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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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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…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2013 - 12:25 pm
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James Blake – “Retrograde” Video

I'll have to watch James Blake's video for his heady, luminescent new single "Retrograde" a few more times before I have any idea what's going…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2013 - 9:36 am
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James Blake – “Retrograde”

James Blake, the King Of Post-Dubstep, announced a new album for the spring called Overgrown -- which is what, perhaps, a lot of his CMYK
Claire Lobenfeld | February 7, 2013 - 2:45 pm
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Watch James Blake Play New Music In London

After his last few EP excursions, James Blake is now at work on a sophomore album, and he played a few new tracks at a…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2012 - 9:31 am
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Trimbal (James Blake & Trim) – “Confidence Boost” Video

James Blake was making dubstep back when dubstep was, more or less, an offshoot of grime, but his cerebral electronic pop never really had much…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2012 - 2:02 pm
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Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A…
Aaron Lariviere | September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm
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Hear James Blake’s D’Angelo Remix

James Blake has long been interested in keening R&B longing and warped, diffuse songwriting, so it's only natural that he'd be a D'Angelo fan. And…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2012 - 12:51 pm
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James Blake, Kate Bush, PJ Harvey Up For Brit Awards

The Brit Awards are the UK's annual equivalent to the Grammys, and our British friends have a way of making their award-nominations lists look just…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2012 - 3:04 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I wish I could name the trailer for Ridley Scott's Prometheus as the Video Of The Week, because holy shit that movie looks amazing. I…
Tom Breihan | December 23, 2011 - 11:14 am
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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums Of 2011

It's been fun, but now it's time to wrap up the Gummy Awards with the big final list: your picks for the year's top 10…
Stereogum | December 21, 2011 - 11:23 am
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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011

The next stop on the Gummys express is Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011; ten females, ten males, one Gosling. Hit the gallery…
Stereogum | December 20, 2011 - 12:24 pm
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James Blake – “A Case Of You” Video (Feat. Rebecca Hall)

The entire video for James Blake's cover of Joni Mitchell's "A Case Of You" consists of the actress Rebecca Hall, who played Ben Affleck's Stockholm…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2011 - 10:51 am
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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Tracks Of 2011

Today we begin rolling out the results of this year's Gummy Awards: The only set of lists which are perfectly impervious to comment section backlash…
Stereogum | December 12, 2011 - 12:46 pm
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James Blake – “At Birth”

James Blake has a new EP called Love What Happened Here arriving next month. Last week, we posted his track "Curbside." And below, we've got…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2011 - 10:55 am
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James Blake – “Curbside”

James Blake has already released one album and one EP this year, and now he's planning to squeeze in one more EP before 2011 ends.
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2011 - 9:06 am
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Stream James Blake Enough Thunder

Enough Thunder, the new EP from the electronic pop prodigy James Blake, is out now, and we’ve already heard a bunch of tracks from it.
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2011 - 12:44 pm
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James Blake – “Fear To Fear”

An unreleased James Blake track called "Fear To Fear" is making the internet rounds today, and nobody seems to know if and when the track…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2011 - 5:18 pm
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Five Indie Types Who Would Do Well On X Factor… And Five Who Wouldn’t

Tonight, as anyone who's been near a TV in the past month already knows, the much-hyped Fox singing-competition show The X Factor makes its debut.
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2011 - 6:27 pm
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Watch James Blake Debut New Tune “Once We All Agree”

James Blake has a new EP called Enough Thunder coming soon, and we've already heard the new tracks "Not Long Now" and the Bon Iver…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2011 - 3:08 pm
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Stream James Blake’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Dubstep wunderkind James Blake stopped into the Beebs over the weekend to DJ his Essential Mix, a playlist that featured Arthur Russell, Snoop Dogg, Salem…
Corban Goble | September 19, 2011 - 11:04 am