert Del Naja, has composed the original score to an artwork by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and French artist JR. Displayed in Paris ahead of today's U.N. Climate Change Conference, "The Standing March" aims to "remind leaders that the world is watching" by projecting images of 500 people's faces onto the French National Assembly Building. The piece ran from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. yesterday, with the same times scheduled tonight. More Paris locations will follow. 

Over the weekend, Thom Yorke – who discussed the Occupy movement with 3D in 2011 – DJed atop a Greenpeace float during a climate march in London. As previously reported, a petition signed by Yorke, David Bowie, and Björk calls on world leaders to reach a deal at the conference. 

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Blur Perform "This Is a Low" in <i>New World Towers</i> Documentary Clip

30 Novembre, 2015 - 17:57

Blur have shared another clip from New World Towers, the forthcoming documentary about their post-reunion activity. In it, the band perform "This Is a Low" at Hyde Park, as a voiceover reflects on "something tantamount to magic" that occurs when they're onstage. Watch it below.

New World Towers will screen on December 2 in theaters across the UK. Find the list of locations here. An international release will be announced shortly.

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Peter Hook Sues New Order

30 Novembre, 2015 - 17:57

Photo by Mark McNulty

After years of in-fighting, former New Order bassist Peter Hook is suing ex-bandmates Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, and Gillian Gilbert in a royalties dispute, the BBC reports. Hook, who is no longer in the group and now performs with Peter Hook and the Light, has accused the band of "pillaging" New Order's assets when they set up a new company in 2011 to take care of the band's finances, and didn't include him in the company. Hook claims he's lost out on more than £2.3 million ($3.5 million). 

Hook's lawyer, Mark Wyeth QC, described the move as "clandestine, premeditated, and deliberate," according to the BBC. However, the trio say they've given Hook a reasonable stake of royalties. (He currently receives 1.25% of New Order's income, but believes he is entitled to 12.5%.)

David Casement QC, representing the other band members, said Hook's complaints were "completely misconceived" and told the court Hook was either intent on "obstructing" the trio's continued success or wanted to "rejoin the band," the BBC reports.

The High Court judge rejected the notion that Hook's "true motive was to get back into the band or spite the defendants" and gave him clearance to proceed to a full trial.

Wyeth said, "It was as though George Harrison and Ringo Starr had got together at George's house one Friday night and had acted together to divest Paul McCartney of his shareholding in the Beatles, and didn't tell Yoko about it either."

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Chairlift Share New Single "Romeo"

30 Novembre, 2015 - 16:15

Chairlift recently returned with their single "Ch-Ching", which will appear on their upcoming album Moth, due out January 22 via Columbia. Today, they've shared another track. It's called "Romeo"—listen below.

According to a press release, Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly wrote the song from the perspective of the Greek mythological character Atalanta. Find the song's lyrics below the audio.

Polachek also recently re-imagined the myth of Endymion for a collaboration with MAKE Beauty.

Read our interview with Chairlift about their new album. 

Step up
Big talker
Take a number
I’ve got 
All day
To wipe the smile off your face 
If I win 
You’re done with
But if you win you win my heart
Isn't that what you want… 

Hey Romeo 
Put on your running shoes I’m ready to go
Hey Romeo 
Put on your running shoes I’m ready to go

The only 
Way he
Can catch up to me is to cheat   
There is no 
What's done is done
Once I am beat
So roll me
Race me                                                
With all your tricks and all your heart    
I’m not wishing you luck…

Hey Romeo 
Put on your running shoes I’m ready to go
Hey Romeo 
Put on your running shoes I’m ready to go

On your mark
I’m gonna run til you give me a 
Reason to stop
To fall on my knees
To need love
On your mark
I’m gonna run til you give me a 
Reason to stop
To fall on my knees
To, to fall on my…

Hey Romeo 
Put on your running shoes I’m ready to go
Hey Romeo 
Put on your running shoes I’m ready to go

Watch an episode of Pitchfork.tv's "+1" featuring Chairlift:

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DOOM Checks in, Goes for a Swim, Rides a Boat in New Home Video

30 Novembre, 2015 - 16:02

DOOM recently re-emerged after a quiet spell, sharing a Ghostface Killah collab as DOOMSTARKS before dropping tracks with PRhyme, A State of Mind, and M.E.D., Blu, and Madlib. Now, to promote a new "Villain Cap" released in collaboration with New Era, he's shared a home video. Shot in St. Lucia, the clip sees a masked DOOM smoking on a luxurious villa balcony, helming a motor sail boat, and taking a dip in a swimming pool. He also alludes, faintly, to new material on the way: "Lot of good shit coming up this year... and any year." Watch it below.

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Animal Collective Announce New Album <i>Painting With</i>, Share "FloriDada"

30 Novembre, 2015 - 15:59

Photo by Hisham Akira Bharoocha / Abby Portner

After debuting it at the Baltimore airport last weekAnimal Collective have now officially announced their new album, Painting With. The follow-up to 2012's Centipede Hz is out February 19 via Domino. They've also the album's first single, "FloriDada". Check that out below, along with the tracklist and album art. 

As reported earlier this year, the album was recorded by Panda Bear, Avey Tare, and Geologist at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles. It features contributions from John Cale, as well as Colin Stetson. 

The album will be available in three different covers, each of which features a painting of one of the band members. The paintings were done by Brian DeGraw. The deluxe LP edition comes with a bonus 7" featuring two non-album tracks as well as a "zoetropic turntable slipmat" that "animates when activated in part with a strobe light," according to a press release.

Read our Cover Story on Panda Bear.

Painting With:

01 FloriDada
02 Hocus Pocus
03 Vertical
04 Lying in the Grass
05 The Burglars
06 Natural Selection
07 Bagels In Kiev
08 On Delay
09 Spilling Guts
10 Summing The Wretch
11 Golden Gal
12 Recycling

Watch Animal Collective perform "Today's Supernatural" at Pitchfork Music Festival:

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Chvrches Mix My Bloody Valentine, Aphex Twin, Mogwai, and More in BBC Radio 1 "Bedtime Mix"

30 Novembre, 2015 - 13:57

 Photo by Danny Clinch

Last night, Chvrches appeared on Phil Taggart's BBC Radio 1 show to contribute a "Bedtime Mix", designed to help you fall asleep. Below, listen to the band's Iain Cook mix My Bloody Valentine, Aphex Twin, Mogwai, Brian Eno, Jon Hopkins, and more.

Read our feature, "Keeping it Unreal: In the Studio With Chvrches".

Watch Chvrches on an episode of Pitchfork.tv's "Over/Under":

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Erykah Badu Targets Iggy Azalea in Soul Train Awards Monologue

30 Novembre, 2015 - 13:38

Photo via BET's Twitter

Last night, Erykah Badu hosted the Soul Train Music Awards on BET and Centric. Early in the show, Badu threw some shade at Iggy Azalea that drew a loud reaction (mostly stunned laughter) from the audience. Speaking on the phone, she pretends to turn away André 3000 and Young Thug from the ceremony, saying she's "banning all rap this year." When Azalea calls, though, Badu makes an exception: "No no no, you can come, 'cause what you're doing is definitely not rap." Watch it below. (Note: Audio gets interrupted 40 seconds in; wait a few seconds before it returns.) Scroll down for more clips from Badu's takeover.

Elsewhere in the show, Kendrick Lamar won Best Song for "Alright", Jidenna took Best New Artist, and the Weeknd was awarded R&B/Soul Male Artist of the Year and Best Album for Beauty Behind the Madness

Watch Badu offer words of wisdom on Beyoncé, the Weeknd's hair, and Bruno Mars as Erykah Baduru in a web exclusive clip:

Badu also curated and DJed an "R&B/Soul Cypher". Watch that below:

Watch a previously shared clip in which Badu performs "Phone Down" while confiscating audience members' cell phones:

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