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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 on. But the dark and mysterious clip, directed by Martin De Thurah, involves asteroids, alien visitors, bikers who fell to earth, and a few gorgeously rendered frozen moments of destruction. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2013 - 9:36 am

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 early adopter fans think of what’s happened to his tunes. He also debuted a new track “Retrograde” just now on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show. Check it out below, and… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 7, 2013 - 2:45 pm

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 recent London show. In the 15-minute clip below, he tries out a couple of new tracks alongside “Lindisfarne I and II” and his cover of Joni Mitchell’s “A Case Of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 6, 2012 - 9:31 am

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 to do with grime’s all-out bluster. So it’s weird to hear him teaming up with the grime MC Trim on a new single. But it’s happening. The duo, who are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2012 - 2:02 pm

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 summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then — folk, folk, and nothing but folk –… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm

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 during a guest DJ set on BBC Radio 1 this past weekend, he busted out a remix of “Left & Right,” the Method Man/Redman collab from D’Angelo’s classic 2000 album… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2012 - 12:51 pm

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 slightly cooler than ours. And this year’s list of nominees, which was just announced, is positively packed with indie-friendly names. James Blake, for instance, is up for British Male Solo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 12, 2012 - 3:04 pm

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 just wish somebody could beam it directly into my brain this second; I’m not emotionally equipped to wait until June to see it. But there’s pretty much no way I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 23, 2011 - 11:14 am

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 albums! And the final result is: You guys more or less agree with us! Every album in your top 10 appeared in our top 50, most of them near the… More »

By: Stereogum / December 21, 2011 - 11:23 am

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 to check out the winners of this award, truly the people’s champions when it comes to crushes. Just outside the fray: EMA and Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner for the ladies,… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2011 - 12:24 pm

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 Syndrome girlfriend in The Town, running through various different emotional states in the same bedroom. The dramatic lighting helps a bit, but the whole thing should probably go on Hall’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2011 - 10:51 am

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 as they are voted upon by you, the esteemed Shut Up, Dude/Monsters’ Ball electorate. Up first is 2011’s Top 10 Tracks. The results may shock you! And they may not! More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2011 - 12:46 pm

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 another one, a relatively restrained beat-driven instrumental called “At Birth.” Listen to a radio rip of it below. UPDATE: As it turns out, a version of this track has bee… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2011 - 10:55 am

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. The new three-track offering Love What Happened Here is expected to arrive in late December. Below, check out “Curbside,” an off-kilter, beat-driven track from the EP with a very early-’90… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 18, 2011 - 9:06 am

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. And now the entire thing is streaming over at ABEANO, or at least it will be once that site’s traffic slows down a bit and you can actually get it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 6, 2011 - 12:44 pm

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 will turn up on any sort of release. The song is an instrumental, and a pretty straightforward downtempo dance jam at that, with little of the sample-flipping trickery that Blake… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 28, 2011 - 5:18 pm

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. The Americanized version of the hit British show might be new to us, but then again, it’s not really new to us. Simon Cowell is the man responsible for putting… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 21, 2011 - 6:27 pm

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 collab “Fall Creek Choir Boys.” Onstage in Hollywood last night, Blake debuted another new one, the spare and mournful seven-minute track “Once We All Agree.” Watch a handsome video of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2011 - 3:08 pm

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 and a couple of unreleased/unheard JB solo tracks. Stream the set over at the BBC’s website; it’ll only be up through Friday. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 19, 2011 - 11:04 am

James Blake – “Not Long Now”

The first cut from James Blake’s upcoming Enough Thunder arrived today via a rip of BBC radio, and its a strange, somber track that glides on glitchy, twittering loops. It’s something of a cross between the more chopped up dub of Blake’s earliest stuff with the crystalline vocal work of his debut LP. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 14, 2011 - 10:09 am