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photo: Bon Iver in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Bon Iver

Earlier this week, Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival curators Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National) sent out a mixtape to people who bought early bird tickets to the festival. It had unreleased music from several artists, who were presumably set to play the festival. Now the official lineup is announced, and it has several of those artists plus a lot more exciting stuff.

Possibly most excitingly, the Dessner brothers are presenting 'Day of the Dead,' which will have a number of musicians paying tribute to the Grateful Dead, like The National and their friends are doing for their upcoming tribute album. Eaux Claires also features James Blake and Bon Iver (who are rumored to also collaborate at the festival), Beach House, Eighth Blackbird with Bryce Dessner & Bonnie 'Prince Billy, Erykah Badu, Jenny Lewis, Jon Hopkins, Mavis Staples, Melvins, Deafheaven, My Brightest Diamond, Nathaniel Rateliff, Phosphorescent, S. Carey, Sarah Neufeld, Shabazz Palaces, Vince Staples, Tenement, LNZNDRF, Bruce Hornsby (performing The Way It Is), Cornelius (performing Fantasma) and more.

The festival happens August 12 & 13 in Eau Claire, WI. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/12) at 10 AM CST.

Full lineup and announcement video below...

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Primavera

Barcelona's Primavera Sound festival returns from June 1-5, and as always, the lineup is pretty amazing. They've got Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Sigur Ros, PJ Harvey, Tame Impala, The Last Shadow Puppets, Air, Brian Wilson (performing Pet Sounds), Beach House, Suede, Beirut, Animal Collective, Pusha T, Action Bronson, Explosions in the Sky, Moderat, John Carpenter, Vince Staples, Drive Like Jehu, Deerhunter, Dinosaur Jr, Richard Hawley, Kamasi Washington, Neon Indian, Battles, Ty Segall, Julia Holter, Destroyer, Thee Oh Sees, Titus Andronicus, Tortoise, Mudhoney, Boredoms, Royal Headache, Shellac, Dungen, Beach Slang, Venom, Unsane, The Chills, Holly Herndon, Psychic TV, Mbongwana Star, U.S. Girls, Protomartyr, Julien Baker, Sheer Mag, Downtown Boys and still so much more.

Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below.

Radiohead, who haven't played live since 2012, were also announced to headline Portugal's Nos Alive and Switzerland's OpenAir St. Gallen. They recently released their unused Bond theme and a new album is rumored to be imminent.

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Pacific Northwest festival Pickathon has its 2016 edition on August 5 - 7 in Happy Valley, Oregon and they just announced the initial line-up which includes Jeff Tweedy, Yo La Tengo, Beach House, Ty Segall & The Muggers, Black Mountain, The Oh Hellos, Patrick Watson, Thee Oh Sees, Fruit Bats, Dan Deacon, Julia Holter, BADBADNOTGOOD, Alvvays, Protomartyr, La Luz, Ultimate Painting, Moon Duo, Ezra Furman, Sir Richard Bishop, The Woolen Men, and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Stay tuned for more Pickathon 2016 acts to be announced. In the meantime, you can check out the full initial lineup, along with an announcement videos featuring DIIV and Leon Bridges at last year's Pickathon, below.

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Coachella

We already knew Guns N Roses (Axl and Slash included) and LCD Soundsystem would be reuniting for Coachella 2016, and now the full lineup is here. It also includes Sufjan Stevens, M83, The Last Shadow Puppets, Ice Cube, Disclosure, Underworld, A$AP Rocky, Courtney Barnett, Grimes, Run the Jewels, Lush, Deerhunter, The Damned, The Kills, Foals, The Front Bottoms, Savages, Joey Bada$$, HEALTH, Mavis Staples, Shamir, The Arcs, Vince Staples, Beach House, Rancid, Chris Stapleton, Ex Hex, Death Grips, Bat For Lashes, Kamasi Washington, Skepta, Deafheaven, Sheer Mag, Girlpool and many more.

It happens April 15-17 and April 22-24 in Indio, CA. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (1/6) at 11 AM PST.

Poster above, and larger version HERE. Full lineup below...

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Spotify in residenceSpotify in residence

The second episode of BrooklynVegan's "In Residence" show on Spotify is now live.

It's part two of our 2015 wrap-up where BV editors Bill Pearis, Andrew Sacher and site founder Dave play more of their favorite songs of the year, and discuss such topics as favorite live bands, overused words in band names, comebacks, and what we're looking forward to in 2016.

Pull up the playlist HERE and make sure to hit "follow" to add it to your Spotify collection, and if you missed it, part one is over HERE.

Like all "Spotify in Residence" shows, you need to be a Spotify subscriber to hear the host segments, but anyone can listen to the full playlist of all songs. Follow that link to subscribe and stay tuned for another new episode in January.

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Pitchfork

You saw their songs and their honorable mentions, and now Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2015 list is here. Like with the song list, "records released this year and records that made their greatest impact in 2015 were eligible," which allows for things like D'Angelo's late 2014 release.

As usual, you can't just guess what the list is going to be by looking at what got Best New Music this year. Some of those albums became honorable mentions, and some were left off the year-end lists entirely (like Baroness, Nao, and Aphex Twin). The scores don't necessarily dictate it either. Deafheaven was one of a few albums to get a 9.0 or higher, but it dropped to #26 while the others all cracked the top 10. And then there's Carly Rae Jepsen, whose hype Pitchfork seemed to react against by giving her a less-than positive review, but they ended up throwing her on their year-end list just like everybody else. What should surprise no one though, is their #1 pick.

You can read their commentary here and check out the full list below...

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Pitchfork

Pitchfork have published their 100 Best Tracks of 2015 list. The criteria was "any track that was released in 2015 or had its greatest impact in the U.S. during this year was eligible," which allows for stuff like 2014 releases from Fetty Wap and D'Angelo to count. Including guest appearances, Kendrick Lamar shows up four times, two of which are in the top five. Drake, Grimes, Jamie xx and Future all show up three times each. It includes a few singles off 2016 albums, like David Bowie's "Blackstar," ANOHNI's "4 Degrees" and Savages' "The Answer," one-off collaborations like WOKE (aka Flying Lotus, Thundercat and Shabazz Palaces), last-minute 2015 releases like Jeremih's "Oui," and surprise comeback singles like Missy Elliott's "WTF (Where They From)." If you were wondering, Adele's "Hello" is here (ranked very high), and yes, so is Justin Bieber. There's also some representation from less commercial stuff like the hardcore band G.L.O.S.S..

Check out the whole list below...

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FADER

Like last year, The FADER have listed their favorite tracks of the year. They picked 107, "because 100 just wasn't enough." It's got two Drake songs in the top 10, and a Skepta song cracks it too (grime in general is pretty well-represented). A certain former bubblegum pop singer who's becoming a popular choice for #1 is #1 here too. Mixed into the mostly rap/R&B/electronic pop list is Adele, some country representation from Chris Stapleton and Kacey Musgraves, lo-fi DIY from Sheer Mag and Girlpool, and a few other outliers. Check out the whole list, and a Spotify playlist of it, below.

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Adele

Rolling Stone has published their list of the Top 50 Albums of 2015. As always, it has older artists who don't seem to pop up on many other lists (Madonna, Darlene Love, Mark Knopfler, Boz Scaggs, Keith Richards, James Taylor, Don Henley) (did you even know Don Henley released an album this year?). There's also two major rap albums in the top 3 (with Adele sandwiched in between), a good amount of country (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Ashley Monroe), smaller indie rock bands (Hop Along, Car Seat Headrest), mainstream pop (Selena Gomez, Carly Rae Jepsen), alt-rock giants (Muse, Marilyn Manson), and a lot more. And they're counting D'Angelo's December 2014 release for this list (it cracks the top 5).

Read their commentary here and check out the whole list below...

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Cindy Lee - 'Act of Tenderness'
Cindy Lee

Gorilla vs Bear has published his Top 50 Albums of 2015 list, writing, "We feel pretty confident proclaiming 2015 the best year for new music this decade, and we'd even go so far as to say it's been arguably our favorite year in the history of this site." The list includes Panda Bear, Jamie xx, Grimes, Vince Staples, Leon Bridges, both Beach House albums (Thank Your Lucky Stars is ranked higher), U.S. Girls, Sufjan Stevens, Julia Holter, Young Thug, Toro y Moi, Empress Of, Joanna Newsom, Knxwledge, Molly Nilsson and more. Check out the whole thing below.

The list also includes Cindy Lee, the project that was formed by ex-Women guitarist/singer Patrick Flegel when two of his other bandmates (including his brother Matt) formed Viet Cong. He released the Malenkost tape and the Act of Tenderness album this year, both of which made GvsB's list (#32 and #5, respectively). You can download both for free at Cindy Lee's geocities website. Stream the latter below.

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SPIN

Happy December! SPIN are celebrating the first day of the last month of the year by putting out their Top 50 Albums of 2015 list. It's a diverse list, with the top 10 ranging from DIY-indie (Alex G) to mainstream country (Kacey Musgraves) to leftfield major label rap (Vince Staples and Kendrick Lamar). The list also has metal from Deafheaven and Krallice, electronic from RP Boo, Rabit, Oneohtrix Point Never and SOPHIE, R&B veteran Janet Jackson, and plenty more. Check out the whole thing below.

They also put out their 101 Best Songs of 2015 list, which is topped by Justin Bieber.

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Bjork Vulnicura

It's that time of year again when folks start publishing their End of Year Best-Of lists. Almost always first out of the gates is UK-based Rough Trade Shops who dropped their 100 Best Albums of 2015 list today. Coming in at #1 was Bjork's devastatingly personal Vulnicura. And here's their Top 20:

1) Bjork - Vulnicura
2) Father John Misty - I Love You Honeybear
3) Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
4) Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People
5) Max Richter - From Sleep
6) Wolf Alice - My Love is Cool
7) Kamasi Washington - The Epic
8) Royal Headache - High
9) Romare - Projections
10) Jamie XX - In Colour
11) John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
12) Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
13) Tame Impala - Currents
14) Nadine Shah - Fast Food
15) Wand - Golem
16) Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
17) Django Django - Born Under Saturn
18) Tobias Jesso Jr - Goon
19) Georgia - S/T
20) Palma Violets - Danger in the Club
You can check out Rough Trade Shops full Top 100 Albums of 2015 list below...

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photos by Rachel Juarez-Carr

Kurt Vile / Thom Yorke / FJM / Health @ Pitchfork Paris 2015
Pitchfork Festival Paris 2015
Pitchfork Festival Paris 2015
Pitchfork Festival Paris 2015
Pitchfork Festival Paris 2015
Pitchfork Festival Paris 2015

Loosening his man-bun before losing himself to dance as he and producer and collaborator Nigel Godrich step out on stage before huge screens rushing through hypnotic visuals for 'The Clock', Yorke kicks off a flawlessly tight and mesmeric set - leaning heavily on Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, but adding a twitchier and more introverted mechanical menace to tracks from The Eraser and AMOK.

As he jerks across the stage and howls into the vast Parisian venue, we realise that this is the most immersed and involved Yorke has been in a performance in quite some years. The intimate sounds of his solo work truly translate live, inspiring sheer hero worship throughout Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2015. This shall be a talking point for years to come. - [Gigwise]

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2015 happened over Halloween Weekend (Oct 29-31) at the French capital's enormous Grande Halle de la Villette. Performers included Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, Kurt Vile, Run the Jewels, Father John Misty, Beach House, Deerhunter, Battles, HEALTH, Ariel Pink, Destroyer, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and more. Pictures from the weekend continue below...

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photo: Beach House at Central Park in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Beach House

Beach House recently announced a tour that includes NYC shows on March 14 and 15 at Webster Hall. Those already sold out, but they now added a third and final show for March 16 at Webster Hall. Tickets are on presale now (password = LUCKYSTARS).

Updated dates are listed, with a stream of their new album Thank Your Lucky Stars, below...

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photo: Beach House at Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Beach House

Beach House released not one but two albums this year, and now they've expanded their tour in support of them through 2016. When they played a secret Baby's All Right show in August they promised they'd return to NYC for less secret shows, and this tour includes two.

Beach House will hit NYC's Webster Hall on March 14 and 15. Tickets for those shows go on presale Tuesday (10/20) at 10 AM (password = LUCKYSTARS) and the general on-sale starts Friday (10/23) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, with a full stream of the new Thank Your Lucky Stars (which dropped last week), below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Beach House

Beach House's second album of 2015 and sixth overall, Thank Your Lucky Stars, is out today via Sub Pop. I found Depression Cherry to be a little less approachable than their earlier stuff, but TYLS is immediately hitting that same spot that the other Beach House albums do. Listen via YouTube/Spotify/Rdio below...

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by Andrew Sacher

photo: Beach House at FYF 2013 (More by Wei Shi)
Beach House

In three days, Beach House will release their second album of 2015 and sixth overall, Thank Your Lucky Stars. Like they did earlier this year with Depression Cherry, they're now letting you hear three of the songs with the "Single Finder" on their website. You pick your three favorite Beach House songs, and it will play you either "She's So Lovely," "One Thing" or "Majorette" from the new album. So far, this one's sounding a little bigger than Depression Cherry and a little more like Bloom and Teen Dream. Head here to check those songs out.

Beach House

Last week, Beach House announced they'd release their second album of 2015, calld Thank Your Lucky Stars, this Friday (10/16), and now they revealed more details on it. It was written after Depression Cherry but recorded in the same two-month span and longtime collaborator Chris Coady co-produced it. That's the artwork above and the tracklist is below. You can pre-order it from Sub Pop.

Baech House will also appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this Friday.

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photo: Beach House at FYF 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
Beach House

Beach House released their fifth album, Depression Cherry, earlier this year, and they already announced their sixth album... to come out next week. The band tweeted, "We are releasing our 6th full length LP on October 16th!!! It's called Thank Your Lucky Stars. More info soon" and "We are very excited, it's an album being released the way we want. It's not a companion to depression cherry or a surprise or b-sides." Two albums in one year. Exciting!

According to Stereogum, the tracklist is as follows...

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Beach House at Baby's / desperate fan (photos by @babysallright / @davidofearth)
Beach House Baby's All Right
Beach House Baby's All Right

There were Beach House fans lined up outside Baby's All Right early Thursday afternoon (8/27) in hopes of scoring someone's extra ticket or +1 to get into this surprise, impossibly intimate show. The Baltimore band had just released their fourth album, Depression Cherry, and this was the NYC record release show, announced only the day before, and tickets sold out in seconds. The fan with the sign above ended up getting in, as did most of the folks who waited all day -- Baby's ended up lowering the partition between the front bar and the performance space, and they sold a few tickets at the door.

Inside, Baby's was packed as you might expect with fans standing on anything to get a better view. It was extremely hot in there and singer Victoria Legrand was wearing a floor-length coat of some sort, she had to have been melting. Beach House played as a four piece and sounded amazing (they brought in their own board which took up a big chunk of the back of the floor). Baby's had sound pumping everywhere and it even sounded great in the side bar. Setlist from the night is below. There were signs up asking for no flash, no cameras, and no video. Fans mostly obliged, there really weren't too many cell phones aloft. That said, instagram pics and videos are in this post.

Did you make it in? Beach House have already promised to be back in NYC for more shows at probably much much bigger places. Stay tuned for tour news.

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Beach House

Just a reminder that tickets for Beach House's show at Baby's All Right TONIGHT go on sale at noon. Good luck!

UPDATE: And it was an INSTANT sellout. Did you score?

Beach House

Beach House's new album Depression Cherry comes out this week via Sub Pop and the band is currently on tour in support of it. That tour previously did not include a NYC show, but now it includes a VERY intimate one happening Thursday (8/27) at Baby's All Right. Tickets go on sale Thursday at noon and they will sell out fast.

The band are also promising to play New York "many more times in the next year" so stay tuned for that. All dates below.

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Beach House

Depending on your morals regarding album leaks, maybe you've already heard Depression Cherry, the fifth album from Beach House due out on Sub Pop next week (Pitchfork already gave it Best New Music). But if not, the whole thing is now here for you to stream, courtesy of NPR. Check it out below.

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Choose which of our past songs you like the most, and this machine will choose which "single" from Depression Cherry is right for you.
Beach House wrote the above message on their new "Single Finder" website, where they play you one of three singles from their upcoming album after you click which Beach House songs are your three favorite. One is the previously released "Sparks," and the other two are brand new singles "PPP" and "Beyond Love." Check it out.

by Andrew Sacher

Beach House

Beach House's fifth album, Depression Cherry, comes out August 28 via Sub Pop, and today they premiered its lead single "Sparks" on Spanish radio station RTVE. After 2012's big, bright sounding Bloom, "Sparks" has the band sounding more distorted, more off-kilter, and maybe more like MBV than they ever have before. You hear the song in a stream of the radio show below (via Gorilla vs Bear). It comes in at the 30-minute mark. It's also set to make its North American radio premiere today at 5:30 PM EST on Sirius XMU. UPDATE: Official YouTube stream is now below.

Beach House have several tour dates announced, but none in NYC. Those are all listed below...

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