Tag Archives: James Blake

Monday Music News

One voice that has definitely not been heard in the open letter to Miley Cyrus ballgame is Sufjan Stevens -- but don’t worry, because he has finally voiced an opinion. His main advice: embrace grammar! Finding delicacy and delight in the present perfect continuous tense, Sufjan encourages the musician to continue her “Present. Perfect. Continuous.Read more...

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Tuesday Music News

It’s hard to believe that there can be room for improvement when it comes to James Blake‘s music. Apparently Blake himself wasn’t 100 percent sold on his song “Life Round Here” and he said, “I never really felt the track was finished, even when it went on the album, I just felt there was thisRead more...

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Live Video: James Blake

English post-dubstep engineer James Blake came to Seattle last month for an excellent show at the Neptune in support of widely acclaimed new record Overgrown. The same day, he stopped by the KEXP studio for a four song session with Cheryl Waters. Below, we have videos of Blake’s entire performance, drawing from the new recordRead more...

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Live Review: James Blake w/ FaltyDL @ Neptune 4/23/13

After playing an excellent lunchtime set live on KEXP, British dub pioneer James Blake moved down to the Neptune for a sold out gig in support of new record Overgrown. Fans were lined up more than an hour before the show and the place packed out quickly once doors were open, and all for goodRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

This week we have a great list of shows to tell you about. Starting the week with 3 great shows at Neptune Theatre with Sparks on Monday night, James Blake on Tuesday night, and  Purity Ring on Wednesday night. Marnie Stern, SISU, and Heavy Petting are also at Barboza. On Thursday, The Thermals, Wimps, and La Luz are at Neumos,Read more...

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Monday Music News

Minneapolis band Poliça released their single “Tiff” from their upcoming album, and the song features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. The track a synth pop dream - darkly lit by the echos of Vernon’s voice in the background. [Pitchfork]

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Wednesday Music News

Sasquatch! has announced the final set times for all of its artists. They’ve done a great job at keeping any potential conflicts to a minimum. Though headliners such as Vampire Weekend, Mumford & Sons, and The Postal Service are each on different days, there will still be some tough decisions to be made. With aboutRead more...

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Album Review: James Blake - Overgrown

In only a few quick years, James Blake‘s name and reputation have grown exponentially. Back in 2010, he pioneered the “post-dubstep” genre (consisting of pretty much just him back then) with the much-loved CMYK EP. His mixture of jazz, soul, and bassy undertones made for a rich and unique listening experience unlike anything else onRead more...

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Out This Week 4/9

To call James Blake‘s second LP “greatly anticipated” may be a bit of an overstatement, but only because it’s been hardly two months that we’ve even known that a new album would be available some time this year. Despite the short time to process the news, fans certainly were eager to hear what the angelicallyRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Humming computer drawn lines mimic the synth and steady vocals in Liars‘ video for “The Exact Color of Doubt” off their 2012 album WIXIW. 3-d faces appear distorted and shimmering, floating in a black background throughout the song, while the lyrics confess “I’ll always be your friend” - it’s a beautiful video for a songRead more...

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