Click here to download the track ‘Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns’ from A.C. Newman’s forthcoming album ‘Shut Down The Streets’ out October 5 via Matador/Remote Control.
Bobby Womack made a triumphant return to live television on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Bobby and his band- Damon Albarn, Richard Russell, Kwes, Remi and Jaleel Bunton- played The Bravest Man In The Universe, Jubilee and Whatever Happened To The Times from Bobby’s album The Bravest Man In The Universe. You can watch all below.
Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut EP Thinking in Textures, Chet Faker has been nominated for an impressive five Jagermeister Independent Music Awards, the most of any artist this year.
The Melbourne based electronic artist has been nominated in the Best Independent Artist, Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year, Best Independent Single or EP, Best Independent Dance/Electronica Single and Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album categories.
Since making his live debut late in 2011, Chet Faker has performed across the world at festivals including SXSW (USA) and The Great Escape Festival (UK). Back home, he has performed at Splendour in the Grass, at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Vivid Live Festival, and two sold out Australian tours. Impressively, Chet Faker has sold out every headline Australian show that he has played.
Photo: Efterklang Flickr
Copenhagen group Efterklang return with new album Piramida, out today via 4AD/Remote Control.
Piramida is perhaps the band’s greatest achievement: an album bringing the outside in, informed by frozen time and the relics humanity leaves in its expanding wake.
The making of Piramida started in unusual fashion in August 2011, when the members of Efterklang (Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg) went on a nine-day audio expedition to an abandoned Russian settlement in Spitsbergen, an Arctic island located just shy of the North Pole. Spitsbergen is home to more polar bears than people and also to the ghost town of Piramida, which was abandoned overnight in the 90s, and today stands as a slowly decaying ruin.
To get a sense of what happened there, Efterklang have produced a video that gives a tantalising insight into this unique journey – it’s the best way to understand how they obtained over 1,000 sounds to sample for the new album. Along with discovering the world’s northernmost grand piano, the trio spent nine days exploring and recording the sounds that would inspire and build the songs on Piramida. Watch the video below.
In May 2012, Efterklang were invited to perform at the Sydney Opera House, where they premiered the album with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. You can watch a magical performance of album track ‘The Ghost’ watch the video below.
Watch the video for album opener ‘Hollow Mountain’ below.
Download ‘Apples’ here.
Watch Bobby Womack and his whole band rehearse ‘The Bravest Man in the Universe’ recently in New York.
The band consists of Damon Albarn, Richard Russell, Kwes, TV on the Radio’s Jaleel Bunton, and frequent Albarn collaborator Remi Kabaka.
On Friday September 21, Womack, Albarn, Russell, and the crew will perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon