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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

Rites Of Spring: A Benefit For Haiti

In March of 2009 Björk and Alex Ross and I got together to do an unannounced afternoon DJ set at Housing Works. Our theme was “bass” and we included live interactions from Mick Barr (on distortion-free guitar) and the composer Anna Clyne (a piece with cello and tape). It was a lot of fun and,… More »

By: brandon / April 8, 2010 - 10:16 am

New Micachu & The Shapes Video – “Turn Me Well”

Mika Levy and her Shapes released one of the best British albums this year — a debut, no less — although you wouldn’t know that from the Mercury Prize. Or its nominee list. No, for that sort of championing of creative takes on pop music it seems you’re better off listening to other artists capable… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 9, 2009 - 11:35 am

Björk & Dirty Projectors @ Housing Works Bookstore, NYC 5/8/09

What started as a mutual admiration uncovered by Dirty Projectors’ cover of “Hyperballad” for Enjoyed crystallized into an unforgettable evening of Bitte Björka at Housing Works Bookstore in SoHo on Friday. Our very own Brandon Stosuy worked tirelessly to conceive and bring it to reality (Brandon is a HW board member and this event wa… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 11, 2009 - 9:02 am

There Are A Few Remaining Tickets For Björk & Dirty Projectors

The show’s officially sold out, but a very limited amount of tickets were held back and go on sale for $50 at Housing Works Bookstore this coming Wednesday (4/15). They’ll be sold in pairs by lottery at noon that day. You enter at the store at noon on the 15th. The drawing takes place at… More »

By: brandon / April 10, 2009 - 10:42 am

New Björk – “Náttúra (Switch Remix)”

In mid-October we posted about Björk’s Náttúra,” a song that included extremely ambient vocal noises from Thom Yorke and prominent drums from Lightning Bolt and “Dull Flame Of Desire“‘s Brian Chippendale. As mentioned then, and as you likely already know, the proceeds from the sale of the track go toward funding the Náttúra campaign to… More »

By: brandon / April 9, 2009 - 2:24 pm

Cheaper Björk & Dirty Projectors Tickets Available Via Lottery

We told you about the Björk and Dirty Projectors collaboration taking place on May 8th at Housing Works. On 4/15, a very limited number of $50 tickets will be available at Housing Works Bookstore in SoHo and two Brooklyn locations TBA. More on how it’ll work soon. For now, keep up on things at HousingMore »

By: brandon / March 31, 2009 - 12:28 pm

Live From Home: Björk With Dirty Projectors

We’ll pass along the rest of the information soon, but for now we wanted to announce the most relevant details because we’re excited (and tired of keeping it a secret): Björk and Dirty Projectors are joining forces for a one-time benefit show Friday, May 8th, at 8PM at Housing Works Bookstore & Café (126 Crosby… More »

By: brandon / March 26, 2009 - 4:43 pm

TV On The Radio, Lonely Island, Fake Björk Liven Up Saturday Night

This week’s SNL featured music guest TV On The Radio and host The Mean Guy In Wedding Crashers. Over the course of “Golden Age” and “Dancing Choose,” TVOTR sounded like they could have used more time soundchecking, but the video for Lonely Island’s “I’m On A Boat” and Kristen Wiig’s Björk On The Icelandic Economy… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 9, 2009 - 12:25 pm

New Björk (Feat. Thom Yorke) – “Nattura”

Björk sounds great on her new single “Nattura.” Thom Yorke (that guy from Radiohead) adds smeary, windy way-ambient backing vocals, but the most prominent ingredient is Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale’s dark, heavily tribal percussion. (He also brought that amazing end-times feel to Volta’s “Dull Flame Of Desire.”) This new track, written/produced by Björk, and… More »

By: brandon / October 14, 2008 - 9:35 am

New Björk (Feat. Antony Hegarty) Video – “The Dull Flame Of Desire”

If you recall, there was a fan-made video contest for Björk’s “Innocence.” Well, turns out there was more than one winner: The contest’s three runners up were called back to help with the video for “The Dull Flame of Desire.” Each got to handle 1/3 of the clip. As bjork.com notes:

Björk and Antony… More »

By: brandon / September 15, 2008 - 10:03 am