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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

On Sunday night Nothing Was The Same leaked, so there’s some likelihood that in the midst of a listening frenzy, you missed some of the best music of the week. Or, maybe you eschewed the entire NWTS hype machine and want to know if some of your picks made the cut. Find out what did… More »

By: Stereogum / September 20, 2013 - 2:37 pm

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

Earlier this year, James Blake’s sophomore album Overgrown stood its ground pretty firmly against the colossal amount of hype and excitement. In fact it’s one of those albums that people might get into a few months after its release, once those initial feelings die down (this only took a few months, it’ll probably be another… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 17, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo’s Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were Blur, the Knife, Kraftwerk, Kendrick Lamar, Slayer, Beach House, James Blake, Cat Power, Grimes, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Rodriguez, Kvelertak, Disclosure, HAIM, Iceage, Phosphorescent, and many more. Check out… More »

By: Stereogum / August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am

Photos: Primavera Sound 2013

Primavera Sound Festival took place over multiple days in Barcelona last week, hosting acts including Blur, My Bloody Valentine, the Knife, Phoenix, the Postal Service, the Breeders, and many more. We sent Autumn Andel to capture the sights. Check out her pics in the gallery above. More »

By: Stereogum / May 28, 2013 - 11:29 am

Watch James Blake Play Letterman

James Blake is a marvel for his alchemical ability to make dour and skeletal, glum-electro music telegenic, though the real reason to watch any Letterman performance is for David’s response at the end. It brings me great pleasure to say both men play their parts in this vignette admirably. A scene teaser: JB brought “Retrograde”… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 7, 2013 - 9:39 am

Photos: James Blake, Falty DL @ Wonder Ballroom, Portland 4/24/13

Portland’s Wonder Ballroom played host to James Blake and his band last night. After an opening DJ set from Falty DL, Blake and co. performed songs spanning his catalogue with a focus on his new record Overgrown. We sent Colin McLaughlin to check it out. More »

By: Stereogum / April 25, 2013 - 1:57 pm

Watch RZA Perform With James Blake At Coachella

Most of Coachella’s big surprises happen on the first weekend; by the time the fest gets to its second weekend, everyone knows which guest appearances to expect. But James Blake saved one unbelievably silly surprise for weekend two, bringing out Wu-Tang mastermind RZA to perform “Take A Fall For Me,” their collab from Blake’s new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2013 - 9:36 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The best music videos that crossed my video screen this week — the top three on the list you’ll find below — are paranoid little masterworks of dread and disorientation and confusion. I have no idea what any of them are about, but all of them crept their way into my bloodstream and radiated menace… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 12, 2013 - 9:58 am

James Blake – “Overgrown” Video

Nabil is a don among music video directors, and he’s reaching that Spike Jonze/Michel Gondry/Hype Williams level where it’s an event every time he drops a new visual. That’s certainly the case with his clip for “Overgrown,” the title track from the brand new James Blake album. In the video, we see Blake spending time… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2013 - 10:37 am

James Blake – “Take A Fall For Me” (Feat. RZA) & “Every Day I Ran”

Next week, British smarty-pants electronic pop prince James Blake will release his new album Overgrown, and we’ve posted a handful of its songs: “Retrograde,” “And Holy Ghost,” “Voyeur,” a live version of “Our Love Comes Back,” the Brian Eno collab “Digital Lion.” And now Blake has posted a couple more on his own Tumblr. “Take… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2013 - 4:10 pm

James Blake – “Voyeur” Video

Director Ferry Gouw’s video for James Blake’s introspective and beat-driven new single “Voyeur” starts with a CGI needle dropping on a CGI 12″, zooming in on it until the grooves become their own trippy geometric universe. It’s a shame MTV2 doesn’t show the psychedelic rave-video block Amp anymore, since this one would be perfect for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2013 - 10:41 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2013

Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well, fuck it — ZIP FILE BACK. Thank you for your comments and opinions! This is blog-in-action. But, we know some of you enjoyed the ease and increased songchoice represented by… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 29, 2013 - 2:19 pm

James Blake – “Our Love Comes Back” (Live)

This live version of “Our Love Comes Back,” the most recent view into what’s to come from James Blake’s upcoming album Overgrown, is a deeply moody, heartstring-tugging piano ballad with wobbly vocals. He’s sort of pulling the same trick on us here as he did with the dub version of “Voyeur” — a glimpse into… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 25, 2013 - 11:46 am

James Blake – “Voyeur”

James Blake has a new album coming out soon, Overgrown due out April 8. Now you can hear the album version of “Voyeur,” which Marry Anne Hobbs premiered on her BBC Radio 6 show this morning. Blake had previously released a dub version of the song, set for release as a single with “And HolyMore »

By: Liz Pelly / March 16, 2013 - 2:43 pm

James Blake – “And Holy Ghost”

We still haven’t heard “Voyeur,” the track from James Blake’s forthcoming album Overgrown. We have, however, heard the song’s dub version, which Blake is planning on releasing as a single. And now we can also hear that single’s B-side, a foggy and formless near-ambient track called “And Holy Ghost.” Listen to a radio rip of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2013 - 11:15 am

Big K.R.I.T. – “R.E.M.” Video

The song may share a name with a certain legendary Georgia rock band, but “R.E.M.,” the new track from the heavy-hearted Mississippi rapper and producer Big K.R.I.T., borrows a sample from a very different, albeit equally unlikely, source: James Blake’s “The Wilhelm Scream.” Blake’s disconnected falsetto trills haunt K.R.I.T.’s open-hearted struggle-rap. And the song’s new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2013 - 2:41 pm

James Blake – “Digital Lion” (Feat. Brian Eno)

In the last year there seemed to be a sort of rift between James Blake’s growing catalog. There was Blake, the singer-songwriter who created warped, knotty soul music on his self-titled debut, and then there was Blake, the post-dubstep producer whose early trio of EPs comprised some of most original electronic music of 2011. Of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 7, 2013 - 1:00 pm

James Blake – “Voyeur (Dub)”

British electronic pop time-bender James Blake is about a month away from releasing his new album Overgrown, and the first single “Retrograde” is enough to give me high hopes for it. And now he’s shared a version of “Voyeur,” one of the album’s other tracks. This is the “dub” version, though, so it presumably won’t… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2013 - 10:08 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: February 2013

It’s finally come to this: The first straight-to-Spotify Stereogum Monthly Mix. It’s the end of an era, and I’m a little sad about it! But it’s a necessity in 2013, and one that will serve this feature well. In theory, over the past three years, this mixtape has functioned to spotlight and memorialize the month’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 28, 2013 - 1:30 pm

James Blake Overgrown Details

Overgrown, James Blake’s second proper album, is set to arrive this spring, and the only thing we’ve heard from it is the luminous and mystery-drenched first single “Retrograde.” Judging by what we now know, though, things are about to get steadily more interesting. For instance: Brian Eno helped out on the album track “Digital Lion,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2013 - 12:25 pm