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Tuesday Music News

Rest in peace, Thomas Fekete. The Surfer Blood guitarist passed away last night after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. His wife released this statement: Our sweet Thomas passed on last night, peacefully in his sleep, holding my hand. With one last sigh, he let go of the burden of pain andRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Earlier this month, UK electric crooner James Blake released his stunning new album, The Colour in Anything. Now, thanks to some fans, there’s footage of Blake performing the album tracks “Modern Soul” and “Timeless” during a show at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. Revel in Blake’s amazing stage presence below. [Pitchfork]

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In Stores Now 5/16

Brooklyn band The So So Glos lead this week’s new release with their fifth full length. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the LP, “finds them bringing a bit more diverse and hook-filled sound to their anthemic garage-punk, with often-politically charged lyrics contrasting anxiety, political extremism and other modern problems with the power of musicRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

On May 20, Day Of The Dead, an extensive, six-hour Grateful Dead tribute album will be released. Brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National have been the driving force behind the collection, which features contributions from Sharon Van Etten, The Flaming Lips, Local Native, and many more. Last night, The National performed The Dead’sRead more…

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Album Review: James Blake – The Colour in Anything

“Music can’t be everything.” Damn, that is not something you want to hear sung softly by the likes of UK bass pioneer and R&B crooner James Blake. And yet, this is how he closes out his third LP, as “Meet You In The Maze” fades out into oblivion, and the synthesized harmonies fizzle apart intoRead more…

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Friday Music News

James Blake has dropped his highly anticipated album The Colour In Anything, his first full-length release since 2013’s outstanding Overgrown. The track “I Need a Forest Fire” is a collaboration with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Frank Ocean earned writing credits on the songs “Always” and “My Willing Heart”. You can stream the entire albumRead more…

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Friday Music News

James Blake is sly as a fox. While everyone was completely distracted by Kanye West’s album drop and fashion nonsense, Blake debuted a gorgeous new song called “Modern Soul” during his BBC Radio 1 show. It’s such an incredible song and Blake’s effortlessly stunning vocals will blow you away. Seriously. [CoS]

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Friday Music News

Ten Commandos, a Seattle punk supergroup, have released their debut single “Staring Down the Dust.” Members of the band include Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron, Queens of the Stone Age collaborator Allain Johannes, and Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden. The song features guest vocals from Screaming Tree’s Mark Lanegan. Ten Commandos will drop their debut album inRead more…

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Sasquatch 2015, Day 3: James Blake

Of all of the late night sets at Sasquatch 2015, none was more subtle than James Blake’s. Unlike most of the nighttime sets in the Gorge, Blake’s performance revealed itself gradually rather than blasting the audience over the head with lights and sound, and it was all the more effective because of it. Blake’s liveRead more…

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Midnight in a Perfect World: Nordic Soul

Nordic Soul, the DJ and production alias of Decibel Festival founder/director Sean Horton, kicks off Midnight In A Perfect World with a brilliant mix inspired by the thrilling and mysterious roller coaster known as LOVE. Launching off with a beautiful a capella from The Beatles, Nordic Soul’s mix seamlessly blends together 24 groovy, sexy, andRead more…

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