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Gorillaz Announce New Album ‘Humanz’ + Details; Share New Tracks

posted by Oscar March 23, 2017

Our favorite virtual band, Gorillaz, are finally back! The group will be releasing new album, Humanz this coming April 28th, via Warner Bros. Their first album in seven years was produced by Gorillaz, The Twilight Tone of D /\ P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica.

Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) came together to create a collection of 14 songs which boast plenty of dope features, including Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis among others. Gorillaz not only premiered four new tracks across three radio stations, but they also unleashed a six-minute Jamie Hewlett-directed epic animated film that features those Humanz songs, with “Saturnz Barz” playing in full, plus cuts “Ascension,” “Andromeda” and “We Got The Power.” It is now available to watch below.

Hit the jump to hear the new songs on that short animated film, plus you’ll find the album artwork, the full tracklist, and details on the deluxe edition of the record. Continue Reading

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Arcade Fire Share Alternate Versions of Mavis Staples Collaboration, “I Give You Power”

posted by Oscar January 27, 2017

A couple weeks after releasing “I Give You Power” featuring Mavis Staples, Arcade Fire have shared some alternate takes of the track. The latest versions of the track include a “broken speaker mix” and the instrumental.

The song was released to help support the American Civil Liberties Union.

Hear the new versions below. Continue Reading

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Arcade Fire feat. Mavis Staples – “I Give You Power”

posted by Oscar January 19, 2017

Arcade Fire hooked up with the legendary Mavis Staples for their collaborative new song, “I Give You Power.” The track premiered on TIDAL, for which they shared on their Twitter that “It’s never been more important that we stick together & take care of each other. Love, Mavis Staples and Arcade Fire.”

“I Give You Power” is a jarring Electronic track, with artsy and faux-futurism vibes. Staples brings a lot of life to this otherwise robotic song. For those who might’ve missed it, the band debuted the track early last year when they played a show outside the Louvre.

All proceeds from it will go to the American Civil Liberties Union. Continue Reading

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New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016 Lineup Announced, feat. Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Chili Peppers

posted by Oscar January 19, 2016

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016

The 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been announced and it will be headlined by Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Neil Young. The top of the bill aren’t the only names to get excited about, with big names like Snoop Dogg, Paul Simon, Beck, Van Morrison, Julio Iglesias (wtf??), J. Cole, and My Morning Jacket also included on the roster.

Also headed to NoLA April 22-May 1 this year are Ms. Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monáe, Snoop Dogg, Gary Clark Jr., Mavis Staples, The Isley Brothers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and more.

See the full day-by-day schedule and ticket info on the festival’s website.

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Coachella 2016 Lineup Announced, feat. Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem, ASAP Rocky

posted by Oscar January 4, 2016

Coachella 2016

The Coachella 2016 lineup has been unveiled and, as early reports indicated, both Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem will be reuniting to headline the festival.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be held from April 15-17 and April 22-24 in Indio, California. The rest of the lineup includes artists that we support like A$AP Rocky, The Arcs, Ellie Goulding,  Jack Ü, Ice Cube, Disclosure, James Bay, Calvin Harris, Major Lazer, Rancid, Vince Staples, Joey Bada$$, Courtney Barnett, and Run The Jewels. It’s pretty safe to safe this one’s going to be a killer festival.

Check out the full lineup in the poster above.

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Summerfest 2015 Lineup feat. Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, The Flaming Lips

posted by Oscar March 24, 2015

Milwaukee’s biggest and best music fest, Summeriest, today announced its 2015 lineup. The massive fest, one of US’s largest around, will see headliners like Kendrick Lamar with ScHoolboy Q, Kings of Leon, Zac Brown Band, and Linkin Park hitting the stages of Henry Maier Festival Park from June 24th – 28th and June 30th – July 5th for its separately ticketed events.

The Ground Stage headliners include the likes of The Flaming Lips, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Jane’s Addiction, Nas, Public Enemy, and Gary Clark Jr.

Other notable acts include Santigold, Coheed and Cambria, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, along with Bastille, Kaskade, Sublime with Rome, Lupe Fiasco, Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly, and AWOLNATION.

Get single-day, three-day, and full festival passes now on the festival’s website.

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Video: Tweedy – “Low-Key”

posted by Oscar September 26, 2014

Indie Folk Rock band, Tweedy has released their new visuals for their song “Low Key.” The song is a wonderful composition that build on its title with a cool, laid-back sound very much in the style of Wilco, but it’s the visuals that will get all of the compliments.

This clip definitely deserves a view or two thanks to its classic approach to production, looking as if it were released back when everybody made interesting and entertaining music videos. This is a very “Chicago” affair with the father-son duo trying to rack up some sales of Sukirae by walking around the Windy City, door-to-door, and coming across some interesting characters. The Chicago connections include directorial work by Nick Offerman plus visits to the doors of Chance The Rapper, Mavis Staples, and Liam Cunningham (Marrow; also plays on the road with Tweedy). Other cameos include Conan with Andy Richter and comedian John Hodgman as the executive at “Big Record Label” and Michael Shannon as his assistant.

Fronted by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and featuring his son Spencer on drums, Tweedy’s debut album, Sukirae dropped earlier this month; get it here.

(CoS)

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A.V. Fest Hideout Block Party 2013 Lineup

posted by Alberto May 28, 2013

AV Fest Hideout Block Party 2013The lineup for this years Hideout Block Party has just been announced. Young The Giant will be handling the headlining duties alongside Neko Case and Mavis Staples on September 6th and 7th here in Chicago. Check out the rest of the lineup above and pick up two-day passes here.