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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

Watch Jay Z Play Some “Pagan Poetry” As Björk Attends His Concert On Long Island

Björk has been living in New York for a while now, and if you're in New York and you get a chance to see Jay Z live, you go; duh. Last night, Björk went to Jay's show at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum, and Jay shouted her out from the stage as his band played a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2014 - 12:01 pm

10 Bands Who Banned Photos In 2013

Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at concerts, where shooting photo and videos on phones has become so commonplace and so constant that bands felt the need to fight back this year. One of 2013's most prominent… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 26, 2013 - 9:46 am

She & Him Are The Latest Act To Ban Camera Phones Via Patronizing Signage

Camera phones have been interfering with sight lines at concerts for years. Why, it was way back in 2010 that legendary opponents of contemporary culture the Black Crowes took an aesthetic stand against the usage of such technology, banning cameras at their own shows. Said singer Chris Robinson: "I personally think you should be too… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 8, 2013 - 6:49 pm

Debut Turns 20

At this point, Björk has been so esteemed for so long, and she's followed her own muse down so many rabbit holes, that she basically exists outside the context of circa-2013 music. She might show up to play your festival, but she'll do it wearing a gigantic spiky helmet that makes her look like one… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 3, 2013 - 4:21 pm

The 9 Best Things At Bonnaroo 2013

This year's Bonnaroo curators covered important bases in terms of top-level talent: from iconic boomer-fare like Paul McCartney and Tom Petty, to iconic R&B fare like R. Kelly, to iconic hipster/hippie fare (a Bonnaroo speciality) in Animal Collective. And the undercard was ripe, too, with strong names from most every genre over four days o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 17, 2013 - 11:06 am

Watch Sigur Rós On The Simpsons

Earlier this month, we learned that Sigur Rós would guest on, and provide music for, an episode of The Simpsons entitled "The Saga Of Carl," one that involves Homer's friend Carl returning to his homeland in Iceland. We also learned what they'd look like. Well, last night, the episode aired, and Sigur Rós were indeed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2013 - 9:02 am

Björk Albums From Worst To Best

We like to talk about artists' contradictory impulses, but with Björk, it's more apt to talk about unities. In a career that's nearing its fourth decade, she's coupled many of the major dualities: intellect and body, auditory and visual, nature and technology. A map of her stylistic forays reads like a condensation of Rip ItMore »

By: Brad Shoup / February 22, 2013 - 3:50 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don't know if it's a seasonal affective disorder thing or what, but this is the week when almost all the really good videos got all dark and twisty and Lynchian and strange. Other than the Best Coast video, which stands in stark counterpoint to all the others, the videos below are what happens whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 16, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Björk – “Mutual Core” Video

Björk will soon release her new album bastards, a collection of remixes of songs from her 2011 studio LP Biophilia. And now she's also given us a video for the Biophilia track "Mutual Core," which builds from shamanistic swirl to IDM insanity. In the video, we see Björk, buried to her waist in sand, singing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2012 - 9:30 am

Stream Björk bastards

Next week, Björk will release bastards, a collection of remixes of tracks from her 2011 album Biophilia. We've already heard remixes from Death Grips, El Guincho, and Matthew Herbert, and the LP also has contributions from These New Puritans, Hudson Mohawke, Omar Souleyman, and others. Stream it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 12, 2012 - 3:04 pm
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