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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

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 9, 2009

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 11, 2009

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

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… More »

By: brandon / April 9, 2009

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… More »

By: brandon / March 31, 2009

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

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 9, 2009

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,… More »

By: brandon / October 14, 2008

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… More »

By: brandon / September 15, 2008

Björk Suggests Journalists Look At Album Credits, Their Own Latent Sexism

In a note titled "Time To Put It Right," Björk sets the record straight about who did what on Vespertine. She posted the message at her site on Friday after reading a story in Iceland's English language paper The Grapevine that incorrectly credited Valgeir Sigurðsson with writing all the instrumentals on the 2001 collection. i… More »

By: brandon / August 25, 2008

Björk

Icelandic musician Björk is known for her distinctive, pristine voice, unique fashion sense, eclectic compositional sense, visionary videos, and unique collaborations. More »

By: jim / July 16, 2008

Sigur Rós & Björk Join In Serving Iceland Some “Gobbledigook”

Saturday in Reykjavik saw a convergence of four of the world's greatest things -- Sigur Rós, Björk, National Geographic, and free -- for a Náttúra concert to raise awareness about the ill effects of aluminum smelting on Icelandic topography. If you watched the live webcast you already know this, but if not: you are… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 30, 2008

Stream The Björk/Sigur Rós Show, Live From Iceland

Björk and Sigur Rós are playing a free, open-air concert tomorrow at the Botanical Garden on Laugavegur in Reykjavik, 7-10pm GMT (3-6PM EST). They're "raising awareness of the destruction of Iceland's natural landscape," we are raising awareness that National Geographic is streaming the whole thing as it happens. More info here and here. More »

By: brandon / June 27, 2008

Tomorrow Is Record Store Day

When's the last time you want to an actual record store? Like where you have to walk through a door and can't just click "download"? Yes, we live inside a blog, but record stores are pretty great. Brandon worked at one (Cheap Thrills Records, New Brunswick, NJ) for a handful of years before the place… More »

By: brandon / April 18, 2008

ENJOYED: The Reviews Are In!

It's entirely possible you don't check Stereogum as often as we do, so drag your mouse to this link and click to download our tribute to Björk's Post. It's essentially a list of our favorite bands right now -- Liars, Dirty Projectors, No Age, High Places, Atlas Sound, El Guincho, Final Fantasy & Ed… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 2, 2008

New Björk Video – “Wanderlust”

On this most Björk-y of days, Iceland's favorite daughter is also premiering her video for Volta's "Wanderlust." We've mentioned it previously, offering a few stills of the luxurious Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch-directed landscape (yes, of Encyclopedia Pictura, the folks behind Grizzly Bear's "Knife"). But now you can actually watch it and… More »

By: brandon / March 31, 2008

Stereogum Presents… Enjoyed: A Tribute To Björk’s Post

Stereogum's complete 12-track Enjoyed comp is live and ready to be downloaded (for free). Yep, 12. Because No Age cooked up an excellent alternate take on "It's Oh So Quiet," which we wanted to keep a surprise until ... now. In addition to Dean and Randy's Björk, you'll hear, in order of appearance, the… More »

By: brandon / March 31, 2008

Björk: The Stereogum Interview

We first caught up with Björk via email while she was in Australia as part of her Volta tour. Later, we did a couple follow ups shortly before she premiered her Encyclopedia Pictura-directed "Wanderlust" video at Deitch's Long Island City space (today it shows up on the interweb). Despite this flurry of recent activity,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 28, 2008

A Post About Post

Björk launched Post's kaleidoscopic mix of electronic and dance music, her inimitable voice, and fantastical, personal lyrics into a very different, almost alien post-grunge landscape. In 1995 Bush (the band) released Sixteen Stone, Slash's Snakepit debuted with It's Five O'Clock Somewhere, Tommy Lee married Pamela Anderson for the first time, and Shannon Hoon died of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 28, 2008