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Jessie Ware at Flow Fest 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Jessie Ware

UK singer Jessie Ware's new album Tough Love comes out 10/6 in the UK and 10/21 in North America via PMR/Island, and she's already released a few tracks from it. Now, she's got a video with Benny Blanco, aka one half of BenZel who executive produced the album, with the two of them in the studio in conversation about the making of the new album. That video is premiering in this post and can be watched below.

Jessie will be on tour soon too.

Continue reading "Jessie Ware and producer Benny Blanco discuss the making of her new album 'Tough Love' in new video (watch)"

Jessie Ware at Flow Festival 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware's already released a few songs from her upcoming Tough Love album (due 10/6 in the UK and 10/21 in North America via PMR/Island), and now she's put out "Kind Of... Sometimes... Maybe," which she co-wrote with Miguel, along with BenZel (Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch) who executive produced the album. Check it out below.

Jessie's tour hits NYC on October 28 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple.

Continue reading "Jessie Ware releases Miguel collab from new LP (listen)"

Jessie Ware at Flow Fest 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Jessie Ware

We mentioned not long ago that to get tickets to Jessie Ware's upcoming tour you had to enter via a ballot on her website. The NYC show happens on October 28 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, and it turns out they've actually decided to release some regular tickets to the show that you can purchase. Tickets for NYC go on sale Wednesday (8/27) at 10 AM.

The shows are in support of Jessie's upcoming album, which we recently posted a new remix from. The album can now be pre-ordered on iTunes.

Jessie also recently spoke to NME about the Kate Bush comparisons she's gotten:

It's a massive compliment to be compared to her. I don't think I'm anything like Kate Bush. I mean, I just... I'm not there yet. She inspires me. I love the femininity in her voice and the way she uses it but I don't really see how I'm like her. But there's definitely been influence from Kate in some of the more high-registered stuff for this album ['Tough Love']. I definitely think on this album I've been like, "Let's make it a bit more Kate".

I just think the way she puts across a song with such emotion and feeling, there's nobody quite like her.

Jessie also mentions in the interview that she has a ticket to Kate's first live dates in 35 years, which begin this Tuesday, August 26 (all at London's Hammersmith Apollo). Don't take any pictures, Jessie!

In other Kate Bush news, BBC recently aired an hour-long documentary where they talk to St. Vincent, Bat for Lashes, Elton John, Bret Anderson (Suede), comedian Steve Coogan and more. It's really good and can be watched below...

Continue reading "Jessie Ware now selling tickets for NYC show, says she is not like Kate Bush (who has a new BBC documentary)"

Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware already released the title track and a bonus track from her new album Tough Love (due 10/21), and she's since released another, "Say You Love Me" (not a Fleetwood Mac cover). This one's a soulful ballad, co-written by Ed Sheeran, and it was just given a remix by Shura that makes it sound more sensual than soulful, and more in line with the atmospheric garage collaborations Jessie's been known for.

Jessie will also be on tour soon, and appears on the new SBTRKT album.

Stream the new remix and the original below...

Continue reading "Jessie Ware shares Shura remix of "Say You Love Me" (listen)"

by Andrew Sacher

Pitchfork

Yesterday, Pitchfork posted their top 200 tracks of the decade so far, and today they've listed the top 100 albums to have come out between 2010-2014. There's some surprises on there. For example, I didn't expect to see Bon Iver's self-titled, their #1 album of 2011 and with a score of 9.5, rank as low as #27 on this list. I was also surprised to see Chief Keef make it but not, say, Shabazz Palaces or Schoolboy Q. And there's a few other glaring omissions: nothing by The National? Grizzly Bear? One thing that will surprise no one though, is their #1 pick.

You can check out the full list below...

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by Dominick Mastrangelo

Nina Persson, Jessie Ware & Fans @ Flow Fest (8/8/14)
2014 Flow Festival Day 1
2014 Flow Festival Day 1
2014 Flow Festival Day 1

The first day of Flow Festival began with a cruise around the Helsinki archipelago. The folks at Visit Helsinki invited press on an hour-long cruise that circled Suomenlinna (where I visited the day before) and stopped on Lonna Island, once home to a 19th Century Russian mine storage that was re-opened to the public in May.

From there it was on to Suvilahti, a power plant which closed nearly 40 years ago, which Flow Festival calls home. 'Flow Talks' were in progress when we arrived. I took some time to explore the grounds and get a lay of the land. The thing you quickly learn about Flow is that it's manageable. There's plenty to see and do but getting from one place to another is not as overwhelming (or impossible) as say Lollapalooza.

My festival began outright with three Finnish bands. I made a quick stop by the Main Stage to catch a bit of alternative rock band Risto before hustling over to the Blue Tent for the penultimate performance by Magenta Skycode. The Turku-based band is calling it a day and this was their final performance in Helsinki. For me, their blend of atmospheric, guitar-driven rock, and soaring vocals was the highlight of the day. Talking with Finns afterward, I learned there was a lot of nostalgia and a sense that they would be missed.

At the Other Sounds indoor stage was Finnish singer-songwriter, Joose Keskitalo. Keskitalo's easy set was a mix of hushed folk and old-timey songs and was a nice and marked contrast to both of the previous bands.

The Main Stage featured two solo singers back-to-back with The Cardigan's Nina Persson and UK pop chanteuse Jessie Ware. Between the two, Ware's performance was the better as she assuredly moved across the stage, engaging the gathering crowd. She also sprinkled her set with new songs from her forthcoming sophomore record.

I left Persson's set early to catch Slint who are back together after another hiatus. Their droning post-rock set was perfect for the dark environs of the Black Tent.

My festival night ended at Flow's most intriguing and beautiful stage - the Balloon 360-degree Stage. The crowd swayed in unison under the colorful glow of the giant ball to the hypnotic, guitar-inflected songs of Tuareg outfit, Tinariwen.

The night didn't end there though. A bunch of us ventured off to an afterparty behind Suvilhati right out by the water where a DIY sauna was located. DJs played a range of dance music deep into the night. Beer was sold out of a van, three cans for 10 euros. Some people sprawled out on the asphalt while others jumped into the water for a late-night swim after hitting up the sauna. As I left, the sun was coming up and the party was still going. But at least a few hours of sleep were needed if I wanted to be at all functional for Day 2.

Day 1 final thoughts:

One thing I noticed in my walkabout at the Main Stage were the no alcohol signs as you approach. If you want to drink, that's fine, just don't expect to get close to your favorite main stage artist. Alcohol is not allowed inside a roughly 50-yard perimeter. So, inside the alcohol-prohibited area you have plenty of space, especially toward the back to enjoy the show and not worry about people perilously holding three beers and two gin and tonics trying to maneuver their way through a packed crowd to friends at the front. I can't even begin to express how nice that is.

The other thing you notice is the trash on the festival grounds. Or I should say lack thereof. Reading about Flow prior to leaving for Helsinki I came across this stat: "In 2013 out of all the waste created at the festival 95% was recycled." 95%. That's mind-boggling.

And the grounds reflected it. As I moved among the crowd, I was genuinely startled if I stepped on a plastic cup or accidentally kicked an empty beer can because it was the exception and not the rule. The level of social responsibility at Flow far surpasses that of any festival in the United States. Or at least any U.S. festival I've attended.

Pictures from Day 1 continue below...

Continue reading "Flow Fest Day 1: No sleep, no garbage, and no drinking near the stage (pics)"

by Dominick Mastrangelo

Helsinki has some nice architecture...
Finland

After spending three days shooting portraits and other SoundWave tent activities for us at Lollapalooza in Chicago, BrooklynVegan photographer Dominick Mastrangelo took off to Finland for this year's Flow Festival. Keep checking back for his coverage from the fest throughout the weekend, starting now...

With Lollapalooza in the books for another year, this weekend's summer festivals look west to San Francisco for Outside Lands. And they also look east, way east, across the pond to the Scandinavian and Nordic countries whom are all holding their own festivals. Norway's Oya Festival is up and running while Sweden's Way Out West and Flow Festival in Finland take place Friday through Sunday. At the time of this writing, I'm 31,000 feet over Iceland and bound for the beautiful seaport city of Helsinki for Flow. The lineup is a healthy mix of heavy hitters, indie-popular bands as well as Finnish talent.

Last week's Lollapalooza headliners, Skrillex and OutKast, are headlining on Friday (8/8) and Sunday (8/10)respectively. The National, whose seemingly endless tour in support of last year's Trouble Will Find Me, roll in to town after playing Oya and Way Out West to headline on Saturday.

In addition to the headliners, the fest also features Röyksopp & Robyn, Polica, Little Dragon, Marissa Nadler, The Horrors, Darkside, Bill Callahan and Janelle Monae are also performing. And a handful of artists who performed at Pitchfork a few weeks ago will be making their way to Helsinki as well including Slowdive, Real Estate and Neneh Cherry.

Flow also gives a nod toward festivals like SXSW and CMJ with a host of talks on tech and music as well as a screening over 40 short films. The National will also feature on the film side with a screening of the documentary Mistaken For Strangers.

Update: Being seven hours ahead of New York, I've been out and about in Helsinki today. Posters for Flow are everywhere, the weather was gorgeous and I spent most of my afternoon out on Suomenlinna, a fortress built on six islands in the Gulf of Finland. (That beautiful weather disappeared in less than an hour as it's presently pouring outside.) Some photos from my afternoon jaunt, plus the full Flow lineup, below...

Continue reading "Flow Festival this weekend in Finland (w/ Royksopp & Robyn, The National, Darkside, Slint, Slowdive, Outkast, more)"

by Andrew Sacher

Jessie Ware at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Robert Altman)
Jessie Ware

You've already heard "Tough Love" from the new Jessie Ware album of the same name, and she's now released another single from it, "Share It All," which appears on the album's deluxe version. It was co-written by The xx's Romy Madley-Croft (and produced by Jessie's frequent collaborator Julio Bashmore), and you can definitely tell it was written by an xx member. Check it out below.

Jessie also has an upcoming tour which hits NYC on October 28 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Ticket info for all dates HERE. She will also appear on the new SBTRKT album.

The xx just announced that they're playing the Guggenheim International Gala pre-party.

Song stream below...

Continue reading "Jessie Ware releases "Share It All," co-written by The xx's Romy Madley Croft (listen)"

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Jessie Ware, who features on the new SBTRKT album, recently announced a new album and tour which brings her to NYC on October 28 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. We said to stay tuned for ticket info but have since realized that the only way to get in to all shows on the tour is via a ballot on her site. Registration is open through July 28 at noon UK time, and if you end up being one of the lucky ones, you'll find out by July 30 with a link to buy tickets. Jessie adds, "your name will be printed on each ticket so you can't flog them to touts!"

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Yesterday (7/22), SBTRKT announced that his new album will be called Wonder Where We Land and shared a track featuring Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig. He's since revealed that in addition to Ezra, the album will feature A$AP Ferg, Chairlift's Caroline Polacheck, Denai Moore, Jessie Ware, Koreless, Raury, Sampha and Warpaint. The deluxe edition features Raury, Sampha, Warpaint, Andrew Ashong and Boogie. It comes out September 23 via Young Turks. Tracklist and streams of the songs with Ezra and Sampha, below.

SBTRKT also announced a tour which brings him to NYC on October 26 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show go on sale July 31 with a presale starting July 29.

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

Continue reading "SBTRKT reveals more LP details (ft. Ezra Koenig, A$AP Ferg, Jessie Ware, Warpaint, more), announces tour (dates)"

Jessie Ware

UK pop singer and Disclosure/SBTRKT collaborator Jessie Ware recently released "Tough Love," the single from her sophomore album of the same name which comes out this year. Now she's announced a tour which includes a few North American dates, culminating in NYC on October 28 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. (That's a pretty cool place to see her.) Stay tuned for ticket info.

All dates are listed, with the "Tough Love" video, below...

Continue reading "Jessie Ware going on tour, playing Brooklyn Masonic Temple"

by Andrew Sacher

Cyril Hahn

Vancouver-via-Switzerland producer Cyril Hahn signed to PMR last year around the time he dropped his Shy Girls-featuring single "Perfect Form," and he's now prepping a new EP for the label which will presumably feature his two recent singles, "Breaking" (with Javeon) and "Getting There." Both are the kind of bass-heavy pop we've come to expect from PMR, and they can be streamed below.

He also just remixed his labelmate Jessie Ware's excellent new single, "Tough Love" (not the first time he's remixed her), and you can check out his take on that song below as well.

Cyril will be touring this summer which includes a North American run in August of all outdoor venues. That hits NYC on August 23 on Output's rooftop for a daytime show (doors 2 PM). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with those song streams, below...

Continue reading "Cyril Hahn remixed Jessie Ware's "Tough Love," planning EP, going on all-outdoor North American tour (dates, streams)"

by Andrew Sacher

Sam Smith at Bonnaroo 2014 (photo by Amber North)
Sam Smith

While soccer fans watched the World Cup play out on a jumbotron at the Kalliope stage, [Sam Smith] attracted Bonnaroo's youngest, hippest, style-conscious attendees at The Other Tent.

Smith's debut album, "In the Lonely Hour," entered the U.K. charts at No. 1 last month, and it looks to make a big splash when it hits U.S. stores on Tuesday. Like few other acts on this year's bill, he's very much a star of the moment. A suave, British soul singer, laying smooth falsetto melodies over '80s-tinged funk and R&B - just a few short years ago, it would have been considered the opposite of hip. The tide has obviously turned. [The Tennessean]

Bonnaroo went down over the weekend and among other things featured one of the biggest US crowds British pop singer Sam Smith had yet to play to. The Disclosure collaborator played the stripped version of their collaboration "Latch" (which appears in that form on his new album), his own hits ("Stay With Me," "Leave Your Lover"), and covered the Arctic Monkeys' "Do I Wanna Know?," a song that band opened their set at the same festival with two days later. (MS MR also covered it during their Bonnaroo set.) Sam also joined Disclosure during their 'Roo set just hours later and performed "Latch" once again. You can watch a video of Sam's Arctic Monkeys cover, with his setlist from the festival, below.

Sam's tour hits NYC for a sold-out show at The Apollo tonight (6/17) and returns to NYC in September for shows at United Palace (tickets) and Hammerstein (sold out).

Sam will be sticking around NYC this week, doing a record signing at Rough Trade on Thursday (6/19). You just need to buy his record that day to get a wristband for the 6 PM event.

Another Disclosure collaborator Jessie Ware announced that her new album would be out at some point this year via PMR/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope and told Pitchfork it features collaborations with Miguel, Ed Sheeran, Julio Bashmore, Dave Okumu, Kid Harpoon, James Ford and Nineteen85. Its first single "Tough Love" is out now, and it's a more laid back single as far as Jessie Ware songs go with an almost James Blake-like quality to the chorus. This one was produced by BenZel, aka Two Inch Punch (who produced Sam Smith's "Money On My Mind") and Benny Blanco (who's written/produced huge songs like Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" and Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger").

Listen to that, with the Sam Smith stuff, below...

Continue reading "Sam Smith played solo and with Disclosure, covered Arctic Monkeys at Bonnaroo; Jessie Ware released a new song"

by Andrew Sacher

Julio Bashmore at Central Park in 2013 (via)
Julio Bashmore

Bristol producer Julio Bashmore has made a pretty good name for himself with some addictive house singles like "Au Seve" and working as a producer with Jessie Ware. Now FACT reports that he's finally "pretty much finished" with his debut album, and plans to release it via his Broadwalk label this summer. No word on what songs will make it on the album yet, but you can check out a couple of his recent singles below.

One of those singles, "Peppermint," which features Jessie Ware, was just given video treatment. Check that out below too.

Julio is also returning to the US for a short tour here in March, including a stop in NYC on March 13 at Output for the venue's weekly INPUT party. That show is with Huxley, and there will also be sets by Thomas Schumacher and Corey Backer in the venue's Panther Room. Tickets for that show are on sale now. He'll also be back in May for Detroit's Movement Festival.

All dates are listed, with those streams, below...

Continue reading "Julio Bashmore planning debut LP for summer, made a video for "Peppermint" ft. Jessie Ware, touring (dates)"

Cold Cave @ Station to Station Arizona (more by Lucas Hodge)
Cold Cave

The Red Bull Sound Select series of NYC shows continues this month with an East Village Radio curated show at Tammany Hall on November 20. Cold Cave will headline the show which will also features sets from local-ish acts Bad Girlfriend, Young Boys (who we've profiled), and Nothing (who played one of CMJ-week parties last month). Like all RBSS shows, this one is $3, but they're now requiring RSVP (or else it's $10). Keep your eye on RBSS's site for the RSVP link to appear. Check out the flyer below.

The next Red Bull Sound Select show anywhere, is in Austin Saturday as part of Fun Fun Fun Fest and Lee Fields is headlining that one. Jesse Ware does LA on 11/19 (Small Black recently did Dallas) (Debbie wasn't available).

Cold Cave, who've been trickling out songs over the last few months, last played NYC in September when they were at Glasslands. If you haven't heard Bad Girlfriend, the garagey quartet are currently working on their debut LP with Rewards' Aaron Pfenning at the controls and you can stream a few tracks below. Nothing will be touring with Weekend in January.

The last BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show was last month at MHOW with Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem, The Bouncing Souls, Aye Nako and Nude Becah. Our next one is in January. Stay tuned for more info on that.

East Village Radio is also the home of the Invisible Oranges radio show. Head to IO for this week's playlist and a link to the stream.

Bad Girlfriend streams and RBSS NYC flyer below...

Continue reading "Cold Cave playing Red Bull Sound Select NYC show w/ Nothing & Bad Girlfriend; Lee Fields doing Austin; Jessie Ware in LA"

Jessie Ware at Central Park w/ Disclosure in August (more by Robert Altman)
Jessie Ware

British pop singer Jessie Ware is set to return to North America for a tour this fall, and though that tour was supposed to hit NYC on November 2 at Roseland Ballroom, it's been moved to the smaller Irving Plaza, and now happens on November 4. Tickets for the Irving show are on sale now, and all tickets purchased for Roseland will be honored. If you can't make the new date, refunds are available.

UPDATE: Jessie made other changes to her tour too, including adding a Brooklyn show happening on November 2 at Warsaw. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketweb for updates.

Mikky Ekko, who has collaborated with Active Child and Rihanna, was billed to open the Roseland show and is still on many other tour dates, but isn't currently listed for the Irving Plaza or Warsaw shows (neither is anyone else). Updated dates are listed below.

Jessie's collaborators Disclosure, who she sang with the last time she was in NYC, just announced their own tour too.

Updated Jessie Ware dates are listed, along with a video, below...

Continue reading "Jessie Ware moves Roseland show to Irving Plaza, adds Warsaw show (updated dates)"

photos by Paige K. Parsons

Chromatics / Chic / The National w/ Bob Weir @ Outside Lands 8/9/2013
Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11
Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11
Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Frontman Matt Berninger strolled into the spotlight in a three-piece suit, sipping what appeared to be a glass of Sauvignon Blanc from any one of the festival's Wine Lands vendors. The band then launched into one of the best sets of the day, breaking into "Fake Empire" within the first three songs and interspersing their typically melancholy lyrical matter with a fun, humorous stage presence (Berninger made sure to note that his daughter's pre-school teacher was in the crowd, putting himself in strong position for the "Best Dad on Stage" award this weekend). And to cap it all off, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead popped up on stage, grabbing a guitar and singing along to the bands' last number.
[Santa Barbara Independent]
The 2013 Outside Lands Festival happened last weekend across seven stages at San Francisco's sprawling Golden Gate Park. The fest kicked off Friday (8/9) and included headliner Paul McCartney, plus sets from Chromatics, The National, Chic (subbing for an ailing D'Angelo), Jessie Ware, Rhye, The Men, Smith Westerns and more. Pictures from their sets are in this post.

Like at Lollapalooza and Firefly, and like we'll be doing again at Bumbershoot, BrooklynVegan was set up each day of Outside Lands in the Soundwave tent where our hosts Christen Thomas and Dave Hill DJ'd, told jokes and interviewed and hosted bands that were playing the fest.

Pics from Outside Lands Day 2 are HERE. More pictures from day one below...

Continue reading "Outside Lands 2013 - Day 1 pics (Paul McCartney, Chromatics, Chic, The National, Rhye, The Men, Smith Westerns & more)"

photos by Cory Dewald

Ghost BC w/ Chris Gethard / Jessie Ware / Frightened Rabbit
BrooklynVegan Soundwave Tent @ Lollapalooza 2013
BrooklynVegan Soundwave Tent @ Lollapalooza 2013
BrooklynVegan Soundwave Tent @ Lollapalooza 2013

We were just over in Chicago for tons of Lollapalooza fun, including three full days spent at the festival, and some afterparties we threw too. As you may know, while we were at the festival, like we did at Firefly in Delaware and are doing again this weekend at Outside Lands in San Francisco, we hosted two hours easy day inside the Soundwave Tent, which included interviews and stripped down performances by Ghost BC, Frightened Rabbit, Jessie Ware, School of Rock All Stars, and Deap Vally on day 1; Local Natives, Smith Westerns, IO Echo,, Drowners and another set of School of Rock All Stars on day 2; and Bear Mountain and The Orwells on day 3. The BV-portions of the tent were hosted by Billy Jones and comedian Chris Gethard of The Chris Gethard Show.

We'll have the full audio from these sessions available at some point, but meanwhile I can tell you that we learned Ghost's guitarist was not very Ghostly at all and he speaks beautiful English (when we could hear it though his mask), Chris Gethard has two Morrissey tattoos, Jessie Ware likes to ride the subway, the kids from School of Rock do in fact rock, the frontwoman of IO Echo has stage fright and a thing for Enya, each member of Bear Mountain has a different symbol tattooed on them and our show was their first-ever try at going acoustic, the Smith Westerns like to party, and the ladies LOVE the Orwells. who were collecting phone numbers from girls in the audience throughout our entire interview with them. Though short, both Frightened Rabbit's and Local Natives' super intimate sets in our tent were huge treats for the crowd in attendance, some of whom were in the tent waiting on line to get their bodies painted.

Pictures of all three days of our activities are in this post. They continue below...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan @ Lollapalooza 2013 -- pics from Soundwave (Local Natives, Jessie Ware, Frightened Rabbit, Ghost BC, more)"

Outside Lands 2012 (more by Amoreena Lucero)
Outside Lands

Lollapalooza and Osheaga are behind us, but the summer festivals keep rolling on with San Francisco's Outside Lands this weekend (8/9-8/11). The festival is sold out, but if you've already got tickets and are going, you might like to know how to get there, and once you're there, the festival map will help you find your way around inside.

Meanwhile, if you're not going to Outside Lands, but still want to watch the fun go down, you can stream it live on Purevolume. Artists whose sets will stream live include Jessie Ware, The National, Band of Horses, Yeasayer, and more on Friday; Nine Inch Nails, Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baauer, Gary Clark Jr and more on Saturday; and Vampire Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dawes, Kurt Vile, Foals, Rudimental, Camper Van Beethoven and more on Sunday.

D'Angelo has officially dropped off the festival, after recently cancelling other shows due to illness. He was replaced by Chic. You know, the band that guy who worked with Daft Punk is in.

The full Outside Lands schedule can be found at their site. Full streaming schedule below...

Continue reading "Outside Lands this weekend, streaming online (schedule)"

by Andrew Sacher

Ryan Hemsworth
Ryan Hemsworth

Cloud rap-turning-pop producer Ryan Hemsworth just announced that he'll be touring North America this year with Cyril Hahn, who is signed to the unstoppable PMR Records (Disclosure, Jessie Ware [who he's remixed], Dornik, etc). That tour hits NYC on October 5 at Dark Disco @ 88 Palace. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketfly for updates.

Hemsworth also recently dropped two new tracks. One is a remix of A$AP Rocky's "Thuggin' Noise," which he mashes up with Britney Spears' "Everytime," and the other is a new track with singer LIZ, "Day N' Nite," which sounds pretty consistent with his love of both glitch and pop like Britney Spears and The Backstreet Boys.

You can stream both of those tracks, along with Cyril Hahn's recent "Perfect Form" single featuring Shy Girls, and the list of all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Ryan Hemsworth touring with PMR-signed Cyril Hahn (dates & new song streams)"

photos by Robert Altman, words by Andrew Sacher

Disclosure / Mobb Deep
Disclosure & TNGHT @ Central Park - 8/6/2013
Disclosure & TNGHT @ Central Park - 8/6/2013

Central Park Summerstage may have gotten its dance show of the summer last night when UK house/garage crossover duo Disclosure, abrasive trap duo TNGHT, and another house-y producer Julio Bashmore took over the stage for one funky night in the park.

Julio kicked things off bright and early at 6 PM, which isn't really the appropriate time at all for his music (and unfortunately his set at Warm Up this Saturday will likely face the same problem), but it was a nice primer for what was to come, and I hope to be catching him in a dark club sooner than later.

Though still in the light, TNGHT fared much better, and it really seemed like as many people came to see them as Disclosure. Lunice spent at least half of their set acting as a hypeman, and rapping along to some of the verses they dropped, which included Rick Ross, Danny Brown, and best of all, the excellent "Blood On The Leaves," which they helped produce for Kanye's Yeezus. Aside from playing the music of other rappers, the real treat came when TNGHT brought out legendary Queens rap duo Mobb Deep, who performed "Quiet Storm" and "Shook Ones."

Then finally, once the sky fully blackened, Disclosure came on stage. These guys have come really far since their first trip to NYC less than a year ago, and from the reactions of the sold-out crowd, you'd know it in a second. It was all arms in the air, constant dancing, and singing every word to the big hits ("White Noise," "You & Me") as well as the slightly odder ones ("When A Fire Starts to Burn," "F For You") and the older cuts too ("Boiling," "What's In Your Head"). Like we thought they would, they brought out Jessie Ware to sing "Confess to Me" and "Running," and Sam Smith for "Latch." Excellent show, and a very excellent light show too, I should add.

After the show, Disclosure headed over to The Wall on W 30th St to DJ a sold-out afterparty. We missed that one, but it looks like it was pretty packed. Did you go? How was it?

More pictures and videos of the guest appearances from Central Park, below...

Continue reading "Disclosure, Jessie Ware, Sam Smith, TNGHT, Mobb Deep, and Julio Bashmore played Central Park Summerstage (pics/videos)"

photos by Toby Tenenbaum

Kendrick Lamar / New Order / Jessie Ware
Osheaga Day 3 - 8/4/2013
Osheaga Day 3 - 8/4/2013
Osheaga Day 3 - 8/4/2013

While they might not realize it, many of today's popular electro acts owe a debt to New Order, a seminal electronic dance band that formed from the ashes of Joy Division more than three decades ago. As the sun set over Osheaga, the British post-punk group delivered a lengthy set that spanned the better part of their career and included hits "Blue Monday," "Perfect Kiss," "True Faith" and "Bizarre Love Triangle," the '80s dance anthem that caused the sizable crowd to reach a fever pitch. "Nice to see you've got a bit of the English weather," frontman Bernard Sumner quipped as storm clouds gathered overhead. While founding bassist Peter Hook was absent from the proceedings (he chose to go his own way a few years ago and parted on less than amicable terms), new guys Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham proved themselves up to the challenge of living up to the band's legacy. Before handing over the main field to Osheaga's closing headliners, they performed three seminal Joy Division tunes including the legendary "Love Will Tear Us Apart," leaving the stage on a blissfully dark high note. [Under the Radar]
Montreal's 2013 Osheaga Festival wrapped up on Sunday (8/4). We already posted pictures of day 1 and pictures of day 2, and here's a set of pictures from day 3 in this post. On the festival's final day, we saw sets from Mumford & Sons, New Order, Kendrick Lamar, Charles Bradley, Jessie Ware, Frightened Rabbit, and more. That day also included sets (that we unfortunately missed) by Hot Chip, Big Boi, Father John Misty, Disclosure, Holy Ghost! and more.

More day 3 pictures below...

Continue reading "Osheaga 2013 day 3 in pics: Kendrick Lamar, Jessie Ware, New Order, Mumford & Sons, Frightened Rabbit and more"

Ghost BC @ MHOW last week (more by Vladislav Grach)
GHOST

Kendrick Lamar @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Kendrick

New Order at Williamsburg Park last week (more by PSquared Photography)
New Order

Lollapalooza 2013 happens this weekend (August 2 - 4) in Chicago's Grant Park (and some of it will stream online). We'll be there watching bands on all the stages and hosting them in the Soundwave Tent every day from 1 PM - 3 PM (and from 12:40 on Saturday).

The Lolla line-up is pretty great this year, full of big names with a lot of choices (and the occasional tough decision to be made between competing stages). Here are thirteen bands (plus a few more) we don't want to miss....

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Disclosure at MHOW in March (more by Jason Bergman)
Disclosure

As discussed, UK dance duo Disclosure are bringing their tour to NYC for a co-headlining show with TNGHT on August 6 at Central Park Summerstage. It's with Julio Bashmore, who plays Warm Up that weekend. It's also two days before Disclosure collaborator Sam Smith plays Mercury Lounge, and around the time Jessie Ware is in the area too. It's also totally sold out.

However, Disclosure have now announced that later that night they'll be the Summerstage show afterparty which happens at The Wall (251 West 30th Street) with Alex English and "Guests." Any guesses on who they might be? Tickets for the afterparty are on sale now.

In related news, Sam Smith recently released his own new song, "Safe With Me," which you can stream below.

In other related news, Jessie Ware collaborator Sampha (who, like Jessie, sang on SBTRKT's album), released his own EP, Dual, this week (7/29) via Young Turks. Watch a video of him performing its track, "Indecision," for Yours Truly, below.

SBTRKT also DJs Output on Thursday (8/1) (sold out).

All Disclosure dates are listed, along with that video and song stream, below...

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Jessie Ware at Webster Hall in April (more by Robert Altman)
Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware's rise shows no signs of stopping. Her last trip to NYC brought her to Webster Hall, and she's now just announced another run of North American dates to go down this fall and bring her to her largest headlining NYC show yet, Roseland Ballroom on November 2. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketmaster for updates.

Jessie also has some US dates in early August following her appearance at Chicago's Lollapalooza. Those dates include a Boston show on August 5, a Baltimore show on August 7, and nothing on August 6, the day her collaborators Disclosure play Central Park Summerstage with TNGHT and Julio Bashmore. We've already wondered if Sam Smith is going to appear with Disclosure at that show, and now it doesn't seem impossible that Jessie could too.

Disclosure also, like Jessie, play Lollapalooza. And if they were to join each other on stage there, it wouldn't be the first time they did that at a US festival this year.

All dates are listed, along with her video for the Julio Bashmore-produced "Imagine It Was Us," below...

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