Entries tagged with: Robyn
Governors Ball 2016 returns to NYC's Randall's Island from June 3-5, and today the daily lineups have been announced. Day 1 is the day with The Strokes and Beck, day 2 has The Killers and M83, and day 3 has Kanye West and Death Cab for Cutie. Check out the full day-by-day lineups below.
photo: Sufjan Stevens in NJ in 2015 (more by PSquared)
The spring 2016 edition of Boston Calling happens May 27-29. For a small festival (with no overlapping sets), Boston Calling continues to bring in some pretty huge names, and this one's got Sia, Disclosure and Robyn headlining, plus Odesza, Sufjan Stevens, Haim, Miike Snow, Janelle Monae, Courtney Barnett, The Front Bottoms, Charles Bradley, Vince Staples, Battles, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Christine and the Queens, festival curator Aaron Dessner (of The National) playing a set with Lisa Hannigan, and more.
This time around they're also adding a small third stage with comedy "and other performances," which will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/15) at 10 AM.
Full lineup below...
The Governors Ball Music Festival, which happens June 3-5 at Randall's Island Park in NYC, has announced it's 2016 lineup which includes headliners Kanye West, the Strokes, and The Killers, plus Beck, Robyn, Death Cab for Cutie, M83, Haim, Chvrches, Father John Misty, Eagles of Death Metal, Purity Ring, Courtney Barnett, Jamie xx, Miike Snow, Bloc Party, Miguel, Big Grams, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, De La Soul, Vince Staples, Against Me!, Bat for Lashes, Thundercat, Torres, Bully and more. Full lineup is listed below.
That'll make the second time that both The Strokes and Kanye West headline Governors Ball. Last time Kanye headlined, he debuted about half of his then-still-unreleased Yeezus, and he's got a new album on the way this year too. The Strokes have also said they're in the studio (though a new Strokes album is probably a lot less exciting than a new Kanye album).
Tickets are on sale now.
For the third year, "Sweden Makes Music" is coming to Baby's All Right on December 8. Presented by The Consulate General of Sweden in New York and Export Music Sweden, the showcase features a host of Swedish pop acts. The night is headlined by Zhala, who released her self-titled debut album earlier this year via Konichiwa, the label run by Robyn. Zhala opened some dates on Robyn/Royksopp's tour and she's toured with Lykke Li as well. In the video for "Holy Bubbles," she investigates a "concept of a concept where Zhala plays Zhala and Kim Kardashian is on acid in a doom state. The video portrays an Anastacia-inspired personality in a post-apocalyptic environment where mankind's actions continue to tremble the power of the earth." You can watch it, and a couple others, below.
Also playing "Sweden Makes Music": XOV (aka Damian Ardestani) who you may have heard on the Lorde-curated Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1 soundtrack; Swedish rapper Silvana Imam; and producers André Laos and Duvchi. Streams of their music, below.
"Sweden Makes Music" is a free show with RSVP. Poster for the show is below.
Speaking of Robyn, she is featured on La Bagatelle Magique's single "Love Is Free" and you can watch the video for that, below.
New thriller Partisan opens this Friday (10/2) and staring Vincent Cassel and Jeremy Chabriel and an unusual father and son:
Raised to become an assassin, a boy begins to question the ways of the cult-like commune he was born into in this Sundance award-winning thriller. On the edge of a crumbling city, 11-year-old Alexander lives in a sequestered commune, alongside other children, their mothers, and charismatic leader Gregori (Vincent Cassel, BLACK SWAN). Gregori teaches the children how to raise livestock, grow vegetables, work as a community, and how to kill. Threatened by Alexander's increasing unwillingness to fall in line, Gregori's behavior turns erratic and with the two set dangerously at odds, the residents fear a violent resolution is at hand.The film's score is by Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) and it also features music by some cool folks working under pseudonymns. "The Hardest Thing To Do" by Tony Primo and Nixxie is actually Metronomy's Joseph Mount and Robyn. A couple other similar songs were created around the release of the film (though not actually used in it), including "Friday Night" by Spanna N The Werx (actually Jarvis Cocker and Jason Buckle of All Seeing I) and "I Eat It At Home," credited to Albert Mondo is actually Sebastien Tellier. You can watch karaoke-style videos for all three of those tracks below.
Partisan opens in NYC on Friday at Village East Cinema and we're giving away two pairs of tickets to see it at the screening of your choice. Enter to win below.
In related news, Oneohtrix Point Never's new album Garden of Delete is out November 13 via Warp. Check out single "I Bite Through It" below. OPN will be playing a release show at Brooklyn's Villain on November 20, presented as part of Pitchfork's Tinnitus series.
The Knife @ Terminal 5 4/30/2014
BrooklynVegan photographer Amanda Hatfield shoots a ton of shows for BV every year, and 2014 was no different. Now that it's coming to a close, she's put together her 15 favorite photos she took this year. That's one above, and you can check out the rest below. Also below is a list of her 15 favorite albums, and she's got an ongoing playlist with her favorite songs of the year on Rdio. Check it out.
Pitchfork have begun rolling out their year-end coverage, and today they posted their Top 100 Tracks of 2014. Like every year, it's a very diverse list, with songs from Taylor Swift, The New Pornographers, iLoveMakonnen, Protomartyr, Cloud Nothings, Rae Sreummurd, Makthaverskan, Ty Segall, Parquet Courts, Azealia Banks, White Lung, Perfect Pussy, Dej Loaf, Migos, Alvvays, Against Me!, Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Bobby Shmurda, Charli XCX, Grouper, Beyonce, Perfume Genius, Shamir, Michael Jackson, Tinashe and more. And their #1 seems to be the most ubiquitous #1 of 2014.
Check out the full list below...
This year, the 2015 Grammy nominations are being revealed gradually on CBS This Morning. A few categories have already been announced, with a lot more on the way, and we'll have to wait for tonight's A Very Grammy Christmas special to find out the Album of the Year nominees. Arcade Fire, St. Vincent, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Beck, Black Keys, Ryan Adams, Jack White, Beyonce (now the most Grammy-nominated woman), Pharrell, Schoolboy Q, Drake, Eminem, Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Basement Jaxx, James Franco, Aphex Twin, Little Dragon, Royksopp & Robyn, Arctic Monkeys, Mastodon, Motorhead, Alt-J, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Sam Smith, Haim, Sia, Coldplay, Robert Glasper, Sharon Jones, Jhene Aiko, Tom Petty, U2 and more have already been announced. Stay tuned for more announcements and check out the list so far, below.
UPDATE: Full list of nominations (
except Album of the Year) now up at GRAMMY.com. Several of the categories are also listed below.
UPDATE 2: Album of the Year nominees announced. See below.
The awards ceremony happens February 8, 2015.
Kindness at FYF Fest 2014 (more by Adela Loconte)
The new Kindness album Otherness came out last month and has some pretty cool guest spots including Robyn, whose collaboration "Who Do You Love" just got the video treatment (dir. Daniel Brereton). You can check that out below.
Kindness also announces a 2015 tour which hits NYC on March 14 at Bowery Ballroom and March 15 at Rough Trade. Tickets for that show will be on sale via Ticketmaster soon.
All dates are listed, with the new video, below...
Sweden is paying tribute to some of their current crop of musicians via a new series of "musikundret" (music miracle) postage stamps. Among the faces soon to be affixed to credit card bills and greeting cards are Robyn, First Aid Kit, and Backstreet Boys/Britney Spears/N'Sync producer Max Martin. The stamps, designed in pencil by Jenny Mortsell, will be available in January 2015.
For more Swedish music, there's a free showcase happening next week at Baby's All Right.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Robyn & Royksopp on Ppier 97 - 8/20/14
Dance-pop emissaries Robyn and Royksopp kicked off a new North American run of their tour in NYC to a sold-out crowd on Pier 97 last night (8/20). The two acts have been on the road intermittently this year in support of their collaborative mini-LP. Following an opening set from Robyn's fellow Swede Zhala (who's signed to her label), Royksopp played a full-band set with guest vocals from Zhala, and then Robyn played her set, getting the biggest cheers of the nights for her hits "Call Your Girlfriend" and "Dancing On My Own." Then Robyn and Royksopp closed things out together with their collaborative set, which included material from their mini-LP and an encore of "None of Dem" (from Robyn's Body Talk LP), which features Royksopp. Pictures of the show, including one of the setlist, are in this post.
You can get your Robyn on in NYC again with the 'This Party Is Killing You' party, "a night of all Robyn everything," happening at Glasslands on September 26. Tickets for that are on sale now.
More pictures and the video from their Fallon performance two days earlier, below...
by Andrew Sacher
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...
It's not just you: Over the last five years, there's been a seismic shift in the way we engage with music. We tweet, tumbl, stream, and share our favorite songs; we scour dead links and navigate obtrusive pop-ups for the newest mixtapes; we watch our music videos on Youtube and Vevo. We watched the explosion of EDM, the birth of drill, the rise and fall of chillwave. We debated how to pronounce FKA twigs, whether the album was dead, and where Bobby Shmurda's hat went. We met Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Grimes, Jessie Ware, Disclosure, Miguel, and Charli XCX. We saw LCD Soundsystem break up, Neutral Milk Hotel reunite, and My Bloody Valentine release a new album--a shooting star if there ever was one. [Pitchfork]By the end of this year it will be halfway through the current decade, and to mark that, Pitchfork is posting lists of the best tracks, albums, and videos of the decade so far, this week. Today, they put out their list of the top 200 tracks. Like most of Pitchfork's 'top tracks' lists, it ranges from big names to underdogs in indie, electronic, hip hop and more, plus a few huge radio-pop songs sprinkled in. Can you guess what made #1?
Check out the full list HERE and browse the top 20, below...
Helsinki has some nice architecture...
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...
More details have finally been announced for the Arthur Russell tribute album thatt he Red Hot organization is putting out. The album's being released on YepRoc on October 21, and is now titled Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell (it was initially announced that it'd be called This Is How We Walk on the Moon). The acts involved -- Hot Chip, Robyn, Blood Orange, Jose Gonzalez, Sufjan Stevens, VEGA INTL (aka Neon Indian's Alan Palomo) and many more -- are as diverse as Russell's work, which included heartbreaking acoustic/cello ballads and ahead-of-it's-time dance music.
The compilation is the latest in the benefit album series for Red Hot, which has been raising AIDS and HIV awareness for nearly 25 years, and has put out Dark Was the Night, Red Hot + Rio and many others.
Full tracklist, plus a behind-the-scenes video with Hot Chip (who cover "Go Bang" by Russell's group Dinosaur L) and a YouTube mix of classic Russell tracks, below...
Royksopp at Webster Hall in 2009 (more by Erez Avissar)
As discussed, Royksopp & Robyn are touring together this year in support of their collaborative Do It Again mini-LP. The tour hits NYC for a show on Pier 97 on August 20. That show is sold out, but Royksopp will also be playing a smaller NYC show without Robyn the night before at Output (8/19). Opening that show is Justin Miller, and tickets are on sale now.
Updated dates are listed below...
Robyn in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
As previously discussed, Robyn and Royksopp are putting out a collaborative mini-LP and touring together this year. That tour includes stops in NYC, Chicago, and other North American cities, and a Toronto date was recently added too for August 25 at TD Echo Beach. If you'll be in Toronto for that show, you can get tickets in the BrooklynVegan presale starting today (5/8) at 10 AM. Password: BVEGAN. Updated dates are listed below.
Since we last spoke, more details on the mini-LP have arisen, including the lyric video for the title track, "Do It Again," and another clip of "Monument," which premiered in a recent Volvo commercial. You can watch that lyric video and Volvo commercial, along with the updated list of dates, below...
Robyn in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
As previously announced, collaborators Robyn and Royksopp are going on a tour together that hits NYC at new summer venue Pier 97 on August 20 (sold out). Now they've announced they're releasing a collaborative mini-album, Do It Again (due out 5/26 via Cherrytree/Interscope) and released a snippet of its opening song "Monument."
You can listen to the new clip, with the EP tracklist and list of tour dates, below...
digital rendering of Pier 97...
As we mentioned in the Robyn / Roykskopp tour announcement post, NYC is getting a new summer venue this year, Pier 97, a 5,000+ capacity venue which will be booked by Live Nation and part of Hudson River Park. It's located on the Hudson River at 57th St. That's a digital version of what it will look like, above.
In addition to the Robyn/Royksopp show on August 20, there's also a Thievery Corporation show on August 15, and others which are listed below, plus more TBA. Tickets for all Pier 97 shows go on sale Friday (4/11) at noon, except the Thievery Corporation show which goes on sale Friday, April 18 at 10 AM.
Hopefully they have more luck than Bowery Presents did with Pier 26 which won't be returning this year due to noise complaints.
Initial list of Pier 97 shows below...
Robyn at Way Out West 2011 (more)
As discussed, Robyn and Royksopp are going on tour together this year, and playing NYC at new summer venue Pier 97 on August 20 (part of Hudson River Park). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/11) at noon, and there's a BrooklynVegan presale starting today (4/9) at noon. Password: "SWEDES". Enter the password at Ticketmaster in order to be able to buy tickets. If you miss out on getting tix in the BV preasle, there's also Citi Cardmember and Live Nation/LN Mobile App presales starting Thursday (4/10) at 10 AM.
A bunch of other shows go on presale today at noon too.
Swedish pop singer Robyn and her Norwegian collaborators Royksopp are working on new material and they've now announced dates for their upcoming international tour. The tour brings them to NYC for a show at new summer venue Pier 97 on August 20. No details on the new venue have been released yet, but Pier 97 (located around W. 55th) is part of Hudson River Park (which has already done summer concerts on other piers). Stay tuned for more about NYC shows happening in this location this summer.
All dates are listed, with the tour trailer, below...
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, Neneh Cherry will release Blank Project, her first solo album in 18 years, next week (2/25) via Smalltown Supersound. Produced by Four Tet, the record is stripped down, raw, and live, letting Cherry's still powerful voice carry most of the weight. Some of it even recall her early years in postpunk bands Rip Rig & Panic and Float Up CP, and Robyn shows up on "Out of the Black" for guest vocals. You can stream the Robyn collaboration and a couple other tracks below, or listen to the whole thing via NPR.
Neneh Cherry streams below...
Sasquatch! Music Festival is returning for two weekends in 2014 to The Gorge in Quincy, Washington, and the lineups (which are different both weekends) have just been announced. The May lineup (5/23 - 5/25, aka Memorial Day Weekend) includes Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Haim, Neko Case, Foals, Cut Copy, Violent Femmes, Elbow, Mogwai, Tyler the Creator, Chance the Rapper, Rudimental, Phantogram, tUnE-yArDs, First Aid Kit, Rodriguez, AlunaGeorge, Panda Bear, Phosphorescent, Bob Mould, Washed Out, Austra, Parquet Courts, Deafheaven, Big Freedia, Liars, Waxahatchee, Tacocat, Princess (feat. Maya Rudolph), Bridget Everett, Eric Andre and more.
The July lineup (7/4 - 7/6, aka Independence Day Weekend) includes Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, New Order, Frank Ocean, Royksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Broken Bells, Tegan & Sara, Local Natives, Gogol Bordello, Rhye, Black Angels, Deltron 3030, The Horrors, Junip, The Notwist, Kurt Vile, Talib Kweli, of Montreal, Action Bronson, Punch Brothers, Sharon Van Etten, Casey Veggies, RL Grime, Fuck Buttons, Courtney Barnett, Cloud Nothings, Foxygen, Palma Violets, Mikal Cronin, Mac DeMarco, Jon Hopkins, Gold Panda, Majical Cloudz, Duke Dumont, Oneohtrix Point Never, Death, Black Prairie, Latryx, Metz, John Grant, Reigning Sound, Young & Sick, Chad VanGaalen, Mutual Benefit, Helms Alee, Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, John Hodgman and more. There will also be fireworks for the 4th of July.
Tickets (including a 2-weekend pass option) go on sale Saturday at 10 AM.
Full lineups for both weekends below...
Santigold @ Bowery Ballroom, 12/10/2012 (more by David Andrako)
As you may have seen last night, HBO's Girls won big at the Golden Globes, grabbing both Best Comedy series and Best Actress for creator/star Lena Dunham. At the same time Dunham was giving her acceptance speech, Season 2 of Girls (now featuring Donald Glover as Hannah's new boyfriend) was making its debut on the pay cable channel.
The soundtrack to Girls just came out last week and one of the songs exclusive to it is Santigold's "Girls." We've got the premiere of its video right here in this post. Shot here in NYC the cool little clip features girls from all walks of life (and all ages) lip-synching to the track and you can watch it below. The Girls soundtrack also features Sleigh Bells, Fleet Foxes, Robyn, Belle & Sebastian and more.
Santigold played Bowery Ballroom back in December and her only upcoming live date is at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on February 9. Video and Girls OST artwork and tracklist below...
Toronto art pop musician Sandro Perri has a few dates scheduled to take place surrounding his appearance at this year's FYF Fest. They're a bit scattered at the moment so it looks like more might be revealed, but we know that one of them is a NYC show which happens on September 20 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All currently known dates are listed below.
Sandro Perri is also one of the many musicians being featured on the new Arthur Russell tribute album, This Is How We Walk on the Moon, that AIDS organization Red Hot (who are also responsible for Dark Was the Night, Red Hot + Rio and many other compilations) and Pitchfork are putting out. Sandro will join Robyn, Cut Copy, Hot Chip, Dan Boeckner, Twin Shadow, Washed Out, Laurel Halo, Sam Amidon, Devendra Banhart, Olof Arnalds, Jose Gonzalez, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Chad VanGaalen, Glen Hansard, and many others for the album. The project is being funded on kickstarter. The Kickstarter video and a list of all participating artists is below.
Earlier this year, DFA put out a remix 12" of material from Sandro's 2011 LP, Impossible Spaces. The stream of Eluvium's remix of "Changes," a list of all currently known Sandro Perri dates, and the Arthur Russell tribute info are below.