This week, Björk is launching her new stage show Cornucopia in New York City, which primarily incorporates songs from her most recent album, 2017’s Utopia. Today, she’s released a music video for “Tabula Rasa” from that album, filled with wild visuals that look like creepy crustaceans and aliens come to life. More »
This week, Björk’s elaborate new stage show, Cornucopia, debuts at The Shed, a new venue located in New York City’s latest glitzy hellscape Hudson Yards. The Icelandic musician gave a rare interview to The New York Times in which she talked about the performance, likening it to “digital theater” or a … More »
Proud owners of cars manufactured pre-millennium, rejoice: Björk is reissuing her nine studio albums — from Debut to Utopia — as limited-edition cassette tapes! Let me rewind and hit you with that again (wait, hold on, give me a minute…); yes, that’s right: you can finally collect Björk’s nine timeless albums on the most archaic music format still in mass production!
Here’s what you can get: Debut, Post, Homogenic, Vespertine, Medúlla, Volta, Biophilia, Vulnicura, and Utopia (R.I.P. Selmasongs) individually or in a bundle as stunning colored cassettes. They’ll look incredible on your shelves! (Or, more realistically, the Discogs Marketplace.)
For fans who love Björk as much as they love inconvenience, lack of durability, and low fidelity, you can pre-order one or all of the cassettes here, with an official release date of April 26. Individual tapes cost £8.99, while the bundle will run you £69.99, which Google tells me is currently equivalent to 92.91 United States Dollars (or 10,972.77 Icelandic Króna!), which is honestly a steal. Just remember these bad boys and girls are limited, so you gotta get in there before you get stuck with Volta or something. (I’m sorry, I didn’t mean that. <3 )
Fifty 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 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 »
Björk 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 »
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W60dqZCEpiY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAm-756sB0M Also, in honor of her first TV performance in eight … More »
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 »
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.
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