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It's the last week of November and we've hit Best-of List Season. Especially in the UK where we've already seen album lists from Rough Trade, MOJO, Q, and Uncut. Now here's long-running UK weekly NME with their LPs and tracks of the year. Topping the lists are St. Vincent's self-titled album, and Future Islands' omnipresent "Seasons." (Sorry, The War on Drugs, you're slightly lower on the list here.) And just to remind you they are British music magazine, Kasabian figure into both lists. Check out NME's full Top 50 LPs/Tracks of 2014 lists below...

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photos by Mimi Hong

Bombay Bicycle Club
Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club brought their tour in support of the Mercury Prize-nominated So Long, See You Tomorrow to NYC for the second time this year at Terminal 5 on Wednesday (10/22). Their 20-song set included almost all of the new album -- their shift towards arty electronic pop and most interesting LP to date -- and others like early single "Always Like This" and a cover of Robyn's "With Every Heartbeat."

Opening were their tourmates Milo Greene (whose sound appears to be shifting from a mindie folk thing to a mindie R&B thing), and Luxley. More pictures and BBC's setlist below...

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GoGo Penguin's 'V2.0' album art

The 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist has been announced and here are the 12 albums up for it:

FKA twigs - LP1
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
Young Fathers - Dead
East India Youth - Total Strife Forever
Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow
Anna Calvi - One Breath
GoGo Penguin - v2.0
Nick Mulvey - First Mind
Polar Bear - In Each and Every One
Kate Tempest - Everybody Down
Royal Blood - Royal Blood
Jungle - Jungle
The winner will be announced October 29. Last year's winning album was James Blake's Overgrown. Who do you think will win this year?


The annual CMJ Music Marathon happens from October 21 - 25 at venues all over NYC. We've heard about a few bands who are heading here during that time (Slowdive, The Wytches, The Ocean Blue, Tom Vek and Courtney Barnett to name four) but CMJ threw an announcement party tonight (8/27) at Bowery Electric and the line-up is now out. In addition to those artists, The Kills, Bombay Bicycle Club, Protomartyr, Twin Peaks, White Fence, Shonen Knife OBN IIIs, Ultimate Painting, Yumi Zouma, and many more are amongst the 2014 CMJ performers. Badges are on sale now and the complete initial line-up is listed below...

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DOWNLOAD: Bombay Bicycle Club - Feel (Unkle Remix) (MP3)

Bombay Bicycle Club in London in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Bombay Bicycle Club released their fourth album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, earlier this year via Vagrant and they've now gotten the remix treatment for one of its tracks, "Feel," by trip hop veteran/Thom Yorke collaborator Unkle. You can download that remix for free above (today only) and stream it below.

The band toured earlier this year hitting NYC for two sold-out Webster Hall shows, and they've now announced another North American tour for October which hits NYC at the larger Terminal 5 on October 22. All dates will be opened by Milo Greene. TIckets for that show are currently on AmEx presale and go on sale to the general public Friday (5/30) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, with the remix stream, below...

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Lollapalooza 2014, which goes down from August 1-3 in Chicago, announced its 2014 lineup. Artists include Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monekys, Skrilex, Broken Bells and tons more. 3-day passes are sold out, but single day tickets go on sale today at 10 AM.

Full lineup below...

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Bombay Bicycle Club at Osheaga 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

UK indie pop band Bombay Bicycle Club recently announced a tour with Royal Canoe, which hits NYC on May 8 at Webster Hall. That show has since sold out, but the bands have now added another date happening at the same venue a day later (5/9). Tickets for the newly added show go on sale Friday (2/21) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (2/19) at noon.

Updated dates are listed, along with a video from BBC's new album, So Long, See You Tomorrow (out now via Vagrant), below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Bombay Bicycle Club in Hyde Park in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Like them or not, it's hard to deny that UK indie pop band Bombay Bicycle Club have successfully reinvented themselves on each new record. Their 2009 debut, I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose was the kind of polished, post-Strokes rock that the UK loves so much, then 2010's Flaws was a mostly acoustic album in the vein of early '70s British folk (it included covers of John Martyn and Joanna Newsom). 2011's A Different Kind of Fix often favored airier art pop, and from the singles they've released from their upcoming LP, So Long, See You Tomorrow (due out 2/4 via Vagrant), they're pushing that sound further into weirder, bouncier territories. You can stream three of its tracks, "Carry Me," "It's Alright Now" and "Luna," along with the LP tracklist and artwork, below.

BBC have also just announced a North American tour with another band who makes airy indie pop with a bit of weirdness, Royal Canoe (maybe you caught them with Alt-J). That tour hits NYC on May 8 at Webster Hall, and tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/10) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (1/8) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with the streams, artwork and tracklist, below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Blur/The Specials/New Order, Hyde Park 8/12/2012
The Specials
New Order

Blur's frontman and driving force, Damon Albarn, had said this might be the band's final performance. But then Albarn has always been a competitive soul, and you wonder if he's just trying to outdo the culmination of the Olympics for significance.

For a while tonight, that appears to be a losing battle. Blur are preceded by the BBC's closing ceremony coverage, shown on a giant screen. As union flags flutter, the 80,000-strong crowd bellows along to the national anthem and cheers as Prince Harry takes his seat. When Madness kick off the entertainment in the stadium, Hyde Park dances along, and you wonder whether everyone's forgotten they've paid £55 to see Blur.

Then, abruptly, Madness are cut mid-song and the screens withdraw to reveal our headliners, under a replica of Albarn's beloved Westway. The band launch into an incendiary Girls and Boys, and, for the next two hours, Hyde Park is theirs. - [The Guardian]

Blur headlined the official post-Closing-Ceremony concert in London's Hyde Park, a capper to the last two weeks of Olympics mania. The two-hour set had all the big singles (except "There's No Other Way"), their new song "Under the Westway," and a nice selection of deep cuts (what, no "Blue Jeans"?) that few could really grumble with. Grumbling about the sound was prevalent, however, as Hyde Park noise ordinances kept the volume a little too low for some in the back.

What could be Blur's last-ever show is already up on iTunes and here for those who want a musical souvenir. It'll be released on CD next week.

Of course, it wasn't just Blur, as the concert also featured sets by The Specials, New Order (who have North American shows coming up) and youngsters Bombay Bicycle Club. Photos and setlists of all the band's from Sunday night's Hyde Park concert are below.

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by Dominick Mastrangelo

Florence / Dum Dum Girls / the scene, Osheaga Fest 8/03/2012
Osheaga 2012 - Day 1 in Photos
Osheaga 2012 - Day 1 in Photos
Osheaga 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

"I can't believe we walked the whole thing."

This was the opening of an e-mail Saturday morning from my friend, the Montreal based singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk. Day 1 of Montreal's Osheaga Music and Arts Festival (8/3) was in the books and instead of joining the crush of people all trying to get into the Metro, we opted to walk with a much smaller group of people from Parc Jean-Drapeau, the festival's home, over the closed-off Jacques Cartier Bridge back to the Mile End.

"You know," Leif's e-mail continued, "we could've all just waited for the subway, but then we might have been accused of being reasonable."

What came before the trek from the island to the mainland was a hot, dusty, sweaty blur of music and dancing and a sold-out crowd determined to pull every ounce of enjoyment from their day out.

The highlight for me on Day 1 was always going to be Sigur Ros, who I'd seen just a days before in Philadelphia. Sure, Justice may have been the official headliner on the day, but the Icelandic band, even restricted to their one-hour time slot, felt like the real headliner and reduced the electronic duo and their glorified DJ booth to the equivalent of an afterparty.

Earlier in the day, The Walkmen featured Skyler Skjelset of Fleet Foxes on bass and guitar and Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men packed the field at the Scene Verte stage on the other end of the park for their mid-day set.

The Dum Dum Girls set was delayed with sound issues and once they got going the tech guys spent most of their set running back and forth across the stage adjusting and fixing gear. It was the beginning of a trouble-filled weekend at the Scene des Arbres stage where delays were constant and, on Day 3, Zola Jesus' set was controversially cut short as thunderstorms rolled through. (Festival officials shut her set down just as the worst of the storm had passed.) She took to Facebook to voice her frustration (though what happened in Montreal was nothing compared to what went down at Lollapalooza in Chicago the same weekend).

Gary Clark, Jr. impressed over at the Scene Verte as his loud, fuzzy guitar riffs conjured dancing girls and good vibes.

Along with a beautiful set from Florence and the Machine and a raucous end-of-the-night set from Montreal's Les Breastfeeders, it was a great start to the festival.

Stay tuned for more on Day 2 and 3. More Osheaga Day 1 photos are below.

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Black Keys / good question, Firefly Music Fest 7/22/2012
Firefly Festival 2012 - Day 3
Firefly Festival 2012 - Day 3

The Firefly Music Festival wrapped its successful first year on Sunday (7/22) with performances by The Black Keys, Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, The Head & the Heart, Fitz & the Tantrums, Bombay Bicycle Club and many more. As mentioned before, tickets on 3-day passes for the 2013 Firefly are now on presale.

Pictures from Sunday are below and you can also check out previously-posted pics from Friday (7/20) and Saturday (7/21).

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Rock Werchter

We try to keep tabs on various festivals around the world here on BrooklynVegan, many of which you'll eventually see pictures from. Today we focus on Belgium.

Pukkelpop goes down from August 16 - 18. That festival includes The Stone Roses, Bjork, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Refused, Wilco, The Hives, The Shins, The Afghan Whigs, Lykke Li, Hot Chip, Feist, Flying Lotus, tUnE-yArDs, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baroness, Ceremony, A-Trak, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and more. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

Rock Werchter, which falls a bit more on the mainstream side, happens in Belgium even sooner, running from June 28 - July 1. That lineup includes The Cure, Jack White, X, Mastodon, Garbage, The xx, M83, Metric, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Perfume Genius, Bat For Lashes, Michael Kiwanuka, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Regina Spektor, Florence + the Machine, The Vaccines and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now sold out.

The full lineups for both Pukkelpop and Rock Wercher are listed below.

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Firefly Music Festival goes down in Dover, Delaware from July 20-22 (which is only about a three hour drive from NYC). The lineup includes Jack White, The Flaming Lips, Passion Pit, The Black Keys, Polica, Cults, Death Cab for Cutie, Ra Ra Riot, The Felice Brothers, Mariachi El Bronx, Silversun Pickups, Lupe Fiasco, The Head and the Heart, Heartless Bastards, The Killers, John Legend, Bassnectar, Girl Talk, and more. Tickets for the fest are on sale now, and camping is available.

No schedule yet, but the full announced lineup is below...

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After teasing us with lineup addictions day by day over the past few days, the full lineup of Austin City Limits 2012 is finally here. Check it out below....

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We just posted about Austra who's coming back to North America (including 9/19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg) after a tour of Europe. She's also one of many artists playing the 2012 Osheaga Festival in Montreal which happens August 3 - 5Tickets are still available for the three-day event.

In addition to Austra, Osheaga plays host to The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Justice, Metric (who play Radio City Music Hall soon), Sigur Ros (who play Prospect Park and are streaming their new LP), Florence & The Machine (who plays Jones Beach this summer), The WeekndPassion Pit (who play Governor's Ball soon), The Jesus & Mary Chain, MGMTSantigold (who just played Irving), Zola Jesus (who just played the Guggenheim) and many many more.

Full Osheaga lineup is below.

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Lollapalooza (more by Grant MacAllister)

Chicago Sun Times reports:

Lollapalooza has revealed its official 2012 list of performers -- a typically wide-ranging smorgasbord of genres and styles topped by nearly a dozen mainstage headliners: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, freshly reunited bands Black Sabbath and At the Drive-In, the Black Keys, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, the Shins and Passion Pit, plus spotlighted electronic music including Swedish house titan Avicii, French dance duo Justice and DJ-producer Bassnectar.

The annual music festival is scheduled for Aug. 3-5 in Chicago's Grant Park.

Rumored lineups have circulated widely, as they usually do, and Lollapalooza itself stoked the speculation in recent weeks via a series of CTA and online advertisements that seemed to hint at who would be playing.

The ads featured lyrics from such acts as Sigur Ros, Santigold, Jack White, Kimbra, Twin Shadow, the Weeknd, Bloc Party and more -- all bands that wound up on the bill.

Check out the full list below...

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Two Door Cinema Club at Coachella (more by David Andrako)
Two Door Cinema Club

"We've decided to do one last tour before we take a little time off to finish the second album. We're very excited to be heading back out to the USA and Canada in September! It's probably the best line up we've ever had with support coming from Bombay Bicycle Club and The Lonely Forest." - Two Door Cinema Club
Last time it was with Tokyo Police Club. Now Two Door Cinema Club will return with Bombay Bicycle Club... and The Lonely Forest (no club). The September tour hits Terminal 5 on September 15th. Tickets are on sale. Two Door also visits North America in August to play Lollapalooza. They recently played Coachella. All upcoming dates are listed below.

Meanwhile The Lonely Forest will support Death Cab for Cutie on the tour later this month that includes the uber-sold out Bowery Ballroom on June 1st. Death Cab For Cutie is also scheduled to play Williamsburg Waterfront on August 2 as part of their later tour with Frightened Rabbit.

All tour dates below...

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by Bill Pearis

Bombay Bicycle

Brit band Bombay Bicycle Club are set to make their American debut this March in Their early show at Mercury Lounge on March 14 with Jonquil is already sold out, and have just added a late show that same night which just went on sale (no opener listed). They are also playing an all-ages show the day before (March 13) at Knitting Factory with Jonquil which still has tickets. They're then off to Austin for SXSW.

The quartet from London were originally known for being from the same scene -- and high school -- as Cajun Dance Party, another hotly tipped band of youngsters. (Cajun Dance Party broke up, two of which went on to form Yuck.... who are flying here as we speak after missing their Mercury Lounge gig last night.) Though they formed in 2006, pretty sure none of them are old enough to drink in America.

Musically, Bombay Bicycle Club have gone through some changes. Their first album (2009's I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose) was energetic and post punky, but last year's Flaws found the band dabbling in pretty, pastoral folk not unlike Noah & the Whale (who have two NYC shows coming up). The band are about to record their third album -- what sound will be next? A few Bombay Bicycle Club videos are after the jump.

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photos by Chris La Putt

Blood Red Shoes @ MHOW
Blood Red Shoes

After Chris left the BV Loft Party all the way back on Friday, October 22nd, he headed over to Music Hall of Williamsburg for the Blue Flowers-presented CMJ showcase for a lineup of mostly UK bands including Chapel Club, Everything Everything, and Blood Red Shoes (who toured North America with Sky Larkin in October). Pictures from that show are in this post.

The occasion (to post these belated pics)? SXSW has already announced an initial lineup of bands playing in Austin from March 16-20, 2011, and Chapel Club is on that list (and I wouldn't be surprised of the other 2 mentioned bands end up coming too). Also on the list: Lia Ices, Braids, Asobi Seksu, Wye Oak, Suuns, Sun Airway, A Place to Bury Strangers and more. Full list under the rest of the MHOW pictures, below...

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