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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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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

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

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

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

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

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…
Corban Goble | September 14, 2011 - 10:09 am

James Blake Enough Thunder EP Details

Before he dropped his self-titled debut album earlier this year, James Blake first came to the indie world's attention because of a trio of 2010…
Tom Breihan | August 31, 2011 - 2:49 pm

Bon Iver x James Blake – “Fall Creek Boys Choir”

Earlier this hour BBC Radio played a brand-new track from the angel-voiced auteur connection of James Blake and Bon Iver. Immediately afterward, Blake posted it…
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2011 - 2:50 pm

Mercury Prize 2011 Nominees

This year's shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Album of the Year was announced in London this morning. A group of industry experts will select…
Scott Lapatine | July 19, 2011 - 9:30 am

Pitchfork Festival 2011: Friday Recap

The beautiful thing about a festival like Pitchfork is the genre-spanning curating: The principal principle is a commitment to independent-minded music, and from that viewpoint…
Amrit Singh | July 16, 2011 - 1:52 pm

Watch James Blake Play Fallon

Last night James Blake made his American television debut with a performance of "The Wilhelm Scream" on Jimmy Fallon. Blake pulls a Pecknold when it's…
brandon | July 15, 2011 - 1:22 pm

Optimus Alive! 2011 In Photos

Optimus Alive! went down in Passeio Marítimo de Alges in Portugal over the weekend. Headliners included Coldplay and Jane's Addiction. The riverside fest had a…
Scott Lapatine | July 11, 2011 - 1:52 pm

James Blake – “Order”/”Pan”

Listen to "Order" b/w "Pan" the forthcoming instrumental dub-stepped 12" by the peoples' favorite James Blake. Both are dark, slo-mo, and mysterious. "Pan"'s vaguely industrial…
brandon | July 1, 2011 - 10:06 am

James Blake @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles 5/24/11

Before his show at Hollywood Forever last night, James Blake rolled around the Cemetery grounds while shadowed by photographer Graeme Flegenheimer. They spent some time…
Amrit Singh | May 25, 2011 - 3:10 pm

The 7 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we've got new clips from Depeche Mode, James Blake, Beyoncé, Calvin Harris, Princeton, and Alcoholic Faith Mission. The Depeche Mode clip is directed…
jessica | May 20, 2011 - 4:43 pm

James Blake – “Lindisfarne” Video

This uncomfortable video combines parts 1 & 2 of James Blake's "Lindisfarne" suite to tell a story about friends making some sort of ritual or…
jessica | May 17, 2011 - 10:00 am

James Blake Debuts “Heartbreak” In D.C.

It's a muffled recording, but a new song from post-dubstep poster boy James Blake got its premiere last night at Washington D.C.'s Rock and Roll…
Amrit Singh | May 9, 2011 - 5:28 pm

SXSW Friday: Featuring James Blake, Odd Future, Esben & The Witch, Jamie Woon, Mount Kimbie

Click on for some thoughts and sights from a very busy Friday in Austin. Tonight's the last night here, so if you need some guidance…
Amrit Singh | March 19, 2011 - 6:04 pm

32 Must See Bands @ SXSW 2011

Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival in…
Stereogum | March 16, 2011 - 9:10 am

James Blake – “What Was It You Said About Luck”

James Blake's "What Was It You Said About Luck," the b-side to the forthcoming 12" single-release of his self-titled debut LP's "The Wilhelm Scream," follows…
Amrit Singh | March 7, 2011 - 10:58 am