Just in case you're missing this year's Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, organizers are streaming several of the weekend's sets live on YouTube. Thursday's set of performances finished off with Grizzly Bear , Phoenix , and Animal Collective , but the stream will be going into today and Saturday, with scheduled performances from The Jesus & Mary Chain , James Blake , Wu-Tang Clan , Hot Chip , and plenty more. Check out the official Friday and Saturday schedules and the Primavera Festival YouTube stream below. [...]
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Inga Copeland , one half of the beloved and mysterious Hype Williams outfit, has finally debuted her brief High Powers mixtape. The whole six-track mix barely clocks in at 20 minutes, with large portions acting as distorted and corrupted pieces, including the ear-piercing opener 'Faith'. The lead track, along with 'B.M.W.', were actually released in 2012, but the four remaining tracks were had been previously unreleased. Listen to the entire High Powers below.
Artist: inga copeland Title: higher powers ,2012 File Name: SoundCloud
Before Julio Bashmore sets off on his North American tour, his Boardwalk Records imprint will be releasing his EP Mirror Song with Kowton . Included on the EP will be collaborative pieces like the self-titled track, which has an accompanying video below. As well, the EP will have solo original pieces like 'And What', which is also available to stream below. The Mirror Song EP will be released May 27th. Check Bashmore's upcoming North American tour dates, starting at the Holoscene in Portland, Oregon August 1st. [...]
Artist: Kowton Title: And What File Name: SoundCloud
Frequent collaborators Action Bronson and producer Harry Fraud are teaming up once again for next month's Saab Stories . Which label will be releasing the upcoming LP from the Queen's native isn't known as of yet, but Bronson firmly established its release date earlier today, as seen below. SAAAB STORIES JUNE 11TH. THAT'S IT... — FATHER FIGURE (@ActionBronson) May 22, 2013 The album will precede the follow up to last year's Blue Chips mixtape, which [...]
Today, Rockstar announced a bonus for everyone who pre-orders Grand Theft Auto V before September 17th, (so, everyone, yeah?). You'll get to pilot the game's iconic Atomic Blimp. Check out the picture below - there's going to be a lot of Hindenberg recreations on YouTube this Autumn. Oh, the humanity. It's not long 'til September, but when you're waiting for a game like GTA V it can feel like eternity. But you can take the sting out of the wait (or, more likely, make it [...]
Disclosure have unveiled a new track from their forthcoming debut album, Settle . The track is called 'When A Fire Starts To Burn', which is an appropriate title considering the DNA of the track. Have a listen below, and look out for the album when it hits your local record store on June 3rd via PMR (Cherrytree / Interscope in the States).
Artist: Disclosure Title: When A Fire Starts To Burn File Name: SoundCloud
Welcome to our new monthly column, the 405 Retrospective. Each month we'll aim to take a stroll down memory lane and remember some of the great music of the past – with so much music being released every week, we often forget that there's countless artists, records and songs already out there, just waiting to be rediscovered. Here are the best tracks from this time last year, five years ago, a decade, twenty, thirty and fifty years prior that we believe are worth knocking the dust off and whacking into your musical player of preference. A [...]
Boards of Canada have unveiled the first track titled 'Reach For The Dead' from their forthcoming album, Tomorrow's Harvest . 'Reach for the Dead' aired on BBC Radio 1 this evening, following its arrival at Tokyo's Jinnan Shibuya-ku junction yesterday. Listen here: Tomorrow's Harvest is due for release June 10 in Europe and June 11 in the United States via Warp.
Artist: Boards of Canada Title: Reach For The Dead File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
After months of leading their fans through a mysterious information hunt, via clues delivered online, through radio, and limited edition vinyl, Scottish electronic duo Boards of Canada finally unveiled details for their new record, Tomorrow's Harvest . Widely anticipated, Tomorrow's Harvest is the first record from BoC since The Campfire Headphase came out in 2005. Now, Boards of Canada are set to premiere new music on BBC Radio 1 this evening, sometime between 7 and 9pm UK time. The music is assumed to be the [...]
Earl Sweatshirt has shared a new track from his forthcoming debut album, Doris . The track in question is 'Guild', which we went all fan boy over when it premiered at Low End Theory back in March. So how does the studio version stand up? Well it's good. We just wish the vocals were left untampered (same goes for Miller). Still, it's certainly one of the best things we've heard today. That and the fact that he's set to support Eminem throughout Europe!
Artist: Earl Sweatshirt Music Title: Guild (ft. Mac Miller) File Name: SoundCloud
Kilkenny native Peter Lawlor spends his time studying for a Master's Degree at the Cork School of Music and crafting ambient post dubstep beats under the moniker Replete . Replete is currently crafting a follow up EP to his debut that has morphed into two projects, one of this track Lude and the other for 'Wut Iz A Gurl 2 Do'. Lawlor determined 'Gurl...' to be too downbeat for his EP proper, fashioning another set built around this track. 'Gurl...' is an eight minute ambient wash with skipping beats that grows and burns. Lawlor weaves [...]
Artist: REPLETE Title: Wut iz a gurl 2 do File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Electronic
Ryan Hemsworth has followed up last week's promise of a new EP in spectacular style. Not only is it available right now, but for free too! No three-month, Daft Punk style campaigns, or mysterious codes left around the world, just a free download from one of the best producers around right now. What more could you ask for? Download your copy by heading over to Hemsworth's website .
I've been sitting in an office. Listening to the news roll out of the radio speakers, their playlist etches itself into my consciousness, unwittingly mastering the nuances of its language. I begin to cry. Here are my singles of the week: Jake Bugg - 'Country Song' The 1975 - 'The City' Paramore - 'Still Into You' These bands [...]
After a two year wait, Washed Out has announced the release of Paracosm , the follow up to the fantastic Within and Without . Paracosm refers to the phenomenon of people that create fully realized fantasy worlds complete with language, geography, and populations, such as Tolkien's Middle Earth or Lewis' Narnia. Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, explores this concept through his compositions for Paracosm , adding over fifty new instruments to his arsenal, most importantly old keyboards such as [...]
Brighton's Great Escape Festival is a fast fading memory for its organisers as they set their sights on next year's event. With the festival seeing its first sold-out event this year, organisers have been quick to announce that 2014's event will take place over the weekend of May 8th to 10th. (via Best Fit )
Texan electro merchant Matthew Dear has announced what is set to be his only UK date of the year. Playing at an as yet unnamed venue in London on May 31st, the Beams artist will perform as part of the birthday celebrations for Peculiar music promoters. Dear's extensive back catalogue - which includes various production and remix projects - has warranted tour supports with the likes of Interpol in the past and has gained a wealth of industry respect. Tickets and further info are available here . [...]
Sŵn Festival returns to Cardiff this October (17th-20th) and organisers have announced that American indie rockers Deerhunter are the first act named to headline the event. The quintet will perform on the back of their recent Monomania LP release in what is set to be their first ever gig in Wales. Further line-up announcements are expected on June 10th to coincide with the event's on-sale date, however a limited number of tickets for the Deerhunter gig alone are on sale here , priced at £14. [...]
Manchester's Star Slinger is making himself heard after laying low for the last year. The electronic producer has announced eight dates for the UK , US and Canada in June and July via his Tumblr page . They are : June 02/06 Forbidden Fruit – Dublin 06/06 The Market Bar – Nottingham 28/06 Electric Brixton – London July 17/07 Commonwealth – Las Vegas 20/07 Bardot – [...]
Ciara has teamed up with Nicki Minaj for hernew single, 'I'm Out', which features on her self-titled fifth album, out on 9th July. The feisty pair own the track with a slamming beat, helping to back their point about the single life and girl power. Ciara invites the ladies into the track, in a Destiny's Child "all the women" way, "Ladies it's your song so as soon as this come on, you should get out on the floor, gonna get your sexy on." Nicki 'brings it' in the rap sections with energetic come get [...]
Artist: Ciara Title: "I'm Out" ft. Nicki Minaj (Explicit) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: R&B
Paris Hilton will release her next album on Birdman 's Cash Money Records. He announced the news on Twitter yesterday that she would be joining the label to release the follow-up to her 2006 album, Paris . The forthcoming release, due in the summer, will be a house music record. The 'Stars Are Blind' singer collaborated with Cash Money's Lil Wayne on 'Last Night' produced by Afrojack, who is reportedly having a similar role on Hilton's new record.
- BANKS. - Warm Water (Prod. By Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)
- Disclosure - When A Fire Starts To Burn
- Mayer Hawthorne - Her Favorite Song
- The Dodos - Confidence
- Disclosure - You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle (Baauer Remix)
- Smith Westerns - "3am Spiritual" (Official Audio)
- Pure Bathing Culture - Pendulum
- Mixmag - Perfectly
- Jacques Greene - On Your Side ft How To Dress Well (Radio Edit)
- Boards of Canada - Reach For The Dead
The Weeknd - Kiss LandShe & Him- I Could've Been Your GirlWashed Out - Paracosm (Official Album Trailer)Julia Holter - World (Official Video)Action Bronson - "Strictly 4 My Jeeps" (Official Video)