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Stream Björk Vulnicura Remix Project – Part Two

Björk’s Vulnicura is one of the bravest, most intimate albums of the year, and even its premature leak couldn’t lessen its impact. She dealt with the leak by simply releasing the record early, and she continues to pop up around Brooklyn, like when she showed up to DJ Tri Angle Record’s fifth birthday party. She’… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 22, 2015 - 1:42 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

By: Stereogum / June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don’t think you can call it the best anything, but the most important music-related moving images this week were the flood of cell-phone videos from outside Hot 97 Summer Jam, where police responded to a fight by closing the show’s doors and then firing tear gas into the crowd. This sort of story i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Post Turns 20

Here’s something you probably shouldn’t do: Listen to Vulnicura, the shatteringly sad family-breakup album that Björk released earlier this year, back-to-back with Post, the album she dropped 20 years ago tomorrow. Vulnicura is a great album, but it’s not an easy one to hear. It’s harsh and decentered and experimental and feverish and, again, shatteringly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2015 - 10:29 am

Stream Björk Vulnicura Remix Project – Part One

Björk co-curated a Tri-Angle Records Rinse FM podcast back in February, and her set included a remixed version of Vulnicura’s “NotGet” by Berlin-based producer Lotic. As it turns out, the track is off a two-part compilation of Vulnicura remixes that Björk will release on her label, One Little Indian. The first part of the album… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 9, 2015 - 6:26 pm

Björk – “Black Lake” Video

Björk’s “Black Lake” video has been on view at New York’s MoMA for awhile now, but unless you made it to the controversial retrospective of the Icelandic artist’s work, then chances are that this will be the first time you’ve seen the piece in full. Björk advertised the Andrew Thomas Huang-directed video in a trailerMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 9, 2015 - 12:14 pm

The 6 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Saturday

Following up a set from Drake would be a tough job for anyone, and the bill for Saturday’s Governors Ball did seem a little sparse for the second full day. Still, New Yorkers and others who had trekked to the city specifically for the festival came out in droves on Saturday — at least the… More »

By: Stereogum / June 7, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Watch Björk’s 360-Degree Virtual Reality “Stonemilker” Video

The video for “Stonemilker,” the monumental opening track from Björk’s harrowing breakup opus Vulnicura, is a 360-degree virtual reality video by Andrew Thomas Huang. It debuted at museum exhibits in London and NYC earlier this year, and now it’s online for the whole world to see. Because Björk is such a captivating performer, the effect… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 5, 2015 - 11:08 am

Stream Björk’s DJ Mix For Tri Angle Records’ 5th Birthday

On Friday night, as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival, the indie label Tri Angle threw itself a fifth birthday party in the concrete basement of 23 Wall Street. Most of the DJs who played the show were Tri Angle artists, but they also had a surprise guest: Björk, who spun an hour-long… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 18, 2015 - 11:08 am

There Was Almost A Björk Song In Mad Men

Every time a cult TV show ends, a media storm of nostalgia sweeps over the internet. That’s happening with Mad Men right now, and the winds of conversation uncovered that a Björk song was almost used to soundtrack a scene. Series creator Matthew Weiner and star Jon Hamm revealed that fact in a recent panel… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 27, 2015 - 6:04 pm

Download Last Night’s Björk Concert At NYC’s City Center

Last night, Björk played a show at New York’s City Center theater supported by producer Arca, percussionist Manu Delago, and a fifteen-piece orchestra called Alarm Will Sound. For her first set, she played Vulnicura’s first six tracks in order starting with the gorgeous “Stonemilker,” while her second set contained a mix of older material before… More »

By: Peter Helman / March 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm

Björk’s “Stonemilker” Virtual Reality Experience Begins Sunday In NYC & London

Björk is one of the few artists working whose music videos are almost always worth a watch — at the very least, they’re reliably strange and usually contain some pretty striking imagery. Now, in support of Vulnicura’s upcoming physical release, Björk is premiering a new video for the jaw-droppingly gorgeous album opener “Stonemilker.” But make… More »

By: Peter Helman / March 21, 2015 - 5:54 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most of the music world is nursing a vast, collective hangover down in Austin right now, which means we didn’t see too many new videos this week. And for those of us who skipped the shitshow this year, there have’t been too many images that’ll leave a lasting impression. But the video of comedian and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015 - 11:35 am

Björk – “Family” Moving Album Cover

Last week, Björk premiered the first video to accompany her devastating new album Vulnicura. The clip for “Lionsong” featured the Icelandic artist performing in a costume that closely resembles a psychedelic dandelion. This new Andrew Thomas Huang-directed visual for “Family” has been labeled a “moving album cover,” and FACT reports that a frame from thi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 16, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Björk – “Lionsong” Video

Björk is one of the great music-video artists of all time, and she’s just shared her clip for the devastating “Lionsong,” from her bottomlessly sad new album Vulnicura. Her longtime collaborators Inez & Vinoodh directed the video, and it features Björk wearing the human-dandelion outfit from the Vulnicura cover art, her heart visibly beating out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 12, 2015 - 10:20 am

Watch Björk And Arca Perform “Stonemilker” Live For The First Time At Carnegie Hall

Yesterday, Björk played her first show in support of Vulnicura at Carnegie Hall. The first half of the show was dedicated to performing most of her new album’s tracks in order, which meant starting things off with the aching opening track “Stonemilker.” This was the first time she performed any of the Vulnicura tracks live. More »

By: James Rettig / March 8, 2015 - 9:28 pm

Art Critics Hate Björk’s MoMa Retrospective

Björk isn’t a visual artist, but she’s conducted her entire public life as if it’s a piece of theatrical performative art. So it made sense last year when New York’s Museum Of Modern Art announced that it would stage a grand Björk retrospective. That exhibit opens to the public this weekend, and as it tur… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Check Out Björk’s Eye-Popping Vulnicura Physical Album Cover

Björk’s heart-shattering new breakup album Vulnicura came out in January because of an early leak, but it wasn’t supposed to come out until sometime this month. The album miraculously appeared on iTunes, and many of us rushed to buy it. But if you decided to wait for the physical edition to come out, you will… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 3, 2015 - 1:51 pm

Björk Weighs In On Spotify Debate

The great Spotify debate rages on, and the latest artist to weigh in is Icelandic fairy queen Björk, who addressed the streaming service in an interview with Fast Company. Björk’s agonizing new album Vulnicura was born from her grief at the dissolution of her longterm romantic partnership with Matthew Barney, so when it leaked aMore »

By: Caitlin White / February 27, 2015 - 10:39 am

Björk – “NotGet (Lotic Remix)”

Björk co-hosted Tri-Angle Records’ Rinse FM podcast last night, and her set included a new remix of her Vulnicura track “NotGet” by Berlin producer Lotic. What once was a boisterous orchestral number is now bathed in piercing drones and aggressive drones — a different way to express the same emotional turmoil. Björk introduces the song… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 19, 2015 - 10:37 am
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