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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 – “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 glide…
Corban Goble | September 14, 2011 - 10:09 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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'…
brandon | July 15, 2011 - 1:22 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 i…
Stereogum | March 16, 2011 - 9:10 am
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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,” follow…
Amrit Singh | March 7, 2011 - 10:58 am

James Blake – “Love What Happened Here”

Here's a non-James Blake James Blake track that premiered on the Benji B show in the UK (via Abeano), focusing on all manner of keyboard…
Amrit Singh | February 17, 2011 - 3:46 pm
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James Blake – “A Case Of You” (Joni Mitchell Cover)

Dubstep is having its closeup thanks to the name and face and LP titled James Blake. Genre genealogists are debating dubstep's lineage and where thi…
Amrit Singh | February 10, 2011 - 12:30 pm
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Stream James Blake’s LP, Read Its Tweets

James Blake's debut self-titled LP comes out tomorrow, but you can stream it early at Dutch broadcaster VPRO's website. While enjoying the new album you…
jessica | February 7, 2011 - 5:01 pm
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James Blake – “The Wilhelm Scream” Video

James Blake performed "The Wilhelm Scream" for BBC Radio 1 a couple weeks back. This album/video version feels far more intimate, probably because the swell…
jessica | February 1, 2011 - 11:31 am
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Watch James Blake Live At The BBC

Dubstep's journey from off-kilter production houses to the media-trend-piece radar is best captured by the name James Blake. Literally. Think back a few years to…
Amrit Singh | January 14, 2011 - 3:48 pm
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