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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 shell out! But almost… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 22, 2011 - 4:38 pm

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 - 9:44 am

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 price… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 4, 2011 - 12:11 pm

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 it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 3, 2011 - 8:12 am

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 - 8:24 am

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 there… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 23, 2011 - 8:41 pm

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 - 4:50 pm

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 - 11:37 am

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 - 3:17 pm

Preview Björk’s “Crystalline”

Last month we learned a bit about Biophilia, Björk’s forthcoming multi-media album that will see each of its ten tracks released as an app. (She's working with longtime collaborator Michel Gondry on their design.) Today we get a taste of the single "Crystalline" via a Vimeo clip of the singer playing the song in her… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 5, 2011 - 7:23 pm

Björk Launches Biophilia Website

Björk's next "album" Biophilia is a multimedia project that "celebrates how sound works in nature, exploring the infinite expanse of the universe, from planetary systems to atomic structure." To give folks the time and place to absorb those and other concepts, Björk's created a new website. (It's suggested you use Google Chrome or Safari to… More »

By: brandon / May 10, 2011 - 10:55 am

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with "You Are A Tourist," the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it's not channeling "Float On." That's fitting given how Ben Gibbard's got five… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

Björk Covers Joy Division

I "sang" "Love Will Tear Us Apart" at our 2010 staff Holiday party and supposedly sounded like "an Eastern European guy who'd never heard the song before." Björk does a better job. She gave it a go last week at the three-day Karaoke Marathon For Icelandic Nature (aka "The Voice Of The People"), an event… More »

By: brandon / January 10, 2011 - 12:22 pm

Hear New Björk Song In Alexander McQueen Tribute Film

A previously unreleased Björk song soundtracks Nick Knight's new 3-minute "fashion film" "To Lee, With Love, Nick," a tribute to her friend, the British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who killed himself earlier this year. It's a beautifully orchestral, noisy, upswinging, meditative piece (maybe even an example of the "Ghoul Classical" genre). "To Lee, With Love,… More »

By: brandon / December 7, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Antony & The Johnsons (Feat. Björk) – “Flétta”

Antony & The Johnsons' fourth album Swanlights is maybe my favorite. From start to finish it has a gorgeous tonal and emotional consistency to it. There's something very relaxed and spacious in the approach, a more Classical mindset. You've maybe heard the more upbeat soul of the horn-lined "Thank You For Your Love." It's the… More »

By: brandon / September 16, 2010 - 9:26 am

Robyn – “Hyperballad” (Björk Cover) Live Video

http://stereogum.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=491282&message=10… More »

By: jessica / August 30, 2010 - 4:51 pm

Björk – “The Comet Song” Video

Björk's "The Comet Song," which she wrote with Icelandic author/poet/previous collaborator Sjón, appears in Moomins And The Comet Chase, the 3-D film starring Tove Jansson's animated trolls. (It opened in Finland earlier this month.) In an interesting and worthwhile BBC interview from 8/4, Björk discusses the appeal of the series and characters, looking at the… More »

By: brandon / August 23, 2010 - 6:15 pm

Björk Protests Iceland Energy Sale

Björk has returned to her Reykjavik homeland to help halt the sale of an Icelandic power company to Canada's Magma Energy. From bjork.com:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 19, 2010 - 4:24 pm

Dirty Projectors & Björk Mount Wittenberg Orca Is Out Now

Following up on last week's announcement of a studio-recorded iteration of the unlikely collaboration between Dirty Projectors and Björk -- initiated by DPs cover of "Hyperballad" for our tribute to Björk's Post and brought to fruition by Brandon's facilitating an unforgettable evening at Housing Works bookstore -- this morning you can purchase the Dave Longstreth'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 30, 2010 - 9:15 am

Dirty Projectors & Björk Mount Wittenberg Orca Out In One Week: A Letter From Dave Longstreth

Last Spring I asked Björk and Dirty Projectors to perform a benefit show at Housing Works. They said yes. I knew the Projectors thought highly of Björk's work (David Longstreth mentioned this when covering "Hyperballad" for our Enjoyed tribute) and, later, Björk told me about this band she really liked, Dirty Projectors. I was hoping… More »

By: brandon / June 23, 2010 - 9:58 am