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Lollapalooza 2012: Frank Ocean, RHCP, The Weeknd, & Mud

For Sunday's recap and photos, click here. For Friday's recap and photos, click here. Saturday's recap below... The perpetual low of getting stuck in Lollapalooza crowds hit rockbottom yesterday, when I found myself packed shoulder-to-shoulder in a crowd of fucked-up festival-heads, Red Hot Chili Peppers fans, and lost teens screaming into cellphones searching for their… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 5, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Frank Ocean @ Terminal 5, NYC 7/26/12

Though Frank Ocean has performed in New York before, those shows were lesser moments, by design; to date, he's appeared on stage with Odd Future and performed a lone solo show at Bowery Ballroom in November. The Bowery show, to be sure, radiated signs of the talent promised by Nostalgia, Ultra, but it also seemed… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 27, 2012 - 11:46 am

Watch Nite Jewel Cover Frank Ocean

A little while ago, Nite Jewel's Ramona Gonzalez dropped a cover of Frank Ocean's Channel Orange scene-setter "Thinking About You" via her Soundcloud, a track recorded as a duet with Nicholas Krgovich. It's an icier take with 100% more flute than the original. Recently, she performed the cover in London and some footage turned up,… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 23, 2012 - 4:28 pm

Watch Frank Ocean Perform With Earl Sweatshirt, Cover Prince In LA

Last night, Frank Ocean performed at L.A.'s the Wiltern for his Channel Orange release show. Today, some footage of the performance has surfaced, including clips where Earl Sweatshirt joins Frank on stage for "Super Rich Kids" -- the audience is just screaming the lyrics, it's kind of remarkable -- and Frank covering Prince's "When YouMore »

By: Corban Goble / July 18, 2012 - 11:29 am

Afghan Whigs – “Lovecrimes (Frank Ocean Cover)”

Cincinnati indie-soul gods Afghan Whigs have been covering Frank Ocean's "Lovecrimes" since the launch of their triumphant reunion tour, but considering the week Ocean just had, it's not exactly bad timing for the Whigs to deliver a studio version. Greg Dulli and Co. slow down Ocean's original (from Nostalgia, Ultra), giving it harder edges, greater… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 16, 2012 - 10:29 am

Frank Ocean – “Golden Girl” (Feat. Tyler, The Creator)

Here's a Channel Orange bonus cut called "Golden Girl," a breezy, loverlorn number featuring Tyler, The Creator doing a verse in his pitched-down devil voice. "Let's toast and listen to Michael Bolton," Tyler says. It's a physical-release exclusive, something you won't be able to get at your local Target (more on that below). More »

By: Corban Goble / July 12, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Channel Orange

Let's get this out of the way first: Last week, when Frank Ocean wrote plainly and beautifully about a past relationship, one with someone who shared his gender, it was an act of absolute bravery and inspiration, and a watershed moment for a rap universe that has, in this respect at least, inched toward enlightenment… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Watch Frank Ocean’s Stunning Fallon Performance

Last night, around the same time many of us were frantically downloading Channel Orange, Frank Ocean showed up on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to sing "Bad Religion," the song that had journalists speculating about his sexuality before he came out and spoke openly about it last week. It takes balls to perform a song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2012 - 8:55 am

Frank Ocean Channel Orange Comment Party

Ever since Jimmy Fallon tweeted about a "big announcement" regarding Frank Ocean's forthcoming Channel Orange earlier today -- Ocean is scheduled to perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in a little over an hour -- we suspected that we might be hearing the music a little sooner than later. Even with those suspicions, it'… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 9, 2012 - 11:52 pm

Frank Ocean – “Sweet Life”

"The best song wasn't the single..." is something of a mantra here, a quotable bit in a week where Frank Ocean has been particularly quotable. The ascendant R&B star turned folk hero follows up this week's well circulated, poetic, brave must-read missive with a cut from his forthcoming LP Channel Orange. It's called "Sweet Life,"… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 6, 2012 - 4:28 pm

Frank Ocean Comes Out

In a post on his Tumblr, Frank Ocean, the buttery-genius R&B singer from the Odd Future crew, has essentially come out of the closet. He never says anything as plain as "I'm gay," but he does open up, telling a story about falling in love with a man:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 4, 2012 - 12:24 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: June 2012

It's our first mixtape of summer! Accordingly, you should probably just act first and think later and just download it with reckless abandon, as you should do absolutely everything now that it is the season of impulsive behavior. But if you are incapable of such youthful indiscretion without examining the fine print/weighing every possible life… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 26, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Frank Ocean Channel Orange Details

Over the weekend, Frank Ocean took to Tumblr to post official details for the forthcoming Channel Orange. That's the art up top, and head below to check the tracklist, which includes a few songs we've heard previously. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 25, 2012 - 8:47 am

Frank Ocean – “Pyramids”

Hours after a new album announcement, Frank Ocean took to his Tumblr to post the nine-minute "Pyramids," a slice of which we heard in the initial teaser. It's a funky, blown-out pop opus with multiple parts, a song that showcases Ocean's brilliant, idiosyncratic vision. Download it below. UPDATE: Allegedly, John Mayer plays the guitar solo… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 8, 2012 - 5:18 pm

Watch The Trailer For Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange”

Frank Ocean uploaded a new video to his Tumblr foretelling a mysterious project called "Channel Orange," an endeavor that will be revealed in July. Since we've been expecting album release information for a while, we wouldn't be surprised if this is that. Anyhow, the clip features some of Frank's signature car imagery and a wobbly,… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 8, 2012 - 9:42 am

Watch Frank Ocean Debut New Song

Frank Ocean took to his Tumblr to post a demo of a new song over the weekend. Here's Frank, for some context: just at home fuckin around, no judging. Too late! No, it's good, even if it's just a sketch; a Steve Wonder-esque rumination about a doomed relationship. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 21, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Watch Jack White’s AMEX Unstaged Show

You saw the previews, but if you weren't around Friday night to live stream Jack White's Gary Oldman-directed Webster Hall show for AMEX, you can now watch the whole thing at your convenience. Check out the Unstaged video playback below, along with the career-spanning setlist, and a "No Church In The Wild" nod during "Cut… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 29, 2012 - 1:41 pm

Watch Frank Ocean Premiere New Song, Cover Lauryn Hill At Coachella

Frank Ocean switched things up for week two of Coachella, deviating from that set to play a new one called "Forrest Gump" as well as cover Lauryn Hill's "Tell Him." Watch 'em below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 23, 2012 - 1:28 pm

Watch Pulp, Frank Ocean, Arctic Monkeys, M83, Black Keys, And More Play Coachella 2012

Coachella is streaming (with some notable exceptions) at YouTube all weekend, and this morning a couple of archived sets found their way to the web. Head below to watch Pulp's entire set, as well sets by Arctic Monkeys, Explosions In The Sky, Frank Ocean (which features a Tyler cameo and a Bob Dylan cover), and… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 14, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Frank Ocean – “Whip Appeal (SBTRKT Remix)”

Here Frank Ocean's pretty girl/sports car paean "Whip Appeal" gets some beat modification at the hands of XL's vowelless all-caps post-everything production wunderkind SBTRKT. Said remixer uploaded his take on the track to Soundcloud last night, saying: "made this edit to play at my williamsburg gig last week in NY. its nothing crazy. just some… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 12, 2012 - 10:48 am