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D.D Dumbo Performs "Tropical Oceans" and "Brother" at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

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Photo by Matt Lief Anderson

Australian artist D.D Dumbo was one of the many acts at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival Paris. Below, watch him perform the title track from last year's Tropical Oceans EP, plus "Brother".

All video was filmed by La Blogothèque for Pitchfork.tv. Check out photos from the fest here and here. Watch more videos from Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2014 here.

"Tropical Oceans":

"Brother":

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Kurt Cobain Authorized Documentary <i>Montage of Heck</i> Coming to HBO

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An unseen image of Kurt Cobain at home, featured in the film Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, © The End of Music, LLC/courtesy HBO

HBO has announced that filmmaker Brett Morgen's Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck will premiere on the premium cable channel next year. Though Montage of Heck is the latest in a long line of Nirvana/Cobain films—most notably, AJ Schnack and Michael Azerrad's About a Son—the film is being billed as the first "fully authorized" one. It was made with participation from Kurt Cobain's family. In fact, Frances Bean Cobain, Cobain's daughter with Courtney Love, is attached as executive producer. (There is no mention of Love in the press release, however.)

Montage of Heck takes its name from a mixtape Cobain made in the late 80s. The documentary features "dozens of Nirvana songs and performances as well as perviously unheard Cobain originals," according to a press release, in addition to "no-holds-barred access to Kurt Cobain’s archives, home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, personal archives, family archives and songbooks."

In the press release, Morgen said:

I started work on this project eight years ago. Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth. However, once I stepped into Kurt’s archive, I discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects (oil paintings, sculptures), countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and over 4000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media.

HBO currently airs the miniseries Sonic Highways, directed by Cobain's former bandmate Dave Grohl.

Watch Nirvana's video for "Come As You Are":

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Hudson Mohawke's "Chimes RMX" Featuring Pusha T, Future, Travi$ Scott, and French Montana Gets Interactive Video

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Last week, Hudson Mohawke shared "Chimes RMX", a remix of the title track from his Chimes EP. It featured verses from Pusha T, Travi$ Scott, French Montana and Future. Now, he's released an interactive video—one that is not unlike the "Mario 64" menu screen—which you can poke around with on his website

Read our interview with Hudson Mohawke about working on Kanye West's Yeezus.

Watch TNGHT's episode of Pitchfork.tv's Selector below:

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Sleigh Bells and Tink Share "That Did It" Video

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Over the summer, Sleigh Bells and rising star Tink recorded a collaboration called "That Did It". Now, the partnership has shared its video counterpart, a giddy visual directed by Grant Singer (Sky Ferreira, Ariel Pink). Watch it below via Complex.

Update: Tink has just shared a new song called "Tell the Children" about police brutality, inspired by Ferguson and Michael Brown. Listen to it above.

Watch Sleigh Bells' video for "End of the Line":

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Mogwai Share "Teenage Exorcists" Video

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This morning, Mogwai shared their trippy visual for "Teenage Exorcists", from their new Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1 EP. (Which is streaming now via Pitchfork Advance). The clip is directed by Craig Murray. Watch below.

Watch Mogwai perform at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival Paris:

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Dej Loaf Does "Try Me" With the Roots on "The Tonight Show"

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Dej Loaf performed her great single "Try Me" on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" last night alongside the Roots. The song appeared on her recent mixtape Sell Sole. "Gosh, if you don't know this girl, get to know her," said Jimmy during his introduction. Watch the performance below.

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Killer Mike Delivers Emotional Speech in St. Louis After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

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Last night, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed after an encounter with police in August. Protesters in Ferguson and across the country expressed outrage at the decision.

Soon after the jury's decision was announced, Run the Jewels (the duo of Killer Mike and El-P) performed at the Ready Room St. Louis, just a few miles from Ferguson. This summer, Killer Mike discussed Michael Brown's death on CNN, in an Instagram post, and in  a Billboard op-ed. Last night, Killer Mike delivered an emotional speech in which he lambasted the country's "war machine," offered support to Brown's family and the protesters, and expressed fear for his own two sons. Watch it below, via FACT.

"We usually come on to Queen’s '[We Are The] Champion[s]'," Killer Mike began. "And I just gotta tell you today that, man, no matter how much we do it, no matter how much we get shit together, shit comes along and kicks you on your ass, and you don’t feel like a champion. So tonight, I got kicked on my ass when I listened to that prosecutor." As he reflected on the decision's implications for his sons, he appeared on the verge of tears. 

Elsewhere, in New York City, Q-Tip participated in a march in Times Square, leading chants of "Whose streets? Our streets!" and "Hands up! Don't shoot!" Below, watch footage via OkayAfrica.

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Diplo and Skrillex Share Jack Ü Video for Kiesza-Featuring Single "Take Ü There"

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When Diplo and Skrillex join forces, they are Jack Ü. Tonight, they've shared their video for their Kiesza-featuring "Take Ü There". It was directed by Kyle dePinna, Dillon Moore, & Daniel Streit, and in it, duo perform the song for massive crowds of enthused fans amidst flashy, cartoonish visuals.

Diplo also recently shared a new two-hour mix on BBC 1Xtra. It features new music from Rae Sremmurd and Flosstradamus, remixes of iLoveMakonnen and Kiesza, and much more. Listen here.

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Interpol Do "Everything Is Wrong" on "Seth Meyers"

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Last night, "Late Night With Seth Meyers" welcomed some musical guests who were recently freed from the clutches of Buffalo's winter weatherInterpol performed their El Pintor track "Everything Is Wrong".

Read our Turn on the Bright Lights feature.

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Phoenix, St. Vincent, Four Tet, Earl Sweatshirt, Sky Ferreira, Darkside, El-P, Killer Mike Contribute Original Art to FBi Radio Auction

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Artwork by Iceage

Last year, the Sydney, Australia station FBi Radio launched a fundraising auction called "Brush With Fame". They're doing it again. This year's auction features art by Phoenix, St. Vincent, Four Tet, Earl Sweatshirt, Sky Ferreira, El-P, Killer Mike, Iceage, Darkside, Jon Hopkins, Lee Ranaldo, Warpaint, Little Dragon, Darkside, Okkervil River, Phantogram, Holy Fuck, Banks, Alt-J, and others. Check out some of the illustrations below. Find full info here.

Phoenix:

St. Vincent:

Darkside:

Sky Ferreira:

Earl Sweatshirt:

Killer Mike:

Four Tet:

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Jack White Covers Dean Fertita’s “Parallel"

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Jack White just released his Lazaretto track “Would You Fight For My Love?” as a single. The B-side is a cover of Dean Fertita's "Parallel". Fertita is a member of Queens of the Stone Age, White's touring band, the Dead Weather, and the Raconteurs. "Parallel" appeared on the 2009 debut album from his solo project Hello=Fire. Listen to White's cover above via Stereogum.

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Kristoffer Borgli Featured in Latest Episode of Pitchfork.tv and Canal 180's "Director ID" Series

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Pitchfork.tv recently launched "Director ID", a collaboration with Portuguese music and arts television network Canal 180 that profiles some of the best directors working in music videos today. This week's episode features Kristoffer Borgli, the Norwegian mastermind behind clips for Todd Terje, Serena-Maneesh, Casiokids, Young Dreams, and others. 

In this episode, Borgli talks about translating his personal experiences into stark, evocative clips. Watch below.

The last episode of "Director ID" featured special effects wizard David Wilson. Past episodes have also included Focus Creeps' Aaron BrownDaniel BreretonIsaiah Seret, and Hiro Murai

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Arcade Fire's Will Butler Shares "Take My Side"

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Earlier today, Arcade Fire's Will Butler shared a new trailer for his debut solo album Policy, which is out March 10 via Merge (and March 16 in Europe). Now, Zane Lowe premiered a track from the album on his BBC Radio 1 show. Listen to "Take My Side" above. 

Here's the trailer:

Watch Butler perform "Take My Side" at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn:

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Stream Songs: Ohia's <i>Didn't It Rain</i> Deluxe Reissue Via Pitchfork Advance

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Following a singles compilation and Magnolia Electric Co.Secretly Canadian move on to the latest installment in their Songs: Ohia reissue campaign. The 2002 album Didn't It Rain will be reissued on December 2, and it comes packed with a bonus disc of Jason Molina demos.

From now until December 1, the Didn't It Rain reissue, including the bonus demos, will be streaming in full via Pitchfork Advance, our online streaming platform designed to emulate the album listening experience.  

This week, Pitchfork Advance is also streaming Mogwai's  Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. EP, Diplo's Florida reissue, and Trash Kit's Confidence.

Pitchfork Advance showcases an interactive listening environment featuring pre-release albums streams with dynamic graphics and a host of tools that allows fans to engage with album art, lyrics, credits, track listings, artist info, and more while they listen.

Read our Afterword on Molina here. Check out the tracklist for the reissue below.

LP1 (Original Album):

01 Didn't It Rain
02 Steve Albini's Blues
03 Ring the Bell
04 Cross the Moon, Molina
05 Blue Factory Flame
06 Two Blue Lights
07 Blue Chicago Moon

LP2 (Demos):

01 Didn't It Rain
02 Ring the Bell, Working Title: Depression No. 42
03 Cross the Road, Molina, Working Title: Chicago City Moon
04 Blue Factory Flame
05 Two Blue Lights
06  Blue Chicago Moon
07 The Gray Tour, Working Title: Waiting It's Whole Life (Later Re-Recorded for The Grey Tower 7")
08 Spectral Alphabet (Later Re-Recorded for Pyramid Electric Co.)

Watch Molina perform "Steve Albini's Blues" in 2002: 

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The Kills' Alison Mosshart Sings "Bad Blood" for "The Walking Dead"

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On a recent episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead", the show premiered a new song from their official soundtrack. It's called "Bad Blood", and it's a collaboration between Alison Mosshart (the Kills, the Dead Weather) and Nashville songwriter Eric Arjes. Listen below, via Spin.

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Stream Mogwai's <i>Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1.</i> EP Via Pitchfork Advance

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On December 1, Mogwai will release Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1., an EP containing new songs from the sessions for Rave Tapes, plus remixes. The remixes come from Blanck MassPye Corner Audio, and Nils Frahm.

Beginning today, the EP is available for streaming via Pitchfork Advance, our our online streaming platform designed to emulate the album listening experience. It will be available until December 1.

This week, Pitchfork Advance is also hosting a stream of Songs: Ohia's Didn't It Rain deluxe reissue, Diplo's Florida reissue, and Trash Kit's Confidence.

Pitchfork Advance showcases an interactive listening environment featuring pre-release albums streams with dynamic graphics and a host of tools that allows fans to engage with album art, lyrics, credits, track listings, artist info, and more while they listen.

Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1.:

01 Teenage Exorcists
02 History Day
03 HMP Shaun William Ryder
04 Re-Remurdered (Blanck Mass Remix)
05 No Medicine For Regret (Pye Corner Audio Mix)
06 The Lord is Out of Control (Nils Frahm Remix)

Watch Mogwai perform at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival Paris:

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The Decemberists Perform on a Fake German TV Show Hosted by Nick Offerman in the "Make You Better" Video

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As previously teased, the Decemberists have shared the video for "Make You Better" that features Nick Offerman of "Parks and Recreation". The clip, directed by Bill Fishman, takes place on the set of a "Between Two Ferns"-esque fake TV show called "The Old Blue Rock Palace Show". Offerman plays a German interviewer who asks Colin Meloy some silly, uncomfortable questions without regard for the answer, before the Decemberists deliver an awkward performance of the song while wearing hilarious outfits. There's also a romantic subplot involving Offerman and one of the show's producers.

The Decemberists' What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is out January 20 on Capitol and January 19 on Rough Trade in the UK and Europe.

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Stream the <i>Beyoncé</i> Platinum Edition, Featuring All the Bonus Tracks

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The "Platinum Edition" of Beyoncé's self-titled album from last year is out today. Includes new songs "7/11" and "Ring Off", plus remixes of Beyoncé tracks featuring Kanye WestNicki MinajPharrell, and Mr. Vegas. (Not to mention all the videos from the album, performance videos from the Mrs. Carter Show world tour, photo books, and a 2015 Beyoncé calendar.) Now, you can stream the entire record, with bonus tracks, via Spotify, below. 

Watch Beyoncé's video for "7/11" below:

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Serengeti Shares Lo-Fi Video for "No Beginner"

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Serengeti has shared a video for "No Beginner" from his recent album Kenny Dennis III. In it, Serengeti stars as his alter ego, the Chicago bro Kenny Dennis, breaking it down for a small crowd. Watch the VHS-looking video, directed by Jeremy Liesen, below via Pitchfork.tv.

Earlier this year, Serengeti teamed with Sufjan Stevens and Son Lux to release a self-titled album as Sisyphus.

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Open call for stories about Chicago's Empty Bottle

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Curbside Splendor Publishing is piecing together an oral history of Chicago venue The Empty Bottle, hosts of The Wire’s now defunct Adventures In Modern Music festival, which ran for ten years. Curbside Splendor’s publisher Victor David Giron has an open call out for stories and photographs of the venue, which can be submitted online. The book is slated for publication in Autumn next year, and will be titled The Empty Bottle Chicago. An Oral History. 20-Something Years of Piss, Shit, and Broken Urinals.

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