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Boston Calling reveals 2014 lineup for September festival
Apr 23, 2014 7:48am | Cosequence Of Sound

This year, Boston Calling will once again hold two festivals at City Hall Plaza in Boston, MA. The spring edition, running from May 23rd – 25th, promises Death Cab For Cutie, The Decemberists, and Modest Mouse, among others. Now, festival organizers have revealed the lineup for its fall festival, which takes place September 5th – 7th.

The lineup includes The National, Lorde, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Replacements, Nas with The Roots, Spoon, Childish Gambino, Girl Talk, The War on Drugs, The Hold Steady, Future Islands, Volcano Choir, Sky Ferreira, White Denim, The 1975, and San Fermin. The lineup was co-curated by The National’s Aaron Dessner.

Tickets to Boston Calling’s September festival will go on sale Thursday, April 24th through the festival’s website.

Below, watch the lineup announcement video.

Chance the Rapper suffering from tonsillitis, may need surgery
Apr 23, 2014 7:37am | Cosequence Of Sound

Photo by Ted Maider

On Sunday, Chance the Rapper was forced to cancel his performance at Coachella after falling ill. Now, his manager has revealed that the 21-year-old rapper is suffering from a combination of the flu and tonsillitis, which may require surgery.

According to his manager Patrick Corcoran, Chance awoke Sunday with a 104-degree fever and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was put on an IV. He was unable to speak due to inflammation in his throat.

Chance has since returned to his home in Los Angeles, where he continues to recover. He’s set to see a specialist this week to determine whether he needs surgery.

As a result, Chance has cancelled all upcoming tour dates scheduled for this week.

Read Corcoran’s full statement below (via Chance’s Twitter).

DJ Sprinkles Midtown 120 Blues receives deluxe reissue
Apr 23, 2014 7:33am | Fact Magazine

One of FACT’s favorite albums of 2009 is finally set for a long-overdue deluxe reissue.

Terre Thaemlitz has released a lot of albums in her time, and we really do mean a lot. So many in fact, that FACT’s very own Joseph Morpurgo embarked on the massive task of actually putting a handful of them into some kind of order, for the benefit of humankind. Midtown 120 Blues though, released under Thaemlitz’s DJ Sprinkles moniker, is an oddity in that it stands a few feet away from the rest of her output.

A politically charged set of syrupy deep house tracks that pontificate about the true meaning of New York’s house legacy, it’s one of the most complete statements in electronic music of the last few years, and thankfully it’s finally getting re-issued.

Sadly, it’s a CD-only job for now, but Thaemlitz has rustled up some very fancy-looking deluxe packaging (with a rather sizable poster, by the looks of it) to make up for the lack of wax.

Update: Speaking to Terre, the reason there are no plans for a vinyl edition is because of bass spatialization effects that give many of the album’s tracks their sonic character, and are incompatible with vinyl mastering techniques:

Terre: “Vinyl mastering requires deep bass to essentially be in mono to prevent needles from jumping, which prohibits effects t...

Hear Palaces sizzling new Unknown to the Unknown track Touch Me
Apr 23, 2014 7:30am | Fact Magazine

Palace returns to Unknown to the Unknown/Hot Haus with another slice of twisted garage.

Those of you that remember last year’s Dreamscape EP and 2012′s excellent ‘Trust’ will no doubt already have a soft spot for UTTU’s East London garage peddler Palace, so a set of brand new tracks can only be a good thing.

The pummeling 3-tracker is led by ‘Touch Me’, a dusty, organ-led cut blessed with enough slippery ’98-era shuffle that you’ll be digging out your 187 Lockdown CD singles in no time. Those of you who are particularly observant will realize it’s the finished version of a track that’s been floating around (in admittedly rough form) since 2012, so it’s encouraging to see it finally making its way to the shelves.

Take a listen below, and make sure you grab the 12″ when it finally emerges.


01 Touch Me
02 Labyrinth
03 Psychosis

Dalstons Dance Tunnel unveils May line-ups with Maxmillion Dunbar, Neil Landstrumm, Efdemin and more
Apr 23, 2014 7:28am | Fact Magazine

Dalston venue puts on an eclectic spread.

It may be one of the youngest venues in town but Dance Tunnel has already found a place in the hearts of the city’s more discerning night owls, with the likes of Chez Damier, Leon Vynehall, Call Super and Objekt all testing out the room’s Funktion One system in recent weeks.

Dance Tunnel’s May programme caters for the month’s double-whammy of bank holidays with a four-day run at the beginning of the month as regular night FWD>> brings Mosca and Mumdance on May 1, followed by Neil Landstrumm on May 2, Tim Sweeney and Arnaldo on May 3 and Way Back Here with Maxmillion Dunbar (pictured) and Jon Rust on May 4.

Efdemin and John Roberts drop in for Wax’d x Dance Tunnel on May 9, while highlights from later in the month include The Mole on May 17 and Benji B, Funkineven and Will Bankhead at FWD>> on May 22.

The second May bank holiday weekend kicks off with Mix Mup headlining Electric Minds on May 23, followed by a Work Them Records showcase with Spencer Parker and Young Male on May 24 and a visit from Corsica Studio regulars Tief on May 25.

Pick up tickets to all ...

Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Iamsu & more on 'Under the Influence of Music' 2014 tour (dates)
Apr 23, 2014 7:18am | Brooklyn Vegan

Wiz Khalifa on 2013 'Under the Influence of Music' tour (more by Tim Griffin)

The 'Under the Influence of Music' hip hop tour that Wiz Khalifa co-headlined with A$AP Rocky last year will return to North America this summer. Wiz (the tour's founder) plays again, this time with Young Jeezy, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Sage the Gemini, IAMSU! and DJ Drama. The tour hits the NYC-area for shows on July 31 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and August 3 at PNC Bank Arts Center. Tickets for the whole tour go on sale Friday (4/25) at 10 AM with Ticketmaster/Facebook/Live Nation presales starting Thursday (4/24) at 10 AM. Citi Cardmember presales are ongoing. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Wiz and Ty Dolla $ign will be in the NYC-area sooner for Hot 97 Summer Jam on June 1. Tickets for that one-day festival, which also includes 50 Cent, Nas, The Roots, Action Bronson and more, are still available.

Ty Dolla $ign also plays a free NYC show two days after Summer Jam in Red Hook Park (6/3), as part of the 2014 Summerstage season.

All 'Under the Influence of Music' dates are listed below...

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Watch: Beck performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Apr 23, 2014 7:14am | Cosequence Of Sound

Photo by Ted Maider

Beck continued his late-night rounds in support of his new record Morning Phase. Last night, he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he delivered a lovely rendition of “Blue Moon”. Check the replay out below.

Mr. Hansen is coming off a weekend at Coachella, where he covered Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion (Lies)” before joining Win Butler and Co. to cover Prince’s “Controversy”. It’s just the beginning of a busy festival season for the singer-songwriter, who’s also scheduled to appear at Forecastle, Firefly, and Austin City Limits.

(Read: The 10 Most Unpredictable Artists in Music Today)

Beyoncé joins producer Boots on new song 'Dreams' listen
Apr 23, 2014 6:55am | NME
Jordy Asher brings in big name for his latest track

Simon from Fierce Panda's track-by-track guide to Endangered: 2004-2014
Apr 23, 2014 6:35am | Drowned In Sound

There are few small labels that have had the impact that Fierce Panda has had. From birthing stadium bands to introducing the world to cult heroes to supporting the very soil from which the grassroots grow, Simon Williams' label has done so much in the past 20 years that it's near impossible to list all of acts they've worked with without leaving out someone massive. With this in mind, we asked the man behind the label to talk us through the new compilation they've released to mark two decades of releasing debut singles, great albums and punningly entitled EPs...

We wanted to do something a bit different for fierce pandas 20th birthday when we turned ten years old the decade: compilation came out loaded with the early classic panda tracks by The Bluetones, Placebo, Idlewild, Ash, Supergrass, Kenickie, The Polyphonic Spree, Death Cab For Cutie, Coldplay, Keane and Hundred Reasons. So we didnt want to keep whoring those songs around, we wanted to capture something slightly more dignified and relevant to the label as it is now. So we decided to compile The Saddest Album In The World.

The rules were stringent: each track had to be taken off a fierce panda album or mini-album released since 2004 (but which was still valid in 2014), and each track had to have a mournful edge - the artwork does spoof The Hurting by Tears For Fears, after all. This meant that as well as all of those early panda artistes above there was no room at the din for the likes of The...

Damon Albarn announces Bristol and Portsmouth live dates
Apr 23, 2014 6:32am | NME
The gigs will follow the release of his solo album 'Everyday Robots'

Hear Lones sultry remix of Wild Beasts A Simple Beautiful Truth
Apr 23, 2014 6:27am | Fact Magazine

Kendal art-rockers get a tropical makeover.

Lone has unveiled his remix of ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’ from Wild Beasts’ fourth album Present Tense.

Axing the original track’s supple bass and floaty synths, Matt Cutler repackages Hayden Thorpe’s dreamy falsetto into a sultry 4/4 roller complete with his trademark tropical overtones.

Earlier this year Wild Beasts delivered a FACT mix that took in dozens of the band’s recent influences (The Blue Nile, Talk Talk, Burzum) and even included their previously unreleased cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hey Thats No Way to Say Goodbye’.

Meanwhile, Lone recently shared ’2 Is 8′, the first track from his hip-hop and house-inspired new album Reality Testing, due out on R&S in June. [via Pitchfork]

In Photos: Sophie Ellis-Bextor @ The Ritz, Manchester
Apr 23, 2014 6:26am | Drowned In Sound

Mark Morriss on life after The Bluetones
Apr 23, 2014 6:20am | Drowned In Sound

Mark Morriss solo singer, raconteur and once, future and - in a way - current, (well get to that) singer of The Bluetones is pleasant company. Were in Londons definitely swanky Soho House, home of poncey media types and beautiful young things. Neither of us particularly feel like we belong here, Im not a member or anything he says, working class guilt flashing in his face for a second, I did a gig for them a while back, so I can come in for a drink now and again. I feel better for hearing it, because being of a similar background, I always feel like a bit of a phoney in these places too, like someones going to throw me out any minute.

Morriss has that as well, Ive got that syndrome where I think Im a fraud and Im going to get found out any second hell tell me later. Hang on, is that. we both look round, is that Katie Hopkins? It isnt thankfully, although it would have been funny if it was. The juxtaposition of Morriss, wryly funny, mild mannered, quick off the mark, nice, with the offensively-posh rent-a-troll would have been quite fun. Hes not a man who likes bullying of Hopkins sort, I cant bear the canonization of Gary Barlow. Hes just a bully, he says for instance. I find it really upsetting that someone who spent so long outside the industry and was ridiculed for a number of years, got a real kicking, and then he comes back and hes the one doing the kicking. Ive been kicked therefore Ive earned the right to kick.

But were not here to tal...

In Photos: Summer Camp @ Islington Assembly Hall, London
Apr 23, 2014 6:15am | Drowned In Sound

The Horrors, Palma Violets and more added to Reading and Leeds Festival bill  full list here
Apr 23, 2014 6:10am | NME
Brody Dalle, Pulled Apart By Horses, and AlunaGeorge are also added to festival line-up this summer

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