FORM Arcosanti delivers impeccably curated lineup including Chance The Rapper, Skrillex, Charli XCX and more for fifth annual installment

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It has been half a decade since Hundred Waters began bringing their creative friends to Arizona’s high desert micro-city, Arocosanti. Now, the OWSLA-championed trio have curated their finest lineup yet ahead of the fifth installment of FORM Arcosanti. The model-challenging festival alternative is gearing up for its biggest edition in yet, with a bill topped by newcomers Chance The Rapper, Charli XCX, The Black Madonna, Fleet Foxes and Beach House. FORM participants experience intimate annual performances by Skrillex and Hundred Waters, along with slated appearances this year by Mija, SOPHIE, Tennyson, Daniel Caesar and more. Local Arizona legends, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra are also scheduled to make their festival debut.


The weekend-long event applies meticulous focus on creating an inclusive, inviting, and creative space not only for performances and visual showcases, but for education and social discourse as well. This year FORM has partnered with the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Chance The Rapper’s youth-empowerment initiative SocialWorks.

The fifth iteration of FORM is scheduled to take place from May 11-13.

Hundred Waters announce fifth annual FORM Arcosanti

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Hundred Waters made a radical statement about the typical festival model with the launch of their FORM event series, now gearing up for its fifth annual installment. Hosted in Arizona at an artistic micro-community known as Arcosanti, the event’s curators have refined an entirely unique festival experience since 2014 that breaks down the artist-attendee barriers of a normal music event, and envelops all participants under the tightly-knit umbrella of artistry and social discourse for what is has become one of the most absorbing events of the year. Last year, the event grew to over 1,200 attendees and brought the likes of Skrillex, Solange, James Blake, and S U R V I V E to the high Arizona desert. In 2018 Hundred Waters and company will return to Arcosanti, officially announcing FORM with a new trailer ahead of next year’s event.

FORM is slated to run May 11 – 13, 2018 at Arcosanti with Hundred Waters returning for programming and curation duties. Past lineups have brought a spectrum-covering range of performers to the incredibly intimate camping venue, from Bonobo to Thundercat, Tokimonsta to Father John Misty. Details on this year’s lineup are still under wraps, but the OWSLA trio are likely to bring another diverse cast of friends along for FORM’s fifth edition.

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Hundred Waters share striking new music video for ‘Wave To Anchor’

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Earlier this year, OWSLA‘s electronic folk tro, Hundred Waters shared their third studio album, Communicating. The album reflected a period of change and growth for the group, and resonated as a closely personal account of the journey between the band’s sophomore record and their 2017 follow up. Now, as the year draws to a close, Hundred Waters offer an additional piece to the album by way of a new music video for “Wave To Anchor.”

Bright and upbeat, the tune features frontwoman Nicole Miglis’ whispering vocal work over a jubilant, fluttering break. Filmed entirely on location, the new music video for “Wave To Anchor” juxtaposes Miglis’ vivacious presence against a backdrop in the villages of Bulgaria, making for a visually striking accompaniment to one of Communicating‘s standout pieces.

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Hundred Waters – “Wave To Anchor” Video

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Hundred Waters released a new album, Communicating, a few months back — their precursor EP, Currency, was one of the best of the year — and today the group has shared a video for the sparkling single “Wave To Anchor.” In it, Nicole Miglis gradually convenes with a group of expressive dancers … More »

25 Great EPs From 2017

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Over the last couple years, we’ve seen the rise of the “mini-album,” an inexplicable term that is, I guess, supposed to signify some kind of intentionality and artistic vision that an EP simply cannot capture. It’s a designation that’s been rightfully met with ribbing derision, but it’s an interesting development that speaks to some larger … More »

Hundred Waters – “Firelight” Video

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Last month, Hundred Waters released their great new album, Communicating — we talked with the group’s Nicole Miglis recently about it — and today they’ve shared a video for “Firelight.” It’s an animated one directed and illustrated by James R. Eads, but it’s an especially dynamic animated one, featuring gorgeous big-brush drawings and … More »

Stream Suno Deko’s Self-Titled Album And Watch Their “Altar” Video

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Experimental pop artist Suno Deko crafts musical diaries as a means for self-discovery and connection. His poetic reflections on love, loss, and identity delve into and expand beyond his own life, aiming to encourage vulnerability and expression. Universally personal musings were encased in dreamy guitar-driven loops on his 2014 EP, Thrown Color. Suno … More »

Big Wild – Show Me ft Hundred Waters

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When Big Wild first remixed Hundred Waters‘ “Show Me Love” two years ago, he admitted to feeling initially intimidated because of the sheer quality of the original recording.

“After trying a bunch of different ideas, I finally composed the one you’re hearing, and I knew it was the one,” explains the artist on his SoundCloud. The lyrics, after all, spoke to him so deeply that he felt called to mix the track.

Fresh off the heels of his Invincible EP and supporting tour, Big Wild has long used the bootleg in his sets — and has now garnered the attention of Hundred Waters themselves, as the band has authorized the producer’s take as an official remix.

Big Wild’s treatment of “Show Me Love” is a mellow and vibrant undertaking, wisely allowing Hundred Waters’ vocalist, Nicole Miglis, to lead the way. The track represents everything we know and love about Big Wild’s unique sound design, with its atmospheric tone and its sporadic — at times glitchy — musical structure.

big Wild winter tour 2017

Along with the track release, Big Wild has announced a 23-date winter tour with stops in Boulder, St. Louis, Toronto, Portland, Pittsburg, and more. Tickets are on sale now

Additional 2017 Tour Dates

Fri, Oct 13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits (Festival)

Sat, Oct 14 – Dallas, TX – Boo! Dallas (Festival)

Sun, Oct 15 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl w/GRiZ

Fri, Oct 20 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum w/GRiZ

Sat, Oct 21 – Monterrey, MX – Live Out Festival

Thu, Oct 26 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note w/Big Gigantic

Fri, Oct 27-29 – Suwannee, FL – Suwannee Hulaween (Festival)

Sat, Oct 28 – St. Paul, MN – Myth w/Big Gigantic

Fri, Nov 3 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium w/GRiZ

Sat, Nov 4 – Washington, DC – Anthem w/GRiZ

Sat, Dec 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Decadence (Festival)

Sun, Dec 31 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 w/Gramatik

Sat, Jan 6 – Jan 10, 2018 – Holy Ship! (Festival)


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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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Well, well, well… another week is over and the world is still spinning. The ‘Gum Squad will be up in Hudson this weekend at Basilica SoundScape. The best way to describe Basilica would probably be “educated goths trying to have fun in the woods” and we can’t wait to join ’em! Zola Jesus, … More »

Stream Hundred Waters Communicating

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Hundred Waters released their new album, Communicating, today. We’ve already heard a few singles, including “Wave To Anchor,” Fingers,” and “Blanket Me,” all of which debuted after the band released a surprise EP called Currency earlier in the year. Stream Communicating below. More »