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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

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 impressio… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 13, 2012 - 9:29 am

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 - 8:51 am

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 whole multimedia experience of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2012 - 1:07 pm

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 as possible. (Ticket… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 5, 2012 - 3:56 pm

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 single… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 23, 2011 - 8:53 am

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 at IcelandMore »

By: Amrit Singh / November 3, 2011 - 11:06 am

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 curateMore »

By: Amrit Singh / October 17, 2011 - 8:22 am

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 10/11… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 5, 2011 - 2:28 pm

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 - 11:02 am

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 - 10:36 am