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You’ll notice one conspicuous absence in this week’s 5 Best Songs. To be clear: We didn’t forget about The Life Of Pablo, nor were we collectively lukewarm about those songs premiered at yesterday’s outsize MSG event. QUITE THE OPPOSITE. We were basically sitting here at Stereogum HQ, huddled around speakers boosted to 10, in stunned,… More »

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 »

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

Last month, James Blake and Chance The Rapper joined forces for a hypnotic, tingly, generally excellent remix of Blake's own Overgrown track "Life Round Here."
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2013 - 9:43 am
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Watch James Blake Play Jools Holland Again

James Blake made an appearance of Later… With Jools Holland this week in support of his sophomore album Overgrown. We already saw the video of…
Liz Pelly | October 6, 2013 - 8:16 am

Watch James Blake Play Jools Holland

James Blake visited Jools Holland to play "Retrograde," one of the best songs off his new album Overgrown. If you're a James Blake super fan…
Miles Bowe | October 3, 2013 - 5:20 pm
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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…
Stereogum | September 20, 2013 - 2:37 pm
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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…
Miles Bowe | September 17, 2013 - 2:42 pm
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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…
Stereogum | August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am
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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,…
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
Amrit Singh | May 7, 2013 - 9:39 am
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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…
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…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2013 - 9:36 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2013 - 9:58 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2013 - 10:37 am
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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
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2013 - 4:10 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 3, 2013 - 10:41 am
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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,…
Amrit Singh | March 29, 2013 - 2:19 pm
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 25, 2013 - 11:46 am
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