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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

Björk – “Black Lake” Trailer

Working with director Andrew Thomas Huang, Björk has made a short film for "Black Lake," the soul-ripping 10-minute centerpiece from her emotionally heavy new album Vulnicura. The video is part of Björk's new Museum Of Modern Art retrospective, where you'll be able to see it in some sort of immersive 3D experience. I hope a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2015 - 11:21 am

MoMA Details Björk Retrospective Featuring New Immersive Music Film Black Lake

If Björk's wrenching and masterful new album Vulnicura hadn't leaked early, its release would've coincided with the opening of the Museum Of Modern Art's new Björk retrospective. The exhibit, which opens next month, will feature sound installations, visuals, costumes, and tons of other things that will capture the strange and slippery and beautiful career she'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2015 - 10:33 am

Björk Discusses Vulnicura Leak For The First Time

Björk's staggering new album Vulnicura entered the world early thanks to a leak. In a new interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe (via NME), Björk discusses the leak for the first time. She told Lowe that due to the album's raw emotional subject matter -- her breakup with longtime partner Matthew Barney -- she… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 28, 2015 - 1:52 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

As Chris cannily noted in his last The Week In Pop, "the TV-shows-about-the-music-industry industry is booming," even as the music industry itself melts deeper into Pompeii-level hot messiness. It is ironic: 10 million people every week are watching a TV show about a record company, but nobody is buying records. So yeah, the machine appear… More »

By: Stereogum / January 23, 2015 - 5:01 pm

Björk’s Label Details Contentious Dealings Behind Rush Vulnicura Release

Leaks are nothing new, but a lot of big name artists have had albums surface online well ahead of their release dates this year. That holds true for the three biggest releases of the month: Björk, Sleater-Kinney, and Panda Bear -- one of them wasn't even supposed to come out for another two months, and… More »

By: James Rettig / January 22, 2015 - 7:05 pm

Premature Evaluation: Björk Vulnicura

When a brilliant artist drops a surprise album out of nowhere, like gold from the sky, it's a cause for celebration: Radiohead ripping through music-business paradigms, Beyoncé asserting giddy dominance, D'Angelo shattering a decades-long silence. And Björk's new Vulnicura, bestowed as a gift to the world yesterday after a months-early leak made its release that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2015 - 5:14 pm

Following Leak, Björk’s Vulnicura Is On iTunes Now

Well, this is one way to deal with a leak. Björk's much-anticipated new album Vulnicura wasn't supposed to come out until March, but it leaked over the weekend. She's still planning to release the CD and vinyl editions of the album then, but Vulnicura is out on iTunes this very minute. Pitchfork reports that will… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2015 - 2:47 pm

Björk’s Vulnicura Leaks Days After Being Announced

Björk's Vulnicura has apparently leaked two months early, which means you can stop watching her reading the nativity story on Icelandic TV as a kid and enjoy some brand new music if you are so inclined. As previously reported, Arca and the Haxan Cloak worked on the album. Antony also appears on the collection, which… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 18, 2015 - 12:37 pm

New Björk, New Björk: She’s Playing Intimate NYC Shows In March & April

Björk's new Vulnicura is out in March, and until now the only live appearance she had announced to promote it was New York's early summer music festival Governors Ball. She just announced a slew of smaller shows throughout March and April, and they're all in New York, too. She'll do two nights at Carnegie Hall'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 16, 2015 - 5:59 pm
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