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Artist Portraits From Coachella 2015

Tom trekked out to Indio, California last weekend to document the first round of Coachella 2015. If you haven’t read his coverage, check out his reports from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, all of which are equipped with live performance shots. Photographer Paul Carter caught up with a handful of musicians to capture some of the… More »

By: Stereogum / April 13, 2015 - 11:51 am

The 10 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Friday

There’s every other festival in America, and then there’s Coachella. Every year, it feels like it matters just a bit more than the others. It’s the oldest, dating back to the final moments of the ’90s, so its infrastructure is tight and its organizers know what they’re doing. It’s first, so all these bands are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Lykke Li – “Hold On We’re Going Home” (Drake Cover) Video

Last year, Lykke Li began to cover Drake’s classic “Hold On We’re Going Home” at some of her concerts, but she’s just gotten around to releasing a studio version of the cover, accompanied by some shadowy visuals. The Swedish pop singer takes away all the twinkle from the original and leaves an inky blackness i… More »

By: James Rettig / April 9, 2015 - 8:46 am

Lykke Li – “Never Gonna Love Again” Video

Last year, Lykke Li released the sweeping, shattering breakup album I Never Learn. Her new video for the grand, operatic ballad “Never Gonna Love Again” is shattering in some very different ways. The video starts out as a look at a singer who has to go out onstage every night and sing some very sad… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 6, 2015 - 12:31 pm

A$AP Rocky’s New Album Coming “Seriously Soon,” Features FKA Twigs, Lykke Li, Clams Casino

Like virtually everyone else in music, A$AP Rocky made the trip down to Austin this year to perform at a corporate-sponsored show (Samsung in his case). And while he was there, he talked to Billboard, telling the magazine that his follow-up to 2013’s Long.Live.A$AP is finished and being mastered. He didn’t want to give away… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015 - 9:58 am

Lykke Li & Woodkid – “Never Let You Down”

The soundtrack to Insurgent, the latest movie in the teenage sci-fi series Divergent, has already given us the churning M83/HAIM team-up “Holes In The Sky.” And now it’s given us another duet: Swedish siren Lykke Li and dour French post-folker Woodkid teaming up for the sweeping, ponderous “Never Let You Down.” Compared to “Holes InMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 9, 2015 - 10:18 am

Watch Lykke Li Model A Fancy Handbag In A New Video For Gucci

Lykke Li’s 2014 album I Never Learn was a dreamy, post-apocalyptic take on a relationship that didn’t just break but shattered into a million pieces. Despite the harrowing undercurrent of sadness, some of the songs are ambiguous enough to be applied to brands, so Gucci decided to create a short video for “Just Like A… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 2, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Emile Haynie – “Come Find Me” (Feat. Lykke Li & Romy Madley Croft)

The producer Emile Haynie must’ve called in a whole lot of favors to put together We Fall, his forthcoming debut album. Just last month, Haynie put out a 12″ EP that featured Lana Del Rey on “Wait for Life” and Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dev Hynes, and Sampha on “A Kiss Goodbye Reprise.” We Fall, meanwhile, will… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2015 - 10:55 am

Lykke Li Is Taking A Break From Performing

Lykke Li was an intense exposed-nerve performer even when she was starting out. Now that she’s been touring on the gut-scraping breakup album I Never Learn, it makes sense that every show would be some heavy emotional shit, and that performing would take a lot out of her. And on her Instagram last night, Lykke… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 5, 2015 - 8:48 am

Watch Lykke Li Cover Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” In London

Lykke Li has started to cover Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” at her live shows as she makes her way across Europe on her current tour. She posted an Instagram of her practicing it last week, and she performed the cover at her concert last night at London’s Hammersmith Apollo Theatre. Watch some fan-shot… More »

By: James Rettig / November 14, 2014 - 10:24 am

U2 & Lykke Li Song Sneaked Into Walking Dead Promos

The Walking Dead’s fifth season premieres this Sunday, and a couple of new teaser trailers use the U2/Lykke Li collab “The Troubles” from last month’s Songs Of Innocence. In the past, the zombie show has used songs from Waxahatchee, A.C. Newman, Phantogram, and a bunch more on a soundtrack series called Songs Of Survival. Watch… More »

By: James Rettig / October 6, 2014 - 6:27 pm

Rush Midnight – “Take Us There” & “Little Bit” (Lykke Li Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Rush Midnight, AKA former Twin Shadow bassist Russ Manning, released his strong self-titled debut LP just four months ago, but it’s already getting reissued with additional tracks this fall. And when you’ve got notable music stored up in the vaults, why not use it to attract a new round of attention to a deserving LP? More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 24, 2014 - 10:27 am

U2 Release Free Album Songs Of Innocence And Debut “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” At Apple Event

U2 just pulled a Beyoncé plus a Jay Z. As of a few minutes ago, the band’s new album Songs Of Innocence was delivered for free to all iTunes customers, just after U2 performed new single “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” on stage at the Flint Center in Cupertino. Until mid-October, all iTunes users will… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 9, 2014 - 3:07 pm

Osheaga 2014: Lorde, The Replacements, HAIM, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, & More

More than most North American cities, Montreal gets it right when it comes to hosting music festivals. Fortunate enough to have a setting like Parc Jean-Drapeau, located in the heart of the city, a five-minute subway ride from downtown, the Canadian city is able to pull off a music-and-arts festival like Osheaga with relative ease. More »

By: Adrien Begrand / August 4, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Watch The Lollapalooza 2014 Webcast Here

Lollapalooza is starting right now in Chicago, and Red Bull TV has done us all a solid by livestreaming as many of the performances as possible. Among the acts you’ll get to see live via three channels are OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Spoon, Chance The Rapper, Jenny Lewis, and Skrillex. Given that it is notMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 1, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Lykke Li – “Gunshot” Video

Lykke Li’s new video for “Gunshot,” a searching power ballad from her I Never Learn album, is a stark and striking thing. In the video, Lykke looks like a wraith, with corpsepaint makeup and an ill-fitting trench coat, and she dances expressively across a burnt-out apocalyptic parking lot. There seems to be some kind of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2014 - 11:47 am

Lykke Li Really Hates Youth Novels

Lykke Li’s power-ballad-heavy I Never Learn is a divisive album. It won her a lot of new fans but also alienated some of those who fell in love with her as more of an indie-pop singer circa 2008 debut album Youth Novels. She’s changed a lot stylistically, and that seems very intentional. Li told TheMore »

By: Chris DeVille / July 9, 2014 - 4:53 pm

Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More

Glastonbury, the world’s biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of all the performances from the legendary Somerset extravaganza. Below you can watch professionally shot footage of songs from Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Haim, Metallica, MGMT, Parquet Courts, Chvrches, Interpol,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Watch Lykke Li Play Kimmel

Lykke Li has presence when she sings live, and that presence has only grown as she’s become more mature as a songwriter and stopped covering “Can I Kick It?” Last night, she held down the big outdoor stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live to sing a couple of songs. On the show proper, she sang “NoMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2014 - 10:53 am

Lykke Li @ The Apollo, NYC 5/15/14

A “pathetic fallacy” occurs when, in a story, nature reacts to a human emotion: when everything is going wrong and a character says something like, “At least it’s not raining,” and then BAM! it rains. Lykke Li, the current queen of heartbreak, had the opposite effect on New York City last night. A rainy morning… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 16, 2014 - 11:03 am
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