Sharon Van Etten was the musical guest on last night's "Late Show with David Letterman". She performed "Every Time the Sun Comes Up", the closing track from her recent record Are We There. Watch below.
Jeff Tweedy has shared a new track from his forthcoming solo album Sukierae. "Fake Fur Coat" will appear on the new LP, which arrives 16 September via Wilco’s own label, dBpm. Additionally, Tweedy was the musical guest on last night's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", appearing with his new band which includes son Spencer on drums. Below, to his new song (via MTV) and watch him perform "High as Hello".
Ricardo Villalobos has announced a new 12" called Voodog, which will consist of two tracks called "Voodog Pt.1" and "Voodog Pt.2", Fact Magazine reports. The album is due out this September via Pressure Traxx. It follows 2012's Dependent and Happy. Listen to some song previews above.
Listen to Ricardo Villalobos' "Bosch":
Beck has shared a series of teasers for his forthcoming video for "Heart Is A Drum", the latest from his recent album Morning Phase. All of the teasers are filmed in grainy black and white, with characters that range from small children and a dead woman to a guitar-playing astronaut that emerges from a wooden coffin.
Beck himself is also present, as is a man wearing white trousers and a jacket/scarf combo that looks strikingly similar to the white outfit Beck wore in his 1993 video for "Loser".
Watch the teasers below.
M.I.A. has teamed up with the Partysquad for a new song called "Gold", which you can listen to above via Rap-Up. It's off the Dutch DJ duo's new summer mixtape, which you can listen to here in full. The Partysquad previously worked on M.I.A.'s most recent album, Matangi.
Watch the video for M.I.A. and the Partysquad's "Double Bubble Trouble", which gets a remix on the mixtape:
Photo from Neneh Cherry's Twitter
Swedish electronic producer Christian Falk, best known for "Dream On", his hit collaboration with Robyn, has died from pancreatic cancer. He was 52. The news was reported by Swedish publications such as Aftonbladet, and was confirmed on Twitter by associates such as Neneh Cherry, who posted the above photo of the two.
Falk was born on April 25, 1962. He was a founding member of Imperiet, a popular Swedish alternative band that was active in the 1980s. After Imperiet disbanded, he began working as a DJ. His 1999 solo debut, Quel Bordel, featured collaborations with Robyn and Cherry, and won three Swedish Grammy awards. Later, he collaborated with Robyn for the 2006 song "Dream On", which reached the Top 40 charts in the United Kingdom.July 24, 2014
Scottish producer Rustie has shared "Attak", which features Danny Brown and will appear on his forthcoming album, Green Language. You can hear it above, and look at a photo of the two that Rustie shared on Twitter. Green Language is out August 26 via Warp.
Previously, Rustie produced tracks on Danny Brown's album Old.
Rustie's also added a few more dates to his current tour, which you can check out below.
07-24 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West (King Plow Art Center)
07-25 New York, NY - Webster Hall
07-30 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
07-31 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
08-01 Denver, CO - The 1up-Colfax
08-02 Los Angeles, CA - Hard Summer Festival
08-14 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop
09-05 Berlin, Germany - Berlin Festival
09-18 London, England - Oval Space
09-20 Krakow, Poland - Warp25 @ Sacrum Profanum
Watch Rustie perform "City Star" at MoMA PS1 Warm Up:
Photo by Erez Avissar
Score another coup for the indomitable Diplo. The superstar DJ has been working with Madonna recently, and last night on British DJ Annie Mac's new television show "Superstar DJs", he previewed a dubplate of her 1987 hit "La Isla Bonita". The remix features Madge reworking the song's opening line "Last night I dreamt of San Pedro", singing "Last night I dreamt of Major Lazer."
On the show, Diplo tells Annie Mac, "This took a hard, long conversation to get this to work,” and later adds, "That’s why I work with all these big artists. Not to even have hits, just to get dub plates, so I can play them once for Annie Mac."
Watch it below via Radio.
Watch the original music video for "La Isla Bonita":
How to Dress Well, aka Tom Krell, has shared "Let U Know", a bonus cut from the recently released "What Is This Heart?". You can listen to it above. Krell also shared a short statement about the song in a press release:
In singing "Let U Know," I discovered the title of my album and a lot of its meaning -- I needed this song to be heard by people, even though I couldn't find a place for it on the album proper. When I made this song, singing over a song originally by one of my best friends, a lot of what I'd developed on "WITH?" just came clear to me -- these questions, these relationships with the past and the future, all this love...
The press release notes that "Let U Know" is "a partial cover of a song by Krell's friend oFF Love."
He's announced a run of European dates, too. Check out the schedule below.
Read "Soul to Keep", Ryan Dombal's cover story about How to Dress Well.
How to Dress Well:
08-21 San Diego, CA - Casbah
08-22 Los Angeles, CA - First Unitarian Church
08-23 Monterey, CA - First City Festival
08-24 Monterey, CA - First City Festival
08-25 Portland, OR - Holocene
08-26 Vancouver, British Columbia - Fortune Sound Club
08-27 Seattle, WA - Neumos
08-29 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
09-02 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
09-03 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
09-04 Chicago, IL - Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
09-04-06 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
09-05 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
09-08 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
09-09 Nashville, TN - Exit In
09-11 Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar
09-12 Toronto, Ontario - The Mod Club
09-14 Montreal, Quebec - Le Belmont
09-16 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
09-17 New York City, NY - Irving Plaza
09-19 Philadelphia, PA - District N9NE
09-20 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
09-22 St. Louis, MO - The Luminary Center for the Arts
09-24 Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s
09-25 New Orleans, LA - Hi Ho Lounge
09-27 Austin, TX - Central Presbyterian Church
10-22 Glasgow, Scotland - Stereo
10-23 Manchester, England - St. Philips Church
10-24 Leeds, England - Belgrave Music Hall
10-27 Brighton, England - The Dome Studio
10-28 London, England - Heaven
10-30 Paris, France - Grand Halle De La Villette (Pitchfork Music Festival Paris)
10-31 Brussels, Belgium - AB Box
11-01 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli Vredenburg (Pandora Room)
11-04 Zurich, Switzerland - Stall 6
11-05 Turin, Italy - C2C Festival
11-06 Rome, Italy - Circolo Degli Artisti
11-11 Oslo, Norway - Parkteatret
11-12 Copenhagen, Denmark - VEGA
11-14 Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefaherlich
11-15 Berlin, Germany - Bang Bang Club
11-17 Warsaw, Poland - Hybrydy
11-18 Poznan, Poland - Eskulap
11-19 Prague, Czech Republic - Futurum
11-20 Vienna, Austria - Blue Bird Festival
Check out How to Dress Well in an episode of Pitchfork.tv's "+1":
Australian rockers Pond (a band featuring members of Tame Impala) discuss their influences and upbringing – as well as the subtle genius of musical mistakes – in a new interview for Pitchfork.tv and Canal 180's "Entrevista" series, which was filmed during the NOS Primavera Sound Festival in Porto, Portugal in June.
"Often people like the gigs when you think you play terribly, because people aren’t used to hearing bands play the wrong notes or stuff," explains multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson. "It’s exciting." The band also discuss their forthcoming album, out later this year. Watch the interview below.
The next episode of "Entrevista" will feature Mogwai. The first episode featured the National and the second featured Slint. Check out our feature on NOS Primavera Sound, plus photos from the festival.
Cashmere Cat Shares New Music From Hudson Mohawke, Sophie, Lunice in MoMA PS1 Warm Up Mix Presented by Pitchfork
MoMA PS1's Warm Up, the annual outdoor summer concert series at the Long Island City, Queens art museum, continues this weekend. The event takes place every Saturday until September 6 in PS1's courtyard. (Each event runs from 3 to 9 p.m., with doors at noon.)
Each week, Pitchfork and MoMA PS1 will present a mix by an artist performing at that week's event. Following mixes by A/JUS/TED, J-Cush, Archie Pelago, and Container, we have a new mix from Cashmere Cat, who performs at this weekend's Warm Up. Listen to it above, and check out the tracklist below. It features unreleased music from Hudson Mohawke, Sophie, Lunice, Dark0, Mr. Mitch, Drippin, Neana, and Massacooramaan.
In addition to Cashmere Cat, this Saturday's Warm Up also features Total Freedom,
GoldLink, UNiiQU3, and Suicideyear. Check out the Warm Up schedule and full list of performers here.
Cashmere Cat Warm Up Mix:
01 Dark0: "Sweet Boy Tears"
02 Mr Mitch: "Intense Faces"
03 Bando Jonez: "Sex You"
04 Bando Jonez: "Sex You" (GANG$IGN$ x R3ll Remix)
05 Drippin: "Memory Foam" (demo, forthcoming Lit City Trax)
06 Kid Antoine: "And Uh" (Cashmere Cat Edit)
07 DJ Sliink & Trippy Turtle: "Loyal"
08 Nadus: "Nwxrk"
09 Jam City: "Bells Work"
10 Fatima Al Qadiri: "Shanghai Freeway"
11 Future: "I'll Be Yours"
12 DJ Tricks: "Or Nah"
13 DJ Tray & Kay Drizz: "Pound Cake"
14 Neana: "Yeezus 2"
15 DJ Tricks: "Bang Bros" [ft. PrepTheProducer]
16 Jhene Aiko: "The Worst" (J Heat Remix)
17 Jhene Aiko: "From The Worst Time" (R3LL Remix)
18 Cashmere Cat: "With Me" (Lido Piano Solo)
19 Strict Face: "Python Crossing"
20 Massacooramaan: "Xevioso Drumz"
21 Drippy Dolphin: "Oops"
22 Sophie: "Lemonade"
23 Hudson Mohawke: "King Kong Beaver"
24 Cashmere Cat: "Rice Rain" (DJ Rell Remix)
25 Cashmere Cat: "Rice Rain"
26 Kuddie J & Kayy Drizz: "Upper Echelon"
27 Kid Antoine: "Expected Encounter"
28 Bastille: "Bad Blood" (Lido Remix)
29 Strict Face: "Fountains"
30 Cashmere Cat: "Fall For Your Type" (Edit demo)
31 Trippy Turtle: "Trippy´s Theme" (Acapella)
32 Cashmere Cat: "Mirror Maru" (Harp Solo)
33 Ludacris, Jeremih, Wiz Khalifa, Cashmere Cat: "Party Girls" (Lunice Remix)
34 Cashmere Cat: "Pearls" (demo version)
35 Candyman & Leatherface: "Ultimate Feeling"
36 A.G. Cook: "Had 1"
37 Cam'ron: "Killa Cam"
38 Lido: "I Love You"
39 Trey Songz: "Dead Wrong" [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]
40 T-Pain: "Keep Going"
Next Thursday (31 July) is the third birthday of our Rewired radio show on NTS. To mark the occasion, Daisy Hyde, Shane Woolman and Katie Gibbons will all be in the studio talking to Pan records founder Bill Kouligas on the development of the label and its future direction, discussing his formative influences and current listening, and playing some unreleased exclusive tracks.
On the same day (12-1pm), NTS will be broadcasting a Pan showcase, with other artists from the label playing back to back ahead of their show at Dalston Dance Tunnel (full listing here).
Rewired broadcasts 6-8pm every other week on NTS live. All shows are archived online.
When Light in the Attic reissued the ultra rare 1983 album L'Amour by Lewis, they didn't have much information about the mysterious synth-based auteur. This week, another Lewis album surfaced on eBay and, at press time, is going for over $1,700.
The 1985 LP Romantic Times is credited to Lewis Baloue. He appears on the cover in a white suit alongside a white jet and white car. Light in the Attic are preparing a physical reissue of that LP, and it's available to purchase digitally right now.
CDs are out August 26, and a vinyl pressing will be released on November 18 (with limited pressings in "pastel pink" and "Malibu blue"). The LP was mastered from a sealed vinyl copy of the record, which was discovered in the collection of Vancouver DJ and collector Kevin "Sipreano" Howes. It comes packed with liner notes by Jack D. Fleischer.
In an effort to uncover more facts about Lewis, Light in the Attic talked to engineer Dan Lowe, who is credited for working on the album. He remembered little about the Romantic Times sessions, but he did recall that Lewis was likely "under the influence".
01 We Danced All Night
02 Bon Voyage
03 Don't Stop It Now
04 It's a New Day
05 So Be in Love With Me
06 Bringing You a Rose
07 Where Did My Love Go Away
08 As the Boats Go By
Listen to Lewis' L'Amour track "I Thought the World of You":
Earlier this year, Chelsea Wolfe shared an intense video for her Pain Is Beauty track "Feral Love", which was an excerpt from a 52-minute film called Lone. Wolfe co-wrote the film with director Mark Pellington, who did Pearl Jam's iconic "Jeremy" video and clips for Michael Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, U2, and others, plus the films Arlington Road, The Mothman Prophecies, and more.
“Most of this video is footage from the first time Mark and I shot together—he had built this dark room full of green ivy and it was just me, the dress from the album cover, a few lights, and him. It was the first time I realized what a director really is. Suddenly he was shouting, guiding me with instructions, emotions, telling me to act as if everything I was singing about—disaster and the loss of life and love—that it was all inside of me and at the same time to act as an observer of these things. He cut it together with found footage of families, intense nature and destruction and created this cathartic journey through it all.”
Lone is available now on a USB drive and will be out digitally this fall. Below the video, find Wolfe's upcoming tour dates, including shows co-headlining with Deafheaven.
07-25 Barcelos, Portugal - Milhões de Festa
07-29 Toulouse, France - Le Métronum
07-30 Milano, Italy - Magnolia
07-31 Munich, Germany - Feierwerk
08-02 Katowice, Poland - OFF Festival
08-03 Dresden, Germany - Beatpol *
08-04 Vienna, Austria - Arena Wien *
08-05 Sibenik, Croatia - SuperUho Festival
08-07 Budapest, Hungary - A38
08-09 Copenhagen, Denmark - Wasn't Born to Follow Festival
08-10 Hannover, Germany - Cafe Glocksee
08-12 Amsterdam, Netherlands - MelkWeg
08-13 Brussels, Belgium - Le Brass
08-14 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Congés Annulés
08-15 London, England - Excel Centre (Jabberwocky)
08-16 Manchester, England - Gorilla *
11-08 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
* with Deafheaven
Jessie Ware is set to release a new album, Tough Love, later this year. She's now shared "Share It All", which was co-written with the xx's Romy Madley-Croft and produced by Julio Bashmore. It will appear on the deluxe edition of Tough Love.
Watch Ware perform "Imagine It Was Us" at Primavera Sound:
"When I'm on location, it's a totally solitary activity. You put some headphones on, and at that moment, nobody can hear the world like you can." Chris Watson is talking to me over Skype from his home in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, explaining the details of a soon to be released smartphone app, which contains a cherry-picked collection of his sound recordings made as far back as the 1990s. Many originally appeared on CD (via Touch, who now also have an iPhone app), but Watson is enthusiastic about finding new formats such as this for his work. "The app is going to be used by individuals, and that means there's an individual at either end of the chain," he says. "I like the idea that wherever you are, you can drop into this environment."
Built by Brighton arts collective The Nimbus Group for Brighton Digital Festival, the free app, Nimbus, will be released on 10 September. As well as 14 of Watson's field recordings, it also includes four sonic games: a sound based navigational game, whereby players have to find their way to a destination purely by listening to the directional sounds; a game which uses the north-south auditory axis; a collection of sounds for insomniacs; and one sound which will only unlock when you travel at the velocity of a diving peregrine falcon (300 km/hr).
Designer Carina Westling describes the app as a paint box – "in line with Chris Watson's perception of his practice as a 'sound painter'," she explains. It allows you to "reposition or reframe your day to day experiences, by travelling within portable sound environments from unique situations that would be impossible to inhabit in any other way".
Watson's recordings have always been based around the premise that we have become desensitised to the precise character of our environments. "I'm convinced that a location – part of the sense of place and spirit of anywhere – has a sense of character and spirit which we can tune into," he says, "and I think a lot of that is to do with the sounds of the place, and the acoustics of those environments – something that we're very sensitive to but have probably forgotten how to use."
The chosen recordings offer stark contrasts to the common sounds of Brighton and other UK cities and suburbs: vultures eating a zebra, insects, a nightjar in Mozambique, sounds from the Sgurr na Lapaich mountain in the North Highlands, and what Watson says is one of his favourite recordings: elephants sleeping at night in the Maasai Mara Nature Reserve in Kenya, originally released on Outside The Circle Of Fire. "We stopped at two in the morning just to have a flask of tea, and these elephants came out of the grass and into an open area," he says. "There was a matriarch, the lead female, with one of her babies, and others, and they followed her in silence and came around our vehicle, totally ignoring it. Then 100 metres in front of us, this matriarch – the lead animal and the largest – drops onto her knees and just rolled over and went to sleep. I've never seen anything like it! Right in front of us, and all the others took their lead from her. I was on the roof of the vehicle with a directional microphone on a pole, so we sat for about two hours and recorded them.
"I really love the way it ebbs and flows,” he continues. "Sometimes you can hear it and sometimes you can't – they have huge lungs, so the breathing cycle is quite long, and it sounds like waves on a beach. It really stuck with me that sound, it's harmonically very rich and it's very musical."
Nimbus will be available for free on iOS and Android from 10 September 2014, during the Brighton Digital Festival, at which there will be a live event. Chris Watson also performs this weekend (24-27 July) at Port Eliot festival in Cornwall.
Are you ready for something unbearably sexy? The upcoming film adaptation of S&M blockbuster 50 Shades of Grey will include an alternate version of Beyoncé and Jay Z's "Crazy in Love", which you can preview in the movie's trailer. Watch it below. It's safe for work, though you may have to explain to your boss that you're merely looking at a fictional sex dungeon. The movie is out Valentine's Day 2015.
Watch the original video for "Crazy in Love":
During his performance in Milwaukee on Monday night, Jack White brought a fan on stage to perform the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army". The fan strummed along on guitar, donned one of White's trademark fedoras, and took a bow with the band at the end of the performance. You can watch a video below, via NME, along with a longer video of White covering Lorde's "Royals" at the show, as reported earlier this week.
Iceage have released a new song, "The Lord's Favorite", that was not on last year's You're Nothing. Its video, directed by Cali DeWitt, features frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt doing his best swaggering rock star moves. Watch it below.
Iceage have also announced a North American tour that kicks off in October. It will showcase the band's new material from the forthcoming, as-yet-unannounced follow up to You're Nothing. Check out the full schedule below.
08-28 Leiria, Portugal - Entremuralhas Festival
08-29 Copenhagen, Denmark - Chart Fair
10-10 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *
10-11 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery *
10-12 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
10-15 Easthampton, MA - The Flywheel Arts Collective *
10-16 Boston, MA - The Great Scott *^
10-17 Montreal, Quebec - La Vitrola $&#
10-18 Ottawa, Ontario - Gabba Hey #
10-19 Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe #
10-21 Detroit, MI - PJ’s Lager House *#
10-22 Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle *#
10-23 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock *
10-24 Omaha, NE - Slowdown *
10-25 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Music Hall *
10-26 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive *
10-27 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
10-29 Reno, NV - Holland Project *
10-31 San Francisco, CA - Elbo Room *
11-01 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *^
11-02 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *
11-03 San Diego, CA - The Casbah *
11-04 Phoenix, AZ - 51 West *
11-05 Albuquerque, NM - Sister *
11-08 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
* with Helm
^ with Rakta
# with Father Murphy
$ with Merchandise
& with Lower
Watch Iceage perform "Burning Hand" at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris:
Lily Allen at Glastonbury, taken from the "As Long as I Got You" video
In her new video for Sheezus single "As Long as I Got You", Lily Allen takes viewers on a sentimental journey to this year's Glastonbury festival. "I've been to Glastonbury pretty much every year since I've been born," Allen explains, backing her claims with a slideshow of photographs from festivals past (including one or two baby photos). Later, she shares a sentimental moment backstage with her family. Watch the clip, directed by Chris Sweeney, below.
Here's what Allen had to say about the video via press release:
Glastonbury has always been a huge part of my life, and I wanted to make this video there to celebrate the spirit of the festival and also to show how my life has changed since the last time I played there. From being there as a child with my Dad, to my wilder days in the 2000s, to this year when I was back on the Pyramid stage, and taking my husband and own daughters along!