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Photos by Dan Wilton In the space of a handful of remixes, three EPs, and one critically lauded but backlash-inviting full-length , London's James Blake has gone from being one of dubstep's most compelling new producers to one of Britain's most heralded singer-songwriters. Just six months ago, not many people knew that Blake could sing; now, in the wake of his self-titled debut LP, you could easily argue that more people think of him primarily as a singer-songwriter and pianist rather than as a producer.
Photos by Brian DeRan How do you follow up something like Person Pitch ? More than almost any other album of the past half decade, Noah Lennox 's 2007 solo breakthrough spawned legions of followers-- whole genres, even-- that found inspiration in its expressive, textural approach to recording. And the album's long shadow weighed on Animal Collective 's most visible member, extending the wait for the follow-up Tomboy to nearly four years. The new record is finally ready, and it's more of a reflective, solitary statement than its predecessor.
As previously reported , Network Awesome is a new venture from glitchy , anarchic electronic producer Jason Forrest . The website is an online TV network that grabs clips of pop-culture relics mined from YouTube-- the Sonic Youth/Nirvana documentary 1 991: The Year Punk Broke or the first season of "The Addams Family", say-- and posts them in sequenced, easy-to-watch form. One of Network Awesome's features is "The Live Music Show", in which guest curators pick out their favorite clips of live music. The latest curators are the always fun New York rap group Das Racist . In their role as "Live Music Show" curators, Das Racist have picked out some pieces of prime randomness, like Bizzy Bone performing on "Maury Povich " or Jim Jones throwing a bottle at French Montana. But they've also done some music-dork deep-digging, including clips like a young MGMT covering the Talking Heads, and Herbie Hancock performing at a 1971 festival.
You can take Kurt Vile out of Philadelphia, but as the video for “Jesus Fever” leads us to believe — you can’t take the Philly out of Kurt.
Tomboy is the fourth album from Panda Bear, aka Animal Collective 's Noah Lennox. In a departure from his trademark sound, Lennox swaps sample-heavy methods for a White Stripes inspired "guitar and rhythm" approach – which is unlikely to alienate many fans. The reverb-drenched sound remains, however, creating a psychedelic backdrop for Lennox's pretty, repetitive melodies and provides a fitting follow-up to 2007's Person Pitch or Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion.
This is one of the many strange things Ark Music Factory CEO and P Diddy disciple Patrice Wilson has done to incur the wrath of Rebecca Black’s mother , and it is wholly dreaful, but worth going through just to have your ears bear witness to the incredible line, “Kids! Wouldn’t you rather listen to this song? Listen to this song rather than Charlie Sheen?” He then repeats “fat Usher” and “creepy” a lot at the end, because he is fucking BATSHIT MENTAL.
The new album by Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, is titled Tomboy . Roger Kisby / Getty Images
Naeem Juwon , the rapping half of Baltimore dance-rap group Spank Rock , now has another thing going: A bubbling, synthetic revivalist Italo -disco project called Mobroder . As Stereogum points out , Mobroder even has its own satirical bio up on Spank Rock's website now. And below, you can watch the video for their track "Rush (Nile Delta Remix)".