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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

Björk Announces New Album Vulnicura

There’s been rumblings about a new Björk album for a while, and tonight she’s made it official with a note she shared on her Facebook. The new album is called Vulnicura and will be coming out in March. As previously reported, she worked on the album with Arca and the Haxan Cloak. You can read… More »

By: James Rettig / January 13, 2015 - 9:34 pm

The Haxan Cloak Is Working On The New Björk Album

A few months ago, we got the news that the squiggling mutant trap producer Arca was collaborating with Björk on a new album, her long-awaited follow-up to 2011’s Biophilia. According to initial reports, Arca and Björk were producing the whole thing together. But now we know that there’s at least one other producer in the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2015 - 9:39 am

Watch An 11-Year-Old Björk Tell The Nativity Story On Icelandic TV

In 1976, an 11-year-old Björk participated in a Christmas special for Icelandic TV station RUV in which she read the nativity story while accompanied by music played by students from the Reykjavík Children’s Music School. The program was recently rebroadcast by the channel, and a Reddit user points out that it has now made it… More »

By: James Rettig / December 22, 2014 - 11:11 am

New Björk Album, Feat. Production By Arca, Confirmed For 2015

It’s been three years now since Björk released the skittering, science-inspired album Biophilia, and lately we’ve been hearing rumblings that she’s working on its follow-up. A few weeks ago, there were reports that she was working with Arca, the Venezuelan-born and New York-based producer. Arca, who specializes in dessicated deconstructions of apocalyptic dance music and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Arca – “Thievery” Video (NSFW)

Arca’s new video for “Thievery” is an astounding piece of work, and it effectively does for twerking what Aphex Twin’s “Windowlicker” did for late-’90s rap-video excess. “Thievery” was already a dangerous song, a streaked and ominous twist on current EDM trends; it’s the first single from the avant-dance producer’s forthcoming full-length debut Xen. And the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2014 - 9:27 am

Lucki Eck$ – “Hidden Place” Video

Last month, one Mixtape Of The Week went to the young Chicago rapper Lucki Eck$ and his transcendently zooted tape Body High. Maybe the greatest track on that tape was “Hidden Place,” on which Eck$ raps over “A Hidden Place,” the forever-classic opener from Björk’s Vespertine. In the new “Hidden Place” video, we see Eck$… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 11, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Watch Björk’s Biophilia Live Trailer

Björk’s ambitious Biophilia project has been ongoing since 2011, when the compositions were first released as a series of apps. That was followed up with a two-year-long worldwide tour, which has now been turned into a concert documentary. Björk: Biophilia Live was directed by Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland and is being touted a… More »

By: James Rettig / August 14, 2014 - 7:33 pm

MoMA Announces Björk Retrospective

Björk has long been as much a part of the art world as the music one; she did, after all, end up boo’ed up with Matthew Barney, rather than Tricky or Goldie. And next year, New York’s Museum Of Modern Art will present a retrospective of Björk’s entire career. For the exhibition, Björk co-wrote a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 18, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Björk Confirms Death Grips Collab: “I Am Thrilled To Be Their ‘Found Object'”

You’ll forgive us if we don’t automatically take Death Grips at their word. Late last night, the group released niggas on the moon, the first half of their forthcoming double album the powers that b., as a free download. In characteristic Death Grips fashion, this whole thing was a surprise, and not everyone believed them… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 9, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Download Death Grips’ “Niggas On The Moon” Feat. Björk, Half Of A New Album The Powers That B

Death Grips just unleashed half of a new double album, the powers that b. The first installment/disc, “niggas on the moon,” features Björk (who they remixed a few years back) on all eight tracks. The second disc will be titled “jenny death” and the album will be out officially later this year on Harvest/Third World… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 9, 2014 - 12:01 am
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