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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

Øyafestivalen 2012 In Photos

The always-eclectic Øya collected dozens of big name international acts and local bands to Oslo’s Medieval Park and neighboring clubs over four days last week. Among them: Björk, A$AP Rocky, the Stone Roses, Chromatics, Baroness, Bon Iver, Odd Future, Florence + The Machine, and Frank Ocean, who ended his set after four songs due to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 14, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Stream Matthew Herbert’s Latest Björk Remixes

UK electronic standout Matthew Herbert is the latest entrant to Björk’s Biophilia remix series, reimagining three tracks utilizing his own spare, deliberate aesthetic (previously, he had remixed “Crystalline“). Listen to remixes of “Mutual Core,” “Virus” and “Sacrifice” below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 21, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Bon Iver – “Who Is It” (Björk Cover) (iTunes Session)

Bon Iver put out their iTunes Session today, a seven-song live set that’s heavy on Bon Iver cuts but that also includes a cover of Björk’s “Who Is It,” a song which the band’s played live in the past. Head to iTunes to preview and buy, and stream the EP’s “Beth/Rest” below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 19, 2012 - 9:38 am

Watch Passion Pit Play The 2012 Webby Awards

Last night, during the Webby Awards, a nattily dressed Passion Pit came out (after a Patton Oswalt introduction) to perform their new single “Take A Walk.” Michael Angelakos’s hair, you’ll notice, no longer laughs in the face of gravity. Björk also showed up. She won the award for Artist Of The Year, and she made… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2012 - 10:09 am

Björk – “Cosmogony (El Guincho Remix)”

Björk is currently in the midst of releasing a series of remixes in which folks like Death Grips and Current Value rework tracks from her 2011 album Biophilia. The latest comes from the young Barcelona producer El Guincho, who turns “Cosmogony” into a blippy, ghostly beach-bonfire party without using much of Björk’s voice. Listen to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2012 - 4:28 pm

Death Grips Remix Björk

Teased a week ago, Sacramento punk-rap outfit Death Grips’ contributions to Björk’s Biophilia remix project have surfaced. Head below to hear pummeling remixes of “Thunderbolt” and “Sacrifice.”… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 24, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Death Grips – “I’ve Seen Footage” Video, Björk Remixes Preview

Sacramento punk-rap clarion-callers Death Grips are gearing up to release their improbable major-label debut The Money Store, and now they’ve got a video for blaring banger “I’ve Seen Footage.” It’s a nonstop head-wrecking collage of photo images, and it staring at it for a couple of minutes will make you want to lie down and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 18, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Björk – “Solstice (Current Value Remix)”

Drum ‘n’ bass producer Current Value reworks Björk’s “Solstice” in a fashion similar to the way he did “Crystalline” a few weeks back, instilling a thick layer of bass onto the source track. It’s all part of a Biophilia remix series that will come out every two weeks — next up is a set featuringMore »

By: Corban Goble / April 17, 2012 - 10:41 am

Björk – “Crystalline (Current Value Remix)”

Björk is launching a series of remixes, in which heavy hitters like These New Puritans, Death Grips, El Guincho, and Matthew Herbert will take on tracks from her 2011 album Biophilia. In the first thing we’ve heard from the series, Berlin producer Current Value slathers the single “Crystalline” in bass. Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Björk – “Hollow” Video

Björk doesn’t appear in the video for her pulsing, orchestral Biophilia song “Hollow” — or, if she does, it’s an image of Björk magnified so many times that it’s impossible to tell who it is. In keeping with Biophilia’s science-besotted theme, she’s collaborated on the video with biomedical animator Drew Berry to create a colorful,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2012 - 11:05 am
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