Band To Watch: Vagabon

“In my country, and in a lot of countries, people still go to the well to get their water,” Vagabon’s Laetitia Tamko explains to me as she begins to disclose the metaphorical crux of one among her new songs. Tamko grew up in Cameroon earlier than shifting to New York within the early 2000s, and he or she instinctually refers again to her private historical past to make this central level. Choosing her phrases extra-carefully, Tamko describes the ritual of going to a nicely intimately: “You walk it back to your house, you use the water or put it in a container, and then you do the same trip back,” she continues. “People don’t always check to see if there’s any more left after they’ve taken what they need. No one looks down a well.” Tamko proceeds cautiously earlier than reaching an abrupt conclusion: “I guess, in the case of that song…I am the well.” Read more

Björk Breaks Her Heart Again For Devastating Hometown Show

Björk is Iceland’s greatest export. Even for individuals who are unfamiliar with just about any side of the nation’s historical past, it’s a properly documented indisputable fact that she’s its most famed contribution to widespread tradition. Seeing her carry out in Reykjavik final night time was particular, and in a theater full of principally outsiders venturing to the nation for Iceland Airwaves, the specialness of the expertise was palpable. A gaggle of individuals seated behind me all held their breath and grasped each other’s palms because the lights dimmed and Björk took the stage. For many, Icelandic music is the closest they’ll get to Reykjavik. It’s secure to imagine, then, that there are particular traits folks affiliate with Icelanders. If you’re trying to Sigur Rós, it’s a sure ethereal, depressive vibe. If you’re trying to Björk, it’s a playful weirdness that exists exterior of time. Obviously, one artist can’t outline a whole nation, however Björk has all the time been an acceptable mascot for this place. She proves that regardless of its isolation, and possibly even due to it, inventive prospects are boundless. Read more

Beyoncé Will Reportedly Join Jay Z At Hillary Clinton Rally Tomorrow

Jay Z is performing in Cleveland tomorrow as part of Hillary Clinton’s Get Out The Vote live performance collection. But he will not be alone — CBS News reviews that Beyoncé can be becoming a member of her husband on the Cleveland State University rally, in keeping with a supply who overheard the information. The present is … More »

Stereogum At Voodoo 2016: Toyota Music Den Portraits

The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience returned to New Orleans’ City Park this weekend, and so did Stereogum, internet hosting intimate performances on the Toyota Music Den aspect stage alongside Spin, Vibe, and BrooklynVegan. Photographer James Demaria was round to seize a few of these performances, and also you try images of Chairlift, Cage The Elephant, Little Scream, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and extra under. Read more

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Today’s Shut Up, Dude intro is a live performance overview as a result of I took my daughter to a live performance the opposite day… Read more

15 Halloween Songs Rated By Spookiness

In a world beset by assaults on human rights, illness, demise, and social media, the one factor everybody can agree is the scariest factor is, certainly, the evening of Halloween. Oh, sure. Hallowe’en. Allhalloween. All Hallows’ Eve. It’s when the spooky ghosts come out to hang-out, the ghouls and goblins jaunt to taunt, and once you drink an excessive amount of on the occasion as a result of it’s not enjoyable and everybody there may be not even your pal. Very, very spooky. Read more

Couple Taking Engagement Photos Encounters Black Metal Band In The Woods

John Awesome and Nydia Hernandez had been having an engagement photoshoot with photographer Janet Wheeland in Holy Jim Canyon, California once they stumbled into a wholly totally different type of shoot. Black metallic band Coldvoid occurred to be in the identical woods taking pictures promo photographs below the complete moon, and the 2 teams determined to hitch forces. Read more

Radiohead Glastonbury announcement rumored after mysterious image seems

A Halloween shock.

An odd image has appeared at Worthy Farm, house of the Glastonbury competition. Watching the BBC’s Glastonbury webcam, viewers seen a form within the grass that seemed not not like Mickey Mouse. The GlastoTwisto Twitter account actually thought so, earlier than being corrected by Radiohead followers who acknowledged the acquainted form from Radiohead’s Kid A promotional marketing campaign.

Since this image has appeared at Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, followers are after all speculating that it’s the construct as much as an announcement that the band might be headlining the British competition as soon as once more.

It’s not the primary time this has been rumored, and the band’s guitarist Ed O’Brien even spoke to BBC 6 Music concerning the risk, saying “I would love to. I go to Glastonbury every year, it’s my carnival.”

“To be asked to play at Glastonbury again would be magic. I also think Glastonbury is like our spiritual home. It is the mother of all festivals… there’s nothing like that one… it would be great to play there.” [through Independent]

Maria Taylor – “If Only” (Feat. Conor Oberst)

Some say life is stuffed with second possibilities. Maria Taylor’s new monitor “If Only” is a testomony to that ole cliché. The first single from her approaching album In The Next Life, it’s an acoustic reverie coupled with delicate string preparations and lighthearted percussive adornments. Read more

Austra – “Utopia” Video

Austra is the recording challenge of Katie Stelmanis, and final we heard from her was again in 2014 when the Habitat EP dropped. Today, Austra introduced a brand new LP titled Future Politics, which is due out in January. The full-length was born whereas Stelmanis’ was dwelling in Montreal and Mexico City, and based on a press launch it’s “propelled by economic and philosophical texts she was reading throughout the album’s creation.” Future Politics makes use of dance music, and the dancefloor, as its predominant supply of inspiration. Per the discharge: Read more