Tag Archives: M.I.A.

Friday Music News

By Britta Plyler and Janice Headley Texas guitar great Leon Bridges has contributed a track to the upcoming Will Smith film, Concussion, a biographical thriller based on the life of Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist who took on the National Football League. For the soundtrack, Bridges contributes the soulful, dramatic single “So Long,” which youRead more…

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Monday Music News

She hinted at it last week on Instagram, and today, M.I.A. rolls out her epic audiovisual project titled Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border. The video highlights a brand-new track, “Swords,” as well as the song “Warriors” off 2013’s Matangi. The clip, directed by M.I.A. herself, features footage shot in West Africa and India.Read more…

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Video Roundup: Recycling Beats on Earth Day

Despite what Dramarama say, today is Earth Day! All day long, KEXP DJs John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will spotlight recycling and reuse with a day of music featuring sampled music, re-using beats and recycling old songs to create new ones. Speaking of recycling, KEXP’s Audioasis Community Partnerships presents a special benefit showRead more…

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Monday Music News

If you caught the most recent episode of HBO’s Girls, you may have heard the previously unreleased track from St. Vincent. If not, stream the song below. The track is said to be a demo left over from last year’s self-titled fourth studio album. Girls music supervisor Manish Raval told Billboard: “I said to St.Read more…

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Monday Music News

You know you’re anxious to hear new music from The Shins when you’re straining to catch snippets of a song in a Zach Braff film trailer, but that’s exactly what we’re doing today. A title and release date for the song hasn’t been shared yet, but the film is titled Wish I Was Here, andRead more…

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley After breaking the news of David Letterman’s retirement on Twitter, former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills brought his old bandmate Peter Buck on stage to accompany Joseph Arthur in a cover of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.” Letterman won’t be going anywhere ’til 2015, but we’re missingRead more…

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Friday Music News

The Flaming Lips are offering some pretty amazing material in honor of this month’s Record Store Day Back To Black Friday. One album is a complete cover of Stone Roses‘ debut album that features contributions from Foxygen, Poliça, Spaceface, Peaking Lights, Stardeath, and several others. The other is a collaborative EP between the Lips andRead more…

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Album Review: M.I.A. – Matangi

Finally. This week, that’s probably the only thought that comes to mind as M.I.A. sees her fourth LP hit shelves. It’s just shy of three years since we first heard a sample of “Bad Girls” on Maya’s new year’s eve Vicki Leekx mixtape. Now, the song has been an international hit for over a yearRead more…

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Monday Music News

James Mercer of The Shins and Danger Mouse are returning as Broken Bells and have released “Holding On For Life” today. The album is appropriately named for the vibes of the song – After The Disco we rest our bones despite not being able to stop hearing those distant dance floor beats in our heads.Read more…

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Friday Music News

Today you can stream M.I.A.‘s entire new album Matangi a few days before its official release. This album has faced a long road, but it’s obvious that M.I.A. did not compromise her creativity. Take a listen to the exuberant track “Come Walk With Me” below, and stream the entire album on her YouTube page. [Pitchfork]

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