Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is used to having some of the biggest, most recognizable names in the music business topping its lineup – from Bruce Springsteen to Radiohead to Metallica. But the 2013 edition one-upped all of their previous incarnations by bringing in perhaps the most famous musician in the world: Sir Paul McCartney. Having a Beatle on The Farm brought together fans of all ages, races, and walks of life. With his set being the most anticipated in the history of Bonnaroo, the weekend was Macca’s right from the get-go. Even his sound check will go down [...]
There will, in the none too distant future, come a day when All Tomorrow's Parties' beachside shenanigans are no more. Presently, there remain three occasions in which to get deep down (and dirty as a Pontins bedsheet) down Camber Sands before Barry Hogan and Deborah Kee Higgins roll up the roadshow and take ATP to as yet uncharted territories this coming winter. Recent reconfigurations within the company are then to make themselves unmistakably manifest, as the two final weekends in November are to commemorate The End Of An Era . Petitions have been signed in favour of the protraction of [...]
Out of my body, out of my mind- Later this month, Domino is set to release Animal Collective ’s Monkey Been to Burn Town remix EP. The four-track album will feature sonic interpretations from Gang Gang Dance , Traxman , Teengirl Fantasy and this take on "New Town Burnout," a hypnotic, unsettling slow-burner courtesy of Seattle-based collective Shabazz Palaces . Listen below and if you’re compelled, preorder the limited 12” here and get an instant grat MP3 of the Gang Gang Dance [...]
Para Hendrik Webe r, la música está siempre ahí, incluso sin humanos que la escuchen. Vaya, incluso sin humanos. Todo sonido, todo silencio es en sí mismo música. Esta visión está en el fondo del quehacer musical del productor alemán mejor conocido como Pantha du Prince , quien emergió de la orilla más visceral del espectro house/minimal para sorprender a los oídos del mundo, primero discretamente en el 2004 con el disco Diamond Daze - una joya que destacó en el universo del minimal, marcando distancia entre Weber y una ola de productores sin [...]
Animal Collective 's new Monkey Been to Burn Town remix EP is out later this month on Domino , featuring new re-imaginations from Gang Gang Dance, Teengirl Fantasy, Traxman , and most importantly, as far as we're concerned, this towering, dystopian monolith of a remix by the great Shabazz Palaces , who deconstruct Centipede Hz standout " New Town Burnout " and send its remnants hurtling into space. There's also a brilliant encrypted verse from the Palaceer, [...]
By Colin Joyce Rock and Roll has always been music for and of youth culture. It's ostensibly constructed to warm the loins of adolescents with pockets full of their parent's money—though its not very often that its made by the same kids that consume it all. After all, " Rock and Roll High School " was written by a 28 year old Joey Ramone. But when those high schoolers do manage to get in the game themselves, it carries a certain weight. Whether it's jealousy or inspiration, there's something inarguably engaging about songs penned [...]
Will Magid gives us a clear look into his electro-soul future funk mind.
Good morning, folks! Hope you all had a good weekend. If you didn't, if you did, here is some music that should help you make your way back into the grind of the week. Whether it be work, classes or more job-hunting you shouldn't be disappointed by this set of music. Enjoy.
Looking fresh and fresh faced, Chazwick Bundick's moving on up in the world under the guise of Toro Y Moi , and he's doing so quite literally this afternoon as we meet in the slouchy, leather-skinned fifteenth floor lounge bar of a skyscraping hotel on the hem of Soho. "I shaved yesterday", he sheepishly proffers on a day sandwiched between scrubbing up and getting down in a sold out Village Underground . The shy and retiring, though in no way repelling, softly-spoken so-called 'hipster Prince' (an epithet blog don Bundick has little, to no issue with) is in [...]
Similar to our weekly collection of MP3s , we decided to start ranking each week's best videos. So, from here on out, our favorite weekly videos will be ordered in quality from 10-1. Who reigns champ this week? Grab some candy, sit back, and find out. 10. Woodpigeon – “Edinborough” Finally, an answer to the age old question of what happens when a group of friends hold a seance in a museum. 09. Shugo Tokumaru – “Katachi” As it turns out, few things [...]
YouTube users voice their opinion on Animal Collective's new video. Animal Collective have released a video for their Centipede Hz standout "Applesauce" . The video was directed by filmmaker Gaspar Noé (“Enter The Void,” “Irreversible”) and stars Lindsey Wixson. The [...]
Here's the video for the second (or third) best song on Centipede Hz , directed by Gaspar Noé, of Irréversible fame.
We debated, we disagreed, we came up with our collective best 50 albums of 2012.
2012...what a year of music. We got new releases from favorites such as Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear and heard new favorites in Father John Misty, Nude Beach, Tanlines, and more. Last year Earbuddy celebrated one year of existence with the best 50 albums of 2011 . However, we've grown since [...]
As voted for by State's ever expanding team of writers and photographers, this year's end of term album report continues with a mix of British and US names - along with one notable Irish entry. We'll be back in the morning with the top 30. 40. Mystery Jets - Radlands Esoteric Londoners head west. 39. Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough UK soul takes another leap. 38. Field Music - Plumb [...]
As our year end winds down, there are more than likely many songs we missed, but thankfully our writers for MUF picked up the slack with their Top 10 ...
How many end of year LP lists have you already trawled thus far this still quite active 2012? Too many, is most likely the answer there. Though one omitted by many, if not most this way came just last month, unleashed from Animal Collective's Paw Tracks in the amorphous form of Prince Rama's Top 10 Hits Of The End Of The World . A fairly radical (to be read rad ) conceptualisation of a post-apocalypse pop chart on which Brooklyn-based sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson set about channelling [...]
Lad mig fortælle dig en personlig historie. En historie om genfunden kærlighed. For næsten fire år siden faldt jeg tilfældigt over en demo fra et lille, ukendt band fra byen Oxford i staten Mississippi i USA. Demoen indeholdte tre sange. " Catapilah ", " Liars " og " Three Deep ." Det blev starten på et forhåbentlig langt bekendtskab med Jim Barrett og Ben Yarbrough og deres band, Young Buffalo . Et band som dengang havde to erklærede mål. At lave god musik og undgå at opføre [...]
“You are the music while the music lasts.” -T.S. Eliot Animal Collective - "Crimson" Apparently recorded in the sessions for Centipede Hz , Animal Collective are dropping "Crimson" as the B-side to their new 123 single of "Applesauce" . It's been a live staple for a while, but the deep, melancholy, Avey Tare sung tune gets even more concentrated in its studio form. It might be a stretch, but the chorus of "I'm sorry I cut [...]
First off, get out there and vote. It's your privilege and hard-fought right as an American to do so. We don't like to get political and nobody liked all of the ads this year so we'll leave it at that. Second, its Tuesday, so listen to all of this new music below! There's a mix of quite a lot of new music below from a lot of artists we've never heard of. This could more than likely be attributed to the diversion away from music today because of the election. Quite understandable really. However, from the ones we can [...]