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Just setting a festival in Barcelona means you don’t really have to try as hard. Who doesn’t feel like going to Spain for a festival overlooking the water? Bonnaroo is probably my favorite festival, and while Nashville is cool and the Farm is a special setting, it’s not exactly the allure of Tennessee that ha… 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 »

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 »

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Kanye West And Justin Vernon Will Appear On James Blake’s Radio Silence

James Blake’s highly anticipated third album is going to be called Radio Silence, and he’s already pretty heavily implied that Kanye West and Bon Iver’…
Peter Helman | July 21, 2015 - 7:03 pm
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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 performer…
Stereogum | May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am
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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
James Rettig | March 1, 2015 - 9:40 am
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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…
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…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2014 - 1:20 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2014 - 12:28 pm
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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…
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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 17, 2014 - 12:40 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2014 - 12:52 pm
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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…
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…
James Rettig | August 22, 2014 - 8:42 am
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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,…
Miles Bowe | July 18, 2014 - 10:52 am
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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…
Miles Bowe | July 17, 2014 - 11:28 am
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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…
Scott Lapatine | June 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm
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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.
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…
Miles Bowe | June 10, 2014 - 11:42 am
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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…
James Rettig | April 18, 2014 - 12:50 pm
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