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Morcheeba

Trip hop vets Morcheeba released Head Up High last year, their second with singer Skye Edwards returning to the fold. (She'd been out of the band from 2003 - 2009.) The band haven't messed with their patented sound too much but, why yes, there are a couple nods to dubstep in there too. You can watch the video for "Gimme Your Love" below and stream the whole album via Rdio.

The band will be touring North America this year, including two shows in NYC: May 16 at Warsaw and May 17 at Irving Plaza. Tickets to Warsaw and Irving Plaza go on sale Friday (3/7) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, plus the video, below...

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The Weeknd at Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The Weeknd

Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd, whose tour includes two Radio City shows in October (tickets), just released the second single from his upcoming LP, Kiss Land. It's an almost-8 minute track titled "Belong To The World" that prominently samples Portishead's "Machine Gun," which he apparently did without permission.

Shortly after the song hit the internet, Pitchfork reports that Portishead's Geoff Barrow took to twitter, saying:

I think it's a load of bollox. When someone asks to sample you and you refuse they should have the respect as a fellow artist to not use it. We usually give sample clearance to tunes we like. its got fuk all to do with money! As most of them are hiphop artist that are skint.
Eventually Geoff ended by saying, "Feels like I'm being used to promote the track now... I'll shut up now." You can watch the video for "Belong To The World" below.

In sort of related news, 90s UK trip hop act Morcheeba (no offense Portishead!) have announced a new album, which like Tricky's latest (which features a member of the Antlers), features some special guests: Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, James Petralli of White Denim, Rizzle Kicks, Ana Tijoux and Nature Boy (not to be confused with Natureboy). Head Up High, their eighth studio album, is due for release on October 14. Morcheeba hop the pond for a couple of California shows in September and then tour Europe later in the fall.

Tricky will also tour behind his new album this fall.

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Skye - Featherlight (MP3)

Skye Edwards

Morcheeba singer Skye Edwards released her third solo album, Back to Now, in October 2012. You download the single, "Featherlight," above and stream the whole thing below. It's a little more dancefloor-oriented than Morcheeba's downtempo grooves, but no less tuneful.

Skye will be in the U.S. next month for a few shows in NYC and LA, including two nights at Joe's Pub on February 20 and 21. Tickets for those shows (Feb. 21 and Feb 22) are on sale now. These will be Skye's first solo shows in America with a backing band.

Skye left Morcheeba in the mid-Oughts to pursue a solo career but rejoined the band for 2010's underheard Blood Like Lemonade. The trio are finishing up work on a new album which will be released this year. Meanwhile, stream Blood Like Lemonade below as well.

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Furthur (no "e") has headlined Madision Square Garden which isn't a big surprise given that the band contains original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh along with fellow hippies John Kadlecik of the Dark Star Orchestra on guitar, Jeff Chimenti of RatDog on keyboards, and Joe Russo of the Benevento/Russo Duo on drums (Jay Lane left Furthur after the March 12, 2010 show to rejoin Primus). Tickets go on presale on Thursday at 10am for EIGHT NYC shows happening in March. Five are at Best Buy Theater and three are at Radio City Music Hall.

Speaking of Radio City Music Hall, Janet Jackson is playing there on March 18th. Tickets go on presale Friday at 9am.

Janet Jackson notoriously had a "wardrobe malfunction" when she played the Superbowl Halftime show once. Tickets are now on sale for the show Neko Case is playing at the Bell House on Superbowl Sunday.

Eluvium was added to the Explosions in the Sky / Low show happening at Radio City on April 6th. Tickets are still on sale.

Tickets are on AmEx presale now for the Motorhead/Clutch/Valient Thorr show happening at Best Buy Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday for the same lineup at Starland Ballroom.

Fang Island is playing a headlining show at Bowery Ballroom on March 11th. Openers TBA. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.

Tickets are now on AmEx presale for the Toro Y Moi shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets are on AmEx presale for the Hold Steady shows at MHOW & Terminal 5.

Tickets are now on AmEx presale for the Cave Singers / Lia Ices show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Holy Ghost!, who has headlined Bowery Ballroom before (not sure how it sold though) will headline Mercury Lounge on February 2nd. Tickets are now on sale.

Tickets are on Amex presale for the Lost in the Trees show at Mercury Lounge.

Tricky was recently in town, and Morcheeba will be here in February to play two shows at Irving Plaza which are both on sale.

Tickets are now on AmEx presle for the Lucinda Williams shows at Webster Hall.

Tickets are now on AmEx presale for the OMD show at Webster Hall.

Tickets are on AmEx presale for the Of Montreal show at Webster Hall.

Das Racist is playing Highline Ballroom on February 3rd.

Rasputina is playing Highline Ballroom on February 26th with Mr Voltaire. Tickets are on sale.

Melissa Auf Der Maur is playing Highline Ballroom on March 3rd. Tickets are on sale.

Tickets are still on sale for the How to Dress Well and Autre Ne Veut show in a church.

Tickets are still on sale for the Trail of Dead show at Littlefield.

Morcheeba

The previously posted tour dates have been updated with a few more shows including an Apple in-store on the same day as Morcheeba's now-sold-out Webster Hall show......

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Morcheeba

Morcheeba are about to make a ... return with their new album Dive Deep, that is considered by the founding members as an "emotional blueprint" which has restored their faith in music. Dive Deep features guest vocalists ranging from established names such as acclaimed singer-songwriter Judie Tzuke, to relative newcomers Thomas Dybdahl from Norway, rapper Cool Calm Pete, and Manda, a French singer who contacted the Godfreys via Myspace, admitting it was her dream to sing with Morcheeba. Manda's dream of collaborating with Morcheeba continues as she will be joining the brothers on tour along with another album vocalist Bradley Burgess.
Tour dates below....

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