This lineup boasts the return of Nine Inch Nails, as well as some common ground with Coachella in Mitski, DJ Shadow, Preoccupations and Glass Animals. Some other highlights include Angel Olsen, Cloud Nothings, Pinegrove, MGMT, Foxygen, Tyler the Creator, Girl Talk and many others.
The Shins have a new album, Heartworms, coming on March 10. The band performed a new song called “The Fear” on Prairie Home Companion. The Shins have also released “Name For You.” Continue reading
Singer-songwriter, Julien Baker just released an excellent new song to coincide with her signing to Matador Records. Check out the live version above.
It is Sabbath-esque, but get this, it’s classical choral music. Sure, there’s some electric guitar, and it’s ominous sounding, but we can see what Iommi’s working with in retirement.
Singer-songwriter Julia Nunes began a Kickstarter campaign to fund her followup to the excellent Some Feelings. In addition to the record, backers have access to exclusive t-shirts, handwritten lyrics, ukuleles, and more. To pledge to this campaign and watch a preview, check out Nunes’ Kickstarter.
The festival will take place over the weekends of April 14-16 and April 21-23, and it features some of the most popular artists of 2015 and 2016. Some lesser known treats are Preoccupations, Ezra Furman, Car Seat Headrest, Mitski, Sampha, and many others.
In retrospect, it seems so clear now. Run the Jewels wasn’t important when they collaborated with Zack de la Rocha. They weren’t important, when they were receiving higher festival billing, nor were they when they performed on late night shows. Their importance appeared as Killer Mike began turning up during the 2016 election cycle, campaigning behind Bernie Sanders. Killer Mike was a regular staple in Bernie’s campaign, and Sanders returned the favor by introducing Run the Jewels at Coachella. In a year that the nation still feels hungover from, Run The Jewels 3 is a much needed cup of coffee with a shot of whiskey-a little energy along with the hair of the dog that bit you. Continue reading