Primavera’s Expansive 2018 Lineup Proved Festivals Can Still Be Exhilarating

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HAIM-Primavera-2018“Welcome to the best festival in the world,” Adam Granduciel said shortly into the War On Drugs’ set at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound. It was Thursday night, the first full day of the fest, and Granduciel provided a proper introduction to the weekend ahead. With the Drugs having grown into one of the most reliably transporting … More »

Watch Lorde Cover Frank Ocean’s “Lost” At Primavera Sound

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LordeLike everyone else in the world, Lorde seems to be a big Frank Ocean fan. During her recent North American tour opener in Milwaukee, she covered “Solo,” one of the highlights off of Ocean’s insanely good 2016 album Blonde, transforming it into a solo keyboard ballad. And tonight, during her performance at Primavera Sound … More »

Lorde Apologizes For Whitney Houston-Quoting Bathtub Instagram

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We all do dumb things, even the best of us. Lorde, who currently has a pretty strong claim on “the best of us” status can tell you all about it. Last night, during a day off from her current tour, Lorde posted a photo of a bathtub with this caption: “And iiii will always … More »

Watch Lorde Cover St. Vincent’s “New York” With Jack Antonoff In Brooklyn

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Lorde made Melodrama, the very best album of 2017, with some help from producer of the moment Jack Antonoff. She continued the North American leg of her world tour with a show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn tonight, and Antonoff came along, accompanying her on acoustic guitar and piano. More »

A Different Kind Of Buzz: Beholding Lorde’s Unconventional Pop Stardom On The Melodrama Tour

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Let’s get this out of the way up front: No, Lorde’s concert Saturday in Columbus did not feel empty. More »

What Favor Did Stephen Malkmus Do For Lorde?

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The past and perhaps future Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus has reconvened his band the Jicks for a new album called Sparkle Hard. It’s coming out next month, and it’ll be the first new Jicks album since 2014’s Wig Out At Jagbags. We’ve already posted the early songs “Middle America” and “Shiggy,” and another … More »

Watch Lorde Cover Drake In Toronto

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Lorde has done a lot of cool things on her current North American tour. She’s taken along a very cool group of openers, including Run The Jewels and Mitski. And she’s adapted the commendable practice of covering songs in different cities — songs that have some serious local significance. In Chicago earlier this week, she … More »

Watch Lorde Cover Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown” & “Runaway” In Chicago

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Lorde is not someone who has a problem with controversy-courting rappers; she is, after all, on tour with Killer Mike. And there’s at least a little bit of a bond between her and Kanye West. West remixed Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” for the soundtrack of The Hunger Games – Mockingjay: Part 1, and Lorde … More »

Watch Lorde Debut “Precious Metals” And Cover Frank Ocean At Milwaukee Tour Opener

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Lorde opened her North America Dance tour last night in Milwaukee at BMO Harris Bradley Center. During the show, she broke out an unreleased song called “Precious Metals,” which was originally written for her sophomore album Melodrama and didn’t make the final cut. It’s an upbeat, dancehall-influenced song that plays into some of … More »

Lorde – “Supercut (El-P Remix)” (Feat. Run The Jewels)

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Lorde’s North American tour kicks off tomorrow and she’s taking both Run The Jewels, Tove Styrke, and Mitski on the road with her. Ahead of the first performance, Run The Jewels have shared a remix of Lorde’s song “Supercut” off of her sophomore album Melodrama, which was released in 2017 and we named the … More »