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Artist Portraits From Shaky Knees 2015

Shaky Knees Festival went down in Atlanta this weekend, and we sent two photographers to capture portraits and live shots of some of the performers on this extensive lineup. The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, and Ryan Adams headlined, and a smattering of equally well-known acts played over the course of three… More »

By: Stereogum / May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am

James Blake’s Radio Silence Reportedly Out Next Month

James Blake has been teasing his Overgrown followup for what feels like forever. So far, we know that it’s called Radio Silence, that it could feature collaborations with Kanye West and Justin Vernon, and that it’s scheduled to come out in the first half of this year. French radio station France Inter (via Reddit) now… More »

By: James Rettig / March 1, 2015 - 9:40 am

James Blake’s New Album Is Called Radio Silence

Radio Silence is the title of James Blake’s third album, which is funny because Blake has been premiering so many new songs on the radio lately. In fact, Blake announced the title on the radio during the final installment of his BBC Radio 1 residency, as Pigeons And Planes points out. The broadcast aired i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 13, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Stream James Blake 200 Press EP

There’s a world of difference between the stuff James Blake makes for his albums and the for-the-heads tracks he cranks out between album cycles. Blake is getting ready to release a new album, possibly featuring a Kanye West collab, next year. In the meantime, though, he has a new odds-and-ends EP called 200 Press out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 10, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Gorillaz – “Feel Good Inc. (James Blake Remix)”

Feel Good Inc.,” the De La Soul collaboration that probably still stands as the single best-known Gorillaz song, is now nine years old. At some point in the past nine years, James Blake put together a remix of that song. It’s remained buried until now. Rich Reason threw Blake’s remix into a recent Fabriclive mix,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2014 - 12:28 pm

James Blake Talks 2015 LP, Kanye West Collaboration

James Blake has been playing a lot of new material on his BBC Radio 1 program over the past few months — including tracks like “200 Press” and “Building It Still” — which demonstrates that he’s hard at work on a follow-up to 2013’s Overgrown. In a recent interview with The Miami New Times, he’… More »

By: James Rettig / November 23, 2014 - 11:59 am

James Blake – “Building It Still”

James Blake debuted his new song, “Building It Still,” yesterday on his BBC Radio 1 Residency program. Blake has been using his residency to premiere a handful of new tracks, many of which have been untitled, aside from “200 Press,” which he presented back in August. The songs provide patchy glimpses into what kind of… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / October 17, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Idris Elba Preps Mandela-Inspired Album Feat. James Blake, Mumford & Sons

Last year, Idris Elba played Nelson Mandela in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. And in addition to being a ridiculously talented and handsome actor, Elba has a sideline playing goofy trance music in Ibiza hotel suites, as detailed in this GQ profile. So maybe it’s not a surprise that Elba’s experience playing Mandela… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Hear Another New James Blake Song Premiered On BBC Radio 1

Lately, James Blake has been doing regular DJ sets on BBC’s Radio 1, which we can add to the long lists of reasons that living in America is stupid and that we should all be in England instead. Blake has been using those shows, in part, to debut new songs. Blake’s most recent set wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2014 - 10:18 am

James Blake – “200 Press”

James Blake shared a new song on his BBC Radio 1 residency show, as he’s apt to do. This one is called “200 Press” because “only 200 are going to be pressed up” via his 1-800-Dinosaur label at some unspecified time in the future. It features a dark industrial beat and some rapping, all built… More »

By: James Rettig / August 22, 2014 - 8:42 am

Hear Another New James Blake Song Premiered On Radio 1 Last Night

On Wednesday, Jamie xx debuted a new song by James Blake on BBC Radio 1, and last night as part of his Radio 1 residency, Blake debuted another new tune. Like the last one, this doesn’t have a title yet, but it’s likely a glimpse into what Blake is working on as he finishes hisMore »

By: Miles Bowe / July 18, 2014 - 10:52 am

Hear New James Blake & John Talabot Tracks On Benji B’s Radio 1 Show Guest Hosted By Jamie XX

Benji B wasn’t around to host his Radio 1 show this week, so Jamie XX came to fill in, and he brought with him some very nice things. If you head over to Radio 1 and listen through the most recent broadcast, you’ll find a brand new untitled song by James Blake, followed immediately by… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 17, 2014 - 11:28 am

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of June 2014: 22 Jump Street, Rectify, The Leftovers, & More

After spending the first half of June on the festival beat, I’ve been watching TV and movies at a pretty ferocious pace these last two weeks, because there’s been a lot of good stuff going on. A whole bunch of shows returned or premiered this month, and in between some surprisingly clever and entertaining summerMore »

By: Ryan Leas / June 30, 2014 - 3:42 pm

Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More

Glastonbury, the world’s biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of all the performances from the legendary Somerset extravaganza. Below you can watch professionally shot footage of songs from Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Haim, Metallica, MGMT, Parquet Courts, Chvrches, Interpol,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm

James Blake Says He’s Writing With Kanye West And Justin Vernon, Halfway Done With New Album

In an interview with Billboard backstage at Bonnaroo, James Blake revealed that “every song is about 50% done” on the followup to last year’s Overgrown. He also mentioned that he’s recently been working with Justin Vernon and Kanye West (“when he’s around”). “It’s hard to say what will end up on the record,” he said. More »

By: James Rettig / June 15, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Watch James Blake Cover Bill Withers’ “Hope She’ll Be Happier” At Governors Ball

During his Sunday afternoon set at Governors Ball, James Blake performed a cover of Bill Withers’ “Hope She’ll Be Happier,” with a few bits of Blake’s “I Only Know (What I Know Now)” snuck in. A fan captured the entire performance, which you can watch below. Also be sure to check out our list of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 10, 2014 - 11:42 am

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of April 2014: Fargo, Mad Men, Game Of Thrones, & More

Chances are you’ve read some TV writer or another analyzing just how different this time of year is than it used to be. April used to be when everything was winding down, and now you have heavy-hitters returning and newcomers popping up alongside each other, accompanied by previews for what’s yet to come in the… More »

By: Ryan Leas / April 30, 2014 - 3:02 pm

Jamie xx – “Girl”

Every month or so, James Blake shows up on BBC Radio 1 to host his Residency show, where he debuts new songs and remixes and does some interviews and talks a lot. Last month, he played “Bloke,” which he said was a new track from the mysterious “Simon Tallywhacker,” an artist who had no internet… More »

By: James Rettig / April 18, 2014 - 12:50 pm

James Blake – “Life Round Here (Remix Feat. Chance The Rapper)” (Alternate Version)

Last fall, London’s moody post-dubstep pop wunderkind James Blake and Chicago’s kinetic post-everything rap wunderkind Chance The Rapper teamed up for a remix of Blake’s “Life Round Here,” and it was one of the best pieces of music to emerge all year. Since then, the pair has shacked up in Los Angeles and is allegedly… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 19, 2014 - 10:05 am

James Blake Teases Kanye Collab

Over the past year or so, James Blake has threatened to take over the Coldplay Memorial Spot as every rapper’s favorite non-rap artist. In an interview last year, Kanye West referred to Blake as “Kanye’s favorite artist” (he used the third person), and we may soon get to hear what happens with the two get… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2014 - 11:22 am
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