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James Blake released an EP, playing Tibet House Benefit in NYC (with Philip Glass, Rahzel & more)

by Andrew Sacher

James Blake at MHOW in October (more by Amanda Hatfield)
James Blake

The 22nd Annual Benefit Concert for Tibet House US is taking place this year at Carnegie Hall on February 13. Philip Glass, who is the artistic director for the Tibet House benefits, will perform alongside an as-usual incredible lineup which includes James Blake, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, Laurie Anderson, Rahzel, and more to be announced. Tickets are on sale now via Carnegie Hall and special packages that include a fundraising reception following the performance will be available soon via Tibet House US. More details below.

Philip Glass also has tons of upcoming events in celebration of his 75th birthday.

James Blake, who put out one of our favorite albums of 2011 capped the year off with the three-track Love What Happened Here EP. The title track recalls the material of James’ 2010 EPs but throws splashes of funk and R&B with grabbing vocal samples and synthetic horn flourishes. The next track, “At Birth,” is a more ambient affair which also brings to mind parts of his earlier work, but the final track, “Curbside,” builds off instrumental boom bap and if not for the trademark vocal samples it would sound almost nothing like any of his other material. Buy the EP at eMusic and stream all three of its tracks below.

Details on the Tibet House US show and streams below…


James Blake – “Love What Happened Here”
James Blake – Love What Happened Here [R&S] by frankyboy

James Blake – “At Birth”
James Blake – At Birth by leconduit

James Blake – “Curbside”
James Blake – Curbside by ProxyChen

Tibet House US Benefit at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall is located at 881 Seventh Avenue (at 57th Street). Concert tickets are $33 to $95 and can be purchased by calling Carnegie Charge at 212.247.7800 or in person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and Seventh Avenue). Please note: Concert only tickets are not available through Tibet House US. For more information or to reserve tickets for the concert and reception call Tibet House US Monday- Friday, 10 A.M.- 5 P.M. at 212.807.0563 or visit www.tibethouse.us.

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