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Beach Goth 2016 Lineup Announced, feat. The Growlers, Bon Iver, TLC, Gucci Mane

posted by Oscar July 13, 2016

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The lineup for the fifth annual Beach Goth festival. The 2016 edition of The Growlers’ fest will feature Bon Iver, James Blake, King Krule, Future Islands, Gucci Man, Violent Femmes, and TLC. The festival will take place on 10/23-24. Tickets go on sale on Friday (7/15) at 10AM PST.

Also on the bill along with The Growlers themselves are dope artists like Albert Hammond Jr., Wild Nothing, Devendra Banhart, Nicolas Jaar, Kali Uchis, Hinds, and more.

See the full lineup in the fest poster above. More details here.

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James Blake- I Need A Forest Fire (ft.Bon Iver) Music Video

posted by JuicyJackie May 11, 2016

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James Blake has just released his album “The Colour In Anything.” Following the release of the amazing album Blake also released the video for one of my favorite songs off the album “I Need A Forest Fire.”

 

The song itself inches itself closer and closer to your soul. As you listen you can’t help but get lost in the beautiful sensation derived from the song, even the entire album. The song features Bon Iver an amazing collaboration that brought us this amazing song.  The title itself brings me back to a state of vulnerability; those times I felt I needed a forest fire, a spark, a nitch, anything. I’ve even shed a few tears listening to the album.

 

I feel as though the album touched the soul, a lot of my twitter followers agreed as well. I’m really digging this album lately, I can’t stop listening to it. It was definitely an important album and was done in a style that is completely refreshing.

Listen to “The Colour In Anything”

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Watch “I Need A Forest Fire. (Ft. Bon Iver)

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Beyoncé Releases ‘Lemonade,’ feat. Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, the Weeknd

posted by Oscar April 24, 2016

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Beyoncé’s new album Lemonade has finally arrived, premiering via an HBO special of the same name. The album is now available via Columbia/Parkwood and it is streaming exclusively on Tidal. The features include Jack White, The Weekend, James Blake, and Kendrick Lamar. Towards the end of the special, Lemonade is called a “visual album” before the end credits rolled out.

The HBO special is more of a movie experience with amazing, cinematic visuals and spoken word refrains in between each song/video. A lot of the imagery centers around themes like Afro-centrism, sorrow, revenge, and family. If you ever needed an excuse to get HBO, this is it.

Apart from those features, there’s also a healthy amount of samples too. Among those are Led Zeppelin’s “When The Levee Breaks” (“Don’t Hurt Yourself”), Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Maps” (“Hold Up”), Father John Misty (“Hold Up”) and Animal Collective’s “My Girls” (“6 Inch”). Co-producers include Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, Diplo, Mike Will Made It, and Just Blaze.

Hear it exclusively on Tidal (previews below). Continue Reading

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Video: Primavera Sound 2015 Performances feat. The Strokes, The Black Keys, alt-J

posted by Oscar May 31, 2015

This weekend saw the culmination of the very awesome Primavera Sound 2015 with appearances from The Strokes, The Black Keys, Sleater-Kinney, and many other very awesome bands.

As is customary in this day and age, a lot of the footage has already hit the internet and we’ve gone through a bunch of to compile the best videos we found of our favorites bands and artists. See below for clips of the artists already mentioned plus Run The Jewels, Tobias Jesso Jr., alt-J, Albert Hammond Jr. (playing new material!), Julian Casablancas, Interpol, Foxygen, and others. Continue Reading

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2015 Lineup feat. Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Lana Del Rey

posted by Oscar February 4, 2015

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Modest Mouse, The Decemberists, and St. Vincent. Also heading to the NW next May are Tame Impala, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Lana Del Rey, Ryan Adams, Spoon, and James Blake.

Some of the other notable acts to play the fest are Royal Blood, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Twin Peaks, and Action Bronson. See the full lineup in the poster above.

Sasquatch! will take place Memorial Day Weekend (May 22– 25) at the Gorge in George, Washington. Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 7th through the festival’s website.

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Primavera Sound 2015 Lineup feat. The Strokes, The Black Keys, Run The Jewels

posted by Oscar January 21, 2015

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Primavera Sound 2015 made a big splash late last year with the announcement that The Strokes would be headlining the Barcelona festival. Today we get the full lineup and the roster is stacked with huge names across all sorts of genres. The bands that really stick out are The Black Keys, the recently reunited Sleater-Kinney, Patti Smith, and James Blake.

Also on the bill playing between May 25-31 are Belle and Sebastian, Alt-J, Tyler the Creator, Run the Jewels, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Interpol, Mac DeMarco, Foxygen, and Albert Hammond Jr.

See the full list in the poster above or at the festival’s website; tickets available now.

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Big Guava Music Festival 2015 Lineup feat. The Strokes, Pixies, Passion Pit

posted by Oscar January 16, 2015

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I guess I need to go to Tampa, Florida now! Big Guava Music Fest today revealed this year’s lineup and they got a huge booking in iconic band The Strokes. Joining the leaders of the early 2000s Rock Revival are Pixies, Hozier, Passion Pit, Ryan Adams, TV on the Radio, and James Blake.

Also heading to “The Sunshine State” this coming May 8-9 are Milky Chance, Run The Jewels, and Action Bronson.

Early Bird Pre-Sale WITHOUT password starts today at 5PM eastern and end 1/22 at 10pm! 2 Day GA Pass starts at $89+fees! Get yours now: http://tinyurl.com/k3vckoo

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Shaky Knees Festival 2015 Lineup feat. The Strokes, Wilco, Pixies, James Blake

posted by Oscar January 14, 2015

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I need to go to Shaky Knees Fest this year… And so do you!

The Atlanta, GA music festival has just announced it’s lineup and it a real beauty with the main headliner revealed to be The Strokes. The iconic NYC band will be joined by Wilco, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion and Ryan Adams.

Also headed to ATL’s Central Park between May 8-10 are Tame Impala, Noel Gallagher, Neutral Milk Hotel, Interpol, The Black Lips, Milky Chance and Mac DeMarco.

See the full lineup in the poster above. Three-day general admission and VIP passes will go on sale this Friday, January 16 at 10:00am ET through the festival’s official website.

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James Blake – “Building It Still”

posted by Oscar October 17, 2014

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James Blake’s BBC Radio 1 residency has been a great tool for fans of his to hear new remixes he’s made and to hear new tracks of his own and this week Blake delivered to his followers some more of the latter. Blake debuted some new material with a song called “Building It Still,” a Techno-House tune with a cool little piani part.

Hear it below. Continue Reading

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James Blake Mashes Up “Pembroke” with UGK’s “International Players Anthem”

posted by Oscar September 19, 2014

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James Blake continues his BBC Radio 1 surprises coming with two new releases. First, Blake unveiled a mash-up of his Airhead collaboration, “Pembroke” that now feature UGK’s collaboration with OutKast, “International Players Anthem.” Later he went on to reveal a new version of his song “200 Press,” which he’d already debuted in a previous appearance on the British show.

Hear it over on the official stream here. Click over to the 20:32 mark to hear the mash-up and then you’ll find “200 Press” at around the 46:36 mark.

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