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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 has… 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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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

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
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…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2014 - 11:22 am

Kendrick Lamar – “m.A.A.d City (James Blake Remix)”

Kendrick Lamar and James Blake shared a ton of festival stages last summer, and they both had the dubious honor of losing the Best New…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2014 - 9:42 am

Watch Lorde Cover James Blake On Triple J

Last week, Lorde returned triumphantly home to New Zealand and covered James Blake's "Retrograde" onstage. We posted a fan-made video, but this is better. Lorde…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2014 - 11:14 am

Ellie Goulding – “Life Round Here” (Feat. Angel Haze) (James Blake Cover)

Last week, in her big return to New Zealand, Lorde covered James Blake's "Overgrown." And if "pop stars covering James Blake" is going to be…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2014 - 8:49 am

Watch Lorde Cover James Blake, Read Her Thank You Letter To New Zealand, See Her Birth Certificate

By showing up on the Rolling Stone cover in a Cramps shirt and giving that amazingly twitchy and gothed-out Grammys performance, Lorde only confirmed what…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2014 - 5:23 pm

The Week In Pop: Grammys Preview, Starring, Um, Sara Bareilles

Which album are you gunning for at the Grammys? If you're a regular reader of this site, chances are you're hoping Daft Punk gets lucky…
Chris DeVille | January 23, 2014 - 4:49 pm

James Blake – “40455” + Beyoncé & Mystikal Remixes

James Blake did not end up interviewing Burial during his BBC Radio 1 residency tonight, but he did debut a Harmonimix remix of Beyoncé's "Drunk…
Scott Lapatine | January 16, 2014 - 8:33 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we're rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum's annual readers' poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote
Scott Lapatine | December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Watch Chance The Rapper’s Social Experiment Tour Promo

One of my favorite songs of the year was "Life Round Here (Remix)," a reworked version of a spooky Overgrown single that matched James Blake's…
Chris DeVille | December 16, 2013 - 10:51 am

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year's best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal…
Stereogum | December 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm

2014 Grammy Nominations: Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift … And Sara Bareilles?

The Grammys again announced their nominations with some extra flash and fanfare this year, flipping the old morning podium announcement into another primetime concert special…
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2013 - 10:58 pm

Destiny’s Child – “Bills, Bills, Bills (James Blake Remix)”

The 1999 single "Bills, Bills, Bills" wasn't Destiny's Child's first hit, but it was the track that turned them into a gleaming future-pop machine, and…
Tom Breihan | November 27, 2013 - 9:31 am

James Blake Wins 2013 Mercury Prize

The nominees for this year's Mercury Prize, awarded annually to the best album out of the United Kingdom, included works by Arctic Monkeys, James Blake,…
Chris DeVille | October 30, 2013 - 6:05 pm

Drake – “Come Thru (James Blake Remix)”

The Drake/Blake connection! James Blake opened for Drake's star-studded OVO Fest back in August, and both artists offer up dreary, heartfelt takes on forward-looking pop,…
Chris DeVille | October 29, 2013 - 11:18 am

Photos: Treasure Island Festival 2013

People who live in the Bay Area are lucky. Not only did they get to enjoy the incredible Outside Lands lineup, a month later they…
Miles Bowe | October 21, 2013 - 5:10 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For a while, I've been threatening to start including things in this space that don't quite constitute "music videos" but which do constitute music on…
Tom Breihan | October 18, 2013 - 12:03 pm