Watch Kali Uchis Cover Björk’s “Venus As A Boy”

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Last April, Kali Uchis released her fantastic debut album, Isolation, one of the best releases of the year. Since then, we’ve seen her masterful, star-quality performance at Governors Ball and heard her collaboration with Tyler, The Creator. She More »

Breaks With Tradition: “When The Levee Breaks”

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Led-ZeppelinFifty years ago this week, Led Zeppelin released their self-titled debut album, and — well, it’s Led Zeppelin, you know the deal. Revolutionized hard rock, brought it into the arenas, reinvented ’60s psychedelia as ’70s heavy metal, so on, so forth. I figure most of us have opinions on the Zep and what it means … More »

Björk Debuting New Concert Performance Cornucopia In NYC Next Year

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Björk has announced that she will debut a new concert performance piece called Cornucopia in New York City next year. It will be presented at the new Manhattan venue The Shed, which is scheduled to open in the spring for its inaugural season. “I am very excited to announce that I will be … More »

Watch Björk Perform “Human Behaviour” For The First Time In 11 Years

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BjörkBjörk just kicked off her European tour in support of last year’s excellent Utopia. Last week, she gave her first TV performance in eight years, performing several songs from Utopia and Debut track “The Anchor Song” on the BBC live music show Later… With Jools Holland. On Sunday, she performed at London’s Victoria … More »

Watch Björk Perform On Jools Holland In First TV Performance In 8 Years

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Björk and her gang of masked woodwind instrumentalists came on tonight’s episode of Later… With Jools Holland for her first televised performance in eight years. They played “Courtship” from her most recent album Utopia and “The Anchor Song” from 1993’s Debut. Watch below. Also, in honor of her first TV performance in eight … More »

Jlin, Kelly Lee Owens, & More Remix Björk’s “Arisen My Senses” For New EP

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Björk released her stirring and ambitious album Utopia late last year, and today, she’s released an entire EP dedicated to remixes of “Arisen My Sentences,” which might be that album’s most moving track. (It’s out now digitally, and Björk promises that it will soon be available on “slug genitalia colored vinyl.”) As is … More »

Dua Lipa makes nomination history as Brit Awards announce 2018 nominees [full list]

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The 2018 Brit Awards will be held on Feb. 21, with the London-based ceremony set to commemorate the standout British and international artists of the year.

Dua Lipa leads the nomination circle with five nominations for British Artist Video Of The Year, British Breakthrough Act, Mastercard British Album Of The Year, British Single, and British Female Solo Artist. The “New Rules” vocalist notably made history via nomination count alone — no British female artist has ever received five nominations in a one-year period. Ed Sheeran trails Dua Lipa with four nominations.

On the electronic end, Björk and LCD Soundsystem earn nominations for International Female Solo Artist and International Group, respectively. The xx and Gorillaz too make an appearance, both nominated for British Group.

A series of hip-hop artists are additionally up for awards, with Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Quavo, and Childish Gambino all receiving nominations.

Sam Smith’s album, The Thrill Of It All, received no nominations, despite being the third largest seller of the year. The album, however, will remain available for nomination next year, given its November release date. Smith will perform at the awards ceremony on Feb. 21, joined by Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, and Ran’n’Bone Man.

View the full list of nominees here.

H/T: The Guardian

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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I wrote the last one of these columns almost a month ago, so this is really the five best videos of the last three weeks. Don’t worry, though. Not that many videos came out during the holiday, and most of the ones that did come out weren’t that good. Some of them were, though, including … More »

Björk Addresses Fans Who Are Upset That Arca Is In Her New Video

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Björk’s 2017 release, Utopia, opens with an epic song called “Arisen My Senses,” and just yesterday we were treated to a video for it. Jesse Kanda — the visual artist responsible for the Utopia album art — created the clip, and it features an appearance from Björk’s co-producer Arca. It’s unusual for … More »

Björk – “Arisen My Senses” Video (Feat. Arca)

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Björk released her new album Utopia last month, and she’s already made lush, surreal videos for the album tracks “The Gate,” “Blissing Me,” and “Utopia.” Today, she’s got a new one for the hazy, twinkling album opener “Arisen My Senses.” It might be the lushest, most surreal of these videos yet. More »