This weekend, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the National’s Aaron Dessner are bringing their collaborative, improvisational music event PEOPLE from Berlin to New York under the new name 37d03d. (That’s “people” upside-down.) Last night, Vernon, Dessner, Boys Noize, Anaïs Mitchell, Sinkane, and more performed at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works. And, as More »
Mad Cool’s lineup arrives as an exemplification of its name. Madrid’s multifarious music festival, Mad Cool is genre amorphous from its headliners to its flanking acts. Lauryn Hill, Empire Of The Sun, The Gossip, and Prophets Of Rage appear as the newest headliners to top the bill, which already touts Bon Iver, The National, The Smashing Pumpkins, and The Cure. Festival organizers have added several more artists to the festival’s expansive collection of talent, including Marina–formerly of Marina & The Diamonds–Let’s Eat Grandma, SG Lewis, Black Honey, Haiku Hands, and more.
A veritable sonic sampler, Mad Cool merges many genres, including, of course, the electronic. The Chemical Brothers, Disclosure, Charlotte De Witte, Eric Prydz, Years & Years, and Bonobo represent just some of Mad Cool’s dance selections. Mad Cool will host its musically explorative 2019 iteration from July 11-13. Tickets to the festival are currently available for purchase, here.
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Bruce Hornsby, the iconic ’80s middle-of-the-road hitmaker, has had a long and varied career. He’s worked extensively with the Grateful Dead. He’s been sampled by 2Pac. And now he’s entered the Bon Iver orbit. Hornsby, a big influence on Justin Vernon, has performed at Vernon’s Eaux Claires festival and worked with … More »
Indie had a big year in 2009. As the first decade of the century drew to a close, there was a slew of major releases from the genre’s dominant, or very-soon-to-be-dominant, names. The year kicked off with Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, still regarded as their masterpiece and a pivotal indie release overall. More »
Let’s kick things off with a bold statement: Blood Bank is arguably the most consequential EP of the 2000s. Arriving a year and a half after For Emma, Forever Ago, Justin Vernon’s career-making debut as Bon Iver, the short, four-song release looked like your typical EP in early 2009: a means of offloading … More »
Eaux Claires — the Wisconsin music festival put together by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the National’s Aaron Dessner — has announced that they won’t be holding the event next year, but that they plan to return in 2020. In a post on their official website, festival organizers write: “After our Senior year, … More »
The Creed II soundtrack comes out next week, the same day as the movie. It was executive produced by Mike Will-Made It, who recruited the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Vince Staples, Lil Wayne, Nas, Rick Ross, Young Thug, Rae Sremmurd, the A$AP crew, and more to contribute to it. We’ve already heard … More »
Next week, Creed II hits theaters. It’s the sequel to 2015’s Creed, which in turn in a continuation of the Rocky film series. The soundtrack for the first movie had some big names attached to it, but it looks like they’re upping the ante for round two. The Creed II soundtrack was executive produced by … More »
Eminem recently surprise dropped his Kamikaze project which left everyone from day one fans to pop culture perusers in a frenzy. One track from the veteran rapper’s latest LP that remains perhaps the most controversial note from the record is “Fall” featuring Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, who took to Twitter to state he was not a fan of the record’s message.
Was not in the studio for the Eminem track… came from a session with BJ Burton and Mike Will. Not a fan of the message, it’s tired. Asked them to change the track, wouldn’t do it. Thanks for listening to BRM https://t.co/E0wmt732ty
— blobtower (@blobtower) August 31, 2018
Now Marshall Mathers has unleashed the official music video for “Fall.” Released via Aftermath Records, the five-minute clip is dark and intense, with Shady tackling the demons that come constant social media attention and lashing online opinions. The new noir feature represents the track’s aesthetic accurately, further pushing Eminem’s polarizing new record into the spotlight.
The Mountain Goats leader John Darnielle is a man with fascinating musical tastes — he’s really into death metal and Amy Grant and Dionne Warwick — and the ability to talk and write about those tastes with searing precision. He’s one of our great songwriters, and the Mountain Goats don’t really do that many covers, … More »