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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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2012

Watch SNL Parody M.I.A., Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel hosted SNL over the weekend with musical guest Karmin (I won't even get into that) and overall, she did a pretty nice job. The show featured Nasim Pedrad's M.I.A. impression for a parody episode of Piers Morgan Tonight investigating the Super Bowl Halftime "scandal" as well as Abby Elliot's own Zooey Deschanel… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 13, 2012

Björk Visits Colbert

If you're going to walk into The Colbert Report with a giant red Brillo-pad wig on, you should expect to become a target. When Björk stopped by the show last night, Colbert could've justifiably given her a treatment only slightly more humane than the one she got in Dancer In The Dark. But surprisingly, Colbert… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 1, 2012

Björk To Appear On The Colbert Report Tonight

DVR alert! As previously reported, Björk will bring her Biophilia live show, which blew Scott and Amrit's minds in Iceland last year, to New York for a 10-show run that starts Friday. And now Pitchfork reports that she'll appear on The Colbert Report tonight to perform "Cosmogony" and talk about the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2012

Biophilia Coming To NYC

Björk has just announced a ten-night New York City extravaganza around her multi-format song-cycle Biophilia. This will probably be substantially similar to the David Attenborough-narrated/24-member female choir and custom instrument-featuring stage show we saw in Iceland, which is to say: this is extremely good news and please buy a ticket as soon a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 5, 2012

Björk Does “Crystalline” On Jools Holland

Björk hasn't exactly been giving the full-court promotional press to her new album Biophilia. But she did recently make an increasingly rare TV visit, showing up with her giant bank of weird instruments and her awkwardly rocking-out choir on the newest episode of Later With Jools Holland. In the video below, she sings the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 23, 2011

Björk – “Thunderbolt” Video

Before we proceed, please be clear that this is no Michel Gondry studio affair but rather a sheerly live video. But given how few have actually had a chance to see the wondrous, science- and bio-philic new stage show Björk's boasting, a live video seems only fair. B played Harpa when I was atMore »

By: Amrit Singh / November 3, 2011

Iceland Airwaves 2011 In Words And Photos

Last week, from Wednesday until Sunday, Reykjavik, Iceland hosted its annual Airwaves festival. It's an urban festival and a hell of a party, with the city's invariably intimate venues acting in concert to present a slew of shows in a fashion akin to CMJ or SXSW. This year, Stereogum partnered with Iceland Airwaves to More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 17, 2011

Stream Björk Biophilia

We still don't know too much about all the iPad-based extramusical content associated with Biophilia, the new album from Björk. But the album itself is now streaming in full at NPR's website. Go listen to the entire thing, or, if you prefer, proceed directly to "Mutual Core." "Mutual Core" is great. Biophilia is out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 5, 2011

Premature Evaluation: Björk Biophilia

Every Björk album has some sort of overarching concept that also serves as an attention-grabbing hook -- the Feminist World Warrior album, the A Capella album, the Sexy Bedtime IDM album. For an artist who's been in the game a long time, that's a canny approach; it keeps Björk from repeating herself, and it tur… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2011

Björk – “Moon” Video

Biophilia's release got pushed back a couple of weeks, but here's the clip for "Moon," which is basically an animated version of the album cover. High-art cohorts Inez and Vinoodh helped out with the production and direction. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 26, 2011

Björk – “Moon”

Here's a new cut from Björk's high-concept forthcoming LP Biophilia called "Moon," a spare, swirling cut that puts Björk's cascading vocals up front. Previously on Björkwatch you've heard "Virus," "Crystalline" and "Cosmogony" as well as gotten a load of a $812-for-the-boxed set pricing plan. So maybe "Moon" will convince you to… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 22, 2011

Björk – “Virus”

You've heard "Crystalline," "Cosmogony", and those Matthew Herbert remixes, but maybe it's "Virus" that will convince you to spring for the $812 edition of Biophilia. Maybe! More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 8, 2011

Matthew Herbert Remixes Björk

Björk is one of the most remixed artists in my iTunes library, so it's no surprise that Omar Souleyman, Serban Ghenea, and Matthew Herbert have all already tweaked Biophilia tracks in advance of the all-app LP's release. Their series of official "Crystalline" and "Cosmogony" reworks is available now via bjork.com for the low, low… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 4, 2011

Björk’s Biophilia: The $800 Box Set

For the broader pop cultural population, Björk's brilliant musical creativity is surpassed by her eccentric personal brand. Not for nothing, I guess. To wit: Last week I was on FUSE's Hoppus On Music to talk about the albums of the year (so far), and people started chuckling just at the windup about Biophilia and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 3, 2011

Björk – “Crystalline” Video

Here's the eye popping first video from Björk's app album Biophilia. It was directed by Michel Gondry on Björk's home planet of Krypton. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 26, 2011

Bon Iver Covers Björk

Yesterday was Bon Iver Day in Milwaukee and a couple of thousand folks in the city were lucky enough to celebrate with Justin Vernon himself at his band's tour kickoff at Riverside Theater. The set included the live debut of every song from his acclaimed new (age) LP2 -- save "Lisbon, OH" -- and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 23, 2011

Björk – “Cosmogony”

Following "Crystalline," we now have our first listen to "Cosmogony," another track from Björk's forthcoming interactive album/app Biophilia. Take a listen:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 18, 2011

Stereogum Q&A: Björk Talks Biophilia

Biophilia is one of 2011's best releases, even without the Apps, invented instruments, live shows, educational workshops, etc. The songwriting itself is sharp, the feel immediate and enveloping. But I didn't listen to it until after Björk and I sat down for the following discussion, which is fitting: To this point, the concepts surrounding her… More »

By: brandon / June 29, 2011

Björk – “Crystalline”

"Crystalline" is the first single from Bjork's Biophilia, the iPad-inspired multi-media LP that will celebrate "how sound works in nature, exploring the infinite expanse of the universe, from planetary systems to atomic structure.” So if there's not an app for that already, there will be. Take a listen below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 25, 2011