The epsiode, called The Saga Of...
Sigur Rós's new studio album, Kveikur, will be released on XL Recordings worldwide on 17th / 18th June 2013. The record, which was self-produced by the three members of Sigur Rós: Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason, sees the band shifting towards a more direct, aggressive sound.
I laugh now
but later's not so easy
Amok is the debut album from Thom Yorke's new project Atoms For Peace. Atoms for Peace... members of staff Thom Yorke Vocals Keyboards Programming and Guitars Nigel Godrich Production & Programming Joey Waronker Drums Mauro Refosco Percussion Flea Bass
And with words unspoken
A silent devotion
I know you know what I mean
Three years after their Mercury-winning debut, The xx are back with a new album, Coexist, and a new perspective. Where their first record lent in close to whisper in your ear, Coexist gazes warmly in your eyes. Much has happened to lead to this point: most pertinently, they’ve grown up. Coexist is an album of confident adult reflection. Angels, sung by Romy, is a perfectly distilled love song. Its counter is Fiction led by Oliver, a bittersweet ballad that’s strength lies in naming its fear. What has changed for The xx? Nothing, and everything. Older and wiser, surer yet still so tender, Coexist finds itself on the other side of heartbreak, when the light returns.
Sometimes it lasts in love
but sometimes it hurts instead
Adele’s album 21 was released on Monday, January 24th 2011. The album includes the singles Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, Set Fire To The Rain, and Rumour Has It. 21 became the world’s biggest selling album of 2011, and went on to win the 2011 Grammy for Record of the Year (one of six that Adele was awarded), and the 2011 Brit Award for British Album of the Year.
Blunderbuss, the debut solo album by Jack White, was released on 23rd April 2012 on Third Man Records / XL Recordings. Produced by White and recorded at his own Third Man Studio in Nashville, 'Blunderbuss' has been described by White as "an album I couldn't have released until now. I've put off making records under my own name for a long time but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name. These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colours on my own canvas."
Please forgive my heart It’s not that the problem lies anywhere in there
Bobby Womack is set to release a brand new album on 11th June 2012 in the UK (12th in the US). Co-produced by Damon Albarn and XL’s Richard Russell, The Bravest Man In The Universe was recorded at Albarn's Studio 13 in west London and New York's Manhattan Center between October and December 2011. It's Bobby Womack's first album of original material since 1994's Resurrection. The album features vocal contributions from Fatoumata Diawara and Lana Del Rey.
October 22nd 2012 will see the release of the third Titus Andronicus album titled Local Business via XL Recordings in North America. While the first two albums were elaborate concoctions, Local Business is of the Earth. Titus Andronicus the studious recording project and Titus Andronicus the raucous touring machine are no longer two distinct beings; there is only Titus Andronicus, rock and roll band. This is to say, it was recorded primarily live with precious few overdubs, with an elite squad of musicians.
I know you've been hurt by someone else
I can tell by the way you carry yourself
But if you let me, here's what I'll do
I'll take care of you
What happens when one of the most exciting young producers around reworks one of the most acclaimed albums from a true legend? The result is Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx’s We’re New Here which sees Jamie xx remixing thirteen tracks from the original I’m New Here album sessions. The album was released on February 21st 2011 on XL Recordings/Young Turks.
I'm a firestarter
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, XL Recordings will reissue The Prodigy's seminal album The Fat Of The Land on December 3rd /4th (US). Originally released in 1997, 'The Fat Of The Land' was an instant critical and commercial hit, entering both the UK and US album charts at number 1 and subsequently shooting to number 1 in 24 countries around the world. To mark this 15th anniversary release, the band have handpicked a group of artists to remix key tracks off the album, including Noisia, Alvin Risk, Zeds Dead, Baauer, The Glitch Mob and Major Lazer.
This week, Vampire Weekend's new album Modern Vampires of the City entered the Billboard 200 album chart at number one. It's the band's second consecutive US number one album, following Contra's chart-topping success in 2010.
To be held at the notorious...
You can now watch a film of Vampire Weekend's sold-out performance at New York's Roseland Ballroom from 28 April, as directed by Steve...
Vampire Weekend's aclaimed new album, Modern Vampires Of The City is out now worldwide.
Last weekend The xx held the first of their specially curated Night + Day series of events in Lisbon.
Featuring live performances from...
On Saturday Vampire Weekend appeared on NBC's Saturday Night Live, hosted by actress Kristen Wiig, to perform two tracks from new album...
The first of The xx's Night + Day events is taking place in Lisbon today. You can listen to the whole thing live on RBMA radio. Amongst a lot of amazing music, the broadcast will include Jamie xx is DJing at 8.30pm and The xx play live at 10.20pm.Listen live here:
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Here's a brand new video for Kirin J Callinan's Embracism, the title track from his forthcoming debut album. Directed by Cara Stricker,...
Sigur Rós have announced they will appear on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. The band have scored much of the episode, which airs...
Last night Vampire Weekend dropped into Maida Vale Studios to perform a session for Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1.
Playing to a select audience of fans, the band recorded a near hour-long set including several new songs from Modern Vampires Of The City...
Last night Vampire Weekend appeared live on Later... With Jools Holland.
They performed Diane Young and Unbelievers from the...
Atoms For Peace have just posted two tracks online that were previously only available on vinyl.
What The Eyeballs Did was originally...
This Sunday, 28 April, Vampire Weekend will perform at Roseland Ballroom, NYC, in a show broadcast to the world.
Directed by the...
Today, Sigur Rós launched their new single, Ísjaki, with their first ever lyrics video. Ísjaki is taken from they forthcoming album, Kveikur, released by XL on 17/18 June. Preorder Kveikur on iTunes now and get Ísjaki instantly.
The xx today revealed new track Together, taken from the forthcoming Baz Luhrmann directed film The Great Gatsby.
Listen in full below....
The xx have announced that owing to unforeseen transport issues their curated Night + Day event will now take place on Saturday 22 June,...
In the run up to the release of their new album, Modern Vampires Of The City, Vampire Weekend will play a special show at the Roseland...
Over the weekend, Vampire Weekend, Sigur Rós and The xx all played the Coachella festival in California. They'll all be back again next...