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Watch A Loopy Neil Young Talk About PONO & GMOs On Colbert
May 27, 2016 8:22am | StereoGum
Neil Young and Stephen ColbertEarlier this week, crotchety old rock legend Neil Young turned heads when he said that he was totally OK with the idea of Donald Trump using his music at campaign rallies. That's pretty weird! And you'd think it would be the sort of thing that Stephen Colbert would bring up when he had Young … More »

Radioheads secret weapon Oliver Coates brings the spirit of Arthur Russell back to the dancefloor
May 27, 2016 8:12am | Fact Magazine

You might not recognise the name, but Oliver Coates has just dropped one best albums of the year.

Upstepping sees the UK musician fuse electronic arrangements with elements of deep house, techno, ambient and rattling footwork in a gorgeous collection of minimalist dance tunes. But what may come as a surprise is that hes a classically trained cellist who graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with the highest grades in the institution’s history. Upstepping is crafted entirely from chopping, distorting and reworking sounds from his cello, creating music that evokes the stark landscapes of Autechre (a group he’s been obsessed with since his teens) as much as the disco experiments of his closest comparison, avant-cellist Arthur Russell.

2016 is set to be Coates biggest year. As well as the release of Upstepping and programming a weekend of “deep minimalism” performances at the Southbank Centre, his cello playing with the London Contemporary Orchestra has formed the backbone of the new Radiohead album, A Moon Shaped Pool. He created the rhythmic drive of Burn The Witch by picking up a plectrum and just twatting the cello, he says, while the orchestral elements composed for ‘Daydreaming’ were hailed by Thom Yorke as the sound of the album.

Hes also worked with Jonny Greenwood before, playing on the Radiohead guitarist’s soundtracks for Paul Thom...

Morrissey Now Says He Is Playing Riot Fest
May 27, 2016 8:06am | StereoGum
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Singer Morrissey performs at Hollywood High School on March 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)Last week, the gigantic punk-centric festival Riot Fest announced the lineups for both its Denver and Chicago festivals, and Morrissey was right up at the top of the Chicago lineup, alongside the reunited Misfits, Ween, Death Cab For Cutie, Rob Zombie, an...

Swiss electro-pop originals Yello announce first ever live shows and new album Toy
May 27, 2016 7:51am | Fact Magazine

The electro-pop jokers will take to the stage in Berlin this year.

Swiss duo Yello, who created some of the most raucously inventive and goofy electronic music of the 80s, will return with their 13th studio album on September 30, titled Toy.

“Taking in liquid techno, continental torch songs and myriad gleaming points in between, Toy is unmistakably the sound of Dieter Meier and Boris Blank gleefully working at the top of their game,” the press release states.

But more excitingly for fans of the ‘Oh Yeah’ innovators, Dieter Meier and Boris Blank have also announced the first live shows in their 38-year career at Berlins Kraftwerk on October 26 and 28. The dup will be joined on stage by guest singers Malia and Fifi Rong as well as many of the live musicians who helped to record Toy.

With the decision to play live for the first time ever at the Kraftwerk Berlin, a new era for Yello begins said Meier. “Get out of cyberspace and into the live experience, with operatic staging in the aesthetics of the Yello videos.”

Blank added: At the center of our show are more than 20 Yello songs that I have ‘reloaded’ for live performance. Of course, we will play the Yello hits, but also tracks from the new album Toy to the future through the past.”

Tickets for both shows are on sale now. W...

The Avalanches Tease New Song Subways Via Hotline
May 27, 2016 7:44am | StereoGum
The AvalanchesThe Avalanches are totally back, and the world now gets to hear a piece of an actual new single, something they haven't given us in years. They're not making it easy, though. NME writer Matthew Horton noticed some posters for the Avalanches' forthcoming documentary Since They Left Us showing up around London, and he … More »

Hear a mixtape of rising grime talent from the Midlands and the North, Mind The Gap
May 27, 2016 6:13am | Fact Magazine

It’s not just a London thing.

MC Eyez, a grime MC from Derby, helms a new mixtape celebrating up-and-coming talent from the Midlands and the North of England.

Mind The Gap features 8 artists hand-picked by Eyez, including 21-year-old Sheffield newcomer Kannan, Logan Sama-approved Snowy from Nottingham and Leicester’s KamaKaze, along with Eyez crew member Dubzy.

The mixtape was recorded at Red Bull Studios in London and mixed by Eyez. Listen below.

There is plenty of talent bubbling up on the instrumental scene as well – read our feature on the 10 grime producers to keep an eye on this year.

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Ambient guru Biosphere to reissue second LP Patashnik with bonus disc
May 27, 2016 5:11am | Fact Magazine

Extraterrestrial DJs, drones and child vocal samples on this unnerving-yet-meditative post-club album.

Veteran Norwegian ambient composer Biosphere, aka Geir Jenssen, is reissuing his second album Patashnik on his own Biophon label.

Originally released in 1994 by Norways Origo Sound and the R&S-affiliated Apollo, the ambient classic will be re-released with new artwork and a bonus disc made up of 12 tracks recorded between 1992 and 1994, which were released digitally in 2014 as Patashnik 2.

Out June 10, it’s available on vinyl and CD. See the full tracklist below.

Last year, Biosphere – who has released on various labels, including Brian Enos All Saints Records, since he adopted the moniker in 1991 – reunited with fellow countryman Deathprod for the first time in 15 years to release split album Stator.

Hear the album’s opener, ‘Phantasm’.


01. Phantasm
02. Startoucher
03. Decryption
04. Novelty Waves
05. Patashnik
06. Mir
07. The Shield
08. Seti Project
09. Mestigoth
10. Botanical Dimensions
11. Caboose
12. En-Trance

Patashnik 2

01. The Third Planet V.1
02. Novelty Waves V.1
03. Patashnik V.1
04. The Shield V.1
05. Seti Project V.1
06. Juno
07. Cloud X-4
08. Modulation Of St...

This MIDI controller is like a cross between a guitar and a harp
May 27, 2016 4:34am | Fact Magazine

Mune is a wireless instrument launching on Kickstarter soon.

Canadian startup Mune has previewed a new MIDI controller, which it says combines the convenience of a digital device with “the soul of a traditional instrument.”

The Mune has been designed with live performance in mind, and can be held by the performer to face the audience like a guitar or a small harp. It also features wireless connectivity, so the performer doesn’t need to be physically tied to a laptop to use it.

The instrument’s short video preview doesn’t offer any detail on how its 24 touch strips and accelerometer are meant to be played, but it can control a wide range of software and can be used to play melodies, shape sound, program loops, control effects and mix tracks.

Mune is the brainchild of Scott Stevenson and composer and music professor Andrew Staniland, who found that audiences were unsatisfied with the traditional digital controllers used in Staniland’s electroacoustic performances.

Staniland explains in a press release: I found that I was at a disadvantage making music electronically, because, while I was doing a lot of things on stage like the other musicians, there was no visible cause-and-effect between my actions and the sound.”

Chance The Rapper brings DJ Khaled, Young Thug and more to a skate park party in No Problem video
May 27, 2016 2:46am | Fact Magazine

Half-pipes and other stories.

After releasing the track earlier this month, Chance The Rapper has shared the video for ‘No Problem’, featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz.

Co-directed by Skim Nasty and Chance himself, all three artists make an appearance in the sun-drenched visual, which the rapper shared last night via Twitter alongside cameos from Young Thug and DJ Khaled.

‘No Problem’ is taken from Chance The Rapper’s new album Coloring Book, which is out everywhere today after debuting on Apple Music.

Meanwhile, it was revealed on Tuesday that the Chicago artist was on the original version of Kanye West’s divisive The Life of Pablo track Famous.

Read next: Chance The Rapper is on an ultralight beam on the gospel-influenced Coloring Book

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Joey Bada$$ drops uplifting new single Devastated listen
May 27, 2016 1:59am | Cosequence Of Sound

Emerging hip-hop star Joey Bada$$ has been doing his damn thing lately, taking over Coachella like a mother fuckin pro (his words) and booking a full slate of festival slots that includes appearances at NYCs Governors Ball and Chicagos Riot Fest. Bada$$ debuted a couple of new songs during his standout Coachella set, one of which hes finally shared with us in convenient single form.

Its called Devastated, and its way more uplifting and fun than that title suggests. I used to feel so devastated / At times I thought wed never make it / But now we on our way to greatness, the rapper sings between verses that are sure to set the radio on fire this summer. Produced by Adam Pallin, Kirk Knight, and Powers Pleasant, the beat is both groovy and uplifting, showcasing a more pop-oriented direction that Bada$$ can certainly build on with his next record.

Listen in to Devastated below.

What's going on Friday?
May 26, 2016 11:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Luna, SAVAK, Phil Lesh & Friends, A Giant Dog, 'Testimonium' ft. Joan of Arc, The Body, Wireheads, Radical Face and more NYC-area shows to kick off your Memorial Day Weekend.

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T-Rextasy I Wanna Be a Punk Rocker Video
May 26, 2016 10:02pm | StereoGum
T-Rextasy - T-Rextasy released their excellently titled debut full-length Jurassic Punk last week. Today, they're back with a fun new video for album track "I Wanna Be a Punk Rocker," which sees the young band transform themselves from pr...

Nothing A.C.D. (Abcessive Compulsive Disorder) Video
May 26, 2016 8:49pm | StereoGum
Nothing - Philadelphia shoegaze heavies Nothing released their sophomore LP Tired Of Tomorrow earlier this month, and now they're sharing a new video for album track "A.C.D. (Abcessive Compulsive Disorder)," a dark animated clip directed by Nickolas Schuller. "I...

Chance The Rapper No Problem (Feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz) Video
May 26, 2016 8:32pm | StereoGum
Chance The RapperAfter a couple weeks of Apple Music exclusivity, Chanc...

Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway
May 26, 2016 7:54pm | StereoGum
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