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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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,"…   Read Story »
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!
How'd it go?   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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.
Biophilia is out 9/27 via Nonesuch/One Little Indian.…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »