Jamie Lidell - "Run Away"
Sonic soul sorcerer Jamie Lidell says this collab cut, from Simian Mobile Disco’s forthcoming Temporary Pleasure LP, has been sitting in his vault with the title “Disco Fascist.” And with a hook that spells out the “D.I.S.C.O.,” why not turn it over to the UK beat mavens. The result of their joint tinkering is a… More »
By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh
Saturday was mostly just your standard, hot, sold out, music-filled day at Lolla. Until Rage. Wilco were great and photogenic… More »
On first blush we all agreed Sasquatch! pulled together one of the lineups to beat of this glutted summer festival season, which is why we’re psyched that, despite not having made the trip ourselves, we were able to send photog Chona Kasinger in our stead to capture the Lips/Mouse/R.E.M. & M.I.A.-heavy lineup. Rainn Wilson wa… More »
Ryan Lott, aka multi-instrumental anticon electro-sound sculptor/singer Son Lux offers a remix of “A Little Bit Of Feel Good” that doesn’t involve seducing a unicorn lady. Bummer! It also doesn’t include a bevy of dancing mimes for Lidell to heal with his sweet sounds or much of the instrumentation from Jim’s lead track, actually. Which… More »
There is no unicorn lady in the new Timothy Saccenti-directed clip for “Another Day,” but there are mimes, and that’s enough reason for Jamie to suit up and don dancing shoes. It’s hard not to smile at this neo-soul nugget, especially if your face was missing a mouth or ears until Jamie sauntered up. Dude… More »
The soulful junk jam we first encountered in a blue tinged LA garage is the first big single from Jamie’s Jim, his new Warp opus next month. Lidell’s got a strong foot in the absurd — how else could you explain the endless beatboxing sessions and costumes of his occasionally brilliant live sets — so… More »
Since we’re all getting frothy for Jamie’s forthcoming LP JIM after Pitchfork Fest and especially after that live session that gave us a “Little Bit of Feel Good,” here’s notice of a free track up for grabs and culled from said funked live session. A different version of the tune will appear on Jamie’s Warp-enabled… More »
We saw a lot of concerts this year! You probably did too, if you’re the sort to be checking music blogs on your downtime over holiday break, so let’s all trade notes. Stereogum’s Amrit Singh kicks things off with a detailed, list-friendly recap of the earplug-necessitating, beer-soaked year that was.
As far as thi… More »