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In Photos: Slipknot @ Alexandra Palace, London
Feb 13, 2016 4:19am | Drowned In Sound

The Life of Pablo is still not finished
Feb 13, 2016 1:02am | Fact Magazine

Kanye West is back in the studio.

After releasing yet-another tracklist for T.L.O.P. and promising to release the album after mastering it, Kanye West has headed back into the studio to work on the track ‘Waves’. If you want someone to blame, West says the onus is on Chance the Rapper, who wants the cut on the album. Your guess is as good as ours.

Its Chance's fault the album not out yet he really wanted Waves on that Bitch we in the lab now…

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 13, 2016


— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 13, 2016

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What's going on Saturday? (Protomartyr, Martin Courtney, The Soft Moon, Donuts Are Forever, Kyle Forester & more)
Feb 12, 2016 11:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Protomartyr in Chicago in January (more by James Richards IV)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Protomartyr, Priests, Beech Creeps @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Protomartyr's third album, The Agent Intellect, picked up right where Under Color Of Official Right left off -- nuanced and powerful post-punk over which frontman Joe Casey tells tales of barroom poets, casually negligent parents, and other fun subjects. Tonight's with tourmates Priests (always great live) and local noisemakers Beech Creeps.

Martin Courtney, EZTV @ Baby's All Right
Martin Courtney's solo debut, Many Moons, isn't all that different from what he does in Real Estate, but his strapping on the acoustic -- plus nice use of mellotron -- give the record a lovely, light touch. His band, which includes Woods' Jarvis Taveniere, are great. Opening tonight are EZTV who have Nic Hessler playing guitar with them and they're going to let him sing a few songs too.

Donuts Are Forever Hosted by Jarobi feat. DJ Spinna, Illa J, Daru Jones & The Ruff Pack, Run P. @ Brooklyn Bowl
The great producer J Dilla died ten years ago this month, and to celebrate his life, the tenth annual Donuts Are Forever show goes down at Brooklyn Bowl...

ESPN cut off Arcade Fires Win Butler after hyping up Canadas health care system
Feb 12, 2016 8:50pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler captured the 18th most cherished trophy in all of professional sports on Friday night: After posting a 15-point, 14-rebound stat line, Butler was named the MVP of the 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Naturally, ESPN sideline reporter Sage Steele wanted to interview the night’s biggest star. To her horror, Butler used the opportunity to give a shout-out to Canada’s healthcare system.

Bad look for ESPN/Sage Steele to short-circuit Win Butler and draw a bright line between "celebrity stuff"/politics.

— Andy Hutchins (@AndyHutchins) February 13, 2016

Classixx Bird Of Prey (Natalie Prass Cover)
Feb 12, 2016 6:33pm | StereoGum
Classixx - We loved Natalie Prass's sumptuous self-titled debut, and so did the rest of the world. Danny Brown has named it one of his favorite albums of 2015, and now disco-tinged California production duo Classixx have paid tribute by recording a cover of her song "Bird Of Prey" for Valentine's Day. It's … More »

Hear Vic Mensa Freestyle On Skrillexs OWSLA Radio
Feb 12, 2016 5:58pm | StereoGum
Listen To Vic Mensa Freestyle On Beats 1's OWSLA RadioVic Mensa and Skrillex collaborated on last year's "No Chill," and tomorrow, the rapper is making a guest appearance on Skrillex's Beats 1 show OWSLA Radio. In advance of that, as Pitchfork points out, he's just shared a new freestyle recorded during his visit, in which he raps over the beat from Louis … More »

Mac DeMarco Should Be Creative Director Of Hermès
Feb 12, 2016 4:25pm | StereoGum
Mac DeMarcoKanye West isn't the only musician with the fashion game on lock. Consider, for example, one McBriare Samuel Lanyon DeMarco, who breaks down his attire in the Friday Night Kit Check below. More »

Shut Up, Dude: This Weeks Best And Worst Comments
Feb 12, 2016 4:16pm | StereoGum
Shut Up, DudeFor those of us that work in the Kanye Kontent (kk) industry, this week this year, really has been a fucking headache. Make up your mind, Yeezy! And stop tweeting! As Stereogum readers and Tidal subscribers are already aware, Tidal Livestream Of Pain The Life Of Pablo got its grand premiere at MSG … More »

This SNL Promo Likely Distracted From Kanye Wests Creative Process
Feb 12, 2016 4:16pm | StereoGum
Kanye West Doesn't Compromise His Art For Melissa McCarthy's SNL PromoKanye West is the busiest man on earth this week. He doesn't need anyone or anything distracting him from his creative process. Unfortunately, it seems he was obligated to appear in an SNL promo alongside Melissa McCarthy, who will host tomorrow's episode. 'Ye and Young Thug will perform "Highlights," which we heard yesterday when Kanye … More »

stream Doug Tuttle's new album, 'It Calls on Me'
Feb 12, 2016 4:15pm | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Doug Tuttle

Doug Tuttle's new album, It Calls on Me, is out next week via Trouble in Mind. It's a terrific album, steeped in mushroom tea psychedelia with lush harmonies, memorable songs and warm, spot-on production. (As I said previously, if you dig Woods, Doug is in similar territory here.) You can stream the whole album, via Impose, below.

You can catch Doug on his winter tour which starts next week and hits NYC on February 25 at Rough Trade with Herbcraft. Tickets are still available. Updated dates are listed below.

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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Feb 12, 2016 4:10pm | StereoGum
5BestYou'll notice one conspicuous absence in this week's 5 Best Songs. To be clear: We didn't forget about The Life Of Pablo, nor were we collectively lukewarm about those songs premiered at yesterday's outsize MSG event. QUITE THE OPPOSITE. We were basically sitting here at Stereogum HQ, huddled around speakers boosted to 10, … More »

I want to like you Kanye
Feb 12, 2016 3:39pm | Chart Attack

That's barely disputable. Even the many people who hate him have to acknowledge he's compelling, both as a musician and as an icon. Their hatred is evidence. And, since much of that hatred (and the petitions it signs) is rooted in thinly-veiled racism, defending him can be as knee-jerk as dismissing him. That's actually one of the most compelling things about Kanye - he forces you to take sides. And I want to be on his side. He just makes it so damn hard.

Last week, after the botched TIDAL release of Rihanna's Anti and the lead-up to Kanye West's new album (then called WAVES), I started writing a piece about how messy album rollouts might actually be a good thing. Then The Fader stole the words right out of my mouth (or WordPress draft). I'm glad they did, because a week later I would have been eating those words.

In a lot of ways the (apparently still ongoing) rollout to what's now known as The Life of Pablo has been exhilarating. While some celebrities (including Kanye's own wife) use social media as a very carefully manufactured marketing platform, to the point of being subject to advertising laws, Kanye's has given us a real glimpse into both his process and his psyche.

We saw him set a release date he couldn't back out of - a listening session/fashion show at Madison Square Garden, livestreamed to 20 million people around the world on TIDAL - and then scramble to get ...

Graveyard and Spiders played 2 NYC shows (pics from Brooklyn Bowl, setlist)
Feb 12, 2016 3:16pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Greg Cristman

Graveyard / Spiders @ Brooklyn Bowl - 2/10/16

Swedish rockers Graveyard brought their tour with Spiders to NYC this week, playing Bowery Ballroom on 2/8 and Brooklyn Bowl on 2/10. They were initially going to play Bowery in January, but it was one of many shows that were rescheduled due to Winter Storm Jonas. (They ended up getting stuck here and squeezing in a smaller show at Saint Vitus around that time though.) Pictures of the Brooklyn Bowl show are in this post.

At the Bowery show, Graveyard played a set that hit most of their 2015 album Innocence and Decadence while also finding time to cover a bunch of their older stuff as well. We didn't get the exact Brooklyn Bowl setlist, but they've basically been the same the whole tour. After that show there was also an afterparty at the Our Wicked Lady rooftop bar in Bushwick, where openers Spiders played while Graveyard partied.

Check out more pictures from the Brooklyn Bowl show, the setlist from the Bowery show, and some social media reactions below...

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St. Vincent covers The Rolling Stones Emotional Rescue listen
Feb 12, 2016 3:15pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Tilda Swinton plays a famous rock star in the forthcoming romcom A Bigger Splash, so it makes sense that real-life rock star St. Vincent would show up to lend her talents to the films soundtrack. St. Vincent has contributed a cover of The Rolling Stones Emotional Rescue, which originally appeared on the Stones 1980 album of the same name. Annie Clark turns the funk knob up to 11 on her rendition, which sounds like it owes just as much to Prince as it does to Mick Jagger. Its not quite as bombastic as what we heard on 2014s St. Vincent, but its a welcome reminder that Clark can do disco as well as anybodyeven the Stones.

Listen in to Emotional Rescue below.

And here’s the original for reference:

A Bigger Splash is due in theaters on March 13th, 2016.

Dr. Dre producing and starring in 'Vital Signs,' a new scripted series for Apple
Feb 12, 2016 3:01pm | Brooklyn Vegan

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Dr. Dre at Coachella in 2012 (more by David Andrako)

Coming on the heels of the producing the very successful Straight Outta ComptonDr. Dre is producing and starring in a new semi-autobiographical TV series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new show is called Vital Signs, has already starting shooting, and also holds the distinction of being the first original show ever produced by Apple (Apple and Dre, you might remember, have a longstanding relationship), and will probably be distributed via Apple Music.

The show, which is currently set for six episodes, has an interesting purported structure; each episode will be about a different emotion and how Dre deals with said emotion. It also apparently involves a large orgy scene in the first episode, which, as we know from True Detective, is very important if you want to make a show sufficiently dark. Vital Signs also involves Sam Rockwell, which is good news.

Check out a video of Dr. Dre and Tyrese celebrating the fact that they just sold Beats to Apple for $3 billion below.

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