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Eaux Claires 2016 Lineup Cassette Teases Justin Vernon With James Blake, Bruce Hornsby, National & Arcade Fire Members, More
Feb 6, 2016 3:33pm | StereoGum
Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner are bringing the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival back to Eau Claire, Wisconsin for its second year this summer. The lineup has yet to be officially announced, but they've just sent out a mixtape cassette featuring "b-sides, demos, home recordings, and spontaneous contributions" from … More »
Beyoncé Formation Video
Feb 6, 2016 2:55pm | StereoGum
Beyoncé has just pulled a Beyoncé and dropped a new song and video on the world without warning, her first new solo track since 2014's BEYONCÉ platinum edition. "Formation" is produced by Mike Will Made-It and features a vocal sample from New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia, and Beyoncé and Jay Z's daughter … More »
Beyonce surprise releases Formation
Feb 6, 2016 2:52pm | Fact Magazine
The queen is back.
Ahead of her performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show tomorrow, Beyonce just released a new track, and video, via Jay-Z’s Tidal platform.
‘Formation’ had been hinted at as early as last August when it appeared on a picture of a poster listing Beyonce singles. And then there was the news of a secret video shoot in recent weeks.
The video, which you can watch below, was directed by Beyonce herself and ramps up the creativity by weaving together historical references, the plight of New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina, and various dancing sets. [Via SPIN]
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James Blake and Justin Vernon to perform together as Fall Creek Boys Choir
Feb 6, 2016 2:15pm | Cosequence Of Sound
Five years ago, James Blake and Justin Vernon teamed up for “Fall Creek Boys Choir”. Now, the two crooners appear set to reunite, and this time they’re bringing their collaboration to the live stage.
Fans who purchased early-bird tickets to Vernon’s second annual Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival have received a cassette tape containing b-sides, demos, and home recordings from some of the acts on this year’s lineup. One such track is attributed to Fall Creek Boys Choir.
Eaux Claires takes place August 12th – 13th in Vernon’s hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The cassette tapes suggests Vernon will play three separate sets during the festival weekend; in addition to Fall Creek Boys Choir, he’ll lead Bon Iver and perform alongside The Nationals Aaron Dessner.
Other artists expected to appear at the festival: Bruce Hornsby, Jon Hopkins, Shabazz Palaces, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Arcade Fire members Richard Reed Parry and Sarah Neufeld, the latter of who’ll perform alongside Colin Stetson.
An official lineup announcement is slated for February 11th.
Jay Electronica rants against Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Action Bronson
Feb 6, 2016 2:03pm | Fact Magazine
Rappers in cars getting ranty.
Jay Electronica took to Periscope yesterday while driving around Miami and began to answer fan questions leading to various rants about fellow rappers including Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, and Action Bronson.
When asked to play some Kendrick over the car stereo, the MC replied “fuck that” before claiming that ‘Cartoons & Cereal’ is the only song of Lamar he likes. He then proceeded to call Lamar his “brother” and state that “Kendrick would tell you himself he couldn’t body me. Kendrick is my son. Kendrick is my baby. Kendrick wishes he could be me.” Ok then.
The New Orleans rapper also let people know that 50 Cent would get “his fuckin’ eyeballs” slapped “loose out his scalp.” Electronica does however “fuck with Freddie Gibbs.” Maybe he can holler at Madlib for some beat CDs?
Watch the full video below via Montreality’s YouTube channel. Other subjects of conversation included Drake (“our brother”), his long-awaited album (“still alive”, there are 20 different versions), and the Action Bronson vs Ghostface beef.
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Jay Electronica Disses Kendrick Lamar, Threatens 50 Cent On Periscope
Feb 6, 2016 1:42pm | StereoGum
Jay Electronica may not have another song for us anytime soon, but he sure has a lot of opinions. As HotNewHipHop points out, the ever-elusive rap star started broadcasting live via Periscope today, answering fans' questions while driving around Miami. When one fan asked him to put on some Kendrick Lamar, he responded, … More »
Watch Wilco Cover David Bowie In Brooklyn
Feb 6, 2016 12:56pm | StereoGum
Since David Bowie's passing last month, tributes and covers of the late legend's songs have been pouring in left and right. Last night, during their show at Brooklyn's Kings Theater, Wilco performed last year's surprise album Star Wars in its entirety, then performed a whole other discography-spanning set, and then returned to the stage … More »
Fracture returns to Exit Records with Hype Tracks EP featuring Teklife crew
Feb 6, 2016 12:41pm | Fact Magazine
Another London-Chicago connection.
The first release of 2016 on dBridge’s Exit Records, a source of constant quality in the drum & bass world, is from London’s Fracture.
Hype Tracks features four brand new, open-minded dancefloor cuts from the drum & bass mainstay including a collaboration with Teklife members DJ Spinn and Taso and another with London’s Deft.
Exit Records and Fracture’s own Astrophonica label were highlighted in our round up feature on drum & bass’ rude health. Fracture was also responsible for one of our favourite Against The Clock sessions to date.
Stream and buy the digital via Bandcamp or head to the Exit shop for a 12″.
EXIT 063 – Fracture – 'Hype Tracks' EP by Fracture
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Laurel Halo Collaborates With Digital Pop Star Hatsune Miku In Berlin
Feb 6, 2016 12:26pm | StereoGum
What a time to be alive! Japanese digital pop star Hatsune Miku is heading out on her first tour of North America this spring, and yesterday, the pigtailed hologram was the centerpiece of a performance and art installation in Berlin called Still Be Here. Scored by experimental producer Laurel Halo, conceptualized by … More »
The weeks best vinyl releases: Dego boogie, Detroit synth waves, and private press curios
Feb 6, 2016 12:12pm | Fact Magazine
Few people are onto great records as quickly as a great record store.
Phonicas end of year lists are always a treasure trove for undersung gems, so we realised we ought to just give the shops learned staff their own slot on FACT. Every Saturday, the team behind the counter at the Soho institution select five vinyl records you should pick up this week.
Take a journey with Mike Huckaby and his Waldorf Wave Synthesizer, four tracks of deep house produced entirely on the legendary machine.
Audio / Buy here
Disco-boogie from the one and only Dego with a flipside of sizzling acid vibes. You know you need this.
Audio / Buy here
Father John Misty shares his 10 favorite albums of 2015 and other deep thoughts
Feb 6, 2016 12:05pm | Cosequence Of Sound
Photo by Autumn Andel
Father John Mistys J. Tillman shared some “year-end deep thoughts” for a recent issue of Under the Radar.
Tillman ranked his 10 favorite albums of 2015, which include Erykah Badu’s But You Caint Use My Phone, Björk’s Vulnicura, and Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon; revealed that Beyoncé dancing side stage during his Coachella set was his year’s biggest highlight “and the low point has been everything since”; and shared his thoughts on the upcoming presidential election (“It looks like World War III is going to be a real hoot”).
He also addressed the increasingly blurred lines between Top 40 and indie music:
“It’s true. The lines really are blurring more and more. Sometimes when I am on my way to an indie rock writing session with my indie rock producers who have been getting pressure from my indie rock label executives who are still not convinced we have that crucial indie rock single that’s going to break indie rock radio and then I’m off to meet with my indie rock trainer who’s getting me in shape for the grueling indie rock dance rehearsals for my 35-date indie rock arena world tour all while trying to avoid the ever present indie rock paparazzi for whom pictures of me are worth a fortuante to trashy indie rock tabloids, who though reprehensi...
Karriem Riggins and J.Rocc perform Dilla in the Stones Throw dungeon
Feb 6, 2016 10:45am | Fact Magazine
Dilla’s friends pay homage.
It’s Dilla season. February 2016 marks the tenth anniversary of James Yancey’s passing and with it comes a seasonal set of tributes and celebrations of his work and its ongoing legacy.
Earlier this week, Stones Throw shared a video shot in their dungeon featuring two close Dilla collaborators: Karriem Riggins, on drums, and J.Rocc, on turntables. The video was shot using Go Pro’s 360 technology.
The pair jam it out for close to 5 minutes with re-interpretations of Dilla’s ‘Lightworks’ from the Donuts album and ‘E=MC2’ from The Shining album.
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Rihanna to perform at Grammys, shares previews of Work video
Feb 6, 2016 10:31am | Fact Magazine
Rihanna to join the line-up of 58th Grammy Awards.
Following the release of her latest album, ANTI, Rihanna announced on Twitter that she would be performing at the Grammy Awards on February 15. She joins a line up that includes Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, and Adele.
Earlier this week, Rihanna took to Snapchat to share some behind-the-scenes snippets of the official video for ‘Work’. These were captured for posterity by a fan account, and you can see them below. They show Rihanna surrounded by dancers in a club setting, sans Drake. Maybe he’ll be added in post-production.
Read Next: Rihannas ANTI is no fun, and thats no problem
Feb 6, 2016 10:29am | StereoGum
Scottish post-rock heroes Mogwai are releasing Atomic, a reworked version of their soundtrack for the BBC nuclear warfare documentary of the same name, in a couple of months. We've heard the creeping, dramatic lead single "U-235," and now they've shared another new track, "Ether," which debuted on Mary Anne Hobbs' BBC Radio 6 … More »
Red Hot Chili Peppers cover David Bowies Cracked Actor at Bernie Sanders fundraiser
Feb 6, 2016 10:16am | Cosequence Of Sound
Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at a Bernie Sanders fundraiser in Los Angeles on Friday night. It marked the first the band’s first on-stage since the death of David Bowie, and they paid tribute to the Thin White Duke by covering the Aladdin Sane track “Cracked Actor”. What’s more, Chad Smith’s custom drum head featured a morphing of Sanders with Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust persona.
Watch fan-shot footage below (via Alternative Nation).
“Cracked Actor” is by no means the first time Chili Peppers have covered Bowie in concert. In the past, they’ve performed Suffragette City, also released a live recording of the song on 2014s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Covers EP. And despite Bowie declining the band’s offers to collaborate, Flea furthered honored him by getting a lightning bolt tattoo in the days after his death.
Sanders himself is also a fan of Bowie and has made “Starman” his campaign theme song.
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